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  • New Life by Dawit Eklund

    New Life by Dawit Eklund

    “New Life” is a pitch-perfect tribute to sweaty mornings on the dancefloor – A review by Madison Bloom in Pitchfork

  • Rise by Dawit & Dolo

    Rise by Dawit & Dolo

    By Philip Sherburne No matter what selfish instincts may drive Capitol Hill these days, the collective spirit has always ruled D.C.’s music community: Just see the vast family tree of punk’s iconic Dischord Records, for example, or the extensive web of connections behind the Positive Force collective. In recent years, the same has proven to be true…

  • 10 house and techno producers to watch in 2016

    10 house and techno producers to watch in 2016

    As one of the co-founders of Washington D.C.’s 1432 R label, Dawit Eklund has done a lot to bring the music of the Ethiopian electronic community to wider attention. He’s also a mean producer himself, as his recent debut 12” for the label proves. Combining the breezy grooves of Theo Parrish with the woozy, sun-drenched…

  • Lies Are Chic by Dawit Eklund

    Lies Are Chic by Dawit Eklund

    By Philip Sherburne Surly sounds are rarely as invigorating—or even liberating—as they are on “Lies Are Chic”, the quick-stepping, shadow-boxing new jam from Dawit Eklund, co-founder of Washington, D.C.’s 1432 R. It’s all in that gnarly square-wave bassline, which doesn’t even sound like notes so much as an ellipsis made of snarls, or a string of pearls the…