There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Engulfing his rapidly skipping programmed beats in an atmospheric haze, D.C.’s DJ Slant generates spacy mixes that show more of an affinity with ambient-textured dance-club stylings than with the hiphop and dancehall funkiness that his jungle-labeled music is often associated with. Slant, who recently began spinning wax every Monday at Bar Nun, will, along with London DJ Trace, Philly’s Karl K. & M.C. Dub 2, and locals the Deep Dish Boys, be bringing high-bpm “jungle under da starz” to the Capitol Ballroom’s new outdoor deck. They’re all part of the Buzz crew’s latest all-night party, “Sting,” with Dubtribe as well as a number of techno DJs from 10 p.m.-9 a.m. at the Capitol Ballroom, 1015 Half St. SE. $7-9. (202) 828-1984. (Steve Kiviat)