Friday, November 13, 2015

Ep 20 - Song 1: "Where Do I Go" by Dubwitch

"Music fans around Des Moines have been hearing Stella Katsoudas' music for years, even if they don't know her by that name. In the late '90s the Chicago musician made frequent visits to Des Moines, performing under the name Sister Soleil at Dotfest, and her song, "Red," got heavy airplay on the now defunct KKDM.

"You might remember her brief turn as a pop star under the name Stella Soleil (though she would prefer you didn't). She even had a top 40 hit with the song "Kiss Kiss."

"Most recently she was the singer of Shawn Crahan's Dirty Little Rabbits, even living in Des Moines for a time...

"After Dirty Little Rabbits broke up, Katsoudas briefly moved to Omaha, then back to Chicago. It had been nearly 17 years since she had lived in the city and had lost touch with most of the city's music scene. She was set up on a date with her now husband, a DJ, and he suggested she give EDM a try.

"'I didn't really know what to do, should I start a new band?' Katsoudas said. 'He said "You could totally do this on your own, I'll write the beats."'

"Katsoudas said Dub Witch's sound is a combination of dubstep and the more occult-themed witch house genre. She said she's essentially writing music for horror films, like she did with her song 'Killer & a Queen' for the 2012 film 'Underworld: Awakening.'"
- from Joe Lawler in Juice magazine

Stella Katsoudas Weiher, Joe Weiher, and Jimmi Nolan


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