This week in #Washington #DC Enjoy the sounds of two top-notch #Venezuelan #DJ’s straight from Miami FIIN & Miguelle Castillo. As they take over #eltechodc and present their exclusive music repertoire. Check then out at :
Join this Thursday for a night of Good House at Washington’s favorite rooftop sunset sessions at El Techo. We have a special musical treat this week with two very special guest: Straight from New york city DJ Saqib, with and exclusive warm up set by Strikestone! About Saqib: Saqib Malik is a Pakistani living in Brooklyn, New York. He plays a combination of minimal, tech house, deep house and techno.https://soundcloud.com/saqibmalik About Strikestone!:prospects daily for all those awesome hidden gems, to guarantee a fresh new listening/dancing experience every time! Everything from triphop, funk, boogie, deep disco house to heavy hitting garage, techno and luscious booty breaks! known to sprinkle notes of DnB as well. Prepare your ear holes, grab your dancing shoes and get to steppin’!!!https://soundcloud.com/strikestone
☼ SGS | Season 4 | Episode 10 – Louie Loco Bday Event
We have reached our half way mark to the season, and cannot THANK our FAMILY and FANS enough for getting us this far. Your boundless support to our Sundays only to lead to hungover Mondays is greatly appreciated. Come join us as we celebrate RITO LOCO’s own LOUIE LOCO’s BDAY here on the terrace. He was one of the original cofounders to SGS so we thought it proper to make this party even bigger with a Double Booking for all to enjoy.
– SAEED YOUNAN the original resident returns to our ROOFTOP. A guaranteed good time, just watching and listen to Saeed work a room and build momentum. As DJ Mag puts it “Saeed Younan is one of the few DJ’s that really know how to serve it up well”. No surprise why Carl Cox picks Saeed Younan as his go to DJ, for his Las Vegas residency and has invited him back for the 2nd year to play his arena in numerous festivals.
– Along side him will be Berlin’s new sensation WANKELMUT. Who became a global star almost overnight thanks to the release of his amazing ‘One Day/Reckoning Song’ remix. His name comes from a phrase which is rather unknown outside of Germany, it is actually a way to describe Yin & Yang, black & white, up & down etc. Opposite alternatives that seem to fit his open minded character very well and also be found in the way that he as DJ likes to touch a lots of different kinds of electronic dance music.
☼ We invite you back to something familiar, fun and for a great cause. SUNGLASS SUNDAYS, a locals rooftop party in the the heart of DC. Comprised of musicians, artist and locals in our community. A day for friends and family to enjoy some of the most premiere talent in the underground scene all working together as one.
☼ Once again we have teamed up with ONE SIGHT, http://www.onesight.org/na/donate/donate_eyewear/ A charity that takes donated sunglasses to recycle into prescription eyewear for children in need. So if you have a pair of sunglasses or eye glasses that are broken and old, bring them to help the less fortunate. Now we can enjoy a great day with amazing music and know that we are changing peoples lives.
A world class globe-trotting DJ, a recording artist, a sought-after remix producer, and head of his own record label (Younan Music), Saeed Younan has excelled as a true artist in the global dance scene. Without showing complacency, Saeed Younan does not cease to amaze, always looking to astound.
As a DJ, Saeed’s performances are renowned for his technical abilities and precision. He effortlessly weaves and morphs tracks together into a seamless blend of house, techhouse, and percussive grooves, enhancing his music into a warm and sexy vibe. All the while building momentum by allowing the music to ebb and swell.
In testimony to his worldwide appeal, Saeed was nominated one of America’s Top 100 DJ’s, entering America’s Best DJ Top 50 Poll five years in a row (DJ Times Magazine) and Beatport nominate him for best tech-house track (2010 Beatport award). Saeed was also nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2003 Dance Star Awards. These milestone events gave him the global recognition and provided the opportunity to push his sound further and captivating audiences worldwide. Saeed has headlined at prominent clubs across the globe in exotic locations such as Ibiza, Miami, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Madrid, Rio de Janeir, Moscow with the list going on and on.
