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.
Dj, Promoter & creator of The ClubHouse Jamboree, NYC longest running outdoor House Music Event, taking place in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC. Creator and producer of Jamaica Frenzy. AMAICA FRENZY is an all-inclusive, House Music vacation destination experience in Negril, Jamaica. Parties will take place on the premises of 5-star resort Hedonism II, as well as on beaches and venues throughout Negril, Jamaica. JAMAICA FRENZY specializes in House Music, with all-inclusive accommodation packages, mixed with the very best talent in the House Music and Electronic Music world for discerning HOUSE Music lovers from around the globe.
The team behind JAMAICA FRENZY has well over 30 years of experience within the House Music marketplace, talent booking, events and major club planning in New York City, Miami Beach, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Baltimore and other major cities in USA, as well as internationally. The artist & DJ lineup will ALWAYS reflect the highest level and the very best the HOUSE MUSIC world has to offer. We pride ourselves on decades of dedication, success and commitment to providing the ultimate house music experience!
D.J. Jay Jay who hails from Washington, D.C. has been DJing for over 40 years. He has played various venues and clubs in the DMV including The Clubhouse, The Sunset Palace, The Brass Rail, Bachelor's Mill, Tracks, and The Buck Stops Here. Also he was the first DJ to perform outside for Mayor Muriel Bower's Annual High Heel Race. My proudest moment as a DJ was producing the SOLD OUT CLUBHOUSE REUNION event in 2018 and 2019.
Known as a "lawyer by day, DJ by night", Alan is an original member of the Chosen Few DJs. He regularly plays at clubs and events throughout the United States and beyond, including his popular internet mix shows on SoundCloud and Twitch. As Vice President of the Chosen Few DJs, Alan has represented House Music culture in many ways, including having the Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival formally acknowledged by former U.S. President Barack Obama, and serving on the advisory board of the Frankie Knuckles Foundation.
As Sam Burns original mentor, Billboard Award Winner DJ and Producer Tito Robinson who hails from Washington, DC has been DJing for 50 years. Tito was the head DJ at the Legendary "Clubhouse". Robinson was the first African American to win Billboard's DJ of the Year Award in the Washington-Baltimore area. He won in 1979 and 1980. "Playing music was my sport, my craft, my life, and I loved it," he said. DJs at the Clubhouse also trained their counterparts at other clubs throughout the region. The Clubhouse DJs looked for certain sounds at the time. Their initial goal was to play upbeat, contemporary jazz music that people could dance to, as well as music out of Philadelphia by groups like MFSB, the Three Degrees, the O'Jays and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. "Then we started getting nice underground music out of New York," he said. Later, he and other DJs started getting music from the West Coast, Germany and from underground favorites." Robinson said. Tito, who today is retired and residing in Tampa, Florida.
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 email@example.com or 202-238-9011.
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Baltimore born and raised, known for residencies at the regions underground The Children's Place, Clubhouse, Kilimanjaro's, Ritz, The Edge, Circle Underground, Red, Paradox, Andalu and Chicago's, Lost & Found, Odell's, 5th Column, and Cignel. Co-producer of the classic hits by Nu Groove 33 1/3 Queen house track E.P. which includes Searchin and Breakin Wind. Remixed Ultra Naté's first underground hit It's Over Now.
Brooklyn's own Doug Smith had a featured mix show on New York's Hot 97 KISS FM and, crucially, worked an eight-year residency at the Newark club Zanzibar. That's where Doug Smith, of the renowned production duo 95 North, discovered house music.Before he made his name in the '90s making house tracks in Washington, DC and Virginia, Smith was a New Jersey native and hip-hop guy, first and foremost.
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.
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."
Chris Burns, a seasoned standby of dance music in Washington, D.C. has a career that spans over two decades in the city. Burns has been a regular fixture at some of the area's most well known clubs during this time, including Eighteenth Street Lounge, U Street Music Hall, Paradox, Flash, and countless events in art galleries, warehouses, and lofts around the city. Burns' numerous releases, remixes, and production credits to his name boosted his status through the 2010s, before retiring to pursue business opportunities in the local real estate industry.
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.
SoundXpressed Dance Company was founded by Amanda F. Standard and made its public debut on September 17, 2021, at The Millennium Stage, John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington DC. Building on the philosophical and organizational foundation of The School @ Divine Dance Institute, also founded by Ms. Standard, this ensemble engages the Divine Spirit as the genesis for innovation and creativity as we celebrate the harmonious intersection between faith, culture, and the human experience.
SoundXPressed affords members an opportunity to develop intellectually, physically, and spiritually, which will contribute to the ever-evolving continuum and expression of a passion-driven symphony by sight, that etches melody in the heart.