Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tittsworth – Here He Comes video

DC music video of the day! We are pretty lucky to have a DJ like Jesse Tittsworth call DC home. This guy plays to packed rooms all over the planet, yet he still found time to partner with fellow DC DJ Will Eastman to open the U Street Music Hall in 2010, bringing top notch dance acts to a spot whose primary focus is the sound, not bottle service. Tittsworth even finds time to produce music, like today’s video, the Nadastrom Remix of Here He Comes feat. Nina Sky and Pitbull, from his 2008 album 12 Steps.

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The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep video

DC music video of the day! Another band that’s sadly moved on from this small town, The Dance Party played some great shows here and put out two EPs and one album. They sounded completely unlike any other DC band I know of, and perhaps L.A. is more suited to their style than we are. Here’s the video for Sasha Don’t Sleep, from their 2009 EP Tigers.

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Imperial China – Limbs video

DC music video of the day! As they have in years past, Imperial China headlines the Black Cat showcase this weekend for their record label, Sockets Records. Today the Washington Post reviewed their new album How We Connect (out tomorrow), detailing their connection to the DC punk continuum while showing how they are evolving their sound beyond a historical rehash. Check out the video for Limbs and come to the Black Cat Saturday night for more great DC bands: Buildings, Cigarette and Protect-U!

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Lightfoot – 1963 video

DC music video of the day! Jessica Louise Dye’s band Lightfoot has been building their popularity in DC for a few years over the course of a number of EPs and shows. In the lead-up to the release of their new EP Scarlet Sails and their headlining show at the Black Cat this Friday night, they’ve received a lot of favorable press from the likes of The Pink Line Project, SurfRhythm and the Washington City Paper. If you’re not hooked yet, check out their latest video 1963!

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Deep Dish – The Future of the Future video

DC music video of the day! Deep Dish has been on hiatus for a few years now, but at the height of progressive house madness in the mid-2000s they were quite a big deal. Personally, I prefer their deep house roots in the late 90s, including the classic 1998 album Junk Science. Here’s the video for that album’s hit The Future of the Future, featuring Everything But The Girl.

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Georgie James – Need Your Needs video

DC music video of the day! Georgie James was a collaboration between Laura Burhenn and John Davis, formerly of Q And Not U. They crafted a fantastic pop album, Places, back in 2007, but creative differences broke up the duo before a follow-up appeared. John Davis now fronts Title Tracks, while Laura Burhenn left DC to form The Mynabirds in Omaha, NE. Here’s their debut video, Need Your Needs.

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Empresarios – Space Selector video

DC music video of the day! Tonight the Empresarios are playing a free show at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage at 6 PM. If you missed their gig this past Saturday night at the Warehouse Loft, you’ve been given another chance to catch these party rockers. To get you hyped for tonight’s show, here’s the video for Space Selector featuring See-I‘s Zeebo, from their 2011 debut album Sabor Tropical.

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This Weekend in Live DC Music

It’s a fantastic weekend of local live music. Gonna be tough deciding which shows to hit up.
Friday night:
Merrifield Records presents Death By Sexy, the Dustys, and Big Fat Marker – Velvet Lounge
Foozle, Guilty, Coxey Brown, Dactly, Belegost, and the Black Sparks – St. Stephen’s Church 1525 Newton St. NW (Benefit for All Ages Movement Project)

Saturday night:
Justin TrawickIota
Empresarios, Sol Power All Stars & Maracuyeah – Warehouse/Loft 411 NY Ave NE
Volta Bureau, Ra Ra Rasputin, and Miyazaki – St. Stephen’s Church 1525 Newton St. NW (Benefit for Collective Action for Safe Spaces)
All Good Funk Alliance, opening for Dubtribe Sound System – U St. Music Hall
the Silver Liners, the River Breaks, and Young Rapids – Red Palace

Sunday night:
Karl Stoll & The Danger ZoneIota
Brad Linde Sextetthe Hamilton

Chuck Brown – Chuck Baby video

DC music video of the day! What else is there to say about Chuck Brown? He’s the godfather of go-go, still performing and making this town look good. Here’s Chuck Baby, from the 2007 album We’re About The Business.

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some dance music downloads for ya

I haven’t done any SoundCloud embeds in a minute, so here’s some dance music you should get with & download.
All Good Funk Alliance Re-Edits

Clicks & Whistles – Neva Get Caught (Tittsworth Remix)

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