(December 1, 2015) Washington, DC – On Sunday, December 6th, digital arts collective The Beat & Path will host an all-day event from 3 – 9PM at Flash Nightclub in celebration of the success of the DC-based web series Walk of Shame with support from the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP). The event will feature music performances from D.C. top talent, including a headlining performance by E.A.S.Y. – the live electronic duo comprised of award-winning turntablists DJ Shiftee and DC’s own, DJ Enferno.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dupont Underground as well as DJ Enferno’s music education for children program Mix Major. The event will open with a Natty Boh Power Hour from 3 – 4PM (free Boh with ticket purchase while supplies last) and feature a signature “Walk of Shame” cocktail with Belmont Farm’s Virginia Lightning Whiskey moonshine.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased HERE.
The award-winning Walk of Shame series was originally funded by a successful crowdsourcing campaign featured on Kickstarter in 2013. Since first airing, film festivals, including the Toronto Web Fest 2015, Miami Web Fest, Brooklyn Web Fest, NYC Web Fest, Rome Web Fest, DC Web Fest and the upcoming Rio Web Fest, have all officially recognized the web series. At the DC Web Fest, Walk of Shame was an award recipient for Local Hero and Audience Choice, and at the Miami Web Fest, the series won awards for both Best Music/Score and Best Supporting Actress (Stephanie Ray Glass). Walk of Shame was recently nominated for an Emerging Voice Award at Brooklyn Web Fest. The series has also won an American University Visions Award for editing, and was nominated for an Emerging Voice Award at Brooklyn Web Fest, Best Cinematography at the Rio Web Fest, and Achievement in Music and Score at the upcoming New York Web Fest.
The six-episode, online-only series depicts a modern coming of age tale as told through the lens of DJ culture. The cast includes characters ranging from youthful bloggers to budding disc jockeys, and the series covers topical themes such as online dating and hipster fashion trends. Episodes are currently being released online with other transmedia content including mixtapes, original music and short web clips.
WHAT: The Beat & Path to host all day celebration at Flash nightclub with support from the Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)
WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 2015
3PM – 4PM: FREE Natty Boh Power Hour (while supplies last!)
3PM – 345pm: The Editor
345PM – 430PM: DJ Bo
430PM – 515PM: DJ As-One
515PM – 630PM: DJ Kerim
6PM – 630PM: Amen Ra
630PM – 7PM: Jon Kwest
7PM – 730PM: Trayze
730 – 9PM: E.A.S.Y.
WHO: Performances by E.A.S.Y. (DJ Shiftee & DJ Enferno), Trayze, Amen Ra, Jon Kwest, DJ Kerim, DJ As-One, DJ Bo, The Editor.
645 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
About The Beat & Path
“The Beat and Path” is a Washington, DC based transmedia film/music collective that examines DJ subculture via a unique brand of storytelling: the visual mixtape. “Walk of Shame,” the visual mixtape’s debut incarnation, is a web series that follows an underground DJ and a fashion intern as they confront artistic authenticity and self-actualization in the only way they know how: booze, music, and sex. The project is the brainchild of Brandon Russell and was created as a graduate master’s thesis for American University’s School of Communication. The Beat & Path currently distributes original series, mixtapes, original music, and podcasts digitally on networks such as Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Facebook, and Twitter.
About Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)
The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a 501(c)(3) organization aimed to promote economic development and business opportunities for Washington, D.C. and enhance the city’s economy through jobs creation, increased tax revenues, retaining existing businesses, and attracting new businesses. The WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities including site location assistance, educational seminars and workshops, networking and relationship building events, and serves as a key resource for DC economic development information. The WDCEP publishes several reports throughout the year including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide, and Neighborhood Profiles. For additional information, please visit www.wdcep.com.