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Editorial Review

As the driving force behind New York's achingly hip Fixed events and Philadelphia's Making Time parties, Dave Pianka -- DJ Dave P -- has shared the booth with Simian Mobile Disco, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Boys Noize and a host of other big-name electronic dance music acts. And it's not because he's the kind of host who wants to spin his own records at his house party -- Dave P is a solid party-rocker who knows how to get (and keep) the crowd moving, which is no easy feat when you're following Erol. I've made multiple bus and train trips up to Philly and Brooklyn for these parties, but tonight, there's no need: Dave P and co-hort JDH are bring their Fixed party to the U Street Music Hall, ably assisted by local DJ Stereofaith of the Black Cat's Sorted.

-- Fritz Hahn (April 27, 2010)