Kasper Bjørke, Tom Flynn, aLamont
645 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Doors 10:00 PM (event ends at 3:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
By being on rosters at respected labels such as Eskimo, Correspondant, Hfn Music, Mirau, Compost Black and Plant Music and releasing the hit singles “Young Again” and “Heaven” from his sophomore album “Standing on top of Utopia” (which included remixes by Prins Thomas and Nicolas Jaar, that recieved support by everyone from Seth Troxler to Tim Sweeney), Kasper has positioned himself as one of the most renowned and versatile Danish contributors to the international electronic music scene; both as a Dj and producer.
The club track “Man from Venice” (taken from Kasper´s “Symptoms EP” / Hfn 2011) was recently picked by Andrew Weatherall to be part of his epic compilation “Masterpiece”.
The third studioalbum “Fool” was released April 1st 2012 on Hfn Music, accompanied by stellar remixes from Rebolledo (Comeme), Axel Boman (Studio Barnhus), Maxxi Soundsystem (Hot Waves), Pillow Talk (Wolf + Lamb), Permanent Vacation, Yuksek, Slow Hands and many more… the first two singles “Lose Yourself to Jenny” and “Deep is the Breath” recieved great DJ feedback and took a firm hold on both European and American radio stations. The artwork of Fool was created by one of Kasper´s all time heroes, Trevor Jackson.
As a remixer himself, Kasper has pretty much covered the whole spectrum: From London based App (WYS!) to fellow Danes WhoMadeWho (Kompakt) and Trentemøller – and international pop acts like Moby. In March 2013 he released the 28 track compilation Remix Crusades (2007-2013)that includes some of the best remixes he did of others – and the best that others did of his work.
The Mansisters is the camp sideproject that Kasper runs together with Jon Atli Helgasson (aka Sexy Lazer, one part of the duo Human Woman). The two friends joined forces in the studio, after playing back to back as DJs. After their debut release “E.P. Phone Home (EP)” was released on My Favorite Robot Records in 2012, The Mansisters recently joined the Correspondant label for their next releases. First off with a dark, flamboyant track named “Jennie´s Diner”, which is a part of the Correspondant split EP, set for a release on August 5th 2013 – to be followed up by a full EP in November 2013.
As a DJ, Kasper has countless gigs under his belt across the globe, from legendary clubs as Panorama Bar and Watergate in Berlin, Social Club and Rex Club in Paris, D Edge in Sao Paolo, fabric in London, Le Bain and Cielo in New York, Bob Beaman and Charlie in Munich and Electric Pickle in Miami – and big festivals like Iceland Airwaves, Sonar Reykjavik, Montreux Jazz Festival and Roskilde Festival. For the past couple of years Kasper has been doing external line up pitches for Roskilde Festival for their electronic programme – and doing a residency at the Apollo Stage, which he also helped develop the concept for.
In 2011 Kasper abandoned the A&R chair at a Danish indie label, where he discovered and developed acts like the international pop phenomenom Oh Land - and signed local indie darlings such as Darkness Falls, The Late Great Fitzcarraldos and Compilcated Universal Cum. However, Kasper now has his main focus on working in his studio and his company as a Manager forTrentemøller and rising stars Reptile Youth. He also is part managing Oh Lands new own imprint Tusk or Tooth, which is based in Copenhagen. If that wasnt enough, he is also hosting a weekly radioshow on National Radio DR P6 Beat, called 4/4 - playing everything from Disco to New Wave, Italo, Post Punk, House and Techno tracks.
In 2012 Kasper was handpicked to be “Hugo artist” of the year, along with russian DJ Nina Kraviz (Rekids) – to be the official “face” of the clothing line Hugo (by Hugo Boss) on their Hugo blog and DJing at different Hugo events around Europe – while also creating a part of the runway soundtrack for Hugo´s fashion show at Berlin in July 2012.
Constantly in creative motion, Kasper is currently recording his 4th solo album which will be released sometime in 2014.
Kaspers muscial background comes from the discohouse duo Filur (together with fellow dane Tomas Barfod) that introduced his productions to a wide audience in Denmark – and abroad. Filur released four studio albums and a Best Of compilation (“In Retrospect” from 2009) that spawned a long line of international radio and chart hit singles from 1999-2012. Kasper received two Danish Music Awards (Danish Grammy) for Best Producer and Best Dance Release (as Filur) and the duo also won numerous Danish Dj Awards (DDJA) though the years.
Awarded the 'Best Break Through Producer' award by Pete Tong, Englands Tom Flynn is renowned as one of House musics most respected forward thinking producers. An International DJ, Producer, Engineer and Remixer, Tom has regularly graced the worlds biggest dance floors as well as gaining an army of support along the way. His DJ sets range through the whole spectrum of house, from deep to techno, which also reflects itself in his productions and remixes.
Having released on labels such as Mobilee, Hypercolor & Dirtybird etc, it's not hard to see why Tom has gained praise and recognition from the cream of the worlds best DJ's.
His music can regularly be heard on Pete Tongs Essential Selection show on BBC Radio 1, picking up 'Essential New Tune' awards for songs like 'Bianca', as well as in the record boxes of Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Booka Shade, Yousef, Claude Vonstroke and Loco Dice.
Coming from a very musical background, there was only one way Tom was going to go once House music had been discovered at the early age of 12. From playing piano to studying music at college, Tom has been hard at work in and out of the studio ever since, and not just in dance music.
Currently collaborating with people like Shadowchild, Pete Tong & Paul Rogers, i think it's a fair to say we will be hearing more & more from Tom Flynn.......
aLamont is a DJing and production duo based in Washington DC. Sami Yenigun and Dawit Eklund started working together in college, throwing warehouse parties and DJing club gigs around town. Since then, the duo started producing house and techno on Lamont street in Columbia Heights, and has had their music played on Boiler Room, and Beats in Space. They are regulars around the DC club circuit, making their debut at Flash this week.