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Posts tagged with music-portraits

  1. Smooth Operator: Brooke Aulani

    09 Apr 2020

    Brooke Aulani is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA, lauded for her captivating, atmospheric brand of music that seamlessly commingles dark pop with R&B, featuring her signature sultry, soulful vocals and unnervingly honest lyrics set to slinky, impeccably complex sonic textures; she is also celebrated for her commanding stage…


  2. Can’t Stop the Motion of the Ocean: Steve Hong

    25 Feb 2020

    Steve Hong is a recording artist, songwriter and dancer based in Los Angeles, CA; he describes his musical style as “incorporating lyrical hip hop and trap soul-style sounds” in a musical language that redefines contemporary R&B; he takes pride in his songwriting style, and his narratives are “largely based off…


  3. Once Upon a Daydream: MASUMI

    12 Feb 2020

    MASUMI is a Los Angeles-born, Tokyo-raised international singer-songwriter and actress; her original song “Run Baby, Run” was picked up by multiple Spotify Official playlists when it first came out in 2017; she recently jumpstarted her acting career, and will be the star of her first movie Yakuza Princess, an…


  4. Alley Cats: Franky Flowers

    10 Sep 2017

    Franky Flowers is an indie rock band based in Los Angeles, CA, lauded for their highly infectious, catchy sounds that ingeniously combine psychedelic rock, shoegaze, garage rock, surf-grunge, lo-fi, and noise pop; their debut EP Blue Eyes, released in the summer of 2014, catapulted them to indie stardom; they…


  5. The Lyrical Gangster: Elidio

    27 Jul 2017

    Elidio is a recording artist based in San Jose, CA; originally from Mexico, he likes to incorporate his heritage into his music, resulting in a fresh, highly original sound that mixes his Spanish lyrics with Bay Area stylings, heavy-hitting beats, buzzing basslines, and smooth synth riffs; he is known for…


  6. Rooftops and Invitations: Patrick Phillips of Water Slice

    08 Jul 2017

    Patrick Phillips is the founding frontman of Los Angeles-based rock collective Water Slice; before Water Slice, he was part of the Portland-based experimental pop group BRAINSTORM; visit the Water Slice Facebook page to listen to their music and for updates on upcoming live performances; follow @waterslicemusic on Instagram…


  7. Storm in the Heartland: Diamond Force Time Machine

    07 Apr 2017

    Diamond Force Time Machine is an indie jam/progressive rock duo based in Washington, D.C., composed of Caleb Colin (vocals, guitars) and Stephen Luke (lead guitar); it was Colin who decided to form a duo, wanting a departure from his previous singer-songwriter solo acoustic sets; with Luke’s joining, and through a…


  8. Slow Like Honey, Heavy with Mood: Honey Gold

    28 Jan 2017

    Honey Gold is a singer-songwriter, music producer and poet based in the Bay Area, known for her eclectic and innovative sound that combines experimental elements of hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul; her raw, authentic style, signature smooth voice, poetic lyrics, and genre-bending instrumentals all add up to a visceral listening experience,…


  9. Got a Pocketful of Sunshine: Davia Guzman

    17 Sep 2016

    Davia Guzman is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in the Coachella Valley; she is currently at work on her debut EP Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Palm Springs, CA, on August 6, 2016


  10. You Rock the Party That Rocks the Body: King Marie

    05 Sep 2016

    King Marie is a DJ and singer originally from Chicago, now based in Los Angeles (by way of New York), known for her catchy, inimitable mixes that span a diverse range of genres, from reggae, dancehall and bounce, to hip-hop, R&B, funk, and soul; you may catch her every Wednesday…


  11. Welcome to the Hotel California: Porsia Camille

    27 Aug 2016

    Porsia Camille is an R&B singer-songwriter and producer based in the Coachella Valley; her 7-track debut EP of covers, which she self-produced, was released electronically last October 2015, and she is currently at work on a follow-up EP of all-original music, set to be dropped towards the tail end of…


  12. Let Me Serenade the Streets of L.A.: Christopher Blxcc

    25 Jun 2016

    Christopher Blxcc is a recording artist and songwriter based in London, United Kingdom; he is currently at work on his debut EP, which is set to be released in 2017; click here to listen to his music Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Los Angeles, CA, on June 11, 2016 Black…


  13. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Worn-Tin

    30 Apr 2016

    Worn-Tin is a musician based in Los Angeles, CA, lauded for his charming blend of lo-fi, garage rock and alt-rock, and his quirky yet captivating live performances, which often involve a kid playing Nintendo games onstage and him and his band handing out Capri Sun to audience members; his second…


  14. Bring the Boys Back Home: Tutu Sweeney

    23 Apr 2016

    Tutu Sweeney is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor based in Los Angeles, CA; his most notable film appearance was in 2002’s The Scorpion King; he is currently at work on a new EP ; click here to visit his SoundCloud profile Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Los Angeles,…


  15. Inner City Blues: Francis Kenneth

    02 Apr 2016

    Francis Kenneth is a menswear influencer/blogger and musician based in Los Angeles, CA; click here to visit his blog FrancisKenneth.com; follow @franciskenneth on Instagram Photographed by Angelo Kangleon in Los Angeles, CA, on March 26, 2016 Pinstripe denim utility shirt jacket, Soul Star Clothing; elongated modal jersey tee…


  16. If You On the Block Then Keep Makin’ It Hot: Joy Green

    26 Mar 2016

    Joy Green is a model, actress and singer based in Los Angeles, CA; she has appeared in several magazines including American Vogue, Elle and Glamour, and has starred in various commercials and music videos; she is set to appear in her first feature film, and is currently recording…


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