Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a DC band, blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electric guitar, bass, synthesizer riffs, and infectious digital drumming.
Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musicians multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams (formerly of DC based latin reggae/dancehall band Kickoman), drummer/vocalist Phil Marnell (Lead Singer/Pianist Zen Warship and formerly of The Originators DC ) & lead singer/rapper Chris Bulbulia (of Funk Parade and formerly of Congressional Chorus); and singer/dancer Rachel Johnson (of King Empire Entertainment and former singer for rap duo Teem Coolin). Their music and dynamic performance style features live dancers, crowd participation, and afro-funk inspired call and response, “provid[ing] the prescription to make you forget your worries and just want to have a good time.” From examinations of love and dance chemistry in “The Remedy,” and diverse vibrations in “Beats Can’t Done,” which includes a DC neighborhood “roll-call,” this Badlove Crew know how to make the music hit your soul.
Their self-published EP entitled “The Remedy” was released in February 2017, and was produced by Barrie Williams with music/lyrics by Chris Bulbulia, Phil Marnell & Williams. The EP was mixed and mastered by acclaimed UK producer/mixer Yoad Nevo, known for his work with Sia, Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Sugababes, Air, Morcheeba & many more renowned artists. The Dr. Badlove logo was created by Venezuelan artist Le Yeko with “The Remedy” EP album art created by award-winning DC native Rose Jaffe.
Cosmic Romp is an all-original band based in the Washington, DC area best described as a sonic blast of hip-hop, funk, rock, and space sounds. Cosmic Romp draws inspiration from a wide variety of artists, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, James Brown, Nas, and Outkast, into a unique blend that’s unlike anything else in the DC scene.
Originally formed in 2014, founding members Eric Taylor, David Rothman, and Ben Trajtenberg all met each other playing Flashband showcases and discovered instant musical chemistry with one another. The band was a featured artist for the inaugural Audioteka Fest in 2017 and was featured on Song Po Radio on WERA 96.7 for an interview and in-studio performance. Cosmic Romp’s music has also been played on WAMU 88.5.
Cosmic Romp will release its debut EP, entitled “Alien Funk”, on May 8, 2018 with an EP Release Party on 6/22 at The Ugly Mug. The EP will be available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, etc.
Cosmic Romp is: Eric Taylor on vocals, David Rothman on guitar, Joseph Wood on drums, and Ben Trajtenberg on bass.
Dope Francis is a band from DC that formed in the fall of 2015, playing mellow, lush, modern rock with jazz and hip-hop influences, experimenting with ambient textures and complex rhythms. The band consists of Dylan Joyce on vocals, John Haylor on bass, Jeremy Padow on guitar and Andrew Carlson on drums. We’ve played shows in and around Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and recently, New York City. We released our first EP, “Good For”, in December 2017.