“Editing is the craft of mourning what you need to kill,” says Will Eastman, recalling a lesson he learned when he worked at the Smithsonian. “The more brutal and ruthless you are, the better it will be.” As he was crafting what would become his debut album, the DJ-producer (and owner of U Street Music Hall) recorded 24 songs over a two-year period, rearranging and reconfiguring them as 68 different playlists on his iPhone.
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- The beautiful community of Near Northeast, the band
- Three up-and-coming female rappers show their talent — briefly — at Fillmore Silver Spring
- After years sharpening his craft, Olumide is using the crowd as his energy catalyst
- Stars collide — literally — in William Basinski’s newest musical composition
- At the Fillmore, Nao demonstrated the power of her celestial voice
- Juana reconnected with her old friend techno, and the relationship’s thriving
- At the 9:30 Club, Noname proved she can out-rap most rappers — even when she’s sick
- Teen-boy angst, toxic misogyny litter Juice WRLD’s Echostage set
- Rapper Father spit in a fan’s mouth at Songbyrd. She raised her arms in celebration.
- Even a stripped-down Nine Inch Nails concert is still an extra-sensory marvel