Author Archive for Marcus K. Dowling

From D.C. to Philly and Back: Gun$ Garcia Returns Home For a Pair of Parties

The Philly-via-Silver Spring DJ is performing in town twice in a week.

Watch: Ras Nebyu, ‘Iyah-Tate’

Check out Ras Nebyu's new music video.

The Sleigher: Aloe Blacc, ‘The Christmas Song’

Aloe Blacc channels his inner Nat King Cole.

One Track Mind: Dawit Eklund, ‘Lies Are Chic’

Listen to the Afro-house groove of the 1432 R founder's latest.

Listen: Brutalism, No Rave

Don't be fooled by it's title, No Rave, the five-song cassette EP by local synth-wave trio Brutalism is a party. With its vintage analog-sound that feels like a throwback to a mix of mid-'90s college radio hits, '80s Krautrock, and indie pop sing-a-longs, Gavin Holland, Zach Carter, and Benjamin Bruno touch on a plethora of emotional vibes. In [...]

Ras Nebyu on His New Single ‘Naturale,’ Conscious Rap, and Travelling To Africa

"As far as D.C. and rap, hip-hop's the best way to communicate the history of what's happening, the gentrification, everything that's happening in the city right now."

Will Eastman Calls Time on Bliss, Plans One Last Mega Dance Party

"If I didn't do it at 15, I'd end up doing 20, and I have a lot of other things that I want to do in the next five years."

Soundcheck, a New Venue for EDM, is Exactly What Today’s Dance Culture Ordered

Soundcheck borrows concepts from underground nightlife and blends them well with an ultra-mainstream experience.

Listen to Visto’s Groovy New Single “Hurricane,” Featuring Aussie Vocalist Emmaline

Visto describes a particularly amorous lovemaking session that ends up "on the kitchen sink."

How DJ Stereo Faith Became Bros With Peter Hook

If you've seen DJ Stereo Faith spin, you know he's a straightforward party starter who keeps it cool no matter where he's spinning. But when he opened last Friday for Peter Hook and the Light—the latest project from the former Joy Division and New Order bassist—he got uncharacteristically nervous, he says. No wonder: "Joy Division's my [...]