IN THE MIX: Jacq Jill, “Melted Chocolate Mix”

Lauren Wright, whom some of you from the D.C. dance scene might know better as Jacq Jill, is having a really solid summer in our nation’s capital. After playing a dynamite set to a massive crowd at the Howard Theater during DC Pride in conjunction with a residency at DuPont hotspot, Science Club, the young DJ/producer from Texas has slowly been firming her grip in the underground dance scene with her diverse blend of chilled out house vibes and R&B grooves.

This afternoon she released a new mix, titled Melted Chocolate, which exemplifies the aesthetic she’s been exhibiting. The mix is a variety of soundscapes that, together, can only be described as calculated tension covered in sexy playfulness. This approach to mixing is a breath of fresh air in a room brimming with house mixes, a welcome diversion from high-energy drops in favor for laid-back, summery purity. Featuring cuts like Sophie’s “Lemonade” and The Cool Kids’ “Gold and a Pager” swirled together with loungey, atmospheric beats, this is a 20-minute detour worthy of your time.

Stream the mix below and be sure to check out Jacq Jill’s other sounds on SoundCloud.

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