Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross On July 2, Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter Chris Mallett released his latest single, “Coastin’ Down the 10,” ft. Niv-Lac. The buoyant, feel-good rap track, which showcases the emerging artist’s lyrical flow, offers a perfect addition to your summer playlist. Chris Mallett began composing “Coastin’ Down the 10” on piano as a […]
There are many musicians in the world who take an enormous of time to write and develop music between big releases. Meanwhile, there are other artists like LG (Team Genius) who have constant flow that seems never-ending. The insatiable drive of the Black, queer, Philadelphia-based rapper is undeniable, and she has worked hard to channel that flow into a seamless string of singles, EPs, and albums over the last several years, never failing to put her best foot forward. In recognition of Pride Month and Black Music Month, learn more about LG’s exciting journey with contributing writer Charlie Maybee.
Debórah Bond’s origins are anything but typical. Bond was introduced to the performance arena by competing in public speaking and debate competitions. After not just competing, but often winning, she decided to use her voice to tell a story through music, and the rest is history. Learn more about Debórah Bond’s story with contributing writer Jaci Jedrych, including why Bond, a New Haven native, considers D.C. her true home, what gives her staying power in the industry, her advice to aspiring musicians, and the role outside of music performance that informs and inspires her art.
LaVance Colley: ‘Continue to Grow and Evolve No Matter How Much People Try to Make You Feel Like You Don’t Matter’
Los Angeles-based artist LaVance Colley is gifted with a voice that has the power to immediately stop listeners in their tracks. His sound is best described as “the fervor of a gospel vocalist with the versatility of jazz and the heart of rhythm and blues.” Learn more with contributing writer Cynthia Gross, including Colley’s favorite celebrity moment, advice for aspiring musicians, and the special message he would like to share in honor of Black History Month.
Samuel Prather’s musical influences have been many, but none was as formative as the minister of music at his childhood church. Raised in the church and later schooled in jazz, Prather brings a fusion of influences to his critically acclaimed sound. In honor of Black History Month, join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he connects with Samuel Prather to discuss his roots, why he believes D.C.’s jazz scene is underrated, and Prather’s residency at new venue Twelve After Twelve.
Recent Articles By Jaci Jedrych https://youtu.be/xAd3uE3kBCU This reading of Alchemical Records content provides a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Like, comment, subscribe, and please let us know how to improve […]
More to Watch By Jaci Jedrych https://youtu.be/WDYnyKI6szU This reading of Alchemical Records content provides a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Blending blues, gospel, jazz, and soul, musical powerhouse Dante’ Pope […]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-born jazz artist Shacara Rogers is one of those rare talents whose passionate, soul-stirring performances have the ability to conjure up the deepest of feelings, reminding you of the unparalleled power of Black American music. She has performed with greats like Patti LaBelle and as part of Howard University’s Afro Blue. Learn more about Shacara Rogers’ journey, including what inspired her return to Christ-centered music, why “there is a special blessing on Black women,” and the surprising thing she needed to unlearn during her growth process.
Recent Articles By Cynthia Gross Known for his distinct ability to dismantle stereotypes and build community through his music, New Rochelle, NY-born and Washington, D.C-based violinist Marvillous Beats provides yet another example of his incredible versatility with his latest project. Marvillous Beats describes his new album, Chilled Violin: Focus, as a chill-hop, lo-fi, neoclassical experience […]
Recent Articles By Jaci Jedrych https://youtu.be/GeU7jyjWdOo This reading of Alchemical Records content is to provide a multimedia experience for our audience while increasing the accessibility of our content to persons with hearing loss, low vision, dyslexia, physical or motor disabilities, or are on the autism spectrum. Alchemical Records sweetheart Jarreau Williams is back again- this […]