Sam “The Man” Burns is a DC institution. He first made his mark on the scene over 40 years ago performing in many of the city’s legendary clubs and also working in local record shops and radio. We got a chance to catch up with him and learn more about how he got started in DJing, his memories of the scene and what’s next for him.   Tell us about


Falling in love with electronic music in his native United Kingdom, Andy Grant has seen both the scenes in his home country and his current home of Washington, DC grow and become influential in many incredible ways. We were able to catch up with him to find out more about his experiences in the legendary UK club scene, moving to the District and DJing and promoting the music that he


Phillip Hafner, who DJs under the name PHILCO, has created quite an enviable career for himself — heading up the Good Buddies collective/record label, DJing regularly around the DC area and creating original tracks and remixes. We were excited to catch up with him to find out more about his career, perspective on the DC disco scene and what is in store for the future. Tell us a bit about


If you’re a fan of Lotus you’ve probably attended the annual Summer Dance festival which takes place at the band’s home away from home, Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, Ohio. This year’s edition took place this past weekend and offered a number of surprises including long requested bust outs, a fantasy set list written by and voted upon by the fan base, and a DJ/Live hybrid set dubbed “Bellweirder”.


Discoholic describe themselves as “a music group that creates disco-inspired songs with influences from other R&B genres.” Listening to their tunes, you can hear an upbeat energy combined with a subtle funkiness that will put any listener in a good mood. We caught up with the collective behind the disco ball and found out how they plan to make Washington, DC the disco capital of the US. Tell us about