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Q&A: D∆WN On Bringing A Stadium Show To Misfit Kids Wherever She Goes

Before we see Dawn Richard play Pitchfork Festival’s Blue Stage, we see what she’s built for us: three jagged peaks made of neon tubing rising…
Sasha Geffen | July 24, 2017 - 1:09 pm


13 Memorable Moments From Bonnaroo 2016

For Bonnaroo's 15th anniversary, the festival put together a lower-key, looser experience than in recent years. There wasn't the firebrand of having someone like Kanye…
Ryan Leas | June 13, 2016 - 12:42 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We celebrated the '90s this week by reflecting on some of the decade's most bizarre cultural moments and artifacts. We looked back on surreal times…
Stereogum | May 20, 2016 - 5:46 pm

More Dawn Richard stories

DAWN x MUMDANCE – “Guardian Angel”

Electronic soul experimentalist D∆WN (aka Dawn Richard) has just released a new song, following most recently her smooth remix of Janelle Monae's "PYNK." Before that, Richard released a…
Julia Gray | May 4, 2018 - 9:46 am

Janelle Monáe – “PYNK (D∆WN Remix)”

Last week, Janelle Monáe released "PYNK," a single from her new album Dirty Computer that features Grimes. We named it one of the best songs
James Rettig | April 18, 2018 - 3:31 pm

D∆WN – “Waves”

Ever since she released the 2016 album Redemption, Dawn Richard, the idiosyncratic future-soul traveler who records as D∆WN, has been dropping one-off singles like "Break
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2018 - 2:20 pm

D∆WN – “Gravity”

D?WN has put out a series of consistently great singles since she released her excellent album Redemption last year. The last track we heard was…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 6, 2017 - 1:24 pm

D∆WN – “Break Me”

We've been hearing a lot from Dawn Richard, aka D?WN, lately. Just last week we saw a 3D visual for her songs "Lazarus" and "Love…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 17, 2017 - 4:12 pm

Watch Dirty Projectors Play The Tonight Show With The Roots, D∆WN, & Tyondai Braxton

Dave Longstreth may have reinvented Dirty Projectors as a solo project on the new self-titled album, but that doesn't mean he's rolling solo these days.
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2017 - 8:52 am

D∆WN – “Lazarus” / “Love Under Lights” 3D Video

D?WN (aka Dawn Richard) has been experimenting with the music video form for the last couple of years, often integrating virtual reality experiences into her…
James Rettig | May 10, 2017 - 11:49 am

Dawn Richard – “LA” (Feat. Trombone Shorty) Video

Last year Dawn Richard, aka the art-R&B powerhouse that goes by the stage name D?WN, released Redemption, the excellent final installment in her trilogy of…
Pranav Trewn | April 4, 2017 - 2:28 pm

D∆WN – “Hurricane” & “Van Gogh”

Lately, it seems like the world has begun to see Dawn Richard as something other than a former Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money member and…
Tom Breihan | March 10, 2017 - 12:50 pm

Dirty Projectors – “Cool Your Heart” (Feat. Dawn Richard) Video

Dirty Projectors are releasing their new self-titled album in a few weeks. Dave Longstreth mostly eschewed vocal collaborators this time around in favor of playing…
James Rettig | February 7, 2017 - 12:32 pm


Stream Star Slinger We Could Be More EP

Star Slinger is closing out 2016 with his third new collection of music this year following January's Sketchy EP and May's beat tape Volume 2.
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 9:01 am

Stream D∆WN Redemption

The R&B visionary Dawn Richard, who records these days as D?WN, spent years in Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money before forging her own way ahead,…
Tom Breihan | November 10, 2016 - 9:18 am

D∆WN – “Vines” (Feat. PJ Morton)

In two weeks, Dawn Richard -- the former Diddy-Dirty Money and Danity Kane member who records smacked-out robo-R&B songs under the name D?WN -- will…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2016 - 12:12 pm


Star Slinger – “We Could Be More” (Feat. D∆WN)

Star Slinger has linked up with Skrillex's OWSLA label for a new EP called We Could Be More. The six-song set includes collaborations with Tunji…
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2016 - 9:02 am
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