“Hi, I’m Max Rewak. I was born in Bethlehem, PA, and I’m graduating from GW in May. I’m a lover of music and I try to surround myself with positivity. I was raised on all different kinds of music and I began producing about five years ago. I like a wide range of tunes but I mostly play Baltimore and Jersey club music. Check me out at soundcloud.com/rewakdj or twitter @mrewak.”
Home Grown is WRGW’s new blog series on GWU-affiliated musicians. This week we feature holychild, an experimental pop band formed by GWU alumni Louie Diller and Liz Nistico.
If there is a middle ground between Katy Perry and Bjork (or pop and experimental) in contemporary popular music, holychild is it. Based out of Los Angeles, CA, holychild’s most recent music video ‘Best Friends’ was premiered by MTV Buzzworthy who said it will be, “the song of the summer.” Shot in a time-warped wasteland called Bombay Beach, dancing girls, kids on bikes, and locals on ATV’s characterize the gist of this action-packed perspective on a part of Southern California most folks probably haven’t seen before.
Last Friday we had the pleasure of (finally) seeing Disclosure live. The UK duo, consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, packed the house for a vibrant show of full of color and sound.
As much fun as we had, neither of us thought the show was without a few drawbacks. Our pros and cons are as follows:
Amirali Shahrestani, recently an unknown to the world of electronic music, has shown considerable ingenuity as one of Crosstown Rebels’ newest rising stars. His spellbinding style caught the attention of Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus, who quickly signed the Iranian expatriate for an artist album. The product of that arrangement, In Time, successfully lives up to the label’s underground and alternative modus operandi, striking a sophisticated balance between moody synths, dance-pop sensibility, and deep house grooves.
I caught up with Amirali before his DC debut at U Street Music Hall. Here are his thoughts on touring, design and outer space: