Discoholic describe themselves as “a music group that creates disco-inspired songs with influences from other R&B genres.” Listening to their tunes, you can hear an upbeat energy combined with a subtle funkiness that will put any listener in a good mood. We caught up with the collective behind the disco ball and found out how they plan to make Washington, DC the disco capital of the US.
Tell us about how the Discoholic project came about.
Originally a solo project, Discoholic has expanded into a music group dedicated to making disco-influenced music as fun as humanly possible. We like to be thought of as a bartender of discoholic beverages that can satisfy your tastes, but imagine that bartender’s head is a disco ball for some reason. The bar is open, would you like a drink?
Where do you see the DC disco scene headed in the next few years?
If these Disco Fests keep happening in the D.C. area, we’re turning Congress into Parliament… Funkadelic. In other words – only up from here, baby!
What does the word disco mean to you?
Disco is THE culture that sparked the nightlife scene ablaze. Disco is THE phenomenon that transformed regular folks into Discoholics. It’s also the first half of our name.
What is next on the horizon for you in terms of your other musical projects?
We’ve been working hard on the upcoming album Discoholics Anonymous, which will be an absolute blast to listen to.
We encourage everyone to please enjoy responsibly.
If you or a loved one is struggling with being unable to stop The Boogie, the Discoholics Anonymous hotline is open at (202)-642-5412.
Discoholic will be performing alongside Cerrone, Jellybean Benitez, The Blackbyrds, DJ Boring, Honey Soundsystem, Sam “The Man” Burns and Andy Grant on Saturday, September 28 at U Street Music Hall as part of this year’s Blisspop Disco Fest. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.
Take a listen to Discoholic’s latest release, “Still Down To Get Down,” featuring bruce take nap and PHAUN here: