Dominic Elliott and Mylie Durham IV began playing music together in 1997 when the pair started their first band, FREELOAD, while attending Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md. Since then, the two local musicians, who’ve grown up in the Washington, D.C., metro area, continue to perform in various ensembles. 

Currently, Elliott performs regular solo gigs and plays guitar in the 60’s era rock/pop band GO MOD GO. Durham plays drums for THE HARRY BELLS and THREE MAN SOUL MACHINE. He is also one-half of the studio project, igloo two.

Off the stage, Elliott and Durham have turned the attention toward other local D.C.-based artists in their debut weekly web series, DC Music Docs. Starting June 1, the pair launched its five-week “Artist Profiles” project. The debut episode features NAVI THE SWAMI, a Sri Lankan-American hip-hop artist, producer, writer, graphic designer, illustrator, and shiftless layabout.

Each episode profiles a different musician, showing their life and music through interviews, snippets of songs and live performances. With this series, the pair plans to showcase the vibrant, diverse and thriving music scene through the artists that call the D.C. area their home.

For more updates on DC Music Docs, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and “like” their Facebook page. Stay tuned for the next episode!


Joe Fitzpatrick

Joe is a digital content strategist and the founder of Dominion Collective. He has a passion for all types of music but mostly enjoys pop punk, hardcore, and indie rock. He lives with his partner Alex in Richmond, and enjoys trying new foods and cocktails.