Orchard Lounge w/ Tiger Party ft. Allen Aucoin (Disco Biscuits) & Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi), jackLNDN, Binary-Bits
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Downtempo, space disco, house, tech, b-boy era electro, hip hop, soul, and funk â€" if you can move, Orchard Lounge will back you up. Formed in Chicago in 2000, OL is the collective of Ben Silver, Spencer Lokken and Bethany Lokken. This versatile trio has enlightened dance floors nationwide with their eclectic mixes, from sunset chill-out to bass-dropping tech house, and an array of other futuristic sounds. Theirs is a democratic mission: to expose as many people as possible to the artists they admire and respect. What sets Orchard Lounge apart from other club DJs is, well, you won't always find them in the club. In recent years they've built a reputation as a hard-touring festival act and set-break crowd favorite, frequently supporting The Disco Biscuits, Sound Tribe Sector 9, The New Deal and Future Rock. They've also played alongside heavyweights like Bonobo, Lindstrom, DJ T, Jamie Jones, Booka Shade, Metro Area, and Kevin Yost. As The Disco Biscuits' de facto hype men (and woman), they've had the rare pleasure of performing for thousands at world famous venues like Red Rocks and the Hammerstein Ballroom, constantly keeping the crowd engaged with a unique mix of turntable and live-band improvisation.
Outside the booth, the members of Orchard Lounge continue making music: Spencer is a classically-trained violinist and regularly plays with a trio in Chicago; Ben has studied guitar for more than ten years, and continues to write and produce. Bethany quit the clarinet in college and has never looked back. Despite their affinity for live music, OL's focus hasn't shifted since the group's inception almost a decade ago: to provide sophisticated and stylish DJ sets that are appropriate in a variety of settings, from the dancefloor to the couch.
TIGER PARTY is a collaborative musical project led by keyboardist Blake Mobley and features musicians from both the East Coast and Colorado. This group of ever-changing musicians has brought in players from bands like Lotus, Signal Path, Octopus Nebula, The Malah, The Bridge and many more. As the lineup changes so does the music, making each show a unique experience for both the audience and the tiger-musicians.
Allen began his musical career not onstage, but instead in education and composition. This included instructing and writing for award winning percussion ensembles and teaching drum lessons. While attending Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts Allen was given the nickname DrFameus and it has stuck ever since. Like so many of us, college was not exactly a punctual time for Allen. He became known as the guy that was famously late all the time; so much that a friend gave him the honorary doctorate, DrFameus.
After moving back to the southeast from Boston, Allen continued to work as a teacher and percussion instructor while touring with the band “Skydog Gyspy." In 2005 Aucoin acquired his current role as the drummer for Philadelphia electronic act, the Disco Biscuits. Since winning the “drum off” held by the Biscuits in Atlantic City, Allen has played 450-500 shows with the quartet including shows at the Gorge Amphitheatre and Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Keep an eye out for live shows and studio work from Drfameus!
JackLNDN is one part classical technician and two parts main room club surgeon. He’s simultaneously a mixture of centuries of European musical heritage and a sneak preview of the future. As a producer and DJ, he has quickly established himself as a character whose work is quickly drawing attention for its freshness and whose potential is seemingly endless. In his twenty years on earth, LNDN has spent more time performing and playing music than most do in a lifetime.
Born in the early 90s, Londoner Jack Aisher spent the majority of youth attending Windsor Castle for the Queen. He rigorously trained in classical music, developing a slew of skills: choral singing, conducting, writing, and performing cello, piano and guitar. The immersive education required performing at “8 events a week, 14 hours of rehearsals a week and 30 minutes of training every day before breakfast. It was like boot camp,” he admits, “but so rewarding.”
Then, he met dance music. On a holiday to Ibiza with a friend, LNDN, a teen, experienced proper clubbing for the first time. He reveals, “We didn’t really know what to expect. I went to a club – saw Fatboy Slim at Space. He was standing in for Carl Cox. Every night I went to every single club. Then I started looking hard at the scene,” and began DJing from there.
On his first DJ gig: “I blagged my way into the job – it was a week before NY in Switzerland – I was just talking shit. I learned the basics of DJing in a week. Another guy from a bigger club liked what he heard and asked me to be their resident. It was a ski resort.”
When the ski season finished, he returned to London and was intent on experimenting in the studio and as a DJ. He entered the British Student DJ Championships and got invited to the finals in Ibiza. Soon after, he began spinning student nights at Fabric and hosting his own weekly nights. He has a photographic memory when it comes to records. He “knows every record inside and out” and would “never play a record he doesn’t know, like some track he just downloaded that day and hasn’t even listened to yet.” He may be young, but he has the elder sense of purism usually reserved for jocks twice his age.
“Doing shows in my hometown was a huge deal for me” he confesses. “I was in the booth with some of my heroes watching and learning new tricks all the time”. LNDN has already shared stages with; Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Sub Focus, Kissy Sellout, Ms Dynamite, Doorly, Chase & Status, Pendulum, Mistajam, Skream, Nero, Example, Jaguar Skills, Crookers, Sinden, Zomboy, Joy Orbison and a fair few more.
On the production side, he started gleaning tips from friend Harry Wolfman and combined that with his knowledge of Logic and other bits of his training. Ever since, he has been slaving away in the studio, developing a variety of his unique strains of dance music. The linchpin of the sound has always been house, but filtered through an ever-evolving set of lenses: progressive, pop, jazz, and beyond.
Young JackLNDN is now poised to move large congregations himself. His remix and original production slate is stacked for 2012, in addition to his weekly DJ slots. This classical-turned-dance prodigy has got the musical chops and attention to detail so often lacking in EDM. To call JackLNDN a bright, young voice might just be the understatement of the year.
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