Well, hopefully you’ve survived the day without embarrassing yourself too badly. Better late than never, here’s this weekend’s electronic-music heavy agenda (even more so than usual).
- Friday: The first American party to feature dubstep – New York’s Dub War – comes to DC as part of the Forward Fest. Dub War residents Dave Q and Joe Nice throw down at Sweet Spot. If you’re on H Street tonight, the team behind the superb, Cuban-inspired El Floridano food truck takes over the kitchen at Rock and Roll. Plus, ramen-dumpling haven Toki Underground finally opens, as well.
- Saturday: The is only one real option: the Trouble and Bass takeover of U Hall brings an all-star cast over from the UK: Toddla T, Redlight, and Untold. Possibly U Hall’s biggest night ever. Do not miss this.
- Sunday: Relax, take it easy, or continue to party on the Day of Rest. The Forward Fest closes shop with a free daytime party down at Yards Park, but leave yourself enough time to get pretty for the “Pendejas” video shoot at Tropixxx.
Digital Boy + Shark make their online home at gangsterrave.com, which should give you some sense of their sound. Their Serious Business mixtape for Karmaloop is an unrelenting mix of dubstep, grime, and UK ‘ardcore that will help you power through the end of your workweek (or the beginning of a killing spree).
Deathface’s excellent “Blood Rave” shows up about halfway through the mix. Check out the brand new, Blade-inspired video (directed by Patrick Rood aka The Captain) for the track, and keep an eye out for DC’s little ray of darkness: Denman.