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2MELO

2MELO

2Melo, djay, musician and maker of magick based in NYC. Cofounder of legendary global bass collective Cumba Mela, resident djay at Bembe, founder of JunXion NYC. Fine purveyor of global bass, transnational grooves, and magical happenings.

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ANALOG SOUL CLUB


ANALOG SOUL CLUB

Analog Soul Club DC is a vintage global groove vinyl DJ collective. Co-founded by DJ Crown Vic (Electric Cowbell Records) and Mettabbana (Meso Creso), ASC traverses the world with some of the funkiest, soul-reaching, hip-moving, and ankle-bending rarities on wax.

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ANANDROID


ANANDROID

anandroid is a Washington, DC-based purveyor of cold electronica infused with the warmth of the human spirit. With his music, he weaves together the futuristic and the folkloric to create an introspective, but hopeful vibe. He is a resident DJ/curator with Meso Creso and is a resident DJ/co-founder of the Crepúsculo Sereno project.

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ATTICUS


ATTICUS

Atticus is the founder and producer of – and a frequent DJ for – Ecstatic Dance in Washington, DC. Through this work she aims to inspire forums for creative expression and meaningful socialization in conscious, substance-free spaces. steeped in a culture of consent. Her long term vision is that this will integrate with and radically shift mainstream social culture. She crafts musical arcs that explore the intersection between ancient and futuristic sounds that are dynamic and compelling in movement exploration. Atticus is passionate about enlivening collective remembrance for our primal expressions of connection and spirituality through the ritual of dance.

Atticus identifies as a dancer before a DJ. In her youth she vigorously studied a range of dance lineages from ballet to contemporary, which eventually led her to discover modern, free form modalities including Ecstatic Dance, 5Rhythms and Contact Improv. Her departure from competitive performance art was met with a blossoming desire to obliterate its inherent barriers, which delineate between performer and spectator. Her workaims to remind individuals of their empowerment and innate capacity to create.

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BELEZA

Beleza

Beleza is a disc jockey, turntablist and videographer from Northern Virginia who has been djing for over 10 years. She is an open format dj, merging different sounds and genres. Beleza means beauty, this is how she perceives and approaches life: as a beautiful creation. Throughout her various creative platforms, DJ Beleza aims to connect with her audience while creating a new intimate experience for them.

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BOING BUMM TSCHACK

BOING BUMM TSCHACK

Meso Creso’s own musical import/export business brings back Boing Bumm Tschack’s circus-infused sound from his current base in Berlin, Germany. BBTschack has played at Burning Man, Figment DC and the PEX Summer Festival in the US, and regularly at Meso Creso events in DC.

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CHRISTIAN DOPE

CHRISTIAN DOPE

Christian Dope has been steadily rocking East Coast parties and burner events since 2010, bringing fresh flavor through eclectic DJ sets blending Footwork, Baltimore & Jersey club, Afrobeat, Baile Funk, Juke, Dancehall, Booty Breaks, and whatever other groovy stuff he gets his hands on. A combination of the latest popular sounds with unique tunes dug from the deep is what brands his sets to be consistently expansive and always worthy of shakin’ it. Few things are better than providing an opportunity for everyone to put aside their everyday concerns and get down in unity to great music, and facilitating this party-time nirvana is Christian Dope’s MO.

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DEODARA

DEODARA

Deodara spins a blend of EDSM, electronic disco space funk, that will get your feet moving and your body shaking.

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DJ BEATRIX


DJ BEATRIX

DJ BEATrix is a global bass DJ based in Washington, DC. She pulls musical influences from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe and weaves them together to create fresh sounds. Her performances are energizing, fun, and bassy sets that keep the dance floor moving! Expect to hear a sweet mix of tropical bass, zouk, cumbia, soca, dancehall, kuduro, afro-brazilian, trap, moomah, bollywood/bhangra booty and whatever else she can put into the mix. She is a co-founder and resident of the Tropic of Bass parties and a resident with DC-based arts collective Meso Creso. She has played at numerous clubs and festivals in DC, NYC, Philly and out West.

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DJ RIGHTPATH

DJ RIGHTPATH

DJ rightpath plays a mix of psychedelic funk and soul from the 60’s and 70’s. He believes dancing uplifts the spirit and frees the mind to connect with the boundless joy that lives in every heart.

