Soultronic production crew Columbia Nights looks to the past while taking a giant step forward.
Drawing from soul, R&B, hip-hop, electronica, and jazz, musician/producer duo Columbia Nights has developed a fresh take on a timeless tradition. Hayling Price and John E Daise made their rounds in Philadelphia as bandmates in college, and since reconnecting in Washington D.C. they’ve joined forces to start a new chapter of their journey. After years of sustained creative dialogue, the pair has developed a sound rooted in balance; their work represents a synthesis of the analog and the digital, the bright and the dark, the warm and the wintry.
For their first EP Dawn | Dusk, they have partnered with vocalist Sarai Abdul-Malik, who met the pair midway through her studies at Howard University's Jazz Department. This offering serves as an introduction to a new creative force poised to add to the conversation.
After releasing their critically acclaimed debut Dawn | Dusk on Record Breakin' Music, Hayling Price and John E Daise invited their former bandmate Jason "BrotherSpanky" Edwards on board to help write their next chapter. Having developed their musical chemistry over years of collaboration, the trio has dug deeper to push Columbia Nights' sound to the next level. With their signature blend of analog dirt and digital magic, the collective is certain to leave listeners eager to join them on their next excursions.