Capital House Music Festival

OUR LINE-UP

Capital House Music Festival

OUR LINE-UP

America's House Party In Our Nation's Capital!

#caphousefest - The Official Summer Closer!

September 23rd Line Up - More Grooving Djs & Soulful Artists To Be Announced!

11am To Dusk Septemer 3rd 2022

Charity Event To Benefit The Samuel The Man Burns Legacy Foundation

The Caphousefest Line Up Celebrates Diversity

Our Talent On The Stage Looks Like You!

We strive for our line up to reflect our community and the world. Washington is the Capital of the U.S. and arguably the most diverse city in the world. Our Artists/DJs represent all walks of life and have roots in many communities. We create our program with balance of the hottest female and male talent plus we always strongly represent LGBTQ+ community, as well as African-American, Asian, European and LatinX. You will never see an all male line up at #CapHouseFest.

Headliner Artist

Crystal Waters

Multi-Platinum Singer • Songwriter • Producer

Crystal Waters is an icon. Best known for “Gypsy Woman” and “100 % Pure Love” the #1 European hit “Destination Calabria.” with 6 ASCAP Songwriter Awards, 3 American Music Award Noms, MTV Video Music Award, and 4 Billboard Awards.

One of the most influential women of Dance Music” -Mixmag, When you hear the name, Crystal Waters, you immediately think of a woman whose talent and brand have sustained her 30-year career, yet the span of her work continues to engage new fans and please her enormous base. In fact, this pioneer, innovator, and dance music legend was also named by Billboard Magazine as “one of the most successful Dance Music Artists in the history of the Billboard Dance Music Chart.”

Crystal’s impressive 13 #1 Billboard Dance Chart hits and 11 Top 10 songs have resulted in well over 100 million streams on Spotify, and YouTube, and 2.12 million followers on Shazam at the very least.
Adding to her musical accolades, she had another #1 hit in Europe in 2009, with Alex Gaudino called "Destination Calabria," which achieved the #1 Pop Chart status in over 40 countries around the world. Later, her single "Testify" with UK producer Hi-Fi Sean was in top rotation on BBC Radio 2, a song that to date, she still gets asked to perform.
Yet another #1 club hit was in 2018 with “I Am House,” produced by Sted-E & Hybrid Heights and released on Kenny Dope’s Dopewax Records, with Kenny being a 4x Grammy nominee himself. This would bring her overall tally of hits to 16 #1’s and Top 10 singles in over 15 countries to date.

In 2021, a feature on RuPaul's Drag Race drove Crystal's '100% Pure Love' to re-enter the Top 10 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Sales Chart. With millions of new streams, and the decision to make it the year’s official anthem of NYC Pride, it ignited Universal Music to re-release the song with brand new remixes.

Her recent release “Party People” with DJ Spen and remix by Michael Grey garnered major support from the likes of BBC Radio One, Nexus Radio, Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Low-Steppa, and many others. With her studio work in constant flow, Crystal is on deck to work with some renowned producers on more amazing new upcoming releases.
There’s more to this world-renowned artist than just releasing music. Since the start of her
career, Crystal has been a staunch advocate for LBGTQ Rights and AIDS research. She was also involved in the creation of the SoundExchange Bill passed by the US Congress in 2008. (SoundExchange collects and distributes digital performance royalties for recording artists) and was invited to the White House along with several other artists for their efforts. Crystal also walked the halls of Capitol Hill speaking to Congress several times and advocating for the passage of the Performance Rights Act, which seeks to correct a loophole that allows AM and FM radio broadcasters to not pay performers for their work. She received the Prestigious Howard University Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement and is listed among the Who's Who of Black America, as a singer, songwriter, and producer.

In 2019, TV One’s award-winning documentary series “Unsung” featured an episode dedicated
to Crystal’s journey, giving us special insight into her extraordinary musical career.
Crystal has begun touring once again with the success of her songs "House of Light,” released on her own IAH Records label which landed a Top 10 position in the UK's Music Week Pop Dance Chart, and “Never Enough” a track she did with Richie Blacker out on Atlantic Records.

Most recently her single with Soul Central and RobinS hit #1 on the revered House platform, Traxsource, and her self-released single with David Anthony and remixed
by Todd Terry and Grammy Winner David Morales “2B Luv” hit Top 10 on Music Week’s Club Chart in the UK....and there’s more to come!

Crystal Waters

Artists

Sheila Shabazz

Sheila Shabazz is a Washingtonian born and raised creative force whose eclectic style of drumming and afro Latina roots, have created a unique music production that has opened many doors to collaborations all over the world. Coming up in the earlier years of house music alongside bands big and small, as well as world-renowned Djs, producers, and fellow house pioneers like legendary Neal Conway and DC Nightclub legend Sam "The Man” Burns. Exuding creativity, she has also toured and crossed paths with names like Crystal Waters, Ultra Naté, Bass player Big New York, Deee-lite, and countless others.

Sheila Shabazz

Adrian Loving

 

Adrian Loving

Miss Frenchy

"Music is a journey, and I am here to guide you through it. Let's dance this story together." - Miss Frenchy 
In the vibrant world of house music, where beats and rhythms form the language of the soul, Miss Frenchy emerges as a storyteller, an architect of soundscapes that resonate with the heart of dance. With a palette rich in Afro, Latin, Deep, Soulful, and Disco beats, she crafts sets that are more than just music—they are journeys into the essence of dance itself. 
Musical Roots and Inspirations.
 
Inspired by the likes of Mark Farina, Lil Louie Vega, Derrick Carter, Jay Tripwire,Jojo Flores, Lars Behenroth, Kai Alce, Kemit, Ian Friday, and Ron Trent, Miss Frenchy's musical style is a testament to her deep reverence for the genre. Her foundation in house music is built upon the rich textures of its subgenres, blending them seamlessly to create an experience that transcends the ordinary. A dancer at heart, her transition to DJing was driven by a desire to communicate her love for house music, to share the stories woven into the rhythms that moved her. 
 
A Career Defined by Passion 
Miss Frenchy's career is dotted with notable highlights that reflect her dedication and passion for house music. Her presence at the Winter Music Conference, where she opened for Charles Webster, and her performances alongside Jay Tripwire not only showcase her talent but also her ability to connect with and captivate an audience. As a promoter in Atlanta, she has been instrumental in bringing the house music scene to life, curating events that celebrate the genre's rich diversity and vibrant community. 
 
The Journey Unfolds 
What sets Miss Frenchy apart is her commitment to the journey of a set. In a world where the art of storytelling through music is becoming a lost art, she holds firm to the belief that a DJ set should narrate a story. Her ability to weave together Afro, Latin, Deep, and Disco elements into a cohesive narrative is not just a skill—it's a tribute to the dancers, to the community that finds solace and joy on the dance floor. As a dancer herself, Miss Frenchy knows the language of movement, playing not just for her audience but with them, dancing alongside them in a shared experience of joy and liberation. 
 
Looking Ahead 
With an unwavering passion for house music and an eye towards the future, Miss Frenchy continues to push boundaries. Her radio show on Handz on Radio is a beacon for aficionados of the genre, a space where the roots of house music are celebrated, and its future explored. As she looks to rebuild her Twitch channel and dreams of playing at major festivals or iconic venues like Smart Bar, Miss Frenchy remains a luminary in the house music scene, a DJ whose sets are not just heard but felt, experienced, and lived. 
 

Miss Frenchy

World + House Groovin DJs

Ameer Brooks

WHO IS AMEER? Ameer Brooks is an internationally known American DJ, Producer, and lover of all thing’s music from New Jersey. Ameer specializes in a culmination of House, Tech, Afro and more and has been booked with the likes of people like Black Coffee, Louie Vega, and Timmy Regisford . Currently Ameer is in college, majoring in National Security Studies and Media Arts, with a minor in African and African American Studies. Along with college Ameer continues to dj regularly and also produces original music and remixes as well. As well as school and music Ameer also is in love with the visual arts and has been fascinated with video production since childhood. Ameer looks to film series like Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and Indiana Jones as his earliest influences when it comes to visual arts. Ameer’s earliest musical influences came due to his parents’ love for all types of music. Throughout his childhood he would become obsessed with artist like Michael Jackson, The Notorious B.I.G, and Kool and the Gang. Amir’s Father, Muhammad Samir, listened to House Music, djs like Alan King and Naeem Johnson, often, sprouting Ameer’s later love for the genre. He was first introduced to the art of djing through a program on MTV at the age of seven, already having been loving music for years. From there his parents bought him a Numark iDJ Live and the rest was history. Soon it would be clubs at 14, festivals at 15, Miami at 16, and so on. Ameer has been playing for over 10 years, and over the years has employed several techniques to spice up his sets like playing original remixes and mashups, and playing 3-4 songs at one time. Ameer has been booked with some of the DJ greats over the last 10 years of his djing career. In Miami at the Yuca Club in 2017 he was booked with Louie Vega, Timmy Regisford, and Ultra Naté during the Miami Music Week. Later that year he would be booked with the legendary Chosen Few DJs in Chicago. 2018 would bring the Jamaica Frenzy in which Ameer would participate in a weeklong event in Negril, Jamaica being booked with other DJs like David Harness, David Morales, Dj Spinna, DJ Spen, Salah Anase, and several other DJs. More recently he was blessed enough to be booked in a tour through Montreal, Atlanta, and then Washington D.C. in which he was booked on the same card as Black Coffee, Themba, DJ Angelo, Blondish, and Paskal Daze. Ameer also has released several original songs including Are You Afraid and House Strutting which were released under the OPOM record label. Ameer’s first independent release was called Doom, which was released in 2020. Ameer plans on continuing to release more and more music and hopefully DJ more internationally in the coming years. Along with djing Ameer hopes to grow his YouTube and Twitch career and create content across his various passions. Within the next 5 years Ameer is looking to graduate college and grow his support base through hard work and consistent output. Whether it be gaming videos, twitch streams, or original music the goal is to put out good and well produced content that people can enjoy. Please, continue through this site to hear some music from Ameer and for a longer list of notable gigs and achievements.

