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Locals Only: Sunstoney

Local Artists TAKE OVER our first floor bar and DJ what they want
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DC9 Nightclub

1940 9th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

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Sunstoney DJ Set

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Welcome to Locals Only - a weekly takeover of the DC9 downstairs where we invite DMV based artists to spin whatever they're feeling from 9pm - 11pm.

This week we're excited to welcome Sunstoney

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In March, as the pandemic swept across the country with frightening speed, Eman El Saied was laid off from her job at a Washington, D.C. music venue. She didn’t know what to do with herself during a turbulent period of endless job-searching. Her ego and sense of self had been shattered. “I had to face the fact that my identity was music and work,” says El Saied. “And then I lost the thing that made me money. All I had was the thing that I did when I struggled.”

This was certainly a period of struggle, but also a creative rebirth for El Saied, who creates lo-fi R&B under the name Sunstoney. It was a breaking point. “I already had so many songs in me,” El Saied says. It was time to get them out there.

In Your Apartment, Sunstoney’s diaristic new album—the first to feature her own vocals, and the first to be released on major streaming platforms—is the cathartic outpouring of music that emerged from that time. Drawing on influences as far-flung as the spacious soul of Nai Palm, the maximalist jazz-funk maelstrom of Flying Lotus, and the soft-focus chillwave of Washed Out and Toro y Moi, El Saied has crafted a slice of raw, emotionally intimate R&B steeped in a journey of self-reflection. The songwriter describes it as a therapy project she happened to love.

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