Defying categorization while evoking the familiar--that is Novo's essence. The DC-based quintet delivers a dreamy blend of indie, R&B, jazz, and psych rock, which aims for both the mind and soul. Formed in 2018, Novo is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo TJ Turqman (bass) and Gena Photiadis (keys/vocals), and features the unique vocal stylings of Tula Pisano, who deftly weaves intricate melodies that are equal parts evocative and beautiful. Rounding out the lineup are the tasteful and dynamic contributions of guitarist Nikhel Sus and drummer Matt Tredwell. The group’s collective influences yield a sound that is melodic, yet distressed. Retro, yet new. And above all, full of light and energy.
Novo has shared stages with an array of nationally-touring acts, including members of Turkuaz, Thievery Corporation (live band), the Nth Power, Kung Fu, and more.
Check yourself before you t-rex yourself! Raptorstein is Washington, DC's go-to for a properly funked up dance party. He's shared the stage with Westwood Recordings artists The Funk Hunters, K+Lab, and SkiiTour, as well as bass music heavyweights CloZee, The Polish Ambassador, Space Jesus, and Freddy Todd. He's also a resident of Fort Knox Recordings annual "Big Boom" Party at U Street Music Hall alongside Fort Knox Five, and his Funk the World 43 mix for Fort Knox Recordings charted #1 in Mixcloud's glitch hop, indie dance, and drum & bass charts.
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