AJ Clay, Mark Cobián, James Halpin and Tim Robert at Open House (basement) 03/02/2013
On Saturday March 2nd, AJ Clay, Mark Cobián, James Halpin and Tim Robert bring their dynamic progressive and tech sounds to the basement space of Open House (formerly Stay).
Each of these talented DJs bring a distinct, compelling style to the decks. The venue boasts an excellent sound system, top-notch mixology and a modern underground vibe. Expect a lively night of exciting progressive house and tech house from start to finish...
SATURDAY MARCH 2ND
MARK I.E. COBIÁN
[LuPS Records / Mistiquemusic]
basement space at Open House (formerly Stay)
244 East Houston Street (cross street: Avenue A)
$5 cover - free before 12 w/RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
10 PM - 4 AM
* Be sure to tell the outside door person that you are going to the basement space *
Tim Robert: http://www.timrobert.com/
Tim Robert is a NYC-based musician whose great love of music has led him from rock songwriting and performance to electronic music production and DJing. After years of touring and recording with rock bands and writing music for theater and film, Tim discovered dance music through NYC clubbing. Thrilled by the power, energy and musical adventurousness of progressive house and trance, Tim began studying production and started DJing live. In 2010, Mistiquemusic released Tim's debut original track "Panodrama". In 2012, LuPS Records released Tim's original track "Launch Angle" and two remixes by Tim: Satiny - Lost Day (Tim Robert Remix) and DJ Borra - Mystical or Magical (Tim Robert Remix). Early 2013 will bring another original track for LuPS and a remix for Jetlag Digital. As a live DJ, Tim has appeared at venues such as Love, the Pacha basement, the Red Velvet Lounge and the Greenhouse. Tim's style ranges from darkly hypnotic to intensely grooving, and is firmly focused on moving the dance floor.
James Halpin: https://soundcloud.com/james-halpin
"Music is critical to my existence"
James Halpin appreciates and studies all forms of music for their mind altering and intoxicating properties. He's honed in on electronic music as the most effective and universal modern sound to accomplish this. With influences ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to The Doors to The Chemical Brothers, his goal is to create a communal experience stimulated by music.
His sound explores the deeper and more intricate aspects of electronic music and has been described as adaptive, liquid, and provocative.
Venues he's performed at include Solas, Label Lounge, Grotto, Hotel on Rivington, Hacienda, Recoup Lounge, Club Love, Pacha, Sullivan Room and Lazarza.
Mark i.e. Cobián: https://soundcloud.com/markiecobian
Born and raised in Connecticut, Mark i.e. Cobián, has always had a strong passion for music. Starting at an early age, listening to his brothers new wave albums, Mark was seduced by the sounds of synthesizers, and drum machines. In his early teens, Mark had purchased a guitar, and shortly after, started playing in Indie Rock bands for roughly eight years. Being the prominent song writer, and vocalist, he was searching for something a little more out of music. Eventually, Mark had parted ways with his band mates, to pursue another musical challenge, and that new challenge, was becoming a Dj. For about five years into perfecting his new craft, he decided to take things a little further, and try his hand at music production. With phenomenal response from fellow Dj's, and avid EDM listeners, Mark i.e. Cobián has been using that support as his driving force, to produce new records, that will make people soar out of this atmosphere. "This is the most excited i've been in years with music. So many new Dj's, and so many new productions, I'm just completely ecstatic to be a part of this movement. Hopefully, I can produce music, and or Dj sets, that will give the listener that same audio pleasure, that I once had when I was learning about this wide world of electronica." This year is going to be an outstanding year, and a huge challenge for Mark, due to his countless hours in the studio, and his monthly Dj sets. His perseverance will make him one of the most watched up and coming artists in the Electronic Dance Music scene. Prepare yourselves and stay tuned...
AJ Clay: https://soundcloud.com/ajclay
A NYC resident for just over a year, AJ has already begun to spread his deep, techy, progressive sound throughout the city. When it comes to DJ'ing, AJ believes in one thing: the programming of a night. His name is well on the way to standing for a brand that represents a certain mixture of sounds that build and progress as the night carries on. His unique sets have quickly drawn the attention of dance music enthusiasts, and in his brief year in NYC has played alongside the likes of Quivver, Guy J, Jody Wisternoff, Tom Hades, Kyle Geiger, Luigi Madonna, Motek London, among many others. Keep your ears to the speakers as his silky-smooth layers of beats have given AJ a signature sound not to be missed.