DJ D-Mac in the press.
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The late-night chats over bourbon at Bourbon return with guest Simon Jacobsen, an architect who was once the drummer in old Dischord Records band State of Alert (fronted by Henry Rollins). He is also the son of revered architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen (a pioneer in housing design who has made additions to the U.S. Capitol, among other projects). How’s that for a full life? Daryle Maciocha (a.k.a. DJ D-Mac) takes on the interview, which will cover modernism and music and dear ol’ Dad.
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For nearly a year, the Modernist Society has been combining its monthly DJ party at Bourbon with a discussion with people of note, including Josh Rushing of Al Jazeera International, photographer Richard Kern and “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” filmmaker Jeff Krulik. It’s intellectual discourse with drink specials. This month’s guest is local hipster-mogul Eric Hilton of the band Thievery Corporation, Eighteenth Street Lounge and ESL Music. Afterward: $3 brews and bourbon along with funk, soul and dub on the dance floor.
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The Modernist Society, the monthly “intelligent lounging” event at Bourbon (2321 18th St., NW; 202-332-0800), this week hosts Eric Hilton, co-owner of 18th Street Lounge and half of the DJ duo Thievery Corporation. He’ll participate in a Q&A and answer audience questions; [DJs D-Mac & Neville C.] will spin afterward. The free event starts at 9 PM.
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Liz & Eric didn’t want a traditional “wedding” DJ, so they hired DJ D-Mac, a.k.a. Daryle Maciocha [djdmac.com], who spins at local clubs. He played a mix of early ’90s hip-hop and ’80s and ’90s dance music.
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Listen up! DJ D-Mac fuses vintage soul and funk together with just enough hip-hop, disco, and Madchester to evoke a pleasant sense of déjà vu. Armed with an outsized record collection, DJ D-Mac appears frequently around Metro DC. For everyone else – fear not – just download Promophobia Vol. 2 and prepare to throw your next great party.
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In Washington, there is a particular trio of DJs who are helping to reshape exactly what a wedding DJ is. And there’s a very specific reason for that — they aren’t wedding DJs. You’re more likely to hear DJs Lil’ E, Neville Chamberlain and D-Mac spinning in hip bars like Cafe Saint-Ex, Bourbon or the Black Cat than in some fancy hall.
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By the middle of December, we’re dreaming of never, ever hearing "White Christmas" or "Silver Bells" again. Then someone like DJ D-Mac makes us realize that we don’t hate holiday music if it’s performed by Marvin Gaye, Minnie Riperton, James Brown or someone equally funky. D-Mac turns his monthly excursion into the corners of deep soul, funk and disco into a jumpin’ holiday party called the Christmas Soul Spectacular with plenty of cuts you’ve never heard but can sing along to. (Watch out if he drops Don Patterson’s incredible version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.") Yes, it’s on a weekend at Marvin, but this is one night worth braving the crowd.
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“I [...] trust Daryle Maciocha, a.k.a. DJ D-Mac not to play annoying techno or any of Mother’s music suggestions and to keep people dancing with a shake-it selection.”
Daily Candy recommends D-Mac at ESL – [visit site]
“Soul, funk, downtempo, Latin, and hip-hop spin at his second appearance at Eighteenth Street Lounge.”
BYT recommends Mod Soc – [visit site]
“Being huge fans of any event that simultaneously stimulates AND destroys our brain cells we were THRILLED to see the reimagined Modernist Society make its way back onto the last Thursday of the month scene as a debaucherous salon of sorts.”
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“We missed the free gin, but Brightest Young Things kids were there to steal our soul through wicked scenester photography, one of the Going Out Gurus gave the night the Post’s imprimatur, and everyone largely left us alone as we sat at the far end of the bar eating dinner. A+ would attend again.”
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“[The Modernist Society] is a new monthly event at Bourbon on 18th Street NW featuring a moderated interview and question-and-answer session with a person of note, bookended by DJs, dancing and an open-bar happy hour.”
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After a hiatus of several months, the Modernist Society returns to Bourbon tonight. The monthly salon has featured Q&As and cocktail chatter with such varied characters as Thievery Corporation/Eighteenth Street Lounge founder Eric Hilton, Marine-turned-Al-Jazeera English reporter Josh Rushing, edgy New York filmmaker Richard Kern, Pop Candy blogger Whitney Matheson and punk rocker-turned-architect Simon Jacobsen. This installment, timed to the new administration, features Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch, who will be tackling the topic of “Libertarian in the Age of Obama.” Bring your questions. The conversation — with audience participation — begins at 10, followed by funky soul music by DJ D-Mac. Doors open at 9, and selected bourbons are $4 all night.
Emily Becker [Venus Zine] loves Promophobia – [Promophobia Vol. 2 and prepare to throw your next great party.