Red Fridays pres. -- Official Basecamp pre-party!
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Dusky are London based musicians Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. As comfortable writing elegant orchestral pieces or stirring piano motifs as they are jackin' house and epic techno grooves, Dusky's diverse sounds are united by the duo's singular aim – to compose electronic music with depth, soul and originality. Influenced by everything from classical and jazz to avant-garde electronica, the duo's emphasis on musical depth rather than genre restrictions has seen their compositions played by DJs as diverse as Pete Tong, Vincenzo, Zane Lowe, MJ Cole, Dubfire, Sasha and Laurent Garnier. Also existing as progressive/melodic house entity Solarity, they conceived their Dusky moniker as an outlet for their more organic, wide-ranging sounds – a deeply musical expansion of their nocturnal inspirations. Always intelligent, effortlessly intricate and often emotive, Dusky's sound glides across genres easily. With their debut single 'Lost In You' (feat. vocalist Janai) offering a soul-drenched summer house anthem, the duo's debut album 'Stick By This' was described as "an intoxicating album full of flashes of brilliance and innovation" by DJMag. With the album touching on ambient, dub, electronica and their organic take on house and techno, Dusky have quickly marked themselves out as producers with a uniquely broad appeal. As dance legend Pete Tong bigs them up on BBC Radio 1 and DJs like T. Williams and DMZ's Loefah hammer their tracks on urban phenomenon Rinse FM, the future is looking bright for Dusky.
Erictronica (Eric Masiello) is a veteran Washington DC based DJ. He is both founder and host of Expansion Broadcast, a highly acclaimed weekly podcast focusing on future bass music, dubstep, and drum & bass. Erictronica came up in the drum & bass DJ circuit using the moniker IllEffect. In recent years, he’s branched out into other genres including house, dubstep, and bass music.
Basecamp is a three-day music and arts festival taking place September 27th, 28th, and 29th, at a converted summer camp halfway between Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Basecamp's four stages will present various styles of dance music and this beautiful wooded venue features a swimming pool, dining hall, plus tent and cabin camping. The event will also include morning yoga sessions, vendor village, workshops, and a whole range of visual and performance art.