The best DIY acts learn to evolve and adapt. Dynasty Electric, an indie, electronic duo from Brooklyn, NY, is a perfect example of that premise. Fronted by Jenny Electrik, their retro-futuristic sound is crafted by Seth Misterka (Anthony Braxton, Shy Child, Hot Chip), featuring layered productions and live instrumentation.
The duo formed their own label, Newsonic in the late ‘90s, which transformed into an event space and recording studio that morphed into a musical community. That community allowed bands and DJs to play together at monthly parties and events.
Their activity caught the attention of hip-hop mogul Damon Dash and led them to work with legendary producer Ski Beatz (Jay Z, Camp Lo, Curre$y), who infused their electro-pop melodies with signature beats, creating a sound that infiltrated the New York nightlife scene.
Recently, Newsonic was re-launched as a media and label group, along with Newsonic TV to showcase other talented musicians. Dynasty Electric’s approach to recording their latest album Euphoria was unique, to say the least. Recording only skeletal versions of the songs, they reached out to producers and musicians across the globe —via social networks and crowd-funding sites—to help produce and remix the songs. That led to 15 collaborative tracks.
Dynasty Electric have been named an iHeartRadio “Artist to Watch” and have been featured on NME, Nylon Magazine, MTV, Time Out NY and more. Their songs have also been licensed to Victoria’s Secret for ad campaigns.
This dynamic duo has played venues and festivals such as Burning Man, SXSW, Tinderbox Fest, Brooklyn Museum, Webster Hall, Gramercy Theater, The Bowery Ballroom and more.