Karsten Sollors, LGSP, GriffinGrrl, Alfonso Tan
CALLING ALL CLUB KIDS: give your Summer a proper kickoff by rockin' with Chicago-based DJ & Producer, Karsten Sollors, for his Seattle debut! On 5/31, the rising underground talent will ignite one of Seattle's favorite basement venues with his signature blend of house and tech house. With local support from LGSP, GriffinGrrl, and Alfonso Tan, it'll be a night of HEAVY dance music vibes from start to finish.
• KARSTEN SOLLORS [CHI / affiliations below] •
• https://soundcloud.com/karstensollors •
Chicago-based, Canadian export, Karsten Sollors has earned the attention of electronic music’s finest and his profile has immersed itself across international club culture. His signature sound on past releases with Toolroom Records, Undr The Radr, Nervous Records, Farris Wheel Recordings, Sleazy Deep, Stealth, Great Stuff and more, has lit up the charts with many of his productions landing in the Top10 and Top100 spots on both house and tech house charts. One of his recent releases, ‘Weekend Warrior,’ on Sleazy Deep, was chosen by Beatport as the #1 ’Best New Tech House’ track for December, and landed in the Top10 Traxsource Main Tech House chart. Recently, Karsten was featured as a guest on Roger Sanchez’ radio show ‘Release Yourself’ after a successful chart topping release on his label Undr The Radr. He's played alongside the likes of John Digweed, Art Department, Luttrell, Chus & Ceballos, Jay Lumen, Sante, Gene Farris, Prok & Fitch, Honey Soundsystem, Lee Foss, Way Out West, Paul Van Dyk, Justin Jay, Kaskade, Lane 8, Dusky and Cristoph to name a few. Headlining events across North and Central America, India, and Asia, his DJ sets deliver an immense amount of energy, ensuring that the crowd keeps dancing. Sollors holds a Saturday night residency at the world-renowned Sound-Bar in Chicago and recently launched a monthly radio show, ‘Sollors Systems,’ on Data Transmission Radio. Between his ability to rock a party and 4 anticipated new EP’s coming this spring/summer on Nervous Records, Stealth, and his Chicago home-team label, Farris Wheel Recordings, he's not one to be missed.
• GRIFFINGRRL [SEA / LOST, Uniting Souls] •
• https://soundcloud.com/griffingrrl •
GriffinGrrl [Emily Griffin] is intent on amplifying the fierce beauty of this moment and aligning forces with the Seattle community who inspired her through major recent life shifts. Her passion for positive, music-driven media has fueled her collaborative involvement in all aspects of the business - from XLR8R Magazine to Xbox Entertainment, vinyl and digital record labels, film & TV sync licensing and countless events Stateside and beyond. Whether she’s busting out chunky tech house vibes, bassy beats or that lush "mellow fiyah” that will melt your heart, you’ll feel Emily’s optimism radiating in her sets. She’s here to inspire you to stand tall, feel it all and move forward. Stated another way, she knows exactly how to get an entire dance floor to jump.
• LGSP [aka LeGaspi / SEA] •
• https://soundcloud.com/lgsp-music •
LGSP's exuberance for art is directly tied to her passion for music. For LGSP, music brings life. Her affinity for music has been constant and unwavering resulting in a deeply rooted respect, love and dedication to the art. As an artist of multiple genres, she has embarked on a life-long exploration to enhance, amplify, and share her craft. LGSP's devotion to music has helped hone her skills as a DJ and has led her to become one of the leaders in the Seattle Electronic Music scene. She has headlined and promoted numerous events in Seattle, and has racked up regular appearances at established venues for ongoing events, fundraisers, and fashion shows across the Northwest region. LGSP is a DJ’s DJ, not stuck to one genre, she’s taking over the decks one party at a time!
• ALFONSO TAN [SEA / Loosely Based] •
• https://soundcloud.com/alfonsotan •
As the main dude behind Loosely Based, Alfonso finds typing in 3rd person about himself to be silly, yet oddly necessary. Although his presence from behind the decks (vs. the dance floor) is relatively new, he has quickly gained traction, playing for the likes of LOST, Nark Magazine, and his own collective, Loosely Based, at popular venues throughout the city, including Monkey Loft, Re-Bar, and Kremwerk. If you've attended anything that Alfonso has played at in the last year, you'll know that he loves tunes that groove, bounce, and slap. His focus is on keeping his audience energized, and he loves providing a wave for his listeners to ride. His library will be stacked, so be prepared to go off.
• Set times TBA
• $15 Adv / $20 Door
• 10:00PM - 4:00AM
• Kremwerk | 1809 Minor Ave #10, Seattle, WA 98101
• This event is presented by Loosely Based, a small, music-focused collective that serves as a hub for [dance] music-lovers to gather and share fly content and experiences. Check out our FB page (likes/follows are appreciated!) for more. Loosely Based's events are for anyone that believes in safe dance spaces for people of all genders, colors, shapes, sizes, and orientations. You are free to be yourself and enjoy the music. Follow the rules of consent and respect everyone's right to cut loose. See you on the dance floor!