Scion Audio Visual is a crafty move by the auto manufacturer (owned by Toyota) to stay relevant to music culture. From the company’s “About Us” page: Scion’s commitment to artistic expression provides a platform for passionate artists to focus on developing their art and exploring the endless possibilities. Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level.
In essence, Scion partners with artists that appeal most to today’s youth culture (and that term can easily be applied to 20-somethings) – whether that is in the category of music, art, film, magazine, etc. Since we’re a music blog and an EDM-focused one to boot, it’s a pretty big deal to notice that EDM artists are releasing exclusive EPs through this medium, as well as interviews and everything else. Moombahton juggernauts Dillon Francis and Nadastrom are in on it, as are other notable producers such as Com Truise, Drop the Lime, and A-Trak.
With so much talk about Dillon Francis (hey, it’s deserved), we neglect to ever mention some of the originators of the Moombahton movement in Nadastrom (Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom). Our apologies on the month-long delay, but you can grab Nadastrom’s exclusive EP for free here. Check out a couple of the highlights and an accompanying music video below:
*And as with every Thursday, this is a reminder to the Boston people to come down to Liquor Store tomorrow night for Very Aggressive Presents: Restricted. This week we have Roman Perry with opening sets by Mike Vincent and Wilfred Hirst. Go to the Shows page for more info and RSVP for free admission before 11pm at www.restricted.eventbrite.com.*