Washington DC Nightclubs Thrive Thanks To Close DJ Connections


To say that the Washington DC nightlife industry has evolved more than once over the years would be an understatement. District hotspots come and go quickly, with each wave introducing a reimagined space that is bigger and grander than the next.

The nightclubs in Washington DC that stand the test of time are those who place an important emphasis on relationships. Reinforcing a hospitality brand’s connection with customers is absolutely important, but often times it’s the behind-the-scene bonds that provide the most benefit.

Even with different layouts and hospitality concepts, it seems that all great nightclubs also have great DJs as well. The music not only sets the tone for a venue, but can also create an entire experience (bringing their loyal band of fans with them.)

The Living Room knows this better than anyone else. We regularly feature a series of local DC DJs at our venue, each bringing their individual style to the table. One can commonly find the likes of DJ’s Vicious, Ri5e, Biks and Lil’ Deville in our booth on any given night because the return is in the experience.

Part owner and fellow DJ, Chris Valentin, verified this from his own background. “I’ve been a full time DJ since 2005 in the Washington, DC area. I’ve found that a lot of DJ’s have come and gone in that time period. The one’s who have the staying power are the one’s who have a vast musical knowledge that goes back to the 60s, 70s, 80s etc.,” Valentin explained. “And not just your run of the mill “push play” DJs, but DJ’s who take their career seriously. Not only are they able to play for different crowds, they are able to change the feeling of the room in a matter of minutes. At Living Room, I hand pick DJ’s to play our Saturday Night’s because after all these years, there’s only so many I trust that can work a room like they can.”

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