REVIEW | Chuckie at Lima

By Ravi in Dance Music, dc lounges, DC Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Glow Washington DC, Show Reviews
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:34pm. (Updated: 11/09/13 at 5:12pm) Add comments

Rockin’ a Yankees fitted and camo shorts, you could tell off the jump that Chuckie is not your typical house DJ. Popping off on the mic all night spitting adlibs and hyping the Glow crowd, Chuckie exuded a confident swag as he dropped bomb after bomb of dirty house music. After the show it felt like there had been an explosion inside the club. WHOA!

Photo by Tania Hauyon

It was all out party warfare. Chuckie was reckless, mixing everything from ‘Sexy Bitch,’ ‘Memories,’ and Guetta and Kelly Rowland’s new banger ‘Commander,’ (video below) to Laidback Luke’s remix of John Legend and MSTRKRFT, Swedish House Mafia – One, and a splash of Afrojack’s ‘Zeggie.’ Clearly Lima Restaurant & Lounge got a little crazy Thursday night. At one point it sounded like he was dropping the theme song from Rocky. It would have been appropriate, seeing that he was smacking the crowd with lefts of Dirty Dutch and rights of his G’d up antics. Did we mention he has a set of voice drops by Lil’ John? That’s right. If you thought David Guetta was combining hip-hop and house to form pure party music, you ain’t seen nuttin’ yet.

Nodding his head as if to say, “Yeah boyyeee, I got this!! uh UH!!!” Chuckie kept up his feverish pace the entire night. He threw down Daft Punk – One More Time, Sidney Sampson’s ‘Riverside,’ new music by Diplo as well as Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers. And when the crowd could take no more, this guy busted out ‘Sweet Dreams.’ WOW!!! It doesn’t matter if you’re frat/sorority affiliated, a house aficionado, a club kid, or someone who just likes to have fun; Chuckie caters to everyone’s taste, style and need to get a little crazy. And in honor of that Yankees fitted he even dropped Jigga and Alicia’s ‘Empire State of Mind.’

Towards the end of the evening Chuckie really turned on the burners. A truly gifted DJ, he put his skills on display with crazy FX manipulation, wild freaking of the loop controls, scratching, and a trip to the bottom floor of the house underground. This is how quality electronic dance music spreads. Chuckie became famous in the American mainstream through ‘Let the Bass Kick in Miami.’ He came to DC, dropped the music people know, love and came to hear, and then slowly but surely took it more and more underground, allowing fans to experience the deeper side of house.

Instead of DJ Chuckie it should be Chuckie the Entertainer, because that’s what the man does, he truly entertains. We cannot WAIT for his return to Glow.


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