Q&A: Dirty Sweaty Nasty – Virginia’s Finest

So, exciting news!  My friends The Clown Prince, DJ XO, and Grom of Dirty Sweaty Nasty are celebrating their 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this Friday night and I wanted yall to get to know them a bit before you head out this weekend and wipe your brain clean of everything you’ve ever known.  DSN is more than a fun DJ collective – it’s a lifestyle.  These guys live it every day and ya know, one day that lifestyle might give you alcohol poisoning once or thrice but it’s all in the name of the game.  DSN is all about lightening up, having a good time, and possibly doing something you’ll regret later in life.

Join them THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at Sweet Spot in DC starting at 9PM.  The whole crew will be there in all of their intoxicating glory along with our friends Billy the Gent and Denman.  You probably know Billy the Gent from this summer’s hottest moombahton hit “Vibrate” from his Vibrate EP.  Or maybe he’s tattooed you over at Tattoo Paradise.  Basically, if you’re in DC, you know Billy.  And if you don’t, you need to.  He’ll be hooking you up with the very best of moombahton all night.  Denman, on the other hand, is our beloved Prince of Darkness.  He hates the sun and unapologetically worships Satan but he’s one of the nicest dudes on the planet.  He’ll be gettin’ ya down low with all that bass-ripping dubstep and some of the grimiest, dirty souf hip hop you’ve ever heard.

In addition to all these sweet tunes you’re gonna hear, DSN has hooked ya up with drink specials all night as well as automatic guestlist if you RSVP on the Facebook invite by 6PM on Friday.  Save yourself $5 and put it towards some booze.

Listenables:
DSN Mini Mix 001 – Denman
DSN Throbcast021 – Billy the Gent
Dirty Sweaty Nasty SoundCloud

Q&A: Dirty Sweaty Nasty – Virginia’s Best Blackout

So, exciting news!  My friends The Clown Prince, DJ XO, and Grom of Dirty Sweaty Nasty are celebrating their 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY this Friday night and I wanted yall to get to know them a bit before you head out this weekend and wipe your brain clean of everything you’ve ever known.  DSN is more than a fun DJ collective – it’s a lifestyle.  These guys live it every day and ya know, one day that lifestyle might give you alcohol poisoning once or thrice but it’s all in the name of the game.  DSN is all about lightening up, having a good time, and possibly doing something you’ll regret later in life.

Join them THIS FRIDAY NIGHT at Sweet Spot in DC starting at 9PM.  The whole crew will be there in all of their intoxicating glory along with our friends Billy the Gent and Denman.  You probably know Billy the Gent from this summer’s hottest moombahton hit “Vibrate” from his Vibrate EP.  Or maybe he’s tattooed you over at Tattoo Paradise.  Basically, if you’re in DC, you know Billy.  And if you don’t, you need to.  He’ll be hooking you up with the very best of moombahton all night.  Denman, on the other hand, is our beloved Prince of Darkness.  He hates the sun and unapologetically worships Satan but he’s one of the nicest dudes on the planet.  He’ll be gettin’ ya down low with all that bass-ripping dubstep and some of the grimiest, dirty souf hip hop you’ve ever heard.

In addition to all these sweet tunes you’re gonna hear, DSN has hooked ya up with drink specials all night as well as automatic guestlist if you RSVP on the Facebook invite by 6PM on Friday.  Save yourself $5 and put it towards some booze.

Listenables:
DSN Mini Mix 001 – Denman
DSN Throbcast021 – Billy the Gent
Dirty Sweaty Nasty SoundCloud

Meet Your Moombahtonistas (#5): Jon Kwest

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A man of true diversity and versatility, Jon Kwest soars under the radar.  It’s not his style to be out in the limelight, flaunting his creativity.  He’s more of a “behind the scenes” type guy, and while that’s extremely humble of him, unfortunately it often leads to him being quite underrated.  Currently a resident of Philly, Kwest hails from my charming city of Baltimore.  He produces amazing Baltimore club music and despite my selfish desire to see him perform a club set in Baltimore, he is fully submerged in the moombahton scene.  I’m not mad at that at all.  He’s one of the most productive and meticulous moombahton producers in the game right now, only releasing tunes that are top of the line productions.  You won’t see any throw-away tracks coming from this guy.

