Will Eastman's Birthday Party!

Will Eastman's Birthday Party!

Outputmessage, Julius Jetson, Nick Garcia

Saturday Dec 2

10:30 pm

$10

This event is 18 and over

***Open bar from 10 - 11 PM. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Will Eastman
Will Eastman
Will Eastman’s DJ performances have earned him the title “DC’s titan DJ” from the Washington Post. Leader of numerous indie bands since age 15, Will pushes boundaries, melding house, techno, disco, and left-field sounds in his DJ sets and productions. His career began in 2000 when he started Bliss, a monthly resident night focused on emerging dance music held in a no-attitude/no velvet rope setting. While DJing at night, he worked by day for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History documenting histories of the electric guitar and sound recording technologies. His Bliss residency, however, meant to be a temporary creative release, would set him on course for a music career. Growing over time in popularity and stature, Bliss became DC's longest running emerging dance music club night, lasting 15 years, eventually morphing into the dance music website Blisspop. Building on his experience with Bliss, Will ultimately dedicated himself to a full time DJ and music production career. His debut single, “Feelin’”, received endorsements from dance music legends Fatboy Slim and Donald Glaude. More original productions and remixes received broad support from artists diverse as Daniel Avery, Aeroplane, and Tiesto, and earned features on BBC Radio 1 and NPR. In addition to his solo work, he’s a member of the group Volta Bureau, whose song, "Alley Cat", topped Beatport’s Indie Dance chart for 11 weeks in 2011.

Using curatorial skills shaped during his time at the Smithsonian, Will is resident DJ at several touring parties that encapsulate and pay tribute to musical eras and guilty pleasures: No Scrubs: 90’s Dance Party and Hot In Herre 2000’s Dance Party. The events have sold out the legendary 9:30 Club in DC 25 times since 2008 and now tour the East Coast. In addition to making and playing music, Will is founder and principal owner of U Street Music Hall, a music-focused venue that hosts top DJs and live bands. Named one of America’s top 10 dance clubs by Rolling Stone and best dance club in the region by the Washington Post, U Hall’s laid back environment with no dress code, 1,200 square foot cork-cushioned floor, award-winning sound system, and internationally recognized programming have made it an underground favorite since its 2010 opening.

Will is currently collaborating with several artists and planning new solo releases for 2016.
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Outputmessage is D.C.-based electronic music artist Bernard Farley. A math whiz by day (he devises math content for standardized tests as a test developer for American Institutes for Research), Farley channels his technical mind into his creative work as singer, producer, and DJ. In 2014, he released The Infinite Void, a spacious full-length concept album that explores the cosmos through a story arc of techno, house and pop. D.C Music Download has called The Infinite Void one of the best electronic albums of the year. No stranger to producing stand-out dance music, Farley is also a member of indie-dance group Volta Bureau whose song, "Alley Cat" topped the Beatport indie-dance chart for several weeks.
Julius Jetson
Nick Garcia
DC-based producer and DJ Nick Garcia is well versed in house music, having helmed the historic Yoshitoshi Recordings for two years. His love affair with synthesizers has landed his solo records on labels like Edmonton deep house imprint Night Vision and Boston’s bass music outfit Lifted Contingency. In March, Nick released his Fenix EP on Night Vision, which quickly rose to Beatport’s top 20. His DJ sets are quirky and diverse, pulling from deep house, left field, and techno, and this has earned him spots on bills with artists like Kornel Kovacs, Sophie, Jacques Greene, and Kaytranada.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/