The Agenda (4/08/2015)

4/16 Adam Bayer @flash

4/16 Matoma @uhall SO

4/17 Walk the Moon @9:30 SO

4/18 More Walk The Moon @9:30 SO

4/18 The Mowgli’s @Uhall because Kir maybe wants to go.

4/18 Global Citizen Earth Day with No Doubt, Fall Out Boy, Train, Usher, and Soledad O’Brien

4/19 Dieselboy and Downlink @Uhall

4/17 Martin Garrix @Echostage
4/22 Hayden James @Flash
4/22 Victor Niglio @Uhall *
4/24 What So Not @Uhall
4/24 Bro Safari @Echostage
4/25 Angels Among Us ***

4/25 Madeon @Echostage

4/25 Smallpools @Uhall
4/25 Duke Dumont @9:30
5/1 Dash Berlin @echostage

5/03 Panic! At the Disco, Big Data, Andrew McMahon (nomz), Robert DeLong, Etc. @Merriweather

5/5 Matt and Kim @9:30 SO

5/6 Matt and Kim@9:30 SO

5/7 Claude VonStroke @Uhall

5/8 Lee Fos @Uhall
5/8 Ben Folds @9:30 * SO

5/10 The Maine @9:30

5/13 Skream @Uhall

5/13 LCAW @Flash

5/14 Nic Fancuili @ Flash

5/14 Kill the Noise and Tommy Trash @Ultrabar

5/15 Showtek @echostage

5/15 Justin Martin @Uhall

5/16 Preakness Feat Armin Van Buuren

5/16 Lil Wayne @Echostage

5/20 Scuba @Flash
 5/21 Crizzly @Uhall
5/24 Kill Paris @Uhall
5/22-5/25 Mysteryland, NY**

5/28 Shiba San @Uhall

5/29 Hudson Mowhawke @Uhall
5/31 Sienabo sey
5/29-31 Bassnectar @Red Rocks

5/30-5/31 Sweet Life: Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, The Weekend, Billy Idol, Tove Lo, etc @Merriweather

6/08 SBTRKT @9:30
6/10 Flume @Echostage so…echo-wednesday?

6/11 Bell and Sebastian @Echostage

6/11 Atrak @9:30 with Aarabmusik (who’s obviously not as good as Shake Beats)
6/13 Summerfest DC
6/19 Miami Horror @Uhall
6/27 Snakehips @9:30

7/28 Interpol @Echostage

08/07 Mad Decent Philly

08/08-09 Moonrise Music Festival in DE
08/08 Mad Decent NY
8/14 Earth, Wind, and Fire @Jiffy Lube Live

8/15-16 Phish @Merriweather

9/13 Death Cab for Cutie @Merriweather
 9/16 Stromae @Echostage

Diplo gets me.

Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo, is not only sexy as hell, smart AF, but also ultimately endowed with the ability to make your ass move.

To prove my point, let me offer you some proof. Appendix A shows his new bootleg pack! ALL NEW TUNES to move dat ass to. Appendix B is the mad decent playlist. Appendix C is a link to Diplo Approved sounds. playlists for dayyyzzzzz. lemme see you twerq.






and then just touch me: 5.11-5.18

Raise your hand if JDG sent you completely unintelligible texts and/or facebooks and/or any sort of general plea for friendship at 5am on Saturday morning? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

I tweeted about DJ carnage and he retweeted me! I have over 80 favorites! #notquitedannyvinik (fast forward through the first 30 seconds)

This week is going to be pretty medium. Here’s the line up:



Wednesday 5.14: Moombahton Massive starring Nadastrom, Sabo, Big Makk. Does it count if I just run to Dillon Francis’s Triple J?

Thursday 5.15: “Deep sessions” with Compa, Asylum, and Kursk. To be honest, I think I’m down for anything entitled deep sessions…

Friday 5.16: 7pm Hoodie Allen, 11pm Andhim free before midnight wheeeeeeeee

Saturday 5.17: Psychemagik also free before midnight wheeeeeeeeeeee



Monday 5.12: The 1975

Friday 5.16: Panda Bear (aka a fraction of Animal Collective). There is not enough weed in DC to get me there.



Saturday 5.17: Benny Benassi. Push me and then just touch me so I can get my…

Just announced: STEVE AOKI. He threw a cake in my face on LDOC.  He’s a Duke fan, so Santa will not be attending.



Thursday 5.15: Tchami



5/17 Benny Benassi @Echostage

5/20 Mo (with the slash thing) @Uhall (SOLD OUT)

5/22 KOAN SOUND and Minnesota @ Howard Theater

6/1 T-Pain (I only want to go if he does “I’m on a boat”)

6/4 Kygo @UHall (SOLD OUT)

6/06 La Roux @9:30

6.07 Phoenix @Echostage (SOLD OUT)

6/8 Mothership Tour in Baltimore

6/10 MS MR @9:30 (SOLD OUT)

6/14 Eric Prydz @ Echostage

6/16 The Knocks @ 9:30

6/19 A-Trak @9:30

6/21 Treasure fingers @ UHall

6/25 Skream @ UHall

6/25 Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap

6/26 the Thank you Festival @Merriweather- Tiesto, Krewella, A&B, and whhhyyyy isss this on a thursday motherfuckers.

6/28 Gareth Emery @Echo

6/29 AVICII @ Jiffy Lube Live

7/13 Neon Trees and Smallpools @9:30

7/24 Flume @ 9:30 (SOLD OUT)

7/26 US Air Guitar Championships @ 9:30

8/1 Mad Decent W/ Dillon, diplo, wolgang gartner, trippy turtle, flux, sleigh bells, etc.

