Posts Tagged ‘Volta Bureau’

Listen: Will Eastman Remixes The Caribbean

It looks like spring is finally here, a good thing given the shitty winter we've just endured. If you're like me, you're ready to lower the windows and blast something breezy from the car.
If that's so, you might wanna peep this new remix from DJ/producer Will Eastman (owner of U Street Music Hall and one-third of [...]

Track Premiere: Outputmessage, “Heisenberg (Magic Spell Mix)”

Newcomers to D.C.'s small electronic-music scene might know him as part of the power trio Volta Bureau, but D.C. electronic music producer Bernard Farley has been cranking out house, techno, and electro tracks under the name Outputmessage for a good decade now, many of them for his own label, Output Noise. His work is consistently [...]

Listen: Pentamon, “Nite”

Today, Teenage Riot Records released the debut single from Pentamon, the techno solo project from producer, DJ, and U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman. Pentamon serves as an outlet for some of Eastman's darker tendencies; compared to "Nite," the disco he makes with his trio Volta Bureau sounds like My Little Pony's "Friendship Is [...]

Listen: New Mixes from Volta Bureau and Future Times Records

Both Volta Bureau and the gang from Future Times Records have released new mixes that look back on their favorite tracks from 2012.
But for the three DJs and producers in Volta Bureau, one mix just wasn't enough: Members Micah Vellian, Will Eastman, and Outputmessage each crafted their own retrospective on the year in dance music. [...]

Arts Roundup: Make a Movie Here Edition

As if it wasn't already apparent, people REALLY want movies to be filmed in the city. A bill currently floating around the D.C. Council will collect funds from government contractors for the purpose of luring filmmakers here. [DCist]
Will Eastman of Volta Bureau curates the playlist for the latest episode of Dissonance. [Dissonance]
Have [...]

Here’s Your Virgin Mobile FreeFest Schedule

The annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest is set for Saturday at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and if you're one to plan ahead for a day of concertgoing, here's the schedule of performances. Looks like you can get all your local listening done early: Dismemberment Plan, Alvin Risk, and (the totally ascendant) Volta Bureau all play before dinner.
The schedule seems to [...]

Listen: New Material From Volta Bureau and Outputmessage

Over the last year, Volta Bureau has become a public face of D.C.'s dance-music community. Why? Well, for one, the trio keeps getting booked to play big populist festivals like Identity and Virgin Mobile FreeFest. (Though hometown producer Alvin Risk also deserves a shout-out here, since he's also on the FreeFest sked this weekend.) On [...]

Arts Roundup: You Got Preserved Edition

The D.C. Preservation League has filed to protect interior spaces in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, meaning that if the building were sold, its new owners would have to allow for a public review of any changes to its interior. [Washington Post]
National Children's Museum sets a Dec. 14 opening date for its new location at [...]

Subterranean Punk-House Blues

Photo Slideshow: Subterranean A's Final Show

D.C. punk houses haven’t changed much. They’re still filthy. They’re still rife with well-intentioned but unrealized projects, like unturned compost piles and half-finished rain barrels. They still have damp sofas encircled by splintered drumsticks, Xeroxed show flyers, and earthenware mugs ringed with green-tea residue. Often, a hapless chore wheel clings to [...]

Defected Picks Up Volta Bureau’s “Alley Cat”

Kind-of-a-big-deal UK house label Defected has picked up Volta Bureau's Al Stewart-sampling track "Alley Cat" for release. The single was originally released last year on Nervous Records. The trio—composed of Micah Vellian (Miguel Lacsamana), Bernard Farley, and Will Eastman—also plans to release its Love Cubed EP on Nervous next week.
Let's just revisit "Alley Cat." Because it's [...]