Manuela Antakly interviewed DC figureheads NADASTROM, aka Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom who first joined forces in the fall of 2007. Every week after some heavy drinking, the two discussed the meaning of life and a few song ideas they had. Their initial tracks caught the attention of Dave “Switch” Taylor who immediately wanted them for his legendary Dubsided imprint.Dave Nada consistently proves to be one of the most electrifying and effective DJ’s around. Recently acquired by AM Only, Nada joins an impressive roster including everyone from the Crookers and MSTRKRFT to Richie Hawtin and Tiesto. He is a longstanding resident at Taxlo, voted “best party in America” by Blender Magazine. DJ Craze will soon break from his duties as Kanye West’s official DJ to join Nada in an international tour, which kicks off in Singapore. Even in a time of declining record sales, Dave Nada’s regular releases on T&A (label of Tittsworth & DJ Ayres, of The Rub) rapidly sell out. Matt Nordstrom is responsible for production of the highest caliber. His studio work includes longstanding efforts with Grammy Award-winning, internationally chart-topping, Global Underground artists. Widely regarded as a leading cutting edge label of its scene, Nic Fanciulli’s Saved imprint offered Nordstrom a multiple record deal, where he would join Pete Tong and a long list of trend setters. Having held numerous residencies in the DC area, he is also synonymous with razor tight mixing and impeccable selection. Switch (XLR8R’s artist of the year and M.I.A.’s album producer) quickly invited the duo to join the legendary imprint Dubsided for a fast approaching record release. Nadastrom tracks are trainspotted by countless A-list DJ’s (Diplo, Drop The Lime, A-trak, etc.) and their collaborative efforts include work with Nina Sky, Pitbull, Stretch Armstrong, Kid Sister, Tittsworth, Blaqstarr and more. Uncompromising quality in the studio and on the decks, Nadastrom is without a doubt “the future” of music. Brief profile on you, career highlights etc.
We are Matt and Dave of NADASTROM. We just released our debut EP "Pussy" on Dubsided. We like beer, food and iFart. Career highlights as of now are making records, touring, reaching number one on Beatport, and iFarting when highly inappropriate. What inspires you? Heiniken mini-kegs, people like Cajmere, Switch, Scottie B, Blaqstarr and our play cousin Tittsworth. And iFart.
Touring to promote our music and iFarting in the airports. Favorite websites ? Beatport for music,
Who are your favorite artists, dj´s or artists? For fashion: commonwealth, mishka and durkl. For music: dilla, todd terry, rusko + caspa, new hijack is amazing!! For DJ's: dubfire and fanciulli (murdered it at lima on tuesday night) and Jubilee (especially since she let us try to iFart during her set). Favorite Performance? Performance: 930 Club show with Titts for Blisspop's holiday party. Probably our best and most favorite hometown show to date. Crowd was just amazing!
Exhibition: Dave iFarting in the Whole Foods line. How it felt being number 1 on beatport? We iFarted our pants!!!