The date is February 25, 2016. The members of Autograf are playing U Street Music Hall. At the moment, they’re test driving their live setup. Autograf had utilized marimba in the past, something I’ve mockingly called “mallethaüs,” but this is their first real turn into adding a variety of live elements to their show. For the crowd of twenty-somethings in attendance, this is a strange notion. Most of the people

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

This is ‘The Spotlight.’ Many artists pass through D.C. on a weekly basis, but this column highlights one specific artist/group who happens to be playing in the District within the coming week. That way, you can join their journey as they influence the electronic music landscape. MJ Cole is a genius. One of the major influencers of British dance music at the turn of the 21st century, this Royal College

Future bass, future R&B, future trap. New genres that promise the world some kind of glimpse into what the future will look like in dance music keep popping up. It’s a strange notion because one would argue that these are the current waves of pop; what was once “future” is our “now.” So while we comb through the sea of newer producers who follow in the footsteps of this aesthetic

Hotel Garuda, the duo who’s been blowing up the house scene between their high profile remixes and placements at festivals like Splash House and Electric Daisy Carnival, is once again staking their claim. This time, it’s on your Best of Summer 2016 playlist on Spotify with their take on Kaskade and Felix Cartal‘s “Fakin’ It.” The remix, which showcases many of the elements found in past Hotel Garuda productions like