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Kristy la rAt / dj rAt

Kristy la rAt djs & co-organizes dance spaces with vision in DC w/ sister crews Maracuyeah and Anthology of Booty. Her sets feature new hybrid bass sounds, tropical dance mutations, and global booty beats. She has performed all over the U.S., in Mexico and in her parallel hometown of Lima, Peru, alongside so many of her favorite established & emerging artists, such as Ana Tijoux, A Tribe Called Red, Vockah Redu, Princess Nokia, Precolumbian, Omar Souleyman, Dai Burger, Gloria Trevi, Malportado Kids, Calle 13, Riobamba, Dj Ushka, Bomba Estereo, MPeach, Dj Rekha, Kumbia Queers, Kryptk, and Tunde Olanrian.

Kristy la rAt loves the liberatory possibilities that mixed dance spaces + our own booties hold. She is influenced by coming of age in her DJ collectives as well as working closely with INCITE!, DJ Geekouts, Chispa!, the Allied Media Conference, Girls Rock DC, Radio CPR and dope transformative DJ crews across the map.

Most recently, rAt just finished up a collaborative 6-show tour at SXSW, and is wrapping up the collaborative queer-centered DJ workshops that she hosts in her home w/ a badass group of women of color & gender non-conforming people of color.

 

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Underdog

Born in Panama, Underdog came to DC at age seven with his mother and set down strong weirdo/subcultural roots in the Nations Capitol. He sees djing as a mix of all genre’s and new aesthetics without conformity. He particularly enjoys playing Afrobeat, Kuduro, Moomabahton, Baile Funk and Future Bass.

Underdog’s sets traverse the globe and delve in futurism on many levels. Bringing “New Aesthetic” to DC over and over, Underdogs recent acclaim stems from his UNSEEN mixtape series which have expanded his listening audience and placed him outside of any playlist or genre-defined role.  He’s played festivals, and has shared the stage with artists like Femi Kuti, Sango, Common, Black Coffee, Seun Kuti, A Tribe Called Red and Questlove. From Afropunk to almost every major festival in NYC, DJ Underdog is currently holding down residencies with OKAYAFRICA DC, ELECTRAFRIQUE NYC and FUTURE R & BASS. He also is the a lead graphic designer for OkayAfrica.

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DJ IzDc

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This year we are happy to welcome back a Doah favorite, IzDC! IzDC will be joining Dj rAT and Underdog in our late night silent disco after party. IzDC’s moves across musical lines pulling the best elements of each genre into one smooth, cohesive mix. His sets are hard to shuffle into one category, but strong elements of old school progressive, deep and soulful house are the musical backbone that holds his body of work. Those classic styles are carefully blended with newer sounds of Tech house to create a set that is fresh and pushes the crowd to its limit on the dance floor.

For Doah Fest, IzDC is working on a set that highlights summer nights, the natural beauty of the outdoor venue and will push the crowd to dance.