After a four-year sabbatical, the dance pop duo Codebreaker, comprised of Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm, re-emerges with a new studio single release. Codebreaker presents “When the Lights Go Down,” accompanied by a video montage paying homage to the classic 1980s film Better Off Dead. The song’s 90s house energy is complemented by a catchy vocal melody that echoes above smooth guitar and synth play. While this record is unapologetically a 4-to-the-floor

Fruit Punch 001
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

Plaid at U Street Music Hall January 18
Learn more about Plaid and Outputmessage before their show on Wednesday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. Although Plaid pre-existed the association, the duo’s Ed Handley and Andy Turner spent most of their early recording years with Ken Downie as the dancefloor-confounding Black Dog Productions. The pair brought several nascent Plaid tracks to the Black Dog table on the group’s debut, Bytes, a collection of tracks recorded

J. Phlip at U Street Music Hall on Jan 14
Learn more about J. Phlip before her show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. RSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets. J. Phlip – Jessica Phillippe – is diehard, born with true grit and skills to pay the bills. Despite her success with the Dirtybird gang, she’s still out there in record stores on the regular… digging, uncovering precious gems and weaving them into her dynamic sets with panache. She’s a hard-working, dedicated