Line-up /Velizar, Taras Mashtalir , Natasha Romanova
It is my flower powered pleasure to invite you to Elegantly Wasted's annual Halloween party, Saturday, October 27 at Vault @ Element. The theme this year is simply “Elegantly Wasted Circa 1960s” – that's right, digging into your closet, your mother’s, father’s, grandparent’s…. break out the bins, shelves, and piles of clothes in local thrift stores, as you are going to go all the way into the 1960’s to interpret what means by being Elegantly Wasted. Let your imagination flow and let us infuse the night with the magic of creativity. Piper Carter, the nonconformist, revolutionary, visionary, and the first black female to shoot for British Elle, will be there to document the night and capture you and your imaginations into her November exhibition, My favorite people, at N'Namdi Gallery in Chelsea.
The guests of honor for the night are the fabulous duo behind the red hot Discrete Encounter, the composer/producer Taras Mashtalir and the singer/lyricist Natasha Romanova. “Discrete Encounter creates crisp, chic electronic music, merging glam rock with electronica in a serious and sexy direction that picks up where electroclash's ironic 80's stunts paused the genre a couple of years ago.?Discrete Encounter maintains the technoid melodiousness of groups like Lamb and Olive while releasing the sweaty, kinetic, rock n' roll energy of other rockers like the YeahYeahYeah's and The White Stripes.?Intriguing, subtle, yet entirely accessible, Discrete Encounter sounds like everything the right downtown night is all about." - DJLAFEMME.COM and Etomie Entertainment
From mid-night to 4am, In Progress headliner Velizar? will take you on an experimental 4hr Dj epic journey of electric, soulful, quirky, chunky, funky, minimal, atmospheric, anthemic, eccentric musical contrasts, and all the beautiful dramas in between.
In Progress Presents //
Elegantly Wasted Saturdays With Velizar? @ Vault
Vault @ Element
225 East Houston St
Entrance At Essex St
$15 at door / $7 with RSVP and arrive b/f mid-nite 21+
Elegantly Wasted Saturdays @ Vault with Velizar is showcasing the roots and influences of innovative dance music while encouraging creative collaborations among musicians, Djs, visual artists and dancers. The party aims at introducing and promoting underground talents while maintaining the highest quality of music by some of the most creative new producers from across the electronic music world. It is a party that welcomes all intellectual and artistic people, and unites all within the exuberant spirit of electronic dance music.
DJ Biography -
Velizar? – (In Progress Headline DJ and music Director)
One of the first DJs in Eastern Europe region to fight for the popularization of electronic music in the mid 90’s, Velizar? began his DJ career in Bulgaria at the tender age of 14. By 15, he had developed a passion for electronic music and was a full time DJ, playing across the country. He held residencies at the legendary Country Club on the beach in Sozopol, as well as at the Chervilo, Cutty Sark, and Kampione Clubs in Sofia. He played alongside such legends as John Digweed and sven vath. Since 2003, Velizar has been actively involved in the NYC underground music scene with residencies at Midway, Click, Highline, Café Deville, Moomia, and has participated in various parties and events in Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, Mexico City, Berlin, London, and Barcelona. Currently, Velizar? is the headline DJ and music director for In Progress, and holds the residency for Elegantly Wasted Saturdays with Velizar? @ Vault in the Lower East Side.
Featured Artist Biography -
[b]Discrete Encounter[/b] - (October Guest Band)
Discrete Encounter was formed in 2003 by composer/producer Taras Mashtalir and singer/lyricis