Bit Funk, Ozker
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Oliver have found the beating heart inside the dance machine. Whether moving bodies at the world's biggest electronic festivals, or hand-crafting digital gems in the studio, the producer / DJ duo of U-Tern and Oligee are responsible for some of the funkiest, toughest, and most diverse dance music today.
After spending years writing, producing, DJing and digging for vinyl, U-Tern and Oligee linked up in LA to forge something groundbreaking. They took their shared '80s baby tastes - relentlessly groovy R&B, boombox worthy hip-hop, soaring electropop hooks - and mashed them together in remixes for everyone from Chromeo and Foster The People to Breakbot and techno godfather Juan Atkins. Original jams like "All Night" and "Dirty Talk" (supported by dance music luminaries like Alan Braxe and Busy P) took Oliver's back-to-the-future sound even further, while high-powered collaborations with A-Trak ("Disco Nap") and Destructo ("LA Funky") brought the duo to the festival circuit, where they kept hands in the air all summer.
With the release of their Fool's Gold EP Mechanical, Oliver push their hybrid sound to even funkier new horizons. The stadium worthy opener "MYB" perfectly segues into the moody strut of “Night Is On My Mind,” before shifting gears with the hands-in-the-air ecstasy of “Control” and riding off into the sunset on the title track’s cinematic pulse. With non-stop DJ sets on deck (complete with Oligee's live keyboard riffs) and even more new music, there's no telling where the beats will take them next. "Oliver is all over the map," says U-Tern. "But we're going to have a good time no matter what."
Growing up on Canada's Atlantic Coast, this Brooklyn resident has quickly earned a reputation as one of house and disco's most respected artists. His memorable hooks and smooth melodies weave a signature sound that delivers equally well on the dance floor, or as the soundtrack to your daily life. The former drummer's productions draw their influences from far and wide, paying respects to the classics while making their mark in the contemporary club scene.
With remixes for Seven Lions, Christina Perri, Viceroy, Treasure Fingers, Goldroom, among others, Bit Funk has garnered support from heavyweights such as Alan Braxe, The Magician, RAC, Oliver, Jody Wisternoff and Flosstradamus. His remixes and originals have been covered by the likes of Billboard, CLASH and VICE, topped Hype Machine's charts countless times and been featured on some of the biggest Spotify playlists including multiple appearances on the prestigious "New Music Friday".
In 2016, Bit Funk released the pop crossover single Off The Ground, which garnered over 4 million streams on Spotify. The track hit mainstream radio in North America, peaked at #13 on the Top 40 charts in Canada and would go on to win the 2017 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year. Bit Funk is gearing up to release his first EP in 2 years, tentatively scheduled to drop in the spring of 2018.
While the District of Columbia has seen a fluctuation of creative types recently, few artists have influenced the scene as prolifically as OZKER. Organic and locally grown, OZKER has established himself in the past few years as one of DC's hardest working DJ, producer, graphic designer and mural artist, all the while spreading that undeniable aura of being a loveable, huggable type of guy. His devotion to the infectious groove and its counterpart, the bottomless beat, is matched only by his devotion to that trademark follicle foliage that you're bound to see bobbing up and down behind turntables throughout the city!
Ozker has opened for such noted talent as Dillon Francis, The Bloody Beetroots, Will Eastman, Gigamesh, Classixx, Tensnake, Oliver, The 2 Bears, Bit Funk, Anna Lunoe & Nickodemus, amongst many others. He holds several monthly residencies in the city, including nights at Eighteenth St Lounge, Dodge City, Marvin and the Velvet Lounge.
***$12 at the door. Free before 11 PM for 21+. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.