Now bringing the party-rock to more people than ever before, D-Mac has hand-selected a roster of highly-skilled & experienced professional associate DJs ready to bring that dancefloor heat to your wedding, private party, or corporate event. Perfectly complementing their mobile experience, these are locally & nationally-recognized DJs & producers rocking some of your favorite DC nightspots—Marvin, Café Saint-Ex, Dodge City, Eighteenth Street Lounge, U Street Music Hall, and The Wonderland Ballroom—every week!
No other mobile team in the DC area can say this. No one.
From opening for James Brown to making people boogie into the late hours at that awesome house party you were at last month (the one you still can’t stop talking about), these guys are the cream of the crop. Collectively, they’ve got decades of experience at a wide range of events & locations. From providing an elegant, unique & well-selected soundtrack for cocktails & dinner to working a dancefloor into a frenzy, these DJs can do it all.
Also known as Rockmaster Rus B, Russell Belicek is one half of DC funksters All Good Funk Alliance, co-owner of the Funk Weapons record label and blog.
[Also my wife Katie’s second favorite DJ. He played our wedding and absolutely crushed it!]
Besides DJing in clubs and rocking weddings, Rusty B aka Russell Belicek also records music with his partner Frank Cueto in the band the All Good Funk Alliance and runs 2 different record labels Funk Weapons and Baffin Island Beat Brigade and helps run Super Hi-Fi. Currently a resident at Eighteenth Street Lounge and Dodge City, he also DJs around the world playing everywhere from Vancouver to Australia or wherever the funk groove is needed. Whether that’s opening for the godfather of soul James Brown, rocking a crowd of thousands at a summer festival, or just helping 50 headz get sweaty in a dank basement bar.
Rusty B’s blog posts | Rusty B. in-depth
There are too many records in the world to stick to one style and DJ Stylus embraces that in his party-rocking philosophy. Dubbed The Vibe Conductor by his fans, Stylus takes a tight hip-hop approach to mixing and applies it to a palette of tunes from overlooked classics to the newest progressive electronic sounds, connecting the soulful elements of his selections to inspire dance floors. With extensive multi-genre fluency, DJ Stylus creates musical narratives that are nuanced, compelling, ambitious and far-ranging. Catch him with Deep Sang (above) and Meistro (below) at the Sol Power party, running biweekly at Tropicalia.
Stylus’ blog posts | Stylus in-depth
DJ Stereo Faith
DJ Stereo Faith has been sending club-goers into a frenzy with his signature style of DJing, since the mid-1990’s. The Washington City Paper calls him “a straightforward party starter.”
As one half of Baltimore’s Taxlo, named by Blender magazine as “Best Party in America,” he’s played alongside world-renown DJs such as Diplo, Switch, Craze, Klever, Boys Noize, Tittsworth, DJ Sega, 9th Wonder, Prince Paul, Treasure Fingers, Annie Mac and many, many more. Stereo Faith maintains club residencies in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Stereo Faith’s blog posts | Stereo Faith in-depth
In his own words, Marc has been “runnin’ tings in Washington, DC since forever.” With monthly residencies at Wonderland Ballroom (since 2004), Café Saint-Ex (since 2006), and Napoleon (since 2007), and most recently the biweekly Sol Power party at Tropicalia with the aforementioned Deep Sang and DJ Stylus (dropping afrobeat, latin jams, Brazilian grooves, house, disco and funk), you can be assured Meistro’s got ample crates & skills.
Meistro’s blog posts | Meistro in-depth
Jason Brown aka DJ Jayclue is a well seasoned DJ/Producer with over 15 years experience behind the decks. Having played many different venues across the US, Western Canada, Australia and New Zealand over the years, Jay Clue knows how to move a dance floor. Always the DJ to avoid being pigeonholed to a particular genre of music, Jay is know to move seamlessly through Hip-Hop, Mid-tempo Funk and Soul, Breaks, Dancehall, Reggae, Disco, Latin, Swing, Balkan, House, DnB and everything between. As a producer, Jason is 1/3 of the quickly rising production team known as Qdup Foundation. Over the past several years Qdup have made a mark on the Funky Breaks and Nu Funk dance scene’s with top selling releases on Bombstrikes, Goodgroove, and their own Qdup Records imprint. Having remixed the likes of Fort Knox Five, Nappy Riddem, Basement Freaks, Danny Massure, Thunderball, Audit and Normski, DJ Love and Ursula1000 they have secured themselves a spot as one of the most in demand artists for remixing friends of the funk.
Jayclue’s blog posts | in-depth
DJ KC is a native Washingtonian who works as a research manager by day, and moves hearts and backsides by night. KC has lived in New York City and Kathmandu and traveled to every continent except Antarctica but friends, family and a love for DC keeps bringing him back home. Music is KC’s passion and he’s been blessed by success just doing what he loves best: DJing with friends here in Washington.
