La La Land at Echostage - 8.16.19

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#AFTERglow Presents

Green Velvet Presents: La La Land

Green Velvet
Eats Everything

Mihalis Safras
Eskuche

Friday, August 16th, 2019

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

Doors: 9 PM | No dress code | Ages 18+
Bottle Service: tables@echostage.com | 202.503.2331


GREEN VELVET:

This music industry legend, trailblazer, and currently one of the hottest DJ’s and producers on the underground electronic music scene…Green Velvet… came into existence more than 25 years ago.  In 1993 Green Velvet launched Relief Records and since that time has been a constant presence in the industry. When this very eccentric, green Mohawk wearing Green Velvet emerged, he sent shock waves throughout the House and Techno music scenes.  What was even more intriguing was his background.  Born in the southern suburbs of Chicago, IL he has always been an active athlete and focused student determined to follow his dream of becoming a chemical engineer.  While he excelled scholastically he was socially introverted, but always committed to finding ways to share his enthusiasm for living.

Following in his father’s footsteps, he began DJ-ing while attending undergraduate school at the University of Illinois and later graduate school at U of C Berkley.   Until one day, he realized that while his dream was to become a chemical engineer…his passion…his God given talent was to pursue life in the music industry.  That passion and commitment led him back to his hometown, and clearly kept Chicago on the House Music map. Even today, more than 25 years later…it is difficult to go to any electronic music festival or set and not hear music from Green Velvet/Relief Records.  Crowds everywhere sing along when notable hits like: Bigger than Prince, Flash, La La Land, Lazer Beams, Live Stream, Preacher Man, Shake and Pop, Sheeple, Suga, and Voicemail, are blasting across the airwaves.

Part of the history of Green Velvet and Relief Records is all about the Love…. Love of the music…Love of the fans…Love of other artists.  The history of great releases on the label and artists speak to this.  There are too many artist collaborations to mention…. but the likes of: Carl Craig, Detlef, Eats Everything, Jay Lumen, Mark Knight, Mason Maynard, Mihalis Safras, Patrick Topping, Prok|Fitch, Riva Starr, Shiba San, and of course …GET REAL, (the ultimate collaboration of Green Velvet representing Chicago… the birth place of House and Claude VonStroke…growing up in Detroit… the birth place of Techno) attest to his commitment to work with both established and emerging artist.

One thing is very clear, in this industry success and change go hand in hand.  Staying current with the scene and his fans is paramount.  2013 was a big year for Green Velvet:  Bigger than Prince was voted the #1 Underground Dance Track of the year by International Dance Music Awards and Green Velvet, the artist, received the Life Time Achievement Award from Beatport. In 2017 Green Velvet was voted the #1 DJ in North America by DJ Mag.

2018 is another record-breaking year:  Relief Records reached the #1 Label in Beatport Top 100 (all genres), Sheeple, (a collaboration with Green Velvet & Prok|Fitch) held down the #1 spot for 8 weeks. Green Velvet will introduce yet another innovation to his music arsenal beginning with the 2018 launch of the LA LA LAND STAGES.

“It’s all about our fans, about their love, support, loyalty and encouragement.”  More than 25 years and going stronger than ever…no doubt…the best is yet to come!

EATS EVERYTHING:

Eats Everything, aka Daniel Pearce, is at the forefront of a very rich history of talented DJ’s and Producers to come out of Bristol, England. The larger-than-life beat maker made a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene in 2011 when the fittingly titled debut ‘Entrance Song’ was released on Catz N Dogz’ ‘Pets Recordings’ imprint, and the track went on to become championed by the likes of Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, and Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1.

His mashup of Tiga vs Audion’s ‘Let’s Go Dancing’ – humorously entitled ‘Dancing (Again!)’ – was one of the biggest breakthrough hits of 2015, and he was soon spinning his own unique take on one of the most iconic underground dance records of all time, Green Velvet’s ‘Flash’. Eats Everything has since become one of the most in demand remixers in the business, proving his remix abilities by adding the Midas touch across a wide range of tracks from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Niles Rodgers, Jamie Jones, Disclosure, Four Tet, Matador and Booka Shade.

After winning DJ Magazine’s ‘Best British DJ’, and becoming the only DJ ever to perform two BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixes within the space of a year, Eats Everything debuted at #13 in Resident Advisor’s Top DJs poll during 2012. A technical wizard on the decks, his obsession with House, Techno and Disco shone through immediately, displaying the ‘studio geek’ inside the Bristolian, which led to him mixing the ‘Fries With That’ compilation on Hypercolour Records, launching it with a very special intimate Boiler Room set in Bristol at the beginning of 2015. Stepping things up a notch, he later took on one of the world’s most acclaimed mix series, fabric 86, in honor of the iconic London super club – firmly cementing him as an underground DJ.

