Trillectro, D.C.’s first hip-hop and electronic dance festival, is an overall success


/ August 13, 2012

Washington D.C. party promoters figured out a way to combine two music genres with the last weekend’s Trillectro music festival. The governement should take note because it seems when it comes to “parties,” coming together for the greater good of the people works best.

Shortly after the sun set on the Trillectro music festival and DJ Wonder took the main stage, it began to pour. There was nowhere to hide. Aside from a few small tents, the venue was largely open pavement. But rather than whine or flee, the crowd bloomed. Like a Coca-Cola commercial come to life, people shrieked playfully, grabbed their friends and flooded the lot in front of the stage for a wet and wild dance party.

It was one of many magical moments at the hybrid hip-hop/electronic dance music (EDM) festival that took over Half Street Fairgrounds near Nationals Park on Saturday. Organized by the founders of the music Web site DC to BC, Trillectro was the first festival of its kind in the region and was projected to be a benchmark event long before the poetic weather.

The District is no stranger to hip-hop and has even produced a few stars, including Wale, Oddisee, Fat Trel and Tabi Bonney. But it has hometown heros in EDM, too, like DJs Tittsworth and Dave Nada, whose careers have boomed as dance music has become more popular.

So it was only a matter of time before the two scenes crossed paths, and if Trillectro is any indication of their chemistry, this could be quite the power couple.

Read the rest of this article over at The Washington Post.