Ask anyone in touch with the current state of house music and the name Kyle Watson is bound to surface with excitement. Over the past two years, the South African DJ & Producer has become infamous for his unmistakable sound and style amongst American house lovers, with many foreseeing him to be a future heavyweight of the genre. Now kicking off his first ever headline U.S. tour, the hype seems


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As both a DJ and the label boss at Better Listen Records, Martín Miguel has a reputation for selecting quality soul and disco inspired dance music. On the same evening at the end of September that I talked to Martín about Better Listen Records, I asked him several questions about his artist career. In the artist interview with Martín, we touched on everything from his thoughts on buying and DJing


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


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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