A Place Both Wonderful and Strange

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange

a place both wonderful and strange is the Brooklyn-based Occult Electronic Dance performance art moniker that was originally a solo noise project of Russ Marshalek (ex-Silent Drape Runners, ADVENTURE[s]). Now encompassing Russ, Niabi, and Bridgette. Dark, moody, experimental electronic dance music inspired in equal parts by David Lynch and Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. This is the dark future. #NewJackWitch

We Are The Wilderness

Electronic duo We Are The Wilderness corkscrewed roots in Texas but shot skyward against a Manhattan skyline. Shanda Woods (vocals) and Ryan Manchester (guitar, keys) met in high school but didn't start working together on music until they linked back up in Brooklyn in 2011. WATW makes complex, emotive synth-rock that exhales with cold breath. Manchester's swirling, glacial rhythms melt under the warmth of Woods' strong lyrical literacy. The two swallow the stage whole when performing live, their evident passion propelling the songs and conquering the audience.


"Straight from the heavens down I was sent. I'm a messenger; many galaxies crossed. As an artist, my lyrics are the core of my mission. Profoundly spiritual, positive and uplifting, words and sound energy are tools for healing. The sound is a vessel for the healing words. Sound frequency and vocal vibration is integrated into my music to produce aural stimulation that converts into positive feelings and awareness of higher-self. Come dance and sing with us. We are the light. You are the light." – HoneyChrome

I am inspired by waves of energy. They come from inside and from external sources. My personal life, global issues, fun memories I want to hold on to – anything that moves my soul can inspire a song. It can hit at any time but usually when my mind is quiet like in the shower or before bed. Most of the time I will receive a melody in my mind then push it through my vocal chords and shape rough words for the first go round, just to get it out. I usually get the whole chorus or hook in a matter of minutes.

The name HoneyChrome manifest from a dream. I had a dream about bees. There was a huge hive developing on a picnic table on a farm. My immediate family was there, eating or just hanging right beside the hive. The bees were not aggressive, they were peaceful and minding their own business – as were we. That's it. I woke up and immediately researched bee symbolizing in dreams. It generally represents hard work, hence the phrase "busy as a bee." I was in the midst of transitioning into a freelance career and maturing my web design business so a new name and logo was nessecary. I was anticipating hard work ahead. I started playing with a logo that eventually evolved into the one seen here. Honey came from the bee dream and the rewards repealed from hard work. Chrome came from my interest in shiny, sleek futuristic things. Long story short – HoneyChrome was first used for my creative business name. in 2013 I was going through a transition in my music career and needed to do the same thing I did for my web businesses – choose a new name and logo. It was only fitting to switch back to my given name for business and adorn the HoneyChrome moniker as my artist name.

I had been writing and making music for years before making the decision to buckle down and improve my production skills. I was on a literal roll, going to rave after rave in Brooklyn and NYC. One specific night I saw a bunch of DJs playing in the main room at Webster Hall. I thought… "If they can travel the world playing other people's music, why can't I?" That was THE SINGULAR MOMENT I realized I had o take matters into my own hands to propel my music career forward.

Philadelphia Born, Brooklyn raised, HoneyChrome is transcending barriers across pop, alternative & EDM as The Altronic Ascendent. Armed with a Laptop, Synth-pad, fresh kicks, a mic and a vision, HoneyChrome is carving a unique path in today's musical landscape.

Comparisons run wide from The Pet Shop Boys & Air to Major Lazer & Porter Robinson – HoneyChrome is constantly pushing the boundary of what is happening now into the future. "Cross" is his latest example, with haunting synths and a minimalist, downtempo beat that matches the passion & dramatic feel that is expressed from a vocal perspective.

In a world over-saturated with singing TV shows & push button magic, HoneyChrome is doing something different Always Creating new music & Always looking for inspiration to find out what's next instead of is now. What is next is HoneyChrome.

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