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Full page picture with interview overlay - July '04 - Ron Thronson/In:Studio


"Covert Movements" album review - July/August 2004 - Daniel Slaten/Reviews


Album review - Summer 2004 - Terry Sawyer/Reviews


News of The Angel composing score for the documentary "Let's Get Frank" about Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.), and the Clinton Impeachment hearings - April 3, 2004 - Michael Paoletta


The Angel guest reviews the downtempo column - May 2004 - The Angel/Reviews


Feature for the LA weekly - April 2004 - Ben Quiñones


Four page feature on The Angel and her production of the new 60 Channels album, "Covert Movements" - March 2004 - Bill Murphy


Album review - March 2004 - Julia Chan/Reviews


Album review - April 2004 - Jack McGrue/Reviews


Album review - March 25 2004 - Yuri Wuensch/Reviews


Discography

60 Channels "Covert Movements" 2004 LP
The Angel "No Gravity" 2001 LP
Original Score "Boiler Room" 2000 LP
60 Channels "Give Me Your Love" 1999 EP
60 Channels "Tuned In Turned On" 1998 LP
Jaz Klash "Thru The Haze" 1997 LP

60 Channels tracks in flash player at www.60channels.com

60 Channels performance on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" video and audio archive at:

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Bio

Known for remixing hip hop and electronic artists like The Pharcyde, Spearhead, Towa Tei and jazz players like Donald Byrd and Urban Knights, Los Angeles based producer The Angel recorded the 1998, 60 Channels album "Tuned In Turned On" to brand her new sound, a mix of electronic dub, drum and bass and live instrumentation. Her desire to explore other sonic textures outside of her urban downtempo roots fuelled this new direction. 60 Channels became the umbrella for an eclectic group of MCs and vocalists brought in to voice the songs Angel was creating. Angel toured extensively as a DJ throughout '98/'99, often accompanied by members of the 60 Channels crew and sometimes by such varied guests as Divine Styler, Mystic and Jody Watley.

Though The Angel veered into film scoring, outside production and the culmination of her urban alternative release, "No Gravity," as The Angel in 2001, the plan was always to follow up with further 60 Channels releases. In 2000, The Angel composed the film score for the provocative hit, "Boiler Room," starring Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel. Having produced songs for Mystic, The Angel was also instrumental in getting the Bay Area MC/songstress, her first record deal.

All the while, the return of 60 Channels was brewing as the direction and feel for a new album started to form. More of a concept album than any of her previous records, the March '04 release, "Covert Movements," was written and produced entirely by The Angel. “The whole time I was recording this album, I felt like I was surrounded by some impending chaos… it was out there in the ether, part of the unknown, but I could feel it. Travel became the central theme,” Angel relays, “the journey through life and what we deal with in terms of love, loss and death…the spiritual versus the chemical, tangible realm.” Choosing the messengers to help her illuminate these themes led Angel to work with guest vocalists, Angie Hart (Frente), Navigator (The Freestylers/Asian Dub Foundation), Karen Grant (Andrew Tosh/The Wailer's Junior Marvin), DJ Collage (Meat Beat Manifesto), Rain Phoenix (papercranes) and Monday Michiru, blending harmonies over a mix of shadowy melodies, pulsing instrumentation and frantic beats.

60 Channels is the collective consciousness of a talented, multi-dimensional crew channeled through one artists’ coherent vision. It’s a frequency that bends from the abstract to the structured in the course of one song, and encompasses a myriad of beats, sounds, and transitions, all the while maintaining a truly organic feel.