The Barber Streisand
Friday, April 26th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Advance Tickets on sale Friday, March 22nd @ noon.
Having played around the world on Richie Hawtin’s Contakt, CNTRL, and ENTER tours as well as releasing almost exclusively on Hawtin’s celebrated Minus label, Gaiser’s exquisite sense of sound design is evident in both his inventive live sets as well as his fine-tuned studio productions. We are excited for Gaiser to bring his dark and experimental sound to Flash for his venue debut. He is joined by the mythical Godfather of Iceland, Thule Records label boss thOr.
Gaiser ( USA )
thOr ( Iceland )
Oliver Caine (DC)
Green Room: Catharsis Pre-Party
Roukin ( LA )
The Barber Streisand ( DC )
After a lifetime of making music, Jon Gaiser is always leading from the front of his own world. With his signature sound, he has started a movement of atmospheric bass-line driven dance music that is entirely unique and unmistakable. Releasing almost exclusively on Richie Hawtin’s Minus label, he has been an influential part of the modern day techno landscape, both on stage and in the studio. From his role in pioneering projects like Hawtin’s Contakt and CNTRL tours, to being a key ENTER resident, Gaiser has always sought electronic music’s most evocative and cinematic possibilities - particularly evident in his inventive live sets and mind bending visual accompaniments.
Growing up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gaiser’s musical upbringing ranged from studying percussion with the symphony to playing drums in punk rock bands. Later experiencing the golden years of Detroit, it was the infinite possibilities and futuristic darkness of techno that really captured him, and since his early teens he has been on an endless mission to create sounds that have never been heard before.
With his/an exquisite sense of sound design paired with the ability to evoke otherworldly feelings through compelling grooves, Gaiser has crafted something entirely immersive. Someone who is inspired by the odd and peculiar sound tools from both the latest digital technology and extremely rare analog pieces, what matters most to Gaiser is the end result.
In addition to his many releases and seasoned touring history, proof of his artistry comes on his four studio albums. From the abstract minimal of “Blank Fade” (2008) to the spaced out and industrial ambiance under the name VOID “No Sudden Movements” (2011) to the slick and sci-fi percussions of “False Light“ (2014), Gaiser has very much explored techno’s outer edges in his own cerebral ways.
For more than three decades, THOR has been one of the leading figures in the Icelandic techno scene – often dubbed as the Godfather of Icelandic Techno. The founder of the legendary Thule Records is well recognized for his finely crafted deep minimal techno music. Beside releasing on his own output, his working is being released on the Berlin based Sushitech Records, as well as The Double R, Rekids, Connaisseur Recordings, Harthouse and many more.
Throughout the years, Thor has had steady amount of releases and remixes coming out and his music has been heavily featured on various compilations worldwide. His latest EP releases the „Decay” came out on his label Thule Records in 2018 and he is currently working on new material in his new German studio and collaborating with artists such as Roger Gerressen, Matt Thibideau & OHM
THOR has had numerous successful collaborations with artists such as Goldie, Pascal F.E.O.S., Tim Taylor, Exos, Roger Gerressen, Matt Thibideau, Yagya and the pop superstar Björk. In addition, Thor has remixed artists such as Bob Marley, Anthony Rother, Sigur Rós, Steve O’Sullivan, Ben Sims, Exos, Eddie Matos (Mateo & Matos), Gus Gus and many more.
The list of places THOR has performed at is long, it includes well known clubs around the world. e.g. Berghain-Panorama Bar, Berlin, GER, Heideglühen, Berlin, GER, Wilde Renate, Berlin, GER, ReSolute, New York, USA, Blkmarket, New York, USA, Flash, Washington DC, USA, Stereo Bar, Montreal, CAN, LuandaHouse, Toronto, CAN, RexClub, Paris, FR, Heaven, London, GB, Fuse, Brussels, BE, Deli, TelAviv, ISR, Closer, Kiew, UKR, Corbin Club, Budapest, HUN, just to name a few.
Mon, 15 Apr 2019