PHOTOS: DC Emerging Artists Super Sampler
BYT at large | Apr 8, 2013 | 9:05AM |

all photos: Dakota Fine and Kate Warren

So, you guys-Saturday was pretty amazing, right? When we ran our 25 DMV ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2013 story back in January, the positive feedback we got from it was so great that we decided to make it into a live event too (because, well, because WHY NOT?). The BYT DC EMERGING ARTIST SUPER SAMPLER was born. The Hamilton provided a home for Vol. 1 (thank you guys!) and we got 12 acts (and one DJ worth his weight in gold-thanks Steve Faith!) to perform in a mixtape format of just a few songs per set, rapid fire changeover style. It was a marathon evening and the genres were all over the place (indie rock, rap, soul, synth-with-feeling, michael jackson covers…) but it worked.

Photos are below but we’d just like to use this opportunity to urge you to check out all the bands involved and support them in the remainder of 2013 and beyond…. HERE’S WHERE TO FIND THEM: Beyond Modern, Shark Week, Reesa Renee, Uno Hype, Black Hills, Ra The MC, The Static, Kid Named Breezy, Track, Locke Kaushal, Drop Electric, Incwell, DJ Steven Faith.

Bonus shout out goes to that kid who seriously stole all of our hearts with his guest dance appearance during Beyond Modern’s set.

And if you’re looking for more coverage-check out our awesome STYLE STORIES with the bands: Part 1, 2, and 3 as well as DC50’s video of the event.

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Oh, and photo booth GIFs by @Onomonomedia coming up soon!

first up, photos by Dakota:



Second up, some great backstage snaps from Kate Warren of GoKateShoot: