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Whether she’s behind the decks or curating a party, Jacq Jill takes care of business. Jacq Jill (aka Lauren Wright) had a busy 2016 with launch of her JUICE project, a “… movement dedicated to providing a platform for booking and highlighting female-identified, genderqueer artists in electronic music.” Ahead of the Our DC event Jacq Jill is playing at U Street Music Hall tomorrow, January 21, she released “FRUIT PUNCH 001

At a time when music producers are constantly categorized and genre-defined, it’s refreshing to find an artist who stumps this trend. Aaron Brockovich’s new track, “Light,” is a unique house jam that pleasantly combines disco, house, and hip-hop elements. The groove is crisp and clean while the beat is still solid and steady. I highly recommend that DJs take advantage of the free download and find a creative way to include

I’ve known Brennen for quite some time. Having initially met him within the confines of a darkened booth on a Saturday night in one of D.C.’s dance music utopias, U Street Music Hall, what truly struck me was his energy. Banger after banger in rapid succession, but letting the tunes do their bidding like a true underground DJ. I remember this night vividly because it was one of those occasions where the

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard in 2016 was the spoken-word sample he used in the track. The spoken-word artist shares

Tom Misch Best of 2016
Best Remix Joe Hertz, “Stay Lost ft. Amber-Simone (Cabu Remix) [Re-Mastered] Honorable Mentions: Ms. Jackson (Party Pupils Remix), Le Youth – Me Without You ft. Tay Beckham (Ghosts of Venice Remix) Best LP Flamingosis, Bright Moments Honorable Mention: Birocratic, Replaced Best EP Tom Misch, Reverie Honorable Mention: Kartell, Last Glow Track of the Year CHANCE THE RAPPER, KNOX FORTUNE, “ALL NIGHT (KAYTRANADA EXTENDED JOINT)” Honorable Mention: Oliver Nelson ft. Kaleem Taylor, “Ain’t A Thing“