DMV Deep presents
Saad Ashraf, Luke
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Fusing subtle fizzing beats, gently whirring melodies, engulfing atmospheres and tracks that weave between dance floor euphoria and isolated headphone listening, Baltra explores the depths and nuances of electronic music
In the surburbs of the DC area, dance music was far from being commonplace where Saad grew up. While many kids would have turned to alternative rock in their teenage years, Saad found solace in a love for underground dance music at a young age. With such a huge passion for this kind of music, Saad would decide to take on the route of becoming a DJ and producer himself, looking to prove to the world that dance music is not just for mindless ravers and also to prove that Desi people, like himself, can be artists too.
Stylistically, Saad mixes eclectically from a wide selection that gives love to both moody, emotional cuts to straight-up club stompers. With a myriad of influences, Saad bases his current inspiration in producers like Amtrac, Jacques Greene, and Mall Grab, looking to come up, not as a faceless selector, but as an artist and a figurehead in the scene. And he's quickly emerging in the DC scene, being a recognizable face thanks to delivering support to DJs like Goldroom, Le Youth, and Drezo and heading the local underground dance music Facebook group, DMV Deep. In future plans, Saad is generating hype for his new DC-based artist collective, Sous La Terre, which specializes in leftfield dance music and hopes to branch his music out to an international audience.
Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Based in DC. Purveyor of deep house.
*** $18 day of show. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only. ***
Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.