Ameer Brooks

DJ Tantra

#yourdjnsavior

The founder of the Capital House Music Festival in America's Capital, DJ Tantra is a New York-born pioneer artist, DJ, producer and entertainment manager. Tantra made musical arrangements for his friend Teddy Pendergrass last release “I Am Who I Am” and managed his estate, as well as the legendary Jean Carne, soulful Nicole Renee, and impresario Dannis Winston.

A skilled turntablist, crowds are amazed when Tantra spins vinyl. All genres are equal to him, however, his spirit lives for the "four on the floor," a true Househead and Jazz aficionado to his core. AKA, the "Underground House Conductor," #YourDJnSavior, is a deep house-head with a penchant for world music, often pairing foreign vocals (Farsi, Hebrew, Korean, Russian) which he cannot even translate, yet he fully “over” stands their feels, spirit, and key where they fit in. Billed and played with Alan King, Anane Vega, Barbara Tucker, Biz Markie, Fred Everything, DJ Heather, DJ Spen, Jay West, Joe Claussell, Kid Capri, Latenight Society, Lawnchair Generals, Uriah West, Oliver Desmet, Sam The Man Burns, Shonda Trent, Venus 7 and other DJs in most any genre.

He remixes tracks both on the fly and in the lab. #killingit from DC to Dubai, Jamaica NY to Negril Jamaica, Philly to Paris, and Rio to Rome. Tantra is a veteran behind the decks, a regular at Music Festivals, WMC veteran, and has played packed venues inn Miami's top hotels, clubs, and lounges including The Opium Group, The Shore Club, Nikki Beach, Body Slag, 357, Love & Hate, and Sobe Live. The ultimate crowd reader, DJ Tantra's smooth mixing style is embraced in any setting around the world.


"There is a much larger tantric discipline that deals with allowing all feelings to be met with equal acceptance, and for each person to become deeply sensitive to what they are feeling. Subsequently, they are then able to feel others and their needs this is my approach to life and is keenly applicable to how I make, play, and mix music.” dj tantra

Tantra will embark on a world-wide tour in support of his new EP release, with extensive Europe and North American dates planned for Spring and Winter of 2024. Visit djtantra.com for booking information.

Based in Washington DC, at home in any country, he is available for bookings worldwide. Contact get@djtantra.com or 202-238-9011.

Follow DJ Tantra
@YourDJnSavior
@tantradj

Tantra

Teddy Douglas

What does Micheal Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Crystal Waters, Erykah Badu, Martha Wash and Ultra Naté all have in common? All of them have been produced by Teddy Douglas. The
Baltimore native DJ/producer began his DJ career professionally in 1983 at the hottest clubs in Baltimore D.C. area till present.

While still traveling around the globe in DJ booths from famed Yellow in Japan to Ministry of Sound in the UK, Teddy continues to excite crowds around the globe as a solo artist and with his brothers DJ Spen and Karizma, as the legendary Basement Boys. The trio have wowed audiences from Southport weekender to SuncéBeat in Croatia. Hands down, the highlight of his DJ career has been playing in front of 40,000 people for The Chosen Few picnic in 2017.

Teddy Douglas continues to be a key figure in the development of the Baltimore “House” Sound. Teddy curates a night in Baltimore, with partner DJ Tanz, called ‘Monday Night Studio Sessions’ at Rockwell, featuring artists and musicians.

In 1985, Teddy met Jay Steinhour and Thommy Davis, who later went on to form The Basement Boys production company. The Basement Boys have produced countless dance classics including Ultra Naté "It's over now,” Mass Order "Lift every voice," Those
Guys “Tonight" and the 1991 Gold single Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” (la da dee, la da da), which to this day, has been sampled by everyone from R&B Gospel duo Mary Mary, Pitbull to T.I.

In the mid 90’s Teddy Douglas and Jay Steinhour opened Basement Boys Records. The label is responsible for club anthems from Teddy Douglas feat Francesso, ‘The Violin’, Jasper St. Co. feat. Ann Nesby, Those Guys and countless others from Kenny Bobien, Taja Seville and more. In 2012 the label re- launched with Mudfoot Jones.

As head of A&R for Basement Boys Records and head honcho for his own label Save Your Soul, Teddy continued to develop artists including releases with R&B crooner, Marcel Russell and the quirky talented singer songwriter Margaret Grace, with the club classics 'Whatcha Gonna Do' and 'God Created Woman.’

Teddy Douglas has been doing this for over 30 years and no sign of slowing down. In 2019, he teamed with Nervous Records to release a Jasper Street Co. full length LP, entitled "Rejoicing", which received a Grammy nomination for best remix ‘Praying for you’, remix by Louie Vega.

In 2021, Teddy collaborated with Quantize Records to pay tribute to his musical heroes Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff for the groundbreaking Baltimore Philadelphia International LP, that went to #1 on Traxsource. There are many projects in the works for 2022, including ‘Tribute to Q .’ an EP honoring the legendary Quincy Jones and a Teddy Douglas solo LP out, late 2022.

https://basementboys.com

For bookings contact: Kelly Cooke - kelly@midnightartists.agency

Teddy Douglas

Michele Miruski

Renowned as a luminary in the dynamic House Music scene since her debut in DC in 1988, DJ Michele Miruski stands as a legendary figure, shaping the beats that have resonated through the heart of the nation's capital for decades.

With an outstanding career spanning decades, Michele has become a cherished icon in the House Music scene, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and dance floors of enthusiasts across the nation. Her residency journey reads like a who's who of the DC nightlife, as she has skillfully graced the decks at iconic venues such as Tracks, Velvet Nation, Badlands, and Frat House, to name just a few. Michele's seamless mixes and infectious beats have set the tone for unforgettable nights at venues like The Circle, The Fireplace, Lost & Found/The Edge, Cobalt, Green Lantern and Ozone, solidifying her as a powerhouse in the District's musical landscape.

Beyond the Beltway, Michele's magnetic presence has reverberated through Baltimore, at Paradox, The Hippo, 1722 and Grand Central. Her musical journey extends across the country, including pulsating beats in NYC at Palladium, The Tunnel, as well as setting the dance floor ablaze in South Beach, Key West, Atlanta, Philly, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Charlotte, Denver, Dallas, Rehoboth Beach, Alexandria VA, Chicago, Richmond, Blacksburg VA, and beyond.

In 2001, Miruski returned to Oklahoma to focus on getting her master’s degree in gerontology, where she currently works at Epworth Villa, giving back to the elder community. Yet, her heart remains firmly connected to her roots in DC, evidenced by her triumphant return to the decks for the Tracks DC Reunion in April 2013 and the prestigious Mid Atlantic Leather Closing Party in January 2018.

Another surreal moment in Michele’s career was when she discovered that she had been chosen as a Billboard reporting DJ. The revelation occurred during the Winter Music Conference in South Beach, where she found herself at Warsaw surrounded by representatives from various record labels extending congratulations. Astonishingly, Michele was unaware of her selection until that very moment.

Being recognized as a Billboard reporter was a huge honor for Michele, marking the beginning of a remarkable journey spanning 17 years. Throughout this period, she diligently submitted charts that, when combined with those from other reporting DJs across the country, played a crucial role in shaping the weekly Hot Dance Club chart featured in Billboard magazine. Michele's contribution to the Billboard charts underscores her enduring impact on the dance music scene.

Notably, Michele's extraordinary skill and dedication were recognized when she was voted Best DJ in DC by the readers of the Washington Blade in their very first "Best of DC" awards in 2001. As the winds of change swept through the music industry, Michele has embraced the digital era, launching her bi-weekly Twitch stream in August 2023. Her sets continue to captivate audiences worldwide, a testament to her unwavering passion for house music. In her own words, "My heart, soul, and roots are deeply intertwined with house music," a sentiment that echoes through every beat she drops and every dance floor she commands.

DJ Michele Miruski's journey is not just a chronological progression of events; it's a sonic odyssey that has shaped and defined the DC house music scene. Her legacy is etched in the memories of those who have danced to her rhythm, and her influence continues to resonate in the very heartbeat of the music she holds dear.

