June 19, 2024
“Somehow, Dasha brings back memories of the simpler days of Lip Smackers and playground crushes.” -NYLON
“Cutting-edge singer Dasha flaunts her ’00s sensibilities with her buoyant new single “$hiny Things.” -UPROXX
“Simple acoustic guitar punctuates Dasha’s lovely vocal delivery, harmonies and all. So sweet and sad, it’s the soundtrack for a good cry.”
“Dasha’s sweet voice and soft pop tendencies in “21st Birthday” strike an emotional chord. ” -EARMILK
after months of releasing retro 00’s girl-power bops and teenage tragedies, Dasha delights tying everything together on her debut EP $hiny Things. The six-track project offers a detailed glimpse into Dasha’s life with tracks that are as addictive as they are catchy. On $hiny Things Dasha explains, “The mood of the entire project swings from crying on your birthday, to being so innocently in love with someone, to getting cheated on, to finally being the confident bitch you’re supposed to be. This EP is the epitome of all the ups and downs I’ve felt over the past year. It’s very honest and vulnerable, since all of these songs are inspired by real emotions I’ve gone through.” Since signing with Quadio Records, Dasha continues to outshine through her strong songwriting and effortless musicality. With music written entirely in a pandemic, Dasha used this period as a time to hone her craft. Through heartbreaking and empowering songs Dasha mastered pop projection with clever lyrics second to none. Dasha’s songwriting efforts continue to go viral on TikTok before its release. Dasha had been sharing lyrics and melodies on her page that rapidly saw hundreds of thousands of views.  Dasha says her goal is “to write songs that people can relate to and I think this EP does just that through many situations and emotions.” Dasha achieves that goal as fans had fallen in love with her relatability and emotional lyrics across social media. $hiny Things is a testament to how quickly Dasha has grown. 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. Dasha elevates her sound with each release. Whether writing, singing, or producing, Dasha is sure to have her finger on the pulse, dually designing her own signature style as well as drawing inspiration from others. At the end of 2020 Dasha released an electro-pop cover of R.E.M. ‘s “Losing My Religion” amassing over 300,000 streams on Spotify exploring a new side of her sound that immediately paid off.  Dasha’s unabashed independence echoes through the ease she inhabits in her role as an artist. Never afraid to say what she means, Dasha carves out her own identity, embodying a sound equal parts hitmaker and heartbreaker. $hiny Things exemplifies this in every way. Listen to the $hiny Things EP: 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 Taska Black and Inverness, and regularly releasing songs that are quickly reaching 150k+ streams. Her Spotify success doesn’t stop there — in the past 6 months, Dasha has amassed over 99k monthly listeners, up from less than 1k last fall. 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 with Lyfes,  “Losing My Religion,” cover was placed on Spotify’s New Music Friday Denmark  playlist. 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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