Viceroy

U Street Music Hall presents:

Viceroy

Phantoms, WIll Eastman

Thu, February 5

Doors: 9:00 pm

$15

Viceroy - (Set time: 11:00 PM)


It's no question that Viceroy is one of the biggest names in dance music right now. With a stellar past year full of big-name collaborations, chart-topping remixes and buzz-blog no.1's, Viceroy is constantly making moves. With his "summertime all the time" motto fully emblazoned in everything he touches, 2013 saw Viceroy bring his unique brand of lush, tropi-cool house disco to clubs and parties across the world, including showcases at CMJ in New York, and tours across Australia, Asia and South America – soon no continent will be left untouched.

With the release of the sun-swept single, 'Dream of Bombay' in 2013, along with the latest and now infamous edition of the 'Jet Life' remix series, which included the smooth rework of Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It", Viceroy has been privy to exclusive remixes for well-established artists such as Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Passion Pit, Two Door Cinema Club and St Lucia to name just a few. Proving that Viceroy is both a production and DJ talent easily sitting at the top of the game, both his remix and original catalog have earned him coveted credits such as #1 on Hype Machine, #1 on Spotify Chart, #1 We Are Hunted for almost every release. Add in over 5 million Soundcloud plays, countless mix tapes and exciting collaborations in the world of fashion and technology, the demand for anything Viceroy makes him one of the most exciting producers to watch for 2014.

Bringing a cool, "jams not bangers" attitude to his body of work, plus a serious sack of singles that have easily held their own since 2012, this year will see the long-awaited release of a debut full-length album. Sun-drenched and full of addictive hooks, Viceroy will well and truly be making waves on your beach.
Phantoms - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Kyle and Vinnie are Phantoms, a Los Angeles based duo who specialize in dark, rhythm-heavy, grooving dance tracks filled with avant pop and neo-soul vocals. Phantoms have carved out a style of electronic music that is at times dark and semi-serious, but Kyle and Vinnie focus on articulating an environment that culminates in pure, danceable joy. The human experience is punctuated with these same polarities, sweeping highs and low lows, and that philosophy is infused in the Phantoms experience.

They are inspired by the likes of Soulwax, Daniel Avery, Justice, The Knife & more. Growing up, Vinnie would play drums to artists such as Stevie Wonder and James Brown. His father was a rhythm guitarist who introduced him to his early influences and helped cultivate his technical side. Kyle's uncle played keys and toured with Michael Jackson. Through him, Kyle came to respect the art of production, lending to Kyle's command of bass and the layering of sounds and textures that build into the Phantoms tracks.

Phantoms debut self-titled EP was released under OWSLA's Nest label and the duo is currently recording their full-length album in downtown Los Angeles.
WIll Eastman - (Set time: 9:00 PM)


Will Eastman’s DJ performances have earned him the title “DC’s titan DJ” from the Washington Post. Leader of numerous indie bands since age 15, Will pushes boundaries, melding house, techno, disco, and left-field sounds in his DJ sets and productions. His career began in 2000 when he started Bliss, a monthly resident night focused on emerging dance music held in a no-attitudeo velvet rope setting. While DJing at night, he worked by day for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History documenting histories of the electric guitar and sound recording technologies. His Bliss residency, however, meant to be a temporary creative release, would set him on course for a music career. Growing over time in popularity and stature, Bliss became DC's longest running emerging dance music club night, lasting 15 years, eventually morphing into the dance music website Blisspop. Building on his experience with Bliss, Will ultimately dedicated himself to a full time DJ and music production career. His debut single, “Feelin’”, received endorsements from dance music legends Fatboy Slim and Donald Glaude. More original productions and remixes received broad support from artists diverse as Daniel Avery, Aeroplane, and Tiesto, and earned features on BBC Radio 1 and NPR. In addition to his solo work, he’s a member of the group Volta Bureau, whose song, "Alley Cat", topped Beatport’s Indie Dance chart for 11 weeks in 2011.

Using curatorial skills shaped during his time at the Smithsonian, Will is resident DJ at several touring parties that encapsulate and pay tribute to musical eras and guilty pleasures: No Scrubs: 90’s Dance Party and Hot In Herre 2000’s Dance Party. The events have sold out the legendary 9:30 Club in DC 25 times since 2008 and now tour the East Coast. In addition to making and playing music, Will is founder and principal owner of U Street Music Hall, a music-focused venue that hosts top DJs and live bands. Named one of America’s top 10 dance clubs by Rolling Stone and best dance club in the region by the Washington Post, U Hall’s laid back environment with no dress code, 1,200 square foot cork-cushioned floor, award-winning sound system, and internationally recognized programming have made it an underground favorite since its 2010 opening.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
http://930.com