Sunday, December 30, 2012

My RESURRECT ME House/Progressive House NYD 2013 Mix Hits Beatports Top 100 at 41

As the second installment of my NYE / NYD 2013 mixes series click the above cd cover to preview and/or purchase my January 2013 RESURRECT ME house/progressive house mix which kicks the New Year of on the BEATPORT MIXES TOP 100 CHART at 41.
While you should start playing the first installment BREAKING AWAY at approximately 1 1/2 hours before midnight, RESURRECT ME should start at 10 seconds before midnight.  And if you're into euphoric/uplifting trance my FIRST DAY will get your New Year off with your hands up in the air.
Visit the Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY for my entire music mixes archives many of which, over the upcoming months, will be moved over to my BEATPORT DJ MIXES catalogue.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

My BREAKING AWAY House NYE 2013 Mix hits BEATPORTS Top 100 Chart at 36

Click the above cd cover to preview and/or purchase my December 2012 BREAKING AWAY house/progressive house mix which in celebration of New Year's Eve 2013 is now ranked at 36 on BEATPORT's Top 100 Mixes list.

Here is my Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY archives.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

My December 2012 THE GREAT JOURNEY Uplifting Trance Mix

As another installment of my ongoing traveling music series click the above cd cover to preview and/or purchase my December 2012 THE GREAT JOURNEY uplifting / melodic trance mix.

Learn about uplifting trance at Wikipedia or on YouTube.

For a complete archives of my music mixes visit Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY.

My December 2012 NEVER FORGET YOU Uplifting Trance World AIDS Day Mix

In commemoration of the 24th Annual WORLD AIDS DAY 2012 event click the above cd cover to preview and /or purchase my December 2012 NEVER FORGET YOU uplifting trance mix.

The cd artwork features one of my favorite photos my documentation of the Whitman Walker Health 24th World AIDS Day Candlelight Vigil 2012 at Dupont Circle in NW Washington DC.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My VOICES #12: 100 MILES FROM HOME Uplifting Trance Vocals (Thanksgiving Weekend 2012) Mix

While in celebration of the 28th Annual WHITE PARTY WEEK 2012 event in South Beach Miami FL which kicks off tonight, 19 November and goes through next Tuesday, 27 November my VOICES #12:  100 MILES FROM HOME uplifting trance vocals mix is also excellent for traveling to and from your destinations over this year's Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday.

Visit the Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY archives for more music for the mind, body and soul.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

My November 2012 AUTUMN AGAIN Uplifting 'Traveling' Trance Mix

As the second installment of my Trance Head / Autumnal 2012 series and in connection with an ongoing traveling music series my November 2012 AUTUMN AGAIN uplifting trance mix, undoubtedly, will be reverberating through my head as I tour this weekend's launching of the 5th Annual FotoWeek DC 2012 event.

In celebration of last weekend's 'end of daylight saving time' the first installment of the Trance Head / Autumnal 2012 series the November 2012 VOICES #11:  FALL ON ME uplifting trance vocals mix may be purchased from Beatport DJ Mixes.

For more uplifting music for the mind, body and soul visit the Elvert Barnes MIXOLOGY archives.

Friday, October 19, 2012

My AFRAID OF THE DARK Halloween 2012 Trance Mix

In celebration of Halloween 2012 click the cd cover to preview and/or purchase my October 2012 AFRAID OF THE DARK trance mix of which the compilation as well as individual tracks may be purchased from Beatport.

Though in need of serious updating, here is my Elvert Barmes MIXOLOGY archives which is where you will find most of my music mixes.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

St. Elizabeths East Campus' SALUTE TO SUMMER'S END event on Saturday, 8 September 2012


This Saturday, 8 September 2012 beginning at 2pm the 2012 SEASON OF DISCOVERY series at St. Elizabeths East Campus will come to a close with the SALUTE TO SUMMER'S END event.

A Guided Walking Tour opens the gates to the history and architectural beauty of St Elizabeths East and its formerly closed campus. The Salute to Summer’s End tour concludes a Season of Discovery, which has offered unprecedented access to the landmark campus in advance of its redevelopment as a new center for community, innovation, education, enterprise, and security and sustainability.

The tour is led by Hayden M. Wetzel, creator of the African-American Discovery Trail and popular guide for such firms as Capital Segway, DC Cruises,  and Washington Walks.  Hayden Wetzel is a member of the Landmarks Committee of the DC Preservation League and the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC.

As a visitor to one of this summer's SEASON OF DISCOVERY events click the above image to view my Saturday, 25 August 2012 ST. ELIZABETHS OPEN HOUSE & BIKE CARNIVAL photo album.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

My August 2012 TAKING ME HIGHER Progressive House (Female Vocals) Bathhouse Mix

Reflecting on the fact that female vocals, historically, have played importance in the gay dance music scene as the second installment of my "Gay Baththouse Music" series the 19 August 2012 TAKING ME HIGHER progressive house / trance mix features a tracklist of some of my favorite female vocal songs that I've purchased over the past three years from Masterbeat and Beatport.

My first posting to MIXCRATE click the cd cover to listen to and/or download the mix.

Learn more about the historcal importance of bathhouses in the gay community at Wikipedia.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


A tribute to two very close friends who lived in NYC, both who passed in 1989 from AIDS, and in commemoration of next weeks 21 - 25 July 2012 AIDS Memorial Quilt Display event in Washington DC my July 2012 ALWAYS REMEMBER emotional, euphoric and uplifting mix may be previewed in its entirety as a cloudcast before purchasing the BEATPORT MIX or any of its individual tracks which represents my third compilation at Beatport DJ / Elvert Barnes Mixology.

Friday, June 15, 2012

My June 2012 RELEASE House / Underground Mix in Celebration of 16th Folsom Street East NYC

While in celebration of this Sunday's 16th Folsom Street East event in NYC the third installment of my 2012 GLBT Pride Series entitled RELEASE which features an underground / house progressive tracklist the mix (and in reflecting on my personal experiences when I lived in NYC doing the 80's) is geared more towards after-hours dance and sex clubs that some may frequent (after a night or two of partying) on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Friday, June 01, 2012

LIGHT A RAINBOW Uplifting Trance (37th Capital Pride 2012) Mix

By now you will have observed that my gay circuit and gay pride mixes often feature music that is a bit different than that of many others. Even before reading Susan Morabito's 2012 Evolution Dance blog post my mixes have strived to push the envelope of gay dance music by exploring the work of many creative artists. While many of my past pride mixes reflect gay music from the past, LIGHT A RAINBOW as does the previous VOICE #8: TAKE MY HAND features uplifting trance tracks that I believe are excellent for gay pride or gay circuit club playlists.

During my celebration and documentation of the 37th Annual Capital Pride 2012 in Washington DC you can be sure that LIGHT A RAINBOW will be reverberating through my head via my Sony MP3player.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer 2012 kicks off with the PERFECT SKY euphoric / uplifting trance mix

Inspired by my Saturday, 19 May 2012 visit to last weekend's Andrews Air Show in Camp Springs MD and as the third installment of my 2012 Summer Series a cloudcast of the PERFECT SKY euphoric / uplifting trance mix may be previwed at:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

South Florida's 2012 RED EYE Call for Graffiti Artists


ArtServe, together with Red Eye sponsor Rick Case FIAT, seeks concepts for consideration to paint a FIAT 500.

Selected artist and painted FIAT will be featured at the Red Eye Launch Party at the Rick Case FIAT Studio in Davie on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

5 runners-up will be invited to appear at the Launch Party and will be featured painters at the Graffiti Challenge during the Red Eye event on Saturday, July 14, 2012.

Interested artists should visit and click "graffiti" (orange lettering on left side of page) for information, application and template.

Paint will be provided by Red Eye sponsor Jerry's Artarama of Deerfield Beach.

Deadline is June 4, 2012 for submission.

Visit or

1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

...turning ART into BUSINESS...

Friday, May 04, 2012

In Benefit of the Hyattsville FOP 10 Day Reithoffer Carnival Comes to West Hyattsville from 3rd thru 13 May 2012

Having captured the recent spring 2012 clean-up of the fields that surround the WMATA West Hyattsville Station when last Sunday that a friend and I first noctied what we thought to have been construction trailers I wondered if the long anticipated West Hyattsville Commons redevelopment project was about to begin.

And then on Tuesday morning that my friend and I passed through the field again we then realized that a carnival was being set-up.  Unable to find any information on the internet regarding the May 2012 Reithoffer Carnival at the Hyattsville location when passing through the field again on Thursday morning that I inquired of details from two members of the set-up crew they informed me that the festival would be run from Thursday, 3 May through Sunday, 13 May.

Hours of operation from Monday through Friday will be from 5 until 10 pm (perhaps later depending on the crowd) and from 1 pm until 6 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wanting to bring attention to the event I returned later on yesterday afternoon to capture opening day of the May 2012 Reithoffer Carnival at the Hyattsville MD event.

My video clips of the event may be found on YouTube.

