Posts Tagged ‘Mad Decent’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Whither Moombahton?

Almost since its birth in late 2009, moombahton has belonged to the blogs (and, sure, the occasional scholarly untangling)—and as a microgenre centered on uncleared remixes mostly posted on Soundcloud, that makes sense. With the very official release this week of Blow Your Head Vol. 2: Dave Nada Presents Moombahton, the sound has met the [...]

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 [...]