DJ SHANGO


DJ SHANGO

DJ SHANGO founder of The Organic Mindz Tribe (The OM TRIBE) & Spirit Quest brings indigenous vibrations to uplift, enlighten and open the chakras through the sounds of Indigenous beats, drums and chanting. A self taught DJ hailing from New Jersey, Residing in Philadelphia. Utilizing music to heal the Mind Body & Soul, Shango has DJ for festivals such as PEX Summer festival ’16 &’17(Maryland), LoveLight Yoga & Arts Festival 17’(Maryland), The Grounds-Sober Experience Festival 17’(West Virginia), Nomadico Meso Creso ’16 (Virginia), Catharsis A Vigil for Healing ’16 & 17’(DC, Washington Monument). SHANGO vision is bringing ART & MUSIC Together to heal our audience threw Drums & traditional paint. Letting Go into a flow of Movement to feel their Highest Self Expanding their Organic MINDZ is his ultimate goal. SHANGO has worked with many DJ’s to make this Sound Vibrate On high frequencies such as Osunlade, Anane Vega, King Britt, DJ Lil’ Dave, Jelly Bean Benitez, Timmy Regisford, Nickodemus, Brookzill!, Donnerstag, Tropic Of Bass, Donny G, and many more. Hosting his own events Such as High Life, an Afro/Latin beat residency every Saturday, and 5 monthly’s filling the calendar up with Music, Art, Crystals & Healing. SHANGO’s Ancient Futuristic sound is bring a constant flow of energy to the people which is rapidly growing into a massive healing movement.

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DOKTOR CHIFLAMICAS


DOKTOR CHIFLAMICAS

Doktor Chiflamicas is a Colombian Balkan Beats and Gypsy Punk DJ who has shared the stage with Manu Chao, Emir Kusturica, Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beat Box, Buraka Som Systema and many others.

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GEKO JONES

Geko Jones

Brooklyn’s Geko Jones is a DJ and party promoter pushing forward the Afro­Latin agenda in nightclubs around the world. A founding member of the highly influential Que Bajo party in NYC, his mixes and span the tropical hemispheres and collage together hours of globally sonic dance floor mayhem. He has released records on Dutty Artz and the legendary Fania Records imprint. His DJ sets incorporate heavy afro­latin percussion mashed up against synthetic basslines, global breaks and big room drops sure to get the dancefloor swinging to the left and to the right­­

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GRIFFIN CRAFTS

GRIFFIN CRAFTS

San Francisco-based artist Griffin Crafts connects audiences and musicians through creation, curation and community. As a producer and DJ, he blends acoustic and synthetic sounds from around the world into eclectic sets rooted in downtempo, slow house and slow techno. He has recorded podcasts for Shika Shika (Buenos Aires/Paris), Freunde von Freunden (Berlin), Serafin Audio Imprint (Germany), Mesa Recordings (Santa Fe) and Something Else (Miami).

As an organizer, Crafts is a curator of Priceless, a member of the Shika Shika collective, the host of Strategic Reserve, and is on the board of directors of the Salem Orchestra in Oregon.

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HUDA ASFOUR

HUDA ASFOUR

Huda Asfour—musician, engineer, educator and social entrepreneur—believes in the necessity of transcending borders in both life and music. Huda is a natural storyteller whose music, through the tenderness of her oud and the lyricism of her compositions, tells stories that challenge taboos and stereotypes. Her upcoming album “Mosaic identity,” a mélange of original songs and bold rearrangements of folk songs from Tunis and Iraq, takes on themes of love in its various incarnations.

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ILLEXXANDRA

ILLEXXANDRA

Brooklyn-based DJ/producer ILLEXXANDRA brings a consistently fun party vibe, drawing from the worlds of global bass, soundsystem culture, future sounds, funk, electro swing, and classic club styles. Her sets draw you in with innocent joy, smack you around with raw ferocity, and then set you down gently with deep musical knowledge. She’ll kill it with an hour of bangers, or take you on a five-hour journey into sound.

ILLEXXANDRA has played throughout the world, from the East Coast’s best underground parties to major international venues. Festival bookings include Outlook Festival in Croatia, Oregon Eclipse Gathering, SXSW, Emissions Festival Gathering of the Vibes, Mysteryland, Long Beach Funk Festival, Gratitude Migration, Bombadillo Festival, Return to Roots, and the ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica. She has DJ’d in the NYC Dance Parade, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and NYC Halloween Parade. In 2016 and 2017, she joined the NYC Pride March as the DJ on the lead Stonewall float.

