Dacus’ breathtaking 2015 debut album, No Burden, earned her the heavy title of indie rock’s “next big thing.” It wasn’t without merits: a gifted songwriter and skilled guitarist with a shape-shifting voice that growls as effortlessly as it glides, she's the rare sort of artist who seemed to arrive fully formed. But Historian proves the 22-year-old is just getting started. Rich with daring left turns (album opener “Night Shift” stretches an intrepid six and a half minutes) and penetrating lyrics about death and grief (“Pillar of Truth”), it’s a scintillating sophomore album that’s rooted in sadness and resolved in hope.
*Recorded on the following tracks: Body to Flame, Pillar of Truth, Addictions
Corigliano Symphony No.1, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, David Alan Miller: iTunes
This is the first recording for Naxos by the National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, which is composed of elite conservatory students from across the United States and abroad. The chosen works reflect the richness and variety of the American repertoire. A work of immense poignancy and power, John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 is a commemoration of friends of the composer who died during the 1980s and ’90s. Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music evokes rich lyricism couched in the composer’s favorite key of D major. The suite from Copland’s Appalachian Spring is one of the great, quintessential American works.
*Recorded on Corigliano Symphony No. 1, 4th Trumpet
With great anticipation and excitement, Black Masala is ready to take their fans on the next musical adventure with their second full length album, “I Love You Madly,” Due out October 30, 2015! The title track “I Love You Madly” is the perfect track to kick off the new album, it’s hard to sit still while listening to this gypsy punk anthem. A fun and upbeat tune about unrequited love, “I Love You Madly” features the driving horns section that is a key part of the Black Masala sound.With great anticipation and excitement, Black Masala is ready to take their fans on the next musical adventure with their second full length album, “I Love You Madly,” Due out October 30, 2015! The title track “I Love You Madly” is the perfect track to kick off the new album, it’s hard to sit still while listening to this gypsy punk anthem. A fun and upbeat tune about unrequited love, “I Love You Madly” features the driving horns section that is a key part of the Black Masala sound.
*Cool Breeze- Original Composition by Steven Cunningham
Born in the depths of subterranean groove gatherings, Backbeat Underground is a Washington, DC based instrumental funk group with soul jazz influences. Bringing their years of collective experience in the DC and NYC music scenes, the band delivers tight, energetic sets steeped in fresh improvisation and head-bopping, booty-shaking pockets. Backbeat Underground was proud to serve as stewards of the funk in DC’s first, second, and third annual Funk Parade, and the band is quickly gaining notoriety for their organic and smoldering blend of soulful funk and jazz.
Happy Holidays, T-Soul: iTunes
Soul music can best be defined as Music that you can feel. Singer/Songwriter/Producer T.Soul is an artist from Virginia whose music has been described as doing just that.
Washington, DC based Black Masala returns with the first Volume in their new remix release series. Volume One features DJ Inko, Omegaman, Lazarus Soundsystem, and Los Chicos Altos on Black Masala originals from their I Love You Madly LP. The EP cuts between deep bass lines, chopped up breakbeats, dance floor Balkan vibes, and hyper upbeat grooves to get you moving.
I Love You Madly Remixed Volume One:
Bhangra Ramo (DJ Inko Remix) Bhangra Ramo (Omegaman Remix) I Love You Madly (Lazarus Soundsystem Remix) Cool Breeze (Los Chicos Altos Remix)
The second volume of remixes from I Love You Madly offer a good mix of genres, sounds and moods – perfect for djs and music lovers alike. Black Masala has had a great time collaborating with all these great artists around the word to reinterpret our music and add their own influences. Coming soon will be I love You Madly Remixed Volume 3 with three more new remixes.
Black Masala are excited to share these reinterpretations of their music with the world, taking their sound in new directions and incorporating a variety of styles. The third and final installment of the remix series includes genres as varied as Breaks, Funk, Trap and Balkumbia. This is the globalization of music and its a lot of fun, so enjoy the music and get down to these beats.