While his moombahton productions vary in vibe from time to time, he’s known for creating this particularly smooth, soulful sound by replacing sirens and rave horns with house grooves and R&B vocals.  One of my favorite moombahton productions of his is “Dreamin’”, which samples vocals from that Christopher Williams’ tune, “I’m Dreamin’”.  Not exactly the standard moombahton rage tune, Kwest’s “Dreamin’” has this morning glory vibe to it.  He excels at producing tracks that are just outright super soulful, straddling the line between moombahton and moombahsoul, the hybrid of moombahton and R&B, which explains his heavy involvement with David Heartbreak’s Moombahsoul Compilation releases.  Kwest has seen his own productions featured on Heartbreak’s moombahsoul releases, as well as tracks he’s collaborated on with Heartbreak and DJ Melo.  This is where he thrives.  Don’t get me wrong – dude can rage.  But he stands out when he makes moombahton for the ladies.

As far as the subgenres of moombahton go, so far we’ve heard moombahcore, the hybrid of moombahton and dubstep, and moombahsoul.  But last week, Jon Kwest extended his creative reach by releasing Dust Mask, a compilation of new tunes that present a brand new hybrid of moombahton and UK hardcore (listen above).  Despite the lack of an official moombahname, Kwest found enough parallels between the two genres to be able to form a fresh and energetic hybrid, funneling the heavy synths of UK hardcore and the familiar dubstep wobble into moombahton zone at 108bpm.  On Dust Mask, Kwest slows down UK hardcore and revives these classic rave tunes by adding the sexiness of moombahton, reeling in all sorts of party people by appealing to both new school moombahton heads and old school ravers.  With these types of musical innovations, the moombahfamily just gets bigger and bigger by the day.

As a fan of moombahton, you owe it to yourself to see Jon Kwest live and in action.  He played a killer set at Moombahton Massive Tres in April.  And two weeks ago at the Artscape festival in Baltimore, he performed a set that was so heavily saturated in moombahton exclusives.  Tonight, he’ll be at Red Maple in Baltimore for Serious Dynamite’s first ever moombahton showcase.  Admittedly, the party people in Baltimore haven’t latched onto the moombahteet as well as its DC counterparts, but who better to open the floodgates than Jon Kwest himself?  And finally, if you can’t make it to Baltimore tonight, you better make plans to see him at U Hall on August 18th for Moombahton Massive VI.  It’s gonna be the biggest problem DC’s seen since Marion Barry.

(Tonight, Serious Dynamite begins at 10PM.  Get there early to enjoy $5 mojitos and boombas, and $3 Red Stripe until 11:30.  Plus, moombahton all night!  It’s a no-brainer.  Where else would you wanna be?!)

Anyway, I was really lucky to be able to catch up with Jon Kwest.  I had so many questions for him but I didn’t want to stifle his productivity so I kept it short.  We talked about the characteristics of moombahton that drew him to the genre, which producers are currently rockin’ his world, and what kind of advice he has for up and coming producers.

Cool Breezy:  How long have you been DJing and producing?  What came before moombahton?

JK:  [I] started DJing when I [began] high school, mostly hip-hop and some house & hardcore breaks.  My first real gig was in ‘94 playing jungle at a party in DC at that five-story “Bomb Shelter” warehouse. I remember Diesel Boy was playing too.  I was pretty hyped.

Production began around ‘98/’99, I guess.  When I started working at Music Liberated, [I] met up with Ian Carey.  Dude hooked me up with studio time here and there and that was it – I was hooked.  Around 2000 or so, Reason came out and the “room full of credit card debt” type studio wasn’t necessary.  Production became a daily thing.

CB:  What initially inspired you to start creating moombahton tunes?

JK:  The tempo is what primarily drove me to moombahton.  It was new, not just a half time snare over an existing genre.  It doesn’t mix tempo-wise with any other type of music so you have to really want to play it to play it.  I like the fact that there was pretty much every style of music represented.  It wasn’t all just noisy and hard, like it seems every new genre goes all too quickly.

I had been messing with mid-tempo type tunes for the last few years, but basically never had the balls or standing to really pursue it like Nada did.  Dude definitely went about it the right way.

CB:  Your name is at the top of many DJs’ lists of “favorite producers” right now.  How does it make you feel to be that dude?  And who are some of your favorite producers right now? 

