Extended Family Promises Monthly DJ Sets From D.C. Electronic Artists

By Ally Schweitzer


D.C. electronic label 1432 R made its debut in 2014 with three intriguing releases from Ethiopian artists, and now label co-founder Joyce Lim is getting to work on another promising project: Extended Family, a monthly mix series produced by D.C. electronic artists.

The inaugural mix comes from (my friend) Mike Petillo, one half of D.C. production team Protect-U, and it reps D.C. with cuts from local producer Ben Jenkins and a handful of releases on District imprint Peoples Potential Unlimited.

Extended Family promises a fresh mix on the fourth of each month, with the larger goal of promoting D.C.’s diverse electronic music scene. From the project’s website:

Despite the cumbersome red tape that binds Washington D.C., the city has managed to cultivate a rich and long history of music that has grown organically, insistently. It has now become abundantly clear that a cluster of electronic musicians in the District of Columbia are responding to influences of house, techno, and experimental electronic works with open ears and a fresh delivery. Extended Family is a mix series that gathers these voices into a cohesive project: a chronicle of the vibe.

Let the chronicling begin. Stream Petillo’s moody mix, “Frog in the Coffee Pot,” below, and keep up with Extended Family at extendedfamilydc.com.

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