As a producer, Saeed is currently entering the busiest period of his career. Not only is he playing at different destinations on a weekly basis, but he also stepped up his production and remix work. He’s had numerous top 10 singles on Beatport and other reputable digital download services; released six mixed albums; and worked with some of the biggest dance labels in the House/Techno genre, including Viva Music, Toolroom, Suara, Great Stuff, and Spining Records.
Born in Iraq but living in Washington DC since the early 80’s, Younan grew up listening to a variety of ethnic music. As a result, his musical sound resonates with percolating beats and sonic grooves. His production have been dubbed “timeless” by top DJs and even referred to as a “change of heart for dance music.” His vision is clear, yet simply stated: “I just want people to enjoy my music as much as I enjoy playing it for them.”
Saeed Younan is certainly a busy man with many jobs, but armed with his fierce work ethic and an unlimited passion for music, he welcomes each new challenge. “It’s a lot of juggling,” he admits, “but I’m used to it, I’ve done it all my life. I’m excited about the future, about my label and my production work. I wake up every morning and ask, what is going to keep me going? What can I do that nobody else has done yet? What’s next?”
“Everything He Plays Turns Into Sonic Gold.”
– DJ MAG
“Saeed Is One Of The Few Dj’s That Really Know How To Serve It Up Well.”
– DJ Times
[ WANKELMUT ]
For his 24th birthday, in December of 2011, the Berlin DJ Wankelmut aka Jacob Dilssner added his sound-cloud touch to his bootleg remix of Asaf Avidan. Under the name „Reckoning Song / One day“, the title conquered the charts and, according to the Media Control Single Charts, reached 1st place, and the double platinum status in Germany. The legendary remix was placed number one of Single Charts in eight European countries. It was the most downloaded track of Beatport 2012 and an Airplay Hit all over Europe. Looking back, 1,5 million Singles were sold, and it was played 150+ million times on Youtube.
Wankelmut, who had played until then in Underground Berlin Clubs, was widely booked within Europe. In particular the diversity of his entertaining music between Deep-House and Techno that Wankelmut presented as performing as a DJ, helped him to obtain a respected and recognized status within the German electronic music and the DJ industry. At the end of 2012 the famous Electronic Music Magazine GROOVE distinguished him as the „Newcomer of the year“.
During 2012 he developed a closed relationship with the renowned Berlin label „Get Physical Music“, with whom Wankelmut started in the fall of 2012 his own Mix-Compilation-Series „Wankelmoods“, and in January 2013 released his Club Single „My Head Is A Jungle“. Wankelmut obtained for this title the collaboration of the Australian singer and songwriter Emma Louise. With the remixes of Gui Boratto, Kasper Bjorke, Billon and Solee, this title was not only a Club-hit in Europe, but was also placed in the Top 20 of the Single Charts of many European countries. The „MK Remix“ of „My Head Is A Jungle“ done by the legendary US House producer Marc Kinchen was during the summer of 2013 one of the biggest hymns played on Ibiza, the support of Pete Tong and many other DJ´s provided for abundant Wankelmut fever within the UK and the USA. Since the track never went out of focus of media, Djs and listeners it entered the official UK Single Charts at #5 in August 2014.
In the second half of 2014 the Vol. 2 of the Wankelmoods Mix Compilation was released alongside another single “Wasted So Much Time” feat. the American singer John LaMonica, an active as a member of the group Robots Don´t Sleep. The original track and the great remixes by Kölsch, N´to and Kiwi made this release another club hit in the books of Wankelmut. Towards the end of 2014 Wankelmut started to do remixes again and has successfully reworked tracks by Lenny Kravitz, Röyksopp, Talisco, Karin Park, Hozier, The Writers Block and most recently he finished his great interpretation of “Down To Earth” by Flight Facilities.
In 2015 another full on Wankelmut single release will see the light of the day alongside extensive DJ touring all over the world.
