“The combination of tech house, deep house, and nu disco in one night works out in a pretty awesome way—-vibes and energy tonight will be deep, sexual, and weird,” says Adams Morgan resident Morgan Tepper, aka DJ Lxsx Frxnk, about tonight’s Lost and Sound party at U Street’s Velvet Lounge. DJs Chris Nitti and Matthew “Mr. Bonkerz” Lipsit started the biweekly Tuesday party at the start of the summer to mix disco and deep house to “create a unique, weird sound and see how people reacted.” U Street Music Hall co-owner Will Eastman recently spun at the party, which has regularly packed the venue’s cramped dance floor.
Nu disco differs from its ’70s predecessor in that it’s a slower and percussively stronger sound, which allows it to blend well with the heavier edges of deep house. All the DJs on tonight’s lineup, which also includes Nicole “Spaceagent” Patten, contribute to Eastman’s Blisspop blog. Tepper says, “we’re huge music nerds, digging for new forward-looking sounds.”
Tonight, Chris Nitti says to expect DJs “playing all the strange and wonderful music we love, without compromise.” Lxsx Frxnk’s promo mix gives us a preview of tonight’s soundtrack, and it sounds like a combination of Aeroplane, Maya Jane Coles, Maceo Plex, and the Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Lost and Sound takes place from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Velvet Lounge, 915 U St. NW. Free.