Gyrating, inebriated, and sweaty amidst the chaos of a crowded dance floor is not the only way to enjoy electro/techno/house music. You could just be playing video games (likely FIFA ’10), putting together the soundtrack to a killer photo montage, taking a lazy drive down the city streets on a Sunday afternoon, or more perfectly, you could be savoring a cigarette in bed with you lover, coming down from the

North London electro-pop trio Ou Est Le Swimming Pool fall somewhere in between MGMT and Duran Duran, nothing especially unique or daring, but definitely infectious and worth a listen. Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – Dance The Way I feel (mp3)

LA’s Classixx have been tearing it up for some time now, and this Saturday they will hit the decks with Will Eastman, Micah Vellian, Ed Dudes at U Street Music Hall. Cop their ballin’ XM Mixtape 1 below for a preview. Classixx – XM Mixtape 1 (Box)

If there was one thing we wish Washington had more of in the summer, it would be big block parties with music, food trucks, grilling – the works. Thankfully, local streetwear label Durkl ( is giving us the perfect Memorial Day Sunday with a free outdoor party in a large parking lot behind its Chinatown headquarters at Fifth and I streets NW. (The actual entrance to the parking lot is