New York-raised, Berlin-based producer Fred P aka The Black Jazz Consortium has been delivering extended sets taking deep house to unknown depths. Inspired by bonafide tastemakers like Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and Danny Tenaglia, Fred P has attained his own futuristic philosophy and sound. Now, with eleven albums, innumerable releases and decades of DJing under his belt, Fred P holds residencies at Oval Space and The Pickle Factory in London. He stays driven by the energy and enjoyment on the dancefloor, playing an assortment of tracks that few other DJ’s can get away with dropping in their sets. Fred P continues to speak to his listeners through this unique psychedelic deep house journeys, reminding them that often times less can mean more.
In addition, hailing from Lithuania, clubnight host of Smala at Barcelona’s Opium Club, Manfredas touches back in DC for a night in the Green Room. Manfredas has rapidly gained respect over the past decade and now remixing the likes of Jaakko Eino Kalev and releasing fine excursions on Ivan Smagghe's new label, Le Disques De La Mort. Known for adding an extra hiss, Manfredas’ funky sounds spice up the dancefloor as shown on Boiler Room and many clubs worldwide including KAUZ, Mick’s Garage and Phonox. He is joined by Sergio Santos from LA, who has had numerous stellar releases on Wolf & Lamb, Art Department’s No. 19 Music, Claude Von Stroke’s Mothership & Dirtybird, Get Physical, and Endless Flight. One of the four members of S.E.C.T (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, and Sergio himself), Sergio blends portuguese and environmental influences throughout his music, supporting the international underground community.
“Deep”, perhaps the word most associated with the career of Fred P, and for once, an accurate portrayal. Eleven albums, innumerable releases and decades of Djing into his career, the New York-turned-Berlin resident continues to push further into his own sound, craft, and mind. For those fortunate enough to be present for one of Fred's cathartic, physical and spiritual DJ sets, the dancefloor is not just a place for enjoyment, but for potential.
That opportunity for potential – his own, yours, that of our collective consciousness – has long-been the earnest pursuit of Fred P, channeled expertly through his evolved and deeply personal exploration of house and techno music. His futurist approach is inspired as much by the scene's bonafide revolutionaries, Frankie Knuckles to David Morales and Danny Tenaglia, as his own futurist philosophy, weaved together from a glorious patchwork inspired by an ever-expanding network or thinkers, collaborators, and international encounters.
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Manfredas. The name packs a hefty punch. After years spent amassing knowledge as a radio DJ, he took his talents to the club, where he’s been convincing the unconvinced ever since.This man has a serious gift for throwing his every physical move hammering home the strength of his musical convictions. From the unique way he palms the jog wheel, to the ardent torque of his dancing, music feels a little more impactful in his midst.Manfredas’ ascent has been aided by musical cult leaders enthusiastically cosigning on his taste and talent.Ivan Smagghechampioned his tracks on the LDDM label, aligning with his love of cold-wave-chug, electro-chug, and neo-trance-chug. Realizing which way the chug was blowing, Red Axes inducted him as the only non-Israeli in the Garzen crew, resonating with his uncanny sense of the bizarre and the beautiful. Meanwhile, global groove gurus Multi Culti harnessed his affinity for wild, off-kilter ethno-charms, encouraging the big guy to cool it with the booze, go healthy and maximize productivity. All have invited him on tour, and audiences around the world have been blown away by the epic b2bs, breathtaking b2b2bs, and miraculous b2b2b2bs.As one of the key residents and programmers at Opium Club in Vilnius, where he runs his clubnight "Smala", Manfredas has been instrumental in creating a culture that has led some mega-respected DJs to call it their favourite club in the world. The space feels like a feedback loop of love, dramatic intensity, and open-minded passion that draws everyone deeper into the music. Fact: the best DJs are always residents. Fact: Opium just might be the best club in existence. Logic dictates our man is a champ.
Sergio Santos is a name in electronic music that has become synonymous with deep techno, dark disco, unique sounds and proper selections. Taking influence from both the United States and Portugal’s dance music scenes, Sergio has a sound unique to his life experiences and surrounding environments. After drawing inspiration from underground scenes abroad, Sergio came to Boston and began spreading his layered tastes with the masses. At 18, he began the journey, and established a residency in Boston at the Avalon Nightclub. Throughout time, Sergio joined a new team of producers from the Boston area to revive and renew America’s East Coast underground dance music culture. This team (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross, and Sergio himself) became known as S.E.C.T.
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