• Join the Meso Creso flying caravan for 1001 beats: "Mesopotamian Bazaar"

    //A global beats inspired dance party with sounds from near and far\\

    Join the Meso Creso flying caravan for the next installment of...

    1001 beats - "Mesopotamian Bazaar"

    Where? Zeba Bar at 14th and Newton NW.

    Pack your bags and get ready to travel through unexplored musical and experiential territories! From Jo’burg to Delhi to Jakarta to Detroit... 

    Would you trade your necklace for a back rub? Or would you trade your $$ for the currency of the underworld? 

    Use your best bartering skills at the Mesopotamian Bazaar! Bring a trinket, a memory or a treat. Will you trade, purchase or give? Exchange your $ for £00T* and purchase a variety of Meso Creso treasures at the market stand! Or use your £00T to buy beautiful things and favors. 

    *What is £00T?
    £00T is an exchange currency for a network of free floating cities and outlaw corners of the internet, a "peso de ocho" for the distressed near future. Your children might trade it for a glass of potable water or a SIM card. Since you can speculate with both money and art, this makes £00T a perfect vehicle for speculation right now. Get £00Ting!

    Trade in your dirty nationalist money, issued by a Fed, ECB, your equivalent central bank or local tyrant, for a pile of £00T at any time, or vice versa. This makes £00T an ideal special investment vehicle for art speculators, money launderers or aspiring criminals, and a perfect tax-free savings haven for pensioners and the downtrodden. Get £00Ting now, and watch your wealth grow.

    Proceeds from the $ you exchange for £00T will be donated to So Others Might Eat (SOME) http://some.org/

    // Featuring special guests performances by: 

    ** Filastine & Nova ** (live performance) 

    Barcelona ­based audiovisual artist Filastine teams up with Javanese indy songstress Nova to deliver the grittiest transnational bass music. Low frequency pressure collides with top notch beat science. Prefix mag calls it “the prototype of globalized urban sound”, Pitchfork describes it as “awesome and delicate...hybrids so fluent they defy classification”. Their live performance features a heap of electronics, tightly synced visuals, drums and a shopping cart.

    Grey Filastine is the composer of a gritty electronic music that collides the lowest frequencies of bass music with the highest-level beat science, acoustic instruments and field recordings. His work often features Javanese indie rapper Nova and avant-garde cellist Brent Arnold. These two can frequently be seen onstage with Filastine at some of the nearly hundred gigs he performs in any year. Filastine also produces award-winning videos, designed a post-crash currency , and conducts public sound interventions. Before getting into digital arts he founded the prototype anarchist marching band the Infernal Noise Brigade. Filastine has lived in a dozen cities but is now firmly based in Barcelona.

    This year Filastine dropped Aphasia “a quartet of deftly collaged cuts melding throbbing bass synths and richocheting 808s with concrete sound and live instruments” (The Wire). 2014 also sees Filastine debut 4rray, a four-sceen audiovisual performance using bespoke software that allows the artist to trigger and manipulate video live in sync with music.

    Nova grew up singing pentecostal spirituals with her preacher grandfather, koranic recitations in the mosque, and javanese gamelan music in school. She was half of the Indonesian rap sensation Twin Sista, and has been collaborating with Filastine since 2010. When not on tour Nova can be found in Java giving workshops on art and environmental activism.


    ** Joro Boro **

    This Crypto Crunk Charlatan from the Balkans traffics local sounds from the post-world music scene and mangles them with half-forgotten samples, tons of low frequencies, and databent audio files. It is tomorrow's traditional music: digital native booty bass for the post-pop generation. He calls it etnoteck, glitch-folk or post-national bass - whatever the name, it is the dirty local side of globalization force-fed back into a party without borders detonating the conglomerated mono-culture.


    ** Meso Creso resident DJs **

    Anandroid http://soundcloud.com/an-android
    Beatrix http://www.soundcloud.com/djbeatrix
    Mettabbana http://www.soundcloud.com/mettabbana
    Raha Wala https://soundcloud.com/rahawala
    Synz djsynz.com
    v:shal kanwar  http://www.soundcloud.com/vishal-kanwar

    ++ lighting, décor & art installations
    Drink specials: $4 Yuengling, $5 Fireball, and $5 Absolut flavors

    Here is a link to the Facebook invite.
    Meso Creso seeks to be a safe space for all sexualities and genders. We love consent-based activities, believe that altered states are no excuse for bad behavior, and have a zero tolerance policy for those who think or act otherwise.

