Kerri Chandler [Open to Close]
Saturday, February 16th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Tickets on sale Friday, 1/25 @ 12PM.
Kerri Chandler [Open-to-Close] ( Madhouse | USA )
Mor Elian ( Fever AM, Dublab | Berlin/LA )
Alex Eljaiek ( DC )
LeDroit ( DC )
Soso Tharpa ( Sous La Terre | DC )
DJ Cozy ( NYC )
Kundalini ( DMV Deep | DC )
No one unites a club like Kerri Chandler. No one’s kick kicks harder. No one’s keys carry more emotion. No crowd reacts with more energy than when the New Jersey great is behind the decks. His life-long obsession with sound makes him famously meticulous about the setups of the clubs he plays, and that always results in electrifying sets of soulful, authentic, positive house music.
Chandler has unquestionably helped shape the house landscape, not only from the booth and the studio, but also as an A&R. His Kaoz Theory label has worked with contemporary talents like Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers, while his influential MadHouse Records has just celebrated 25 years of agenda setting releases with a storytelling anniversary album. Proving he is at the vanguard of the scene are his critically acclaimed back-to-back sets with French protégé Jeremy Underground as Underground Kaoz at flagship festivals. His residency at the world famous DC10 and an ever full DJ diary that takes him on endless trips around the world are also testament to his on going vitality as an artist.
He is affectionately known as the ‘Stevie Wonder of house music,’ and for good, reason: over the years, he has laid down countless timeless tracks and albums that exude a rich musicality, brim with character and reach way outside the confines of the dance floor for their inspiration. His definitive cuts on labels like Atlantic, King Street Sounds, Nervous and his own Madhouse have spawned legions of copycats and generation after generation of new fans. Kerri Chandler, then, has been a house legend for many years, but what sets him apart is his unique ability to blend tradition with innovation in fascinating new ways.
Mor Elian never “discovered” electronic music. Growing up in in Tel Aviv, a city where teenagers can get into nightclubs and electronic music is an intrinsic part of the culture, she simply did what all young people there do: she danced the night away to house, techno, and drum & bass.
Over the past few years, Elian has become a regular in LA’s burgeoning house and techno un- derground. She hosts a weekly radio program on Dublab, has been featured on Boiler Room, and has shared the stage with a variety of top-line DJs, including Matthew Dear, Jamie xx, Claude Young, Roy Davis Jr., Delroy Edwards, Oneman, Ikonika, and Cosmin TRG.
Of all the artists she’s played with, however, it’s perhaps Trus’me who is the most important, as the veteran Manchester DJ/producer signed Elian to his Prime Numbers imprint. The label just released her debut 12″, 323 to Plaza, which comes backed with a remix from Detroit upstart OB Ignitt.
More releases are on the way, but in the meantime, Elian has begun splitting time between Los Angeles and Berlin, a move that’s sure to sharpen her skills even further.