Passion for music, deep knowledge, and an unabashed love for DC; that’s KC.
Strictly vinyl DJ, champion selector, and owner of the best record store in Washington, DC, used and otherwise, Som Records.
A Florida native, Neal Becton was raised in Atlanta, GA and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia.
Neal started DJing in 1990 while maintaining careers in hotel management and journalism. He gave his life over completely to vinyl when he opened his own record store in 2003. His personal collection is formidable, to say the least; he currently owns more than 14,000 records. With those kinds of deep crates, no style of music is beyond his grasp.
Got his start at Washington DC’s famous State of the Union club in the early 90’s. Hosted “Around the World in 80 Beats” on XM Satellite Radio for over two years. Has DJed in Madrid, Auckland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York at that great house party you went to in Mount Pleasant back in ’95. Venues played include the 9:30 Club, Nation, Metro Cafe, Black Cat Club, State of the Union, Science Club, The Bayou, Zanzibar, Bossa, Taste of DC and many more.
[Neville C. also played a killer set of classic soul cuts at my own wedding and got the dancefloor jumping. What more proof do you need?]
Neville C’s blog posts | Neville C. in-depth
The Pinstriped Rebel
Les Talusan, also known as The Pinstriped Rebel, has a vast and eclectic collection of pop, indie, and underground hits, as well as rare, obscure gems that can help craft a uniquely personal sound for your event. A professional DJ with 16 years worth of experience, Les is known for her perfectly crafted mixes and commitment to artistic excellence. Les is currently a resident DJ at DC-based clubs The Black Cat, Marx Café, and is Sulu DC’s resident DJ.
The Pinstriped Rebel spins an eclectic and fun mix of music, maintaining the highest quality control across a freeform blend of soul, funk, deep house, and old school hip-hop, even throwing in some 80s freestyle and the occasionally obscure pop gem.
The Pinstriped Rebel’s blog posts | The Pinstriped Rebel in-depth
DC native Kevin Coombe aka DJ Nitekrawler has had his hands in many aspects of music. A DJ career spanning more than a decade, label ownership/licensing (through which he’s worked with such notable industry icons as Kenny Dope, Prince Paul, Jazzman Records, People’s Potential Unlimited, and Numero Group), music research for his growing online DC music archive DC Soul Recordings, and exposure from large media sources such as NPR’s Morning Edition & Modern Luxury Magazine, have informed his development into a well rounded and versatile DJ. His long running residencies have spanned a variety of DC hot spots including Wonderland, Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, Marvin, and Eighteenth Street Lounge. He’s also regularly booked to rock parties across the US, from NYC to Texas.
In the words of the Washington Post, “DJ Nitekrawler has getting crowds to dance down to a science.”
Nitekrawler’s blog posts | Nitekrawler in-depth
Micah Vellian is the moniker of DC-based, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, and DJ Miguel Lacsamana. He is 1/3 of Washington, DC electronic music group, Volta Bureau. In 2011, the group’s single “Alley Cat” garnered airplay on BBC Radio1 from Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Toddla T.; and garnered major support from A-Trak, Afrojack, Avicii, Mike Skinner (The Streets), The Magician, Martin Solveig and Moguai, as well as staying on heavy rotation at Sirius-XM. Washington Post also included “Alley Cat” as one of the “Best D.C. Music of 2011.”
He has DJed and performed with bands at Napoleon, Marvin, Rock and Roll Hotel, Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, the Black Cat, 9:30 Club, 9:30 Club Backbar, and U Street Music Hall.
Micah Vellian’s blog posts | Micah Vellian in-depth
In 1993 DJ Atticus dedicated his life to playing underground dance music and hasn’t looked back since. He started with BreakBeats and then Ragga Jungle. Over the years he moved through to House, Hip-Hop, and Funk. Never being satisfied just blending records DJ Atticus learned to incorporate scratches and juggles into his sets. Also, he worked to break away from homogeneous blocks of the same beat by blending genres.
DJ Atticus is a mix master of all things banging. Heavy on the bass and riding on the rhythm with sick scratches DJ Atticus’ sets leave masses in a sweaty heap. Nothing is left off the table: DubStep, Electro, Hip-Hop and much more are packed into epic mixes.
Atticus’ blog posts | Atticus in-depth
Known for rocking crowds from coast to coast with his signature blend of disco, house, R&B, hip-hop, afrobeat, Latin, and funk, Jacob Talbot has been a mainstay of DC nightlife since his arrival in 2005. His parties and mixtapes have received critical acclaim from the Washington Post, Turntable Lab and SoulStrut, among others. Catch him at his numerous residencies in DC, including the always-awesome Sol Power party with Stylus and Meistro (see below), running biweekly at Tropicalia.
Please Note: Deep Sang will be saying a (hopefully temporary) farewell to DC as he’ll be heading off to graduate school in Michigan for the fall, 2012 semester. We wish him the very best of luck and hope to book him for the occasional event during his visits back home!