DOMENICO Discusses New Group, Prince Street Bodega, Changing Education With Non-Profit Real World Academy

Ken Adams
4 min readNov 11, 2022

Hailing from New York, multi-faceted, Billboard-charting artist and multi-instrumentalist, DOMENICO, is a force within the music scene — and it’s only just the beginning for this rising star. As a talented vocalist, songwriter, musician, and artist, DOMENICO continues to break barriers with his work, which now includes the launching of his latest project, Prince Street Bodega. A four-member group, consisting of DOMENICO, Black Caviar, and Rion S, Prince Street Bodega, has just made their debut on October 28 with “Contagious,” which is available now on all digital streaming platforms.

“My ultimate goal as an artist is to provide the scaffolding for the next generation of creatives to feel confident pursuing a career that aligns with their passions. That was the idea in starting Real World Academy.” — DOMENICO

DOMENICO founded the non-profit, Real World Academy, which serves as a mentorship vessel to encourage young people to follow their dreams. In 2017, he was nominated as one of the youngest speakers ever to give a TEDx Talk on the subject. Since its formation, Real World Academy has mentored hundreds of students across the United States in designing their future.

Since exploding onto the scene with multiple Billboard-charting collaborations, DOMENICO has produced and performed on records for legendary artists such as John Legend, My Chemical Romance, Bingo Players, and Tiësto. DOMENICO’s reputation for combining guitar-based songwriting with futuristic production has landed him millions of online listeners with routine support from Spotify, SiriusXM, and MTV. He even has his very own record label, IL DOTTORE, which serves as a platform to uplift his own art and collaborations with friends.

With his latest project, Prince Street Bodega (PSB), DOMENICO joins the likes of Black Caviar and Rion S to serve up a unique listening experience that intertwines funk, disco, soul, and hip-hop. The band’s origin was a happy accident, born out of the 2020 lockdowns when NYC-based producers Black Caviar became neighbors with DOMENICO. They immediately clicked and introduced DOMENICO to Irish multi-platinum singer/songwriter Rion S over Zoom in hopes of collaborating.

“I think that most music fans, including myself, are desperate for positive vibrations in the midst of so much negativity in today’s zeitgeist. I think the boys from PSB helped bring that out in me as an artist and I hope this album does the same for everyone.” — DOMENICO

Happening within the span of just a few short months, the four-piece group ferociously produced an entire album’s worth of material. In paying homage to the New York City neighborhood that inspired much of the music, Prince Street Bodega was born. Now, the group has just released their debut original single, “Contagious,” with a debut album of the same name slated for release later this year in partnership with premier distribution and music services platform, Vydia.

ABOUT DOMENICO:

DOMENICO is a multi-instrumentalist artist known for combining the sounds of moody electronic music, funky r&b, and soul-driven pop. DOMENICO writes and records all of his own material in his studio apartment in New York City.

A product of Morristown, New Jersey, DOMENICO spent his formative years playing lead guitar in pop bands along the Jersey Shore. While attending the Clive Davis Institute at New York University, he studied under Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, and worked as an apprentice to producer Dave Tozer (John Legend, Kanye West). During this time, DOMENICO learned the methods of chart-toppers and adapted them to today’s music landscape. Additionally, DOMENICO founded the first non-profit of its kind known as Real World Academy, which serves as a mentorship vessel for young people to follow their dreams. In 2017, he was nominated as one of the youngest speakers ever to give a TEDx Talk on the subject.

Today, DOMENICO remains a Billboard-charting songwriter/producer, and has worked alongside artists such as John Legend, My Chemical Romance, and Bingo Players. DOMENICO’s reputation for combining guitar-based songwriting with futuristic production has landed him millions of online listeners with routine support from Spotify, SiriusXM, and MTV. His record label, IL DOTTORE, serves as a platform to uplift his own art and collaborations with friends.

CONNECT WITH DOMENICO ON HIS OFFICIAL WEBSITE & SOCIAL PLATFORMS:

https://domenicosounds.com/

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Ken Adams

Freelance writer. Music enthusiast. Adventurer.