Posts Tagged ‘moombahton’

Read Our Annotated Guide to 2011!

There's no arts section to recap this week. For our Dec. 23 issue—on stands today!—the Washington City Paper staff took a look back on the year that was. No surprise, then, that a good chunk of our Annotated Guide to 2011 is devoted to the arts. Pick up a copy! Or read it online. Either [...]

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 [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Totally Liszt-Less

It’s hard to argue with food writer Michael Pollan’s most famous directive: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Those first seven words of a 2007 New York Times Magazine essay helped make Pollan America’s leading culinary intellectual. The instructions were to be a simple answer to the complicated question of what to eat. But [...]

Don’t Be Bored: O Canada

People love to mock Canadians for being placid, harmless, and adorable, but that stereotype of our neighbors to the north overlooks one critical fact: While folks from Toronto and Montreal might be peaceful and well-meaning, their neighbors in Vancouver don’t fuck around. Just a few months ago, crazed Vancouverites torched half their otherwise idyllic city [...]

Great Beats and Greasy Eats Highlight Sunday’s Moombacon Massive

Despite the name, Sunday night's "Moombacon Massive" party at Rock & Roll Hotel isn't celebrating Dave Nada's bass-quaking microgenre moombahton. In balancing gluttony, absurdity, and gargantuan Baltimore club beats in an unlikely manner, it's possibly the most ridiculous event of D.C.'s Labor Day Weekend.
"Yeah, we're going to have a few catering trays filled with free bacon [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Assassination Vacation

Rave culture may seem like a product of the ’90s, but massive modern events such as the Electric Daisy Carnival prove young people will always want to get high (on life) and shake what Shiva gave them. The Identity Festival is a traveling rave featuring nearly 30 artists whose main goal is to get this [...]

Steve Starks’ Percussive “Problem”: Dancing Is the Solution

U Street Music Hall co-owners Will Eastman and Jesse Tittsworth aren't the only D.C. tunesmiths who have benefited from the venue's 40,000-watt sound system. Nouveau Riche crew member Steve Starks has excelled recent with a hybrid of sensuous and moody tech house and percussion-heavy Baltimore club.
Today, Starks released the free track "Problem," which is built around his [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 37

The freaky-thinky side is a little sexless this week, and the dirty-bitchy side is mostly just bitchy. Which can only mean one thing: Y'all can't take the heat! That's OK, neither can Far Out vs. Hot Dang. Hugs for everybody!

If you see one Rollling Thunder picture, it should be this one.
Craig B.: "I'm convinced that [...]

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 [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Capital Talent Agency, MOCA DC, The Tree of Life, Moombahton’s Big Moment

On the cover, Benjamin R. Freed profiles the Capital Talent Agency, the first operation of its kind in D.C., which is transforming the business of theater in the area. Kriston Capps leads the arts section with his look at Georgetown gallery MOCA DC's persistent crises—and concludes that the space's problems are in fact chronic. In [...]