Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird artist has in his quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets in one wieldy point. This young archer has had the incomprehensible luck to fall into crew with his idols, be reared by their best and given some of their most guarded musical secrets, then hoisted to a platform to blare his prodigious beats from places where most creators can only dream of being. Born in Tehran, Iran, Ardalan Noghre-Kar possesses a peculiar, fresh perspective on music genesis without even trying. His mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel to the face, but his original tracks are where his efforts shine, like those released with Justin Martin-“Mr. Spock,” a 2010 party anthem charted by Diplo and Jesse Rose, and “Lezgo,” charted by Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boyz Noise)-and those soon-to-be-released on his own EP with Dirtybird. It’s no wonder he’s been given the nod by everyone from Papa Dirtybird himself (Claude Von Stroke) and A-Trak to those who are charting his remixes, like Maya Jane Coles, Audiojack, and Riva Starr, the last of whom he has an upcoming remix for to be released on Snatch. The greatest strength in Ardy’s music is his ability to whip out hits that work equally well from the dankest basements to the most opulent dancefloors; sounds that satisfy those with diverse tastes who can unite under his single agenda of having a good time.
Navbox emigrated to the States in the 90s from Iran as a classically trained pianist with a deep passion for music. That passion turned him onto electronic music and he picked up a pair of turntables at the turn of the last century. In the early 2000's, he got his start playing in Washington DC before relocating to Boston and studying music engineering. Soon after, he found himself playing the underground circuit in Boston, comfortably tangled up in house & techno yet again.Returning to the District in '08, he continued to pursue DJ'ing and found that the city was missing an underground dance music scene. He founded Stranger Than Paradise (STP) and began curating events in clubs, bars, warehouses, rooftops and wherever else he could. Navbox mastered his craft playing alongside leading talents like Cassy, Bruno Pronsato, Delano Smith, Jan Krueger and many others.Fast forward to 2016 and Navbox has been at it for many years. Between DJ'ing and producing, he is booker and resident DJ for Flash in Washington DC, an incredible venue built for house and techno. His love for music is evident in his musical repertoire, spanning from deep house to techno, and his passion leads him to seek music that moves the feet as well as the mind. Navbox portrays the DJ-set as a journey, continually striving to break down static conceptions of house music in ways that inspire listeners beyond the confines of clubs and parties.
Jay is an underground house music dj/producer living in Bushwick, NYC. Jay relocated to NYC a few years ago from Boston where he was a true veteran of the house music scene and played an integral role in exposing the City to new underground acts (1st appearances for Booka Shade, Peace Division, Seth Troxler) and as a dj has held residencies at some of the best clubs in the City (Avalon, Rise Afterhours). Recent production efforts include a well-received vinyl only EP titled "Dojo Sessions Vol. 1" with David Paglia, a single titled "Style" released on Boston-based Cenote records, a forthcoming remix for Brooklyn based band Kamalata, as well as an EP with Brooklyn artist After Touch.
Connie Yin has been a major contributor to New York City’s underground electronic scene for over a decade. Witha deep fluid mix of forward thinking 4/4 styles and a defined rhythmic sensibility that flows from her alter ego as athumping rock drummer, Connie is a steady crowd favorite and an accomplished pro who always brings the goods.Whether it is as resident DJ for ReSolute, one of world’s hottest itinerant underground parties, or on the road touringfrom Brazil to Dubai, Connie’s innate aptitude and vigorous devotion to her craft have earned her turns alongside alitany of techno’s best, whom she frequently, but humbly outshines.Some of Connie’s highlights have been: winning first place in the Village Voice ‘Spinoff Contest’, which landed her aspot at Ultrafest, two appearances at WMC’s infamous Made Events’ Sunday School For Degenerates, an appearanceat Canada’s biggest techno party Piknic Electronik, Time Warp in NYC, and most recently at Jamie Jone’s Paradise inNYC. Determinedly, Connie uses her own success to inspire other women to enter the male-dominated world of DJing.To date she has privately trained 15 students.In 2009, Connie’s first productions, under the name ‘Constar,’ debuted on the Boston-based Airdrop imprint followedby a dozen more releases, including her October 2014 release, “Finding Yusef” on Jyre Records, which was chosenby John Digweed to be included in his four-CD and vinyl compilation on Bedrock Records, released in December 2014.Her most recent release under ‘Connie Yin,’ is a 3-track album, “One Heart”, out on 3Bridge Records, a collaborationwith Romanian spoken word artist, Nora Nostrand.Connie also spends a lot of her time in the studio on a myriad of other music projects including producing dark wavewith her band Jilted Lover, and making music videos, her newfound passion.Connie also enjoys romantic strolls on the beach, candlelit dinners, and cuddling.