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Ready for the weekend #18

With Tuesday’s Summer Solstice, the season is officially upon us. Other than BBQs and the requisite outdoor activities, what’s on deck this weekend?

The Plan

  • Friday: For Happy Hour, join TGRIOnline at U Street Music Hall for Michael Jackson is Still Alive, where four DJs ensure that the King of Pop’s memory will live forever. Best late night option is Maison (with DJ TMY and Gavin Holland); best later night option is $weat $hop (with Jackie O and Denman).
  • Saturday: Tickets are still available for oft-imitated indie rock gods Dinosaur Jr. at the 9:30 Club. For even more 80s and 90s nostalgia, Henry Rollins will be interviewing the band before the show.
  • Sunday: Drum and bass innovator LTJ Bukem stops by U Hall, presented by Anniething Goes & 2Tuff. Don’t miss one of Bukem’s few US tour dates, at one of the best venues for his atmospheric low-end sounds.

The Soundtrack

Another day, another moombahton mix: this time, it’s the latest volume of TGRI’s Culipandeo series, spun by 20-year-old Australian J-Trick. Listen how they get down down under, with plenty of exclusives including “Amplifire” by Diplo and Skrillex and “That Jeffrey” by Heartbreak and Toddla T.

Ready for the weekend #17

Last night’s Moombahton Massive IV was quite the experience, as those nights have tended to be. If that wasn’t enough music, dancing, and partying for the week, here are some other options.

(Image, as always, via FFFFOUND!)

The Plan

  • Friday: BYT’s vitaminwater uncapped LIVE space shuts down after tonight, so this is your last chance to get your corporate-sponsored party on. Do it in style with top notch DJs, including the Nouveau Riche crew, Cam Jus, DJ TMY, and Baltimore’s finest DJ Pierre.
  • Saturday: I’ll be indulging my culinary desires and my eye for alliteration at the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival (unfortunately, this one has been sold-out for a while). Designer Drugs returns to U Hall, with Alvin Risk and Denman on the bill (be sure not to miss the openers, if you go).
  • Sunday: I’m just going to copy and paste this for the remainder of the summer: Happy Sundays at the Donovan House during the day, and No Love Lost (or Tropixxx, depending on the weekend) at Velvet Lounge.

The Soundtrack

I’ll let Diplo describe his latest moombahton mix for Mad Decent Radio: “Moombahton Is so mad and buzzy and wierd [sic] and crazy . We are on Its dick here at Mad Decent.” Well said. Enjoy.

Ready for the weekend #16

This week reminded us that yes, Virginia, there is climate change. In DC, that means 100 degree days followed by a weekend of thunderstorms. What else is going on?

The Plan

The Soundtrack

At the center of France’s dance music evolution is Club Cheval, a crew that includes Panteros666, Canblaster, Myd, and Samtiba. Their mix for Mishka’s Keep Watch series is Club Cheval at their best, seamlessly mixing house, slow jam material, and future bass. “Keep watch,” indeed.

Ready for the weekend #15

My vacation has taken me from Portland to San Francisco, but here’s a view of DC’s weekend (from 3,000 miles away). Photo courtesy FFFOUND.

The Plan

The Soundtrack

Jacques Greene is one of the best purveyors of rhythm and bass. His hour-long stint on Rinse FM is one of his finest mixes yet; any DJ mix that kicks off with The Weeknd is good in my book.

Ready for the weekend #14

I’ll be on vacation starting tomorrow morning, so I’m definitely ready for the weekend. Thanks to modern technology, a cross-country flight, and a 15-hour train ride, postings will continue until morale improves.

The Plan

  • Friday: If you’re trekking all the way out to the 411 Warehouse, it better be worth it. Thankfully, TheRave will be, with DJs that include the Tropixxx duo of Cam Jus and Billy the Gent.
  • Saturday: Laugh – for a good cause – at Hot For Teachers, a comedy night at Sova. The choice late night option is Will Eastman’s Bliss Dance Party, with guests Danny Daze and DJ Lisa Frank (aka U Hall’s own Morgan Tepper).
  • Sunday: ‘Tis the season for daytime drinking at DJed pool parties. Starting things off is an all-star lineup at the Donovan House that will be partying from 3 to 11.

The Soundtrack

Zac Eno is a Portland DJ who plays a wide range of music, including personal favorites tropical bass and moombahton. I’ll be lucky enough to catch his Discos Discos party in Portland tomorrow. Here’s a chill mix that includes a bit of future groovage.

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Ready for the weekend #13

I made it all day without making a Rapture reference or joke, just to break the streak on this post. So apart from the world not ending tomorrow, what’s going on?

(Photo courtesy Friends of Type via @FFFFOUND)

The Plan

  • Friday: Cool Dudes Hanging Out is consistently the best night of comedy in DC. The details, in brief: 7-9pm, Velvet Lounge, $5, 6 comics, cheap drinks. Make it a night of comedy: cross the moat and catch Todd Barry at the Arlington Draft House.
  • Saturday: Tittsworth and Alvin Risk celebrate the release of their EP – and the new menu – at U Hall; the pork belly / jelly donut sandwich looks like a winner.
  • Sunday: Soundbites combines restaurants, food trucks, and live music in a benefit for the DC Central Kitchen. The party is at the 9:30 Club, starting at 5pm.

