VinoFest Wine and Music Festival 2017
Chromeo, Allen Stone, Stretch Armstrong, Bobbito, Aztec Sun, Black Alley DC, Redline Graffiti
1356 Okie St NE
Washington, DC, 20002
This event is 21 and over
VinoFest Wine and Music Festival
The 4th Annual VinoFest is a curated celebration of flavorful music, memorable wine and food experience, and giving back to the community. A wine festival with soul, VinoFest features delicious food from Washington DC’s top restaurants and wines from local and global wineries, and the night culminates with a rocking concert featuring nationally recognized talent - VinoFest is a full sensory experience!
Chromeo is Dave One and Pee Thugg, also known as David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel. Two best friends that have been doing music together since they were kids. Before establishing themselves as a band, Chromeo were making beats for well-known Québec hip-hop acts such as Shades Of Culture, Dubmatique, Sans Pression and Yvon Krevé.
In the summer of 2000, Tiga, a fan of Obscure Disorder, stepped to Dave and asked him if he was interested to do an electronic music project on Turbo. In 2001 were signed by Turbo when they finally put together a demo.
With Chromeo, expect to hear a lot of analog synths, rock guitars, 808's, rhodes and talk box.
On his third full-length album, soul artist Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention.
Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Radius captures the warm energy of that creative connection and transports the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.
Now including seven exciting bonus tracks, Radius Deluxe will be available March 25th. Among them will be the previously unreleased songs “Voodoo” and “Faithful” as well as a new version of Stone’s energetic single “Freedom”.
The New York Times said the Chewelah, Washington-bred 28-year-old’s lyrics on Radius “promise honest sentiments, grooves built with physical instruments and a gospel-rooted determination to uplift ... glimmers of Al Green, Bill Withers, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, Prince and a bit of Sting."
Tearing through nearly 600 shows in just two years - including sold out performances at LA’s Ace Hotel and NYC’s Apollo Theater – Allen Stone is determined to make 2017 yet another impactful year of writing and performance.
“I absolutely believe that if you’re going to stand at a microphone and say something, you need to recognize that as a privilege,” Stone said. “You’ve got to be incredibly careful about it, and really put all your heart into the message that you’re sending out into the world.”
Internationally renowned deejay/producer/overall music impresario Stretch Armstrong has enjoyed a nearly two-decade career that has remained as diverse, eclectic and inspired as his home city. As a native New Yorker who grew up on the edge of Spanish Harlem, he began absorbing all of the underground sounds of the city - from early hip-hop to freestyle, disco, reggae and everything else - straight from his home streets at a very early age. Having begun his interaction with rhythm as a drummer at the age of five, he purchased his first record ("Rapper's Delight") in Fifth Grade, thus beginning a lifelong affair with the 12" format. A love for both house music and New York's weekend hip-hop mix shows led him to begin deejaying during his high school years. Throwing his own, popular parties quickly moved him into New York's club underground in 1988, where he became a fast staple at legendary venues like Big Haus, MK, Love Transporter Room and Mars.
While already an established figure in the underground dance circuit, Stretch's true bridge to international notoriety came in 1990 via a humble college radio show that he began on WKCR 89.9 FM while attending Columbia University. The then-stale state of hip-hop radio led him to develop his own twist on the mix shows he was weaned on. Anchored by the voice and shared humor of friend Bobbito Garcia, The Stretch Armstrong Show w/ Bobbito The Barber quickly became the cornerstone for the burgeoning world of hip-hop. Named the “Best Hip-Hop Show of All Time” by The Source magazine, the show had both a dedicated listener fan base and a fervent distribution of home-taped bootlegs around the world. The diverse range of guests featured nearly everyone of consequence in the hip-hop industry, with Stretch and Bobbito taking directly instrumental roles in establishing the careers of Redman, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan (and, specifically, Ol' Dirty Bastard, who was a "regular"), Busta Rhymes, Large Professor, Big L, Fat Joe and Big Pun (to name a few). In addition to the WKCR show, the duo hosted an additional show for self-proclaimed "Home of Hip-Hop", HOT 97, which they maintained for five years. Stretch and Bobbito continued in this vein through 1998, when the duo split up. Besides maintaining these shows and a growing schedule of international appearances, Stretch worked as an A&R for Big Beat/Atlantic (1990-93), Loud (1993-95), brought Mobb Deep to the public, produced Lil Kim's first hit with Jay-Z, and made multiple television appearances (including Conan O'Brian and Vibe TV with Arsenio Hall and Spinbad) before a larger deal with Sony in 1996 saw him spend three years developing artists for his Spit imprint. Through his affiliation with Game Recordings, his voice was featured as one of the radio personalities on Game Radio, one of the fictitious stations featured in the popular Grand Theft Auto III video game.
By 1995, Stretch started feeling the negative effects of having been pulled too far into the hip-hop realm and set about proactively revitalizing his creative drive. Having become completely divorced from dance music as well as bored with the monotony and segregation of the club scene at the time, his desire to do something new and challenging grew. He began simply by cutting up rock records and executing creative and clever live remixes long before "mash up" was ever an official craze, and moved onto creating hugely popular parties where he played whatever he wanted, no matter how off the wall or ridiculous. And as he reinvested energy into the emerging new club sound (a mutated blend of indie rock / dance / electro) after departing from the radio, his career came full-circle to encompass a more holistic balance of his musical tastes.
While both the milieu and his focus has changed drastically since his early days, Stretch listens to, works with, creates and loves music with the same brain and ears that drew him to hip-hop in the eighties, and remains focused on evoking passionate responses from his live audiences. He plays a continually evolving, eclectic mix of club music, favoring the sounds that are most whimsical and violating of traditional genre boundaries to club goers both here and abroad.
In 2006, Stretch partnered up with dance-rock-electro luminary Dominique Keegan in his famed Plant Music label, where they are preparing several international releases from the likes of Kasper Bjorke, The Glass, Eli Escobar, Kap10Kurt and Jesse Tittsworth, amongst others.
Formerly known as Bobbito the Barber and currently as DJ Cucumber Slice. Bobbito has been doing good things for the underground hip-hop scene for many years now. In 1990, he met DJ Stretch Armstrong and together they started the now infamous "Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Radio Show" on WKCR-NY 89.9 FM (aka. 89 Tek-Nine). The show gave air-play to tons of underground acts and introduced future stars to NYC listeners. The show was voted the "best Hip Hop radio show of all time" by the Source Magazine in '98. In 1998, Stretch left the show and the show became "The C.M. Famalam Program" and featured DJ Lord Sear alongside Bobbito until 2002. Bobbito also founded and ran the seminal underground hip-hop label "Fondle Em' Records" from 1995-2001. He also owned and operated "Bobbito's Footwork", a record, clothing, & sneaker store from 1996-2000... For a full bio click the link below.