September 16, 2012 |
The stage was set with monster speakers and an electronic turntable in a strip mall parking lot, between the Little Caesars Pizza and E-Glam Beauty Supply. The party's headliner was Diamond Kuts, a waify 20-something hip-hop DJ who favors big hoop earrings and, in the past few weeks, has become a fresh part of President Obama's bid for reelection. "You didn't come out here to see me," she shouted to roughly 100 fans, who snapped photos with their cellphones and had clearly come to see her. "We're not here for...
September 19, 2013 |
Tuesday nights at Heist feel like a DJ convention. Sometimes three or four of the area's hottest DJs are taking turns on the decks, showing off what they're listening to or offering up the remixes they're working on. Sometimes there are twice that number, trading off the turntables every 10 to 20 minutes. That rapid turnover is mirrored in the music: You'll hear old garage and disco, Adele remixes, a banging rework of Earth, Wind & Fire's " September " — and wait,...
September 15, 2011 |
NEW YORK — As much as pop stars delight designers by attending their fashion shows, a last-minute drop-in can wreak havoc for the show's DJ. When Beyonce turned up at J. Crew's spring 2012 presentation Tuesday, Kris Bones had to think fast in the sound booth — and mix faster. "They didn't tell me till literally she was just coming in," said Bones, 40, a London-based DJ whose clients this week have included DKNY, Prabal Gurung and Loden Dager. "It was a last-minute thing, so I just...
December 27, 2012 |
T hey came here to dance to big sounds, deep into the tiny hours. So they peel off their bulky winter jackets at the coat check like 2,000 Clark Kents and stride onto the dance floor, faces fixed with sequins, ears pierced with golf tees, garments aglow with chemiluminescent piping. It's the second-to-last Saturday night of 2012 at Echostage , a massive new club on Queens Chapel Road NE, just north of New York Ave. In three short months, the venue has already hosted some of the...
March 20, 2009
If you think happy hour is just about hopping downtown or among the Foggy Bottom bars, think north instead. Thanks to a few fresh ideas, good food and, of course, cheap specials, you can enjoy a happy hour in Bethesda every day of the workweek. -- Fritz Hahn Black's Bar and Kitchen blacksbarandkitchen.com 7750 Woodmont Ave., 301-652-5525 The daily happy hour at Black's is one of the best in Bethesda. On a recent Friday visit, elbow room was at a premium, and tables were packed with groups of...
July 26, 2013 |
The night they met, Jevon Walton and Cydney Peyton exchanged no words. The July 2006 party was a hot, sweaty, crowded affair, where the DJ's music made it impossible to talk — and impossible not to dance. Jevon, visiting from North Carolina, spotted a gorgeous woman dancing with her girlfriends, and he sidled up to their group. They didn't actually talk, but his smile was enough to communicate, "Hey, I think you're cute. " It prompted Cydney to ask a mutual friend whether she knew the guy with the pearly whites and the smooth moves.