645 New York Ave NW
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Sat Apr 16 2011
Doors 10PM, 21+
The Loft (Apartment Side)
Use Entrance Inside Loading Dock
411 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC 20001
RSVP for reduced $10 entry until 11PM
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Open Bar until 11PM
One of our favorite producers of the past few years will join one of the best DJ/producers out of Argentina at the Loft. Delano Smith has been dj'ing since the 80s and producing since '02. His style blurs the lines between deep house and techno better than most and his productions consistently earn him rave reviews (and land in our record box), including a stellar remix for Leonel Castillo on Sushitech that has people asking for the name every time it's dropped.
Last October, Leonel Castillo turned a lot of heads on his first tour of the States with his flawless mixing style and track selection and we had the opportunity to meet and hear him play. As producer, he has countless hours of unreleased material spanning deep house to techno and experimental with releases on Airdrop, Sushitech, Lilan Tape, and Telegraph. His track "Y El Viento Blanco" appeared on Thomas Melchior's Circoloco 10 Years Anniversary mix.
(Sushitech, Third Ear, Detroit)
(Airdrop, Sushitech, Buenos Aires)
(ELM, ECB, DC)
(Stranger Than Paradise, DC)
Born in Chicago and raised on Detroits West side, Delano Smith represents one of the last of a rare group of Detroits first house DJs. Perhaps it was the juvenile absorption of the sights and sounds around him during his first 5 years in the Windy City coupled with his experience during the new DJ craze of his high school years in Detroit that influenced Delano the most or maybe it is simply that enigmatic link between music people in Chicago and Detroit, known to insiders as the I94 Connection. Regardless of the reason for his natural ear for the deep and groovy, Smith can lay claim to a legacy that most Detroit jocks cannot. He was one of the original young guns personally mentored by Motowns 1st DJ, Ken Collier. Though Smith may have taken an extended hiatus later in his DJ years, it is this direct link to the beginnings of the DJ in Detroit that has maintained his integrity today.
Louche Podcast 18: Delano Smith
RA Podcast 226: Detroit Beatdown ft Delano Smith, Norm Talley & Mike Clark
Bleep 43: Detroit Beatdown ft Delano Smith, Norm Talley & Mike Clark
Delano Smith - This Heart:
Delano Smith - Something For Myself
Delano Smith - Constellation
Delano Smith ft Diamondancer - A Message For The DJ
Leonel Castillo - Stone Peach (Delano Smith remix)
Leonel Castillo is undoubtedly Argentina's most gifted producer. While his releases remain extremely rare, his daily creations keep adding and adding onto the thousands of tracks he produced over the past 20 years.
On this very special artist EP - Leonel Castillo, the great engineer, sets some intricate rhythms in motion, forging El Salon De Los Espejos into a highly feverish hotbox of a record. Get this right : no other man can develop such elaborate and thumping patterns as he does.
From his luscious grooves featured on Sushitech, to the stripped aesthetics as heard on Illian Tape or even his grand dubby techno textures from his record last year on Andrés Zacco's Greener Records - needless to say, Leonel covers a wide and complete musical range to perfection.
Recently, Leonel Castillo was also featured on Resident Advisor's esteemed podcast series. On that occasion, he prepared 90 minutes of his own unreleased productions only, mixed under a hybrid live and dj set format - a recording about which followers commented wildly about for weeks on.
RA 208 by Leonel Castillo
Airdrop 45: Leonel Castillo Pt 1
Leonel Castillo - Stone Peach
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