Music

DC STAND UP: Harry Dixon’s Right On! Mixtape

by Winston "Stone" Ford

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Harry Hotter’s Right On! Mixtape (presented by AVLG and The Greater Good)

If you have been around me for the past few weeks you have probably been witness to me begging and pleading with you to come out to The Coolout Sundays at The Beacon Hotel rooftop in DC. It’s one of the hottest parties in the city (and dare I say the Mid-Atlantic!), with the AV Lifestyle group bringing chilled out and chilled out, laid back vibe, complete with very dope rooftop views and a fully stocked bar. I voted it the one of the top parties in the DC/B-more area last year, and this year these guys have some tricks up their sleeves to bring them to number one.

Last week not only marked the debut of the party for the 2009 season, but also the premiere of Harry Dixon’s (aka Harry Hotter) Right On! Mixtape. I’ve been bumping this mixtape steadily for the past week, and its such a good look for the DC area. Not only does it features tracks from DC mainstays Dave Nada and Tittsworth, but it also features rappers Flex Matthews spitting over Rye Rye’s Bang and Ardamus over the Crooker’s remix of Boom Da. (Personally, I’ve been behind the scenes to get local rappers to get on 120 bpm beats, a la MSTRKRFT’s Fist of God, so this is a dream for me.)

For all of you readers in LA and NYC, take notice. DC is on the come up, and this mixtape is just one example of the talent that we have in this city.

For those in DC, the next Coolout party is at The Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave NW from 3-9 PM this Sunday and every Sunday until the fall. (props to The Glass House DC for the images)

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  • http://www.glasshousedc.com Sonya

    If you don’t have Red Bull, your bar is not fully stocked! I don’t give hoot how swanky your venue is!

  • http://thecouchsessions.com Stone

    LOL, whatever. They have Sweet Tea Vodka. That’s all I care about :)

  • Austin

    we just got the beacon to stock red bull…ha it’ll be available this sunday!

  • My2Cents

    This CD didn’t do it for me. I didn’t appreciate a song on it as I was hoping that I would. Each time a track came on, I’d give it a chance to build up and perhaps explode past the first few 8 counts. I kept thinking, as I pressed forward button – At least ONE good song?? Nope. Perhaps I am a house music snob being from Chicago and all…but this wasn’t really house. It wasn’t really jungle. It wasn’t really trance. It wasn’t really hip-hop. It wasn’t really good. Which surprised me because I genuinely think that Harry Dixon was a cool DJ at The CoolOut Sunday event. He spun some of my favorites. But, a live session and a CD are totally different, apparently.

    On a brighter note – I donated it to charity and hopefully some DC homeless person will use it perhaps as a coaster or something. :S

    Sorry…just my 2 cents. No beef and no hatred. Nothing more.

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