Bedroom Empire

by Nikki Patin

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    “Bedroom Empire” is the sound of a round life lived inside right angles. The debut album from Chicago artist, Nikki Patin, was created mostly in people’s bedroom studios and represents Patin’s experience with running her own “empire” from her bedroom. Executive-produced by Patin and Dubfront Records founder, Searchl1te, “Bedroom Empire” takes on heartbreak, marginalized existence, strange humor and conscious resistance via lush strings, dramatic harp arrangements, irresistibly danceable beats and face-melting vocals. This album is for stars crafted from dust under beds, for miracles and wishes granted through mantras bounced off the ceiling, for those driven so crazy by the walls around them that they have no choice but to pound beats into the paint.

    For everyone who knows that the revolution begins within...

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“Bedroom Empire” is the sound of a round life lived inside right angles. The debut album from Chicago artist, Nikki Patin, was created mostly in people’s bedroom studios and represents Patin’s experience with running her own “empire” from her bedroom. Executive-produced by Patin and Dubfront Records founder, Searchl1te, “Bedroom Empire” takes on heartbreak, marginalized existence, strange humor and conscious resistance via lush strings, dramatic harp arrangements, irresistibly danceable beats and face-melting vocals. This album is for stars crafted from dust under beds, for miracles and wishes granted through mantras bounced off the ceiling, for those driven so crazy by the walls around them that they had no choice but to pound beats into the paint...for everyone who knows that the revolution begins within.

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released May 7, 2010

The Warrior
Produced by SearchL1te
Lyrics & vocals - Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

Bastard Daughter
Produced by Marta Cook & Nikki Patin
Harp composition & performance - Marta Cook
Lyrics & vocals - Nikki Patin
Recorded live 3.15.10 at Catalyst Studios
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te atCatalyst Studios

Congratulations
Produced by SearchL1te & Nikki Patin
Guitar – Mark Lerro
Violin – Dominic Johnson
Lyrics & vocals – Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

Last Night
Produced by Marta Cook & Nikki Patin
Harp composition & performance - Marta Cook
Lyrics & vocals - Nikki Patin
Recorded live 3.15.10 at Catalyst Studios
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

Inconstant Moon
Produced by Marta Cook & Nikki Patin
Harp composition & performance - Marta Cook
Lyrics & vocals - Nikki Patin
Engineered & mastered by SearchL1te

Harp, Grits & Coffee
Skit conceived & produced by Jeff Dotson II & Nikki Patin
Harp – Marta Cook
Performed live by Jeff Dotson II & Nikki Patin
Recorded live 3.15.10 at Catalyst Studios
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

The Very Same
Produced by SearchL1te
Bass – Buddy Goettsch
Lyrics & vocals – Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

Jungle Leaves
Produced by SearchL1te
Lyrics & vocals – Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

Bedroom Empire
Produced by Mark Lerro & Nikki Patin
Guitar – Mark Lerro
Lyrics & vocals – Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by RSearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

City Lights
Produced by Buddy Goettsch & SearchL1te
Music composed by Buddy Goettsch
Guitar & keys – Buddy Goettsch
Bass – Mark Lerro
Drums – Max Glascott
Violin – Chuck Bontrager & Dominic Johnson
Lyrics & vocals – Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

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Produced by Nikki Patin
Lyrics & vocals – Nikki Patin
Recorded, engineered & mastered by SearchL1te at Catalyst Studios

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Nikki Patin Chicago, Illinois

Nikki Patin has been in 8 bands, was on Chicago’s Mental Graffiti National Poetry Slam team, featured on the 4th season of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam & took the gold medal in the Gay Games LGBT poetry slam.

She's completed a 2 month tour of New Zealand & Australia, performing her 1-woman show, “The Phat Grrrl Revolution” & was nominated for “Best Standout Performer” in the Dunedin Fringe Festival.
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