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Two weeks till the Fatback 5 year blowout

With a mere two weeks to go until the final Fatback bash we have been spending every spare moment in training. Bacon in the morning. Bacon at night. Bacon toothpaste. Bacon underwear. Bacon weights in our shoes… you get the idea, BACON EVERYTHING. Last weekend the crew ventured out to a training camp deep in the Caucasus Mountains to study with our spiritual gurus. Here’s a clip of how it want down.

Fatback: The Last Bite

After five long years of bacon-infused, high-heart-rate dancing, the Fatback medical team has given us an ultimatum: cut back on the pork and partying or risk dying a deliciously, salty, sweaty, death on the dance floor. Naturally, we chose the latter, but at the insistence of loved ones and Fatbacks expected bid for the Presidency in 2016, we are going on a diet.

After February 2013, the Fatback DJs will no longer be convening our regular funkathon, held at Liv nightclub. We will celebrate the end of thismonthly tradition and the beginnings of new things for us at our annual birthday party, held February 16th. Join as we takeover the whole Liv/Bohemian Caverns building on 11th and U for one final, funky blow-out.

10pm - 3am
Saturday, Feb. 16th
2001 11th St. NW, Washington, DC
$10 Cover

RSVP on Facebook

A Stone Cold Fatback Jam

Just for you DC.

This Saturday: Fatback Returns to its Roots at Dahlak!

Fatback at Dahlak, January 19, 2013

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 in and wonder aloud (I quote) “What the f*ck is going on in there?!” Of course, you couldn’t blame them… After all, they were staring at a room of sweaty people smacking tambourines, wearing Mardi Gras masks and clapping in unified joy with the electric music that burned through the night air. Those were heady times, rich with purpose and perspiration. It was also contagious. As word spread the party grew in scale, outgrowing Dahlak and a larger venue before reaching the thousand person dimensions it now sustains. So as we prepare to put the Fatback party to rest in next month’s grand finale, we thought it fitting to do one more jam, lean and funky, at the place where it all started.

I mean to tell you, this month’s Fatback is gonna be something special… We’re looking for only the most dedicated, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, tambourine-shaking soul dancers who aren’t afraid to break a sweat and break it down. It’s a tight space and there won’t be any room for wall flowers. Quite literally.

Take a trip with us a few blocks west & a few calendars back and let’s do it like we used to.

IMPORTANT! We will be at Dahlak: 1771 U Street NW DC. The party is NOT at Liv this week.

Fatback at Dahlak (1771 U St NW)
January 19, 2013
10pm - 3am
$5 gets you through the portal and into special surprises all night.
RSVP on Facebook

ALSO we got this month’s mix cooked up by Sean Peoples. Wut! Wut!
http://www.mixcloud.com/sockets/fatback-mix-volume-50-mixed-by-sean-peoples/

Happy New Year! It’s 2013!

Welcome to the new year it’s time to replace that bogus Mayan calendar on your wall and get your funk motor warmed up for a new year of dancing. Let’s start it off the Fatback way with a stone cold jam from a band hailing from just across the river in Virginia and a dope remix / edit all the way from down under Australia!

The slamming OG version from 1976!

The remix from 2011.

This track is included in a recent mix from Fatback DJ KC.

http://www.mixcrate.com/mrkc/industry-rule-4180-243865

Hope to see you at the next and last two monthly Fatback events at Liv!

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.

Click to Download Fatback Mix Vol. 49- Felines in Fir

1. The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown (excerpt)- DJ John
2. Merry Christmas, Baby- Otis Redding
3. White Christmas- The Drifters
4. Cool Yule- Louis Armstrong
5. Run Rudolph Run - Chuck Berry
6. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix) - Johnny Mercer
7. What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder
8. Santa Claus - Wain Nelson
9. Christmas Boogie - Sugar Chile Robinson
10. Christmas Day - Detroit Junior
11. Reggae Christmas - The Gable School Choir
12. Richman For Christmas - Lady Saw
13. Dreidel - Erran Baron Cohen (feat. Jules Brookes)
14. Santa Claus and His Old Lady (excerpt) - Cheech & Chong
15. Up On The House Top - The Jackson 5
16. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) - Kay Starr
17. Motown Christmas - mojochronic
18. Everyones A Kid At Christmas Time - Stevie Wonder
19. Christmas Celebration - B.B. King
20. Xmas Baby - Riff Ruffin
21. House Of Klezmer (edit) - FAROFF
22. Hey America (It’s Christmastime) - James Brown
23. Soul Santa - Funk Machine
24. Little Drummer Bwoy- ARP
25. (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag [Thunderball Mix] - Kay Starr
26. Carol Of The Burgers - Voicedude
27. Blitzkrieg Santa (The Ramones vs. Michael Jackson) - Divide & Kreate
28. Whoville (Won’t Get Yuled Again) - mojochronic
29. Rudolph (You Don’t Have To Put On The Red Light) - mojochronic
30. Have a Merry Christmas - The Heavy Beat Crew

This Saturday, come on down to Fatback at Liv (11th & U Sts. NW DC) for more holiday jams in addition to our usual funky shenanigans. 10pm til your sleigh runs out of gas.

