Friday, July 17th • Bar opens 8PM, Club doors 10PM
We first learned Danny Daze's name following his 2011 underground club anthem "Your Everything" on Jamie Jones' label-of-the-moment Hot Creations, but it was the B-side, "Fall Away From Love" that caught our ears. Following this abrupt success, Danny worked steadily to build his profile, eventually collaborating with an old high school friend by the name of Maceo Plex. They formed the duo Jupiter Jazz and released "Shake It Mama," a record informed very much by Danny's love for classic electro. Since then, Danny has released on label's such as Jimmy Edgar's Ultramajic, Pets Recordings, Kompakt Records and Nervous Records and topped the billing at such festivals as DGTL, The BPM Festival, and Exit Festival.
Making a debut appearance for the night all the way from Lebanon is3LIAS, resident of Beirut's legendary former-bomb shelter-turned-night club,B018. He is a master of the deep, dark, groovy sound with a Mediterranean twist. Musical Freedom's Basscamp is on first, with Select DC's Foot Therapy in the bar.
Danny Daze ( Ellum, Ultramajic | Miami )
3LIAS ( B 018 | Beriut )
Heavily praised for his versatility, DJ and producer Danny Daze continues to smash expectations with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, and Miami Bass. Daze’s freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Combined with his entrepreneurial acumen, Daze’s touch has made him one of his generation’s most compelling artists.
Pitched down, woozy, and dark, 2011's “Your Everything” featuring Louisahhh! went on heavy rotation all summer, landed on many discerning year-end lists, and led to output on vanguard labels Kompakt, Ellum, Ultramajic, Phantasy, Turbo and Murk. Described by Michael Mayer as having a “rough and muscular” sound, Daze went on to remix and collaborate with the likes of Maceo Plex, Daniel Avery, Tiga, Jori Hulkkonen, Gui Boratto and Jimmy Edgar, among others. In 2014, while presently living in Berlin, he released several singles and remixes, including Murk’s “Dark Beat (Addicted to Drums)”, Gui Boratto's "Take Control" and three solo EPs – Silicon (Ultramajic); Freeze (Kompakt); Flange (Ellum). Daze also launched an extensive worldwide tour and announced plans for a new music label. “I've ran a label before and feel its time to begin curating another. I‘m not after a selfish agenda built around me. The label must be about the artist being released first.” Danny says.
Danny Daze’s trifecta of taste, skills, and vision set him apart from most DJs who stick to one style or focus on one angle of the business. Daze’s radical approach to preserving music’s integrity while breaking its boundaries may seem volatile, but it’s not random. “Everything I'm doing comes from within. There isn't much difference between Daniel Gomez and Danny Daze.”
Hailing from the mountains overlooking the Eastern Mediterranean, 3LIAS slowly followed a deep, dark groove all the way down to the coast. More specifically the old city quarantine of Beirut. There he was swallowed up by the iconic B 018's retractable rooftop and became its resident decknician in 2006 after helping create Lebanon's underground scene through the lates 90s and early 2000s.
Today, almost a decade into his residency at B 018, 3LIAS has transformed it into a subterranean factory of silky synths drenched in melancholic, rolling grooves and deep, dark-driven beats that entrance the mind and move the feet till the early hours of the morning.
When not touring the region or orchestrating his weekly B 018 nights, 3LIAS, Jimmy Van M and Luxor T have been churning out beautifully reimagined remixes for artists like Karada and Pedro Mercado's "Tale of You". Their originals "DA Goom" have also been released on labels like Dave Seaman's Selador Recordings, and a remix on Solee's Parquet Recordings, with several more set for release in the coming year.
3LIAS collaborates regularly with talents from around the world, as well as unprecedented endeavors with fellow Lebanese musicians of all sorts and genres. Together, 3LIAS has the perfect combination helping redefine the art of making Beirut's human beings (and more and more people from around the world), dance well into the night.