3/5 Roaring Twenties Speak Easy- Trei Hill HOST
Trei Hill is a Germantown, Maryland native having worked in the local entertainment industry professionally since 2009. Mr Hill began performing in D.C. Hip hop shows with local artists and from the DMV was able to stretch his talents out to stages in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Austin TX (South by Southwest Festival) to name a few. While obtaining a BFA in Digital Film Making and Video Production, he also performed as a host, videographer, and "hype man" for events and rap artists such as StefisDope, Mr Cheeks, Tricky Dice, and Rae Shine. Most recently Trei coordinates shows with DC's Tropicalia and Lucky 7 Music Group, produces music videos, and works as a production assistant on major film sets in the DC area (Veep, House of Cards, Adidas, Point of Honor, Turn). His signature "fun" and positive vibes have a contagious effect that so dominate any venue he has a mic. Check him and DJ Hypnotic doing their Maestro-Thang with Tropicalia's awesome Roaring Twenties Throwback event March 5th!
Official FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/453442701475840
The gang is getting back together. YES, queens: the singular Dioni Rey is making an extra-special, cross-country guest appearance to reunite the Butch Queen Triumvirate, and we are celebrating by bringing the party back to Tropicalia!
Our last go at Tropicalia was maybe our best -- you don't want to miss this one. As always, we will be DJ'ing hip hop, house, 90s jams, trap, vogue house, b’more, electro, and more.
So whether you're butch or a queen, girl or boy, homo or hetero -- or something in between -- you better get your good-looking self down to Topicalia on Saturday, March 7th. Booties start dropping at 10:00pm.
BUTCH QUEEN: REUNITED!
w/ DJs Dioni Rey, Kris Sutton & Sam Blodgett
Tropicalia, 2001 14th St. NW
**flyer by the inimitable Ben Wall**
Official FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/829789517095244
$15 ADV / $18 DOS
Quantic Presents - 45 rpm, a North American Tour. Musician, Producer and DJ Selector Will Holland, aka Quantic, returns to the road to present a month long North American tour — devoted to the beloved 45 rpm record.
Will Holland has been traveling with a box of 45’s under his arm since beginning his DJ career at the age of 16. Now, with over 18 studio albums and countless singles, he’s hitting the road to spin his unique sound of tropical-soul and sub-bass laden polyrhythm.
Spinning a mix of original material, personally cut on dub plates by Holland himself, and a choice selection of tunes culled from a lifetime of crate digging, he’ll be filling up dance floors in 18 cities across North America from March 11th - April 5th.
Known for his devotion to analogue recording-techniques and creative, postmodern studio sessions, Holland wanted to highlight the humble vinyl disc which has kept dance floors alive since their conception in 1949. ‘The simplicity of the format of a 45 makes for a objective approach to music’ says Holland, ‘the 45 is the music lover’s choice— short and sweet, rich and telling.’ The 45 has forever been linked with the dance floor; whether in the cover-up label dances of the Northern Soul era, or Reggae-era specials spinning on Jamaican speaker stacks, or, with the chart topping singles of the 80’s pop era. With the rise in interest and sale of vinyl in the past few years and an all-around appreciation for vinyl, Holland will be offering an exclusive limited edition 45 for sale throughout the tour.
Sinkane plays soul music! A truly universal sound, uniting rhythm and styles from our world over to help you move, relate, and be.
Electric Cowbell Label boss DJ Crown Vic opens with all-vinyl set of "Weird World."
A Live One is excited for its upcoming show in Washington for what is going to be an epic night run at Tropicalia!
$10 at the door
The JukeBox Indie Music Concert is a one of a kind event bringing genres such as hip-hop, R&B, Rock and Comedy together on the same night. Artists were selected according to their grind. Powered by 20Bello, The creator of the DMV Music Movement and a long time artist, promoter, director and author with over 15 years of DC music scene Experience. Partnered with Jag Money an upcoming artist and promoter with such success as "The Dream Team", "Paid In Full" and other theme shows. Guaranteed to be a night worth remembering. Advance tickets are $10, $15 at the door. Email email@example.com for further information.
$15 ADV // $18 DOS
Tal National, formed in the year 2000, is a West African phenomenon. The band is from Niamey, the capital city of Niger. Niger is West Africa’s largest nation, and one of the world’s poorest. Resting between Mali and Nigeria, and not far from Ghana, it enjoys a greatly varied mix of cultures and ethnicities, all richly steeped in music. Hence it is no stranger to highlife music, kora music, afrobeat, while giving the world ‘Tuareg Blues’ and its own brand of hip hop. Now Tal National is bringing something entirely new to the table, and Niger is growing increasingly unified in their passion for what the band has to offer. Through this joyously hypnotic, highly unique contribution to West African guitar music with lightning-fast rhythms and a rotating cast of vocalists, the history of Niger can be heard as a cultural crossroads along ancient trade routes. Collected within the former French colony can be found Songhai, Fulani, Hausa, and Tuareg populations, all of whom are represented in Tal National’s members. Their concert material combines original songs with new arrangements of West African folk songs, themes of which deal with love, tolerance, peace, feminine beauty, and the woman's physical dance expression based on traditional African rhythms. The band is driven by the charismatic, forward-thinking bandleader, Hamadal “Almeida” Moumine, who also teaches at the local SOS Children's Village twice a week, serves as a judge in local courts, and had a successful soccer career before becoming Niger’s best-loved guitarist.