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Monday, 04 February 2019 23:31

Rapper Bri Steves and pop star Dorian Electra to perform at The Dinah 2019

Written by  Michelle King

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The Dinah 2019 keeps heating up! Philadelphia-based rapper, singer, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Bri Steves and genre-norm bending pop star Dorian Electra are the newest additions to the lineup which already includes Grammy Award winner Daya, enigmatic musician Leikeli47 and hip-hop sensations Kodie Shane and Diiamon'd Royalty.

Having recently shared the stage with none other than Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar, Bri Steves promises to bring a powerful performance to The Dinah. Her first single "Jealousy" has amassed over 1.5 million YouTube views and 2 million Spotify streams and newest single "Aint Sh*t" recieved a coveted shout out from celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who said "THIS. IS. EVERYTHING!!!!"

Dorian Electra's viral videos have accumulated over six million views and their on-stage persona has been described as "a mix of Britney Spears and a sleazy Las Vegas lounge singer." You won't want to miss this!

The Dinah is a 5-day event created by Mariah Hanson to celebrate, unite and empower women. The festival includes high profile performances by nationally renowned recording artists, massive pool parties with world famous DJs and go-go dancers, red carpet events with celebrity guests and musical performers, meet and greets with your favorite celebians, and so much more.

There's a reason The Dinah is considered the largest lesbian event in the world and there will be something for everyone at what is expected to be the biggest event to date in 2019! Keep an eye out for more announcements to come.

We have an amazing line-up in store!

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BRI STEVES

It’s the kind of story that doesn’t happen anymore. It wasn’t about metrics or social media “likes.” East Falls-born rapper, singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and producer Bri Steves quietly grinded, teaching herself to play piano, engineer and produce, ultimately igniting a competitive bidding war, and thus landed a deal with Atlantic Records solely based on the strength of her ability to spit, powerhouse voice and confessional songwriting.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, she spent her formative years studying the lyrics of her favorite rappers, undergoing classical training, and performing viola in the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Attending Temple University, Bri taught herself how to engineer and produce so she could record on her own. Simultaneously, she cut her teeth singing and rapping in Philadelphia subways.

Assuming the opening spot on a Starr Island Music Group showcase in 2016, her powerhouse performance left the audience stunned, and she signed to the company’s roster. Gaining early tastemaker support from the likes of Revolt TV, The Fader touted her among “5 Artists Ready to Be Philadelphia’s Next Champion.”

Her senior year at Temple would be split between assignments on Blackboard and marathon sessions. She recorded in Atlanta, Miami, and Los Angeles everywhere from The Hit Factory and Circle House to Jungle City Studios and Glenwood alongside Sonny Digital, Boi-1da, and more. Now, new single “Jealousy” introduces the next chapter of this story.

Watch "Jealousy":

Follow Bri Steves on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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DORIAN ELECTRA

Rising pop star Dorian Electra makes music that defies gender norms. In the past year, their work has gained a queer cult following and led to them being named a must-know talent by Buzzfeed and one of PAPER Magazine’s "100 Women Revolutionizing Pop." Not only that, but Electra has also quickly built a dedicated following thanks to their futuristic spin on 00s pop, 80s funk, and a long-standing love of satirizing rigid gender roles and views on sexuality.

A frequent Charli XCX collaborator, Electra was featured on the Pop 2 track "Femmebot (feat. Dorian Electra & Mykki Blanco)."They have also played live with XCX at a number of self-curated shows and after parties. Most recently, Electra performed at NYC Pride 2018, toured with British pop sensation Rina Sawayama and supported Russian group Pussy Riot on their first U.S. tour. Electra’s last three singles and music videos have garnered press and playlist spots from Billboard, The FADER, and NYLON among others. 2019 will see the release of Dorian Electra’s debut album and headlining tour.

Watch "Career Boy":

Follow Dorian Electra on Instagram, Facebook and Spotify.

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