Editors' pick

J Boogie

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Editorial Review

The roster of OM Records should be prominent in the collection of anyone with a taste for modern beat-based music. Lucky D.C. fans have had a number of chances to see artists like Colette, DJ Heather and Andy Caldwell taking a turn on area stages. J Boogie (listen) is the Swiss army knife of OM, because he's one guy who can cover so many categories. In his prolific remixes and edits and his original material with J Boogie's Dubtronic Science, the common element is funk, especially varieties that didn't originate on these shores. Latin percussion, reggae dub bass and retro synths all come into play behind vocals that range from rap to pop. Coming out of the fertile San Francisco DJ scene, J Boogie's palette is soulful sunny day party music. Catch him on the decks at Eighteenth Street Lounge tonight.

-- Rhome Anderson (May 2009)