dreamcastmoe aka Davon Bryant-Mason is a lifelong resident of Washington DC, formerly the chocolate city. 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. He is quick to praise his co-producers, rattle off influences — the visual feel of NBA 2K, the comedic timing of Bernie Mac, the savvy legacy of Duke Ellington, for starters — and credit resourceful DC breakouts like Ankhlejohn that showed him the roadmap. His voice, a steady instrument, seemingly connects it all, capable of slow falsetto flow, swaggering talk-rap, and outright croon.

dreamcastmoe’s beats are a mirror to his life lived and experienced 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

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Events featuring Dreamcastmoe

Mar 14, 2023
9:30pm — 10:30pm
Presented by
Phlote Sessions
Washington, DC