 Twitch.tv/MicheleMiruski

https://www.facebook.com/michele.miruski

https://www.instagram.com/michelemiruski/

Michele Miruski

Chosen

Soul Full Of House

Chosen The Househead: aka CHOSEN... Dj, promoter, party host, owner and CEO of Househead Thread, co-owner of Milk Chocolate City parties and promotions based in DC. He is music addict, Hip-Hop and house music extraordinaire for over 30 years, dating back to 1984-85. Born and bred in New York, (Buffalo to Bronx, NYC). Started learning the art of scratching and mixing at age 11, Dj'd his first party at 13yrs old., known by the name Dj Cutfast., the scratch DJ who cooked up mix tapes for the neighborhood hustlers to blast in their jeeps (before the term "Mixtape" became a concept in today's rap and RNB)...with Dj Cutfast shouting out their names and neighborhoods throughout the mix. In 1986, around 15 yrs. old, got a call from a cousin who lived in the Detroit/Chicago area asking him was he down with House Music. BOOM... couple weeks later in the wee hours of the morning, kept hearing this crazy sound, different, but catchy as hell....It was HOUSE! Still too young to get in clubs like the Fever, Limelight, Funhouse or Roxy, however when he experienced the atmosphere at a local college party, it was house music all night long to the anthems of: " notice me, work it to the bone, break for love, Fast Eddie's lets go-lets-go", groov'n his A-- off, baby powder on the floor gett'n it in."

CHOSEN: I guess being a house groover / dancer and a dj influences my style of mixing. The music selections are organic, coming from deep inside my soul- being one with the music. I love all types of music, every genre. Good music is good music".

His resume includes curating and hosting parties and events all around the DC. Area with the likes of legendary Dj's and Dj producers like Dj OJI, Sam"The Man" Burns, Andrew Hogans, Mr.V, Ian Friday, Tyrone Francis, Timmy Regisford, Stan Zeff, Mark Francis, Dj Spax Vybz, Trinidadian Deep, Chris Burns, Ruben Toro, Yuko Jukido, "The Wizard" Brian Cox, Dj Quietboy, Dj Househead, Dj A-Plane,K'Ture and the First Responders of House , Teddy Douglas, Tommy Davis, DJ Pope, Anane Vega, Crue Paris, Tariq Brodie, Lick Santiago, and a entire host of guest Dj's that came through the well-received Milk Chocolate City House Music Rooftop Happy Hours at Dunya DC, which he was a co- founder, exposing local talent while creating a sexy but still underground vibe in the Nation's Capital. CHOSEN's most recent endeavors include the co- founder of "The Clubhouse Reunion ", as well as the co- founder of "The Capital House Music Festival."

@WERCHOSEN

https://www.mixcloud.com/chosen-thehousehead/

Chosen

Dee Clark

When I first started djaying I thought a lot about the mixes. I wanted to become a mixologist. When I learned how to mix I said to myself, Yeah the songs go well together but is the mix affective?

Donna “DJ CLARK” is a force to reckon with and one of few remaining DJs in the WMA spinning pure vinyl! She is a native Washingtonian, and has been an artist and DJ for more 20 years. Her principal focus: to promote, enrich and elevate quality music and sound that enriches mind, body and soul.

DJ CLARK grew up on the urban streets of the Chocolate City surrounded by a family that loved music of all kinds ranging from: Earth Wind & Fire, Donna Summer, Pat Benatar, A Taste of Honey, Chicago, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and much more. She could not help but be impacted by such diverse sounds and began collecting vinyl at 8 years old. When her Dad used to ask her what she wanted for Christmas, she always wanted the latest of her favorite artists. She studied music and developed an avid appreciation for all kinds of sounds. She was influenced by such notables as: Bow Wow Wow, The Dead Kennedy’s, Cure, Public Enemy, Africa Bambatta, MC Lyte, House music, and Disco! She also went to punk concerts in church basements and concert halls, soulful, rock concerts, go-go shows, and Hip-Hop battle events - taking in and digesting the myriad sounds that flow through her DJ rhythms today.

It was during this time that her mother gave her the address to a club called The Club House. She was so amazed by the music and the way the DJ made people dance and feel that after her first visit, she and her friends were regulars at the Club House until it closed in 1990. She also took in the heady sounds of The Garage, Studio 54, and Better Days in New York and became completely taken by the CLUB SOUND. She began following DJs that influenced her like DJ Tito from the Club House (Washington, DC), DJ Mike from Tracks (Washington, DC), Larry Levan from The Garage (NYC), to name just a few.

In her late 20’s she met up with some friends who were artists and had the same musical and artistic vision. They encouraged each other in many ways artistically. It was during this time she was also introduced to Jungle/Drum n Bass. She felt like she was born again. She began putting on parties and events at places like State of the Union and the Church St. Gallery in Washington, DC spreading the flavor and vibe of DNB to folks of all walks and flava.

Through the years, she has collaborated with many DJs and artists as well as formed small collective artists groups such as the Hide Out, Vanguard, the RCH project, and Houseology. She is currently one of the founders and members of the collective DNA Injection and Lewis and Clark’s Speakeasy Disco! DJ CLARK plans to spin music at the deepest level until she or the world is no more.

DJ CLARK’s selection is eclectic and soulful, spinning Jungle/Drum & Bass, House, Lounge, Oldies, Jazz, 80’s Rock, old & new school Hip Hop, Wave, Alternative, Punk, World beats, Reggae, Latin flavored Jazz, Lounge, Soul & Love songs.

Sit back, relax, enjoy the ride! You are headed on a soul-shaking journey!

Dee Clark

DJ Stingray

New York native, South Beach Miami resident, DJ Stingray embraced his love of music at an early age. His father (a musician) and his uncle (a DJ) provided him the foundation to pursue this passion from his first experience at the age of 10. With his uncle’s guidance, he learned fundamental DJ skills that led to him duplicating spins, switches and mixes and evolved to generating his own style carrying him through to achieving his Liberal Arts Degree at the University of Albany. 
 
Further cementing his calling, Stingray has been featured at the most legendary hot spots in NY, including The Devil's Nest, Red Zone, Webster Hall, and many others. Stingray has shared the spotlight of New York's world-renown Dj scene with such talents as Larry Levan, Todd Terry, Junior Vasquez, and Little Louie Vega. Following his passion landed him on Miami’s South Beach club scene. He continues to make his mark with residencies at such clubs as Blue Lounge, Crobar, Space, N.V., Liquid, V Lounge and Le Cabaret. Stingray has headlined at the Ultramar Festival in Cartagena Colombia, and played at such exotic locations as Costa Rica, Salinas, Ecuador and Guatemala as the official DJ of the 1st Playboy tour of South America. 
 
DJing isn’t Stingray’s only ....in the music scene. He danced professionally for a variety of Hip Hop and R&B artists, further fueling his integration of rhythm in his globally inspired sets that have reached the masses by way of Washington DC, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Aruba, Los Angeles and beyond. 
 
His percussive sounds can already be felt from such songs as "Get up and Go to Work"(SPF Records) and Dance Floor is Now Open" (Prince Charming Records). His numerous appearances on underground labels and Las Calles de Cartagena (2006), featuring Humberto Pernett from Sony Music Colombia on the vocals, bring the path started from his tender formative years to the next level in his evolution: production. With rhythms, dance and percussions the sky is the limit for this multi-dimensional talent. 
 
The momentum that Stingray is building through his international connections is complemented by today’s heavy use of technology, which is integrated in every area of entertainment. With a deep sense of commitment, the ability to learn on the fly, adapt quickly and being able to accomplish his goal with quality in mind are reflected in his Tribal Life show, airing every Sunday afternoon 12-3pm on . Airing since 2012, over 11 years. Starting his show on Universe Network.Tv  
 
Inspired by the accomplishments Louie Vega has attained, the people he has worked with, experimenting with new sounds and live instruments, Stingray works his passion for music to build a legacy for his greatest passion; his family.  
 
Keep Connected With Stingray: 
 
FB- Ray Stingray Sabater
Instagram- dj_stingray7 
Twitter- @RaySabater 

DJ Stingray

Adrian Loving

 

Adrian Loving

Miss Frenchy

"Music is a journey, and I am here to guide you through it. Let's dance this story together." - Miss Frenchy 
In the vibrant world of house music, where beats and rhythms form the language of the soul, Miss Frenchy emerges as a storyteller, an architect of soundscapes that resonate with the heart of dance. With a palette rich in Afro, Latin, Deep, Soulful, and Disco beats, she crafts sets that are more than just music—they are journeys into the essence of dance itself. 
Musical Roots and Inspirations.
 
Inspired by the likes of Mark Farina, Lil Louie Vega, Derrick Carter, Jay Tripwire,Jojo Flores, Lars Behenroth, Kai Alce, Kemit, Ian Friday, and Ron Trent, Miss Frenchy's musical style is a testament to her deep reverence for the genre. Her foundation in house music is built upon the rich textures of its subgenres, blending them seamlessly to create an experience that transcends the ordinary. A dancer at heart, her transition to DJing was driven by a desire to communicate her love for house music, to share the stories woven into the rhythms that moved her. 
 
A Career Defined by Passion 
Miss Frenchy's career is dotted with notable highlights that reflect her dedication and passion for house music. Her presence at the Winter Music Conference, where she opened for Charles Webster, and her performances alongside Jay Tripwire not only showcase her talent but also her ability to connect with and captivate an audience. As a promoter in Atlanta, she has been instrumental in bringing the house music scene to life, curating events that celebrate the genre's rich diversity and vibrant community. 
 
The Journey Unfolds 
What sets Miss Frenchy apart is her commitment to the journey of a set. In a world where the art of storytelling through music is becoming a lost art, she holds firm to the belief that a DJ set should narrate a story. Her ability to weave together Afro, Latin, Deep, and Disco elements into a cohesive narrative is not just a skill—it's a tribute to the dancers, to the community that finds solace and joy on the dance floor. As a dancer herself, Miss Frenchy knows the language of movement, playing not just for her audience but with them, dancing alongside them in a shared experience of joy and liberation. 
 
Looking Ahead 
With an unwavering passion for house music and an eye towards the future, Miss Frenchy continues to push boundaries. Her radio show on Handz on Radio is a beacon for aficionados of the genre, a space where the roots of house music are celebrated, and its future explored. As she looks to rebuild her Twitch channel and dreams of playing at major festivals or iconic venues like Smart Bar, Miss Frenchy remains a luminary in the house music scene, a DJ whose sets are not just heard but felt, experienced, and lived. 
 

Miss Frenchy

Sheila Shabazz

Sheila Shabazz is a Washingtonian born and raised creative force whose eclectic style of drumming and afro Latina roots, have created a unique music production that has opened many doors to collaborations all over the world. Coming up in the earlier years of house music alongside bands big and small, as well as world-renowned Djs, producers, and fellow house pioneers like legendary Neal Conway and DC Nightclub legend Sam "The Man” Burns. Exuding creativity, she has also toured and crossed paths with names like Crystal Waters, Ultra Naté, Bass player Big New York, Deee-lite, and countless others.

Sheila Shabazz

Adrian Loving

 

Adrian Loving

Miss Frenchy

"Music is a journey, and I am here to guide you through it. Let's dance this story together." - Miss Frenchy 
In the vibrant world of house music, where beats and rhythms form the language of the soul, Miss Frenchy emerges as a storyteller, an architect of soundscapes that resonate with the heart of dance. With a palette rich in Afro, Latin, Deep, Soulful, and Disco beats, she crafts sets that are more than just music—they are journeys into the essence of dance itself. 
Musical Roots and Inspirations.
 
Inspired by the likes of Mark Farina, Lil Louie Vega, Derrick Carter, Jay Tripwire,Jojo Flores, Lars Behenroth, Kai Alce, Kemit, Ian Friday, and Ron Trent, Miss Frenchy's musical style is a testament to her deep reverence for the genre. Her foundation in house music is built upon the rich textures of its subgenres, blending them seamlessly to create an experience that transcends the ordinary. A dancer at heart, her transition to DJing was driven by a desire to communicate her love for house music, to share the stories woven into the rhythms that moved her. 
 
A Career Defined by Passion 
Miss Frenchy's career is dotted with notable highlights that reflect her dedication and passion for house music. Her presence at the Winter Music Conference, where she opened for Charles Webster, and her performances alongside Jay Tripwire not only showcase her talent but also her ability to connect with and captivate an audience. As a promoter in Atlanta, she has been instrumental in bringing the house music scene to life, curating events that celebrate the genre's rich diversity and vibrant community. 
 
The Journey Unfolds 
What sets Miss Frenchy apart is her commitment to the journey of a set. In a world where the art of storytelling through music is becoming a lost art, she holds firm to the belief that a DJ set should narrate a story. Her ability to weave together Afro, Latin, Deep, and Disco elements into a cohesive narrative is not just a skill—it's a tribute to the dancers, to the community that finds solace and joy on the dance floor. As a dancer herself, Miss Frenchy knows the language of movement, playing not just for her audience but with them, dancing alongside them in a shared experience of joy and liberation. 
 
Looking Ahead 
With an unwavering passion for house music and an eye towards the future, Miss Frenchy continues to push boundaries. Her radio show on Handz on Radio is a beacon for aficionados of the genre, a space where the roots of house music are celebrated, and its future explored. As she looks to rebuild her Twitch channel and dreams of playing at major festivals or iconic venues like Smart Bar, Miss Frenchy remains a luminary in the house music scene, a DJ whose sets are not just heard but felt, experienced, and lived. 
 

Miss Frenchy

DJ Tantra

#yourdjnsavior

Joie de vivre! A NYC born pioneer artist, DJ, producer and manager, dj tantra aka #YourDJnSavior was a cutting and backspinning as an early teen in the 80's. Tantra was blending lovely acapellas with various world genres of dubs and instrumentals (Queens Style), a decade before the term "mashup" was coined or in vogue. Later in life he would manage artists (Teddy Pendergrass Estate, Jean Carne and Dannis Winston) and serve as an executive producer.

A skilled turntablist, crowds are amazed when they see tantra spin and play using vinyl records! Blending and mixing classics of any genre with yesterday's or today's hits. He spins Bhangra or Country with breakbeats, Reggaeton or Dancehall with dubstep and Rock or Metal with Drum & Bass. However, his spirit lies and is clearly expressed in "Four on the floor." Tantra is a devout House head and Jazz aficionado.

Tantra, the "Underground House Conductor" where deep house is truly his lane. He has a deep interest and penchant for World music. As a human that has travelled to more than 50 countries, tantra is compelled to relate, mix and play for everyone and any genre. Mixes are branches that connect with billions of humans so he prefers to craft them using French, Spanish, Hindu, Swahili, Russian and of course English. Often mixing vocals of languages that he cannot even comprehend, yet he fully understands their spirit, rhythm and keys. Then proceeds to exert and mix, #killingit via smooth tempos and/or infectious beats.

Tantra has been known to be "the DJ's DJ," grateful to add his diverse style to any bill. He remixes tracks on the fly or in the lab. From DC to Dubai, Philly to Paris, Rio to Rome, Tel Aviv to Toronto or LA to NY, he been appearing at the Music Festivals and Conferences for over a decade. A Winter Music Conference veteran, playing Miami's top hotels, clubs, lounges including Opium Garden, The Shore Club, Nikki Beach, Body Slag, 357, Love & Hate and Sobe Live. The ultimate crowd reader, DJ Tantra's smooth mixing style is embraced in any setting around the world.

There is a much larger tantric discipline that deals with allowing all feelings to be met with equal acceptance, and for each person to become deeply sensitive to what they are feeling. Subsequently, they are then able to feel others and their needs this mindfulness is his approach to life, and keenly applicable to how he makes and plays music.

Based in Washington DC, at home in any country, he is available for bookings worldwide. Contact get@djtantra.com or 202-238-9011.

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DJ Tantra

Yuko

Born in the suburbs of Tokyo, Ageo City, Saitama, Japan, Yuko started listening to Hip Hop and R&B influenced by her friends in high school. She was fascinated by the expression of the music and started collecting vinyl which led to her practicing how to mix vinyl.

Yuko decided to come to NY for college anddiscovered more of the music which moved her.She stumbled upon Kiss FM and the style of music shifted to club classics.

Yuko started collecting classics at stores such asA-1 Record, Rock and Soul, Disco Rama, Beat Street, and Dance Tracks. Yuko was introduced to underground house music which strongly influenced her passion for dj-ing even further.

As Yuko starts becoming more familiar with NY scene her opportunities to dj present themselves at a few small bars and lounges in the city.
Yuko has held residencies at Club Elevation NJ, Pagoda party at club Solas NYC, and has been main stay on festival circuit in the metro area,playing such events as Roselle Park alongsideRon Trent, Trenton Music Festival, East Orange Music festival alongside Tony Humphries, guest at Funk Box, Libation, Jamboree Miami, ZebaBar in DC, and Music bar U6 in Tokyo JP.

Currently, Yuko has added music production to her portfolio and has produced on labels such asAM Flow Records and Dipps Groove.

Yuko Jikido

DJ Jay Jay

Dj Jay Jay

DJ Jay Jay hails from Washington DC and has been a disc jockey for 40 years. After graduating from high school I began to discover different types of club music. When I first set foot into a club I notice that there was an evolution of music going on beginning with the height of the disco era. In 1978, I got my 1st gig at the legendary Clubhouse which was also my learning ground with the legendary DJ Tito Robinson. Also I held residence at the Brass Rail, Bachelor's Mill and The Buck Stops Here and guest DJ at various clubs and special events. DJ Jay Jay is the Ambassador and co-producer of "The Official CLUBHOUSE Reunion.”

Jordan Pope

Jordan Pope, also known as "the Young Lion" within Baltimore's house music scene, is a talent to reckon with. The son of the legendary DJ Pope, Jordan was born and raised in Baltimore City, and his roots in the music scene run deep.

He has been DJing since the age of 12 when he made his debut at the Collective Minds Festival. Since then, Jordan has taken his talents all over the country, playing alongside many greats, including Alan King, Terry Hunter, Thommy Davis, Teddy Douglas, Spen, Karizma, and Sam Burns. His travels as a DJ have taken him to cities such as Baltimore, Washington DC, New Jersey, and Chicago.

