Sunday, April 29th • Doors open 3PM
Flash partners with Fathom for a special edition of Sunday Love.
// ABOUT FATHOM ABSTRACT //
The Abstract Series is an ongoing project that sees Fathom collaborate with artists to create immersive, site-specific experiences. Each Abstract will challenge artists to produce large-scale exhibits and performances that audience members can experience concurrently. Abstract aims to blur the boundaries between these experiences and reality.
For the inaugural Abstract, Fathom travels to DC sanctuary Flash, for a sunset engagement. The experience will be led by performances from S.J. Ewing and Dancers, who will use motion capture technology and video projection in conjunction with contemporary dance to address the connection between our intangible interior lives and the physically constructed environments we have built.
The experience will also feature an amorphous 360-degree projection mapping from visual artist Robin Bell, who will transform the main room at Flash.
Music will be spearheaded by a headlining set from French deep house stalwart Sébastian Léger (All Day I Dream), who will be supported with live music from alternative RnB crooner Mr. Daywalker, and sets from DC locals Jon Swink, Philip Goyette, Jandro, Rafael Smith and M_K.
// MUSIC //
Sébastien Léger ( Mistakes Music, Temple of Lions | France )
J Swink ( Fierce Animals, USB | DC )
Philip Goyette ( Flash, ESL )
Jandro ( Blueprint | DC)
// SEBASTIAN LEGER //
Sébastien Léger has taken an unorthodox approach to his musical career resulting in a unique creative output. Over the last 20 years he has learned to adapt to the ever- changing face of Dance Music. Staying true to yourself and believing in your own abilities are the key to being able to thrive and develop over such a long period. This distinctive ability, is something only a handful of artists can call their own.
French electronic artist Sébastien was raised on music and for the last 20 years has lived and breathed every second of it encompassing an array of different genres. Whilst both his parents are classically trained musicians, it was only a matter of time before he took his first steps into this same world. Drawing his early inspirations from Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album, which provides an eclectic journey spanning across the Rock ‘N Roll, Soul and Funk genres he has taken this mould and turned it into something entirely different and his own.
Releasing music over a 20 + year career, including 4 studio albums and countless EP’s on a variety of labels including his own imprint Mistakes Music, Einmusika Recordings, Systematic Recordings and Dubfire’s SCI + TEC. Understanding the need for reinvention is key to Sébastien’s philosophy, constantly looking for that perfect track and never standing still for too long as stagnation is not in his master plan. Neither is straight down the line Techno, injections of groove and funk are key to his signature sound that has earnt him a long and fruitful career with one key objective – Keep the dancefloor moving.
Perceptions from others and including an especially critical dancefloor community can lead to an artist to change their style and fit a certain category, however in Sébastien’s case he’s worked tirelessly to make sure he creates a musical output that is representative of his emotions and music that is for him.
Straight talking Sébastien devotes all his emotions into his music and enjoys making people feel the same way. Throughout his career, he has constantly walked the knife edge between entertaining himself and keeping the crowd moving. Considering his job as more of a hobby is a gift and one that Sébastien holds in high regard.
Looking towards the future for Sébastien, his tour schedule is packed and will see him perform in some of the world’s most sought after venues. Never straying from his musical path, he has a full album penned for 2018 as well as a handful of releases on key labels. Sébastien Leger certainly shows no signs of slowing down and invites you to ‘Open your mind, don’t except the norm’.