Normally, I blog about an event the day after, but I partied last weekend at Deep Sugar till 5 in the morning; slept most of the day and Monday was an exceptionally lazy day. By no means am I a slacker, but as a freelance writer/artist, I make my own schedule. So you know what that means? I can live it up on the weekends (and weekdays if I want) with no regret, but I must say, there is nothing like a night/morning at Deep Sugar.
I hadn’t been to Deep Sugar in quite some time, considering I had moved to Los Angeles, and prior to my move, I was living all the way in Germantown (crazy far from Baltimore.) But I knew that since I had moved back to Maryland and had already had my night of dancing at U Street Music Hall’s Red Fridays, I would have to venture to downtown Baltimore and get in my monthly fix of Deep Sugar. And boy, did I ever!
Bringing my mom with me for the first time (we had never been out dancing together, it was a new experience) we made the 15 minute drive to the Paradox. My mom, being cautious of finding parking, decided we should get there right at 11pm. And…we did. Normally I don’t go early unless I have to, but it was nice seeing Lisa Moody already getting warmed up. Shortly after some great funky tracks, the room began to slowly fill as people from all different backgrounds, ages, sizes, and even fashion choices made their way onto the dance floor.
Let me tell you, Deep Sugar is truly an experience! You can try to be a wallflower and bop your head to the music, but trust me, you’re gonna wanna dance. Sweat, sweat, sweat! I can’t even tell you how soaked my shirt was. It was so wet, I had to take it off and wear my tank while jumping up and down, smiling, and getting lost in the infectious house.
From classics to tribal to soulful to deep to tech to gospel, Lisa and Nate played all types of house!
If you’re looking for some pure house and you happen to be in the vicinity of the DMV (DC.MD.VA,) then you need to check out Deep Sugar. Held at Baltimore’s legendary nightclub The Paradox on the second Saturdays of every month, Deep Sugar is a fabulous event hosted by the Deep Sugar Family. It’s a big family, but the lovely Girl Squad Ultra Nate and Lisa Moody hold it down in the main room.
Not only did I have such an amazing time (as usual,) but I met some cool people (lots of dancers) and passionate house junkies. Everyone comes with a vibe that is just all about the music. Every now and then you might sense an attitude, but once a certain track comes on, someone’s frown is turn upside down into a joyous smile. It’s hard to be upset when you get lost in the spirit of house. My mom and I even shed a few tears while dancing and getting lost in the spirit of some of our favorite gospel house tracks.
So, with all that being said (sorry for the lengthiness,) I must say that if you want to experience house music on the East Coast and don’t want to make a trek to New York, then check out Deep Sugar @ The Paradox. From 11pm to 6am the morning, come early and till dawn (like I did,) or come whenever you want and still dance till dawn. Haha, you can’t resist the enigmatic atmosphere of the dancefloor chanting your name.
Hope to see you next month at Deep Sugar. Save the date: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 with OSUNLADE. Yes, Osunlade. I can’t wait!
Today has been a lazy Sunday. Taking into consideration I danced till 5 in the morning at Deep Sugar (monthly house music event in Baltimore @ The Paradox,) I think a relaxing day is well-deserved before the weekly grind begins. Continue reading
It’s been a few days since I’ve actually been able to enjoy some new music, sit down, and share it with you on this blog. I literally just drove all the way across country; Los Angeles to Baltimore, Maryland….and now I’m on this journey of self discovery, trying to make my dreams as a writer come true and moving to New York (or staying here in DC and making life epic). Hey, I just graduated college, so I have the right to be a nomad and figure life out!
Everything I mentioned above probably deserves another post, but I can say I’m happy to be back on the East Coast and I’m anxious to go dancing! Speaking of dancing, French Horn Rebellion’s single “Girls” is such a great track to dance to, but the Chicago-based production from Rogue Vogue is truly one for the voguers.
Honey, if you love to vogue, shake your butt, and vogue some more, then you’ll love this track! The cover photo is so 80s, and the chords truly reminds me of an 80s jam. But you know what? It’s fabulous! So honey, you bettah work!!!!
Due to the flakiness of how people can be out here in Los Angeles, sadly I didn’t get the chance to go house dancing last night. And right about now, I’m really missing the Deep Sugar family in Baltimore and just the entire house scene in DC and New York. But I digress, at least I can still enjoy house I find on the web and listen to every day.
So to make up for not being able to go house dancing last night, I’m going to be blogging an insane amount today; please bare with me.
Alright, so now that we have established that, let’s kick off things with some great music by Duke Dumont. If you haven’t heard of Duke Dumont, then maybe “The Giver” will ring a bell. No, I’m not talking about the exceptional book by L.S. Lowry, but what I am talking about is an awesome deep house track by London based producer Duke Dumont. “The Giver” has been featured in quite a few podcasts and you might have heard the Tiga Remix as well.
Peep out the original track “The Giver” and the Tiga Remix. But if you want some fresh new music that has a 90s vibe, then you should really check out his new track called “Need U (100%)” and get lost in it. It’s got this ultra 90s sound and it feels like it could be a scene out of The Night at the Roxbury. Seriously, it’s ultra 90s house music and yet again Duke Dumont shows us why he is awesome!