Jordan's resume boasts performances at many big gigs such as Boiler Room, Quantize Festival, and Orange Park House Music Fest. Moreover, he is one half of "Pass the Torch Music," alongside DJ Ameer Brooks from New Jersey. "Pass the Torch" is a traveling series that allows DJs Jordan Pope and Ameer to showcase the talents of young house music DJs, giving them a platform to shine and continue the legacy of house music, thus embodying the spirit of "passing the torch."

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Jordan Pope

Dj Jay Jay

DJ Jay Jay hails from Washington DC and has been a disc jockey for 40 years. After graduating from high school I began to discover different types of club music. When I first set foot into a club I notice that there was an evolution of music going on beginning with the height of the disco era. In 1978, I got my 1st gig at the legendary Clubhouse which was also my learning ground with the legendary DJ Tito Robinson. Also I held residence at the Brass Rail, Bachelor's Mill and The Buck Stops Here and guest DJ at various clubs and special events. DJ Jay Jay is the Ambassador and co-producer of "The Official CLUBHOUSE Reunion.”

DJ Jay Jay

Just The DJ

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 DJ MyTy 

 

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A. Plane

ommy Wickens a.k.a. DJ A.Plane

Tommy Wickens a.k.a. DJ A.Plane grew up in Long Island, New York. In 1978 at the early age of 10 he got his first experience at deejaying vinyl records and instantly fell in love with all music. Then in the late 90s while club hopping up and down the East Coast, Tommy began experimenting with the production and mixing of House music. This experience created a desire to DJ house music, which led to his current Afro-Latin and Deep Soulful sound.

Locally, DJ A.Plane has played at events and venues across DC and Maryland to include places such as Zeba Bar, The Eaton Hotel, St. Mary’s(Baltimore) , Safari DC , Flash and Bravo Bravo. He has also spread his infectious energy at outdoor House Music events such as House on the Waterfront, Dance Like A Mother Fundraiser, Fete Du Soul and Skate Fever. In addition to playing locally, DJ A.Plane has lit up the dance floor outside the DC area supporting the Columbia House Music Project (Columbia, S.C.) with DJ Kelly Kel and Water Meets the Sand (Atlantic City, NJ). He has been blessed to play alongside industry DJs such as DJ Oji, DJ Pope, Thommy Davis, Crue Paris, Mark Francis, DJ Stingray (Triballife), Neal Conway, Mark Lewis, and Herb Martin, just to name a few.

Tommy is currently a part of Cyberjamz Internet Radio Station, Organically Soulful House Sundays, and Soul Matrix. Follow the Deep soulful underground sound of Tommy Wickens on Mixcloud.com @ Tommy Wickens aka DJ A.Plane and every Saturday morning live from Washington DC from 9am to 12pm on Twitch @ Cyberjamz_tv and on Mixcloud.com @ Tommy Wickens aka DJ A. Plane.

A. Plane

DJ Meesh

Experience the Journey of DJ MEESH. She hails from Baltimore, MD. She infuses deep house, beats, gospel and soulful vocals to curate a unique sound.

DJ MEESH: I love to dance and play house music. I traveled from Baltimore ,DC to New York for House music clubs from 80's to now. So my music selection reflects my love of House Music that will take you on a Journey!!!

DJ Meesh

DJ Arinz

DJ Arinz: Fueling the Dancefloor with Eclectic Vibes

Hailing from a family of devoted music enthusiasts, DJ Arinz's love for music was ingrained in his DNA from an early age. Growing up immersed in the sounds of R&B, soul, funk, and reggae, his musical journey took an exciting turn when he stumbled upon the captivating realm of tribal house.

Entranced by the rhythmic beats and infectious energy, DJ Arinz's curiosity propelled himself to dive deeper into the genre. Spending countless hours exploring New sounds , he discovered an array of talented artists who inspired him to pursue his own DJing aspirations. Driven by an insatiable passion, he invested in equipment and embarked on an arduous self-taught journey, honing his mixing skills with determination and resilience.

Relocating to the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area, DJ Arinz stumbled upon the for Cap House Fest's Summer. Intrigued by the opportunity, he eagerly volunteered to assist with the event setup. It was there, surrounded by the pulsating energy of the festival, that a newfound determination ignited within them—an aspiration to showcase his talents on that very stage, marking his sensational debut this Sept 2023 in front of a live audience.

DJ Arinz draws inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists, with influences ranging from the iconic sounds of Dennis Cruz, Danny Gorbea, and Danny Tenaglia to a plethora of other talented performers. The amalgamation of these inspirations shapes his unique style—a fusion of groovy rhythms, hypnotic beats, and soulful melodies that permeate the atmosphere and will stir the crowd into a frenzy of dancefloor euphoria.

In his sets, DJ Arinz effortlessly blends genres, seamlessly transitioning from deep tribal sounds to infectious house rhythms, creating an irresistible sonic tapestry that captivates the senses. His performances emanate an infectious passion and an unwavering dedication to the craft, striving to leave a lasting impression on any dance floor he conquers

Driven by an unyielding desire to connect with the audience, DJ Arinz's magnetic presence behind the decks creates an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, inviting dancers of all backgrounds to lose themselves in the music. His deep-rooted belief in the unifying power of music serves as a guiding force, ensuring that each performance is an exhilarating celebration of diversity and togetherness.

As DJ Arinz continues to evolve and carve his path in the ever-evolving world of electronic music, his infectious energy, relentless drive, and boundless creativity promise an exciting journey ahead. Stay tuned and be prepared to surrender yourself to the captivating sounds of DJ Arinz as he bring the dancefloor to life, one unforgettable set at a time.

DJ Arinz

DJ Spen

US house icon DJ Spen first laid his hand on the decks at the age of thirteen while growing up in his native city of Baltimore - he hasn’t looked back since.
Also known as Sean Spencer, the talented DJ and producer began his illustrious career in the mid-’80s as a hip-hop radio DJ making beats under the moniker Numarx, responsible for writing and recording 'Girl You Know It’s True', later covered and made into a smash hit by Milli Vanilli. The years that followed saw DJ Spen move away from hip-hop and towards the classic Chicago house sound that would define his productions for years to come, after joining forces with famed production collective The Basement Boys. Working under the name Jasper Street Co., DJ Spen released his first 12ʺ through Basement Boys Records in 1995, the energetic gospel house cut “A Feeling”. This was the first in a lauded series of releases for the label that brought Spen commercial and dancefloor success over the next decade, earning him international recognition as a house music pioneer.
In 2004, DJ Spen split from Basement Boys, releasing through Black Vinyl Records and his own label Code Red before founding his second imprint Quantize Recordings, which has since become a regular outlet for his music. Alongside his own productions, DJ Spen has built a reputation as a talented and prolific remix artist, putting his own unique stamp on pop anthems from Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Everything but the Girl, Toni Braxton and more. If that isn’t enough, he’s still spinning eclectic and soulful jams in clubs across the globe, further establishing his status as an eminent figure in house music, both past and present.

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DJ Spen

Mike Malapit

Michael Malapit, better known as DJ Mike, is a long-standing musical powerhouse in the DC/ Baltimore area. Born in the summer of 1972 and the youngest of six, DJ Mike started his love affair with music at an early age. While most kids spent their time playing with toys, DJ Mike was obsessed with his parents and siblings’ record collections. A self-proclaimed “vinyl junkie” since the tender age of 5 with core memories of watching his sisters play their Stylistics, Love Unlimited, Temptations, Parliament and Funkadelic, and Frankie Valli records. To this day, he covets his records like love letters from the soul. 

By his teenage years, he was at the center of every family and community event, playing on the turntables and keeping everyone dancing the night away. Cha-chas, tango, waltz, merengue to alternative R& B and EDM, there was nothing he didn’t or couldn’t mix and interweave to make a seamless soundtrack of the night.

Since then, DJ Mike has recorded studio records for Trouble Funk, MC Boo and other prominent artists. He also exclusively performed at Miss Philippines DC and Asian Pacific Quick parade. His impressive resume stems from Sound Engineer for CIPPA Folk Dance Inc and VFW (1979- 1987), a residency at Tracks from 1987-1996, guest DJ stints at The Clubhouse, The Delta Elite, The Bachelor’s Mill, The Fraternity House, and Fever Party in Baltimore. He’s also done a residency in LA at The Arena and another residency at AJ’s Bar and Grill in Jacksonville, Florida.

DJ Mike’s brought his supreme mixes of funk and house to fashion shows at Classics, Gay Pride fundraisers, and the first Gay/ Black Pride parade in Washington DC. There hasn’t been a wedding or party in the last 40 years that he has been a part of where he hasn’t filled the room with high-energy pop-rock, hip-hop styles, funk, disco, techno, afrobeat, any and every genre.

When asked about his prolific decades-long career span, DJ Mike simply said, “I love to dance. I love music. It’s always been my heart.”