JK:  I’m super hyped that like-minded people relate to what I do.  That’s why all of us let people hear our music.  I just do me though.  I’ve been going at this rate for a long time now.  Luckily, I found an outlet that motivated me to push myself again.

My favorites is a tough question… lotta folks.  Heartbreak, Munchi, Nadastrom, DJ Melo, Uncle Jesse, Sabo, Pickster One, Billy The Gent, Cam Jus and all the OG’s pretty much go without saying.  Tactic, Smutlee, Ckrono, Boyfriend, Neki Stranac, Sazon Booya, Soron, A-Mac, JWLS, Long Jawns, Nate Metro, DJ Theory all killin’ it right now.  Some cats I’ve only recently came across DJ DIce/Chicago Deadbeats & Habanero Posse out of Japan been sending me some nastiness lately.  I know as soon as I send this I’ll notice who I left off of this list and kick myself.

Every week I’m hearing from someone new that motivates me to go harder.

CB:  You have a lot of influence not only in the moombahton scene but also in the Baltimore club scene.  How do the two currently compare?

JK:  Current Baltimore Club is almost a grey term. It’s expanded and re-invented itself over the last few years.  Dudes like Benny Stixx, King Tutt, Murder Mark, DJ Say Wut [produce] tunes [that] can sound any number of different ways, which shows a versatility pretty much unseen since the term “Bmore Club” was termed in the early 90’s – no disrespect to anyone.

That, I believe, is the common ground.  We all wanted something new and instead of waiting for it, we made it.  We made it; expanded it; forced its evolution and made it our own voice.  That’s what makes influential music, not pandering.

It’s not supposed to be for everyone.

CB:  Do you have any words of advice for up-and-coming DJs and producers out there?

JK:  Do you 100%.  If you half ass your ideas to make dim wits happy, you should just throw in the towel and quit muddying up the craft.

Just as important, though – be humble, be polite and give credit where credit is due, but nothing of value ever comes from ass-kissing or dick-riding.

Meet Your Moombahtonistas (#4): JWLS

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Probably one of the most excited DJs in the game right now, JWLS (aka Julio Mejia) is livin’ The Good Life.  Located in Miami, Florida, dude’s constantly cookin’ up fresh tracks in the lab, eatin’ mad Cuban sandwiches, and watchin’ bikini-clad girls strollin’ by with that switch that drives the boys crazy.  (Don’t worry – I’ve seen the Will Smith video.  That’s what it’s like, right?)  Anyway.  If you’ve been keeping up with the moombahton genre at all, you probably know JWLS from the Vibrate Chick EP.  (If you don’t have that yet, get dat ass over to moombahton.com and download it for free!  Then come back and keep reading.)

It turns out JWLS was a pretty big influence in the creation of the Vibrate Chick EP, the three-way collaboration between himself, DC’s Billy the Gent, and Virginia’s Long Jawns.  In the very first installment of Meet Your Moombahtonistas, I interviewed Billy the Gent and he explained how the Vibrate Chick EP came together.  He said Long Jawns created “Vibrate” while channeling JWLS’ sound and Billy himself felt that JWLS held the key to finishing an otherwise unfinished track, “Chick Like This”.  JWLS provided the missing pieces for the endeavor and ended up remixing “Vibrate” for the EP as well.  Basically, JWLS had his hands all up in this mix and I’d say it was for the greater good.

A moombahton hit from the jump, the three-track Vibrate Chick EP was released a month ago and has rocked every moombahton party I’ve attended ever since.  I’ve even heard “Vibrate” being played at super massive raves.  I saw Tittsworth drop it for the ravers at Starcape.  I saw Reed Rothchild drop it for the dubsteppers at Mega.  And most recently, I saw Billy drop it for the moombahtonistas at Moombahton Massive IV.  These tunes are being played for all sorts of EDM fans.  Even though the Vibrate Chick EP is only three tracks deep, it contains three solid tracks that are insanely versatile – what more could you ask for?

