I checked out this local DC group last night at this spot called The Blue Room... real real nice.
Its just 3 cats.... a keys player, a drummer and a bassist. The bassist is ridiculous. Imagine Groove Collective sans horn section playing with Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. They mix house, drum and bass, some ambient sounds, afro-cuban stuff, disco and jazz but do it pretty nicely. Typically when someone tries to meld so many influences it turns out sounding bad but these cats were nasty.
In any case, these cats are from DC, but I'd never heard of them until last night and come to find out it was their CD release party. I reminded me of Jamie and I talking about getting respect/being shown love in your own city and I figured I would pass on a note for people who might be interested in something different...
Here's a couple of links to a couple of songs on the CD :
Spank Le Disco
Their website is :
[ April 16, 2003, 10:13 AM: Message edited by: DeesKo ]