The Ministry of DJ Sam ‘the Man’ Burns, D.C.’s House-Music Legend

His 40-year career turned dancers into parishioners, and partygoers into family

Beandrea July
LEVEL

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Photo: Victoria Ford

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WWhen the clock struck midnight, DJ Sam “the Man” Burns always began his sermons on…

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Beandrea July
LEVEL

Culture writer & audio producer for hire. Work in New York Times, Time, Hollywood Reporter & more: JulyWrites.contently.com @beandreadotcom