Almost immediately something was off with Initiation Rituals. It’s not the production, which is stellar (Kroupa uses no less than 50 distinct live samples for each Alleged witches track), but rather the choice of samples that is strange.


As the city begins to open up again, I believe more and more definitively that Galcher Lustwerk’s Proof was my top album of COVID isolation. In early July, Lustwerk released Proof on Ghostly International, a quick, 27-minute infusion of deep house, hip hop inspired vocals, jazz instrumentals and far-out, austere chord leads.


When someone asks me what kind of music I like, I no longer know how to answer the question. Punk Rock is my original heart music. It is the first music I heard that defied clichés and consumerism of so much “Top 40” that I grew up with. It is through punk that I first heard the call to social justice, a call that was amplified by the explosion of


Violetta Markelou is a DC-based photographer, stylist and artistic director who also produces music under the moniker Dino. Michael Cobaria, better known by his production moniker Micfreak, has seen his presence become known outside of the DMV scene in recent years, with songs charting in the Top Ten of both Beatport and Traxsource’s charts. Together, they have teamed up for the release of Dino’s single “Vespers”, with Micfreak contributing two


I have had my eye on TonalTheory for a while. They are known to play deep techno sets laced with their own productions. I have only heard stellar reviews of the shows they have been booked on. It is no surprise that How Could We Have Known is truly an album! Coming in at eleven tracks total with two remixes. I truly love the album format for electronic music and