– SUNGLASS SUNDAYS [SGS]
❤ A SPECIAL event that will cater to all you food and house music junkies. We are a social gatherings through out the DC area, based on seductive sounds of deep house. DJs, playing refreshing non commercial music that will get you in the groove while drinking BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS, dancing and eating in a intimate setting, that is never over dramatized and will always be stress free.
– FRIENDS SAY –
❤ SUNGLASS SUNDAY’S is the most chill party. The music is amazing, and all the people are loving and wonderfully embracing. I think the vibe represents the true meaning of house music, and showcases DC DEEP HOUSE HEADS as ambassadors of that mission. Thank you so much for helping to show off this beautiful DC house music scene. Can’t wait to do it again and again and again!
Sebastian Velazquez aka Cbass , a native of Caracas , Venezuela . From an early age he was attracted by the music when he began playing guitar at age 12 . A few years later, he attended his first rave party where I first saw perform live to a DJ is then that decides to learn to mastering the techniques of mixing. Start making your home mixtures using two cassette players imitating what he saw. Years later he was presented the opportunity to experiment with professional CDJ turntables and became eternally trapped by the turn of the music.
His musical influences are varied, from artists such as Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Soda Stereo , The Beatles , La Bamba and a full range of Latin rhythms that dominate in south America; salsa, merengue and reggaeton . These influences are added the rhythms and sounds acquired in his travels through different continents. C -Bass particular style and passion for dance music focusing on the House, Deep House, Techno and sharing his playlists on different platforms on countries such as: Venezuela , Mexico , USA, Spain , Holland and Belgium .
Now living in Mexico City, he can be heard at parties earn his way to residency at the ” Paty Like a Blockstar ” in the popular nightclub BLOCK . In turn, works on his side project as a songwriter named BASTIAN with which merges the romantic ballad , reggae and electronic music .
Sebastián Velázquez a.k.a CBass, es oriundo de la ciudad de Caracas, Venezuela. Desde temprana edad sintió atracción por la música cuando empezó a tocar guitarra a los 12 años. Pocos anos después, asistió a su primera fiesta electrónica donde por primera vez vio tocar en vivo a un dj , es entonces que decide aprender a masterizar las técnicas de la mezcla. Empieza a hacer sus mezclas en casa utilizando dos reproductores de cassette imitando lo que veía. Años mas tarde se le presento la oportunidad de experimentar con equipos profesionales de tornamesas y cdjs quedando eternamente atrapado por el girar de los platos.
Su influencia musical es muy variada, desde artistas como Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Soda Stereo, The Beatles, La Bamba y toda la gama de ritmos latinos que predominan en su país; la salsa, el merengue y el reggaetón. A estas influencias se le suman los ritmos y sonidos adquiridos en sus viajes por los diferentes continentes del mundo. C-Bass concreta su estilo y pasión por la música dance enfocándose en el House, Deep House, y el Techno, compartiendo sus playlists en diferentes tarimas en países como Venezuela, México, Estados Unidos, España, Holanda y Bélgica.
Ahora reside en la ciudad de México donde se le puede escuchar recurrentemente en las fiestas “Paty Like a Blockstar” en la conocida discoteca BLOCK. A su vez, trabaja en su proyecto alterno como cantautor llamado BASTIAN con el cual fusiona la balada romántica, el reggae y la música electrónica.
Deep Dish first rose to prominence following the 1998 release of their groundbreaking debut album, Junk Science. Since then, the two have spent their time trotting around the globe at the request of the world’s top clubs and creating celebrated remixes for some of the world’s top artists, such as Madonna, Dido, The Rolling Stones, and Brother Brown. It was there take on Dido’s “Thank You” that landed the two their first Grammy win in 2002.
