Brooklyn based indie-rock-dub artist seeking female DJ to join band who can:
Run instrumental tracks during live performances
Integrate sample-based transitions between songs (original samples and atmospheric sounds a plus)
Pull live samples from the set
21 or older
Own laptop and software (DJ sampler a plus)
Have a passport and can travel outside U.S.
About the Artist:
Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls:www.williemaerockcamp.org/
Machine Divas: www.ima.or.at/machinedivas/
The Black Rock Coalition: www.blackrockcoalition.org/
DUB DUB DJ Crew
Warper Party: www.ableton.com/warper-party
SHARE nyc: http://share.dj/
DUB DUB DJ Crew
Sistagirls Riott Collective (Since 1997)
Kentucky-born Mezzo-soprano avant-genre artist Carolyn "Honeychild" Coleman has been described as "Fugazi meets Echobelly" , "Thrash diva Honeychild brings to mind Miriam Makeba meeting Bjork in the Sex Pistol's basement" (Greg Tate, VIBE) and "evoking images of Kate Bush and Sarah Vaughn battling it out in a mosh pit" (Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post). She began her career playing in the subways of New York City and has since performed and recorded with Raz Mesinai's Badawi, HERE (Italy), Robin Guthrie (The Cocteau Twins), Phylr (Jim Coleman of Cop Shoot Cop), DJ Olive and we (tm), Spectre (Wordsound), Apollo Heights (Manimal Vinyl/Red Eye), Mad Professor, and Death Comet Crew (featuring Rammellzee).
In 2010 Coleman was recruited by Ari Up (R.I.P.) to join The Slits as sole guitarist on their final European/UK Tour.
A featured artist in documentaries "Afropunk" (James Spooner, USA) and "Fireflies" + "Getting My Name Up There" (Katharina Cibulka, Austria), Coleman also music contributed to the scores of Robin Wright Penn's mystery thriller,"Sorry Haters " (IFC), "P.R", the award-winning
independent release by Greek director Maria Paraskevopoulou, and 2011 Sundance Film Festival award-winning "Pariah" dramatic feature by Dee Rees.
"What can you say about Honeychild Coleman that will sum up this prodigious talent in a few words? Since 1993 she's been a mainstay of the New York underground scene, working with luminaries such as DJ Olive, Badawi, Spectre and too many more to mention. She's a guitarist and vocalist; she's toured with The Slits; she plays bass with Pollen and is a member of avant noise collective UFO Confidential. And she's an addition to the Invisiblegirl label that fills us with joy and pleasure.
Bereket Window is her second album and her first for Invisiblegirl. Although it's centred around Honeychild's gritty guitar and extraordinary vocals, this is an album with plenty of detail and variety, modern and classic beats and nods to blues, African music, dub and much more besides. The opening track, Bereket Window, starts with jerky guitars in 5/4 time, moves into a grungy guitar waltz and ends up somewhere else entirely. Elsewhere, you'll find the dust and dread of Spaghetti Eastern, the uneasy treated vocals and looming drums of Like Paris, the scuffed and brokenly beautiful Echelon -- recently featured on the soundtrack to Dee Rees' movie Pariah. And just when you are almost overwhelmed by darkness, the album ends with the beautiful, warm accapella take on the traditional 'Comin' Through The Rye'. There are echoes here of other musics, but Honeychild's idiosyncratic vision and keening, crooning, howling vocals make any comparison not only impossible, but undesirable. This is one woman's unique voice, and is a recording that merges intelligent experimentation with emotional, searching pop music in a way only a few genuine talents can truly pull off."
Invisiblegirl Records, UK http://www.invisiblegirl.co.uk/news.html
"Though no song sounds the same, there's an underlying early-nineties, indie alt-rock vibe to the recording that gives it a "feels familiar", and the sense of nostalgia that that vibe creates goes a long way toward helping the music go down that much easier. The grungy electric guitars, blurry boom bap, unconventional melodies, and raw, realistic lyrics of tracks like "Youths Eternal" and "Echelon" randomly bogart your brain like good pop songs should, a sure sign that Coleman knows how to create something catchy without catering to convention. Lo-fi but never low-brow, the eight-track EP serves up voice, variety, and a pop appeal that's subtle, surprising, and ultimately satisfying. Bereket is a cool example of how to make music that's authentic, avant-garde and accessible."
-Kendra G. OkayPlayer http://www.okayplayer.com/reviews/honeychild-coleman.html
"Afro-punkz and punkettes, Honeychild Coleman's upcoming record 'Bereket Window' is coming out May 1st, and now you can preview the whole thing, courtesy of label Invisiblegirl Records. The eclectic and unclassifiable album shows much growth in Ms. Coleman's craft (she wrote nearly all the damn songs, mmhkay?!). Scroll down to preview the music and click here to pre-order it. If you haven't seen it yet, we're also including the video for first single 'Comin'Thro The Rye'. Enjoy!"
ARTIST LINKS: www.reverbnation.com/honeychild8rm www.facebook.com/pages/Honeychild-Coleman/6424957932 www.invisiblegirl.co.uk