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DJ Dee Clark at Culture Coffee Too: Anyone who says DC is not a city of music doesn’t listen like Dee Clark does. The 53-year-old DJ grew up in a Washington home filled with stacks of eclectic records – disco, funk, pop, soul – that made her world feel big. When she finally ventured into the District’s nightlife scene as a teenager in the ’80s, she danced to ecstatic house music at the Club House on some nights, slamming into punk shows on others. Then, in the late 90s, when Clark first encountered jungle and drum-n-bass music, she felt all of her musical interests charge her at once: “Hip-hop, reggae, pop songs, R&B, jazz, everything – I heard every genre in the jungle and drum-n-bass, ”says Clark.“ It changed my life again. ”About a quarter of a century later, Clark now finds himself touring. alongside a new generation of DJs fascinated by the rhythmic rush of classic drum-n-bass.On a recent night of dancing at the Eaton Hotel with Black Rave Culture – a powerful new trio of DJs from the district: Amal, James Bangura and DJ Nativesun – dozens of young partiers couldn’t believe what they heard. “When I’m around these kids, they have no idea my age,” Clark says with a laugh. “They don’t. don’t know I’m old enough to be their mother. ” 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free.


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