DC is a never ending surplus of good music, good people and good times. Don’t believe us? Here is yet another super dope track from some DC locals. There isn’t anything better than riding through the streets of your hometown listening to music made by your friends. DC is getting better every day and this is why. Check it out, share it, download it, be about it. #teamonelove
DC all day every day
Collective member Obeyah is blazing the charts with yet another burner this week, “Drunk In Baltimore”. There is no stopping Reed Griffith aka Obeyah and it’s evident with his nonstop presence on the rising radar. Not only is he talented, driven and focused; Obeyah is also one of the nicest people we know. Enjoy some music, turn that shit up and celebrate another day alive on this planet by…
Tomorrow marks the kickoff of the inaugural In It Together Fest here in DC and we are more than pumped about it. If you live in DC you have seen the posters everywhere, they are hard not to notice because they are dope and FULL of information.
What is the In It Together Fest you ask? Well, its a lot from the looks of it. A community of musicians and venues who have pulled together to present a…
Much Like a perfect Summer day, This mix starts slow and mellow and serves up good vibes. It picks up pace and energy as the day progresses and Rages the Night finally rinsing into the dawn and a new day. it moves, breathes and thrives with precision and spontaneous imperfect perfection. It Promises new loves and old friends.
Wow, Such Summertime
01 Wow Such Intro – SaintLike featuring…
As if it needed anything else to put it on the map, the H Street corridor will be the first location serviced on the district-halfing “OneCityLine” of the D.C. Streetcar system.
With just 20 percent of the 2.4 mile micro-project left, D.C. Streetcar projects the first cars to operate on the H Street-Benning portion (with actual people on them) this November, though more safety checks could…
Write up by Eli Hunter
Amongst a sea of 20-something’s barraging a tranquil setting between two stages, high on the rhythmical beats of the performing artists and assumably strong party pills, there laid an underlying theme of the overall message of all open air music festivals in the Netherlands; Community. It’s hard for this small town American writer to understand the complexity of what Europeans get to experience on a near weekly basis through what is to be perceived as normal gatherings focused on music. People come together from all walks of life to engage in conversation and binge drinking, promoting a strong sense of worthwhile communal integrity. Sharing, giving, and authenticity appear rampant, signs that humanity is all but at its strongest.
But what happens backstage is perhaps the most profound conclusion of modesty and sincerity in a striving generation of what most of Americans would label as a becoming hippy culture. As I sat, and often laid, on a decrepit (and slightly wet) couch surrounded by used and broken furniture, the tone was becoming evident in my mind about what the performing artists derive their creativity from. A conversation was being had by one of the headlining acts lead singer, Joshua Nolet, of one of the Netherlands most successful bands, Chef’Special, about how intense the crowd became during their performance. The moving words of adornment of their faithful fan base made me realize the love an artist has of the troves of people willing to sit and wait on a sweltering sunny Dutch day all afternoon to watch their lyricist idols strum through note by note, word for word. Myself, a nobody in the music industry, was often entertained with conversations and beer between acts, by performers looking to come down from a stage induced high, in a genuinely hospitable fashion. There was talk of family, politics, and the weather. Of Dutch policy over the recent downing of the Malaysian airlines flight that saw 193 of their fellow nationals killed, whom some where known and beloved friends. There was also concern over how the extreme heat and humidity was affecting the patrons, and how they strived to give their absolute all during performances.
I suppose its also important to make note of the acts, to include Jett Rebel, Go Back To The Zoo, Kygo, Le Youth, Koffie, Aeroplane, Pretty Lights, and Goldfish, which all surpassed my expectations for performances of what appeared to be a relatively modest venue. The sense of community each performer gave struck an underlying key of the disregard to the overall capacity of the audience, a message of hope in that together, we succeed.
I implore you to get out this coming weekend, and hopefully those thereafter. Make arrangements, call your friends, put the computers and phones away. As a strong community, little will stand in the way for our future generations.
Till we meet again, take care.
-EliAmsterdam Live on Stage w/ Head Above Heart Write up by Eli Hunter Amongst a sea of 20-something’s barraging a tranquil setting between two stages, high on the rhythmical beats of the performing artists and assumably strong party pills, there laid an underlying theme of the overall message of all open air music festivals in the Netherlands; Community.
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Imagine “Champion Sound”, the house band, led by DC’s very own John Jazz; comprised of crazy talented musicians who can play any and all of the instruments as well as sing and MC.
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