June 15, 2024

DASHA shows a new side in glimmering single, “$hiny Things” out now via Quadio Records. Bringing in influences from the past and present, DASHA is confident in this self-love anthem. “$hiny Things” is filled with retro 00’s elements, mixed with a breezy guitar and harmonies remnant of your favorite pop superstars. While accented with nostalgic flare, the track experiments with modern elements keeping it fresh. Behind it’s sparkle lies a deeper message. Dasha explains, “This song is all about confidence in the person you’re with and within yourself. The ‘shiny things’ are everything that other people have that you don’t. Instead of letting that lead to insecurities you gotta focus on all the shiny things that you have that others don’t.” DASHA’s confidence in herself and artistry pays off. After being selected by SONY in a song and artist competition held in Nashville, the California native got the chance of a lifetime. Signing with SONY Germany/ FAMOUZ Records for a single deal, DASHA released the catchy and confident track “Don’t Mean A Thing.” Her momentum continued as she brought her girl-power-punch to Live Oak Music Festival and opened for a date on LISSIE’s US tour. All of this led to DASHA signing with Quadio Records, an independent label based in New York City that champions the next generation of recording artists. The more DASHA writes the more confidence she brings to each track. Pivotal to DASHA’s artistry is her independence. DASHA is committed to writing every song she records, developing sharp and sophisticated pop lyrics that are as smart as they are catchy. Her creativity goes beyond the writer’s room as she produces and designs her own vocals. With all her experience, DASHA develops a signature style that sets her apart from pop songwriters, balancing a sound between hitmaker and heartbreaker. DASHA continues to shine with every piece of music she records. “$hiny Things” is the latest example of that, it’s only a matter of time before the world takes notice.

Listen to “$hiny Things”: HERE

“I’ve always been surrounded by women that are just so unafraid to get what they want. I guess I picked that up.” It’s this kind of empowerment that suffuses every song on California-born artist and songwriter DASHA’s debut EP. Released by Quadio Records, it features a collection of tracks that confidently mix heartfelt songwriting with catchy pop hooks and a touch of west coast R&B. The product is a versatile sound that blends her California roots with her adopted home of Nashville, where she spent the last few years.
Following in the footsteps of her brother Bardo, (Trevor Daniel, Beauty School Dropout) Dasha started attending songwriting camps, along with taking voice lessons. Dasha opted to build her career from home, working with her brother, other producers, and a variety of musical collaborators, including Pink Slip and Inverness, and regularly releasing songs that eventually began notching up to 30,000 streams each.
After a summer in Nashville, in 2018 Dasha decided to attend Belmont University for its noted music program. There, she met the popular singer/songwriter zyyn, and they released “Heart on Hold,” a pulsing romantic duet with a searing electronic edge. Performances at Nashville and LA venues soon followed, as did an opening act for the pop duo Danny and Alex. Most recently, her single, “Don’t Mean a Thing,” was released through Sony Germany and placed on Spotify’s New Music Friday Nashville playlist.
With her new album on the verge of release, Dasha is characteristically ebullient about the future and the way her voice can both inspire and entertain. “I think about the women who came before me — my grandma was the only woman in her medical school class, and she was pregnant at the time — I think about my mom and my sister, who are so smart and confident, and keep going and pushing even harder than before,” she says. “I get an idea and think, ‘Oh my God, I have to write this song.’ I’m obsessed.”
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