Always one to go with the moment rather than to meticulously plan out sets, it is this party-ready approach that saw him become a key member of the elrow family early on, playing for the world-famous Spanish brand as an all night resident during their Ibiza season, as well as at many of their major European festival stage takeovers and club nights. All this in addition to a continuing dizzy array of high profile gigs; from Awakenings Festival, Movement Detroit, Kappa Futur Festival, Paradise DC10, Coachella to the Space Ibiza closing party, and his own personal favorite, Glastonbury, where his reputation as a local hero is set in stone. Now firmly established as one of the UK’s finest House and Techno exports, Eats Everything has more recently become a key part RESISTANCE, which is an integral component of the ULTRA Festival brand worldwide. Regardless of his success, Eats Everything has stayed true to his roots, never forgetting where his story began, and aside from throwing parties for family, friends and his biggest fans, he has held three ‘Food For Thought’ lectures across schools in England, talking to inspired students about his musical journey and creative processes within the studio, having honed his skills since first obtaining a pair of decks at the age of 12. In addition, he became a firm advocate for the ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’ charity, aiding to provide safe clean water across Africa and India by performing very special NYE performances at The Nest and fabric in London, in honor of the organisation and donating all proceeds to the charity. Making incredible music that resonates further than just the confines of underground House and Techno, the larger than life character is known for his confidence both on camera, and on radio, where his naturally gifted hosting skills have led to the headstrong producer garnering a reputation as the people’s champion. Following a hugely successful 12 month stint on the BBC Radio 1 Residency, Eats Everything was quickly appointed as a deputy host for Radio 1’s Dance specialist broadcasts, allowing his boisterous persona to shine through on the UK’s favorite station. His radio output doesn’t end there – whilst his globally syndicated weekly ‘Edible Beats’ radio show is now airing on over 70 FM stations around the world, stretching all the way from Argentina to Australia and everywhere in between, it was recently awarded best Electronic Music show and Listeners Choice for the 2018 Mixcloud radio awards.

His Edible imprint – a joint project with fellow Bristol music legend Nick Harris – continues to go from strength to strength, releasing standout tracks from the likes of Skream, Paul Woolford, Waze & Odyssey, Eats Everything himself and newcomers like Alex Virgo. With Edible now 15 releases in, the label continues delivering high quality House, Techno and Disco influenced records that resonate broadly and with a respective nod to its past. In 2018, Eats Everything launched his new A.T.E alias and event series, as he looks to diversify his musical output through a combination of live branded shows, a brand new record label in collaboration with Spanish Techno hero Andres Campo, entitled EI8HT, which also provides him a platform to release no-nonsense European techno with a British twist, and to sign music from his globally renowned peers.

With 2019 already shaping up to be the biggest and best year so far in the meteoric rise of Eats Everything, the Bristolian native has a range of solid new music soon to be released on Carl Cox’s infamous INTEC imprint, which is a huge honor for him and says “Carl’s always been a childhood hero of mine, and a really great moment in my life was when I got to play at the Discoteca in Space before him”, Dense & Pika’s fledgling Kneaded Pains, along with remixes for Tiga’s “You’re So Special” on Turbo and an ‘Eats Rebeef’ of Size 9’s classic “I’m Ready” on Josh Wink’s legendary OVUM, proving Eats Everything to be one of the most consistent premiere names on the scene.

MIHALIS SAFRAS:

Mihalis is a DJ & producer that can only be described as ‘house head to the bone’.  With numerous releases on monstrous labels like: Hot Creatons, Relief, Cajual and his own Material of course. After his remix for Marco Carola (one of the few artists that officially did so), ‘Play it loud’ remix reaching the charts top within days and getting nailed by almost every DJ in Ibiza.

Currently, being charted in both Resident Advisor and Beatport lists as one of Most Charted ‘Tech House’ Artist.  This year, Safras started a project with Green Velvet, and their singles ‘Sause’ and ‘SHMASH’ on Relief were into the Top 10 for months. They both now in studio working on their new EPs.

Winning at DJ Awards 2016 (Best newcomer) in Ibiza and nominated for Best Break- Through Act at IDMA Awards Miam was only a few of the season’s highlights.

ESKUCHE:

Eskuche is a fast rising star on the underground dance music scene. The New York City – Ibiza based dj & producer can pay tribute to his hard work and dedication in the studio which has allowed him to forage a name for himself, leading to his “Acid Jump” EP to sit in the Hot Creations Top Ten on Beatport.

Earning a reputation for delivering a blend of contemporary sounds and signature grooves with growling bass lines and resonating drum patterns, Eskuche has gained support across the board from the top DJ’s like Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Laurent Garnier, Stefano Noferini, Matthias Tanzmann, Maya Jane Coles and many more

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