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Fatback’s Hopeful (& Grateful) Future

(Image Courtesy of Dakota Fine, Brightest Young Things)
The Fatback DJ’s would like to take a moment to thank all of you that came out last Saturday for our amazing 5 Year Anniversary/Grand Finale Party. The love that filled that building was intense and incredibly moving. We’d like to thank as well those who have come […]

Favorite Fatback Mix: XXXIX

About a year ago, the Fatback Spirits came down from Mount Bacon to grace us with a delicious mix in honor of our 4th Anniversary. While I enjoy each monthly mix for the unique combination of tunes and approaches that each one brings to the table, there was something about this one that caught me […]

Fatback DC Featured on The Scene DMV!!

Big thanks to The Scene DMV for this great profile of Fatback DC on their video blog. Check out the video of some good times from our January party at Dahlak.
See you all Saturday, February 16th at Liv for our 5 Year Anniversary/ Grand Finale!!
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Fatback Royalty: Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul

At its roots, Fatback’s musical sensibilities lean heavily on funk and soul; a couple of pretty general terms that can conjure up many different ideas for many people. But on everyone’s Venn diagram, Aretha Franklin resides smack dab in the union of those two fantastic circles.
The daughter of a preacher man, she first gained fame […]

This Saturday: Fatback Returns to its Roots at Dahlak!

We’re doing things a little different this month… Read on.
5 years ago, in a small Eritrean restaurant on U St called Dahlak, Fatback was born. Once a month, we’d clear the tables from the dining room, set up our turntables and dance until the windows fogged over. Drunk nightwalkers stumbling down from AdMo would peer […]

December 28th: KC & Steven Tear It Up at Tropicalia

Join KC & Steven at Tropicalia (14th & U Sts NW, below the Subway sandwich joint) on December 28th for some international flavored jams as they join the No BS Brass Band for a smokin’ show to heat up a midwinter’s night.
Early Doors: 8 PM
Show Starts: 9 PM
Cover: $5

Fatback Mix Vol. 49- Felines in Fir

Here’s a little something for your hips to work with through the holidays. Our old chums (James, Stevie, Michael, Otis…) left some familiar chestnuts, while some Fatback noobs dropped off some jams to make sure they got in before the New Year. We’ve even got some tunes for our friends celebrating the Festival of Lights.
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Fatback December 15th!

Hey Fatbackers! ‘Tis the season for egg nog, dreidels, the atrocious holiday albums that our parents love, Tumblr worthy sweaters , and of course, jams. I mean jams.
Come on down to Liv (11th & U Sts. NW) on Saturday the 15th and jingle your bells with us! Only three Fatbaxx left! Now’s your […]

Marvin Gaye Says, “Vote”.

A little electoral funk to warm your headphones while you stand in line.

Funk U Halloween Party @ Climax This Friday 10/26!!

Come on out to Climax Friday night for the free Funk U Halloween Party!! Fatback DJ’s KC & Steven will scare the funk out of you with help from our friends DJ Marius (The Norse Force) and DJ Omari. Extra points for your best costumes!!
The Funk Lineup
Omari - Future Funk
Marius from Norway - Global […]

Fatback Mix Vol. 46

When I was toddling around in my early youth, there was so much great music going on that I knew absolutely nothing about. My parents had jazz, “easy listening”, classical, AM radio rock… and the Redskins. My older sis had pop for days. But then there was all this funky, twitchy, synthesizer-y, jheri-curly stuff that I’ve […]

Saturday! Living Social Presents: Fatback’s Funk-A-Thon @ The Park

That’s right y’all! Living Social and Fatback have joined forces to throw a massive jammy jam, smack dab in the middle of your Saturday at DC’s swankiest swankery, The Park at Fourteenth.
It’s called the Funk-A-Thon and you are the celebrity Fun Raisers! We’ll be doing what you’ve come to love, just a whole lot more […]

Fatback Mix Vol. 43- June Jams

It’s a Third Week Thursday. You’re past that midweek hurdle, but have a few more punches on that darn clock to earn your weekend furlough. Saturday’s Fatback is now in sight, but you still have your (responsible breadwinner) pants on. What to do… what to do?
It’s time to juice those earbuds with some June Jams! […]

Saturday! Fatback: Proof that the Sky Burger Loves Us!

The image above is a panel from an ancient triptych depicting the epic origins of Fatback. A gift to humanity sent down from the Sky Burger, it laid idle & buried beneath 5 cent farecards, used tourist maps and half-smoke carcasses for several millennia until Fatback’s crack team of funk archaeologists exhumed it in order […]

Patrick & Steven spinning jams w/ Jahsonic & D-Mac @ 100 Party Tonight!

A spiced-up cocktail party with one hundred great people, a-m-a-z-i-n-g music…and a twist.
This is The One Hundred Party!
And this year every dollar spent will be helping Nick Fitzhugh finish his first feature film, STARBOARD LIGHT which means you all will be part of it!
Friday, May 4 (TONIGHT!)
9 pm - 3am