Posts Tagged ‘Diplo’

Photos: Mad Decent Block Party @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Unfortunately, the D.C. incarnation of this year's Mad Decent Block Party will be remembered for a tragedy: One dead, 20 hospitalized, said the headlines last weekend after 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi died of an apparent drug overdose.
As for as the music went, as Washington City Paper's Matt Ramos predicted, the main draw was Mad Decent label head Diplo himself, with fellow moombahton [...]

ToDo ToDay: Mad Decent Block Party, Baby Bry Bry, and Sitali

A man of many hats (producer, DJ, booty connoisseur, talent scout), Mad Decent label head Diplo is bringing his troupe of electronic merrymakers to Merriweather Post Pavilion, and he’s aiming for wide appeal. But for all the talent he’s assembled from around the world, the clear star of MDBP’s ninth iteration is the ringleader himself. [...]

The Sleigher: Vjuan Allure’s “Rude Off 2013″

HO HO WHO: Globetrotting DJ and producer Vjuan Allure.
TURNT UP FOR TINSEL: Dance music poster-boy and avid BlackBerry user Diplo clearly doesn't think much of Clement Clarke Moore's timeless poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas": The dude's Mad Decent label recently dropped A Very Decent Christmas, a Yuletide-themed compilation of Frankensteinian EDM (and a little [...]

ToDo ToDay: Civil Rights Exhibits, Superhero Art, and Lots of Local Rock

Fifty years after the March on Washington, D.C.’s museums have mounted several notable exhibits that look back on a critical period of the Civil Rights movement. Now, the Newseum throws its hat into the ring with an exhibit dedicated to the student activists who launched some of the most significant demonstrations of the 1960s. Visitors [...]

Mad Decent Releases Digital Moombahton Remixes EP

Diplo's Mad Decent label has come out with another moombahton release, Moombahton Remixes, but this one is a digital-only EP available exclusively through Legitmix.
The EP includes moombahton mixes of some intimidatingly high-profile material: Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain," Jay-Z and Kanye West's [...]

Moombahton Comp Is Safe for Your Ears, but Possibly NSFW

In my December cover story on the electronic dance music microgenre Moombahton, I mentioned a couple sure signs that the sound—invented by D.C.'s Dave Nada—may have a big future. One of them was an upcoming compilation on the influential Mad Decent label. Now the release has a cover (NSFW?), street date, and tracklist.
Blow Your Head [...]

Busta Rhymes Has Earned This Détente

I've been categorically dismissing Busta Rhymes for nearly two decades, but my stamina is finally shot: I hereby endorse his jabberjawing on "Look At Me Now," the new Chris Brown single that also features Lil Wayne. Busta doesn't say shit, but his syllables have uncommon euphony, and I can picture 'em flitting across a musical [...]

Major Lazer To Play Free D.C. Show On June 20

The ridiculously named Major Lazer (Diplo's collab with Switch) will be playing a free show at the Rock & Roll Hotel on June 20. Press folk have already started building up the legend that is Major Lazer:
"Major Lazer is a  collaboration between the two, as disciples of Jamaican born commando, Major Lazer (Who has lasers [...]