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Weekend plan: EASY listening, and the underground at Velvet Lounge

At this point, Steve Starks and Nacey need no introduction, and if you spend any time at DC’s weirder, deeper dance nights, you already know Lxsx Frxnk (aka Morgan Tepper). This Friday, the three will come together at Zeba Bar, a sleek neighborhood spot in Columbia Heights, for EASY. The promo mix provides an idea of what to expect: sunny dance tracks, groovy indie rock, and R&B-inflected bass music (and edits of Nacey’s upcoming project with Misun). Like the best things in life, the party is free.

Tracklist
Malha Funk – Vira de Ladinho
Spoon – Don’t You Evah (Mike 2600 Remix)
Wordlife – Reese Cup
Misun – July (Nacey Remix)
Douglas Greed – Back Room Deal
Cascandy – Escapade Escapade (Super Flu Remix)
Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye
Misun – The Sea (Steve Starks Remix)
Maxxi Soundsystem – There’s No Love
MJ Cole – Sincere
Brenmar – Let’s Pretend
Jacques Green – Another Girl
Outkast – Spottieottiedopalicious (Steve Starks Oh My Blend)


On the other end of the musical spectrum – both sonically and in tone – is a Sunday night concert at the Velvet Lounge that brings together three of DC’s darkest bands (and some like-minded Chicagoans). Headliner Washerwoman is a stripped down incarnation of Phonic Riot that delivers the same brand of post-punk. Live, vocalist/guitarist Angela Morrish and drummer Nathan Jurgenson focus their fury into something brutal. Similarly, Lenorable plays goth rock that is more expansive than their two-person configuration should allow.

Also featured on the bill are lo-fi thrash punks Lions & Tigers & Whales (LTW), fronted by local provocateur Denman. When not spinning grime and future bass, Denman is known for wielding his microphone, blowing out eardrums and bashing in skulls (usually his own). LTW’s performance promises to be a different kind of wall of sound than that of their show mates.


Ready for the weekend #27

Like most things in DC during August, this column took a bit of a vacation, but we’re back with a rundown on a busy weekend in the DMV.

Image courtesy FFFFOUND, as always.

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I’m a little late on this one, but here’s DJ Lil’ Elle’s latest mix “Miles From Nowhere.” Plenty of hip-hop and bass jams, with great offerings by Brenmar, Canblaster, and SBTRKT; also includes Diplo’s remix of my favorite track of the moment, Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation.”

Download: DJ Lil’ Elle’s “Miles from Nowhere” mix

Ready for the weekend #26

I’m heading to the beach this weekend, but here are some highlights if you’re in DC.

Photo of sunset at Chincoteague, via Flickr.

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Mark your calendar: Klever will return to U Hall on September 8th with Tittsworth, Steve Starks, Manulita, and new dad Billy the Gent. His latest mix is a high energy blend of bass heavy electro and – what else? – moombahton.


Ready for the weekend #25

I have nothing witty to say about this weekend, but I’ve now done 25 of these. Enjoy.

Image by Gwen Vanhee, via @FFFFOUND

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Anyone who was at Moombahton Massive V knows firsthand why (thee) Mike B was voted LA’s Best Club DJ. For a taste of what he dropped last month, check out his second “Watch Your Ton!” mix. Listen to the whole thing, or just keep rewinding Morrison’s remix of “Show Me Love.” That’s what I’ll be doing.


(thee) Mike B – Watch Your Ton Vol. 2

<prince Zimboo – Intro
Munchi – Learn
Xeta Jones – Look At Me Now
The Count & Sinden – Llamame (Dave Nada Remix)
Sazon Booya ft Amy Douglas – La Arana Negra
DJ Ayres – Bangkok/PR Parade
Woodhead – In De Ghetto
DJ Orion ft Big Freedia – You Can't Win
Rishi Romero – Rain Forest (Obeyah Edit)
Phases VS Million Styles – Miss Fatty
Riot Earp – Feelings For You
Robin S – Show Me Love (Morrison's Remix)
Sabo – Spock's Deee-Lite
Heartbreak – The Legend
Munchi – Gracias
Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Remix)
Feral aka MC Kinky – Tweet Retweet
Nadastrom ft. Natalie Storm – Gal Where Yuh Come From
LOL Boys – Aisle Seat (VIP Message Mix)

Ready for the weekend #24

In DC, it’s a summertime catch-22: congressional recess means some hill rats have left town, but the ones that are left are more apt to be out and about. Do your best and get your culture on this weekend.

Image via FFFFOUND.

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Austin’s Dubbel Dutch is doing big things in the future bass scene with his juked out rave tracks. But what happens when you combine Jersey club R&B edits with a Texas heat wave? You get Dubbel Dutch’s Swishahouse-inspired Slow Club Mix. Please let this mix be the birth of a new genre.

Ready for the weekend #23

This weekend, pour one out for July, as summer is that much closer to ending. Make it count!

“Summer’s Twilight” by Eyvind Earle, via FFFFOUND.

The Plan

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Did you see Brenmar‘s rhythm and bass set at last night’s Trouble and Bass? If you said “yes,” you’re probably a liar; after Wednesday’s Moombahton Massive, the U Hall audience was on the mend, not the dance floor. Right that wrong by bumping his latest mix, a collection of straight-up R&B jams for Dummy Mag.

Download: Brenmar’s ‘Slow Grind, Deep Hustle’ Dummy Mix

Tracklist

Electrik Red – So Good
Total – What About Us? feat. Missy Elliot (Remix)
Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl
Bobby Valentino – Slow Down
Mario – Let Me Love you
Mya – Fallen
Mariah Carey – It’s Like That feat. Fat Joe (Remix)
Jennifer Lopez – Love Don’t Cost A Thing (Badboy Remix)
Marques Houston – That Girl
Nivea – Don’t Mess With My Man feat. Jagged Edge
Montell Jordan – Let’s Ride feat. Master P & Silk The Shocker
Janet Jackson – I Get So Lonely feat. Blackstreet (Remix)
Omarion – Icebox
Keke Wyat – Nothing In This World feat. Avant
Cherish – Stop Calling Me
R. Kelly – The Zoo

Ready for the weekend #22

This week saw both the last shuttle landing and Postcultural’s first hacking. Obviously, both monumental occasions. With this unbearably hot weekend about to start, remember that a lazy day with Netflix and a cold drink is often the easiest path to happiness.

Hat tip @VeeShip for the photo (via Atlantic Wire).

The Plan

  • Friday: Friday Cool Off is a new weekly at the Red Palace. This week features DJs Matt Rose and Cam Jus, two dudes who always throw a chill party. Plus, the ice cube on the flyer looks hella good right now.
  • Saturday: Boogie Down may be a little off the beaten path at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights, but Ben Howell and Space Agent will house you. Drink specials galore and a pants-optional dress code in honor of birthday girl Lexi Rusk!
  • Sunday: The annual Capital Fringe Festival ends on Sunday, so this is your last chance to catch some offbeat performance art until next year.

The Soundtrack

Not sure about some of this weekend’s events? Here’s a double shot of brand new mixtapes from two of the DJs in question. Space Agent drops a sexy poolside disco mix (with Lolita art, natch) and Cam Jus provides the requisite moombahton with his summer promo mix.