Mike Malapit

DJ Oji

DJ Oji aka The Original Man (DJ/ Songwriter/ Producer/ Remixer) DJ Oji was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  He has been spinning since age 13. In 1987 he migrated to Baltimore, MD to attend Morgan St. University. The DMV would soon become his permanent home. Over the years he has held several DJ residencies in Baltimore and DC. The Paradox (Baltimore), The DC Sanctuary, and Red (DC) to name a few. In '93 he co-founded the record label POJI Records which now boasts over 25 years in existence. For 12 years DJ Oji was both host and co host of  "The Underground Experience" on Baltimore Radio WEAA 88.9 FM. Some of his most notable productions include: "We lift our hands in the Sanctuary", " Esteban", "He's my DJ" and "Lady”. He has over 100 releases and remix credits. 

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His living legacy continues: DJ Oji is Vice President of Baltimore's Collective Minds Organization and Festival.

He also hosts " The Underground Essentials " every Wednesday at 12pm. Many shows have been archived on www.mixcloud.com/djoji

Lover of Soul and Percussion - DJ Oji aka Original Man

"If everybody gives love...everybody get's love" -  DJ Oji

DJ Oji

Sedrick

Known for his high energy, foot stomping and making you "shake what your Momma gave you!" Sedrick is one of the most sought after DJs in the country. Travel the country to give electrifying performances. 

Sedrick

Joel L

With just a little over two decades behind the decks, Joe L has been a consistent staple amongst the cities top nightclubs and events. From 2003 until 2013 Joe produced events across the city, with the longest tenure at "Everybody Loves Music". A series of parties at TNT nightclub on Georgia avenue which ran from 2007 until 2010 led to second place in the Washington Post's best dance event series for the 2008 year.

Previous residencies include Sonar nightclub in Baltimore for the Wednesday Exit Party, 3 years at ESL, 13 years at Jimmy Valentine's in Northeast, and two years at U Street Music Hall during which he also coordinated artist relations for the first few years and the infamous Red Fridays nights.

As an event promoter, Joe was instrumental in bringing Theo Parrish for the first time to the DC area, as well as booking artists such as Kerri Chandler, Derrick Carter, Mark Farina, Eddie C, Chez Damier, Marques Wyatt, Jesse Saunders, Stacy Kidd, amongst many others.

As a DJ, beyond headlining local dance floors across the city, he's also played alongside such heavyweights as Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, The Revenge, Eddie C, Recloose, Craig Smith, Jellybean Benitez, Joe Claussell, Jovonn, Jimpster, Paul Wolford, and the list goes on.

One thing you can be sure of when you're on the dancefloor and Joe is commanding the room - expect the unexpected. With broad tastes and deep crates, sets can run the gamut between house music, disco, techno, funk, break beats, hip hop, and everything in between. Sometimes smoothly working in everything in If the situation calls for it. The B Side | soundcloud.com/joe-l_dc

Joel L

Rita Burns

DJ Rita has been known for many years as a dynamic dancer and performance artist. As a teenager, she enjoyed letting loose and get lost in the music. As she followed her passion, she found herself a "home" within the Underground House Music Culture - and the community has truly embraced her. Recently she has been affectionately called a "Party Chameleon" for her unique flair and ability to blend in, yet stand out! You will find Rita's DJ set brings the ear of a dancer. She looks to her history as a performer/dance artist and digs into her rich dance music cultural roots to inspire her energizing & joy-inducing selections of music. This is what makes her style and energy so special!

She has held monthly residencies at vintage and consignment shops, had a guest set on FM Radio Station WEAA, in addition, she has had appearances at private parties, venues, clubs and events, including the National Minority AIDS Council, TMF1 Productions, - Female DJ Herstory, Hip Hop Dance Event - Juste Debout and Ultra Nate's Deep Sugar Party.

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Rita Burns

Erin Black Irish

“Erinblackirish.” is a Las Vegas based DJ. Originally from Washington DC, House Music has been a constant staple in his life, for over 20 years. From DJing at LGBTQ+ clubs in DC, he migrated west to Las Vegas. In 2015, he joined a collective of underground DJ’s in the Sin City scene by doing opening sets, hosting & promoting for Nacho House Sundays.

Currently, his residency at Downtown Cocktail Room in Downtown Las Vegas is called "funkin' soul.", a weekday party of sexy cocktail vibes with soulful funky house, nu-disco, downtempo & broken beat since 2018. He's shared the decks with Jesse Saunders & Derrick Carter recently & was chosen for the Mixcloud Select platform in 2019, bringing his curation of house fusion to the global stage. His process of crate digging for current tracks to feature & melding obscure tracks help make his mixes memorable. He really "loves music that moves on its own...something with a style & beat that makes you want to groove...."

Follow him at Facebook/TikTok/IG/Twitch/Twitter: #erinblackirish

Erin Black Irish

Love Goddess

They call her Lovegoddess, “LG” for short. She hails from Baltimore where dance music has a life of its own. In the daytime, she is a Rehabilitation Counselor, but at night and at any free moment she dedicates her time to the music. Many people worldwide are acquainted
and friends with her. Her patronage and passion for music made many friends all over the nation.

Always wanting to do more than just listen and support others, she picked up the
headphones and endeavored on her own interpretation of dance music. Some of the most creative jocks are dancers first and “LG” is no exception. Under the tutelage of Thommy Davis, Geoffrey C, and Jerome Hicks, LG continues to set the bar for female house jocks!

Unfortunately, many of her early mentors are now gone, but a piece of them is alive in her; they would be extremely proud of all of LG’s accomplishments. LG is the founder of “Sundance” pop-up dance parties Baltimore MD. In addition she has played at Collective Minds Festival and has been blessed to play @ every major house venue in Baltimore MD, New York, New Jersey. However, LG’s dream came true when she was the headliner @ The Light City Festival 4/2018 in Baltimore, MD - played in front of her hometown partygoers!

In Baltimore, the club scene is always pumping; LG grew up in some of the city’s infamous clubs such as Club Fantasy, Cignels, Paradox, and many more. She is still an active member of the parties. She used to aspire to be only a DJ, but now listening to her contemporaries in the house community, she wants to step into the digital era with the same creativity and challenges that take music to another level.

Love Goddess

Sheila Shabazz

Sheila Shabazz is a Washingtonian born and raised creative force whose eclectic style of drumming and afro Latina roots, have created a unique music production that has opened many doors to collaborations all over the world. Coming up in the earlier years of house music alongside bands big and small, as well as world-renowned Djs, producers, and fellow house pioneers like legendary Neal Conway and DC Nightclub legend Sam "The Man” Burns. Exuding creativity, she has also toured and crossed paths with names like Crystal Waters, Ultra Naté, Bass player Big New York, Deee-lite, and countless others.

Sheila Shabazz

Tamara Wellons

Tamara Wellons is a celebrated and soulful vocalist whose music resonates in mulple realms with the meless essence of rhythm and blues. Songs come to her, like life, in transformave cycles. Her latest arsc work, Months of Sundays is her most prolific work yet.

The 2022 album/EP co-produced by her husband and music partner, Kinard Cherry and mixed by legendary mixing engineer, Dave Pensado follows three crically-acclaimed records (Life Is 2008; Songs for Janie 2012; Prey 2016). These projects in the past decade have seen her perform at renowned venues, including Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Alley, Richmond’s Jazz Fesval and London’s Jazz Cafe. With over two decades of experience, Tamara most recently graced the stage of her alma mater Bowie State University.

Wellons, the former Miss Bowie State 1998-99 performed a stunning and spirited tribute for legendary arst Dionne Warwick in April 2023. Tamara's love for the underground House Music community and her unique vocals and poec songwring style in the underground Soulful House music scene has led to collaboraons with some of the most renowned names and labels in dance music, such as Ocha Records, Osunlade (Yoruba Records), Soul Candi Records (South Africa), DJ Oji (Poji Records), DJ Spen (Quanze Records), GRAMMY winner Roger Sanchez (Stealth Records), Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades Recordings), and renowned DJ Spinna (New York).

Tamara is also the Founder of Musicians in Healthcare Network (MHIN), a company that provides therapeuc music services to healthcare organizaons and supports healthcare leaders in idenfying the best use and placement of music in healthcare environments. The Musicians in Healthcare Network offers paents and healthcare teams the benefit of live music and sound healing. Tamara has been featured in publicaons and in John Hopkin University's "Music as Care: Arstry in the Hospital Environment" by Sarah Hoover, Peabody Instute.
In addion to her remarkable achievements in the music industry, Tamara is an acve member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Recording Academy, serving as a President to the Board of Governors from 2022 to 2024.

Tamara Wellons

DJ Dah Dah

Nuyorican Soul Banger

We have listened and watched the vibrant energy of this dancer turned DJ. The New Yorker "Bangs Dah Ish" and brings soul with an Afro-Latin grooves. She is one of the hottest DJs coming up in NYC with features numerous streaming stations (SteaminRadioSoundz) and clubs. Dah Dah knows how to move and bang Dah groove.

DJ Dah Dah

Jahsonic

DC's Own

A native of Washington, DC, Jahsonic has been moving crowds at his weekly Monday night party - The Main Ingredient at Marvin since 2007.

He got his start playing neighborhood house parties at the age of 11. His first paying gigs were residencies at the Blue Room, JIN Lounge and as one of the founding On-Air hosts and mixologists on 89.3 WPFWs 'Decipher' hip-hop hour. His latest program at WPFW, 'Alternative Saints Radio' explores the African diasporic permanence of culture through music and can be heard every Tuesday night from 8-10pm.

Jahsonic was also a national finalist in the 2011 Red Bull "ThreeStyle" DJ competition in Las Vegas and has played the AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn.

Jahsonic is also the creator and curator of the monthly "Axel F" party, where he plays the finest in classic champagne soul, funk, disco and lazer boogie for appreciative crowds and of "Behind The Line" where he pushes the boundaries of what's possible in music with a focus on timeless sounds.

He is currently the Co-Director of Music and Radio at Eaton Workshop Hotel, a new arts and activism centered hospitality brand that opened its first US location in downtown Washington DC in fall of 2018.

Jahsonic

Performing Artist

Aaron K. Gray

Recording Artist

Manhattan New York Native Aaron K. Gray Hails From The Sunshine State Of Delray Beach Florida. At The Early Age Of 5 Aaron Began His Singing Career In Church By Singing Renditions Of Songs By Such Gospel Artist As The Clark Sisters And Andre Crouch. By The Age Of 7 He Was A Lead Singer In The Church Choir.

In 2001 Aaron Released His First R&B Album Entitled "Body Rain" Which Open The Door For Canadian Radio For Aaron. In 2014 While Singing In A Church Chapel In Manhattan, His Diverse Style And Soulful Vocals Caught The Attention Of DJ/Producer Team Junior White And Noelle Barbara. They Introduced Him To The Legendary DJ/Producer Tony Humphries. The Union Resulted In The Gospel House Hit "Wonder Why" On Tony Records, Aaron's 1st House Release.

As Aaron's Career Started To Flourish He Met Producers Graham Knox Frazier And Scott Wozniak. He Then Pend His Second Gospel House Hit "Hallelujah" In 2015. Then In 2016 Aaron Teamed Up Italian Producer Giulio Bonaccio For A Single Entitled "Funky Praise" On Quantize Records, Which Hit Top 20 On Traxsource Soulful House Chart In Less Then One Week.

Then Aaron And Graham Reunited in Januray Of 2017 And Landed The Top 10 Traxsource Soulful House Hit "Thankful". In March 2017, Aaron Sang At "Let The Singer Be Heard" Hosted By The Queen Of House Barbara Tucker And Met Thommy Davis From Quantize Records For The 1st Time.

May Of 2017 Aaron Collaborated With 3 Amazing Veteran Artists Jeff Redd, Kenny Bobien, And Cece Roger's To Record CeCe Rogers Remix Single & Video "When We All Pull Together" Which Was A Complete Success. Aaron Has Another Single That Released In The Summer Of 2017 Entitled "Lead Me" By Date Night Featuring Aaron K.Gray That Exposed Aaron To Ultra Music. Aaron K. Gray Also Made His International Stage Performance Debut In London, Spain, & Italy With The Queen Of House Music Barbara Tucker In August Of 2017. Aaron Then Released, "All I Need" With DJ Gomi Remixed By Ian Friday On Nervous Records, & "Come By Here" With Marc Tasio Remixed By DJ Spen And Gary Hudgins On Quantize Records, Which Also Hit The Top 10 In November 2017.

In 2018 Aaron Began Working On His Album And Released "Resting Place" With Mark Francis In November. "Resting Place" Which Is The 1st Single From The Album Hit The Top 10 And Stayed On The Charts Until Early February 2019. Aaron Also Released A Christmas EP With Derrick Ricky Nelson In 2018 Which Also Hit The Charts And Did Very Well.

In 2019 Aaron Reunited With Derrick Ricky Nelson For Released "Ride Like The Wind" With A Remix By DJ Beloved On Quantize Records That Hit The Top 10 And Another Pair Up With Giulio Bonaccio For "David Dance" With A Remix By ReelSoul On Solstice Music That Hit The Top 10, And Another Pair Up With Masaki Morii To Release "Sweetah" Which Hit The Top 10 On Traxsource Aswell. At The Beginning Of June Aaron K Gray And Mark Francis Released Resting Place The Remix, And This Too Hit Traxsource Top 10. The Much Anticipated Album, Aaron K Gray "A Journey Into House" Is Expected To Be Released In August Of 2019 So Stay Tuned, Aaron K Gray Is Just Getting Started!

Aaron K. Gray Coming Soon To A Stage Near You, Get Ready!!

Aaron K. Gray

Batala Washington

All Female Afro-brazilian Percussion Band

Batalá Washington is an all-women Afro-Brazilian band that plays Samba-Reggae rhythms. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, all proceeds go towards providing instruments and costumes to members, all of whom are volunteers. Batalá Washington's mission is to empower women through drumming and expose people to Brazil's dynamic Afro­ Bahian culture and Samba ­Reggae music. Joining Batalá is free of charge to all women regardless of race, religion, income, sexual orientation or musical experience. We are currently closed to new members at this time.

Batala Washington

Co Hosted By Rayceen Pendarvis

Goddess Of Dc & The Ask Rayceen Show

Rayceen Pendarvis is an emcee, entertainer, activist, SWERV magazine columnist, former Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, and lifelong Washingtonian.

Over the years, Pendarvis has hosted numerous fundraisers, pride festivals, arts festivals, talent showcases, fashion shows, balls, and other events. Furthermore, the "Queen of the Shameless Plug" frequently moderates panels and appears as a panelist at various conferences dealing with social justice and LGBTQ equality. In addition to a regular column in SWERV magazine, Pendarvis also writes for Tagg, Q Virginia, The Unleashed Voice, and EFNIKS Media. The "High Priestess of Love" has been honored by the community many times over the past several decades, including awards from NYC's prestigious Latex Ball and NYC Black Pride, DC Black Pride, The DC Center for the LGBT Community, Casa Ruby, Empowerment Liberation Cathedral Church, and the Community Church of Washington, DC. Pendarvis was voted "Best Clergy" in the Washington Blade's 2016 Best of Gay DC Awards, and also named Go Gay DC's "Person of The Year.

The Mayor's Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city of Washington, DC, to individual artists, teachers and nonprofit organizations. In 2017, Rayceen Pendarvis proudly became an "Excellence in the Humanities - Finalist" for this award, and was truly grateful to receive this distinguished honor. A tireless advocate, promoter, and champion of various causes within the Washington, DC, area and beyond, Pendarvis has certainly earned the moniker "Goddess of DC."

Co Hosted By Rayceen Pendarvis

World + House Groovin DJs

Chosen

Soul Full Of House

Chosen The Househead: aka CHOSEN... Dj, promoter, party host, owner and CEO of Househead Thread, co-owner of Milk Chocolate City parties and promotions based in DC. He is music addict, Hip-Hop and house music extraordinaire for over 30 years, dating back to 1984-85. Born and bred in New York, (Buffalo to Bronx, NYC). Started learning the art of scratching and mixing at age 11, Dj'd his first party at 13yrs old., known by the name Dj Cutfast., the scratch DJ who cooked up mix tapes for the neighborhood hustlers to blast in their jeeps (before the term "Mixtape" became a concept in today's rap and RNB)...with Dj Cutfast shouting out their names and neighborhoods throughout the mix. In 1986, around 15 yrs. old, got a call from a cousin who lived in the Detroit/Chicago area asking him was he down with House Music. BOOM... couple weeks later in the wee hours of the morning, kept hearing this crazy sound, different, but catchy as hell....It was HOUSE! Still too young to get in clubs like the Fever, Limelight, Funhouse or Roxy, however when he experienced the atmosphere at a local college party, it was house music all night long to the anthems of: " notice me, work it to the bone, break for love, Fast Eddie's lets go-lets-go", groov'n his A-- off, baby powder on the floor gett'n it in."

CHOSEN: I guess being a house groover / dancer and a dj influences my style of mixing. The music selections are organic, coming from deep inside my soul- being one with the music. I love all types of music, every genre. Good music is good music".

His resume includes curating and hosting parties and events all around the DC. Area with the likes of legendary Dj's and Dj producers like Dj OJI, Sam"The Man" Burns, Andrew Hogans, Mr.V, Ian Friday, Tyrone Francis, Timmy Regisford, Stan Zeff, Mark Francis, Dj Spax Vybz, Trinidadian Deep, Chris Burns, Ruben Toro, Yuko Jukido, "The Wizard" Brian Cox, Dj Quietboy, Dj Househead, Dj A-Plane,K'Ture and the First Responders of House , Teddy Douglas, Tommy Davis, DJ Pope, Anane Vega, Crue Paris, Tariq Brodie, Lick Santiago, and a entire host of guest Dj's that came through the well-received Milk Chocolate City House Music Rooftop Happy Hours at Dunya DC, which he was a co- founder, exposing local talent while creating a sexy but still underground vibe in the Nation's Capital. CHOSEN's most recent endeavors include the co- founder of "The Clubhouse Reunion ", as well as the co- founder of "The Capital House Music Festival."

@WERCHOSEN

https://www.mixcloud.com/chosen-thehousehead/

Chosen

DJ Tantra

#yourdjnsavior

Joie de vivre! A NYC born pioneer artist, DJ, producer and manager, dj tantra aka #YourDJnSavior was a cutting and backspinning as an early teen in the 80's. Tantra was blending lovely acapellas with various world genres of dubs and instrumentals (Queens Style), a decade before the term "mashup" was coined or in vogue. Later in life he would manage artists (Teddy Pendergrass Estate, Jean Carne and Dannis Winston) and serve as an executive producer.

A skilled turntablist, crowds are amazed when they see tantra spin and play using vinyl records! Blending and mixing classics of any genre with yesterday's or today's hits. He spins Bhangra or Country with breakbeats, Reggaeton or Dancehall with dubstep and Rock or Metal with Drum & Bass. However, his spirit lies and is clearly expressed in "Four on the floor." Tantra is a devout House head and Jazz aficionado.

Tantra, the "Underground House Conductor" where deep house is truly his lane. He has a deep interest and penchant for World music. As a human that has travelled to more than 50 countries, tantra is compelled to relate, mix and play for everyone and any genre. Mixes are branches that connect with billions of humans so he prefers to craft them using French, Spanish, Hindu, Swahili, Russian and of course English. Often mixing vocals of languages that he cannot even comprehend, yet he fully understands their spirit, rhythm and keys. Then proceeds to exert and mix, #killingit via smooth tempos and/or infectious beats.

Tantra has been known to be "the DJ's DJ," grateful to add his diverse style to any bill. He remixes tracks on the fly or in the lab. From DC to Dubai, Philly to Paris, Rio to Rome, Tel Aviv to Toronto or LA to NY, he been appearing at the Music Festivals and Conferences for over a decade. A Winter Music Conference veteran, playing Miami's top hotels, clubs, lounges including Opium Garden, The Shore Club, Nikki Beach, Body Slag, 357, Love & Hate and Sobe Live. The ultimate crowd reader, DJ Tantra's smooth mixing style is embraced in any setting around the world.

There is a much larger tantric discipline that deals with allowing all feelings to be met with equal acceptance, and for each person to become deeply sensitive to what they are feeling. Subsequently, they are then able to feel others and their needs this mindfulness is his approach to life, and keenly applicable to how he makes and plays music.

Based in Washington DC, at home in any country, he is available for bookings worldwide. Contact get@djtantra.com or 202-238-9011.

Follow DJ Tantra
@YourDJnSavior
@tantradj

DJ Tantra

DJ Tantra

#yourdjnsavior

Joie de vivre! A NYC born pioneer artist, DJ, producer and manager, dj tantra aka #YourDJnSavior was a cutting and backspinning as an early teen in the 80's. Tantra was blending lovely acapellas with various world genres of dubs and instrumentals (Queens Style), a decade before the term "mashup" was coined or in vogue. Later in life he would manage artists (Teddy Pendergrass Estate, Jean Carne and Dannis Winston) and serve as an executive producer.

A skilled turntablist, crowds are amazed when they see tantra spin and play using vinyl records! Blending and mixing classics of any genre with yesterday's or today's hits. He spins Bhangra or Country with breakbeats, Reggaeton or Dancehall with dubstep and Rock or Metal with Drum & Bass. However, his spirit lies and is clearly expressed in "Four on the floor." Tantra is a devout House head and Jazz aficionado.

Tantra, the "Underground House Conductor" where deep house is truly his lane. He has a deep interest and penchant for World music. As a human that has travelled to more than 50 countries, tantra is compelled to relate, mix and play for everyone and any genre. Mixes are branches that connect with billions of humans so he prefers to craft them using French, Spanish, Hindu, Swahili, Russian and of course English. Often mixing vocals of languages that he cannot even comprehend, yet he fully understands their spirit, rhythm and keys. Then proceeds to exert and mix, #killingit via smooth tempos and/or infectious beats.

Tantra has been known to be "the DJ's DJ," grateful to add his diverse style to any bill. He remixes tracks on the fly or in the lab. From DC to Dubai, Philly to Paris, Rio to Rome, Tel Aviv to Toronto or LA to NY, he been appearing at the Music Festivals and Conferences for over a decade. A Winter Music Conference veteran, playing Miami's top hotels, clubs, lounges including Opium Garden, The Shore Club, Nikki Beach, Body Slag, 357, Love & Hate and Sobe Live. The ultimate crowd reader, DJ Tantra's smooth mixing style is embraced in any setting around the world.

There is a much larger tantric discipline that deals with allowing all feelings to be met with equal acceptance, and for each person to become deeply sensitive to what they are feeling. Subsequently, they are then able to feel others and their needs this mindfulness is his approach to life, and keenly applicable to how he makes and plays music.

Based in Washington DC, at home in any country, he is available for bookings worldwide. Contact get@djtantra.com or 202-238-9011.

Follow DJ Tantra
@YourDJnSavior
@tantradj

DJ Oji

Heather Femia

@djheatherfemia

Heather came to music by way of fashion; first providing soundtracks to designer fashion events as the Fashion Director at Nordstrom. Before and during this time underground clubs were a place of creativity that overflowed with the joy of community and dancing! The music and fashion inspiration that emanated from the underground could only be experienced first hand in the days before the internet. These haunts exposed Heather to some of the biggest names in early dance music. Her runway soundtrack work required cultivating many moods via music. Today she specializes in putting the years of experience to work creating the perfect mood for cocktail parties and special events. This attunement to mood, plays into her emotion provoking dance sets as well. A long time, first hand exposure to dance music, along with years of collecting releases for runway shows, is central to what Heather brings to dance sets. Her diverse dance sets are heavily influenced by classic dance, disco, house, and of course the underground. . A love of culture and travel informed the worldly feel of her monthly radio show that aired on Ibiza Live Radio in recent years. Today Heather spends time curating a classic Americana vibe at the Lost Barrel Brewery, in Middleburg, Virginia, opened by her family and friends in 2020.

Heather Femia

Benoit

Esl Resident House DJ

Born in New York, growing up in Paris, Benoit couldn't get away from house if he tried. His first introduction to house was at the age 12, when one of his father's girlfriends gave him a Giant Step Recordings compilation. From that moment on, he was fascinated by the grooves and began his exploration of all things that required a deeper sensibility. Going to clubs in Paris such as the Queen, L'enfer, Les Bains Douche, he understood that house was a very powerful tool. Going to clubs in New York such as Vinyl, Shelter, Sound Factory at an early age, he understood the roots of house and more than anything the uniting power and spiritual experience it can provide. Benoit held a residency at Sundays at ESL for 5 years, highlighted by playing b2b with Sam Burns New Years 2019.

Benoit

DJ Dah Dah

Nuyorican Soul Banger

We have listened and watched the vibrant energy of this dancer turned DJ. The New Yorker "Bangs Dah Ish" and brings soul with an Afro-Latin grooves. She is one of the hottest DJs coming up in NYC with features numerous streaming stations (SteaminRadioSoundz) and clubs. Dah Dah knows how to move and bang Dah groove.

DJ Dah Dah

Jahsonic

DC's Own

A native of Washington, DC, Jahsonic has been moving crowds at his weekly Monday night party - The Main Ingredient at Marvin since 2007.

He got his start playing neighborhood house parties at the age of 11. His first paying gigs were residencies at the Blue Room, JIN Lounge and as one of the founding On-Air hosts and mixologists on 89.3 WPFWs 'Decipher' hip-hop hour. His latest program at WPFW, 'Alternative Saints Radio' explores the African diasporic permanence of culture through music and can be heard every Tuesday night from 8-10pm.

Jahsonic was also a national finalist in the 2011 Red Bull "ThreeStyle" DJ competition in Las Vegas and has played the AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn.

Jahsonic is also the creator and curator of the monthly "Axel F" party, where he plays the finest in classic champagne soul, funk, disco and lazer boogie for appreciative crowds and of "Behind The Line" where he pushes the boundaries of what's possible in music with a focus on timeless sounds.

He is currently the Co-Director of Music and Radio at Eaton Workshop Hotel, a new arts and activism centered hospitality brand that opened its first US location in downtown Washington DC in fall of 2018.

Jahsonic

Shonda Tee

Shonda Tee

Soundz Of A Shejay

While most people may think DJ Shonda Tee is an overnight sensation, she's been honing her craft since the early 90's when she first started spinning as a Hip-Hop/R&B DJin Newark, NJ. Although she loves many genres of music SHONDATEEE fell in love with HOUSE MUSIC early in her career. ShondaTee delivers energetic upbeat mixes that fulfills the house music lovers soul and motivates the crowd to dance with spirited passion. in 2019, DJ ShondaTee demonstrated her ability to ignite the dancers' spirit at the Orange Park House Music Festival, one od New Jersey's longest running House Music Festivals.

She has played some of the most recognizable names in House Music including; Josh Milan, Wayne Williams, and Terry Hunter. While she continues to master her craft DJ ShondaTee heeds to advice of her friends and colleagues to STAY READY because people are watching. She lives through music, it is who she is and it is this passion that will continue to propel her to greater heights.

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