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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: ARIA

Recommended if you like: Russ, NF, Young Thug

Story behind your band/artist name: My first name :)

Band Members: Aria Nasehi

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Potomac Maryland, junior at American University

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: I grew up in the Washington DC area.
Turned down multiple scholarship offers at top universities to be able to focus on my music while going to school.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: https://fanlink.to/bleuchanel

Facebook Full URL: https://www.facebook.com/ariam

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bleu-chanel/1417750730?i=1417750940&app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/3z79mosLcpSUSxaGpEFHjL

Twitter Handle: @officialaria

Instagram Handle: @ariamusicofficial

Other Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLewzPCioQ

https://earmilk.com/2018/08/14/aria-drops-new-track-bleu-chanel/

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: Trap, EDM, rap, pop

Area-301

Area-301 DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Area-301

Recommended if you like: Outkast/Roots infused with Limp Bizkit/Chili peppers

Story behind your band/artist name: We're all proud products from the hometown of Maryland. So our name represents our home base AREA301

Band Members: Jumaane Face (Vocals), Tricky Nicky (vocals), J Mackie (vocals), Lady G (vocals), Mark "Showtime" Brown (drums), Linwood Battle Jr (keys), Reggie Maddox (bass), Clint Hardnet (guitar)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : We're an 8 piece band so we're all spread throughout the DMV area. We consider our home base Annapolis MD.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Won the Maryland Music Awards (MMA's) for best new hip-hop band 2016
Won the DMV Underground Awards for best hip-hop band 2016
We run our own Nonprofit called 301Cares. Host various community events (Coats for the Homeless concert, Toys for Kids Drive, Halloween Party gave out costumes to kids, etc...) We're planning a huge community 301 Day event end of summer 2017 @ a park inviting several other local bands to come participate, food vendors & crafts to help raise monies for local families/charities in need.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We're not your typical everyday covers band... we perform mostly our original music with sprinkles of popular covers in all genres of music mixed in...

Official Website URL: www.area-301.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/area301band/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/area-301/id1205225091

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MQLCqdBJ2m6UWjn1bDANb

Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/area301/
vimeo.com/104529969

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: We're a fusion of musical genres ban. You have rhyme mixed with r&b, hip hop, elements of electric guitar, jazz, funk and go-go with a pop sound. We're extremely diverse musically.

Ardamus

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Band/Artist Name: Ardamus

Recommended if you like: I have been compared to Ice Cube, Jay-Z, Rza, Raekwon, Hieroglyphics, and etc. If you have never heard of me, I'd say something like a mix between the Gorillaz

Band Members: Ardamus - emcee/beatmaker/producer

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : I am currently in Northeast within the Fort Totten area.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: (1) I randomly ran into Ian McKaye from Fugazi in front of Kaffa House on U Street years ago when it was open. A bunch of us were free styling outside of the venue because we were supposed to have a hip hop night there but we couldn't since there was a band playing inside. Ian comes outside and watches us freestyle and he's intrigued by it. I talk to him and I got his contact and he called leaving a message. I lost his phone number and didn't run into him years later. One of my good friends was roommates with the drummer, Jerry Busher, from Fugazi. Then me and him became good friends and worked on some music years later. And eventually, I ran back into Ian and if I recall he remembered from that night. 
(2) When I used to live in Anacostia, I got robbed a few times. One time, I got robbed and I was completely broke and devastated. Within the next few days, there was a rap battle at Velvet Lounge some people I knew were throwing. All the frustration built up in me and I won the battle and some money for the week that night. Crazy I know. 
(3) Most people don't know this but some people know that legendary DJ Harry Hotta is literally my brotha. Known the guy for years. We constantly try to work on our Art Hotta project and we argue so much about music that it sometimes never happens. LOL. But we always hang out and shoot the breeze. But we fight because he'll dog me about how music I may put out and not getting into some of the newer stuff. We eventually meet on common grounds but the conversations are always funny and they get funnier over the years.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: I want to do a tour so if people are interested in helping me crowd fund this ordeal, let me know. LOL. Also, I am part of Delegation Music which includes RNL, Edword Asis, and Prowess The Testament.

Official Website URL: ardamus.bandcamp.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/arda.mus

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ardamus/id272114111

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1N7VLoN0DVpiL1ipHKHNoo

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: trip hop, bossa nova, jazz, future bass, indie

AkinG Kalld Pedro

AkinG Kalld Pedro

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: AkinG Kalld Pedro, A-KinG-Called-Pay-Dro

Recommended if you like: Esperanza Spalding, Janelle Monae

Story behind your band/artist name: My artist name derives form my first name "Akinola" and my name last name "Pedro". In middle school, a friend of my gave me a nickname AKP, & during high school I was called by my last name "Pedro" instead of my first name.

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Prince George's County

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: I have never eaten at Ben's Chilli Bowl. 

I have never been inside to the white house or the monument.

My family on my mother's side was somewhat affected by the gentrification that goes on in DC.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: I want a feature from Anna Wise in 2018. Because I think we both make the same type of music and she's an amazing person and artist.

Official Website URL: http://www.akingkalldpedro.com/

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/AkinGKalldPedro

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/aking-kalld-pedro/1114423809

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Ebp5I5kR5MfAc0TK5gnuw

Other Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/akp4real
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/akingkalldpedro/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AkinGKalldPedro

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk

allthebestkids

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Band/Artist Name: allthebestkids

Recommended if you like: Jay-Z, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Modest Mouse, The Notorious BIG, De La Soul, Mariah Carey, Fiona Apple

Band Members: Cody (vox), Anya (vox), Cati (drums), Will (guitar), Avi (bass), Rob (synth/keys), Devon (vox/keys), David (sax), and Wes (trombone)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : DC , NW

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 

Our shows feature an array of homemade tech, from custom light curtains to confetti canons. When you come to one of our performances, be ready for anything!

In 2016, we opened a show at Tropicalia for the incredible Madame Ghandi, former drummer for M.I.A. who was touring on her debut album. We collaborated with her on a performance of her track "Yellow Sea."

We are always writing and experimenting, with new songs in various stages of growth featured throughout our sets. Whether you're a long-time ATBK fan or you've come to your first show, the music you hear will be a living, breathing creation.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: We call ourselves "Hip Pop Psych Rock"
We keep working on new stuff, stay tuned, new tracks coming soon!

Official Website URL: www.allthebestkids.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/allthebestkids

iTunes Link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/allthebestkids/1160392583

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/5LXldWL4t6HLZaRB8H26p9

Other Links: www.allthebestkids.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd3OfReZdkg <-- be sure to watch til the end

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: alt hip hop, rock, indie, jazz, pop, industrial

Beau Young Prince

Beau Young Prince DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: BEAU YOUNG PRINCE

Recommended if you like: Andre 3K

Story behind your band/artist name: Beau Young is my real name. I am the only son of my mother so everyone always called me Prince!

Band Members:

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : District of Columbia

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Beau Young Prince had his first big rap show in 2010 opening for Wale in front of a sold out crowd. 
Beau Young Prince was the first DC artist to perform at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 2017. 
Beau Young Prince pioneered the genre future bounce along with other DC acts.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.youngfutura.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/beauyoungprince

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/until-then-feat-yalamusiq/id1088249254

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/6PuAwuUdBfPzYCPIKCn0Qv

Other Links: https://twitter.com/BeauYoungPrince

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: R&B, Groovewave, Soul, Funk, Disco

Black Alley

DC Music Rocks Black Alley

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Band/Artist Name: Black Alley

Recommended if you like: Arctic Monkeys x Paramore x Erykah Badu

Story behind your band/artist name:

Band Members: Kacey (Lead Vocal); Danny aka Animal (Drums); JoshOnBass (Bass); Ant aka Red Shredder (Lead Guitar); Bo Beedy (Percussion)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : SE; started in the basement of a house on 46th Street, SE

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: 1.) We crank.
2.) We crank.
3.) We crank.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Black Alley is... #HoodRock ear candy since 2008. And, oh yeah... we crank.

Official Website URL: www.blackalleyband.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/blackalley

iTunes Link: https://itun.es/us/YvHAgb

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4O7xE3mpAOnolHQovF4C2R

Other Links: www.blackalley.bandcamp.com
@weareblackalley (IG)
@weareblackalley (Twitter)

Main Genre: Rock

Other Genres: Hip Hop

Cosmic Romp

Cosmic Romp

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Cosmic Romp; Cause-mick Romp

Recommended if you like: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, James Brown

Story behind your band/artist name: ET and Ben met via the Flashband Hip-Hop Showcase in 2014, their band was called ET’s 3 Hour Tour. The name ET’s Cosmic Romp was suggested, and then shortened to just Cosmic Romp.

