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Back in 2012, DJ Sliink burst onto the underground music scene as an ambassador of Jersey club music, a frenetic derivative of the Baltimore scene that has its own palette of synth squeals, bed squeak sound effects, and rap samples. That summer, he teamed up with trendsetting New York producer Brenmar for “Bait,” a siren-filled club smash that chopped up and syncopated the vocals from the Wale song of the same name. Since then, Sliink has been playing clubs and festivals around the world, watching Jersey club and the larger EDM world evolve and expand. That evolution, as well as Sliink’s own growth as a producer, is evident on “Saint Laurent,” which teams Sliink with EDM godfather Skrillex and Wale. The producers fuse Jersey club, EDM, and trap rap into a seductive jam, and, in a sign of how far Sliink has come, the D.C. rapper contributes original vocals this time around. Read more>>> DJ Sliink performs at 9 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $10. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com. (Chris Kelly)
You’ll feel like you just got off the slopes at Shaw wine bar La Jambe. For the second year in a row they’re going with an apres-ski theme for the month of February. Visit from now through the end of the month to dry dishes and drinks inspired by an alpine environment including cheesy raclette ($18), boeuf bourguignon ($22), fondue for four people ($59), and French onion soup ($8). Pair dinner with a “Black Diamond” cocktail containing whiskey, Cap Corse aperitif, Green Chartreuse, Absinthe, and house-made smoke bitters ($11). The bar opens tonight at 5 p.m. La Jambe, 1550 7th St. NW, (202) 627-2988, lajambedc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
Dream pop duo Paperwhite perform at DC9. 8 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $12–$14.
Arena Stage continues its run of Sovereignty, written by Mary Kathryn Nagle, the story of a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction. 8 p.m. at 1101 Sixth St. SW. $56–$71.
Author Lesa Cline-Ransome discusses her new children’s book Before She Was Harriet, which chronicles the life and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman, at the Takoma Park Library. 7 p.m. at 101 Philadelphia Ave., Takoma Park. Free.
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