She has released tracks and remixes for Stay Tropical, Party Time Society, Sony Red, Rot10 Muzik, Club Popozuda, Peligrosa, Boogie Boutique, Cast-A-Blast Records/Mishkin, Aceyalone, MC Zulu, Little Giants (EVeryman + Pumpkin), Feral aka MC Kinky, Jon Kwest, Kuenta i Tambu, Gato Preto, DJ Tack & DJ Tamalero, and Jaymay, and numerous cult-classic bootlegs. Her tracks were named best track of 2011 by TropicalBass.com, one of 2011’s Most Underrated Music by Marcus Dowling, and featured on BBC Radio 1. She has released mixtapes with Afropop Worldwide, Brooklyn Radio, Space Cowboys RIPEcast, the Armory Podcast, Brousse FM, Homoground, RVA Magazine, and Zappos’ The Ones sneaker lifestyle site.

She has played all over Burning Man, including the coliseum at Root Society, Ashram Galactica, Funky Town, Dustfish, Basshenge, PEX, Kostume Kult, Disorient, Nexus, Burners Without Borders, BMIR, Dirty Beetles/Black 22s, Black Rock Boutique, Gender Blender, Tsunami Bass Experience, Pedal Bump, and Brulee, as well as the arts cars Charlie the Unicorn, the Janky Barge, Icarus, Abraxas, the Bump Bed, A Cavallo, the Dodo, and the Nautilus. She has played prominent sets at regional Burning Man-related events including Transformus, PEX Summer Festival, Nomadico, Catharsis on the Mall, Playa del Fuego, Frostburn, Freeform Festival, Decompression in NYC/Chicago/London, and Figment NYC and DC.

ILLEXXANDRA co-founded Tropic of Bass, a global bass crew based in Washington, DC. She is a resident DJ at Vitamin B, New York’s longest running breakbeat party, and at the McKittrick Hotel with Inyang Bassey and the all-star Heathens band. Illexxandra is one half of the production duo Empire Breaks with DJ Shakey. She is also a resident of the infamous and long-running Rubulad party, an enthusiastic co-conspirator with the Party Liberation Front (PLF) in Richmond, VA, and member of BMIR and the Plug 4 camp at Burning Man.

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JeNeSaisKwa

JeNeSaisKwa

DJ JeNeSaisKwa is a Montreal-based DJ. She played electro swing in DC where she co founded “Speakeasy Electro swing DC”. Her mixes are eclectic and she likes to combine myriad of styles that go from electro cumbia, afro sounds to nu disco to create a joyful vibe.

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LA CHICHA DE TU MADRE

LA CHICHA DE TU MADRE

La Chicha de tu Madre is an Amazonian Cumbia/Chicha band based in Washington, D.C. Members are Daniel Riggs on vocals, electric guitar and keyboard; César Mazat on vocals and electric guitar, Gunnar Poppe on bass guitar, Xavier Bure on timbales and Oliver Contreras on the congas and bongos.

Chicha, also called Psychodelic Cumbia, Cumbia amazónica or Jungle Cumbia (“Cumbia de la selva”), was created in the Amazonian region of Perú in the late 60’s. The style combined the saturated psychodelic guitar and organ sounds of the era with the cumbia rhythm and the traditional Andean melodies and chord progressions of the region.

Chicha takes its name from a corn drink that has been popular in Andean countries for millennia. It’s brewed from fermented maize and can be made either into a mild alcoholic beverage called Chicha de Jora (which was very popular among the Incas), or into a soft drink called Chi.

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LOLA VILLA

LOLA VILLA

Lola Villa is a multimedia artist and cadence maker. Her travels have not only brought her closer to her Latin American roots, but have also propelled her curiosity for tribal, organic and visceral rhythms. When playing, Lola invokes landscapes, animals & rituals of her homeland Colombia – a country rich in Amazonian, Andean, Afro and Arab musical legacies. Her electronic sound is for that exact same reason a profound journey of melodies, a playground of rhythms going beyond genres and boundaries.

