Saturday, April 7th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Cassy is, quite simply, a DJ's DJ, and one who garners praise from practically every corner of the scene. Over her career she's held residencies at such esteemed institutions as Berlin's Panorama Bar, Paris' Rex Club, the late Trouw Amsterdam, and DC10, and sported releases on labels like Perlon, Aus Music, and Ostgut Ton. Always staying true to her roots, the ever-adapting producer continues to keep dancefloors moving with no regard to fads or quick to fizzle trends. Her latest project, Kwench Records, is much in the spirit of this upfront, honest ethos, with each release the result of a unique collaboration between two artists unafraid to surrender to their instincts, a skill Cassy mastered long ago. We’re thrilled to have one of our favorites step back into the booth on Saturday, April 7th.
Advance Tix on sale Tuesday, January 16th, at noon.
Cassy ( Aus Music | Berlin )
Mazi R ( STP | DC )
Green Room: Arts & Sciences
Anderson Musik ( Wex, Off The Record | CT )
Throe ( Flash | DC )
Taiga ( ROAM, Nomad | DC )
Flash Bar: Silicon Based Lifeform
Doktor D. ( Silicon Based Lifeform | DC )
Darius Twin ( DC )
JarboTek ( DC )
Cassy is a strong, independent and unique individual whose feminine power and sensitive musical flow delivers diverse techno with soul, warmth, elegance and a touch of mystery.
“Always since I can remember, especially in the Austrian village I grew up in, I was surrounded by music. One of my first and strongest musical memories is of having a ladybird turntable, I played it so much it was demolished in the end.”
Influenced by her parents, Cassy grew up listening mostly to Chaka Khan and Sade, alongside an eclectic selection including Spandau Ballet, Madness, Sarah Vaughan, Talking Heads, The Cure, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. In her teens she attended singing lessons and studied A-Levels in music, learning a few musical instruments, with the focus on guitar. “At this stage I always felt like I was way too shy to do it properly. I didn’t believe that I could be a musician like the ones who came to stay at my parents, but, it was my deepest wish.”
In the early 90s, Vienna started developing a strong techno scene, exposing artists like Kruder & Dorfmeister. Cassy loved and frequented a soul and funk night, Soul Seduction, which lead to her discovering Gilles Peterson and the influential label Talking Loud. “Around this time I also started buying records from the local record shop, Black Market, a bit of drum n bass, Hip Hop, House, Techno, a mix of things. I was never differentiating music.”
An honest, true and powerful feminine force, Cassy is an artist who knows and speaks her mind and stands strong as a unique inspiration in dance music.
Asking what inspires her, Cassy replied: “Be yourself and if you can’t be yourself, be Chaka Khan.”