Basscamp, SMASHA

Friday Sep 8

10:30 pm

$5 - $10

This event is 18 and over

Mikey Pennington, best known by his artist name Jackal, is a 23-year-old music producer and DJ. Originally from England, Jackal started producing music while attending the University of Canterbury. Jackal has always been musically inclined, learning to play guitar, drums and making beats on his keyboard at the age of seven. Since the release of his trap hit "Shakedown," Jackal’s presence in electronic dance music—especially electro-house and trap— has quickly grown, with his beats often showing up in the sets of heavyweight artists from Skrillex to Diplo.

***Free before 11 PM for 21+. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

When a man is born in Minnesota – a state known for having 10,000 lakes – it’s entirely possible that he could, like currently Washington, DC – based DJ/producer Basscamp, excel at making that many styles of music. The producer spent his childhood as a competitive pianist and his teenage years as a classical and jazz tenor saxophonist. Blending those unique sensibilities with a burgeoning interest in the trance sounds of Tiesto, Paul van Dyk and Paul Oakenfold informs his uniquely melodic and timeless take on producing electronic dance music. Priding himself on creating a “not just auditory, but also physical interaction” with his music, Basscamp’s ultimate aim as a producer is to “captivate people.”

A mix of unique circumstances led to his decision to move into production. Working in a consulting firm as a college grad was not exactly meshing with his blossoming interests in electronic music. Thus, his eventual transition from being behind a desk to being a force behind the boards and in front of the crowds by 2011 was a necessary evolution and is a far more comfortable fit for his dreams and aspirations.

From an unofficial remix of Chiddy Bang and Icona Pop’s “Mind Your Manners” released in August 2011, Basscamp’s mainstream growth has been swift. In 2013, he had his remix of Tiesto and DJ Punish’s 2013 single “Shocker,” picked up for official release by Tiesto’s label Musical Freedom. As well, his recent remix of pop star Lorde’s “Tennis Court” was supported by OWSLA’s Nest website after a viral spread on Tumblr. Similar success met his remix of Avicii’s “Addicted to You” done alongside fellow DC-based rising producer, Rex Riot.

Support for his work has been coming in from all over, including Tiesto, Big Dope P, Audra Mae, Bro Safari, :DFace, Viceroy Infuze, and Proper Villains. Basscamp anticipates an active and successful 2014.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009