When: Fri., Feb. 17, 10 p.m. 2012
For 12 missions now, Discovery has invaded Kings Barcade to present what DJs and organizers Edwin "Nixxed" Whitted and Henry "Fuck the Biters" Lancaster III hope is "Raleigh's finest dance party." The two joined forces last year after recognizing the opportunity to present electronic dance music in an otherwise indie-saturated scene. "We just felt like going to Kings we could present electronic music in a venue rather than just a straight-up club setting, so it sort of bridged those two ideas together," explains Lancaster.
They've since offered boisterous sets of their own, showcased wild light shows and curated a rotating lineup of guest DJs from around and out of town, all key in solidifying their reputation. "It's not just 'Hey, come stand around in a room and dance and listen to some music,' it's a full show," says Whitted.
For their one-year anniversary, the pair will throw their biggest party yet, booking wickedly inventive Altanta DJ Treasure Fingers to headline. "This is a chance to see an internationally known DJ in your own backyard for like $7. We're pretty confident this doesn't happen most places in the world, and it's going to happen here," says Whitted. "That's going to be a good feeling for our one-year anniversary." —Ashley Melzer