740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
A French-Caribbean juggernaut who sings, plays bass, writes and produces her own music. Adeline (pronounced ad•uh•leen) dominates any stage she performs on and captures her audience not only with her powerful voice but with her funky bass playing, daring personal style and soulful yet seductive dance moves. Born and raised in Paris, she moved to New York to realize her dreams, making Brooklyn her home.
Eager to express her individuality through her music, she fuses feminine prowess with brutish, powerful funk, soulful R&B and slinky disco. Her bass playing is dirty, her moves are sultry and her high range voice is unstoppable. She's a bombshell that stretches herself as an artist and performer and continually refines her craft.
Adeline’s dedication, talent and style have led to critical acclaim and accolades from publications across music and fashion. Named one of the “10 Most Stylish Women in Music”, the “chameleon-french fashionista” has been featured in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vogue, Pitchfork, T Magazine, In Style, Refinery29, V Magazine, Nylon, Vulture, Lucky, Allure & L’Officiel.
With a Rolling Stone top 50 album of the year under her belt as the voice and face of the lauded Nu-Disco band Escort, she has fearlessly taken center stage at major festivals including Coachella, Montreal Jazz Fest, Full Moon Festival where she showcased her indomitable stage presence, bass playing and powerful vocals. And as a bass player she has been enlisted regularly to tour for Ceelo including Afropunk 2016 and Rock in Rio in 2017.
NOW Adeline is stepping out and writing a new chapter as a solo artist.
With musical influences essential to any history lesson in funk, R&B and disco, her upcoming self-titled debut album - which she co-produced (with Morgan Wiley) wrote & played bass on - gives nods to Chaka Khan, Prince, Curtis Mayfield & Sylvester while staying contemporary. Slated to be released November 9, 2018, it will be found on must listen playlists and the airwaves soon.
The Mixxstress is a multi hyphenate entertainer who has honed a distinctive sound that showcases a boundary breaking take on the mainstream. As an established vocalist/songwriter/DJ/MC/producer; her bold and fearless personal style further conveys her artistry.
A relationship with art has been lifelong. Initially attracted to a career in fashion and visual arts, music was an influence that weaved in and out of her life. She attended Washington, DC area public schools and there participated in county to state ensembles. Her interest in music was solidified at the age of 16 at an infamous local battle of bands which garnered her group the competition’s coveted top prize. With this success, she went on to perform with several area bands, eventually becoming lead vocalist of Marlee in the Mixx (MITM) which she birthed in 2012. As front-woman of MITM, she established herself as a formidable force on the DC music and entertainment scene.
Featured performances at hundreds of venues across the US, including Afropunk’s Battle of the Bands, SOB’s in New York City and Hollywood’s legendary Whisky a Go Go, as well as international headliners at the Essence of Seoul festival in Seoul, South Korea. Collectively Marlee In The Mixx digitally released three highly acclaimed projects; the “10,000 Hours” EP, “The Mixxtape” and the mini EP “Curious on a 70’s Night”. With two releases prior to the band’s debut which she solely curated; the “Orange Line” LP and Marlee’s Modern Life.
In late 2017, Marlee launched her next solo phase as The Mixxstress with the track “SHIFT.” When it comes to the new sound; she regards it as universal, transcending labels to unify audiences in an authentic way. Her influences range across the spectrum; stemming from rap/soul to rock, pop, funk, and electronic genres. Acts like Lady Gaga, N.E.R.D., Paramore, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Little Dragon are just a few that are credited for her wide range of inspirations. She doesn’t see these distinct categories as divergent entities. Rather, she envisions them as art forms that have commingled to give birth to a multifaceted artist. With her current projects culminating in 2019, The Mixxstress asserts herself as a layered artist with a singular voice on the contemporary music scene. Check out her latest single, "Catch a Body" now on all digital platforms + Youtube!
Advance GA $12 | Day of GA $15
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• This event is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music. For more information, please visit https://music.si.edu