18:00 - 19:30
dreamcastmoe aka Davon Bryant-Mason is a lifelong resident of Washington DC. He is the singer, songwriter, producer, and DJ who since 2017 has quietly been releasing some of the most hotly-tipped and underground genre-spanning music.
Traversing across R&B, funk, soul, jazz, and hip-hop, Bryant slickly moves between styles and tones. This ability to twist and turn in different directions — yet remain stylistically coherent — can be traced to his home city of DC and the makeup of the neighborhoods.
dreamcastmoe’s beats are a mirror to his life experience there. “I would not be where I am today if I weren’t from DC,” he says. “You can hear DC in the way that I talk. Certain runs in my voice are rooted to the soul of DC because I listen to a lot of Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye. I would say DC has a role in my approach to my music and sets the tone. I grew up in a smorgasbord of a city where one block could be hood shit and the next block could be the White House. You have to know how to move accordingly through all those spaces.”