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MAMBISA


MAMBISA

From Brooklyn bars to Bolivian radio stations, Jess Jones has been immersed in the performance and promotion of global music culture for over a decade. Jess hosted Musica Pa’ Gozar on WESU FM 88.1 for three years, where she also founded a youth media initiative that teaches middle-schoolers how to write, record and produce their own weekly live radio show. After college, Jess moved to NYC to work in A&R for international record label Putumayo World Music. She also played percussion and sang with acoustic Cuban son & salsa quartet Grupo Loisaida, and then with neo-Latin funk & bodega soul innovators Lo Primo. As MAMBISA, Jess culls intriguing, vibrant and unexpectedly danceable sounds from her travels, projects and creative community to produce conscious, beat-driven original music and DJ sets using Ableton Live, vocals and live instrumentation. She’s also a yoga teacher, meditation practitioner, and licensed social worker specializing in family trauma therapy and innovative, experiential/somatic mental health treatment.

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Affiliations: Party Liberation Front (RVA) @party-liberation-front, Unitribe (unitribe.net/) @unitribe

MDOU MOCTAR


MDOU MOCTAR

In the crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou Moctar stands apart from his peers. Playing in the repertoire of desert guitar popularized by groups like Tinariwen and Bombino, Mdou is pushing the boundaries of the genre with a uniquely personal sound. With versatile compositions and genre-defying albums, Mdou’s music has been an underground success with an international following, set on redefining the sound of the dessert.

Mdou Moctar hails from a small village in the Azawagh desert of Niger, a remote region steeped in religious tradition. As a child, he taught himself to play a homemade guitar, cobbled together out of planks of wood. It was years later before he found a “real” guitar, teaching himself in secret. In an area where guitar music was all but prohibited, he quickly rose to the status of the local celebrity amongst the village youth.

In 2008 he traveled to Nigeria to record his first album “Anar.” A psychedelic reworking of the Tuareg sound, the electronic tracks featured innovative pitch bending synths, drum machines, and autotune. In 2010, he teamed up with the label and collective Sahel Sounds, releasing his first international album, “Afelan.” In 2015, he co-wrote and starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It,” a Saharan remake of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” In 2017, he again shifted gears to another sound with “Sousoume Tamachek,” a mellow blissed out recording evoking the calm desert soundscape, tackling religion, spirituality, and matters of the heart.

In the past years, Tuareg rock music has gotten faster. There is a preference for this new style, both in the raucous weddings of Agadez and in Berlin rock clubs. The wavering guitar solos, rapid-fire drums, and heavy distortion has become characteristic of the contemporary sound. Mdou takes on this challenge, but with an ear towards tradition. Rooted in traditional, with borrowed polyrhythms of traditional « takamba » and lyrics sung in the style of old nomadic poets, his guitar playing is wild and unrelenting, equal parts nomadic bard and Eddie Van Halen.

Mdou Moctar and his band have toured Europe and North America, playing sold out shows from small DIY rock clubs in Portland to New York City’s Lincoln Center. His music has been featured in the BBC, The Guardian, Pitchfork, New Yorker, L.A. Weekly, NPR, Rolling Stone, Les Inrocks, and his film continues to be screened at film festivals around the world. From underground star of Niger to international film star, Mdou Moctar has undoubtedly one of the quickest rises to success. He continues to tour with his original band.

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DISCOGRAPHY
Mdou Moctar – Anar (Sahel Sounds)
Music from Saharan Cellphones Vol. 1 (Sahel Sounds)
Music from Saharan Cellphones Vol. 2 (Sahel Sounds)
Mdou Moctar/Brainstorm – Anar (Sahel Sounds)
Mdou Moctar – Afelan (Sahel Sounds)
Porches/Mdou Split (Seagreen Records)
Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST (Sahel Sounds)
Mdou Moctar – Sousoume Tamachek

MEEGS

MEEGS

HOUSE music with an affinity for the deep sounds of funk, disco, tribal, minimal, tech, afro & gospel soul with bass lines that THUMP…into the wee hours.

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METTABBANA

METTABBANA

Mettabbana began collecting international music 8-tracks, cassettes and vinyl as a teen. His sets and production range from raw analog and folkloric presentations from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, his Balkan homeland and beyond to melding of such sounds with gritty bass and minimal electronic.

He has been a thrust in the DC global music scene by founding a number of global music event series and collectives such as the all-vinyl global vintage groove Analog Soul Club, Crepúsculo Sereno, 1001 Beats, and is a resident DJ + music co-curator for Nomadico Festival and the Meso Creso artistic collective. He has played alongside artists such as Quantic, Noura Mint Seymali, Dengue Fever, Filastine, etc.

