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Sky Deep has roots in New York and LA, but she’s based in Berlin these days. An artistic superhero of sorts, Sky has an impressive resume: she is a member of the Berlin collective female:pressure; she curated Berlin’s five day Reclaim the Beats Festival, a festival with a focus on music genres created by people of color and queer people; she directed, wrote, produced, and starred in Enactone, the award-winning queer

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The DC-based duo Rush Plus (Jackson Ryland and Jus Nowhere) will self-release a colossal record soon. RPDC002 is a top-shelf techno release comprised of “Ten” on the A-side and “D_Tool” and “Detour” on the B-side. “Ten” and “D_Tool” are driven by quality synth design and a merciless kick and bassline. “Detour” is an equally potent track, but it is more introspective and mysterious. We’re excited to see what’s next from

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The NeedlExchange is in. Since Baronhawk Williams, Bil Todd, and Tommy Cornelis joined forces in the spring of 2013 to form The NeedlExchange (TNX), the DC-based DJ troupe has made waves around town and beyond. TNX pioneered DC’s queer underground, and their music has galvanized and helped unify DC’s dance music community. On a sweltering Sunday this past July, I asked Baronhawk, Bil, and Tommy about TNX’s influences and sound,

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This past week, following impassioned speeches from staff and local residents on its behalf, London’s legendary club Fabric had its license revoked by the local Islington Council. Bewilderment in the judgment gave way to an outpouring of sympathy and shared memories on social media. As an American, my personal relationship to Fabric is through their mix CD series which launched late in 2001 and has issued a staggering 177 discs

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Magda is an artist of many trades. On Friday, she will be wearing her DJ hat when she plays at U Street Music Hall, but she has tried her hand everything from distilling tequila to fashion and visual arts. Born in Poland but raised in Detroit, Magda became immersed in Detroit’s underground dance music scene as a teenager. By 1998, she joined Minus and was touring with Richie Hawtin. Magda tours extensively,