Massimiliano Pagliara & Rebolledo (at Ten Tigers)

U Street Music Hall presents

Massimiliano Pagliara & Rebolledo (at Ten Tigers)


Friday Apr 20

10:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

***$20 at the door. TEN TIGERS PARLOUR IS LOCATED AT 3813 GEORGIA AVE. NW.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Massimiliano Pagliara
Massimiliano Pagliara
Massimiliano Pagliara was born in Tricase (Lecce) in the deep south of Italy. Already as a child, he listened to diverse types of music: rap, classical, reggae, dub and 60s rock’n’roll. Coming from this small village, he and his friends created a small musical world for themselves, spending a lot of time every day playing records in his basement and at private parties.

Upon moving to Milan in 1997, Massi embarked on an academic career and eventually earned his diploma in theatre, dance and choreography at the Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in 2001. While discovering the fashionable and alternative club scene of the city, his imagination was captured by experimental electronic music such as Aphex Twin, Boards Of Canada, Autechre and Mira Calix. Naturally these avant-garde sounds eventually found their way into Massi’s original body of work.

After finishing school he ventured to Europe’s underground capital Berlin, where he continued his studies in contemporary dance, but also dived into the city’s explosive techno nightlife, particularly the renowned Ostgut. Massi’s interest in electronic music found its peak in 2003 when he finally began to pursue DJing with a passion. Ever since he’s been spinning at some of the most popular underground venues in Germany (among them Tape Club, Berghain/Panorama Bar, SchwuZ, Tresor, and Robert Johnson (Frankfurt/Offenbach)) as well as playing across the world.

Massi describes his style as an eclectic mix of house, disco, electro and techno – one may call it current-yet-classic. DJing has since led to production, these days Massi lets his obsession with analog synths run wild, usually he’s holed up in his apartment studio, working on his latest productions. But he’s not always alone. Massi has been collaborating with luminaries around town such as Gui.Tar, Snax, Lemercier & The Lala by, Molly Nilsson and Discodromo. The two members of Gui.Tar and Massi later formed [sic!], since 2010 he’s been collaborating with Rotciv – as The Rimshooters. Massi also released an EP on Apersonal Music under the alias Egyptian Nipples together with Jules Etienne.

2011 saw the release of his debut album Focus For Infinity (on Live At Robert Johnson), followed by his second long player With One Another (also LARJ) in 2014. February 2017 saw his debut release on Ostgut Ton with the Time And Again EP. Last but not least he’s also one half of the DJ-team Drei Fragezeichen (the other half being nd_baumecker).There’s an ongoing lust for dialogue when it comes to Massimiliano Pagliara – be it through his collaborations and solo productions, during his DJ sets or on a personal level. The world of dance, movement and communication is deeply rooted in Massi’s life – when you know how to move yourself, you easily know how to move others.
Pachanga Boys, Hippie Dance, TOPAZdeluxe, M.N. Roy and Mayan Warrior are some of the projects Rebolledo is involved in as “Experience Designer” sharing his forward thinking vision. Foremost, he believes in music beyond boundaries, collecting material from all corners of the world and showing how you can tell a story with those apparently unconnected records. His sound is propelled forward by psychedelic beats and rippling synthetic basslines that induce trance like states. Whether it’s his solo or collaborative efforts, Rebolledo has always been a maverick presence in underground dance culture.
Mauricio Rebolledo’s unique signature as both a dj and a producer is exhibited by his early releases on Cómeme including his singular 2011 debut album ‘Super Vato’, trough to his latest album ‘Mondo Alterado’ from 2016 and his work as fifty percent of the notorious duo Pachanga Boys. In 2010 Mauricio joined forces with Aksel Schaufler (aka Superpitcher) giving birth to this project. They first presented their unique style on a couple of Kompakt Total compilations. Not long after, they conceived their own label ‘Hippie Dance’ to have full creative freedom, on which they released some cult EP’s including iconic tracks such as ‘Time’, ‘Black Naga’ and ‘Poem For The Youth’, as well as their first album ‘We Are Really Sorry’ in 2012.

Rebolledo returned to Kompakt with his 2014 Mix CD called ