Friday: Loop Dreams II

Dec. 9

It was at a Kahlon, awhile back, in March 2015—the same one that hosted Juliana Huxtable, Al Rogers, Sunatirene, DJ Haram, and others—that I first caught a set from Peru-born, Philadelphia-based DJ Precolumbian. In the blue room, too many Bohs in me, which is often the best way to experience a new, daring DJ—drunk and wobbly, bass seems to hit you hard, almost as if it's shoving you around—especially one offering up a bunch of Latin dance music that this white idiot wasn't aware of but could immediately get into, especially a couple of cumbia tracks. Precolumbian plays the latest installment of Loop Dreams, an event put on by Trillnatured (City Paper's Best DJ, 2016) and described as "an accessible party featuring technically-skilled femme, queer, and/or non-binary DJs." Also on the bill are Trillnatured, Ducky Dynamo (who I will also never forget for once playing Limp Bizkit and Juvenile back-to-back at a Halloween show at Fifth Dimension) and Washington, D.C.'s Jacq Jill, whose Soundcloud offers up among other things, a bubbling, slurred refix of Marvin Gaye's 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' that kind of sounds like Grimace from the McDonald's ads from when I was a kid crooning Motown. It should give you a sense of Jacq Jill's DJ set ambitions. 9 p.m., The Crown, 1919 N. Charles St., (410) 625-4848, facebook.com/TheCrownBaltimore, $5. (Brandon Soderberg)

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