A sign is waving in the distance that reads “Get VonStroked.” A man, in an orange and yellow spandex suit with a cracked egg emblem on his stomach, is at the front of the crowd alongside a gaggle of raving brethren. I am backstage. Beside me is Grill$on, Dirtybird’s resident pit master, and we are wearing matching Vans sneakers; they have cheeseburgers on them. This was the Dirtybird BBQ in

Fresh off an American tour supporting Eric Prydz, British DJ and producer Cristoph links up with Fairfax, Virginia native Jeremy Olander for their new “Last Dance” EP. The two-track EP features two distinct progressive house records, and demonstrates a solid hybrid of the two artists’ unique styles, with Cristoph bringing a dark yet soulful vibe while Jeremy Olander’s rhythms drive them forward. The first track, “Last Dance,” is reminiscent of stepping

Com Truise and Clark at U Street Music Hall May 19
Learn more about Com Truise and Clark before their show on Friday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he

Unlike Pluto at U Street Music Hall on May 18
Learn more about Unlike Pluto before his show on Thursday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Unlike Pluto (aka Armond Arabshahi) began teaching himself how to play piano at the age of 5. His obsession with music lead him to play the guitar, drums and just for the heck of it, the clarinet. With his knack for learning musical instruments, Pluto began navigating different genres of music starting

Blood Frenzy
In 2017, starting a record label is easy. With a few keystrokes you can have a presence on Soundcloud or Bandcamp. What is much more atypical in 2017 is starting a record label that presses records. Mastering, plating, and pressing vinyl, upfront costs, and the time it takes to put a physical release together requires patience and a strong vision. Earlier this year, College Hill (a producer who has appeared