Q&A: Fatback DJ Demystifies The DC Dance Scene (Yes, It Exists)
Pete Welsch has been DJing with the DC-based Fatback crew since 2006, and he's seen DC's dance scene move from scary rave music (thank you, Jesus) to a culture that embraces genres from all across the spectrum: garage rock, house, electro, etc. Wonkabout asked the funk/soul/boogaloo DJ to dish about DC nightlife and dance muzak.
Q: As a local DJ, what are your favorite dance nights in DC?
A: One of my absolute favorites is at the 18th Street Lounge -- Sam Burns. He's a deep house DJ, and he'll play current stuff and stuff that goes back 20 years. Even though it's on a Sunday, you get a diverse crowd.
Q: Where are some unexpectedly good DC dance venues?
A: Any place that has a decent bar and a decent sound system, I'm happy with. I like spaces where people have some room to dance, even though it's not necessarily a club, like Selam or Bourbon .... Dahlak is good, too.
Q: Where do you get your music?
Q: What songs have you been playing lately?