Culoe De Song - Manfredas - Kim Ann Foxman - Sergio Santos
645 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Culoe De Song
Culoe’s music has been described as “epic African house with a strange touch,” while he sums it up as “a dramatic vibration of ‘the drum’.” Culoe’s chords sky-write while his rhythms writhe, and more than any other SA house artist he’s managed to ‘successfully segue international and local sounds – mixing the best beats from both worlds.
He then joined Soulistic Music, a label founded by Black Coffee and it’s been a great adventure for Culoe De Song as a member of this family. Culoe also achieved a great involvement with the Red Bull Music Academy after being selected to be one of the worldwide participants to attend the Academy in Barcelona, Spain in 2008. During that time Culoe De Song performed in places such as Club Macarena and Fellini in Barcelona.
In 2009, Culoe De Song signed under Germany’s Innervisions, a family of acts such as Dixon, Ame, Henrik Schwarz releasing tracks such as “The Bright Forest”, “Super Afro”, and “African Subway”. Also, he is now working on a number of projects as part of his emerging international introduction, including the Reggie Dokes “Let Me Go” EP released on Boddhi Satva’s Offering Recordings, Belgium.
Culoe De Song is working towards making a number of world appearances and portraying the best image of what lies in the inside his heart.
Kim Ann Foxman
Kim Ann Foxman has now gone full circle. She’s stepped away from singing with New York’s neo-disco collective Hercules and Love Affair to return to her fundamental passions: rocking clubs as a DJ and producing raw electronic music. Channeling such a revived focus she’s also unleashing a brand new record label – Firehouse - in a promising collaboration with London based music and art label The Vinyl Factory.
“Early this year I moved into an amazing space in Brooklyn, it is an old firehouse. It is my base. My friends come over and I have a studio there now. I found the name ‘Firehouse’ very suggestive. I want to represent New York, represent its flavour and be a part of the music history that is so abundant here.”
Over the last two years she has been incubating and writing furtively. But having recently remixed (amongst others) The xx, and also collaborated with Maya Jane Coles, and Nick Anthony Simoncino's alias Ron Jason, 2014 is now is the perfect time for Foxman to unfurl into her own space. “I’ve been having a lot of fun by making the production more about the process and events than ever before. I’ve not been afraid to get really weird and experimental which has made things really exciting, and it keeps things fresh. I’m creating my own samples and putting a lot of care into it, creating special moments, creating my own adventures ”
It is this sense of vitality that Foxman will expand in the next chapter of her remarkable career. “I’m physically having so much fun making music. I want my label to represent music that isn’t linear boring shit. Firehouse will be super-dynamic, gorgeous and weird." Guardians of credibility and creativity such as Kim Ann Foxman need to be protected and propelled. She is a rare visionary who yearns to celebrate the golden era of authentic dance music whilst feeding from her fluid understanding of its imminent and intriguing future.
Born in the USA, raised in Portugal, Sergio Santos has spent half his life between the cities of Oporto and Boston. Now, his current base, Los Angeles.
>Sergio Santos - (Culprit/FIAKUN/Get Physical - USA)
Sergio Santos is a name in electronic music that has become synonymous with deep techno, dark disco, unique sounds and proper selections. Taking influence from both the United States and Portugal’s dance music scenes, Sergio has a sound unique to his life experiences and surrounding environments. After drawing inspiration from underground scenes abroad, Sergio came to Boston and began spreading his layered tastes with the masses. At 18, he began the journey, and established a residency in Boston at the Avalon Nightclub. Throughout time, Sergio joined a new team of producers from the Boston area to revive and renew America’s East Coast underground dance music culture. This team (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, and Sergio himself) became known as S.E.C.T.
Independently and in conjunction with S.E.C.T. Sergio has had a number of stellar releases, from the likes of labels like NYC’s Wolf & Lamb, Art Department’s No. 19 Music, Claude Von Stroke’s Mothership & Dirtybird, Get Physical, and Endless Flight. In addition to these releases, Sergio is responsible for launching the WeNo Music party in Boston with former music partner Tamer Malki (currently of Bedouin), premiering some of the biggest names in underground music to an eager fan base in the North East.
Sergio now resides in Los Angeles, bringing new environmental inspiration to his music and playing out to many corners of the DTLA underground. He also has recently re-joined his Bostonian roots, releasing music on Boston based label Cenote Records, along side some other hometown heroes. Sergio also has played all over the world, notably including London, Ibiza, Tulum, New York, Miami, Detroit, SF, DC and many places in between both stateside and abroad. While Sergio’s musical voyage may have started years ago, it is far from over, as he is constantly contributing to East coast, West coast, and international underground projects.
Chris Burns is a disc jockey and music producer from Washington D.C. He is a co-founder of the Mysteries of the Mind record label and has released original music and remixes for Nervous/Nurvous, New Jersey Records, Quantize Recordings, Deep Sugar/410 Paradox Underground, MIKE, Plant Music and other quality labels. Burns is also a frequent collaborator and mix engineer for Mike Simonetti and Italians Do It Better.
DJ Soul (Dusk)
One of the pioneers within the DC's house music scene, DJ Soul aka Phil has been in the nightclub scene starting as a dancer moving his way to Night club security/Management and now a Night club Promoter and House DJ for over 14 years now. Originally from Washington, DC as a single father, DJ Soul works the 9 to 5 grind to support himself and 3 sons. He always found time each week to follow his passion for house music, often working a 50 hour week then dancing supporting a House Party or spinning house a few Hours at night during the work week and on the weekends. His biggest influences include Keith Miller, Sam The Man Burns, MAW as well as alot of House DJ's Heads to many to mention. DJ Soul contributions to DCs house music scene are too numerous to list the all! One of the Main highlights include Providing parties at Larger Venue Hot spots so that up and coming DJ's can get there foot in the door and show off how good they are as well as provide a space so that House heads can hear good music and work up a good sweat. His dj residencies throughout Washington DC have included FIVE, State of the Union, Bar Nun,to name a select few. He has also has been a guest at a few Baltimore undergound House Parties as the Head liner as well as different Lounges to many to mention here in DC. House Music is in his Blood and will never Die......
as well as provide a space so that House heads can hear good music and work up a good sweat. His dj residencies throughout Washington DC have included FIVE, State of the Union, Bar Nun,to name a select few. He has also has been a guest at a few Baltimore undergound House Parties as the Head liner as well as different Lounges to many to mention here in DC. House Music is in his Blood and will never Die......
DJ Sean Morris
DJ Sean Morris started in the club scene over 10 years ago as an event promoter and light tech. In 2011 Sean transitioned to the decks and pursued his DJ career full time. Sean achieved success in relatively short period of time resulting in guest spots and permanent residencies in the regions most prominent gay clubs. Though he prefers Tribal and Tech House sounds his ability to navigate through different genres in a single set provides an all-inclusive experience on his floors. Sean holds residencies with Cobalt in Washington DC, Club Hippo and 1722 Afterhours in Baltimore, and co-promotes and spins Flashy Sundays, a monthly DC tribal house party.
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