Dossey's "Electic" EP is available for purchase and on streaming sites world-wide.
"Conjuring up a sublime blend of powerful synths and surging alt-pop melodies, DOSSEY can only be described as a long-overdue musical whirlwind," Danielle De Wolfe, One Stop Record Shop.
DOSSEY is the electro-pop alter-ego of artist/songwriter/enigma Sarah Dossey, who is also a member of Austin-based folk/bluegrass outfits The Reliques and Indian & The Jones.
A true Austin original, DOSSEY got her start playing her unique brand of electronic pop for the club crowd at Swan Dive, a local club known for cultivating local indie pop, electronic and dance artists. It was from that stage that DOSSEY truly honed her sound and stage presence - partnering soaring pop melodies with hard-hitting analog and digital synths over a tasty bed of vintage 808 beats.
DOSSEY has been a featured artist on Noisetrade, and has received nods from indie blogs like The Deli, Parachute Music, One Stop Record Shop, and Wolf in a Suit. She was also nominated for Deli Magazine's Best of Austin poll, and her video for her cover of Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes was included as an official selection of the Austin Music Video Festival in 2017.
Released in April 2017, Dossey's first EP project, Electric is a true experiment in collaboration, and is the first of a two-part series.
The songs on Electric introduce Dossey listeners to a different side of her, as catchy pop melodies soar over dynamic arpeggiations and straight-forward dance beats in "Electric" and "Released", and vintage synth pads create a luxe atmosphere and presence in Dossey's cover of a beloved Peter Gabriel ballad on "In Your Eyes".
Recorded over a very short span of time (roughly one month!), in different studios around Austin, each song is a collaboration with a different producer ("Electric" - Taylor Webb, "Released" - Jake Wigal, and "In Your Eyes" - Russell Parks). All the vocals on the project were recorded at Rev1211's studio at Lifespace, a sanctuary of sorts for Austin artists. The project as a whole was later mixed by Taylor Webb, and mastered by Grammy-winning Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital in Houston, TX.
Dossey's freshman release, "Diamond," blends Dossey's intricate and catchy melodies with the creative genius of producers Kevin McCollough and Jacob Hildebrand and renowned mastering engineer, Chris Gehringer of Sterling Sound (Chairlift, Rihanna, Santigold, Yeasayer, and many more).
However, the strength of this first electronic effort is not simply in its ambient electronic sensibilities or even Dossey's sweeping vocal melodies - lyrically, Diamond is relentless and declarative.