Slowly but surely, DCs Velvet Lounge has become an incubator for local DJ talent. The U Street dive bar hosts everything from Tropixxx, the moombahton mecca hosted by Cam Jus and Billy the Gent, to Lost & Sound, with house heads Chris Nitti and Mr. Bonkerz. Starting tonight, Velvet Lounge plays host to something more sinister.
Presented by nrdgsm, DJ Jackie O and Denman begin a new bi-weekly party: DESTINATION. These two have found a home at the equally grimey 9:30 Back Bar, but bringing the festivities to Velvet improves both the sound quality and the drink prices.
As for the sonics, Jackie O and Denman promise tons of bass: from hip-hop and club to grime and dubstep; think Trouble and Bass in DC’s own little laboratory. Not specific enough? Then listen to Denman’s brand new mix, Hell is From Here to Eternity, which moves from future bass to trap music to unforgiving grime. At exactly an hour in length, it’s a microcosm of DC’s latest destination event.
9-Close // 21+ // FREE
The Velvet Lounge
915 U Street NW, Washington, DC