Telefon Tel Aviv
Friday, March 10th • Bar opens 8PM, Roof 9PM, Club 10PM
Telefon Tel Aviv burst on the international scene with their debut album, "Fahrenheit Fair Enough," in 2001. Originally released on Hefty, the seminal IDM record has been treated to a re-release on the much-loved Ghostly International. maeve's favorite son, Baikal returns with his tropical take on the bombastic, emotionally-charged tech house favored by the Innervisions crew. Two of DC's finest, Team Zapata cut it up on the roof, playing all night long, while Better Listen Sessions features in the Flash Bar, with guest Peter Croce.
Telefon Tel Aviv ( BPitch Control Records Berlin / Ghostly International | Los Angeles )
Baikal ( maeve / Innervisions | Berlin )
Edo ( Flash | DC )
Team Zapata [ All Nite Long ] ( PRESCRIPTION )
Flashbar: Better Listen Sessions
PETER CROCE ( Rocksteady Disco| Chicago )
Martín Miguel ( Better Listen Records | DC )
Heights ( Better Listen Sessions | DC )
TELEFON TEL AVIV:
Telefon Tel Aviv is an experimental electronic duo formed in 1999 by two New Orleans high-school friends, Joshua Eustis and Charles Cooper. Following years of playing in various local bands and learning the ropes of electronic music production, Eustis and Cooper wrote the demos for what would become Telefon Tel Aviv in 1999. After sending them to John Hughes III, who operated the Chicago-based Hefty Records, they were offered an album deal in January 2000. They spent the rest of that year writing their debut album, Fahrenheit Fair Enough, released in September 2001, as well as the soundtrack for the movie New Port South, written by Hughes’ brother James and released the same year.
Around the time of the release of Immolate Yourself, Charles Cooper passed away unexpectedly. Following Cooper’s death the Telefon Tel Aviv project went on hold. In 2014, Eustis released a solo album on Audraglint Recordings as Sons of Magdalene called Move To Pain.After years of self-doubt, Eustis decided to revive the Telefon Tel Aviv alias in 2016. This return coincides with a reissue of the debut album on Ghostly International and Eustis’ first live shows under the name, which began in the spring of 2016 with a North American tour alongside Moderat. New material under the Telefon Tel Aviv moniker is currently being written.
The name Baikal comes from the words ‘Bai Kyul’, which translates as ‘rich lake’. Lake Baikal is the most voluminous freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world’s unfrozen surface fresh water, and at 1,642m, the deepest. It is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to be the world’s oldest at 25 million years.
Baikal resides in Berlin and makes multi-layered electronic music for the heart, mind and feet. Preferably all at the same time and on his imprint Maeve, a joint venture with Mano Le Tough and The Drifter.
Baikal’s existence lies in the idea that the music itself, the abstract experience and the emotions it provokes should tell enough of a story to entertain you as the listener, and that the persona behind the artist is of lesser importance.