8/13 Linkin Park @Jiffy Lube Live

Make dem bun cakes…4/28-5/03

we mash up the bass turn up the place and make some schoolboy run..

Oh, you think your vegas #selfies are cool? well we can’t compete. I couldn’t use my phone most of the time because I thought I was a cat.

but…moving on:


Tuesday 4/29: Jack Beats. Not my ideal Tuesday night but couldn’t get Chvrches tickets. might just watch frozen instead.

Wednesday 4/30: Harry Kondabolu. Sold Out. Also dunno who he is. Okay googled him: he’s a comedian. Its not even music. Wtf.

ALSO Wendesday 4/30: Lane 8! Ajunadeep, if you’re not familiar.

Thursday 5/01: Pegboard Nerds! You know them. They remix ALL the things.

Friday 5/02: Walker & Royce. Deep House. Like…really fucking deep.

Saturday 5/03: Tensnake. House. They have a neat remix of Friendly Fires, a band I was obsessed with in High School. I’d go.


9:30 Club

Teusday and Wednesday 4/29-30: CHVRCHES (SOLD OUT). I’ll be a thorn in your side till you die. I bet you a stubhub ticket that they show up at UHall on Wednesday after lane 8. Any takers?



Friday 5/02: Thomas Gold and Fehrplay. I mean… fuck yeah.

They just announced Afrojack. I saw him in Rome in 2011 in this giant marble coliseum thing. There was so much cocaine and so many fur coats. Afrojack himself was less memorable. I woke up at 7am on the trevi fountain. Good times.



Suriously. Nobody cares.



Thursday 5/01 3lau. I wonder if he, deadmau5, and r3hab have some sort of secret society.


The Sylvie-wants-see-go-to-all-of-these List

4/30 Lane 8 @ Uhall

5/8 Haerts @ UHall

5/10 Chromeo @ UHall (SOLD OUT DOE)

5/10 Sweetlife @Merriweather (SOULD OUTT)

5/10 Carnage and GTA @Echostage (JAMES NEEDS FRIENDS EVERYONE SHOULD GO. But also chromeo and sweetlife are sold out so…)

5/17 Benny Benassi @Echostage

5/20 Mo (with the slash thing) @Uhall (SOLD OUT)

6/4 Kygo @UHall (SOLD OUT)

6/06 La Roux @9:30

6.07 Phoenix @Echostage

6/10 MS MR @9:30

6/16 The Knocks @ 9:30

6/19 A-Trak @9:30

6/25 Ben Folds @ Wolf Trap

6/26 the Thank you Festival @Merriweather- Tiesto, Krewella, A&B, and high school kids on summer vacay!!

6/28 Gareth Emery @Echo

7/13 Neon Trees and Smallpools @9:30

7/24 Flume @ UHall

8/1 Mad Decent W/ Dillon, diplo, wolgang gartner, trippy turtle, flux, sleigh bells, etc.

8/13 Linkin Park @Jiffy Lube Live


and we will end your week just like a sunday

This Post-Coachella Week 4/21-28

Guys. Coachella.


Damian Marley showed up in Skrillz’s set, and Pharrell brought in Usher, Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes. During Glitch Mob, the dude next to me ask if I could help him find his face. On 4/20 at 4:20 we were at showtek and I think everyone in the audience lit up joints at the same time. DJ Hanzel was strange and mind blowing (plus we were tripping nutz so…) and Zedd was at Coachella the same night as he was in Vegas. How fun was that? He played this and we all linked arms and sang it really loudly:


Dillon francis is at Duke RIGHT MEOW. woah.





Wednesday 4/23: Claude Von Stroke- His first track was called “deep throat”. I hope I have you convinced.


Thursday 4/24: Factory Floor- post industrial drum and bass. Weird, groovy, really European.


Friday 4/25: Art Department. At Coachella but we missed it for Alesso. Some sweet house DJs, but sadly not free before 11. $20.


Saturday 4/26: MK at Bliss. This one is free before 11! And I only know Will Eastman, but no idea what this MK at Bliss is about…


Sunday 4/27: Survival and Homemade Weapons. The latter is a drum and bass DJ from DC, the former I know nothing about except that it is exceedingly difficult to google.


9:30 Club

Thursday 4/24: Galantis- Evidently one of the best breakout performances at Coachella, it’s supposed to be an unbelievable show. One of them did production for Miike Snow. Talented Bros. 30 doll hairs. If I hadn’t just gone to California, I’d totally go.



Friday 4/25 Borgore and Chuckie- James REALLY ReAlLy really rEaLlY wants you to go.



Thursday 4/24 Rebecca and Fiona w/Nause


Here is what I am looking forward to:

TomorrowWorld Line up comes out Thursday!

Lane 8 @uHall, 4/30

Ferhplay @Echostage, 5/2

Sweetlife @ Merriweather, 5/10

Carnage @ Echostage, 5/10

MO @Uhall, 5/20

Kygo @Uhall, 6/04

Phoenix @ Echostage, 6/07

A-Trak @9:30, 6/19

Flume @Uhall, 7/24

Mad Decent @ Merriweather, 8/1


Peace, Love, Buy Coachella Presale.

Mashup Mondays Vol. 1

I usually avoid mashups. This is a small collection of mashups that I’ve recently discovered to be really successful. The first is two of my favorite songs ever, and results in an equally  fantastic singular track. We slow it down a little with the Kygo cover, but the rest are dance your pants off kinds of things.

If I can get into this, maybe mashup mondays can be a thing.