I’ve heard live house sets of a few different flavors, here in DC. Occasionally there have been live ambient/experimental sets. Live techno has proven to be the rarest. I didn’t expect to find it on a random Wednesday night — I was there because I’ve seen LeDroit and Theta Flux spin with big DC names. But it was Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar, so you never know.
On a quiet night like that, things can really cut loose. LeDroit and Theta took the opportunity to cover a wide range of techno, from chilly mechanical to funk-infused to deep and dark. It was all carried on solid beats and maybe there were only a few of us on the floor, but we enjoyed it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more.