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 was always meant to be a DJ. In the early eighties he could be found recording hours of music from the radio on his tape deck. He would then “remix” the songs onto another tape deck carefully extending the breaks by pausing, replaying and recording the parts to create new versions. The explosion of break dancing and hip hop in the early eighties brought DJ battles to the Friday and Saturday night radio shows in his home of Richmond, VA. Amazed at the sound of extend mixes, scratching and tape edits being used, he began buying 12” singles and started to try and figure out how the DJs were making the mixes he was hearing. A concert tour called the “Fresh Fest” in 1983 put him in the arena with Run-DMC, the Fat Boys and Whodini, but it was a set by Grand Master Flash that made it all click. The song was Chic-Good Times and hearing it cut up, juggled and reworked live on 3 turntables presented the world of DJing as an art to the aspiring DJ.
Chadwick moved to Washington, DC, a city he had traveled to often for clubs and parties in the early nineties. He regularly went out, absorbing the city’s sound and history, but he withdrew from DJing in public. A chance evening led him to FLASH, a new nightclub soon to open. The opportunity to DJ again on a fully customized sound system was presented and couldn’t be turned down. Chadwick can now be found DJing as a FLASH resident with guest DJs from around the world.
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