Performing “Serial Monogamist” on AXS Live with my funktastic band!
Performing “Serial Monogamist” on AXS Live with my funktastic band!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the show at The Virgil! It was a packed house- filled with love and the Soft Glow of Electric Sex! The band elevated and the audience was captivated. I felt beyond blessed to share such an intimate and powerful musical night with you! A beautiful beginning of the next chapter….
photos and videos coming soon!
Show week has finally arrived! I’m so excited I might COMBUST on stage! We have put an immense amount of work into the show and the band is killin it! I would love for you to come experience The Soft Glow LIVE!
Thursday 9:30pm – The Virgil 4519 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles – $5 cover
DJ BNS will be spinning after the show, keeping the party going!
Thank you for being a part of The Soft Glow of Electric Sex! Looking forward to celebrating with you!
“Come a Little Closer” from our Hotel Cafe show.
Bryan Velasco on keys + Andre De Sant’anna on bass + Leo Costa on drums
= my musical hearts.
i am a self-proclaimed musical variety pack… i love so many genres of music- soul, funk, hip-hop, pop, jazz, latin music, rock, classical, blues, even country (they tell some good stories)! i think it’s interesting that as our world becomes more and more connected and accepting of diversity, more people are branching out to embrace other genres of music.
i remember being in 4th grade and in music class our teacher asked us what radio station we listened to and the class was divided in half… most of the white kids primarily listened to G105 (top 40 pop/rock station), and most of the black kids primarily listened to K97.5 (r&b, “urban”-i hate that term- station). when i told the class that i listened to 97.5, the kids were all shocked. that was one of my first experiences of segregation in music…. at 14, i remember my boyfriend’s friend making fun of me for wanting to sing r&b music because i wasn’t black.. that was right before Christina Aguilera came out (another 1/2 caucasion, 1/2 latina) singing r&b/pop music. people box each other in by what kind of music they listen to or as musicians we box each other in by what kind of music we play. why does it have to be that way? we live in an eclectic world and we can express our musical diversity in a cohesive and musically tasteful way…. my band is super versatile- they can rock all genres of music. they have played with jazz, latin, reggae, soul and pop… superstars!!
i think that sometimes industry people have a hard time figuring out how they can market me because i blend so many flavors into my music. but i say F*CK DEMOGRAPHICS… just make music that sounds good and feels good and has truth and it will resonate. TRANSCEND DEMOGRAPHICS. when i was in the studio recording last week with KRS ONE, he brought up the subject and how the label will ask him what group of people this record will speak to…. whether it will be targeted towards hip-hop lovers or reggae enthusiasts… i encouraged him to think beyond the boxing in…. why not appeal to both? and he understood what i meant, let’s not sell our audiences short… but it still goes back to the business side, the industry folks being visionaries and taking risks. and when you look at the state of music that isn’t happening. everything is safe. calculated. formulaic. dead.
i look forward to the day when the music industry will not be so focused on how to market to a specific demographic as if the music is a brand of alcohol. but let the music be free to connect with whom it resonates with…. i look at an artist like lauryn hill, or classic artists like bob marley, aretha franklin, etc. etc. and how they transcended being boxed in to only attaining fans from a certain age group, race, or socioeconomic background. their music possesses a truth and authenticity that goes beyond, that hits you at your core.
i think the next trend in music is integrating these various worldly influences and genres into our sound as we are becoming more globally influenced. i wonder how long it will take for the music industry to catch on….
1 year in the making- the 24th marked 1 year since our album release show, my 1st real show EVER with original songs! this year has flown by and i’m in awe of how fortunate i have been to be able to share my M.U.S.I.C. with so many beautiful people, at so many incredible venues (The Troubdour, The Mint, Dakota Lounge, Zanzibar, Nics, Saint Rocke, Harvelle’s, The Bandshell, etc. etc.), with such a brilliant/genius/funktastic/soulicious/amazingly talented/connected/elevated band (Andre De Sant’anna, Bryan Velasco, Leo Costa, DJ BNS, Matthew Haze, and Alberto Lopez) who inspire me to learn and grow and become more!!!! i can say that after this year, i’m 1000% in my skin on stage and am committed to every moment… i embrace even my imperfections… i am in a zone of elevation and i take this job seriously… it’s beyond entertaining folks, i want to create a movement. i want to inspire people to be the best version of themselves. i want to cover the audience in a blanket of love! i want open peoples minds and hearts and make them feel and move and sing and celebrate mmmmm! yes!
and i know where i wanna go from here. even if i don’t know the exact details of the unfolding, i trust in the universe and i trust in myself that it will happen, that i am destined to heal the world, change the world, give to the world, inspire the world through music on a massive scale! the world tour is in the makings!
3 years in the making- this past week also was my 3 year anniversary with the love of my life. i consider this relationship sacred so i can’t say everything. but i do want to say something to give others HOPE of GREAT LOVE or to open ones eyes to the love that is already there… i am amazed and honored by the man in my world. he teaches me so much by who he is. i have never met a man with so much integrity, so much heart, so much intelligence, or sexiness for that matter! he’s deep and grounded and genuine and spiritual. and i realize that we will have a forever love because we are committed to growing… to always rediscovering each other. to seeing things and feeling things and knowing each other in new ways. we are committed to a new level of honesty, that can be difficult but is so liberating! i would do anything for that man. he is a part of my soul. he inspires me to be the best version of myself. and when u find that soul to explore this world with, the one that inspires u to be the best u, if u commit to grow together, ur love will be infinite!
wishing u MANY adventures in LOVE and inspiration through M.U.S.I.C.,
Bands, DJs, and art from Brazil and beyond!
July features MUAMBA’s CD release party, Andree Belle and her funktastic band, Seu Jorge listening party and CD/concert ticket giveaways, mixed media artist Juanita Dias Costa, Seu Jorge on the screen, and DJ Mark Maxwell!
Bushwalla is celebrating the release of his boundlessly inventive, funktastic album, “The Man Who Invented the Sky!”
Join us for a night of ELECTRIC, eclectic, elevated beautiful LOVE energy, soul/latin/funk/conscious hip-hop deliciousness!
I’m honored and excited to open for such an authentic, conscious musician! This night is going to be magic!