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Soul Clap's House of Efunk


Saturday, September 28, 2019


soul clap (soul clap records | boston)

T.a.g. aka Norm Talley & scott grooves (tresor | Detroit)

Ardalan (dirtybird | San francisco)

dj hologrphic (Detroit)


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Doors 4:00 PM
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Boston’s funkiest crate-digging duo, Soul Clap, land in DC Saturday September 28th, bringing their famous House of EFunk to town for an extended, all day and all night 12-Hour session and taking over all corners of the venue. Expect a diverse and carefully curated lineup with artists from all over the world, presenting major players from the past, present and future.


SOUL CLAP:

The early years
As children on earth, they were driven to understand the history of dance music and found their teacher in original boston disco DJ Caril Mitro who admitted them into the temple of Vinyl Connection (whose members included Dimitri From Paris and Frankie Knuckles plus many more). Caril taught Soul Clap that "house wears many hats" and instilled the sounds of American dance music while fostering an addiction to digging that has become a worldwide quest to acquire the best vinyl. Soul Clap´s training goes beyond history lessons to mastering all the elements of the DJ: knowledge, mixing, programming, performance and experience.

In between
With their roots firmly planted in their hometown of Boston, Soul Clap went out into the world to perform at places like The Marcy Hotel, Fabric, The Electric Pickle and Bar25 and in smaller places in America, Europe, Japan, Mars and Jupiter plus dancefloors in other galaxies that you haven´t heard of. They blasted into space with a series of game changing edits (including the summer 2010 anthem Extravaganza), originals (Action/Satisfaction & Lonely C) and remixes (for Laid Back, Metronomy, Little Dragon, Robert Owens, DJ Harvey and more). They joined forces with Wolf + Lamb to mix a chapter of the legendary DJ Kicks series and broke musical ground on a two month world tour of 6+ hour DJ sets. They always believe in sharing the knowledge by teaching college courses, doing workshops, speaking on panels and making sure to include forgotten classics in their epic DJ sets.

The future
By harnessing the past Soul Clap looks to the future. In 2012 they released their debut long player, EFUNK: The Album. A culmination of their sonic influences so far, full of collaborations and programmed to listen to on one vinyl LP, it included a cover version of Egyptian Lover’s classic Alezby Inn, which got the seal of approval from Egypt himself in the form of a remix due out in 2013. Pushing their musical message even deeper, Soul Clap proudly launched Soul Clap Records, a  sounding board for original material, a framework for their own funky family and a spotlight on undiscovered talent from their hometown of Boston and beyond. To keep the vinyl torch burning the label features vinyl only tracks and limited 7” records, as a matter of fact 45’s have become an exciting new medium in Soul Clap’s DJ performance. Soul Clap Records also completes the trinity now known as Crew Love, a family formed with Wolf + Lamb and Double Standard Records. With epic Sonar & A.D.E. parties already in the history books, this brotherhood will  bring together artists from all three labels for many more epic experiences in 2013. As the stars align, Soul Clap to embark on new adventures for 2013. Coming soon is a mixed compilation for newly relaunched UK Garage legend Nice ‘n Ripe records and possibly the most exciting mothership connection of all, a budding collaboration with the creator of P-Funk himself, Mr. George Clinton and his C Kunspyruhzy record label.

Always pushing new boundaries, always traveling through time and space, The Clap is on a mission to change the world one dance floor at a time. Dr. Funkenstein has taught us well: free your mind, and your ass will follow.



T.A.G. (NORM TALLEY & SCOTT GROOVES):


Born in 1980,

Defined by influences from the 80s New Wave sound and the dark synth-pop (Depeche Mode), he found his way quickly to electronic music. In 1997 T.A.G. began collecting the corresponding equipment for the task and with enthusiasm began spinning records. From 1997-1999 his sound took on the Detroit/Techno/Minimal style and thereafter the influence of Tresor Records’ artists such as Cristian Vogel and Neil Landstrumm helped him develop his current Brighton techno sound. Starting in 1999 he began to get regular bookings and also through his own parties Ton-Art he gained a name for himself regionally. After several years and successful gigs, in 2003 he played in Tresor New Faces night which gave him the incentive to try out for the Tresor Award. Ultimately he was selected among the top three by demonstrating his mixing and sound technique.

In 2005 T.A.G. was made an official member of the Headquarters team and in 2007 a resident DJ in Tresor.




ARDALAN:





DJ HOLOGRAPHIC:



DJ Holographic is a one-woman funk machine born and raised on Detroit Music. Her mission is to serve a mix of musical cuisine that contains consuming house beats, passionate R&B with Hip Hop, unreserved disco, true Detroit Techno, and Motown. Join her as she concocts her next rhythmic dish. Surrounded by members of the Detroit DJ community such as Underground Resistance, Detroit Techno Militia, Rocksteady Disco, DJ Minx, KDJ Records, and DJ Minx, she was inspired and her curiosity got the better of her.


She has appeared in the underground scene around Detroit at places such as Grenadier Club, Tangent Gallery, Grasshopper Underground, The Whiskey Parlor, Marble Bar, TV Lounge, The Works, Temple Bar, and more. She has played at festivals such as Movement, Charivari, San Francisco Pride, Red Bull Music Academy in New York, and opened for Black Madonna’s We Still Believe Tour in LA.


She has spent this past year traveling the world and playing for crowds from Berlin, London, to New York, Chicago, San Francisco and more. She has appeared at clubs such as Smart Bar, Club Egg, About Blank and Output to name a few. Mix Mag and DJ Mag have both featured her in print and she had the pleasure of presenting a mix on Fresh Kicks.


DJ Holographic’s mixes will put you in a mystic groove long before you leave your 9 to 5 and keep you satisfied until the sun comes up. Her DJ sets have always come to life when the crowd hangs up their responsibilities for the day and feels the truth within themselves.


She is currently spending a lot of time in her studio at Submerge in Detroit working on her first release, with plans to finish it in the first part of 2019. She has a monthly radio show on Red Bull Radio called Stardust that is broadcast live from Red Bull Studio in Detroit. She also presents a monthly club night called KOSMIK at Deluxx Fluxx in downtown Detroit. 


As her fans say, “So hot, please take me to the top”.