A Benefit for Collective Action for Safe Spaces
Jacq Jill, Outputmessage, Sam "The Man" Burns, Vanniety Kills
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Jacq Jill, dichotomy in nature. Texas born, DC devoted. A sound engineer first, Jacq connects the space between science and emotion. With intense attention to detail both in performance and as curator, Jacq stresses the importance of social consciousness and it’s direct effect on the underground current. Candy coated melodies joined by ear-altering bass lines, she brings her deep appreciation for electronic music to life every time she performs.
Creator of JUICE, a platform dedicated to representing the underrepresented. Based in DC, JUICE creates safe spaces for self-expression and a dialogue in understanding that our creative experiences are less rich without the feminine spirit. JUICE is making waves in the District, providing nights of gritty, underground, female badass-ery.
Jacq has shared bills with some of the industry’s finest including John Digweed, The Factory Girls, Cry Baby, Soul Clap, Wax Motif, Wuki, Madame Ghandi, Berouz, Eau Claire, Proper Villains, Anane Vega, Will Eastman, Gun$ Garcia, Berouz, Juan Zapata, The NeedlExchange, & Zem SuYung to name a few. She has featured at venues like Flash Nightclub, U Street Music Hall, Soundcheck DC, The Black Cat, and DC’s historic Howard Theatre.
Outputmessage is D.C.-based electronic music artist Bernard Farley. A math whiz by day (he devises math content for standardized tests as a test developer for American Institutes for Research), Farley channels his technical mind into his creative work as singer, producer, and DJ. In 2014, he released The Infinite Void, a spacious full-length concept album that explores the cosmos through a story arc of techno, house and pop. D.C Music Download has called The Infinite Void one of the best electronic albums of the year. No stranger to producing stand-out dance music, Farley is also a member of indie-dance group Volta Bureau whose song, "Alley Cat" topped the Beatport indie-dance chart for several weeks.
Sam "The Man" Burns
Sam "The Man" Burns is a D.C. music legend. As one of D.C.'s premier disc jockeys, he has helped shape the local house music scene since its inception back in the day at the Clubhouse—all while inspiring generations of house heads and fellow DJs. A walking encyclopedia of records, D.C. club history and '70s blaxploitation films, Sam is your favorite DJ's favorite DJ. -City Paper
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.
***Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only. Door proceeds benefit Collective Action for Safe Spaces.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.
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