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3102 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20010
Join Marcello and Neal (Som Records-DC) as they debut their new Brazilian project: BaTiDa! DC's only vintage vinyl dance party dedicated to Brazilian music from the 60s-80s (Samba, Bossa Nova, Forro, Carimbo, Batucada, MPB, Pagode, Brazilian Boogie/funk and more). We picked March 1st 2019 because it falls on the first day of Brazilian Carnival and Haydees-DC is the perfect backdrop for an authentic Festa Brasileira! No Cover!
Marcello Bentine was born in the early 70s with Brazilian roots and Brazilian music in his blood. Raised between Miami and Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian records his family regularly played at home were the soundtrack to his childhood. He began spinning those same records at underground parties and clubs in Miami and Rio in the late 90s. Since then he has become an avid vinyl collector of Brazilian music, along with other various «world music» genres. Over the years Marcello has thrown several “Classic Brazilian” inspired parties around the world, with such DJs/producers as Marcelinho Da Lua/Mustafa do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), Sunlightsquare (London), Nickodemus/Greg Caz (NYC), and DJ Le Spam/Mr. Brown (Miami). In 2015 Marcello relocated to Washington DC and has been a regular selector for Ritmos Raros, DC's all vinyl tropical dance party lead by Sir Ramases.
Interview with Marcello Bentine- http://rhythmfoundation.com/2014/09/local-spotlight-marcello-bentine/
Marcello's mixes: https://soundcloud.com/marcellobentine
DJ Neville C aka Neal Becton is the owner of a tropical vinyl record store called Som Records. Located at 1843 14th Street NW. It is home to the best new and used records releases from around the globe.
A Florida native, Neal Becton was raised in Atlanta, GA and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia. Neal started DJing in 1990 while maintaining careers in hotel management and journalism. He gave his life over completely to vinyl when he opened his own record store in 2003. His personal collection is formidable, to say the least; he currently owns more than 12,000 13,000 14,000 a bazillion records. With those kinds of deep crates, no style of music is beyond his grasp.
Neal got his start at Washington DC’s famous State of the Union club in the early 90’s. He hosted “Around the World in 80 Beats” on XM Satellite Radio for over two years. He has DJed in Madrid, Auckland, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York at that great house party you went to in Mount Pleasant back in ’95. Venues played include the 9:30 Club, Songbyrd, Nation, Metro Cafe, Black Cat Club, State of the Union, Science Club, The Bayou, Zanzibar, Bossa, Taste of DC and many more.