Its been 23 years since the duo first met in DC, and its been sixteen years since they released their critically acclaimed debut artist album Junk Science. Over the years, the prolific duo have released a number of genre-defining mixed CDs and have become two of the most in demand remixers in the business. In fact, their remixing prowess earned them a Grammy nomination in 2001 in the Remixer Of The Year category and in 2002 they were nominated and won the Grammy in the Best Remixed Recording giving their treatment to Didos single “Thank You”. Through it all, Dubfire and Sharam maintain a very active worldwide tour schedule.
Rob Garza (Thievery Corporation)
Founding member of international music group Thievery Corporation, Rob Garza’s career includes decades-worth of accolades as a pioneer of a flourishing electronic music movement. Originally hailing from Washington, DC, Garza’s legacy includes the formation of ESL Music, as well as a timeless music catalog that still in rotation today. His infusion of electronic music with the international flavors of dub, trip hop, reggae, and bossa nova gave birth to an new era of sound that has attracted a cult following across the decades. Since relocating to San Francisco, Garza’s new experimentations take him to the far corners of the globe with solo DJ sets showcasing the best of Deep House and Nu-Disco.
For Garza – who’s devoted much of his life to creating a richly-textured foundation that’s defined Thievery Corporation – solo appearances for more intimate audiences inspires new creations based off the culture and styles encountered during his travels. Whether opening for Paul McCartney with Thievery, DJing in Nepal for climbers tackling Mt. Everest, or in more obscure clubs in remote corners of the world, an impeccable taste in music style resonates through the foundation of every show.
For inspiration, Garza continues to mine the sounds he’s discovered through traveling the global dance scene.” When I first came to San Francisco, I returned to my electronic roots in the dance community while also spending a great amount of time in Mexico, where there is a great dance music scene” says Garza. “There’s so much going on in terms of people taking influences from all these different genres—like house and dub and new wave and disco—and putting it all together in a way that’s very new and original and inspiring to my own music.”
UNER is one of the most important names of the new generation of Spanish electronic music producers. His musical training allowed him to develop at a very early age a different dance music concept, based on the pleasure for harmony and the search for a unique, personal sound. This has lead him to edit for labels like Diynamic (where he’s an active member and has edited some of his most celebrated works, “Raw Sweat” and “Bassboot”, one of the most RA Top Charted Tracks in 201 1 ), Cadenza (making his debut on the label with “Pallene” and “Cocoua”, most-hyped UNER’s tracks ever), 2020 Vision, Get Physical, Cécille or Visionquest to mention a few. UNER has earned the respect of the music industry with talent and work: names like Luciano, Carl Cox or Laurent Garnier play his music on a regular basis; clubs like Berlin’s Watergate or Space, Pacha and Ushuaia Ibiza. Festivals like Sonar, Monegros or Rock In Rio book him often.
Apart from traveling around the world as a Dj, in 2012 UNER is still developing the live performance act, an audiovisual concept in which he uses state-of-the-art software and hardware (from iPads to mini midi keyboards) to explore his most solid, personal side. The artistic expansion of the Catalonian producer will go on during the following months with the release of his debut album where he’ll express his way of understanding electronic music from a musical point of view and from the center of the dancefloor. UNER’s bound to reach higher tops with the only limit of his music… so there’s still loads to see, listen and dance.
R- Raised in the national Capitol area, but hailing from South and Central American backgrounds (R-Mexico and Bolivia /S-El’ Salvador).
N- Not your ordinary DJ duo, Rafael Garcia and Selwyn Avelar are on a robotic mission to pump out inventive and imaginative music that pleases the electronic ear. They are a team that never gives up. These two know what it takes to follow a dream; nothing but hard work and devotion to the music they create and love.
S- Sounds like a wicked blend of Tech House with groovy bass lines and Indie vocals that progressively arouse the listener’s ear. Futuristic synths are then combined to create a strange and mesmerizing sound, provoking a heated desire to let the music take over all of your senses.
“Flower of Life”. This short but very rich concept is thanks to the flower of life.