Fatback December 15th!

Hey Fatbackers! ‘Tis the season forĀ 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 chance to make it count!
10PM to 3AM
21+
Dress to shake it!

The Funk Hunt

A film for all the vinyl diggers out there.

It’s Fatback Mix 48 fool!

Two more hours of the funky jams you know you love and didn’t know you loved, sliced and diced by KC in the Fatback Basement. TURN UP THE STEREO AND GET A LITTLE FREAKAAAY

From Fatback 12/08

http://www.mixcrate.com/fatbackdc/fatback-mix-48-227157

TRACK TITLE - ARTIST
1)THE TARDIS DR. WHO - SCIENCE FICTION SOUNDS
2) DR. WHO - TV THEME PLAYERS
3) LET IT ALL HANG OUT - B.B. CUNNINGAM JR.
4) PEACE FROG - THE DOORS
5) BANG IT ON - GAMM ALL-STARS
6) DO YOUR THING - BASEMENT JAXX
7) MAS QUE NADA (FEAT. HELENA MENDES) - GREGOR SALTO
8 ) SAYS ALRIGHT - DERRADJI, JEROME
9) YOU AND I - RICK JAMES
10_ JUNGLE LOVE - THE TIME
11) BREAKIN’…THERE’S NO STOPPING US - OLLIE & JERRY
12) DISCO INSERT (REMIX) - GROOVE ARMADA
13) BOM BOM - SAM AND THE WOMP
14) JALAKO ONYOONO PAKA - OWINEY SIGMA BAND
15) BALLERO (LIVE - SINGLE VERSION) - WAR
16) RING MY BELL - ANITA WARD
17) MOTOWNPHILLY (ORIGINAL VERSION) - BOYZ II MEN
18) SHAKE IT TO THE GROUND - DJ BLAQSTARR
19) JAM ON IT - NEWCLEUS
20) LET IT WHOOMP - DJ TWISTER
21) DOUBLE DUTCH BUS - FRANKIE SMITH
22) ONE NATION-VOCAL - PARLAMENT_REMIXED BY TIMMY REGISFORD AND ADAM RIOS
23) I LOVE MUSIC - THE O’JAYS
24) FIGHT THE POWER (PART 1 & 2) - THE ISLEY BROTHERS
25) LET’S GROOVE - EARTH WIND & FIRE
26) LIVIN FOR THE WEEKEND (JSKI EXTENDED) - O’JAYS
27) SEPTEMBER - EARTH, WIND & FIRE
28) MY LOVE IS FREE - DOUBLE EXPOSURE
29) O-H-I-O - OHIO PLAYERS
30) DANCE ACROSS THE FLOOR - JIMMY ‘BO’ HORNE
31) THE BIG BANG THEORY - PARLIAMENT
32) BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE - THE JACKSONS
33) BODY WORK - HOT STREAK
34) KEEP ON WALKIN’ - CE CE PENISTON
35) RING RING RING (HA HA HEY) - DE LA SOUL
36) DROP PLUNKY & ONENESS
37) AWARD TOUR (EXTENDED MIX) - A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
38) SUPERNATURAL THING, PT. 1 - BEN E. KING
39) DOWN UNDER - MEN AT WORK

Fatback November 2012

Hold on to your burgers people, like the Mayan calendar, Fatback returns this Saturday for a race to the end. Only 4 more Fatbacks at Liv. Yes we added a date in February so we could squeeeeeeeeze in one more Tenderloins party for the lovers out there.

From Fatback November 2012

Marvin Gaye Says, “Vote”.

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

A party celebrating the Body & Soul experience - Fri 11/2

The decorations, the music and the house party vibe of the legendary Body & Soul parties serve as the inspiration for a party we are calling Closer.

If your not familiar with the B&S party here’s a taste.

Location of Party: 1402 Meridian Place NW

RSVP: FunkUParty@gmail.com

Friday November 2
9pm-3am FREE Till midnight $5 afterwards.

https://www.facebook.com/events/432909726773220

Brought to you by KC of Fatback DC & Funk U.

Fatback Summer of 2012 in Photos

As you think about your costume for Friday’s Funk U Party reminisce over some forgotten photos from this summer oh and Pete Rock & CL Smooth of course!

From Fatback Summer 2012
From Fatback Summer 2012
From Fatback Summer 2012

THIS IS FATBACK!!!!!!

From Fatback Summer 2012
From Fatback Summer 2012
From Fatback Summer 2012
From Fatback Summer 2012

Thanks for another great summer DC!

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 Funk
Fatback DJs: KC & Steven - Retro Funk
With big support fromĀ One Love Massive!

Friday 10/26
Climax: 900 Florida Ave NW (across from the 9:30 Club)
10pm-3am
Free