Kollektive and DJ Rekha in DC this Weekend
I think this is going to be one of those New York-comes-to DC Desi weekends, unheard of almost here in Washington. First is, what I hope will become a regular event, Kollektiv DC, which features some of my favorite dj's spinning desi influenced drum-and-bass, breaks, and electronica, at DC's Bossa Lounge (Adams Morgan) this Friday. Kollektiv DC this time around is the official release party for Dhamaal Soundsystem's latest EP Transitions and will feature JANAKA SELECTA | from the Dhamaal Soundsystem (SF), Zakhm (Mutiny), dk/bollygirl (avaaz), dimmsummer (ethnotechno.com), and DC's own Vishal Kanwar on the paint and canvas. Bossa Lounge is located on 2463 18th Street NW in Adams Morgan and there will be a 10 dollar cover charge.
And then, as if the fun could not stop, the first ladies DJ collective, are throwing a DESI party on Saturday April 30th, featuring Basement Bhangra's DJ Rekha, on the ones and twos at the Black Cat club located at 1811 14th street. I think this is an all ages show and tickets for this will be $8 in advance (at the blackcat or at ticketmaster) or 10 dollars at the show. I went last year, and quite honestly this was one of my favorite parties of the year. The crowd is atypical, which will probably include lots of hipsters, and the music is hip-hop, bhangra, and reggae.
If you are in DC, make sure you check out at least one of these shows.