I went to the opening party for Bona Fide and witnessed an amazing thing--DJs who were having as much fun as the people drinking and dancing. What a concept. My motto is, if you're gonna throw a party, you'd better be ready to bring the muthafucking party! AC Lewis and J-Justice spun full-on party jams with live keyboards, samples, and effects to give a new twist to old favorites. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, $5.
The downstairs space at the Alibi Room is perfect if you've just eaten dinner upstairs and/or wanna grab a cocktail and hear some solid beats. There's a narrow little concrete dance floor to dance on, which means effortless, intimate rump shakin'. When I went a few weeks back, the host, Tarek, played funky house and ended the set with some nice down-tempo. Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
Grammy Award-winning D.C.-based DJ/production team Deep Dish are coming to the Showbox to show us why they've garnered mainstream and underground success in the deep house and pop remix worlds. My only question is, why does the flyer for this show look like an ad for a wet T-shirt contest? Showbox, 1426 First Ave, 628-3135, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $20.
Lookin' to add some spice to your dance step? There's nothing like a little drum 'n' bass to make you bust a move at breakneck speeds, and if that don't work, just bob your head and high-five the guy next to you. This is a Uniting Souls d 'n' b party with residents Quazar, Rama, Zion 12, and Tamara, so there. Nation, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492, 9 pm-2 am, 21+, free.
Ain't nothin' goin on but the rent.
Located right below Temple Billiards, this night features two-step, house, and broken beats. If you're trying not to get choked by crowds in Pioneer Square, this is a good hideaway. There are plenty of comfy couches around as well, in case you need to take a seat because the beats are just too ill for your dome. Deep Down Lounge, 126 S Jackson, 682-3234, 10 pm-2 am, 21+, $3.
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