Watch: D.C.’s Beautiful Swimmers Get Funky At Europe’s Dekmantel Festival

By Joe Warminsky

Beautiful Swimmers, 2016 Dekmantel Festival

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Get ready for a dad-joke groan: Not all the beautiful swimmers are in Rio this week. D.C. dance-music duo the Beautiful Swimmers was in Europe recently for Amsterdam’s annual Dekmantel Festival — one of the primary tastemaking events on the European summer scene — and buzz about the performance was strong. (It’s hardly the first time they were on the bill.) There’s evidence: a joyously funky one-minute clip on Instagram that features a mix of Sheila E.’s “Love Bizarre.” (The bearded one is Andrew Field-Pickering, aka Maxmillion Dunbar, and the one in the black T-shirt is Ari Goldman.) For an extra taste of what the Swimmers are generally up to, here’s a mix they did for the Dekmantel organization:

The duo is back in D.C. this weekend, for a show at Flash nightclub on Aug. 13, followed by a performance on Aug. 20 at the Petworth Summer Jam series with DJs from D.C.’s 1432R label.