Flash hosts an intriguing pair of guests at this one: three-headed Berlin act FJAAK and New York-based DJ and synth conjurer Antenes.
Friday, August 24th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Tickets on Sale 7/19 @ 12PM.
FJAAK ( Monkeytown Records, 50 Weapons | Berlin )
Antenes ( The Bunker NY, L.I.E.S. | NY )
Steve Kirn ( Blueprint | DC )
Green Room: We Dig Vinyl
Elliott Sloan ( We Dig Vinyl | Baltimore )
Andy Grant ( DC House Grooves | DC )
Katrina Mir ( DC House Grooves | DC )
Symmetrical ( DC )
Flash Bar: Cider House Mules
djmeegs ( Cider House Mules | DC )
Marko Peli ( PEX | DC )
FJAAK is an electronic music trio from Berlin. Having grown up together, they began to create all types of music made with microphones, guitars and drums in a dark, chaotic and dirty cellar at quite an early age. After getting in touch with the Berlin underground techno scene, days and nights started being all about music. Whether it was chopping beats on the MPC in the morning hours or studying manuals, the internet, vinyl stores and Schneiders Buero.Starting to gain worldwide attention in 2009 with an alternative and boundary-pushing take on classic techno, house and breakbeat they have meanwhile started their own party series based on all hardware setups and vinyl only – machine vibes. Starting off with open-air events in Berlin, machine vibes now takes place in carefully selected venues around Europe. In 2014 they signed to 50Weapons and have since released two captivating and very fresh sounding techno EPs. Modeselektor have hot tipped them to be the next big thing. We cannot wait to hear more.
New York-based DJ, producer and electronics artist Antenes operates a laboratory of self-made sequencers and synthesizers using vintage telephone equipment. Known for her inventive soundscapes and eclectic DJ sets, Antenes treats the studio as a space for sculpting emergent patterns, textures, and percussion layers. A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, her DJ sets dive into hypnotic, acid-laced techno, shimmering electro, shadowy atmospheres and beyond, with a particular ear for odd percussions and syncopations. Her sensibilities as a DJ have awarded three of her podcasts (LIES 025, Juno Plus 119, and Phormix 44) to be featured in Fact Magazine’s Week’s Best Mixes column. Her production debut, The Track of a Storm EP on L.I.E.S. reveals three tracks of otherworldly techno infused with “lazer shot synthwork,” “ghostly noise layers,” “muscular bass shapes and sparking percussions,"(per Boomkat) appearing on the 2015 best-of lists for Juno and Fact magazine. Her label affiliations are set to expand further, with forthcoming releases on The Bunker New York and Silent Season. Antenes is currently an Artist in Resident at Issue Project Room, co-sponsored by Bell Labs.