Chris Kelly Profile
So, here’s the thing about writers. We do a lot of writing and analyzing and intellectualizing about everybody else’s offerings to art and culture, but who writes about the writers?  Who’s the real person behind the byline?  Chris Kelly is constantly in search of a deep, emotional connection with music, art, and his community.  His impetus to write is driven by politics, artwork of all types — whether it be

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“

Kristina's picks for best of 2016
Best Remix CloZee, “Sankar’s Lake (Igama Remix)” I am rooting for the newer producers out there who possess a fresh approach to remixing. I’d consider Igama to be one of those producers with his latest remix of “Sankar’s Lake” by the French producer, CloZee. His remix is mesmerizing. I hear a prominent fusion of Eastern and Western sounds: he samples the sitar and couples it with a deep bass line, driving

Everybody In The Place
By all accounts, Mathias is having a great 2016. This past year, the hardworking DC DJ was profiled by Washington City Paper and Made In The District while spending his nights on the decks at some of DC’s most exciting events. This month, Mathias is launching a new club night called Everybody In The Place at U Street Music Hall and we caught up with him to talk about the new

Dirtybird crew
Best Remix Billy Kenny, “Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)” Honorable Mentions: Green Velvet, “Flash (Eats Everything Remix)”; DJ Cassidy, “Kill the Lights (Dimitri From Paris Remix)” Best LP M83, Junk Honorable Mentions: Tiga, No Fantasy Required; Deadmau5, W:/2016ALBUM/ Best EP Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet, Get Real Honorable Mentions: Eau Claire, All the Wonder; Todd Terje & the Olsens, The Big Cover-Up   Track of the Year Luke Million, “Stranger