If you've seen DJ Stereo Faith spin, you know he's a straightforward party starter who keeps it cool no matter where he's spinning. But when he opened last Friday for Peter Hook and the Light—the latest project from the former Joy Division and New Order bassist—he got uncharacteristically nervous, he says. No wonder: "Joy Division's my [...]
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Despite the name, Sunday night's "Moombacon Massive" party at Rock & Roll Hotel isn't celebrating Dave Nada's bass-quaking microgenre moombahton. In balancing gluttony, absurdity, and gargantuan Baltimore club beats in an unlikely manner, it's possibly the most ridiculous event of D.C.'s Labor Day Weekend.
"Yeah, we're going to have a few catering trays filled with free bacon [...]
"We grew up in vastly divergent places, but we all grew up with the disco sound ingrained deeply," says Wisconsin native Will Eastman, one third of local production team Volta Bureau (mentioned on this blog a couple times recently). The trio, which includes Philippines-born Micah Vellian (Miguel Lacsamana) and New York-born Outputmessage (Bernard Farley), kicks off a busy fall schedule [...]
Imaginative local duo Bluebrain is gearing up to host a benefit for the new artist space located at 1337 H Street NE.
The 7900 square-foot space, located between the H Street Country Club and Dangerously Delicious Pies, was formerly occupied by American West Indian Auto Body. The building is owned by none other than restaurant owner and [...]
Rory Sheridan is a mild-mannered Silver Spring video editor by day. By night, he's a beer-swilling, alpha-male rock hero, cut from the same cloth as Megadeth's Dave Mustane.
Sheridan fronts the band Warchild, the headliner of tonight's headbanger-fest at Rock & Roll Hotel. Sometimes, Sheridan goes by Scott Rattler—frontman of local metal act Rattler. Yeah, that'd be [...]
"The combination of tech house, deep house, and nu disco in one night works out in a pretty awesome way—vibes and energy tonight will be deep, sexual, and weird," says Adams Morgan resident Morgan Tepper, aka DJ Lxsx Frxnk, about tonight's Lost and Sound party at U Street's Velvet Lounge. DJs Chris Nitti and Matthew [...]
Sweat builds the bridges that people can't. Bottle-service fist-pumpers who love hard electro kings Swedish House Mafia, Nike Foamposite-wearing hustlers who love Rick Ross, and Phoenix-loving indie kids are all regular sights at "Goodlife Tuesdays," a weekly party at downtown hot spot Recess. Thrown by local promoters Rock Creek Social Club, the city's most eclectic weekly celebrates its first anniversary [...]
"De Washington D.C., DJ Obeyah! Trevor Martin! The Metaphysical!" harked a Panamanin radio ad this spring. For a month and a half this year—during the country's carnaval season—the three D.C. DJs set up for a series of parties at backpacker joint Mondo Taitu in Bocas del Toro, on Panama's Isla Colon. They returned, naturally, with [...]
Tonight, New York's Trouble and Bass Crew presents its monthly bass rave at U Street Music Hall. The lineup includes club music kings like Philly's Tim Dolla and Brenmar from Brooklyn, but D.C. resident Willy Joy may be the most exciting of the bunch.
Willy Joy—his legal name— is a Minneapolis native, Brown University graduate, and [...]
D.C.'s dance underground may currently favor populist nu disco and moombahton, but iconoclastic DJ Denman C. Anderson points dance music fans in a much more sinister direction on his latest mix Hell is From Here to Eternity.
One of D.C.'s most intriguing DJs, Anderson's coldwave and minimal synth No Love Lost night with Fan Death Records' [...]