Written & Images by Renita Clarke
The 9th Annual J Dilla Tribute & Benefit Concert [DC Loves Dilla] celebrates the life of James “J Dilla” Yancey, one of the most prolific beatmakers ever – responsible for crafting hits for The Roots, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Common and many more. The tribute raises funds for the J Dilla and Lupus Foundations.
Last night N’Dea Davenport of the Brand New Heavies, Phife Dawg of the A Tribe Called Quest, Bahamadia, Pharoahe Monch and some great underground artists, all ripped the stage in honor of J Dilla. J Dilla’s mom came out and helped the Smithsonian announce that J Dilla’s Moog & MP players will be featured piece in the new “African American History” Museum. Then we found out that there will be show coming to the Kennedy Center for J Dilla.
The night was jammed packed with surprises and great hip hop music. Check out what you missed!
Photography by Renita Clarke
Written & Images by Renita Clarke
We had a chance to catch up with one of our favorite dj’s in the D.M.V area and on WPGC 95.5, DJ Reddz.
With over 22 years in the game and over 10 years with WPGC, DJ Reddz is a true legend in the dj community.
Check out how DJ Reddz got started and how he feels about the Hip Hop & EDM scene, after the jump…
TONY REDZ (10PM-2AM WEEKDAYS & 6PM-10PM WEEKENDS), COCO (WEEKENDS) & DJ REDDZ (WEEKDAYS 2PM-6PM WITH DJ FLEXX
WANT MORE DJ REDDZ:
SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY!!!
BOOKINGS – BookDjReddz@gmail.com
Written & Photography by Renita R Clarke
We had the pleasure to pass through Lima Lounge in Washington,DC the other night. We were fortune to stop by when the beast from the east DJ Skribble was in the building. Director of Marketing, Aslan Aboughaddareh is the go to man at Lima Lounge. We picked his brain to get some insight on Lima Lounge, what he’s listening to and we he’s cooking up for Lima Lounge.
S&B: Tell us a little about Lima Lounge.
Aslan: Lima Lounge is known for House and EDM music. We’re one of the first venues to introduce the music to the Washington, DC in 2006. Our dj booth and dance floor is set up to give the audinece a great EDM experience.It’s meant to feel like a mini concert with great sound, lights and smoke. It’s like all the big clubs elements in a perfect small room.
S&B: Who’s been some of your favorite DJ’s to spin at Lima Lounge?
Aslan: We’ve had pretty much every major international artist at Lima. We’ve had some of the biggest names in the world, but my personal favorite is OSCAR G from Miami, FL.
S&B: Who would you like to see spin next at Lima?
Aslan: I’m currently working on bringing LUCIANO to Lima. He’s one of my favorite djs.
S&B: What’s you top 5 favorite tracks to hear at the club?
1. Chris Lake – Sundown
2. Oscar G – Dark Beats
3. Calvin Harris & Alesso – Under Control ft. Hurts
4. DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
5. David Guetta – Bang Bang
We want to thank Aslan, Lima Lounge & Dj Skribble for such a great night! We’ll definitely will be back!
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Check out some shots of DJ Skribble killing the tables at Lima Lounge.
Written & Photography by Andrew Mangum
Hot off of their debut performance at Coachella, the power duo Galantis kicked off their North American tour at 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. last night. Opening act DJ Baronhawk got the crowd feeling loose, playing mixes and interacting with the crowd to sing along.
Once the crowd was aurally aroused, Galantis took the stage, pumping an 808 heart beat that started from a faint whisper and gradually increased into a chest rattling thump. After the heartbeat was almost too much to bear, Galantis quickly dropped the beat, and from that point on the show quickly turned into an all out SeaFox Dance Party (as Galantis would say).
Galantis is certainly etching a name for themselves in the electronic world. However, I am sure that will expand into other areas of music, especially if they continue to put on a highly energetic performance with in depth lighting ques and melodic bass that cuts right through your bones to be trapped deep in your soul.