Editors' pick

Back in the Day

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Editorial Review

"Back in the Day" is the perfect name for the lineup of DJs at the Trinidad and Tobago clubhouse tonight, as the list of performers is a guaranteed blast-from-the-past for anyone who went clubbing around D.C. in the '90s and the early part of this decade: Scott Henry, the founder of Buzz, whose mixes were essential listening for anyone who loved house and rave music; Slant, one of the foremost progenitors of drum'n'bass nights with the 2Tuff collective; and Ray Casil of the house-heavy Drive Safe Crew; Buster, who threw (and spun at) underground parties with the Snowball Collective. Even if you weren't around when these guys were ruling the scene, this looks to be one heck of a party. The cover is $10 before 1 a.m., which is your clue how late the beats will be working.

-- Fritz Hahn (Oct. 6, 2009)