U Street Music Hall 8 Year Anniversary
Ramzoid, Cofresi, Vanniety Kills
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Combining two art students and a derivatives trader into an all-encompassing art project was surely a novel concept. Autograf -- formed by Jake Carpenter, Louis Kha, and Mikul Wing -- craft a shimmery mix of futuristic electronica with a D.I.Y. ethos that melds the skills from their former day jobs. When the electronic music scene reached a certain peak, the group wanted to bring some sexy back to the genre. After remixing songs by a string of prominent artists like Lorde and Pharrell, they released their first original song, "Dream," followed by "Running" and "Metaphysical," featuring Autograf-designed paintings and mixed-media pieces. Autograf's future philosophy and artistic talents led them to create their own stage installations, which they hoped would revolutionize the electronic music scene. Following the release of their first three originals, the trio released their debut EP, 'Future Soup,' and continued the momentum with their Hype Machine dominating single "Nobody Knows" and remix of "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit and Sean Paul. Earlier this year, the trio made their Big Beat Records debut with their jam “You Might Be” featuring Lils. They've since followed up the smash single with hits "Simple" ft. Victoria Zaro via Spinnin Records and their latest single "Sleepless in NYC" via Armada Deep.
Autograf continue to grow in various aspects of art culture, having recently opened a Future Factory art gallery in Bangkok, featuring Joan Cornella as the opening exhibition. This side to the project will come as no surprise to fans of the band, who designed and built their own lighting rig for their last US tour. The guys just revealed their own streetwear line as well. A By Autograf combines their passion for a perfect intersection between art, fashion and music.
COFRESI pushes the boundaries of modern performance and production with a hybrid style and a refreshingly versatile live dj/digital-acoustic drum setup. In the studio, he creates a unique sound that is provocative, melodic & rythmic at it's core. Live, his sets are full of energy as he showcases a unique ability to incorporate multidimensional digital and acoustic percussion into modern electronic music.
The house that dj Vanniety Kills built has become a fixture on D.C.’s DJ circuit. She’s become notorious for her house parties, daytime dances, and just about everything else in between. Professional by day, turntable manipulator by night, Vanniety Kills has an ear for music, creating DJ booth concoctions that sound like they were born that way. But it’s her ability to read a crowd that’s elevated her from good to great. Whether it’s her Ladies of the Underground showcase; OverEasy, her summer tea dance for the queer girl community; or Cadence, a monthly drum and bass showcase; she dabbles in a little bit of everything that makes hips shake. And just as she’s avoided musical niches, she’s also managed to not be pigeonholed as a selector for just queer events. She’s more about zig-zagging between scenes and uniting them on the dance floor.
No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.