I’m still reelin’ off the tunes from Vibrate Chick and I needed to know more about these dudes Billy was workin’ with, so I hit the interwebz.  From there, I pretty much stumbled into JWLS’ world of musical wonderment via his SoundCloud.  His sounds bounce around from moombahton to electro to ambient chillwave but it’s all based around a strong hip-hop influence.  He’s got a Gucci Mane “Stoopid” bootleg here, a Weezy “6 Foot 7 Foot” bootleg there, but my absolute favorite is this Nicki Minaj “Did It On Em” bootleg he dropped about a month ago.  Shit is straight fire!  So hot it made the cut for that week’s Mad Decent SoundCloud Roundup and also made me realize this dude was one to watch.

JWLS is stuntin’ enough skills and swag to stand on his own, but “one is the loneliest number”, yall, so he teamed up with Van Toth (aka Matt Toth) to form Grand Theft Audio, or GTA.  Together they create these techy-house tunes that are quickly taking off.  GTA’s gotten love from official heads like Diplo, Laidback Luke, and Afrojack.  Pretty major!  Also, GTA just released a four-track EP on Monday via Mixmash Records called U&I/Next To Us, which includes an official Laidback Luke remix of their track “U&I”.  If you like the sound of that, go ‘head and buy that ish on Beatport!

So this is JWLS.  He’ll be in your area sooner than you know it.  But until then, read this Q&A I did with him where he talks about the Vibrate Chick EP, Miami girls, and Munchi’s hair.

 

Cool Breezy:  How long have you been DJing and producing and what got you into the game?  Also, I did a little facebook stalking in preparation for this.  Were you in a ska band?!

JWLS:  I’ve been producing for about a little over a year and a half, and DJing for a little over a year. I got into it through my friends in high school!  But I didn’t really do house or moombahton ‘till I met my friend (and partner in my other project, GTA) Matt Toth!

Haha! Yes, I actually was in a ska band.  I used to play trumpet back in high school.

CB:  How’d you first hear about moombahton and what initially attracted you to the genre?

J:  I first heard moombahton through SoundCloud.  I follow Dillon Francis on there, and I saw he favorited a track by Munchi, and I checked out his tracks and died.  I was really attracted to the Latin side of the whole thing.  I’m really into that type of music, and the fact that it could be involved so heavily with electronic music was awesome to me too.  Big ups Dave Nada!

CB:  You just collaborated with Billy the Gent and Long Jawns on the Vibrate Chick EP.  What was it like working with them, especially with none of you living in the same state? Also, what’s next on your agenda?

J:  Working with Billy The Gent and Long Jawns was dope.  They sent me their track “Vibrate”, and I thought it was super dope.  I asked if I could remix it, and they let me do it!  Long Jawns called me after I finished to tell me he loved it, haha.  Those guys are swagged out.  Billy The Gent and I kept in touch, also.  I was a fan of his when I first got into moombahton.  We ended up finishing this track he started by him sending me parts of the song, and I just put my touch on it with some marching band drums and rap beats!

Right now, I’m working on some new JWLS moombahton, and also working a lot in my other project, GTA. We have a release coming out this month on Laidback Luke’s label: Mixmash Records!  Be sure to check it out and cop it! #swag

CB:  What’s the moombahton scene like in Miami?  Is there a lot of competition as far as DJs and producers go and are the party people receptive to the genre?

J:  Moombahton down here is still underground, but I’m starting to see a lot of DJs fit moombahton into their sets.  There are a lot of DJs here actually, haha, so there is a good amount of competition.  At parties, everyone goes crazy when they hear moombahton, especially the girls, haha!

CB:  Who’s your favorite moombahton producer right now and why?

J:  I’d have to say Munchi, he’s so flexible with his genres and I think his hair is cool!

CB:  Last five albums you downloaded – go!

J:  1.  Tyler The Creator, Goblin
2.  Blow Your Head Vol. 2: Moombahton
3.  (idk if mixtapes count, but) Bird Peterson, Drankenstein (one of my favorites ever!)
4.  N.E.R.D, In Search Of (because I lost it)
5.  Bird Peterson: Holiday Spectacular

Meet Your Moombahtonistas (#3): Cam Jus

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Remember that one time in April at Tropixxx when they were shooting the music video for “Pendejas” and the room was packed wall-to-wall with all sorts of sweaty girls (who later served as an undulating wave on which Tittsworth and Alvin Risk would crowd surf) all while getting showered with cold tequila and Boh?  Yeah.  I’ll never forget how ridiculously wild that night was and just hanging back, watching everybody go apeshit to moombahton, just validated the fact that our moombahtonistas are doing it right.  Absolutely killin’ it.  I know I tell this story a lot, but it’s so moombahton to me.  It’s also what really showed me that Cam Jus is really contributing to the moombahton scene in a great way.