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MIXWELL


MIXWELL

Charged with the ancient Mayan energy of Guatemala’s volcanic Lake Atitlan, this Montreal-born producer / remixer & DJ fuses an eclectic blend of indigenous and world music textures over juicy Global Bass beats. His styles have been variously referred to as Shanti-Ratchet, Nu-Cumbia, Ethno-Techno, Trapical & Electraditional.

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MOSE


MOSE

Mose spends much of his time in Guatemala where cacao ceremonies, kirtan and ecstatic dance have had a major influence on his productions and DJ style. It is here on Lake Atitlan that he founded the weekly SunSet Cacao Dances where members of the community have the opportunity to journey deep into dance in a container of deep intention free of alcohol. Having been nomadic since 2011, he has developed a sound all his own through interaction with cultures from around the world. He finds a way to fuse the organic elements of tribal traditions with modern production techniques in order to create an entrancing journey for both relaxed listeners and those eager to move their bodies.

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Description of my Music
I play organic midtempo/downtempo steady beat music. I like to call it deep tribal. For me, music is an opportunity to journey to deep spaces. Whenever I am producing or playing it is my intention to be taken, to let go into the depths. It is an ongoing practice in opening my channels as well as I can to let something more than myself flow through. The entrancing steady beat of the drum is something that has taken me to beautiful places within myself over and over again and my production process emulates this. I always remind myself that if I don’t “get high” from the music I am making, how could I ever expect anyone else to. For me, great music is that which opens these altered states of consciousness without taking any substance at all.

PartyFoul5000

PartyFoul5000™

Resident DJ + event producer @ Thunder Gumbo Arts Collective and proud middle management for Booga, the legendary Thunder Gumbo art car. PartyFoul5000™, aka Shalin (SHAY-lihn) Scupham, has an eclectic style with seven years of experience moving dance floors in New York’s best underground events— you never know what he’ll do next. With expertise in electronic music from all over the world and a sense of history, groove, and the power of both light and darkness, he can play to any scene. Highlights include playing for the sold out annual Freezing Man event, Burning Man, A Cavallo, Bang On, Bar 13, Bembe, Bicycle Fetish Day, Black Rock City, Brooklyn Reliquary, BK Pirates, the Boatel @ Marina 59, The Castle, Chicken Hut, Digital Native, Escape to New York, Flux Factory, G&S Loft, Grand Space, Hacienda, House of Yes, ImageNode, Junxion, Mischief, No Parking, various Rabbit Holes, Rat Camp, the Skull Eaters, Swimming Cities, Weddings, Funerals, Retirement Parties, Art Openings, Bar Mitzvahs.

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PERRY


PERRY

Every song, a purpose; every note, an intention. A South Florida yoga teacher, Perry began creating music to align the auditory element of his classes with the physical flow. Combining downtempo, tribal house, and ethereal electronic melodies, his mix series ‘The Space Between’ has reached all edges of the globe, gaining support from artists and record labels including Magician On Duty, trndmusik, Souq Records and more. Wisdom is knowing we are nothing. Love is recognizing we are everything. Our lives move in The Space Between.

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RAHA WALA

RAHA WALA

Raha began his DJing career a decade ago in Chicago, naturally taking on the sounds of jazz, funk, and soul-influenced house music that the Windy City has become known for. Since then, his mixing has expanded to embrace his love for techno, tech house, nu disco, indie dance, global beats, and hip-hop. Raha is a resident DJ for Meso Creso and hosts the bi-monthly Souled Out! party in Washington, DC, which brings together the finest house DJs and local jazz/funk musicians live on the same stage.   

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RAMONA WOUTERS

RAMONA WOUTERS

Half Belgian and half Dutch, Ramona spent her youth bouncing between Antwerp and Amsterdam throughout the early 90s. Growing up on Belgian techno and the Dutch love of house music instilled in her an early appreciation for contrast and balance between these two genres of music. Ramona’s sound weaves together a tapestry of melodies, textures and beats, reflecting two decades of extensive world travel. Always conscious of the energy of her audience, her sensitivity stems from a love of dancing, and results in an emotive, sensual style that exudes a rich array of feeling. It is Ramona’s way of giving back and getting back to that vital place we all go when the music feels right.

Currently based in San Francisco, Ramona has been playing music for the past 6 years, touring coast to coast at clubs and festivals, and has recently begun playing in South America and Europe as well. She has played alongside such great acts as Viken Armen, Oceanvs Orientalis, Thugfucker, Oona Dahl, M,Rux, Powel, Jacob Groening, Monolink, Satori, Lum, Martha Van Straaten, and also has done several theater tours with Boombox. Festival appearances include Nomade Chile, Voodoohop Brazil, Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Eclipse, and many years playing at Burning man music camps. 

