Last month was a tease: this weekend seems to be the real start of spring. If you’re reading this, you’re probably not in Austin. Here’s the run-down for nightlife in the nation’s capital.
- Friday: DC’s underground comedy scene (i.e. not the Improv) is small but vibrant. The semi-monthly comedy happy hour at Velvet Lounge (“Cool Dudes Hanging Out“) goes down tonight, but get there early – the upstairs stage fills quickly.
- Saturday: If you didn’t wish U Hall a happy birthday last night (or even if you did), get your Bliss on with Will Eastman, Micah Vellian and Chris Nitti.
- Sunday: What a depressing night – in a good way. Personal favorites Salem takeover the Rock and Roll Hotel. If that’s too mainstream for you, Denman and Sean Gray spin their No Love Lost party at Velvet.
A lot of people claim to be “your DJ’s favorite DJ,” but Willy Joy actually earns the distinction. The Chicago-based DJ, when not touring with Kid Sister, can be found tearing up clubs across the country. This mix, commissioned for Chicagoist, finds Willy Joy elbow-deep in rich house tunage, both old and new (do you remember Dreem Teem vs. Artful Dodger on “It Ain’t Enough”?). It’s the perfect mix for the daylight hours on a lovely spring weekend.
1. Shades Of Rhythm – Sweet Sensation 2011 (Lone Remix)
2. Cassius – Shark Simple (L-Vis 1990 & The Neon Dreams Regeneration Remix)
3. Hostage – Evrybyrdy (Willy Joy Remix)
4. Warrior One – Lord Of Bashy (Doc Daneeka 2 Step Militia Remix)
5. Freq Nasty – Move Back
6. Toy Selectah – Ani Riddim feat. Mumdance
7. Sampology ft. Spoek Mothambo & Gnucci Banana – Piggy Bank (Willy Joy Remix)
8. Mele – Trappin
9. Lil’ Keke – Chunk Up The Deuce (Syko Baltimore Remix)
10. Bird Peterson – Kingdom Of The Dead (Willy Joy remix)
11. Two Banks Of Four – Street Lullaby (Four Tet Remix)
12. Dreem Teem vs. The Artful Dodger – It Ain’t Enough (Dub Version)
13. Willy Joy – A Woman Like Me (Bird Peterson Remix)
14. Burns & Fred Falke – Y.S.L.M. (Burns European Sex Dub)