When Dave Nada discontinued Moombahton Mondays, packed up his Pantene Steez and moved to LA (don’t worry, Dave, we understand), it left DC with some kind of void itching to be filled, specifically with mid-tempo global bass.  Enter Cam Jus.  He knew we needed more moombahton in our lives and quickly rallied his people to help put together Tropixxx and thus, save the day.  Once he recruited Billy the Gent, Tropixxx has been straight rockin’ ever since.  Partying at Tropixxx is what it would look and feel like if moombahton won the Super Bowl of EDM.  Once a month at Velvet Lounge in DC, everybody comes together to celebrate life, moombahton, and being a champion.  Right now, it’s the only monthly moombahton rager in DC and a quintessential reminder that moombahton is very much alive.  Here you can dance to four hours of straight moombahton and with new bangers comin’ out on the daily, Cam and Billy aren’t gonna let you leave without hearing all the brand new moombahtunes hittin’ their inboxes.

Not only is Cam Jus keepin’ you movin’ and groovin’ on the regular at Tropixxx, but he’s also released some pretty great moombahtunes lately.  Last month, he released his four-song NightVision EP, which includes some original tracks and moombahton edits.  The standout track is “Metro Center (Step Back)”, which samples that familiar ‘Step back.  Doors closing.’ command you hear on the Metro.  “Metro Center” is bursting with great energy and it really represents DC as the epicenter of moombahton.  On the other end of the spectrum, “Ease the Pain” samples the Lisa Fischer track, “How Can I Ease the Pain”, and is so smooth and sexy that it landed itself on David Heartbreak’s Moombahsoul Vol. 1 compilation.  In only four tracks, Cam Jus has you feelin’ all sorts of ways on his NightVision EP.

Last week, in light of the epic heat and humidity we were all experiencing in the area, he released two tracks for us under the title “Humid”.  Pretty appropriate – shit was sweltering over here for a minute.  Cam hooked us up with an Aaliyah “R U That Somebody” edit and “Motivation”, his bootleg of the Diplo remix.  It’s obvious that he wasn’t tryin’ to cool us down any with these tracks but that’s not what moombahton is about, is it?  Let’s keep the heat on at all times.

All of Cam Jus’s tracks are free for download on Cool Breezy, his site, and his SoundCloud page. If you like what you hear, shout him a holla on Twitter and come see him tomorrow night spinnin’ tunes with Billy the Gent at Moombahton Massive IV at U Hall.  If you haven’t been to Moombahton Massive yet, now’s the time.  Think Tropixxx, but in a bigger room.  It’s always major!  And if you can’t make it to Moombahton Massive tomorrow night, I feel for ya, but check out Let’s Blow This Joint! at vitaminwater uncapped LIVE, presented by Vitamin Water and those boys in Nouveau Riche.  Cam Jus will be spinning in the Coconut Lounge, so go say what up and don’t miss his set!

Cam Jus is a pretty cool dude and you should probably know him.  I’ll give you a jump start here, where we talk about the origin of Tropixxx, the feel of authentic moombahton, and my dude Jon Kwest.

 

Cool Breezy:  When did you start DJing and how did you get into producing?  What were you playing before moombahton was created?

 

Cam Jus:  I knew how to DJ since about 2002.  But [I] didn’t actually call myself a DJ until sometime in 2007.  Before moombahton, I was dj’ing a range of different kinds of hip hop and club music.  Depending on where I was living and who I was dj’ing in front of, it could be indie and classic hip hop, dirty south hip hop, reggae, etc.  And sometime around 2005 when the indie scenes started to get into dance parties I started getting interested in electronic music.  Everything with an urban club edge I liked:  bmore club, uk funky, baile funk, etc.  And that’s pretty much still the type of DJ I am – I just happen to play a lot moombahton now.  I started an on-and-off process of teaching myself to make tracks sometime in 2009/10.  And I only actually figured things out last winter since I started going to school for audio last fall.  So far I really just know more about sound in general than actually composing music.

CB:  What attracted you to the moombahton genre?

