Posts Tagged ‘moombahton’

Nadastrom Talks New Album, Waking up to L.A. Sunshine, and Finding Success Beyond D.C.

Apparently the weather is pretty nice out there.

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 [...]

Listen to Nadastrom’s Charming New EP, Fallen Down

It begins with a persistent tap, as if Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom want to hack into your dreams. Then the faint emergence of radiant synths, which break through the scant stillness and grow more prevalent as the song, "Fallen Down," takes shape. This is moombahton, the decelerated Latin-infused house music Nada created in 2009.
Out today, [...]

Arts Roundup: Long Weekend Edition

The Washington Monument lights up tonight. [Post]
Book of Mormon lands at the Kennedy Center this week, and Nelson Pressley tries to explain why the musical from the creators of South Park is so broadly popular. (Tickets for the KenCen run are almost completely sold out.) [Post]
If you wanna party with Folklife performers, head to the [...]

Arts Roundup: Moombahton Is Still Here Edition

Spin awards moombah compilation Moombahton Forever an 8 out of 10 [Spin]
Speakeasy DC's first short-story collection to be released on Valentine's Day [Twitter]
Bethesda Barnes & Noble not going anywhere [Washington Business Journal]
DCist's list of the best up-and-coming bands in D.C. [DCist]

City Paper Critics’ Poll: Favorite Moments In Local Music

For the 2012 City Paper Critics' Poll, we asked local critics, bloggers, and fans to tell us about their favorite moments in local music this year. This post has been updated to include input from Reese Higgins and's Metal Chris.
Packed into the Ethiopian joint Asefu’s in July and riled up by an all-too-brief set [...]

Arts Roundup: Funky Edition

Kathleen Turner coming to Arena Stage [Post]
Shakespeare Theatre director Michael Kahn talks failure and how he came to love the ol' Bard [Washingtonian]
Local DJ Jerome Baker III remixes Dam-Funk [Soundcloud]
Scion A/V releases its own Moombahton comp [Nouveau Riche]
Steve Jobs patents to be displayed at the S. Dillon Ripley Center [Post]
WaPo's staff is reportedly suffering from [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Foreign Policy and Noodles

George Kennan was the father of cold war foreign policy. Which isn’t to say that the author of the famous “long telegram”—which argued against postwar chumminess and in favor of containment as a basis of U.S. strategy—was always a proud papa. As containment became the rationale for an arms race, third-world proxy wars, and American [...]

Moombahton: Still Very Local!

Moombahton, moombahton, moombahton. I'm not sure I have anything left to say about the ethnomusicologically fascinating, yet-for-all-practical-purposes-kind-of-stoopid, but-still-pretty-danceable homegrown EDM microgenre, other than that it's pretty striking how much it's remained a local presence even though its international ascent really has very little to do with the particulars of D.C. (and a lot to do with [...]

Jon Kwest Makes Moombahton for MLK Day

Moombahton is the "We can pickle that!" of Washington, D.C. Anything can be moombahtoned. Like the "The Macarena." And now, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Jon Kwest, one of many local purveyors of the homegrown EDM sound, dropped this edit this morning. "Drum Major" has a shuffling, martial beat, some '70s-sounding soul guitar, and audio from King's [...]