Come to a Sango set prepared to dance. And to replenish yourself. With a sound that ranges from meditative to exuberant, the 28-year-old DJ-producer imbues his soundscapes with sincerity and feeling — “a warm feeling, a cleansing feeling, a fresh feeling,” he says.

The Seattle native grew up with a percussionist grandfather and a career Navy mother who moonlighted as a hip-hop producer in the ’80s and ’90s. As a self-
described “big sponge,” Sango says observing his family create influenced his process deeply. By 2011, Sango had left home for California where he found an entirely new support system: Soulection, the Los Angeles-based record label and radio station that has since evolved into a renowned collective of underground producers and tastemakers.

You can hear all those years of familial support in Sango’s expansive, freedom-seeking discography. He says his music traces the bloodlines that connect Southern crunk and trap, with detours into Brazilian baile funk and other styles. On his two latest albums — 2018’s “In the Comfort Of” and 2019’s “Moments Spent Loving You,” with vocalist Xavier Omär — his sound pushes from slow-bouncing R&B into full, jubilant gospel.

“Everything I do is for the glory of God,” Sango says of his core creative impulse. It results in an intuitive, genre-melting sound that he calls “spiritual bass music” — a sound that’s “meant to bring you toward something.” Step onto the dance floor and that “something” is for you to decide.


Show: Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. Sold out.