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SHAHID BUTTAR

SHAHID BUTTAR

Shahid Buttar is a DJ, MC, constitutional lawyer, writer, grassroots organizer, and congressional candidate in California’s 12th congressional district (currently represented by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi). He moves minds alongside behinds and defends the rights of people of all kinds. He’s bumped beats for crowds from San Francisco to Washington, DC, and at camps in Black Rock City including TransFOAMation, Heart Phoenix, Opulent Chill, and Sol System.

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SHAKEY

SHAKEY

Shakey is well known DJ, producer, electronic musician, and club culture maven in NYC. She has attended Burning Man 15 times and is a longstanding BMIR radio member. She has played many festivals and “Burns” such as Shambhala, Bonnaroo, Gathering of the Vibes, Mysteryland, BangOnNYC!, Gratitude, Party Liberation Front, PEX Summer Fest, Freakeasy, Junxion, Loveburn, Disorient, Kostume Kult, Santacon, Brother.ly, Thundergumbo, etc. Shakey created and directs the Warper Party (NY’s largest electronic music showcase) and Shakey’s Record Fair. She is an avid record collector with over 10,000 vinyls, she has spun her discs for Red Bull 45’s, Shocklee Entertainment, and Mobile Mondays events. In 2016 Shakey was crowned the first “Queen of Celebratory Mavens” by her peers for her longstanding contribution to the nightlife community.

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SOL POWER ALL-STARS

SOL POWER ALL-STARS

Since 2009, the Sol Power All-Stars (Marc Meistro and DJ Stylus) have been sharing their love of the sounds of the African diaspora with party-goers around the world. Their exhilarating sets effortlessly connect Cuban barrio beats to the beaches of Rio, the discos of Lagos, and the warehouses of Detroit and Chicago. The crew has held residencies in hometown Washington, DC at Dahlak, Eighteenth Street Lounge, and Tropicalia, and appeared at other world-class venues from Paris to Bogota to Brooklyn. Since 2012, the crew has been just as prolific in the studio. Their productions have appeared on taste-making labels including Fabric Records, Bastard Jazz, G.A.M.M., Rocksteady Disco, Cultures of Soul, and Record Breakin’. The All-Stars have also provided official remixes for Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Chicago Afrobeat Project (featuring Tony Allen), Cheick Hamala Diabate, See-I, Rocky Dawuni, and others. In 2015 the crew launched their own imprint, Sol Power Sound. The record label’s output reflects the global sounds of a Sol Power All-Stars’ DJ set – percussive anthems inspired by rhythms from around the globe. Sol Power Sound releases have earned the endorsement of the world’s top taste-making DJs including Soul Clap, Kerri Chandler, Atjazz, Karizma, Gilles Peterson, Jose Marquez, and Laurent Garnier.

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TEKNACOLOR NINJA


TECKNACOLOR NINJA

Teknacolor Ninja identifies as a third culture kid having spent her formative years abroad in Panama, Italy, and Puerto Rico. Her musical selections draw from her latinx roots, international upbringing with a strong undercurrent of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and bass music. Based in Philly, you can find Teknacolor Ninja spinning at events up and down the Northeastern shore in DC, Philly and Brooklyn.

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URUBU MARINKA


URUBU MARINKA

Born and raised on the core of Brazilian African culture, Urubu learned early to flap her wings in rhythm. Before meeting the machines, she met the drum skin. A persona that grew within Vodoohop parties and journeys, digging into psychedelic melting with Brazilian folklore sounds, loads of vibrating skins, wooden samples, and oscillators. Since then, Urubu has frequently traveled and performed in many countries and in many cities throughout Brazil, developing a broader and more diverse exploration of the music spectrum with each performance. Over the last five  years, she has created a solid base in Europe playing in the most prestigious festivals around the continent, like Fusion and Nation of Gondwana. Urubu’s project is an experimental cocktail of electronic music with tropical rhythmic waves, discovered grooves, soulful machines, and refreshing songs.

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V:SHAL KANWAR

v:shal kanwar

Interwoven within the fabric of the global electronica scene is the small but remarkable journey of this artist, musician and DJ.  Since 2001, v:shal kanwar has shared his unique blend of music from distant corners of the globe with delighted audiences in the US, Europe and South Asia.