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  • Imbibe, Personify and Delight in the Meso Creso Bi-monthly Party: 7 Deadly Sins

    Imbibe, Personify and Delight in the Meso Creso Bi-monthly Party

    7 Deadly Sins

    An evening of visual and interactive surprises along with all-night drink specials creates an

    atmosphere of sinful yumminess ideal for Valentine’s Day naughtiness.

    The musical stylings of 5 Meso Creso DJs (5!) and Special Guest Vanniety Kills will keep our

    collective booties shaking while we plunge into the depths of debauchery as each sin comes to

    life throughout the night….

    Gluttony, Pride, Wrath, Lust, Greed, Sloth and Envy

    ZEBA 3423 14th St, NW, Washington, DC 20010

    February 14, 2015


    $5 Cover

    Music Provided by:

    Vanniety Kills (aka Cadence, The House That U Built & Ladies of the Underground)

    DJ Sequoia - https://soundcloud.com/sequoia

    DJ Synz - https://soundcloud.com/djsynz

    DJ V:shal Kanwar - https://soundcloud.com/vishal-kanwar

    Mettabbana - https://soundcloud.com/mettabbana

    Raha Wala - https://soundcloud.com/rahawala

  • Meso Creso presents 1,001 Beats: Bowties and Bowlers edition with Mr. Jennings

    This Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10pm, at Zeba Bar, Meso Creso is bringing you our last party of the year, and we're going out with a thump.  1,001 Beats: Bowlers and Bowties edition will feature the finest electro-swing we have.  Bring your friends and come make it a special night with us.

    Saturday, December 13, 10pm to 3pm
    Zeba Bar
    3423 14th Street NW, 20010 (at Newton St.)
    Meso Creso presents:
    1,001 Beats: Bowlers and Bowties edition

    Mr. Jennings (Party Liberation Front)
    DJ Beatrix (Meso Creso | Speakeasy Electro Swing DC | Ottomania)
    DJ Raha Wala (Meso Creso)
    DJ and MC Shahid Buttar (Meso Creso | Heart Phoenix)

    and special live musical performances by:
    Abby Nightingale
    and Swing-o-Matic

    This live band will put some major swing in your step! Composed of DC's most talented jazz musicians and singer Abby Nightingale, they bring a fun and modern twist on the classics to get you movin'!

    $5 cover.

    Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1528033627455089/

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  • Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland!

    "How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. 
    "You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here."

    Meso Creso presents: Down the Rabbit Hole – A Trip Through Wonderland!

    Join us for an evening celebrating the phantasmagoric and whimsical in partnership with the newest community art space in DC:http://tinyurl.com/nv6a3zv

    Don your best costumes and follow the hookah-smoking caterpillar on a journey deep into the psychedelic forests of Wonderland. While dancing to the global beats of Meso Creso’s resident DJs, keep an eye out for that trickster Cheshire Cat, let the Red Queen and her minions take your head off, and see if you can keep up with the White Rabbit ‘till dawn. After all, dancing all night is exactly what unbirthdays are for!

    - Music from DJ BEATrix, v:shal kanwar, Boing Bumm Tschack, DJ Synz, Raha Wala, Shahid Buttar, DJ Meegs, Ethan Raptorstein
    - Performances featuring a live electronica band and 
    modern tribal belly dancing
    - Interactive Wonderland games and events
    - Homemade infused liquors to make you grow or shrink
    - Multimedia art installations
    - The Caterpillar’s Hookah lounge
    - Breakfast at dawn

    Wonderland is a secret location at the end of the Rabbit Hole, taking place in a brand-new community art and dance space on 14th Street NW in Petworth. A magical transformation of one of Petworth's historic theaters, the location is a 21st century arts space wrapped in 1920's elegance. Created by and for the city's artists and the neighborhood, it will bring dance classes, theatrical productions, and art installations to Upper 14th Street in an extraordinary space. But for one night, it will be your Wonderland...

    Tickets: $10 early bird, $15 general admission while they last.
    RSVP to reserve your ticket and receive venue location: 


    The event is likely to sell out. Get your tickets early!

    The majority of the proceeds are going to support the final renovations ofDance Loft on 14, in order to open up even more space for dance, music, yoga, and other artistic pursuits. Support the cause at www.danceloft14.org and by attending the Halloween Party!

    Meso Creso is a Washington DC based-but-borderless arts collective that promotes creativity without boundaries, social consciousness, staying up, and getting down. Meso Creso is known for its roving hookah lounge, highly crafted art installations, joyful whistles and hand claps, and a DJ lineup that represents the rich cultural mix of its community.

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    Want to help make it happen? We’re looking for volunteers to help with setup and other fun role-playing gigs--and in return you get new friends, and some worthy perks like free entry and other magical treats. Email Lauren to see how you can be part of the party.