Located just behind and within walking disance from the WMATA West Hyattsville Station in what the locals refer to as Ginsfield the 10 day festival and can be found at the intersection Ager Road and Lancer Drive in Hyattsville MD.

For more information visit the Reithoffer Shows website at

UPDATE.  While this article was written on 3 May, t is now Sunday morning, 5 May 2012 and in reading my daily news update from the Hyattsville Patch I lean that this event is actually in benefit of the Hyattsville Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My April 2012 BETTER TOMORROWS Uplifting Trance (Running Music) Mix

In celebration of this evening's 20 April 2012 RED DRESS Crystal City 5K Run here is my most recent euphoric / uplifting trance and running music mix:

Though still under constructon here are my photos from last week's Friday, 13 April 2012 Crystal City 5K Run.

In addition here is my 23 April 2010 RED DRESS Crystal City Friday 5K Run photo project.  Unfortunately, I missed the 2011 event.

Monday, February 27, 2012

8 March 2012 ART + SIN: Black Party Posters 1981 – 2012 One Day Exhibit at The Center / NYC

In NYC on Thursday evening, 8 March 2012, The Center’s Cultural Programs Department in collaboration with The Saint At Large is happy to present Art + Sin a special one-day-only erotic art exhibition and presentation displaying rarely seen Black Party Posters from 1981-2012.
For more info and/or to purchase tickets for the 7 until 10 pm cocktail reception event click the above poster.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

UDC Community College 2nd Semi-Annual Workforce Development Graduates Recognition Celebration at THEARC in SE DC

Yesterday morning on Saturday, 25 February 2012 the University of District Columbia Community College held its second Semi-Annual Recognition Celebration at THEARC at 1901 Mississippi Avenue in SE Washington DC in honor of student graduates from its 2011 Summer and Fall Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Program.  The theme for the February 2012 graduation ceremony was "Finding New Ways to Work".
After opening with welcome remarks from Connie Spinner, Dean of WDLL and Dr. Jonathan Guevera, CEO of UDC-CC former students via a video presentation as well as in their own words shared how the WDLL program had changed and improved their lives.

In her own words, Michelle Watson closed with "Don't stop.  I'm not stopping!".  And while Bryce Gregory expressed that "... we are all students because we want to do better ..." Monique Williams closed with "I can achieve as long as I believe!".

In her Words of Encouragement, Melinda Gray expressed that her while fear had been her biggest obstacle she urged that "... if you begin and then stop, go back!".

In the Take A Bow, Give Yourself a Hand portion of the program, WDLL Dean Connie Spinner asked that each graduate stand and be recognized when she announced the course or program from which they had participated in during the 2011 fall and summer seasons.  At which time, I proudly stood when she announced the Medical Office Administrative Assistant Program at Backus.

Final remarks were made by Brenda Richardson who as Deputy Chief of Staff to Councilmember Marion Barry reminded the audience that it had been through the efforts of Barry that the District of Columbia had first instituted a Workforce Development Program.

In a closing musical selection, Michelle Watson sang "In Return" before attendees were then invited to a reception in the lobby of THEARC where refreshments, fruit and dessert was donated by Walmart.

At which time Mayor Vincent Gray would join Dr. Gueverra and others on stage in private discussions regarding the UDC-CC WDLL program.

Friday, January 27, 2012

FREE YOUR MIND for the 18th Winter Party Festival 2012

In celebration of the 18th Annual WINTER PARTY FESTIVAL which takes place at South Beach in Miami FL from 29 February thru 5 March 2012 my January 2012 FREE YOUR MIND classic trance mix pushes the envelope for gay circuit dance music.

Visit my archives at Elvert Barnes Mixology.

Here are some of my images from the 2007 and 2005 Winter Party Festival events.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Saturday, 7 January 2012 Witness Against Torture / GTMO Silent March /Washington DC

In prelude to this Wednesday's 11 January 2012 Day of Action Against Guantanamo approximately 35 demonstrators participated in a SILENT MARCH in Washington DC on Saturday, 7 January.

After first assembling at and stepping off from the Occupation encampment at Freedom Plaza in NW Washington DC the demonstration which included 25 of the 35 participants dressed in orange jump suits and black hoods (one in a cage) marched down 14th Street and across the National Mall to the George Washington Monument grounds before proceeding to the White House and Lafayette Park and returning to Freedom Plaza.

Organized by Witness Against Torture in collaboration with other groups Saturday's 7 January 2012 SILENT MARCH represents only one of several events that will be held from the 6th through the 10th January in prelude of the 10th Anniversary of Guantanamo Bay National Day of Action event which takes place in Washington DC on Wednesday, 11 January 2012.