WJMF Sound Byte: Soulico Crew

Soulico CrewThe Washington Jewish Music Festival kick-off parties have a tremendous track record for picking hot up-and-coming artists, setting them in a cool DC club and then opening the doors for a slammin’ night of music and dancing. In the past the Kick-Off party has featured the likes of Y-Love, Yuri Lane and dj handler. Keeping with that hip-hop vibe, the Festival hosts its kick-off party this Saturday night, May 31 with DJ Crew Soulico at Station 9.

There isn’t a more interesting sub-genre of Jewish music right now than what’s happening in hip-hop, and Soulico’s DJ skills hit the trifecta of massive beats mixed with classic urban rhymes set against a host of middle eastern and Jewish melodies. It is the kind of music custom made for a warm Saturday night in late spring with a Tel Aviv nightclub vibe (complete with a 10pm start time) combined in a cool DC setting that can match anything else on the after-hours scene. It’s time to get your party on.

For a taste of what I’m talking about, check out the clip below, “Rock and Roll Bump” a mix of the classic 80s Israeli rock group T-Slam and Philadelphia hip-hop outfit Spank Rock.

3 Responses

  1. […] some unscheduled time. The Jewish Music festival is kicking off at Station 9 with DJ Crew Soulico. There is a little preview up on the J’s blog. I haven’t decided if I’m going yet or not but it should be a good […]

  2. Soulico is really dope! The rocked Wonderland Ballroom last fall with me — you don’t want to miss it! Where is the promotion though??

    They do rock! We had a 1/4 page ad in the Express today. There are more ads in the City Paper and Post coming. In the meantime–spread the word.

  3. […] tackled almost every hot-button issue in Israeli society either through film, theater, literature, music or visual art. In presenting David Hare’s Via Dolorosa in 2000 we partnered to create the Peace […]

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