PRINCESS NOKIA is a musical collaboration between Destiny Ortiz and Christopher Lare. The pair met through a mutual friend and began to working together in early 2013. Looking to build a new genre, while embracing existing subgenres, PRINCESS NOKIA has created a neo-futuristic sound that is both relevant and avant garde.
PRINCESS NOKIA released their 1st independent album, "METALLIC BUTTERFLY", in May of 2014. The album has since received critical acclaim in both the underground and mainstream. Media outlets Fader and Vice both gave [album] rave reviews.
Their sound comes inspired by 90's Rave, Drum & Bass, with a nod to the raw New York & U.K. underground. "METALLIC BUTTERFLY" offers a diverse fusion of Trip Hop, Jungle, Adult Contemporary, Cute-Core, Grime, R&B & Afro Latin House. Latent, yet lyrically honest, with a creative approach their music continues to set them apart and attract a rapidly growing fanbase.
Reigning in downtown art cool with mainstream appeal PRINCESS NOKIA has been quickly gaining the recognition of various record labels, both major and independent. Recent collaborations include Red Bull, MTV World, and NPR ALT Latino. Kmart has currently licensed the song DRAGONS and is now airing it commercially.
Mark Redito Presents: Likido
LIKIDO* is an event series curated by Mark Redito to build inclusive space within the electronic and dance music scene. We prioritize featuring artists from underrepresented and marginalized communities: People of Color, Women and LGBTQ. Our events cultivate positivity, affirmation and celebration of our similarities and differences.
Rising Osaka-based composer Seiho meticulously crafts electronic music in futuristic fusion. Collapse is the full length album amalgam detailing dance floor / Rave dominators, and hidden doorways into hyper-nuanced free jazz & musique concrète. Collapse is a representation of where we're going: the symbiosis between music, technology, and human potential.