The Black Noise
The Black Noise is a dynamic musical duo based in Long Beach, whose style of music crosses several genres including indie rock, R&B, and soul. Vocalist Donovan Brown possesses a soulful, tender, and captivating voice which, when matched with the smooth and emotive stylings of guitarist Victor Ujadughele, creates a musical message that cannot and will not be ignored. The pair began collaborating together in 2010 with the intention of utilizing a vast array of musical influences including Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, N.E.R.D., Frank Ocean, and Radiohead to create their own unique sound … fast forward to 2017 and these gifted musicians have done just that. Their first release, Dreams, encompasses this unique sound with a variety of gorgeous original tunes such as “Should’ve Been Real” and “There Will Be Love”, as well as a special cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”. In addition to the beautiful messages conveyed in their music, Brown and Ujadughele actively stand for equality and social justice. Recently they were featured in Unity in Color, an artistic photography series that represents strength in diversity, equality, and support of feminism and Women’s Rights. You can catch The Black Noise performing at a variety of venues all over the greater Los Angeles area from clubs, coffee shops, to the Long Beach Pier. Stay tuned, for I foresee great things in the near future for this special duo.