Welcome to Frank Fridays, where every time we let a professional let you know what you should be listening to this weekend and when to listen to it.
Jerome Baxter III has been a DJ around Washington DC for well over a decade. He’s known for his versatility and willingness to take on any kind of room. Along with club gigs around the country, he’s got regular spots in DC at Ice on Wednesday and Aqua on Fridays.
Here he picks three tracks he’ll be playing this weekend:
Capsun, “Be True to You”
It’s a trap joint. I’m playing a variety of gigs this weekend, but it should be able to fit into at least three of the four that I’ve got. I heard it on an A-Trak mix, and I was like, “Yo, that joint is fire.” I came to find out Capsun is a super tech dude out of England. His Instagram is the illest. He makes his own instruments and creates sounds according to those instruments. I’m doing a party with the guys from Trillelectro tonight, so it definitely hits that kind of vibe where it’s bounce-y, trap-y, and there might be some New Jersey Club elements.
Mic Geronimo, “Wherever You Are (remix)”
I’m a big ’90s hip-hop dude, so this was a favorite song of mine when I was 16. I’ve committed myself to playing it this weekend. It reminds me of being a teenager. Within a lot of the spots that I’ll play, they’re not the most up to date with what’s going on in today’s hip-hop music. I don’t want there to be expectations of “I’ve heard this before” or “Why is he playing this? We heard this at the last bar.” I like to keep it so it’s never the same.
Fuzzy Logic, “In the Morning” f. Egypt
It’s UK funky/garage/2-step song. It’s an uptempo, about 120 BPM, feel good dance song. It’s not a whole bunch of waaah waaah, not a whole bunch of disrespectful words. It’s one of the tunes I’ll consistently play. I’ll play it on a trap night, I’ll play it on a Top 40 night, I’ll play it on the underground, grimey, one CDJ not working night. Whatever it takes. I’m willing to take a chance on whatever I like.