U Street Music Hall’s recent foray into booking shows at the wonderfully intimate Ten Tigers Parlour has thus far seen successful nights with Dennis Ferrer, Ben UFO, Jeremy Olander, and this run of talent continues Saturday with the Washington, DC debut of Icelandic techno giant, Bjarki. Born Bjarki Runar Sigurdarson, the DJ/Producer has been quite prolific in the last 18 months, releasing 3 full-length LPs on Nina Kraviz’ label, трип
Up-and-coming D.C. based DJ/Producer Fady D has started off the year on fire with the release of his latest remix of Oliver’s “Heart Attack.” This track is filled with so many innovative sounds and melodies and includes a middle eastern-inspired horn line that is so catchy it may truly give you a “heart attack” on the dancefloor. Fady Rizk, better known by his stage name as “Fady D,” was born
As Julius Jetson, 26-year-old DMV talent Julian Ragland has spent the last few years treating audiences to new songs, styles, and artists, first as a party promoter, then as a DJ-producer, and now as the head of his Ghetto Ghetto imprint. But it turns out his gift for musical introduction started even earlier. Born in Silver Spring and raised in Bethesda, Ragland attended boarding school in southern Virginia for much
On an evening at the end of September 2017, I caught up with Martín Miguel, asking him about Better Listen Records and his DJ career. In this first half of the interview, Martín told me why he started Better Listen, what distinguishes Better Listen from other disco and house labels, some of his insights into the DC party scene, thoughts he has on cultural appropriation in music and what disco has
All Melody, the latest record from Nils Frahm, is minimalist neo-classical perfection that deserves an attentive listen from start-to-finish. This auditory experience was recorded at his new studio within the famous Cold War-era Funkhaus studio in Berlin, formerly a hub of the East Berlin broadcasting industry after World War II. The album captures the essence of the Bauhaus style featured so prominently in the aesthetic of this famous recording studio.