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Flash LiVE: SÉBASTIEN LÉGER MODULAR LiVE (OFF-SITE)

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sébastien Léger (Lost Miracle | FR)

Themba

Annya



Warehouse Location TBA

   





Saturday, January 15, 2022

2101 New York Ave NE Washington, D.C. 

Doors 10PM

Advance Tickets on sale now.

Get Tickets: bit.ly/sebastienlegerdc

 

A prodigy from the South of France, Sébastien Léger has been at it for over 20 years. Getting noticed by mythical labels such as Rivera and Black Jack, his 2007 album, “Planets” is considered a timeless must-have. With numerous releases on respected labels such as Armada Music and Renaissance Records, the Lost Miracle label boss releases frequently under Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream, his most recent EP titled “Feel.” In 2020 Sébastien performed his modular live at the Pyramids of Giza for influential channel turned record label, Cercle, celebrating the release of Giza on Cercle Records. Now, Léger brings his modular live performance to DC featuring renditions of his popular discography, featuring his signature melodic sound from his modular synth. 

Joining from South Africa will be Themba. After a b2b with Black Coffee In The Lab for Mixmag, the South African Native went on to have a massive summer in 2019. Based in Ibiza, he was a resident of Black Coffee’s weekly party at HI, while touring across 20 countries. A sound that is inspired from his African roots, Themba has graced massive dancefloors including Elrow and Resistance, as well as being featured on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. The Herd Imprint’s boss unsurprisingly receives support from the likes of Adam Beyer, Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, and Damian Lazarus among others as his “Who is Themba?” remained on the Beatport charts for over a year. After an impressive first release of his debut album “Modern Africa, Part I Ekhaya” on Armada Music, Themba has positioned himself for an even bigger 2022, joining us for what is set to be an unforgettable night with Sébastien Léger.


 

// MUSICAL GUESTS //

 

Sébastien Léger (Lost Miracle | FR)

soundcloud.com/sebastienleger 

ra.co/dj/sebastienleger 

 

Themba 

soundcloud.com/iamthemba 

iamthemba.africa/ 

 

Annya

soundcloud.com/annya_dj

 

 

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⠶⠶⠶⠶⠶ FLASH SAFE SPACE POLICY ⠶⠶⠶⠶⠶

It is Flash’s mission to maintain a safe space where we all feel at home. We ask our attendees to please stay compliant with our rules and keep Flash’s space free from the following:

⠶ No violence

⠶ No non-consensual behavior

⠶ No racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, sexism or other discriminatory behaviors

⠶ No leering

⠶ No harassment of any kind

⠶ Respect the space… leave no trace

⠶ No phones on the dancefloor…for the sake of the vibe!

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If you would like to report anything that goes against our safe space policy, get in touch with us at letusknow@flashdc.com


 

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS: 

Sébastien Léger:

2020 has been a year we'd all like to forget. But for Sébastien Léger, it has been an opportunity to connect with his growing community of fans, and an ever larger collection of like-minded artists who have tuned into what he is doing with his Lost Miracle label. Part of that is down to the continued radio show he hosts, which is syndicated to more than 100 stations round the world and has helped to crystallize the Lost Miracle sound. "People know what we're all about now," he says of the now two year old label, adding "it's about music that has a strong melody, a timeless lead that is standout and unforgettable, but b-sides are always reserved for more experimental, hard to categorise and playful sounds."

Once the dance music world opens up again, Lost Miracle will host its own carefully curated events. Headlined by Léger himself but with a crew of label artists playing each one, they will be a perfect way to experience the label's sound - house music that has real meaning and musicality, as well as the ability to transport you to another world. The parties will come with the same Asian aesthetic, production and lighting that has defined the label's artwork. It is a style that Léger, who visits Asian as often as possible both privately and professionally, has long been drawn to thanks to its enchanting charms.

Lockdown has also been productive for Léger on the production front. He has made enough music "for the next five years", with some of it a continuation of previous releases on All Day I Dream and Lost Miracle, and some of it heading in a new direction that will be revealed soon. Also to be unveiled soon, for the first time, will be his stunning new live show. Each one will find him playing on a hybrid modular set up with sequencers enabling him to serve up remixes of his own back catalogue next to fresh new cuts. That means the shows will serve up the sort of house you would expect from this long time maestro, but always with a subtle twist. The first one will be exclusively live streamed by Cercle from the breathtaking Pyramids of Egypt.

Léger's last release was on All Day I Dream and was the most successful to date. There will be more on that label at some point in 2021, and the bootleg Stevie Wonder remix he has often played will also get a full and official release.

For an artist who has achieved as much as him in the last quarter of a century, it would be easy for Leger to keep trading on past glories. But not him. He admits he "gets bored easily" so is constantly reinventing himself and his sound. He has never paid heed to trends or fly-by-night fads, instead making whatever sort of music he fancies. Right now, that music is some of the best he has ever made. It is emotional and melodic, laden with exquisite pads and the sort of sonic subtleties only an artist of his experience can achieve. It also moves global dance floors, of course, and like the man himself, can be stormy and moody as well as more uplifting. In 2019, his 'Lanarka' track was the overall Number 1 on Beatport for the best part of three weeks. The deadpan, dry humoured artist himself is rather unmoved by that fact. "Dogs," he says, when asked what truly makes him happy.

He is being coy, of course, because you don't spend 25 years DJing around the world and making essential club grooves if you don't have a passion for what you do. His inspiration comes from the moments he is in the studio. He never goes in with set expectations or specific ideas, instead going wherever the sessions take him. As a DJ, Léger says his first commitment is to "keep the dance floor full", but he also says he has to keep himself happy, and only plays music he loves. "That's not always easy," he says, "I don't pretend to want to educate people, but I do like to try and show them some new sounds and styles."

He has once again set about proving this during lockdown, the result of which are sure to keep Sébastien Léger right at the vanguard of the scene.