It’s no secret that Dj’s have been setting the bar for what’s cool, hip, and in style for years now. Maybe that’s why it’s ‘cool’ to be a Dj, and every high school is full of them. Especially in the US, what was considered weird Euro Trash 6 years ago is now the freshest look to hit the streets. It’s become so over-saturated that we don’t know who is who behind our local decks. Sure once you go on a world tour you’ve made it, but what about the rest of us?
The industry has expanded way beyond the booth and we are here to recognize those who don’t spin on the regular, but still manage to make a name for themselves in the scene. This will be a series dedicated to those who keep it fresh in all aspects of music. Periodically we will do a bit of background on an individual who is sparking their world, gaining fans, and doing something different with finesse and flaire. These fresh freaks aren’t necessarily in the limelight, but they are keeping it real and making this wild world of electronic music what it is today. Look out for trendsetters and tastemakers on the rise – it may be the first time you’ve heard of them but it definitely won’t be the last.
Next we’ll head south to the capitol of the US, Washington D.C., coincidentally also the Capitol of Moombahton. But this trendsetter is unrelated to the masked Mystereo. Reed Rothchild is a local Dj, Promoter, and Professional Hater (only serving up the haterade when necessary of course), and is known for throwing events such as moomBACON massive and publishing the always entertaining HeadofRothchild.com. At first read it seems like the site is just designed to point out the imperfections in the scene until you realize EVERYTHING IS TRUE.
Using a team of hand-picked undercover operatives, Reed seeks to unearth the dirty facts about everyone who should not be allowed to Dj. We know you may support the every-annoying PLUR lifestyle but this site is straight up hilarity. To keep it real the HOR team mixes in a bunch of quality underground releases. Their music tastes are in tune with the locality, featuring big booty trap, Baltimore Bass, and the local Moomabah flavor. When asked about the current buzz on big booties in the nation’s capitol, he gave us his most honest opinion:
Booty has been a very hot topic being an election year so my opinion is the more train wreck of a big booty, the better. Although this year the natural “BIG BOOTY” I feel has been over shadowed with twerking. The game has changed now where a girl with less of an ass can hold her own if she can twerk it right.
With a self-proclaimed writing style as ‘Polka-Drumstep-bahton’ his Tucker Max tone makes a knee-slapping read every post. Follow Reed to keep tabs on the latest in the world of EDM Douches.
Kudos to this stellar crowd of wild trendsetter-tastemakers for keeping our scene ever fresh and ensuring that the party lives on without a single dull moment. Whether they are from the smallest town in the middle of Siberia, or in the epicenter of Times Square, our goal for this series is to highlight the charaters that add a special edge to dance music, all without ever touching a turntable (well maybe not never). Keep your peepers peeled for these trailblazers at a party near you, and stay tuned for more hypers, hipsters, and high flyers in the next installment of Trendsetters & Tastemakers.