Flash Resident Night with Special Guest
Fabrizio Maurizi, Chadwick
645 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001
This event is 21 and over
Fabrizio Maurizi is a native of Bologna (Italy), a city that has always paid particular attention to the original Detroit Techno movement making it the perfect place to grow up in terms of electronic music. After a brief spell as part of the city's militant illegal rave scene, Fabrizio soon graduated to residencies at some of the most important clubs in the country.
Fabrizio began producing his own sounds, switching to music software programs after 10 years of studying piano. Completely hooked on very low bassline frequencies, his tracks explore the sometimes dark yet sometimes funky side of techno using distinctive vocal samples to give his music a unique flavor. Fabrizio definitely has DJing in his blood, liking nothing more than to lead the dance floor out of the darkness into light and vice versa, allowing his music to slowly evolve through the interplay of rhythmic analog elements and jumping basslines.
His DJ set is an endless journey between house and techno, the sun and the moon, with no boundaries between music genres: the organic elements are perfectly melted with futuristic sci-fi atmospheres.
In 2007 he founded the label Memento with his friend and partner Idriss D. Through the label Fabrizio went on to release his first EP ‘Hasta la Baldoria Siempre’ which was an incredible start for the unknown artist. The EP quickly featured in numerous top 10 charts and one year later Fabrizio’s dreams were turned into a reality when he was asked to join the Minus family, which he now produces and performs with.
Now Fabrizio is delivering his unique music all over the world, playing in the best clubs like Fabric , Rex Club , Robert Johnson , Womb , Cocorico and Cocoon to name a few, garnering an underground reputation for his unmistakable DJ set.
Chadwick has been a music selector since the early 80’s. He discovered making pause edits on a home stereo tape deck stemming from a desire to make his favorite songs just a bit longer or to extend the break. The boom of hip hop breakdancing and DJ culture led him to the Fresh Fest concert in 1983 that featured RUN-DMC and the Fat Boys, but most notable that night was when he heard Grande Master Flash cutting up Chic-Good Times on the turntables. That’s when he realized the potential of changing the music, live on vinyl, to create a whole new sound.
Chadwick avidly pursued record collecting and in the early ‘90s was introduced to the clubs and sounds of NYC DJs that were delivering powerful, tribal and vocal house sets long into Sunday mornings. A passion for underground house music pushed Chadwick to open and operate a record store, Wax Worx Records, in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1995-2003. During this time he also worked as
a promoter drawing 1000+ person events and as a DJ holding down weekly local residencies and guest spots throughout the East Coast. This time also saw studio productions emerge as well received singles and remixes receiving play from the likes of Roger Sanchez, MR. C, Sasha, John Digweed and Pete Tong. After moving to Washington, DC in 2003, Chadwick took a break from DJing out in public and enjoyed the view from the dance floor. He never stopped playing for the love of music and in the summer of 2013 he was chosen as a resident for Flash Nightclub which features a fully customized Funktion-1 sound system.
He can now be found headlining Resident Nights at Flash or playing alongside some of the biggest touring DJs, bringing his unique and layered 4 deck, tech and house sound to the nation’s capitol and beyond.