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Kiev-based duo Woo York touches down in the District for a special Live set and DC debut on the Club Level soundsystem. Releasing on well respected labels such as Soma Records, Drumcode and Dystopian, the duo continues to grow their audience globally. Woo York’s LiVE sets combine energetic, experimental and euphoric sounds developing a sophisticated sound and resulting in many revered events planet-wide.
German artist and sound designer AE:ther (Crosstown Rebels, Afterlife Records) joins the night, heating up the Club Level. AE:ther has been a blazing trail of creative craft, inspired by the sounds of Detroit and learning from Berlin like-minded collaborators Mind Against and Tale Of Us. He has become known for transmitting deep emotions through his ambient yet high-energy electronica, the perfect soundtrack to the future.
Joining from Portland, Oregon, underground influencer and Believe You Me collective owner, Andy Warren heads the night in the rooftop’s Green Room. Building bridges for international artists to the west coast, we welcome Andy Warren to the east coast as he makes his DC debut, keeping the dancefloor grooving until the late hours of the morning.
Woo York [LiVE] (Afterlife, Dystopian, Semantica | Ukraine)
Ae:ther [LiVE] (Crosstown Rebels, Afterlife | Germany) [LiVE]
Andy Warren (Believe You Me | Portland)
Since the start of their career in 2009, the Kiev-based duo Woo York has come a long way from being local heroes to becoming an internationally recognized live act with their own signature sound. They are constantly developing their live show, innovating with studio productions and widening their audience globally.
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2012 was the year Woo York became integral members of the international techno community, releasing a set of strong EPs on legendary Glaswegian label Soma Records and Planet Rhythm, a veteran techno platform which they ended up curating for a few years afterwards. Woo York's sound was never just plain four-to-the-floor techno, it was the melodic side of their music that has made them stand out.
An important milestone in their career so far was their appearance on Life And Death in early 2015. Since their debut EP 'The Valley Of Songs' hit the stores, Woo York became closely associated with the globally renowned duo Tale Of Us, who later signed them to their current label Afterlife. The relationship resulted in the release of Woo York’s acclaimed debut album Chasing The Dream in 2018, as well as shows at a number of Afterlife events worldwide. In addition, Woo York have released on respected labels including Drumcode and Dystopian.
Woo York’s improvisational, hardware-based live set combines both energetic and experimental techno elements with acid leads and euphoric atmospheres. They deliver a powerful, driving, dark-yet-sophisticated sound that is truly singular within today’s techno scene. They now have a touring schedule including many of the most revered events worldwide and show no signs of slowing down.
Born and raised in Rome, with German DNA and a diverse musical palette Ae:ther is an artist who has quickly established his pedigree as a formidable producer and selector through scintillating DJ sets and a batch of stunning releases.
Now based in Berlin, the 29- year-old has returned to the motherland where he is steadily cultivating a reputation for haunting melodies and narcotic rhythms. With strong connections to Damian Lazarus at Crosstown Rebels and the Afterlife crew, Ae:ther has considerable industry support with his focus on delivering high-quality dance floor ready cuts that channel his love for ambient electronica and transmitting deep emotion, while keeping the energy levels high.
Ae:ther discovered club music early in his life, inspired by Underground Resistance and the early Detroit sound, along with artists like Autechre, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream and Miles Davis - pioneers who pushed boundaries. As producing and DJing became a daily obsession, he left Rome to go and study in Milan. It was there, at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) that he studied Sound Design and his lifelong commitment to the exploration of sound and vibration really took hold.
From there he moved to London, a city where he matured and grew as an artist. After a couple of years he found a space at Fortress Studios in Old Street, where he befriended neighbours such as Bicep and assisted other artists with their music, his knowledge of sound design giving him the ability to add a whole other dimension to the artists he worked with. Six years in London gave Ae:ther all the experience he needed of life in a city that many consider to be the centre of the musical universe.
In 2017, enticed by the prospect of expanding his network and pushing his career forwards Ae:ther moved to Berlin. There he joined like-minded collaborators Mind Against and Tale Of Us, alongside a whole crew of new friends, and immersed himself in the highly fertile electronic music scene. The Berlin lifestyle; liberal, inclusive and supportive of the arts, has fed back into Ae:ther’s love for production, and taken him to a whole new level of musical expression.
As a producer he has been blazing a trail, his natural aptitude for crafting emotive, captivating compositions landing him several releases with Afterlife, including his exceptional EP ‘Spectre’, which was released in July 2018. Ae:ther’s love for experimental, ambient music lies at the core of his distinct sound. Coupled with deep underground influences and a meditative atmosphere, he programs taut percussion and juxtaposes it with dreamlike soundscapes, telling mesmerising stories with his synths.
This inimitable approach has brought him to the attention of one of the scene’s most influential figures, Damian Lazarus. He has commissioned Ae:ther to compose a remix of his exceptional single ‘All I Need’ with the Ancient Moons and has also signed his debut album. Another release with Afterlife is also scheduled for mid-2019. Besides that, Ae:ther has performed across Europe and is preparing to unleash his debut live set. A dazzling culmination of hours and hours spent on painstaking production and curation, the hour-long live show will showcase a wide range of Ae:ther’s largely unreleased productions; demonstrating his diversity and unparalleled talent.
At the birth of electronic music its visionary pioneers wanted to soundtrack the future, now that future is here it’s artists like Ae:ther who take up the mantle and guide us into the unknown. As part of the new vanguard he is perfectly poised to do just that, so strap yourself in and prepare to be transported into the next century.
Andy Warren is a DJ and an all-around record fanatic who has helped elevate the underground dance music scene in Portland, Oregon throwing
consistent, quality events for over five years. Through his party collective, ‘Believe You Me’ that he’s run alongside partner Robert Ginkgo, Warren has built a bridge for international artists touring the west coast of America. His energy and reverence for the history and culture of DJing has not only helped make Portland a tour stop, but also ushered in blissful day parties and cozy afterhour gatherings, curated to exploring body music beyond its contemporary realms. To that end, Warren is a selector who is not afraid to take risks when he steps up into the booth, channeling layered emotions and varied rhythms with new and old flavors of house, techno, disco, ambient, electro and experimental music.
His energy, technical prowess, and penchant for strengthening the community has led him to play throughout the United States as well as Latin America & Europe. Warren’s party series ‘Believe You Me’ has also seen the likes of Cassy, Axel Boman, and Tony Humphries grace the decks at their colorful gatherings. Andy Warren carries the spirit of the underground wherever he touches down, always bringing a multifarious selection of music for his late night (or early morning) dance music history lessons, exposing the mind and body to rhythms and rarities out on the dancefloor.
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