Charles D (US)
Friday, April 19th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Advance Tickets on sale Friday, March 29th @ noon.
Romanian underground staple and dance music encyclopedia Cap returns to Flash with a live and fully improvised set from supergroup trio N/UM using a mixture of stringed instruments, vocals, analog synthesizers, and drum machines. J Swink and Charles D hold down the Green Room for the Higher Power Release Party with local favorite Mike Harvey in the Flash Bar.
Cap ( Romania )
N/um ( NYC )
Jus Nowhere (DC)
Green Room: Higher Power Release Party
J SWINK ( DC )
Charles D ( NYC )
Philco ( DC )
Tommy Cornelis ( DC )
Ever-present in the Romanian electronic music scene and beyond, Cap is one of those artists that spices up any line-up. Eager to assert himself, he went from listening to music to being an audiophile and from being a vinyl collector to a DJ. The transition took place in 2010 and his evolution has been upward ever since.
When mixing, he can easily feel a complexity of feelings, being almost empathetic with his audience and naturally adapting himself to the vibe of the party. Cap’s musical selections have a vast range of sound, carefully chosen to fit the vibe that the public generates.
Over the past years, his versatility and music taste took him on some of the most important underground electronic music stages, such as GuestHouse, Space in Bucharest, Ibiza Zoo Project, Ibiza Underground, and several appearances at Romania’s Sunwaves.
N/UM (pronounced noom) is a New York-based live electronic trio using analog synthesizers and drum machines, guitar, and vocals in live composition. Each performance or recording by N/UM is unique and improvised, with no pre-composed songs and no planned structure. The group unites three long-time friends who have always shared a deep passion for house music. They are five-time Grammy Award winning mastering engineer and producer Jeremy Loucas, guitarist of world-renowned rap group Residente (Calle 13) Elias Meister, and Danish multi-instrumentalist and producer Emil Bovbjerg. Having recorded and performed together in different formations over the past decade, the three friends have emerged as a solid musical unit under N/UM, capable of capturing major dance floors while bringing the unique immediacy and spontaneity of pure, free improvisation to places where it is rarely heard: festivals, nightclubs and underground warehouse-parties. Despite the daring premise and unconventional creative approach the raison d’etre and mission statement of N/UM is simple: The opposite of war is a dance floor.
Their 2016 debut album ‘Zebra” was included in ‘XLR8R's Best of 2016’ and gained wide international recognition including attention from renowned artists like Acid Pauli, Dewalta, Paul Ritch, Andrew Grant and the legendary Sheffield trio The Black Dog among many others.
“Recorded in one take during a single session the seven-tracker was improvised entirely, recorded as one lengthy live set with each track flowing into the next… Bashed out using a mixture of stringed instruments, vocals, analog synthesizers, and drum machines, [they] created a record that falls somewhere between minimal house and techno. N/um tick a lot of boxes between themselves: alongside a five-time Grammy award-winning mastering engineer (who spent years DJing in the cities underground scene), is a guitarist and bass player with a decade of experience in improvised performance, as well as a singer-songwriter with a background in orchestration and composition.” -XLR8R
Join us on the Flash Rooftop for the release party of "Higher Power." This EP will be released on Maksim Dark's Label Dense Audio. J SWINK and Charles D will be on the decks from open to close. The release date of the EP is set for April 22nd.
Wed, 17 Apr 2019