DJ Christine Moritz
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 7:00 PM
Bomba Estéreo was born in Bogotá-Colombia in 2005, as an experimental project lead by visual artist and musician Simón Mejía who would invite MC Li Saumet to join him on the recording for his first album Vol. 1.
This collaboration between the two, turned the project into a band that rapidly wrote and released their second album Estalla / Blow Up which was printed in 8 countries and gave Bomba Estéreo international visibility, thanks to their hit single Fuego and taking them to perform all over the Americas, Asia and Europe.
In 2010 Bomba Estéreo was awarded as "Best New Band in The World" by MTV Iggy.
In 2012, they lauched their third album Elegancia Tropical, which took the band to a new stage including their first African tour, a nomination for "Best Alternative Album" in the Latin GRAMMYs and the award for "Best New Band of 2012" by iTunes Latino.
Bomba Estéreo released their fourth album Amanecer in 2015 under the label Sony Music US Latin, produced by Wallpaper's Ricky Reed. The album has boosted Bomba's worldwide prestige being reviewed by media all over the globe and being nominated for "Best Alternative Album" and "Record of the Year" for single Fiesta, which was recently remixed by actor and rapper Will Smith, with whom Bomba will perform at the Latin GRAMMYs in November 2015.
DJ Christine Moritz
Since making her club debut at the Buzz event at Nation in 2001, Christine Moritz has been intriguing clubgoers in Washington, D.C. and beyond with her sound, which ranges from haunting, cinematic downtempo to upbeat, funk-influenced tunes.
Her 2002 warm-up set for Thievery Corporation at the 9:30 Club caught the ear of Thievery's Eric Hilton, leading to a coveted residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge. In 2009 she reprised this role, doing DJ sets before all five of Thievery Corporation's sold-out shows at the 9:30 Club.
Christine has played with such artists as Parov Stelar, Nightmares on Wax, RJD2, Bebel Gilberto, Amon Tobin, Zero 7, Massive Attack, UNKLE, Koop, Little Dragon, Jazzanova, Rainer Trüby, and Brazilian Girls. In 2006, she performed at the UK's highly regarded Big Chill Festival, a three-day outdoor event with 30,000 attendees. In 2007, she DJ'd in Bristol, England at the invitation of Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja. Christine has also graced the decks in London, Edinburgh, Prague, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Baltimore as well as at numerous D.C.-area venues.
A seasoned radio DJ, Christine hosted the acclaimed show "Variety Is the Spice of Life" on the University of Maryland's WMUC (88.1 FM and online) for more than 15 years.
Christine has been featured in print publications such as the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper, as well as in online sources such as Resident Advisor. A talented music journalist herself, she has written about artists such as Fat Freddy's Drop, A. Skillz and Krafty Kuts, and Alice Russell.