Band Members: Eric Taylor (ET)-vocals, David Rothman-guitar, Ben Trajtenberg-bass, Joseph Wood-drums

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Homebase for Cosmic Romp is 7DC, so North Capitol area.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -Founding members ET, David, and Ben all met each other via playing Flashband showcases. 7DC Owner Miles Ryan was a founding member/original drummer
-ET and David are DC-area natives
-Current drummer Joe used to play for The Perfectionists

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: While the EP was released quietly on 3/21/18, the EP Release Party will be on 6/22/18 at Ugly Mug!

Official Website URL: Www.cosmicromp.com

Facebook URL: Facebook.com/cosmicromp

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alien-funk/1361907062

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/279yuKBpYYLALfxVY9XRp5

Other Links: Twitter.com/CosmicRomp
Instagram.com/cosmicromp

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: Funk, rock, jazz

DameSmiff

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: DameSmiff (Day mmm Sssmifff)

Recommended if you like: Big Boi, Tyler The Creator, AndyWhat

Story behind your band/artist name: Dame is simply his first and last name shortened or just misspelled. It originates from a nick name most people gave him as a cool way to say 'Damon.'

Band Members: Damon Smith III - Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Percussion, Brass

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Temple Hills

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Can make a song with anything, once beatboxxed with a man who played trombone on a soda bottle top on U Street,

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Member of 'Just Us Just Listen'

Official Website URL: www.DameSmiff.Bandcamp.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/DameSmiff-1930229677231847/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/damesmiff/1344334964

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/6URBvOEu3nXTC3ePVaUpmF

Other Links: http://tidal.com/artist/9499968

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: RnB, Electronic, Jazz

Dr Badlove and the Remedies

Dr Badlove DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Dr. Badlove and the Remedies / Doc-tor Bad Love and the Re-me-dees

Recommended if you like:  It’s a little like Jamiroquai, or if Sean Paul was the singer of the Black Eyed Peas while they jammed with RDGLDGRN

Story behind your band/artist name:  The say as an artist you should write about what you know, which is how the name 'Dr. Bad Love' popped out. We tried it on and it fitted like a glove... the 'and the Remedies' part of our name sums up the playful side of our band. It sort of leaves of open the questions ‘which one of you is the doctor?’ and ‘what is the remedy for Bad Love?’

Band Members:  Chris (Chris B), lead vocal and MC / Phil, drums and percussion, vocals / Barry, Guitar, Bass, Synth, vocals

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC?   Chris and Phil were both born and raised in DC and Bethesda, respectively. Barry is from the UK but has lived in DC 13 years.. Dr. Badlove was born in Adams Morgan but our current base is in North Capitol.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area    Chris and Barrie were involved in the DC music scene for several years, but didn't meet through music - we met because Chris crashed one of Barrie's house parties.

Chris and Barrie met Phil on Craigslist. Experience told us to exercise a lot of caution when finding musical or romantic partners on Craigslist, but we ended up as friends and roommates.

Not using acoustic drums or amps, we thought we would be able to get away with rehearsing at one another’s homes. In reality our singing is still so loud we get called in as a domestic.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share?     As a band, Dr. Badlove is always working to go to the next level - musically and in our performances. We're still a relatively new act, so expect lots of change and new stuff with every show. Something unique we are working on is developing our live show to transition seamlessly between our songs - more like a DJ experience. We're also always looking for ways to incorporate more dance and theatre into our shows.

Website:  https://www.drbadlove.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/drbadlove/

iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dr-badlove-and-the-remedies/id1208260991

Spotify:  https://play.spotify.com/album/1FAmA8dfQS5AOVLlcpKfiV?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Other Social Media:  https://www.instagram.com/drbadlove/

Main Genre:  Hip Hop

Other Genres:  Funk, Tropical Bass, Electronic

Dumi RIGHT

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Band/Artist Name: Dumi RIGHT

Recommended if you like: Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Outkast, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar

Band Members: Dumi RIGHT vocalist, producer

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Northern Virginia

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: After I finished high school living in Zimbabwe, I landed my first recording contract when I sent a letter from Africa to a record exec that used to write for the Source magazine who was starting a label in LA.

I was just in Thailand for a month long residency teaching hip hop to youth in underserved communities through a program of the Department of State.

I have been in the DC Metro area since the late 90s and a career highlight was performing at the Smithsonian with Lamont Dozier the legendary Motown songwriter

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Additional Background:
Previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of a local non-profit, The Songwriters Association of Washington (SAW) for a number of years.

Awards include:
• Musical Innovator award as part of a Numark/Berklee College of Music competition
• Washington Area Music Award and several nominations
• Mid-Atlantic Songwriting contest Award winner

Professionally recorded and released six studio albums and one vinyl-only EP.
Releases have been sold in all the major digital outlets (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play) as well as in physical copy worldwide. All of these projects have received accolades and have been featured in publications all over the globe from the US to the UK, to South Africa, Japan, Italy, Germany and beyond.

His influence has been documented in numerous publications as well as in academic works of hip-hop history, including Say It Loud! The Story of Rap Music by K. Maurice Jones and The Hip Hop Wars by Tricia Rose.

Official Website URL: www.reverbnation.com/dumiright

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/dumirightmusic

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dumi-right/id155914790

Spotify Link: https://play.spotify.com/track/6kHg9ulLXamcVDniLQlXu1?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: rap

Dupont Brass

Dupont Brass DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: DuPont Brass / Duuu-Pont Br-ass

Recommended if you like: The Roots

Story behind your band/artist name: Our name came from our days of being a busking band and actually playing out at DuPont Circle/Metro during our undergraduate days to raise money for tuition.

Band Members: Isaac Bell IV, Deacon Izzy, VOCALS & MC / Anthony Daniel, Tony1Kenobii, Trumpet & Music Director / Jared Bailey, MK Zulu, Trumpet & MC / Jarvis Hooper, Jarvy Dent, Trombone / Matt Thompson, Trombone / Brent Gossett, Bass Heavy Slims, Sousaphone / Stan Banks, Stan Da Man, Drumset / Joe Wilson, Jeauxsmeaux, Keyboard / DeAnte Haggerty-Willis, Turn Up DeAnte, Guitar

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC :   DC, we are all currently spread all throughout DC and MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: DuPont Brass is an eclectic, soulful, brass ensemble hailing from the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Originally composed of five music majors from Howard University trying to raise money for tuition during the Christmas season, DuPont Brass has now grown to a 9-piece ensemble consisting of brass and a rhythm section. Gaining popularity from playing at local Metro stations, DuPont Brass started out professionally playing for local weddings, banquets, and other private events. Thanks to the foundation laid in their earlier years, DuPont Brass has had the opportunity to perform in conjunction with the D.C. Jazz Festival and on the prestigious Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. Touching the hearts of the community with their heartwarming testimony, DuPont Brass has been featured on WTOP's “Live at Five” twice and featured in the Washington Post Newspaper five times. Being trained in both classical and contemporary music, the young group has developed a sound that mixes varied genres of music, including jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Overall, the mission of DuPont Brass is to uplift the spirits of people with their music, not just in the DMV area, but across the world. 

Official Website URL: www.dupontbrass.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/dupontbrass/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crewsin-sounds-of-the-city/id927702425

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0k65PL08B1OYc76Wlh2hjT

Other Links: 
Album Smart link : http://smarturl.it/eclecticsoul
IG:https://www.instagram.com/dupontbrass/
Twttr: https://twitter.com/DuPontBrass?s=09

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: R&B, Soul, Funk, Indie, Jazz, Rap

Dior Ashley Brown

Dior Ashley Brown on DC Music Rocks

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Band/Artist Name: Dior Ashley Brown

Recommended if you like: Queen Latifah and Bahamadia

Story behind your band/artist name: Its my name, and we like to dAb on em'

Band Members: Dior Ashley Brown

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : NE, NW and all over. Current home base is the DMV.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: I went to high school with two of my band members Turk Gaines and David Suggs. 
My Grandfather owned a bicycle shop on 14th and V street and my grandmother styled hair on 14th and Corcoran next to the former location of Afro American Newspaper. 
I came out on the scene as an emcee with my fellow classmates with a group/label called Phatal records. 
I have been performing, producing, and curating in the DC music scene since I was in high school. 
I got to perform on stage with one of my favorite emcees NonChalant from NE DC, at Ras Lounge on Georgia Ave.
I am a part of REformance Art, 15 dc area artists did a video letter to Trump.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.diorashleybrown.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/diorashleybrownmusic

iTunes Link:  https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dior-ashley-brown/1037163838?app=itunes

Spotify Link:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6HLNmLCu8yPRZoK5JF56OD

Other Links: https://soundcloud.com/diorashleybrown
https://twitter.com/DiorAshleyBrown
https://www.instagram.com/diorashleybrown/

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: Funk, Jazz, R&B, Reggae

Davy Fresh

Davy Fresh

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Davy Fresh

Recommended if you like: 2pac, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, Wale

Band Members: Davy Fresh (rapper)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Washington DC based in northeast

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: EPK: https://spark.adobe.com/page/yizP7CFMUGYx1/

Everything you need to know is in there!

Official Website URL: https://soundcloud.com/davydmv

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/DavyFresh

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/davy-fresh/394048775

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5m59oPPnO9kHLJqxOUkTnD

Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/davydmv/

https://www.instagram.com/freshkidsmusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBa1WqdC-c4QHURrDt7eKw

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: R&B, Rock, rap

ETA Money Roe

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: E. T. A. Money Roe

Recommended if you like: Tupac Shakur, Scarface, T.I, Jay-Z Nas

Story behind your band/artist name: Born with it

Band Members: Eta Money Roe

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Uptown DC. Born and Raised

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area:Die Hard Redskins Fan, Attended DC Public Schools, Performed at the legendary Unifest and The legendary U st's, Future Fest at 13 years old.

Official Website URL: http://eleetmusicgroup.wixsite.com/etamusic

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/Eta-Money-Roe-412247438852751/

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/eta-money-roe/id1205024148

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1I24Uax8GFAF1irt7ISLDK

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: Soul , R&B, Trap

Footwerk

Footwerk

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: Footwerk, pronounced Foot Werk. Noun meaning the act or process of maneuvering, especially in a skillful manner

Recommended if you like: Chainsmokers meets N.E.R.D.

Story behind your band/artist name: The goal is to make your feet do some work on the dancefloor or tapping your toes while you're listening...

Band Members:

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : The DMV, We have members from DC, Maryland and Virginia so we rep the metro area equally.

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Footwerk met on craigslist... nobody died, so that's a good thing. 

Kyle is actually born and raised in England and moved to a Virginia suburb of DC when he was a yout. 

Mel is born and raised in Northeast DC, her heartbeat is actually a Go-Go pocket, her veins pump Mumbo Sauce and she's never been inside the White House (and won't be going anytime soon...)

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: April '18 we go on a 16 city tour including Sunday, April 22nd at Songbyrd Music Cafe in Adams Morgan (DC)
March '18 we played 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT) w/ Soul Rebels. 
February '18 we played Bright Box Theater in VA (SOLD OUT). 
January '18 we released the Retrograde EP, receiving over 50 write ups in press and online. 
December '17 we played The Anthem (SOLD OUT) w/ SOJA.

Official Website URL: https://www.footwerkband.com

Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/footwerkband

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/footwerk/574837065

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yPIJdBv4Of7c9Q9glKGEz

Other Links: https://www.instagram.com/footwerkband

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: Alternative Hip Hop, Indie Pop, Electrobeat, Electronic Soul, Experimental Rap

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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: G.U.M.P.

Recommended if you like: Bad Rabbits, Badbadnotgood, N.E.R.D.

Story behind your band/artist name: Tklein=GUMP

Band Members: Uno Hype(Vocals) Lee Badalov(Piano/Guitar) Joey Pappas (Bass) Zeeshan Shad(Drums)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : MD

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Lee looks like Justin Rhee
Uno is a yodeler at heart
Joey hangs out with dogs all day and hates most people. 
You don't want to know where Z has been for the last few hours.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share:

Official Website URL: www.giveusmorepower.com

Facebook URL: www.facebook.com/abandcalledgump

iTunes Link: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/artist/g-u-m-p/id1264044464

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0n45Ka2qiPI662NSwV1YwY

Other Links: www.instagram.com/abandcalledgump
Soundcloud.com/abandcalledgump

Main Genre: Hip Hop

Other Genres: alternative rock, jazz