Line-up /Aaron Dae (Dae Deep, Dae Recordings / Chicago) Meistro (Dirty Bombs, Solid Gold Sound / DC)
EIGHTY EIGHT D.C., 88
We are extremely excited to bring you an evening with AARON DAE & MEISTRO! This pairing is so perfect that we've decided to give them the entire night to do their thang. Aaron is one of Chicago's most talented house jocks, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him coming to DC - and if you don't know about Meistro by now you betta axe somebody!
Chicago, Dae Deep, Dae Recordings
DC, Dirty Bombs, Solid Gold Sound
GALLERY ** SILVER SPRING, MD
1115 East West Highway
NEW ADMISSION PRICES
$5 from 10pm - 12am
$10 from 12pm til close
Loda is about redefining definitions of who, where and what we are by creating an uplifting environment for lovers of electronic music and artistic environments. We strive to bring artists that have never played in DC in an effort to showcase our community, broaden our musical palette and understanding of the larger EDM landscape. The depth and breadth of quality electronic music right now is nothing short of incredible. Coupled with the explosion of digital arts and the rise of the creative class, there's no other time we'd rather be alive and doing what we do. We hope you'll join us this week, this month as we continue to push things forward bringing new people and experiences to our community.
AARON DAE BIO:
Aaron’s versatility as a producer, DJ, promoter and label owner have kept him at the forefront of underground house music since 1992. On the decks, he crafts deep, soulful, funky, spacey sets that take audiences on an aural journey. As a label owner, Aaron embraces tracks steeped in nu-skool funk and uptempo groove. In whichever realm he works, the Brooklyn-bred artist intertwines a soulful commonality into his electronic sound. It’s house music understood on all levels.
Aaron began his DJ career in 1994, after years of promoting famed New York Clubs such as Tunnel, Twilo, Sound Factory and Limelight. Soon after, he relocated to Philadelphia, where he began regularly DJing at local and regional clubs. Through his promotional work at the renowned Fluid Nightclub, Aaron hosted international such as Andy Caldwell, John Howard, Julius Papp, Onionz & Joeski and MFR, among others.
In early 2004, Aaron translated the success of his promotional career into the launch of a new music label, Dae Recordings. Unlike his own, self-branded style of 'soulful funk,' Aaron signed on house tracks rooted deeper in uptempo funk. 'It’s gotta be funky,' he said on signing tracks for his label. Now ready to drop its fifteenth release, Dae has been making a big splash in deep house circles, building up a hefty and talented roster on its way. In 2005, Aaron deepened his own music career by relocating to Chicago. Producing and performing in house music epicenter has pushed both Aaron and Dae Recordings to the forefront of the music scene, sharing the stage with talent such as Derrick L. Carter, Miguel Migs, Mark Grant, Gabriel Rene of Soulstice, J-Boogie, Hipp-E and Qustlove of the Roots.
In addition to dropping his spacey, soulful sound on audiences, he continues promoting events across the country. At Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference, Aaron successfully hosted 'Floatin’' for two consecutive years. The sold-out vessel carried 300-plus party-goers and featured three separate rooms of live DJs. His outdoor day party, Sun-Dae, also remains the best-attended day party in Philly.
While Aaron draws influences from the classic likes of Masters At Work, Todd Terry and Joey Negro, he also infuses elements of electro and soul. Artists such as Schmoov!, Crazy Penis, Spirit Catcher, Hot Toddy and Fanatix have all defined an aspect of his playing style. The result is a deep house blend of disco, funk, soul and space that takes audiences on a journey. 'My live sets are about the journey,' he said. 'I like to take people on a trip.'
Known for destroying dance floors with a diverse mix of house, disco, funk, dancehall, and hip hop, there is no such thing as a typical Meistro DJ-set. He touches on all genres with depth, skill, and precision and he leaves sweaty dancers begging for more. His party-rocking abilities have brought him to Tel Aviv, NYC, Los Angeles, and many places in between and he has been featured in Spin Magazine, UK Hip Hop Connection, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and more. He has shared the stage with DJ Z-Trip, Toots and the Maytals, Max Glazer, Tittsworth, Kid Koala, Soulico (Tel Aviv), Dave Nada, and many others. And don't forget his mixes-his renowned reggae mix cds have sold out quickly online and in stores and many other mixes available as free downloads have received international praise.