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Fatback’s Roots: Selam on U Street

Before there was Fatback, there was Selam. This little family-run restaurant that mainly catered to DC’s Eritrean diaspora on U Street symbolized half of the humble beginnings of the Fatback crew. For me, this is where I solidified bonds and friendships with Danny, KC, and Pete through our loose partnerships on the decks. It’s where […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fatback Returns To Liv This Saturday 2/18!!

You’ve been on a roll lately.
You came to the 4 Year Anniversary and shook what your mother bequeathed you at the circus, in the future/outer space and with Michael Jackson. Last night, you grooved and gave each other impossibly sultry looks as you tenderized your way through Valentine’s Day.
Now it’s time to shake your […]

Top 40 Countdown #34 Peace Pipe - BT Express

Full Disclosure: I didn’t even get to play this song at Fatback this year, but it is one of my favorite musical discoveries of 2011 nonetheless. It was delivered to my consciousness via a friend’s satellite radio and I dang near blew a gasket (and a seat belt) in outrageous funk ecstacy. The song absolutely […]

Friday Oct. 21st: Fatback Takes The Funk Train To Baltimore!

DJ’s Fleg and Exclaime of the fantastical 4 Hours of Funk have just won the Baltimore City Paper’s “Best Dance Party”! So they decided to celebrate by inviting Fatback to join them in a Best of Baltimore meets Best of DC Megajam. Come on up to The Windup Space and do the damn thing with […]

This Saturday, 8/20: Get Em’ While They’re Hot!!

That drooler of a sandwich right there, that’s a tasty metaphor for Fatback- dj’s and dancers alike. See, we got layers, ya’ll.  Put us together and we form a meaty, crispy, juicy, cheesy, starchy, mustardy, multi-headed Hydra-of-Funk. Or perhaps a Soul Voltron (”Soultron”, if you will). Good for your body. Great for your soul.
This Saturday 8/20, […]

This Saturday: First Fatback of the Summer!!

Don’t let the launch of Atlantis and the unceremonious end of your space camp dreams get you down. As you can see, the shuttle crew wouldn’t miss a Fatback git down for the world (even when they’re not on it). Neither should you… Especially because we’ve imported something special this month just for you!
The Specs […]