Born in India and raised in Nigeria in the late 1970’s before coming to the US, he is an artist equally influenced by Sufi ghazal, african drums, middle eastern melodies and countless forms of western electronic music.  As a visual artist, accomplished fashion photographer, touring DJ and multi-instrumentalist, v:shal kanwar has walked in many shoes in many corners of the world.

His contributions to his Washington, DC, creative community include:

  • Co-founder of Meso Creso (a global electronica and visual arts organization comprised of creative folks representing over 20 countries)
  • Co-founder of Subcontinental Drift (a South Asian open mic monthly which has since expanded to several other major US cities)
  • Founder of Global Groove (a multi-city global electronica event production company)

v:shal kanwar has shared the stage with legendary artists at events all over the world — from Burning Man, to the Balkan mountains, the Caribbean, to numerous cities across the US, Europe and the South Asian subcontinent. His list of co-conspirators includes artists Karsh Kale, Nickodemus, Cheb i Sabbah, Midival Punditz, Radiohiro, Theivery Corporation, David Starfire, Sub Swara, MC Zulu and many more.

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VERMILION BIRD


VERMILION BIRD

Internationally known for her productions, Maya Stolkiner (aka Vermilion Bird) has been releasing music and performing DJ events since 2012. Among her credits, her music has appeared on the show “Broad City” (Comedy Central) and the Sundance Film “Skate Kitchen.” DJs play her music all over the world, and she has performed abroad ad nationally at festivals, clubs, events and radio shows. Her DJ style is fluid, multi-genre and with an emphasis on new sounds and everything related to tropical vibes. She has produced events where internationally known names like Dave Nada are guests. She also runs a Tropical music label since 2017, with releases in al digital platforms.

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YEMANJO


YEMANJO

Yemanjo is a project of DJ, singer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Harris in collaboration with some of the best producers in global electronic music today, including Thornato, Lagartijeando, Srikala, Biomigrant, Scott Nice and more. Yemanjo makes “Medicine Music for the 21st century”…writing original songs influenced by shamanic South American chants, various Afro-Latin rhythms and electronic beats. Through a deep understanding fed by years of intensive travel and study, he spins the sonic universe of Latin America into something completely his own. 2015 saw the release of Yemanjo’s first full-length album , “Medicina”, on Black Swan Sounds–“a truly remarkable debut” according to Inside World Music. A follow-up album was released in December 2017 by Colombia’s KONN Recordings. Since 2015 Yemanjo has toured the world playing festivals such as Bali Spirit, Wanderlust (US and Canada), Cosmic Convergence (Guatemala) and many more. Yemanjo’s live show is an infectious and uplifting experience combining multiple instruments and DJ beat science with live vocals in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

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ZAKHM

ZAKHM

Zakhm is an electronica DJ who hails from the legendary MUTINY movement that pioneered the Asian Underground sound in the United States. He has performed with numerous world-renowned artists at premiere venues around the globe. Zakhm continues to break new ground with immersive, genre-bending DJ sets that are ever-evolving, showcasing the best in global electronica from established and emerging artists.

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ZUZUKA PODEROSA

ZUZUKA PODEROSA

ZUZUKA collaborates and releases singles with producers from all over the world who mix the past with the future in Sur America-cosmic new ways. She raps and sings in Portuguese, Spanish, English and she likes to say “Body Language,” musing provocatively and sarcastically over boomy electric kick drums and Latin percussion. ZUZUKA makes CARIOCA BASS music. ‘Interracial Music Babies’ all her own. Her sound is fierce and fun. With a wildly engaging show, she conjures images of hot summer dance parties on gritty Brooklyn rooftops or up in the hills overlooking the sea.

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MUSICAL IDENTITY

The soundtrack and musical identity of Nomadico embraces and uplifts the spirit of global music, with both electronic and live acts. The musical identity of Nomadico has always reflected the Meso Creso community at large: a culturally diverse family of individuals from around the world.

We’re excited to be curating a variety of musical experiences, both day and night at Nomadico. If you have any suggestions or questions, please reach out directly to nomadico.music@gmail.com.

Relive the magic and get a taste of what’s to come. Listen to our Nomadico 2016 playlist below.

© 2018 NOMADICO FESTIVAL • MESO CRESO

© 2018 NOMADICO FESTIVAL • MESO CRESO