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  • 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…

  • The 8 Best Mixes of the Month

    The 8 Best Mixes of the Month

    In the first installment of The Best Mixes of the Month, critic Philip Sherburne runs down the best DJ mixes of January 2016.

  • 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…

  • Psycho Animus by Dawit Eklund

    Psycho Animus by Dawit Eklund

    By Philip Sherburne Washington, D.C.’s 1432 R label launched earlier this year with a record by an Ethopian artist, Mikael Seifu, that fused techno and ambient tropes with percussion and vocals from his native country. He’s back on the label’s second release with “Tuff Ruff”, an even more seamless merger of Ethiopian elements with Western club rhythms. But the…