This week on DC Music Rocks, Mannywellz, an artist inspired by the native sounds of his African roots, stops by for a chat. The episode also features great tracks by Some Never Really Get SNRG, Alex Vaughn, Jonathan Sloane, and Bluewreck.
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Interview Video Link:
Making of Wrong Place Video referred to during the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AleqDhhemsA
Inspired by the native sounds of his African roots, Mannywellz found his voice inherently – translating his life experiences through his artistry in songwriting, producing and playing multiple instruments. Talented in each component of his craft, listeners don’t immediately know what to expect from the Nigerian-born, Maryland-based artist. After realizing the uniqueness of his sound and his dynamic yet seemingly effortless performance style, it’s easy to imagine why Mannywellz has shared the stage with the likes of Jidenna, Erykah Badu, Tory Lanez, Jaden & Willow Smith and many more. With an infectious smile, playful nature, and powerful voice Mannywellz continues to leave audiences awe-struck, recognizing the passion and raw talent in his delivery.
FROM THIS SHOW
***Lady and the Tramp, by Some Never Really Get SNRG (Hip Hop, R&B)
Wrong Place by Mannywellz (Hip Hop, R&B)
Anymore, by Alex Vaughn (R&B)
***Alive and Well, by Jonathan Sloane (Rock, Blues)
***Smokestack Lightning, by Bluewreck (Rock, Psychedelic Rock)
***The first time we've played this artist for you on the show, & a new artist profile added to our DC Artist Database! There's new artists every week!
We are pausing production of the DC Music Rocks show for a while!
Our goal has always been to connect the DC community with the incredible music scene here in the city. The show is only 1 piece of the total DC Music Rocks Platform. The show in its current format requires 15-20 man hours per week to produce, and is the biggest effort of the team by far. We believe that the website, and the information we share is also a big value for the community. We’re going to spend some time concentrating on expanding and improving the Live Music Calendar and DC Artist Database on our website. We’re looking at starting a blog as well to relay the news. There’s the possibility of bringing the podcast back in the future in a different format, we’ll see. We’re excited about the future!
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NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK
RDGLDGRN - Red Gold Green 3
11 Song Hip-Hop Album, great energy, good to work out to! Recommended If You Like (RIYL) Gorillaz, NERD
Aaron Abernathy - Epilogue
Epic 18 Song Album, combined past EPs into one huge offering! LOVE IT! RIYL Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, D'angelo
Tony Craddock, JR. - Sunrise (Remix)
sexy saxophone jazz single, upbeat remix - RIYL Kenny G, Boney James, or Dave Koz
Odetta Hartman - You you
2 song Indie Single, been obsessing about the track You You, it’s pretty catchy! RIYL Beck, Karen Dalton, Sylvan Esso, Patti Smith, Bjork
RVSSLL - Got Me Groovin
Electronic/Techno 2 Song Release, Good beat for exercise or workin around the house! RIYL Purple Disco Machine, Mousse T, David Penn, Armand Van Helden, or Chromeo
Billy Winn - WDHS
Stands for “Won’t Drop til my Heart Stops”. Another Good driving beat song to dance or workout to! We shared the awesome music video last week! RIYL Icona Pop, Pet Shop Boys
Colourtheory - It’s Complicated
Rocking single! RIYL Alkaline Trio, Foo Fighters, Blink 182
Frass Green - Met You
Folk/Bluegrass Single - RIYL (Sandy) Alex G, Wavves, Beach Boys, Girls, Magic Kids
Loi Loi - Do You Wanna Start a War?
Electro Pop Single - Portishead, US Girls, Dee-Lite
Black Alley - Maybe?
Video at a rehab center, because it’s “Maybe we should drink, maybe we should smoke?” Awesome hip hop track. Really enjoyed this one!
Go see a show! Research shows that it reduces stress and makes you happy!
Our local music calendar, the only place online you can find exclusively where DC’s own talent in a 50 mile driving radius around DC! http://www.dcmusicrocks.com/local-music-calendar
GREAT RESOURCES & LINKS
Specific playlists we update weekly:
‘This Week’s Dose of DC Music’ Spotify Playlist, Updated Weekly:
(10-20 songs, updated weekly)
Our ‘2019 New Releases by DC Artists’ Spotify Playlist:
(Mega playlist of singles and a track from albums which came out in 2019)
Our ‘DC Music Rocks Show’ Playlist:
(Basically every song we’ve ever featured on the show since we began in 2016)
Our ‘DC Artists Official Music Videos’ Youtube Playlist:
(Exclusively official music videos, this playlist is over 200 videos long, go enjoy!)
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