DJ, record producer, and co-founder/owner/talent buyer U Street Music Hall
June 15 DC - Ten Tigers with Kidnap
June 1 DC - U Street Music Hall with Classixx
April 28 DC - U Street Music Hall open-to-close with special surprise guests, Hilo (Remixed) record release party
May 4 NYC - Elsewhere with Kidnap
April 21 DC - Rock and Roll Hotel, DC Brau 7 year anniversary
April 7 DC - U Street Music Hall with Claptone
Nov 11 NYC - Elsewhere with Moon Boots
Oct 28 DC - U Street Music Hall, U HELL with Amtrac
July 28 DC - U Street Music Hall b2b with Ayes Cold
June 23 DC - Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
June 24 DC - U Street Music Hall with Cut Snake
June 9 DC - Warehouse location TBA Capital Pride Opening Party with Ultra Naté
May 20 DC - A.I. with Neon Indian
April 22 DC - U Street Music Hall Hilo record release party with special guests
Sept 17 DC - U Street Music Hall open-to-close with special guest vocalists King Green of RDGLDGRN, Patrick Baker, Outputmessage, Alex Tebeleff of Paperhaus, Haile Supreme, and Furniteur
Sept 10 DC - Echostage with Duke Dumont and Kidnap Kid
Will Eastman is a Washington, D.C.-based DJ, record producer, and the founder/owner/operator of the world-renowned U Street Music Hall nightclub. After nearly two decades as a DJ, in which he helped transform the D.C. dance music scene, he released his debut full-length album ‘Hilo’ in 2017, which featured collaborations with Patrick Baker, Eau Claire, and Outputmessage.
Leader of numerous indie bands since age 15, Eastman pushes boundaries, melding house, techno, disco, and left-field sounds in his DJ sets and productions. His DJ career began in 2000 when he started Bliss, a monthly resident night focused on emerging dance music. Held in a no-attitude/no velvet rope setting, his Bliss residency, meant to be a temporary creative project, set him on course for a career in music. Growing over time in popularity and stature, Bliss helped shape D.C.’s expanding dance music scene and became the city’s longest-running emerging dance music club night, lasting 15 years and eventually morphing into the popular dance music website Blisspop. Building on his experience, Eastman dedicated himself to a full-time DJ and music production career in 2007 and found immediate success with his 2009 disco/house debut single, “Feelin’”, which received endorsements from dance music legends Fatboy Slim and Donald Glaude. More original productions and remixes followed, receiving broad support from artists as diverse as Daniel Avery, Aeroplane, and Tiesto, earning Will features on BBC Radio 1 and NPR. From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the group Volta Bureau whose song, “Alley Cat”, topped Beatport’s Indie Dance chart for an unprecedented 11 straight weeks.
In addition to making and playing music, Will is owner of U Street Music Hall, a music-focused venue that hosts DJs and live bands and is equally revered by its clientele and the talent that performs there. Named one of America’s top 10 dance clubs by Rolling Stone and best dance club in the region by the Washington Post, U Hall’s laid-back environment with no dress code, 1,200 square foot cork-cushioned floor, award-winning sound system, and internationally-recognized programming—from on-the-rise acts to veteran crowdpleasers—have helped make it a music lover’s paradise since opening in 2010.
Tracks and playlists liked by Will Eastman