Dance Club is a LGBTQ & BIPOC positive event celebrating Washington DCs unique sounds and robust, experienced dance floors. We are here to have a good time.
Since 2005, Baronhawk has served as an Artistic Director, DJ, and producer for Urban Artistry Inc., a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. In partnership with U Street Music Hall, he has opened for artists such as: Disclosure, Oscar G, Grandmaster Flash and local DC legend Sam “The Man” Burns. As an active member of “The NeedlExchange” (a DC based, queer DJ collective) he’s hosted and opened for artists such as Honey Soundsystem, DJ Harvey, Horse Meat Disco, Honcho and Honey Dijon. Due to his background in competitive dance culture, Baronhawk earned opportunities to play at respectable events such as: “The Book of Styles” (DC), “Think Big Battle” (Denmark), “Who Can Roast The Most” (DC), and the USA qualifier for the “Flow Mo Anniversary.” While working as an Assistant Manager at The Record Exchange, he began collecting vinyl, CDs and other forms of media, gaining a deep respect for the art of digging.”
Joyce brings an essential sonic diversity to any dance floor. As co-owner of the imprint 1432 R, she’s been responsible for contributing to the production of some of the world’s most adventurous and fearless dance music. Not only does every release benefit from her approval, but the iconic graphic nature of the labels artwork and visual content can be attributed to her razor sharp illustration skills, as she constructs them herself with a careful consideration.
Joyce also curates Extended Family DC, a DJ mix series focusing on selectors from the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area. It compulsively centers itself around diversity and pride in her hometown and its surrounding areas. The diversity of the mixes presented range from various forms of electronic, punk, rock, ambient, jazz, hip hop, and everything in between.
Her work has been featured in publications such as the Fader, National Public Radio, FACT mag, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, the Truants blog and Pitchfork.
While honor, pride, with a dash of sass can be expected from any of her projects, all parties curious about working with Joyce must value the principles of radical acceptance, fierce experimentation, dedicated fellowship, and deliberate activism. Any stoicism shall always be rewarded with a quality production that carries a fierce attention to detail and professionalism.
Expect Joyce to be hopeful, unburdening, playful, and reverent.
Tommy C. is a Washington DC-based DJ and member of Dance Club and TNX. Tommy is also a resident at Trade, a frequent selector at DC’s many late night spots, and the Camp Director of the after-hours stages at the Honcho Summer Campout, which takes place each August in Pennsylvania.