Sat, Jul 9
Sun, Jul 10
Distrikt NYC at Output
74 Wythe Avenue
New York, NY, 11211
Doors 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
With a career spanning over fifteen years, Kramer is one of the most respected Tech House DJs to come out of San Francisco. With a sound, style and energy all his own, Kramer can move a dance floor like no one else.
Kramer is one of the co-founders of DISTRIKT, the largest daytime sound camp at the yearly Burning Man festival. Hosting over 3,000 people every day on it's dance floor, DISTRIKT has became legendary. Kramer's annual Saturday closing party set at DISTRIKT has become one of the biggest and most popular parties at Burning Man.
Kramer is also one half of the production team Methodrone. Their highly regarded debut albums "Nonlinear Reality" (Looq Records 2010) and "Where is the New World?" (Looq 2011) have been compared to classic ground breaking productions by Charlie May & Sasha, Voyager and Breeder. Their music has caught the ear of Hollywood, with tracks featured in the number one rated show CSI: New York and the racing game WRC FIA World Rally Championship. Notable remixes by Methodrone include the Jondi & Spesh classic "We Are Connected" and well as MoMu's "Space Pimp." Their third full-length album "Spacial Recognition" was released on Looq Records in February 2013. On his own, Kramer also has dance floor singles on Sequential Sounds, Pop+Lock, Transition Records, Helvetica Noir, Lo-Rise Recordings and Knob Records.
Standing at the forefront of the ever-growing West-coast house & techno movement in the US is Ben Seagren – DJ, Producer, and visionary contributor within the Burning Man community.
Ben is best known for his dual roles as co-founder and resident DJ of DISTRIKT recognized as the staple party experience of the Burn for its reputable artist roster, beautifully positive crowd experience and definitive, cutting edge sound. Playing host and DJ to well over 30,000 guests every year during one magical week in the desert, it comes as no surprise that Ben and his DISTRIKT moniker continue to entertain thousands of fans and followers with weekly podcasts on Soundcloud and Pod-o-Matic.
Dominating San Francisco's house & techno scene for over a decade with long-term residencies at both award-winning Ruby Skye (2003-2009) and legendary End-Up (2004-Present), Seagren's impeccable taste and undeniable talent earned him the respect of even the most discriminating of techno aficionados- fans and peers alike. With a passion for connecting like minded souls on the dance floor and the continued support from a loyal fan base, Ben is propelling himself to new heights as one of the sonic architects behind tech-house's most recent redesign.
While traveling constantly between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ben still leads the charge in SF with a residency at the End-Up, regular events at Public Works, Mighty and Audio. He is also constantly organizing DISTRIKT events and performing over 100 gigs per year in clubs and festivals across the US and Mexico. Ben has been a guest performer at the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen since 2012, headlined both LA and SF Decompression, and is a frequent guest at Frenzy After-hours at Bardot/Avalon Hollywood, and has held court at Ayslum After-hours in Honolulu, uHall in DC, Pacha NY and Nikki Beach Cabo San Lucas, to name a few.
His most recent Beatport release, "Calling Me" on acclaimed Spanish label BeatFreak Recordings, (a massive big room techno banger) currently climbing the Beatport Top 100 techno chart, and is destroying dance floors internationally with support from contemporaries Victor Calderone, Carlo Lio, The Junkies, D-Formation, Peter Bailey and co-collaborator Richie Santana.
On the same day Dolly Parton, Janis Joplin, Edgar Allen Poe, his mother and grandmother were born, so too did San Francisco DJ NIKITA begin his enchanted existence. As a young boy in Denver, Colorado, NIKITA's childhood was similar to that of other creative youth, days filled with singing, playing the piano, and dancing to his mother's R&B albums. From an early age, NIKITA always knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Then, in 1993, a chance encounter with house music at an underground warehouse party would prove to be a pivotal moment in his life, ultimately guiding NIKITA towards the charmed life he lives today.
It wasn't until the turn of the millennium though that NIKITA would leave his home in Colorado to search the clubs and warehouses of San Francisco for his destiny. At the very least, he would get a degree in music business from San Francisco State University. But with a resounding perseverance and an inimitable personality, NIKITA quickly earned his place among the upper echelon of DJs in San Francisco's world-renowned club scene. In 2005, NIKITA was chosen to host his own radio show, The Massive Mix, on Northern California's only electronic dance music radio station, Energy 92.7 FM. Indeed, it was NIKITA's penchant for blending raw grooves with sophisticated sounds that garnered him a residency at San Francisco's legendary nightclub, The EndUp.
NIKITA is a DJ's DJ, a rare soul who truly understands his role in the DJ booth. Performing anywhere from two to twelve hour sets, NIKITA weaves music into fantastic journeys of rhythm and sound. NIKITA's ability to contrast the harder elements of techno with the soulful sensuality of deep house has garnered him accolades from some of the world's best DJs and allowed him the rare opportunity to tag team alongside the likes of Lee Burridge, Cassy and Derek Plaslaiko. Indeed, NIKITA has played with a Who's Who of international talent, including Danny Howells, Steve Lawler, Craig Richards, Steve Bug, Damian Lazurus, M.A.N.D.Y. and many, many more. With additional inspiration coming from friends such as Ms. Honey Dijon, Tedd Patterson and Danny Tenaglia, it comes as no wonder why NIKITA's story is one of a dream come true.
Nikita is has been working on music production, and has releases set for later this year...
John Early is a comedian who recently created and starred in his own episode of Netflix's The Characters. He'll be appearing soon in the film Neighbors 2, The Disaster Artist opposite Sharon Stone, the upcoming TBS comedy Search Party, and a mini series for Vimeo with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant.
His previous credits include Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Love, Animals, Broad City, High Maintenance, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, 30 Rock, and the indie features Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize) and Other People (2016 Sundance opening night film). He was a writer on season 4 of truTV's Billy on the Street.
Early is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He performs a live sketch show Hey™ with Kate Berlant, co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop, and has been a part numerous comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, South by Southwest, Riot LA, Treasure Island Music Festival, and Festival Supreme. He was named one of Time Out New York's Top Ten Comedians of 2015.