featured

Freerange: Jimpster - Fred Everything - Juan Zapata


Saturday, January 4, 2020


jimpster (freerange, delusions of grandeur | uk)
fred everything (Montreal)
juan zapata (dc)


GREEN ROOM:

Gradient Descent

Steve Kirn



FLASH BAR:

Hon Jao

Keenan

Rawle Night long







Flash Nightclub

Facebook   eventbrite   Resident Advisor


Get Tickets »



Saturday, January 4th

Bar opens 8PM • Green Room 9PM • Club 10PM


Advance Tickets on sale Friday, December 6th @ noon.


Saturday, January 4th the Freerange Label touches down in DC setting the bar high right from the gecko of 2020. Label founder Jamie Odell, otherwise known as Jimpster heads the night in the Club Room, joined by Montreal’s versatile native artist Fred Everything and DC local talen Juan Zapata.



JIMPSTER:



Jamie Odell wears many hats and wears them well. He's one of the most revered house producers/DJs on the scene and his labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur continue to help break incredible new music which he brings to his DJ sets across the globe.


As he puts it: "House music has been my first love and passion since hearing 'Strings Of Life' for the first time at The Essex Barn in 1988 and I'm still inspired by the memories I have of that period when the whole electronic music scene was so fresh and exciting as well as being really broad and eclectic. One minute we were listening to Lil Louis' 'The Story Continues' and the next, freaking out to 'Radio Babylon' by Meat Beat Manifesto. Every track seemed to have its own strong identity and unique sound and I guess that ethos is something I try and carry through to my A&R for the labels as well as my DJ sets. Certainly as a producer I am still striving to produce that perfect house track which will stand the test of time in the same way that those early classics have. The blueprint is simple: to inject life, depth, soul, sincerity and attitude. This is what sets the major players apart from the pretenders. That challenge is what keeps me focused and inspired 25 years on and I'm sure it will keep me on my toes for many years to come."


His seminal LP 'Messages From The Hub' established Jimpster as an artist of note back in the late 90’s and the music has flowed steadily and consistently since then, mostly on Freerange, with the 2006 excursion 'Square Up' on Ben Watt’s seminal Buzzin Fly label proving to be a (temporary) transfer of one London-based deep house icon to another.


Releases such as ‘English Rose’, 'Dangly Panther', 'A Love Like This' and 'Can't Stop Loving' continue to be choice cuts for many DJ's whilst 'These Times' and 'Porchlight And Rocking Chairs', two more recent deep house anthems, were remixed by Dixon and KiNK to serious effect. 2016 proved to be a landmark year with Freerange celebrating 20 years in the business, a collaboration EP with Japan’s Kuniyuki, remixes for Galcher Lustwerk and Mr V, and an EP on Systematic including remixes from Adam Port and Hyenah. 2017 is already shaping up to be one of his strongest yet with his Silent Stars LP dropping in April and remixes for Adam Port and Sisey Ey already causing serious damage from early promos.

Sterjimp? His current stat count as a remixer is touching a century and the acts to receive his midas touch includes everyone from Osunlade (“Mommas Groove” still being hammered by Moodymann on a regular basis), Solomun, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Josh Wink ('Jus Right' stole the show at Dixon's 2015 Detroit Movement set) through to Bob Marley, Seal and Terrence Parker. Recent remixes for Detroit Swindle, Thatmanmonkz, Till Von Sein and Da Posse all show that the inspiration is still flowing thick and fast.


With Jimpster still doing the business at globally renowned hotspots like Output (New York), Womb (Tokyo), and Watergate (Berlin), a slew of new music on the way, the ideas flowing freely from his studio and with over two decades of experience to draw on we see clearly that the fire is still burning as brightly as ever.



FRED EVERYTHING:



Montreal transplant, San Francisco based Fred Everything has been a driving force in the House music world for over twenty years with a discography of over 200 releases on some of the best reputed labels including 2020 Vision, Om, Freerange, Tsuba, Get Physical, Local Talk, Drumpoet Community, Buzzin Fly, and of course his own Lazy Days Recordings, which he has been running for ten years.


A staple in the Deep House genre long before its rise in popularity, Fred is known for his versatility and tight production, shining as much when working with full vocals as with stripped down dubs. His collaborations and remixes have included: N’Dea Davenport from The Brand New Heavies, Meshell Ndegeocello, Curtis Mayfield, Tortured Soul, Atjazz, Corrine Bailey Rae and Jazzanova on labels such as Defected, Compost, Classic, Strictly Rhythm, Sonar Kollektiv and countless others.


As an in demand DJ, Fred continues to travel the world relentlessly, gracing the decks of some of the best clubs and festivals from London to Cape Town, Sydney to Tokyo, Ibiza to Moscow. Equally at home on a big stage or an intimate venue, Fred Everything’s sets always rise to the occasion: precise and energetic while always keeping that element of surprise.


HON JAO:


⠶⠶⠶⠶⠶ 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 of the following:


⠶ No violence

⠶ No non-consensual behavior

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

⠶ No leering

⠶ No harassment of any kind

⠶ No phones or photos… for the sake of the vibe!


If you or a friend feels uncomfortable at any point, please do not hesitate to let a Flash team member know. Our staff, i.e. bartenders, security guards, managers, sound staff and door staff are here to help! ♥