How To Avoid Face Crack at The Main Ingredient

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Don't let this happen to you:

Since I can't always be there to make sure the newbies adhere to decorum, we've got some new rules by decree of Soul Controller Jahsonic:

Seeing as how I've had an an influx of new people at the event, vibe maintenance demands that I establish a few ground rules for my parties.

Note: These rules do not apply to the music lovers, dancers and good people who have been supporting quality, non-mainstream events like mine over the years, but are instead to help the uninitiated better understand our vision for what nightlife can and should be.

1. There is no parking on the dancefloor. Please be courteous to others. If you want to chill out, you can do so somewhere other than the middle of the dancefloor.

2. No requests. Doing this job correctly requires concentration and having that concentration broken to hear "suggestions" is frustrating. Now, friends and family are free to do whatever, but if I've never met you before, you run the risk of getting clowned, ESPECIALLY if your request is wack (as they usually are).

3. Gentlemen, I need you to respect the women in the attendance and refrain from harrassment of the physical or verbal variety. It's just good manners. Failure to do so may result in eye-jammies, chin checks, and/or ejection a la Jazz on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

4. Respect the venue. If a place has been gracious enough to let us come in and have a party, let's honor that by being conscientious of the fact that any damage we cause may lead to us not being there anymore. Sure, a broken glass here or there is no biggie, but let's remember what our mamas taught us about being a guest.

Finally, and this is important. Do not feel obligated to attend the party or invite people if you cannot follow rules 1 thru 4. These events are for the good guys, and if you can't respect the dj, the venue or your fellow party people, you are not a good guy and therefore are not welcome.

There are a million and one places to go to satisfy your ego, your id, your socio-pathologies, and the crushing need to conform with the status quo, but there is only one Marvin and only one Main Ingredient.

I promise to put 110% into every event I spin, all I request is that everyone in attendance be on the same page.


Jamil aka DJ Jahsonic.

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- Stylus


Full SoulCeez set from Main Ingredient 2nd Anniversary

Friday, November 27, 2009

[photo: Maria Jpeg Izaurralde]

When Restaurant Marvin opened in Fall '07 surrounded by a lot of anticipation, Jamil got in on the ground floor.

But it was a Monday.

I can't pinpoint when it happened, but maybe that's because it was so subtle. A slow Monday night gradually morphed into the most soulful, funky and eclectic party in town. There was no promotion, no advertising and no fanfare. Even before the City Paper article, The Main Ingredient was a phenomenon born of word of mouth.

Where else in the city can you party HARD to The Police, Chubb Rock, Glenn Underground, Rare Essence and J*DaVeY all in the same set?

It's a DJ's dream come true to be able to rock a dancefloor consistently with records you believe in. It's fitting that the diligence of a DC veteran like Jamil has been rewarded with a vibrant weekly party full of like-minded souls. Let's not take it for granted.

The Soul Controllers would like to thank Marvin's dedicated party-goers for supporting DJ Jahsonic and the staff and ownership of Marvin for providing a space for The Main Ingredient to flourish. If you know someone who wasn't there on this INSANELY fun night, please pass on the goods.

[download part 1]
Jahsonic sets the scene with soul.

[download part 2]
Book's vicious set of classic hip-hop, go-go and dance anthems.

[download part 3]
More b-boy bombs, classic soul and deep house from Book and Jahsonic.

[download part 4]
Stylus and Jahsonic keep it deep, grown and soulful before coming back around to the hip-hop bangers.

[download part 5]
Jahsonic wraps with a quick reggae set, more classics and a few words.

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Main Ingredient 2nd Anniversary, Mon. 11/23

Sunday, November 22, 2009
Three Soul Controllers rocking together. It doesn't happen often.

W. Ellington Felton on the mix for happy hour.

Free all night.

Can't believe it's been two years.

The Main Ingredient 2nd Anniversary
Monday, November 23
2007 14th Street NW WDC
6 p.m. until they kick us out.

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Daz-I-Kue joins Jahsonic for The Main Ingredient, Mon. 10/5

Monday, October 05, 2009

It's been a while since the Dazmanian Devil joined forces with the Soul Controllers. Here are a couple excerpts from the refresher course if you weren't there.



Daz stomped a hole in ESL this past Saturday, but if you missed that too you can catch him blessing our special little Monday night sweat box tonight.

The Main Ingredient at Marvin

The Main Ingredient
w/ resident DJ Jahsonic & special guest Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic)
Monday 10/5/09
9:30pm - until
cover: none
2007 14th St NW WDC

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The Main Ingredient at Marvin with DJ Jahsonic

Tuesday, January 01, 2008
The Main Ingredient at Marvin with DJ Jahsonic - every Monday

Every Monday
2007 14th St. NW, WDC
9:30 - 1:30'ish
cover charge: FREE

The Main Ingredient - Washington City Paper Best of D.C. 2009

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