DJ Amen Ra
Amen Ra is at home when controlling a crowd; in love with the opportunity to express himself through music and fill a room with positive energy. Having spent time on both coasts, he has observed the styles of East and West Coast DJ’s and created his own. His diverse musical background is translated through his DJing, especially in his ability to shift between genres without missing a beat. Experienced DJ’s adjust their selections to the crowd and venue, and are comfortable switching things up unexpectedly. Amen Ra’s acknowledgment of this explains why he’s become such a hot commodity on the DJ market, and why he can rock any party with ease.
The JoGo Project is a genre-blending ensemble inspired by the musical styling of Chuck Brown. Founded by Saxophonist (and Chuck Brown alumnus) Elijah Jamal Balbed the band performs with the mission of keeping Go-Go music alive. The group features several DC natives, as well as musicians from around the country who have since claimed DC as their home. JoGo is known to put on an eclectic live show that excites and unites audiences of all walks of life.
With two minds and the same DNA, this father/son duo comprised of Scott Nyce & Graham "Ace" Watkins was started out of a love for Drum & Bass and breakbeat influenced music.
Origianlly a new solo production project for veteran DJ & producer Scott Nyce, the project quickly advanced into something more when his son Graham started showing strong a interest in the music production process especially sampling and improvisational sound design. Armed with Scott's deep musical knowledge the duo has dove into everything from Metal, Punk, Drum & Bass, and more experimental styles like Ambient and Lo-Fi.
"We are not your sister's EDM. We are what happens when you combine the influences of the past and present to break the mold of the future."