Follow Friday: DC Twitterati


This edition of Follow Friday is an homage to those District Attorneys who made the enigma that was @swiper_bootz a reality. It was these TwietCong that welcomed me into their sandbox and showed me how to run the playground that is Twitter. So here they are: DC’s Finest:

Winston “Stone” Ford aka The Couch Sessions

The Couch Sessions is the premier online destination for alternative urban music and culture. The online magazine, created in 2005, covers emerging artists in hip-hop, R&B, electronica, house, rock, and all things in between, and has attracted tech savvy and progressive music lovers from around the world who are seeking new, underground and underheard talent. In addition to it’s flagship website, The Couch Sessions is leveraging its brand through Facebook, and Twitter attracting visitors from over 20 countries. With a readership that spans America’s largest urban markets, The Couch Sessions has consistently been ahead of the mainstream, solidifying itself as a destination for a new generation of iPod armed consumers who are on the cutting edge of technology and music.

Why Follow: Winston is the sonic connoisseur. In the midst of two line “hot or not” blog posts that satiate only 12 year old’s case of ADD, Ford – and Dowling – take time to delve and appreciate music; translation: they cultivate culture.


DJ Lil’ Elle

DJ Lil’ Elle is more than a DJ, she is DC’s club pulse. She can be found anywhere from DC, to Miami, to Cali – at any given venue, club, or music conference – bringing her signature sound to the masses. Lil’ Elle mixes and mashes hip-hop, rap, electronic, dubstep, anything that sounds good she will make sound better – period.

Why Follow: The same reason you would follow her in real life – to get on the guest list of wherever you want/need to be, and to get the first listen on whatever people will be listening to next week, month, year, ever.