Friday, November 24th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Advance Tix: residentadvisor.net/events/1037596
No Cover before 12AM w/ RSVP: eepurl.com/daHaBL
Jan Krueger ( Hello?Repeat | Berlin )
N/UM [LiVE] ( Duro | NY )
Solomon Sanchez ( Flash | DC )
Philip Goyette ( Flash, ESL | DC )
Jandro ( Good Buddies, Reflections | DC )
Samantha Francesca ( Sticky Fingers Collective | DC )
DSD ( En.Trance Radio | LA )
Jan Krueger is one half of the legendary label Hello?Repeat together with Daze Maxim. Writing about him is always a pleasure because Jan Krueger just for existing artistically already challenges a cliché created in more modern times in the so called ‘electronic music industry’, that, a DJ has to be a producer to achieve success. You see, he is the living proof that if you love what you do, have absolute respect for your music and on top of it all, possesses one of the most precise mixing techniques ever seen, that yes, you can be ‘just’ a DJ and trust me, he can. Only just going back into production now, Krueger sustains a beautiful Djing career without actively releasing music himself but proves to be an excellent A&R for Hello?Repeat alongside Daze Maxim.
N/UM (pronounced noom) is a New York-based live electronic trio using analog synthesizers and drum machines, guitar and voices in live composition. Their debut album ‘Zebra” (Duro, June 2016) was included in ‘XLR8R’s Best of 2016’ and gained wide international recognition. Each performance or recording by N/UM is unique and improvised, with no pre-composed songs, no plan or structure agreed upon. The group unites three long-time friends who have always shared a deep passion for house music. They are five-time Grammy Award winning mastering engineer and producer Jeremy Loucas, guitarist of world-renowned rap group Residente (Calle 13) Elias Meister and Danish multi-instrumentalist and producer Emil Bovbjerg. The three, having recorded and performed together in different formations over the past decade, have emerged as a solid musical unit under N/UM, capable of capturing major dance floors while bringing the unique immediacy and spontaneity of pure, free improvisation to places where it is rarely heard: festivals, nightclubs and underground warehouse-parties. Despite the daring premise and unconventional creative approach the raison d’etre and mission statement of N/UM is simple: The opposite of war is a dance floor.
The 2016 debut release ‘Zebra’ gained support from internationally renowned artists like Acid Pauli, Dewalta, Paul Ritch, Andrew Grant and legendary Sheffield trio The Black Dog among many others. The single ‘Induction’ from the upcoming EP ‘YES’ went #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in Mexico in it’s first week in June 2017. With early support from Skream, among others, the EP is scheduled for release in December, 2017.
“Recorded in one take during a single session the seven-tracker was improvised entirely, recorded as one lengthy live set with each track flowing into the next… Bashed out using a mixture of stringed instruments, vocals, analog synthesizers, and drum machines, [they] created a record that falls somewhere between minimal house and techno. N/um tick a lot of boxes between themselves: alongside a five-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer (who spent years DJing in the cities underground scene), is a guitarist and bass player with a decade of experience in improvised performance, as well as a singer-songwriter with a background in orchestration and composition.” -XLR8R