Tonight, our little buddies Mike/Darkenetiks and Ali/Hitoi are gonna be opening up for Fabio. Its 18 and up, free before 10:30 PM, and its gonna be held at Andalu (1214 18th St NW, Washington DC 20036).
You can have the official schpeal after the break…
Wednesday | February.20.2008
Upfront and M3 present:
FABIO [ Radio 1 | Creative Source | Swerve ] – UK
>From playing pirate radio to residing at Britain’s most exciting and ground breaking clubs, Fabio & Grooverider have forged a path that has shaped the sound of drum ‘n’ bass and been vital in establishing the house, techno and early breakbeat scenes in the UK.
The duo first hooked up in early 1987 at Phase One, a pirate radio station which also featured the likes of Colin Dale and David Angel. An instant rapport was established as Fabio dropped funk and soul numbers over Grooverider’s hip hop beats. With acid house, they started DJing together at Mendoza’s – an after hours haunt in Brixton full of the Shoom crowd. Quickly establishing a name for themselves, they began playing all the major raves, spinning a mixture of Detroit house and early rave.
Fabio & Grooverider have always been a couple of steps ahead of their contemporaries, laying down early European techno way back in 1989, and developing the first UK breakbeat as long ago as 1991 at seminal club night Rage. They’ve also played extensively on the rave and house circuits for years, both together and separately.
BOBBY JAE [ Upfront | Five ] – DC
Mastering the sounds of DC drum and bass, Bobby Jae never fails with his impeccable mixing and top-notch selection. Be sure to check out Bobby Jae’s new highly anticipated mix, Upfront Drum n’ Bass. This follow up to his URB Mix It Best classic, Perpetual Motion, is a veritable showcase of the liquid, funky sounds that many artists on the Upfront Industries roster are currently cultivating.
DARKENETIKS & HITOI [ EXBC | FBC ] – DC
Long time supporter of the DC drum & bass scene, Darkenetiks looks to recreate only the best vibes from years past with every set he plays today. Like a Sci-Fi Disco gone wild, his infectious energy and solid selection will put the dancefloor to the test. Check him out, as he shows you what the term “Dance Music” truly means.
Hitoi’s flavor of dnb is strongly influenced by her house background with groovy melodies and catchy basslines. Favoring labels such as Hospital and Commercial Suicide and artists including Commix and Artificial Intelligence, her unique sound turning heads locally and beyond.
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