Illenium (Photo courtesy Capitol Music Group)
Steez Promo and Club Glow present the Mid-Atlantic’s premier music event, the sixth annual Moonrise Festival, which returns to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11.
The two-day festival features four stages in total. The Stellar Stage features headliners such as Tiesto, Seven Lions, and Illenium, and the Lunar Stage hosts dubstep and deep house artists Excision and Zhu as well as hip-hop and pop acts like 21 Savage and blackbear.
Mura Masa performs at 9:30 Club on Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Alex Crosson: musician and producer better known as Mura Masa, played a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club, last week, and it was pure energy all around. Showcasing music from his self-titled album and other singles, Mura Masa and special guest Fliss played like no other.
Mura Masa (Photo courtesy Ticketfly)
Alex Crossan, better known as Mura Masa, released his debut self-titled album in 2017. Since then, the British DJ released a few more singles, making a big impression with his electronic alt-R&B. He’s performing at 9:30 Club on Friday, Aug. 17, and you can win tickets to go with Parklife DC.
Paul van Dyk (Photo by Christoph Köstlin)
Trance DJ Paul van Dyk recently released a new single “Touched by Heaven,” and he’s spinning it in clubs on a 12-date North American tour presented by Insomnia’s Dreamstate trance brand. PvD will appear locally at Echostage in DC on Saturday, April 29.
Echostage (Photo by Nick Ford)
Congratulations to Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC), which was voted top club in the United States in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 Clubs poll.
Tiësto (Photo by Jordan Loyd)
Few men command the respect of Tiësto from the DJ booth. Often voted “Best DJ of All Time,” the Dutchman has set a very high bar indeed over the past 20 years. He kept very busy last year, released a series of singles, and started a label dedicated to deep house. No stranger to DC, he returns to spin at Echostage on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11.
Questlove (Photo courtesy Howard Theatre)
This weekend, DC takes up many celebrations for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, including a free music festival near the museum — a festival that will include The Roots.
Later on Saturday, Sept. 24, Roots drummer Questlove will turn to his moonlighting job as DJ, and he will play a late-night set at the Howard Theatre. Questlove has visited DC as a DJ quite a few times, and if you’re in New York City, he’s often found in his DJ regular residency at Brooklyn Bowl.
But not every DJ gig by Questlove goes as smoothly as it does at the Brooklyn Bowl! Case in point: To mark Questlove’s 45th birthday earlier this year, Okayplayer TV animated a story by Questlove of a time when Prince replaced him with a screening of the movie “Finding Nemo.” Watch the story (animated by Hectah) via YouTube:
Rest assured Questlove has nothing but love and admiration for Prince, despite his humorous tale! And you will undoubtedly hear beats from many of the other artists with whom Questlove has worked, perhaps including Erykah Badu, Joss Stone, Justin Timberlake, and D’Angelo, among others.
Mind you, Questlove has owns an incredible vinyl collection of more than 50,000 records that he keeps in his own personal climate-controlled library. So he can basically pull out the unexpected at a whim.
So keep the celebration going late on Saturday with DJ Questlove. Tickets are available online!
Saturday, Sept. 24