City Paper is not for tourists
U Street Music Hall has handpicked a variety of local, national, and international electronic artists to provide the soundtrack for the Union BBQ coming to Union Market’s Dock 5 on June 14. Among the headliners: Jamie xx of the xx; Canadian hip-hop remixer Kaytranada; and a DJ set from Animal Collective‘s Deakin and Geologist.
In anticipation of the music and street food festival, 10 of the local performers have released exclusive previews of their Union BBQ mixes. Click play below to hear contributions from Nadastrom & Sabo, Tittsworth, Jen Lasher, UHall owner Will Eastman, DJ Lisa Frank, Caleb L’Etoile, Steven Faith, aLamont, Harry Ransom, and Ken Lazee. Throughout the nearly seven-hour mix, you’ll hear samples from Bill Withers and James Blake, upbeat percussion-heavy sections, and haunting, robotic vocals on top of pulsing synths.
After you’ve enjoyed the mammoth preview, buy your tickets to Union BBQ here.