Long before Sumeria existed before Egypt built Sakkara before it blossomed the Indus Valley, the spirit lived in human bodies, dancing in high culture. The Sphinx knows the truth. We are much more than we know. We have forgotten. The Flower of Life was and is known for a lifetime. Lifetime, not just here but everywhere, knew it was the pattern of creating the driveway and exit. The Spirit created us in this picture. You know it’s true; it is written in your body, all your bodies. Long ago we hit a very high level of consciousness and memories are just now beginning to emerge. The birth of our new / old consciousness here on Earth, forever change us and take us back to the realization that there is truly only one Spirit. It is a culture that believes deeply in God, family, children, spirit, Mother Earth, a healthy environment, femininity, honesty, meditation, life on other planets and the unity of all life everywhere . The members of this new culture believe, according to the study, which are few and far between. The survey found, however, to the complete surprise of everyone, “they” are one in four adults in the United States – a staggering 44 million adults! Something huge is happening here. Now that moving the money are aware of this huge new market, you can bet that things will change. Everything will be affected, from film and TV content, to the use of energy, the food we eat and more. Even our own interpretation of reality may change eventually. You are not alone and will not take long for this fact is apparent to all. A track list for you with love!
LIFE IS LIFE Sentido del libro la flor de la vida Este breve pero muy enriquecido concepto es gracias a la flor de la vida. Mucho antes de que existiera Sumeria, antes de que Egipto construyera Sakkara, antes de que floreciera el Valle del Indo, el espíritu vivía en cuerpos humanos, danzando en una cultura elevada. La Esfinge conoce la verdad. Somos mucho más de lo que sabemos. Hemos olvidado. La Flor de la Vida fue y es conocida por toda la vida. Toda la vida, no solo aquí sino en todas partes, sabía que era el patrón de la creación el camino de entrada y el de salida. El Espíritu nos creó en esta imagen. Tu sabes que es verdad; está escrito en tu cuerpo, en todos tus cuerpos. Hace mucho tiempo nos caímos de un nivel muy alto de conciencia y los recuerdos están comenzando a emerger justo ahora. El nacimiento de nuestra conciencia nueva/vieja aquí en la Tierra, nos cambiará para siempre y nos regresará a la conciencia de que en verdad solo existe un Espíritu. Es una cultura que cree profundamente en Dios, la familia, los niños, el espíritu, la Madre Tierra, un ambiente sano, la feminidad, la honestidad, la meditación, la vida en otros planetas y la unidad de toda la vida en todas partes. Los miembros de esta nueva cultura creen, de acuerdo al estudio, que son pocos y están dispersos. El sondeo reveló, sin embargo, ante la completa sorpresa de todos, que “ellos” son uno de cada cuatro adultos en los Estados Unidos – ¡la asombrosa cantidad de 44 millones de adultos! Algo inmenso está sucediendo aquí. Ahora que los que mueven el dinero están concientes de este enorme mercado nuevo, pueden apostar que las cosas van a cambiar. Todo será afectado, desde las películas y el contenido de la Televisión, hasta el uso de la energía, los alimentos que comemos y mucho más. Incluso nuestra misma interpretación de la Realidad puede cambiar eventualmente. Ustedes no están solos y no tomará mucho tiempo para que este hecho sea aparente para todos. Un track list para ustedes con mucho amor!
Djane Venezolana – CREW Avenir Musique
Warrior of Light
Djane Gretsenia Martins
New Venezuelan talent, graduate school Contol Pitch.
She started her career as Djane at the tender age of 23. She is very passionate about the connection of music with the human spirit. Its Very clear that music for Gretsenia is is more than just a Hobie. She displays 3 musical tattoos master arts on her harms. Her persona shapes the vibe that send a very clear message “Music is my Life and I am willing to bled the dream”
HIP-HOP, REGGAE, HOUSE, TECH HOUSE, DANCE MUSIC, HARD TECHNO, ACID TECHNO, ROCK … Enjoy her new beginning with the delicious Tech House mix tape showcasing the sound of the underground of Caracas, Venezuela.