BY SARAH SOPHER // Lights was peaking at her latest 930 club performance. On top of the world after publishing her multi-platform project, Skin & Earth, Lights showed DC her strong passion for the story she wrote. Skin & Earth is a comic series that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, and an album with songs from the perspective of the comic’s main character, Enaia. It has only been a few months since the release of Skin & Earth, and it was fascinating to hear the 930 Club audience being able to sing along to many of her latest songs. Lights shared with us that, to her, S&E is about confronting your inner demon and allowing your challenges to make you stronger.
BY SYDNEY SPENCER// Ganja White Night did D.C. a service on February 18th by showcasing their talent at the 930 Club. This show featured loads of strengths and did justice for GWN’s new album The Origins. The group did not shy away from a dramatic opening, blasting the new album’s first track (and probably its most intense), The Origins. The Belgian duo remained loyal to its fan base by playing a wide range of old hits, such as Flava and Mr. Nice. In addition, it was obvious that the group was determined to unleash the intense beats featured in many of the new tracks. They played a bass-heavy version of almost their entire new album.
BY SYDNEY SPENCER// It has been awhile since the bass community has seen genuine innovation. Thankfully, Ganja White Night has recently stepped into the spotlight to deliver the raw originality that the genre and its fan have been thirsting for. Ganja White Night (GWN), also known as the Wobble Brothers, have an intriguing backstory and creative style that truly sets them apart from the contemporary EDM World.
GWN duo Benjamin “Bamby” Bayeul and Charlie “Erwan” Dodson come from humbling beginnings in the small town of Mons, Belgium. Developing their musical identity without influence from the US’s music industry has contributed to their unique sound – one that incorporates reggae, dub, hip-hop, and drum and bass with influence from the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
BY ANNA LAROCCO MASI// J Roddy Walston and The Business kept the energy levels high the entire night of their February eighth performance. Each person in the room was captivated by the sounds of the beaten piano, the epic guitar and bass riffs, and the drummer’s perfect pace.
J Roddy and The Business’s latest release, Destroyers of a the Soft Light, lives up to what critics are saying and their 9:30 Club performance matched the raw energy and out-of-studio feel the album was going for. Walston and The Business recorded the album out of an old abandoned warehouse, yet the tracks are filled with liveliness.