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

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[Danny L Harle is pictured above] Best Remix Charli XCX, “After the Afterparty (Danny L Harle Remix)” HUGE REMIX BANGER FROM DANNY L. HARLE!   Best LP Nicolas Jaar, Sirens Nicolas Jaar fully delivered on the successor to Space Is Only Noise with his sophomore LP,  Sirens. I am still as enthralled with it today as I was when it premiered on his Other People Network website, channel 333 a week before

Bob Pittman speaking at the Smithsonian on November 16.
On Wednesday, November 16, The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is presenting the next event in its Innovative Lives series, a conversation with Bob Pittman. Pittman was paramount in the creation of MTV, and is currently the Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. The dialogue will be led by Stephanie Ruhle, an anchor of MSNBC Live and co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend Today. The event will begin at 6:30pm,

DJ EZ
In August of 2014, DJ EZ played at Flash on his first U.S. tour.  The veteran DJ has been playing since the early 90s, has been a mainstay on pirate radio and the legal airwaves in the UK, and has helmed the Pure Garage Mix CD series since 2000 but, amazingly, had never toured America until just two years ago.  In preparation for the night, I gorged on a month-long