Also known as
Sinah, The Golden Girl
July 20, 1983
Washington, D.C., US
Neosoul / Indie Pop
Singer/Songwriter, Record Producer, Composer, Arranger
Vocals, Piano, Synthesizers
Unsigned/Co-Owner at Wynott Records
Common, The Weeknd, Flying Lotus, Noisettes
Moog Little Phatty, Moog Vogager, Novation X-Station
Muhsinah is a / / Grammy nominated singer and producer, from Washington DC.
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Nirvana and Chopin as among her influences.
Musical career [ edit ]
A graduate of the
Duke Ellington School of the Arts and of Howard University, Muhsinah's self-produced EP day.break 2.0 (2008) was described by XLR8R magazine as "a beautiful smack in the face of mainstream hip-hop and R&B convention". [1 ]
Though a small scale independent release, it attracted the attention of rappers
Common as well as Phonte of Little Brother/ The Foreign Exchange, both of whom she later recorded with, appearing on Common's Universal Mind Control and The Foreign Exchange's Leave It All Behind.
has written of her as being "part of a new breed of young soul rebels who seamlessly meld electronic beats with layers of jazzy arrangements and unorthodox song structure", and as "equally at home chopping loops and tapping pads on an Washington Post Akai MPC as she is behind a piano keyboard".
Muhsinah was acknowledged by
Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke, on their website Dead Air Space on March 15, 2010 when he listed the song, "Lose My Fuse (Produced By [2 ] Flying Lotus)" among his favorites at the time the post was published.
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
Extended plays [ edit ]
"day.break" (US) / "pre.lude" (JP)
Rxlngr / Circulations
"The Oscillations: Sine"
Rxlngr - (Digital Only)
"The Oscillations: Triangle"
Rxlngr - (Digital Only)
Production [ edit ]
Ruff Drafts Volume 1 (Track: 3) - JapaNUBIA Musik 2006
Getback (Track: 6/7 Interlude ) - ABB 2007
day.break (Tracks: All) - Rxlngr 2007
pre.lude (Tracks: All) - Circulations 2008
Higher Ground (Track: 3) - Wayna Quiet Power Productions 2008
The Awakening (Track: 3) - JapaNUBIA Musik 2008
Border Breaker (Tracks: 1,3,5) - Ghetto Falsetto 2009
The Oscillations:Sine (Tracks: All) - Rxlngr 2009
The Oscillations:Triangle (Tracks: All except 2,4,5 & 7) - Rxlngr 2009
Guest Appearances [ edit ]
Ruff Drafts Volume 1 (Tracks: 3) - JapaNUBIA Musik 2006
I Predict A Riot (Tracks: 1 & 18) - Soulspasm Records, Inc. 2007
Cuba After Market (Tracks: 3 & 13 ) - Humble Monarch Music/Rawkus 50 2007
Producer No. 1 (Track: 7) - Fat City Records 2007
Suite903 No.15 (CD#2 Track: 16) - Fader Label 2007
Blunt Park Sessions (413) (Track: 2 ) - Rude Squire/Rawkus 50 2007
Higher Ground (Track: 3) - Quiet Power Productions 2008
(Tracks: 1, 5 & 10) - Hard Boiled 2008 Leave It All Behind
Down To You 12" (Track: B1) - Planetgroove 2008
(Track: 7) - G.O.O.D/Geffen 2008 Universal Mind Control
Arale 01 (Are In Be) - Arale.tv 2009
Odd Summer EP (Track: 8) - Oddisee Music 2009
Adroit Adventures 12" (Track: A2) - Ubiquity 2009
Kilawatt: V2 (Track: 1) - Kilawatt Music Limited 2010
References [ edit ]
Benji B, BBC 1Xtra, April 11, 2008. Devin Barrett. "Half Hip Hop, Half Amazing", Issue #83,
, August 2008. TRACE Fritz Hahn, Rhome Anderson and David Malitz.
"Nightlife Agenda", Washington Post, November 15, 2007. Jalylah Burrell.
"Muhsinah Creates Homemade Physics", Issue #3, FADER/F2, August 2008.
External links [ edit ]