Freddy Todd, Ryan Farish
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Corey Baker, professionally known as Kill Paris, is a multi-instrumental producer from a quiet town in Indiana, USA. Picking up guitar at the age of 15, the musical journey began and soon enough Corey’s life was devoted to the art of sound. From there, he took on learning piano, bass and percussion to soon call himself a well-rounded musician. Over the next decade, the Kill Paris project came to fruition naturally - the world of electronic music always sparked something in him. Corey got certified in Ableton Training, where he would teach one on one production lessons and hold seminars while simultaneously working on his artistry. A righteous move to Los Angeles sealed the deal, launching his career in 2012 under Skrillex’s wing with label OWSLA officially under the name Kill Paris. And just like that — a signature sound was created — effortlessly and tastefully done. Now releasing with fan-crazed label Monstercat, the KP project is in full swing, with music flowing and headline tours galore. Corey’s unforgettable keytar makes his live performances an extraordinary experience. His sense of humor and genuine attention to his fans coin him as “the world’s friendliest DJ,” and his objective to bring a sense of well-being and security to the dance music community has made a deep-rooted impact.
Kill Paris’ highly praised sophomore album, Galaxies Within Us, arrived in February 2019 on Monstercat.
The 15-track body of work highlights the KP instrumentals we all love, as well as features from artists like Big Gigantic, Jimi Tents, Fatherdude, Tim Moyo, Kuda and the “ice man” himself, Wim Hof. To create this album, KP moved to a Miami beach house to get in tune and inspiration by nature. Studying plants, spectrums of light, breathing techniques and water structure has become a huge source of creativity and has derived some of his best musical works to date. Using the MIDI Sprout device, Corey has created Galaxies Within Us directly with the help of nature. The device uses probes that connect to the leaves of a plant to pick up their electrical signals. This biodata is then turned to midi notes and ran thru Ableton to alter and source samples.
His headlining album tour is set to be less of your standard dance music show and more of an experience. Expect extensive fan interaction and plant listening installations, partnered with MIDI Sprout and V-Moda. The idea is to submerge fans into the world that KP has been living in over the past year, listening to the biodata of provided plants and maybe even yourself.
Certain paradigms in the world of electronic music cannot be entirely replicated, and the body of work by Ryan Farish deserves such an accolade. The decorated DJ, producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist has touched innumerable hearts over the course of his career.
Although best described as downtempo or chillout, Farish’s music exists in a category all its own. By pairing rich instrumentals with elements of ambient and uplifting trance, he’s yielded a polished and unmistakable sound that resonates with a wide international audience. He’s garnered over 270 million streams across the major digital platforms.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, and currently shifting from his home in Williamsburg, VA, to Los Angeles, CA, Farish owes his early following to MP3.com, a website through which his music was downloaded approximately 1.8 million times. After putting out studio albums at an almost annual rate, Farish became a co-writer and co-publisher of a GRAMMY®-nominated recording at the 50th GRAMMY Awards presented in 2008. That same year, he won a Dove Award at the 39th annual GMAs. The following year, he launched his own record label, RYTONE Entertainment.
Farish reached another milestone in 2009 by landing his first high-profile endorsement deal with Yamaha Corporation of America. In 2011, he appeared in a series of Audi USA commercials called “Remarkable Audi,” discussing how the luxury vehicle’s soundsystem played a unique role in his creative process. In 2012, Bang & Olufsen tapped Farish for their advertising campaign in cooperation with Audi before Google Play showcased his album, Life In Stereo, by awarding him their “Best Unsigned Artist of 2012” distinction.
In 2014, Farish debuted on Black Hole Recordings with the release of “Distance” featuring Coury Palermo, the first of several singles Farish would put out through the world-renowned trance label. In the years since, he’s won over countless fans in the contemporary electronic dance music (EDM) arena; his songs have received support on such radio shows as Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy, Lange’s Create and Kyau & Albert’s Euphonic Sessions.
As of 2017, Farish has been enlisted to remix a collaboration between two respected figures in trance music. The Ryan Farish Remix of “Amnesia” by Paul Oakenfold and Jordan Suckley appeared on Dreamstate Volume One, a compilation put together by the former artist in participation with Insomniac Events’ Dreamstate event brand.
While not produced exclusively for nightclubs and festivals, Farish’s music exhibits a supreme appeal. Each concept’s flawless execution speaks to his years of experience in the studio. Farish frequently engages his online supporters, maintaining a fiercely loyal fan base that shares in his ongoing success.
As electronic music’s youngest generation of enthusiasts discovers the music of Ryan Farish, his catalogue of music will continue to expand. For Farish, the artistic journey has only just begun.
*** $20 day of show ***
Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.