2021 Year in Review: A Message from Alchemical Records

Alchemical Records

As Alchemical Records prepares to close out 2021, the team would like to extend our thanks to the many artists and creatives who partnered with us to make this year one of our best yet. Despite another challenging year for the music industry and the world at large, DMV artists found innovative ways to channel their energy into inspiring others through music, reminding us that we are not alone in this journey. Join the Alchemical Records team as they reflect on a few of their favorite moments of 2021 (out of many).

Clifford Escapes the Monotony of Routine with ‘I’m So Bored’

Clifford "I'm So Bored"

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross https://youtu.be/haW3o3UibPU 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. Westminster, Maryland-based multilingual artist Clifford released his latest single, “I’m […]

January Jane Brings Listeners Sparkle, Glamour, and Shine

January Jane "Your Drug"

All the glitz and glamour of a rooftop bar at midnight and none of the hangover– this sentiment perfectly captures the journey on which January Jane brings listeners with their newest EP, Your Drug. January Jane’s formation certainly could be called serendipitous. Now based in New York City, January Jane’s proud roots are in the DMV. Join contributing writer Jaci Jedrych as she explores the band’s exciting journey, including diverse influences, recent signing with global music publisher BMG, and their best piece of advice for making it in the music industry.

BRASSIE Releases Studio Version of Viral Song, ‘friends like these’

BRASSIE "friends like these"

More to Watch By Cynthia Gross https://youtu.be/Q9vRdx4Alj4 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. Northern, Virginia-based singer-songwriter BRASSIE released the studio version […]

Marvillous Beats Showcases Incredible Versatility with New Album, ‘Chilled Violin: Focus’

Marvillous Beats "Chilled Violin"

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 […]

La Marvela Is a D.C. Miracle: Colombian Women Honor their Heritage in their Adopted Land

La Marvela, Colombian band

D.C. Colombian band La Marvela performs cumbia, a style of music that blends the influences of Indigenous, Spanish, and African culture—all of which melded in Latin America. Learn more about La Marvela’s journey with contributing writer Eric Althoff, including how the band members found each other in a different country and their thoughts on the importance of preserving one’s history.