How’s about a little D.C. love for your iTunes/Spotify account? Micah Vellian dropped his new remix of U.S. Royalty‘s “Equestrian” last week and I cannot stop listening to it. So here it is for your most tasteful listening pleasure…. ( I swear, just try NOT to dance… even if you’re sitting in a crowded coffee shop….)
Bonus!!: This remix comes just on the heels of Micah’s newest venture, Sound of Everything, taking Flight at Black Cat. Sound of Everything (SoE) is a boutique DJ agency that specializes in private, corporate and club events. SOE was started in 2008 by Les Talusan a.k.a.The Pinstriped Rebel (Taking The Piss/Sulu DC). In 2011, she partnered up with long-time friend and collaborator, Miguel Lacsamana aka Micah Vellian (Volta Bureau) to help out with operations. This Friday, August 26, 2011, at the Black Cat marks the first of many club events to highlight their individual genre-bending styles and the services they provide. For more jams head on over to here: http://soundcloud.com/soundofeverything
Micah Vellian is the moniker of DC-based producer/DJ Miguel Lacsamana. He is 1/3 of Volta Bureau (with Will Eastman and Outputmessage). In typical DC DIY fashion, Lacsamana has been in several DC bands as a performer, writer and producer (Stamen & Pistils, Metropolitan, Person). More recently, he has done production and co-writing work with the likes of Will Eastman, Dmerit (with Outputmessage), and Stereofaith. He has releases on Output Noise Records, Swedish Columbia Records and Plant Music.
U.S. Royalty formed in 2008 in Washington, D.C. Built around the lifelong musical collaboration of brothers John and Paul Thornley, vocals/piano and guitar, respectively, and rounded out by Jacob Michael (bass), and Luke Adams (drums), the group has refined and expanded their collective vision since their earliest practices spent shivering around a single heater while ensconced in an abandoned trailer in rural Maryland. While the band had a collection of demos recorded mainly to book gigs they were approached by Brooklyn-based Engine Room Recordings to release a selection of the songs on a 7-inch entitled Midsommar. For more info on USR, check out their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/USRoyalty