Fr, 9/24 Red Fridays: Deep Sugar DC/Basement Boys @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC




September 24 at 10:00pm – September 25 at 3:00am

U Street Music Hall

1115 U Street NW

Washington, DC

Created By

Red Fridays at U Street Music Hall, Lisa Moody

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||||||||||||| FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11:00 PM for 21+ |||||||||||||
10:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
$10 after 11:00 p.m. for 21+
$10 all night for under 21


In 1986, three young DJs began making music on a 4-track recorder in a Baltimore basement studio. Little did they know at the time that more than 15 years later they would be viewed as pioneers of American dance music.

The original Basement Boys Production team was Jay Steinhour, Teddy Douglas, and Thommy Davis. Davis left to pursue other ventures in 1989, about the time DJ Spen joined the team. Along with musicians Irvin Madden (bass), Gary Hudgins (keyboard), Wayne Cooper (guitar), and Victor Williams (percussion), the Basement Boys have been responsible for some of clubland’s biggest anthems.

Following the success of their debut single, “Love Don’t Live Here”, signed to Jump Street Records by Cynthia Cherry, the Boys rose to commercial prominence producing Ultra Nate’s debut album “Blue Notes In The Basement” for Warner Bros., as well as her 2nd album “One Woman’s Insanity”. Meanwhile, they were quickly becoming underground club faves with their singles “Searchin'” (under the guise 33 1/3 Queen on Nu Groove) and “Tonite” (recorded as Those Guys on MCA Records). In 1991, they reached Gold Record status as the production team behind Crystal Waters, with her global smash hit “Gypsy Woman”, and in 1994 with “100% Pure Love”, from her gold Mercury LP-“Storyteller” (her second album). In 1992, they produced the debut album for R&B duo Mass Order on Columbia Records, spawning the international club hit “Lift Every Voice (Take Me Away)”.

With their studio wizardry well documented in the charts and on dancefloors the world over; high profile artists began seeking the Basement touch for remix projects. To date, the Boys have remixed songs such esteemed acts as Michael Jackson, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Lenny Kravitz, and Paula Abdul. However, even with mainstream acceptance, the Basement Boys have remained true to their DJ roots, remixing underground artists like Shaun Escoffery, Bob Sinclair, and The Shamen. In addition, they continue to expose and nurture new talent on their own label, Basement Boys Records, which was established in 1995.

Over their 15+ year career, the Basement Boys have always had their ears to the future of music, with a knowledge, respect, and love of the past. Their solid disco, soul, R&B, and even rock roots have given them an open mind and ear for discovering fresh sounds and talent. The production team is always looking forward and expanding beyond the DJ booth with artists like Margaret Grace, Vinx, and Fertile Ground. Keep your mind and ears open, for you never know what sound will come from the basement.


A Warm Loving Musical Spirit with a Passion for House Music…. This is the verbal personification of DJ Lisa Moody. She continuously works at honing her craft, whether it’s working with masters such as Jerome “Maestro” Hicks (Odells, Fantasy, Paradox) and Thommy Davis, or skillfully dropping House Beats in B-More. Lisa says: “Music is, and will always be a part of me. No matter what jobs I’ve had — up until my current Disc Jockey gigs – music always managed to take over no matter what I was doing!” In her heart, this Diva has always known what she was destined to do. Lisa Moody is no typical DJ. No matter where this DJ is playing – you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face and your head still vibrating with her sounds and energy! Having worked in the industry behind the scenes and as a performer, Moody has had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with an array of extraordinary artists including luminary Patti Labelle, Jocelyn Brown, Ann Nesby, Sybil and King Brit. Her touring has taken her throughout the United States and Canada as well as Moscow, Paris, Brussels, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Estonia. Moody partnered with Ultra Nate on yet another blessed opportunity: their own label, Deep Sugar Music. The duo is set to launch the careers of their first two artists, Lisa Mack and Jada.

Currently in pre-production, they are gathering music tracks, writing and prepping these artists for a strong and solid introduction to the music industry and the world. Obviously, this Diva is not limiting herself to any one musical avenue. So get it ready for the DJ Lisa Moody Experience soon to be spinnin’ at a club near you…

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