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Studio Session: Kyleen Downes and Nick Kizirnis celebrate remixes, reworks and collaboration

Listen to Kyleen Downes and Nick Kizirnis perform on Kaleidoscope and talk to WYSO's Juliet Fromholt about their upcoming releases

On September 7, Nick Kizirnis and Kyleen Downes joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt to give a live performance and to discuss their recent work.

The musicians are both releasing a reworked version of previously-released songs. Downes has a new remix of her most recent single, “Tell me what I want to hear,” by Isicle, whose electronic sound contrasts, she says, with her usual musical style: “It’s not a similar vibe to mine. It’s more electronic, I’m more guitar based.” Downes said that she was immediately pleased with the remix, though she said asked Isicle if she could “get a little guitar” on the track for the final version. “Tell Me What I Want to Hear (isicle Remix)” is slated for release on September 16.

Kizirinis has also given an electronic makeover to a recent song, “Way to Me,” originally released on his 2020 album “The Distance.” The original version of “Way to Me” features singer Kate Wakefield, backed by acoustic guitar, organ, and a steady rock beat on the drums. The new version of the track, reworked by Kizirnis and co-producer Patrick Himes, still features Wakefield’s vocals, but this time over a lush backdrop of spacey synthesizers, bass, and electronic drums.

In addition, Kizirnis and Downes have a new song together, “Left on the pavement” – though they haven’t released it yet. They will be playing together live this Friday, September 16, at the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton.

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Juliet Fromholt is proud to be music director at 91.3FM WYSO. Juliet began volunteering at WYSO while working at WWSU, the student station at her alma mater, Wright State University. After joining WYSO's staff in 2009, Juliet developed WYSO’s digital and social media strategy until moving into the music director role in 2021. An avid music fan and former record store employee, Juliet continues to host her two music shows, Alpha Rhythms and Kaleidoscope, which features studio performances from local musicians every week. She also co-hosts Attack of the Final Girls, a horror film review podcast.
Peter Day writes and produces stories for WYSO’s music department. His works include a feature about Dayton's premiere Silent Disco and a profile of British rapper Little Simz. He also assists with station operations and serves as fill-in host for Behind the Groove. Peter began interning at WYSO in 2019 and, in his spare time while earning his anthropology degree, he served as program director for Yale University’s student radio station, WYBC.