The Soundtrack

I slept on this mix a month too long – don’t make the same mistake! DJ Lil’ Elle dropped this upbeat, pop-friendly mix, which is a perfect for working out or getting hyped for the night.

Download: DJ Lil’ Elle April 2011 ‘Club Gettin Hot’ Mix

Ready for the weekend #12

I’ll keep this simple: Happy Friday the 13th.

Photo courtesy Photography Served, via @FFFFound

The Plan

  • Friday: The most fun you can have for $10 (while keeping your clothes on): it’s synth pop night at Subterranean A, with Adventure and personal favorites Body Language.
  • Saturday: Another season of roller derby comes to a close with the Season 5 Championship at the Armory (let’s go, Scare Force One). It’s also Nouveau Riche night, with a free Smirnoff bar until 11 (let’s go, cirrhosis).
  • Sunday: Lykke Li sold-out 9:30, and if you have tickets, make sure to catch opener Grimes. No Love Lost is around the corner at Velvet Lounge; get on the bandwagon before NLL’s impressive summer plans.

The Soundtrack

Simple Things is a nu-disco duo made up of DJs Space Agent and Wally JoJo (government names Nicole Patten and Will Givens). They recently opened for Anoraak and In Flagranti at U Hall, and their image-consciousness and dedication to their craft are both impressive. Their “Machines That Sing” mixtape is an hour at la discoteca, including two takes on their namesake song. Check it out, and keep an eye on these two.

Ready for the Weekend #11

Hopefully you survived Cinco de Mayo (aka St. Patrick’s Day’s lame cousin) and you’re ready for the weekend, because it should be a good one.

Image courtesy but does it float via @FFFFound

The Plan

  • Friday: It’s a weekend of sold-out shows. Tonight is Tame Impala and Yuck. Failing (or in addition to) that, Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap hit U Hall in support of their DJ Kicks mix; it’s an important night for dance music.
  • Saturday: Next up on Shows You Should Be At: CSS and Sleigh Bells co-headline at 9:30 Club. The perfect after-party, KIDS, is right down the street at DC9.
  • Sunday: Two Next Big Things visit the nation’s capital: Donald Glover / Childish Gambino is at the Black Cat and James Blake is across town at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Predictably, both have been long sold out.

The Soundtrack

Low-Bee made his bones as half of Hollertronix with Diplo, so you know his party-starting skills are top notch. On Heavy Warmup Vol 6, Bee gets busy with some old school hip hop jams before breaking into some new school dancehall vibes. The perfect soundtrack for a BBQ this weekend.

Ready for the weekend #10

After numerous false starts, it looks like spring has finally sprung. Let’s see what’s on the agenda that won’t require you to be inside (for too long, at least).

The Plan

  • Friday: Head down to Subterranean A (good new DC venue or best new DC venue?) for an evening of laughter – the succinctly titled Comedy Underground. After that, Matthew Dear puts down the guitar and gets back in the DJ booth for Red Friday at U Hall.
  • Saturday: Is there anything better than eating delicious food at a street fair? Taste of 8th takes over Barracks Row from 1-4PM, as twenty area restaurants present their signature dishes at reasonable prices. While you’re in SE, you might as well keep it martial and head from the Barracks to the Armory for the DC Rollergirls.
  • Sunday: Take it easy Saturday night because the first Sunday of the month is always a good one. The folks behind Forward Fest are taking over Yards Park, and if you haven’t been to Tropixxx at Velvet Lounge yet, what are you waiting for?

The Soundtrack

A couple of moombahton minimixes should do the trick. First up, the preview for Dave Nada’s moombahton compilation (Blow Your Head, Vol. 2, out May 31st on Mad Decent), and then the promo mix for the forthcoming EP by Billy the Gent, Long Jawns, and DJ JWLS. Dale!

Ready for the Weekend #9

Last week, this piece took a vacation as I escaped to New York. In DC for the holiday weekend?

(Photo via FFFFOUND!)

The Plan

  • Friday: It’s a TGIF for dancing. If you’re 22 or younger, head to the 411 Warehouse for the last Wild North of the season. Older than that and you should be at U Hall as the Beautiful Swimmers crew hosts Theo Parrish for Red Friday.
  • Saturday: As mentioned earlier this week, both Menya (with Sherell Rowe and Lemz) and Christoph Andersson (at Bliss with Will Eastman and Mr. Bonkerz) will be performing on U Street. Can’t go wrong with either of these.
  • Sunday: There’s a fully-loaded concert double header. The Kills, Cold Cave, and The Entrance Band play a sold-out crowd at 9:30, and hip-hop saviors Big K.R.I.T. and Freddie Gibbs take over U Hall.

The Soundtrack

Clockwork’s resident space disco expert Chris Nitti put out an hour-long mix of spring sounds titled simply “April.” Nitti’s profile is rising for a reason: add an encyclopedic knowledge of house music to a talent at seamless mixing and you can’t go wrong.


Coma – Raindrops
Ron Deacon – Untitled B2
Pantha Du Prince – A Nomad’s Retreat (The Sight Below Remix)
Azari & III – Into The Night (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Dinky – Polvo
Lee Foss – Cabin Party
Todd Terje – Ragysh
Cut Copy – Need You Now (Carl Craig Remix)
Andre Obin – Soft Rain (Patrice Baumel Future Mix)
Lone – Once In A While (Midland Mix)
Bloc Party – Signs (Pantha Du Prince Remix)
Harald Grosskopf – Synthesist (Snoretex Remix)