Excision (Photo courtesy Circle Talent Agency)
The temperature was at its highest point of the August day, and the streets around the Pimlico Race Course were flooded. Thousands of eager festival-goers attended from across the world gathered to hear the sounds of their favorite artists at the Moonrise Festival, produced by Steez Promo. The two-day event kicked off in style with a slew of local artist setting the stages on fire. So grab onto your totem and tighten up your bandanna as we get ready to run through Pimlico to catch as many acts as possible!
Nora En Pure (Photo by Juska Wendland)
Hey guys, Welcome back to another adventure through my shoes as we cruised to a familiar venue, for some deep house healing. The line was around the corner and calm as everyone was in high spirits in anticipation for what we were about to witness! With a plethora of students back from school, it was a frat party for all ages. Needless to say, the venue was packed and no tickets would be available at the door, as we would have yet another SOLD OUT crowd at Soundcheck for Nora En Pure!
Bakermat (Photo by Marty Marn)
Deep house DJ Bakermat, born Lodewijk Fluttert, will release a new EP, Do Your Thing, via Be Yourself and Sony on Friday, June 8. Soon after, he will perform at Soundcheck in DC on Thursday, June 14.
MK (Photo courtesy Mitch Schneider Organization)
In September, Detroit producer MK released “17,” his latest single, and it has since been steadily building momentum. To date, the track has garnered more than 6.5 million streams on Spotify — and it may be set to enter the Top #20 of the UK Singles charts. At the very moment of this success, MK drops into DC to perform at U Street Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Chris Lake performs live (Photo courtesy Good Question)
Here we go as we shuffle along with the Grammy nominated house DJ Chris Lake! This time we ventured out to one of our favorite frequents in U-Street Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 20! As one of the minds behind several of dance music’s biggest productions, it was no surprise that the crowd was sold out in anticipation of the Englishman.
Lost Frequencies (Photo courtesy Mitch Schneider Organization)
Lost Frequencies released his debut full-length album in 2016 but he returned with a deluxe edition of the record, Less Is More, via Ultra Music in July. The Belgian producer has been on tour, and he visits Flash in DC on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Chris Lake (Photo courtesy Good Question)
English DJ and producer Chris Lake recently collaborated with Skrillex on the compilation HOWSLA, which includes his own single “I Want You.” The compilation hit #1 on the iTunes electronic chart, and his single has continued to receive robust airplay. Now on his Lose My Mind Tour, Chris arrives at U Street Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 20, to spin some house.
Route 94 (Photo courtesy Paradigm Agency)
Hello everybody! We had the pleasure of listening to and meeting Rowan Jones, the British beat bumper known as Route 94! He was at U Street Music Hall on June 8.
Route 94 (Photo courtesy the artist)
Best known for his anthem “My Love,” Rowan Tyler Jones, better known as Route 94, has dropped a series of EPs over the past several years, most recently collaborating with famous London nightclub Fabric on Brand New Day. Route 94 is dropping by DC to perform at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, June 8.
Giorgio Moroder performs at 9:30 Club on May 12, 2017.
Waiting for the DJ to arrive, the crowd at 9:30 Club pressed up against the security barrier on Friday, chanting his name.
“Giorgio! Giorgio! Giorgio!”
When the 77-year-old man of the hour arrived, the very full house erupted into cheers for their headliner — producer and tastemaker Giorgio Moroder, the legendary collaborator who brought synthesizers to Donna Summer and thereafter kept his finger on the pulse of global pop music.