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Yoyaku Showcase: Varhat b2b Janeret, Sarah Myers, Keenan Orr, Team Zapata


Friday, March 15, 2019


  • varhat ( yoyaku  | paris )
  • janeret ( yoyaku | paris )
  • edo ( FLASH | DC )

  • Green Room:
  • sarah myers ( flash | dc )
  • keenan orr  ( sleaze | DC )

  • Flash Bar
  • team zapata ( brutal disco | dc )



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Varhat

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Varhat is one of the leading talents of the now emergent French minimal scene. He continues to enrapture listeners the world over with his effervescent, rolling analogue grooves.

Janeret

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Janeret is part of the rising generation of the French scene. He is one of the key artists of yoyaku's roster and the AD of Joule Imprint. Mickael Jeanneret is one of a handful of talented rising French DJ-producers signed to Yoyaku, the Paris-based record label, record store, and booking agency. As Janeret, he performs regularly through Europe, but has also toured through Japan, Australia, and the Americas, acknowledged for his energetic sets that incorporate minimal house and breaks. He’s also widely known for his production work: a steady stream of exceptional EPs have established him as “pretty much a purchase-on-sight artist, which is a rarity,” writes one Discogs user. Janeret grew up in Grenoble, a city in south-eastern France, but has called Paris home since 2010. It was around this time that he began “taking production seriously,” he explains; his earliest experiments had started several years earlier. He marked his relocation to the French capital with a slew of releases on various imprints, but it wasn’t until 2015’s Heat EP that Janeret began to feel comfortable with his production methods and style, a smooth take on deep house with a solid groove. The reception of these early works saw Janeret sign to Yoyaku, now a flag-bearer of the French minimal music scene. Under the supervision of Varhat and Benjamin Belaga, the two co-founders, Yoyaku has launched a number of sub-labels through which Janeret and his peers have released, including YYK no label and Aku. Elsewhere, Janeret also heads up Joule Imprint through which he has released music from Teluric and Roger Gerressen, among others. Janeret launched the label with his 2016 Bright EP which featured a Varhat remix.

Sarah Myers

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Sarah Myers is widely recognized in the world of dance music as both a DJ and Event Promoter. As co-founder and resident DJ of “Life”, Sarah has helped to establish one of Washington D.C.’s most esteemed parties -- now into its fourth year. As a DJ, Sarah has played alongside some of the major players in today’s underground movement such as Matt Tolfrey, Jozif, Gavin Herlihy, Till von Sein, Clockwork, and Lee Foss. Sarah also hosts Hooked, a monthly podcast aired on DE Radio and TunnelFM where she holds residencies. It's featured past guests: Inxec, Bella Sarris, Ben Ashton, Randall M, and Chad Andrew.

Keenan Orr

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Team Zapata

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Based out of the District of Corruption (Washington DC), Juan And Hugo are Team Zapata. Purveyors of house music since the late 90's. They began crate digging and collecting records to Dj at house parties which led to playing at clubs up and down the east coast and other parts oft he world. Eventually from djing they evolved to producing original tracks and remixing for other artists. Funky, disco, deep, tech, minimal, jackin. whatever you want to call it. We call it house. If its good and it makes you dance, we'll play it. nuff said! See you on the dance floor.