Pleasurekraft w/ Roberto Gonzalez | Saturday February 26 | Fur

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 5:37pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 10:14pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:


Roberto Gonzalez
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Jon Deke
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Saturday February 26, 2011
Fur Nightclub 33 Patterson Street NW
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: USA (DC)

Style: Pleasurekraft: Tech-house | Roberto: Trance/Melodic House | Jon Deke: House, Electro

Famous Tracks: Tarantula (#10 on Beatport’s Top 100 Tracks of 2010, Nominated for Best Minimal/Techno track at the 2011 IDMAs), Green Velvet – La La Land (Pleasurekraft’s Sideshow Mix)

Best Known For: Pleasurekraft: Going from relative obscurity to having the top selling track on Beatport. Roberto: Being every top DJs favorite opener… Cosmic Gate love him so much they asked him to… well, we can’t announce it yet.

From across the Atlantic Pleasurekraft came together. Kalle and Kaveh, from a chance email encounter resulting from their individual releases on Anjunadeep, to sending session files back and forth. The next thing they knew, their tracks were being played by Nic Fanciull, Sander K and Sasha & Digweed. All of a sudden they had the top track on Beatport, signed to the top booking agencies in dance music and were on a world tour. Of course, when Kaveh isn’t enjoying his new life as a star, he’s residing at Glow DC!

Q: Who is Pleasurekraft??
A: Kaveh Soroush & Kalle Ronngardh’s baby (immaculately conceived of course)

Q: What is Pleasurekraft??
A: A simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience induced only by the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music that you hear the kids listening to .. – Common side effects include: unrelenting head bobbing giving way to complete surrender to physical movement commonly referred to as ‘dancing’.

Q: Where is Pleasurekraft??
A: In your CD/tape deck/vinyl/mp3/neighborhood Club/Lounge – anywhere where organically inspired synthetic music lurks, ready to jump in your skin and make you move! However, the most concentrated “red spots” have appeared to be in 2 distinct locations – Stockholm, Sweden, and Miami, Florida.

Q: When is Pleasurekraft??
A: Since the dawn of man, to the future of our future of our future…..

Q: Why is Pleasurekraft??
A: Because we are hedonists and when the groove captures you – all you can do is surrender with pleasure.

Roberto started spinning as a hobby that was quickly turned into something that he loves. He has had a life long love of all types of music, but his true love is in Electronic music. His interest was first sparked by attending club events, especially GLOW, introducing him to all the different forms of Electronic dance. Through the years he has experimented with all styles, until he found his true passion…Progressive/Trance.

In 2003, he was granted his big break into the local DC scene, by holding down a residency for CitySonic’s monthly parties located in the Attic at HOME nightclub (now called ULTRA BAR). In 2004, he began to create his own productions with the help of his friend Eric Jao (DJ Enferno). Since then Roberto has been working along side Pete Moutso, Music Director and DJ of GLOW ( for the past Five years. Pete has been a big help in mentoring Roberto and has benefited a great deal, which shows in his DJ sets.

In 2007, Roberto made a series of mixes called Images, which help spread his name within DC. The series help people get an idea of what they can expect from Roberto’s dj sets. Now Roberto has established himself as one of the guys to watch out for within the local scene of DC. Currently he is working a productions and collaborating along with his brother Javier and Casey Keyworth (Breakfast) of Flashover Recordings on new productions. The one thing he always shoots for is to be able to share great music and vibe at any of his shows with the crowd.


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