California Soulstress/Songwriter/Vocal flow Coach
Whether it comes from her southern upbringing or leaving home at a young age, Katrina Blackstone has the ability to make us laugh at our faults and find inspiration in our tragedies. She has forged her own unique path through the indie-electronic scene with the kind of emotional depth that is often unheard. These collaborations began with the prolific Bluetech, dub/reggae revolutionary Dr Israel, and the innovative Dj Vadim.
Most recently you can hear her on post futuristic Mexican Dubwiser’s, Border Frequency. Their single, “Get Up” can also be heard on the Netflix series second season of, “Club de Cuervos”.
In her newest collaboration with DJ Vadim, "Double Sided" on BBE Records, she meets his futuristic electro-dub with her own saucy and soulful melodies. The result is an ideal marriage of sonic textures meeting heartfelt lyrics and a voice that is unapologetically powerful and clear. Katrina Blackstone will move you!
OUT NOW "DOUBLE SIDED" ON BBE MUSIC
“DJ Vadim and Katrina Blackstone have packed a generous fourteen songs on their new album. The lively arrangements swing between Dub and Afro Boogie and impress with their percussive charm. The soul of the album, however, are Katrina Blackstone's vocals, which both rhythmically play with the songs, as well as convince with their tonal certainty.”
Katrina Blackstone and Dj Vadim
Dj Vadim & Blackstone
Recording and touring together on and off for several years now, sonic journeyman DJ Vadim and Californian Soulstress Katrina Blackstone unveil their long awaited full-length album ‘Double Sided’, released on BBE Music.
After providing a pair of stellar guest appearances on Vadim’s 2014 ‘Dubcatcher‘ album, Katrina Blackstone joined Vad on tour and the duo have been steadily laying down tracks ever since.
Eschewing samples in favour of drum machines, guitars and a dizzying array of synths, Vadim’s compositions on ‘Double Sided’ range from dubby down-tempo grooves to upbeat afro-boogie business. Katrina’s crystal clear vocals, catchy melodies and highly relatable lyrics provide the perfect foil for Vadim’s raw productions.
“Vibes” - Stamp the Wax
With the funky grooves reminiscent of The B-52s combined with the dub hints of our favorite old school No Doubt records, Dj Vadim of Europe and Katrina Blackstone of New York/Bay Area knock it out of the park with their hit single, "Luv 2 Luv" ... already reaching 550,000 streams on Spotify and counting...
LISTEN AND FOLLOW HERE > > http://spotify:track:43rulNkuKk81zPtAq68NOB
"Get Up" as heard on Club de Cuervos on Netflix
"Thanks to the collaboration with Katrina, they (Mexican Dubwiser)
created a funk beat with contemporary shades that, in the middle of winter,
makes you want to put on your sandals and go to the beach to enjoy the sun
with a “Get Up” that gets the party started. "
~Indie Rock Radio