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,
Bit Funk is on the move. His singles ”Off The Ground” and “Destination Sunrise” have 3.6 and 1.2 million plays respectively on Spotify, and he has a lot more in terms of shows and production in store for his fans. We had the chance to talk with Bit Funk ahead of his upcoming show at U Street Music Hall this coming Friday (September 2). Over the course of the interview,
Boston producer J Paul Getto always brings the funk. J Paul’s latest is through Glasgow Underground, and it’s a track called “Music Freek.” It’s got that organic and groovy feel, complete some filtered disco loops and funky horns, and it never lets up. Also be sure to peep the remix from label-head Kevin McKay, and grab ’em both at Traxsource.
Eskimo Recordings has been a label on the forefront of experimental electronica, indie dance, and nudisco for the past 15 years. If you dig through their portfolio of releases, you’ll find the stunning likes of Satin Jackets, Prins Thomas, Aeroplane, Anoraak, and Kraak & Smaak. It’s a roster that would make any fan of independent dance music, disco edits, and crate digging salivate. The Belgian imprint’s focus on delivering euphoric dance aesthetics
Das Sind Wir is a San Francisco-based independent electronic music record label. Trev Campbell (a.k.a. Jack Horner) and Lupe Jaques formally started Das Sind Wir in March 2016. On the label’s Facebook page, Das Sind Wir is called a “ … label with a focus on quality and without genre bias. It’s not about the quantity, but rather the content.” Trev and Lupe are true to their word: their first