Some people are recognized for having good taste, but it’s those who make taste that are most commonly remem- bered. There’s a fine line between being a music fan and being a true enthusiast. The latter is constantly learning and sharing for sincere and earnest reasons. While popularity-chasing fans are widespread—especially in this era, marked by an obsession with “the DJ”—the few rulers of the taste-making craft outlast the hype and sit respectfully amongst their crate-digging peers.Andrew Hogge—whom you might know better as Lovefingers—is a member of this rare breed. Most DJs within (and beyond) the this unique and compelling scene—where disco, house, techno and an “anything goes” mentality cozily cohabitate—owe Lovefingers a lot. And one thing’s for sure: if it wasn’t for his countless hours of relentless posting on his Lovefingers website (lovefingers.org), which was the first and what some audiophiles consider to be the finest thread to ever grace the Web, aspiring DJs might not be nearly as interested in record-collecting today. Andrew is much more than a man with an eclectic library however; he’s a DJ, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and the ear and face of his record label ESP Institute. The LA native has released widely sought after records from a range of esoteric producers such as Tornado Wallace, Soft Rocks, Cos/Mes, Young Marco and Tambien all while maintaining his trademark future forward sound and aestheitc. From day one, ESP Institute releases have found their way into the bags of dance-floor icons from DJ Harvey to Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan to Dixon and James Murphy to Todd Terje. While juggling all of the above and being a full time father, Lovefingers can be found traveling the world to DJ at countless of the worlds best club nights, festivals and events such as MoMA PS1 Warm Up, the Whitney Biennial, Mayan Warrior at Burning Man, and collaborate with his friends (notably with Lee Douglas as The Stallions), as well as making regular appearances on cult radio shows like Beats In Space.
Martín Miguel is A&R and manager of DC-based disco/house wax label Better Listen Records. In addition to managing the imprint, Martín is a resident at some of the District’s finest dance establishments (namely Eighteenth Street Lounge and Flash) and is also closely tied in to the house music blogosphere; having previously managed the now-defunct Dance Party Chronicles and contributing currently to international sites Bolting Bits and Sleazy Beats.
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Throe is the moniker of Washington D.C. based DJ Peter Kaufmann.A long time dance music aficionado, his skills as a selector are supported by a curiosity and plain passion that ignores rigid genre boundaries. A brief run through of past shows confirms this fact. He has served as both headlining talent and as an opener for a diverse array of respected dance music names including Leon Vynehall, Mathias Kaden, George Fitzgerald, Till Von Sein, Bambounou, Jeremy Underground, Jacques Greene, Norm Talley, Pangaea, and many others. With a knack for moving seamlessly between house, techno, and disco, his sets are additionally characterized by free-flowing energy and an organic combination of classic, current, and progressive sounds. He plays regularly throughout the D.C. area, taking control of the decks at globally recognized venues like Flash, U Street Music Hall, Eighteenth Street Lounge, and the Velvet Lounge. In addition to his years of experience DJing, he is the co-founder of #BODYFEEL -- a monthly showcase that has spotlighted cutting edge local & international dance music talent since its inception in 2014. Throe is currently represented by DC based BFF Bookings.