"The Future of Dadadoh and TVLife Entertainment is uncertain, but it is clear that Radical is a big step toward something new."
- Doug S., PHX SUX | phxsux.com
"Dadadoh is local rapper Bryan Preston, who celebrates the physical release of “Radical,” an alternative hip-hop album he mastered with Scott Mitting.
'I'd been working on this album before I went on tour last summer,' Preston says. 'During that tour I really got to learn what worked and what didn't when it came to presenting my music to a larger audience outside the city. My previous album was called ‘Infernal’ and it was made during this dark time in my life and that really resonated with Phoenix but not so much on tour. Every once in a while I'd add something new to my set that I was working on just to see how it went and people really liked that stuff more than the songs from ‘Infernal’ and I knew that was the direction I wanted to go in with the project once I got back.'
He actually set aside rapping for two or three months when he got back from tour and a family member passed away right around his birthday.
'I wanted to pursue standup comedy,' he says. 'It became a very therapeutic way for me to deal with it. I spent every Monday night at Lawn Gnome honing my skills and trying out new material. I actually began writing jokes more than I was writing lyrics because it gave me a new way to express myself and it made me realize how healing comedy could be. I think I also felt like I had run out of things to say in my music. I actually counted one day and realized I had recorded and released 104 songs. There was nothing else I felt I needed to say but after the joke writing and living through the passing of my cousin Jorel, I realized I wanted to make something fun and sexy. The album is ultimately a celebration of my time in Phoenix combined with everything I've learned about myself since I've been here."
- Ed Masley, The Republic | azcentral.com
released August 19, 2016
Executive Producer | Bryan Preston
Recorded at Jamarvin’s Room in Tempe, AZ
Mastered by Scott Mitting at the 20 Ft. Studio in Phoenix, AZ
Additional production provided by Dopamine Dreams (Tracks 3 + 8), MVG (Tracks 7 + 9) & WOLFZiE (Track 12)
A&R for TVLiFE Entertainment - Scott Albig
Management - Chelsey Lousie, Mike Johnson & Anamieke Quinn
Tiffany Michelle Hilstrom voiced The Interviewer in “AND WE’RE BACK”
MC/DC appears in “NO MORE” courtesy of TVLiFE Entertainment
appears in “LONESOME” & “KOWASAHKI TRAPPIN’” courtesy of TVLiFE Entertainment
Dirty Dalla$ drew the front cover and plays saxophone on “JUST WHAT YOU LIKE”
Kali Kal appears in “REAL GOOD” courtesy of TVLiFE Entertainment
Curt Flo appears in “ALL THIS” courtesy of Studio Flo
All songs written, arranged and performed by DaDadoh for TVLiFE Entertainment (2016)