Studio: Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library
Based In: Brooklyn
Website: Honeychild Coleman
Brooklyn-based Kentucky native Honeychild Coleman is a prolific musician and DJ who has worked with such luminaries as The Slits, Mad Professor and Badawi. DEM (acronym for her late mother’s name) is Coleman’s electronic project, laden over a foundation of beats, electrified Bluegrass and folk instruments beneath her signature melliferous Lover’s Rock vocals.
Signed to Invisiblegirl Records (UK) in 2011, Coleman completed a two month stint touring Europe and the UK in support of her “Bereket Window” (Invisiblegirl, UK) and “DEM: Boombox Symphonix” (on her own label, 8RM Brooklyn, USA) EPS, on the heels of Dee Rees Sundance award winning film “Pariah”, whose soundtrack features tracks “Echelon” (from her album) and “Parallel”, co-penned with former band Audio Dyslexia. She has played electric Mountain Dulcimer on albums by Badawi (Raz Mesinai) and Greg Tate’s free jazz arkestra, Burnt Sugar as well as live during a children’s event at the Rubin Museum.
Current projects include composing music for animated feature “pOny”, working with Climate Change initiative group The Human Impacts Institute, and a new noise-punk band with fellow Spaceworks artist Criterion Thornton(of Broklyn Beats Records), “GKA”. GKA’s first single “Blue Silence” is featured on the Black Rock Coalition’s 30th Anniversary compilation (2015).