Sweat builds the bridges that people can’t. Bottle-service fist-pumpers who love hard electro kings Swedish House Mafia, Nike Foamposite-wearing hustlers who love Rick Ross, and Phoenix-loving indie kids are all regular sights at “Goodlife Tuesdays,” a weekly party at downtown hot spot Recess. Thrown by local promoters Rock Creek Social Club, the city’s most eclectic weekly celebrates its first anniversary tonight. There’s more hip-hop than electro, sure, and more R&B than dubstep, but resident DJ Jerome Baker III spins all four genres each week in exciting combinations. Tonight, he’ll be joined by top locals Stereo Faith, Spinser Tracy, and Tom Lim.
“Goodlife Tuesdays” doesn’t have a dress code, but the goal, Baker says, is “to look fly, whatever that means to you.” If the party’s vibe is racially and musically diverse, it’s definitely intentional. It “looks like a Benetton ad,” says Rock Creek Social Club’s Modele “Modi ” Oyewole.
That makes for a wild, unpredictable flavor: The party has seen punk-style mosh pits and “Teach Me How to Dougie” tutorials. When Wale performed his verse from Waka Flocka Flame‘s hit “No Hands” at the party last October, local DJ Dave Nada was inspired by the ridiculously jovial atmosphere to make a Baltimore club-style remix.
Tonight’s party should fill up rather quickly, so get there early. Not a fan of hip-hop, electro, indie rock, or R&B? Dangerously Delicious Pies will have a food truck parked outside. Kid Cudi and key lime? Nothing but a good time.
Update! DJ Alizay and Tasty Kabob were added to the bill.
The party starts at 10 p.m. Recess is at 727 15th St. NW. Free.