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Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom Have a Label Now

Moombahton inventor Dave Nada and his Nadastrom compatriot Matt Nordstrom may be L.A. denizens now, but they've remained a regular presence in the District over the last year and change with U Street Music Hall's regular Moombahton Massive parties. Now they've started a label—as all buzzy DJs eventually do?—that's called Diabluma Sound and is devoted to "moombahton music and beyond." The first release, appropriately, shows some hometown love: Steve Starks' The Burma EP comes out on May 22, the same day as Moombahton Massive XV, where he's spinning along with Nadastrom and New York's Sabo.

Of the three DJs in D.C.'s Nouveau Riche crew, Starks is the one whose productions veer hardest into Jock Jams territory. If the music on this Burma EP sampler is any indictation, he's pushing Moombahton to its more aggressive extremes. Take a listen:

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  • King of Snark

    Inventor!??!! It's reggaeton.

  • King of Snark

    Album cover is corny as hell, too.

    Sabo is the man, though.

  • Ds

    Congrats to all of those dudes. They all deserve success. DC has major talent.