CJ:  I think it flipped the script and turned a lot of elements of dance and electronic music on its head by being played at 108 bpm.  Bass stands out a lot more at slower tempos often.  Even white noise stands out more.  I also like to give people a range of different vibes in my set.  And before, the dance stuff I was playing was 130-140 bpm.  Now I can go to 100 bpm and its not hip hop or any kind of normal popular music.  Also, if you’re like me, and you kinda ‘groove’ more than you ‘dance’, its cool cause the music’s not so fast.  I even drive to it.  It’s the flyest stuff to drive to right now with the humid weather in DC.  Bass and reggaeton rhythms and synths.  I also like that at the beginning of it, there was sort of a renegade dynamic to it.  Somebody spent all that time making a track and someone else came along, slowed it down, added a vocal, and it was automatically hotter than the original.  It was just a lot of bootleg stuff and there were a ton of haters.  A lot of people still don’t get it.  To them it’s just slower house music.

CB:  Describe the beginnings of Tropixxx and what’s it like working with Billy the Gent?  Also, you just had Jon Kwest from Philly come through for the last party at Velvet.  Do you have any more special guests scheduled to play this summer?

CJ:  Even before Dave Nada started moombahton I was into futuristic sounding dancehall and tropical and Latin-sounding house.  It had also been about 4 months since Dave stopped Moombahton Mondays, and I didn’t know of anybody else in the city who was playing a lot of moombahton regularly except for Thomas Blondet.  So I got a few friends and decided to do a party.  I figured Billy would be down since he had a bunch of moombahton on the web.  And Billy’s a cool dude.  He got a lot of tattoos and ish.  As for guests, we don’t have anything planned.  We really don’t do much planning.  We’re just trying to have a good time.

CB:  One of my favorite tracks of yours is “Metro Center (Step Back)”.  How’d you get the idea for that tune as well as the rest of the NightVision EP?

CJ:  I always thought the “Step back. Doors closing” announcement on the DC metro would be a good idea to sample.  I don’t know why exactly, I just did.  And a staple of a lot of dance songs is a build up and then a vocal before the beat drops.  So I thought that would be a good way to use it.  As for the rest of NightVision, I made that as a promo for myself. I try to do a small project every month, whether it’s a mix or an EP or a one-off party.  And everybody had been telling me to do an EP since it’s kind of the thing to do.  And I ended up telling people I would but never did.  So I had Metro Center and Keep Your Head…  sitting around, and one night I made NightVision and Ease the Pain and figured people would like those.

CB:  Who’s your favorite moombahton producer right now and why?

CJ:  I’m partial to everybody’s stuff that has an authentic feel to it.  Their music sounds like it’s what the hell they do.  Moombahton is only a year old, but Melo and Munchi and the Peligorosa crew sound like they had already been doing it.  They already had roots in dance AND Latin music.  Toy Selectah and those folks had already been doing raverton.  It’s like with anything, the stuff that hits the hardest or has the sexiest rhythms has an authentic feel to it. Even people that were already making Dutch house do it really well.  I can’t even pin down a favorite though. I play a lot of Jon Kwest stuff too. He has a ton of tracks!  And his stuff has its own signature sound to it.  He’s a 90’s era hip hop and dance music head.  Sometimes he’ll use samples that mostly only real hip hop heads would recognize, and his drums are kinda crunchy sounding sometimes.  He even sampled a go-go track!  He used ‘The Water Dance’ in a moombahton track.  I tweeted the hell out of that.  More people should’ve cared.

CB:  What do you think about the current state of moombahton and where it’s headed?

CJ:  Where moombahton is headed I don’t know.  It can go anywhere. It’s only a year old, and there’s such a range of styles.  The Blow Your Head comp had a lot of different styles on it.

As for the state of moombahton, the vibe is nice right now.  It has haters – people that just don’t get it.  They think there’s a fuss over nothing.  And then there are people that are wild about it.  The most random people have come up to me at Tropixxx and say they saw my website.  And I really don’t have much of a web presence.  They were just looking for some moombahton.  The culture of the whole thing is based on tracks flowing through the Internet.  I wish there was more of a real life culture and a few more people in DC with the strength to co-sign moombahton and make a difference.  I’ll tell people about moombahton all day, but they don’t get it until they see Tittsworth play it in front of 200 people.  Then they get it.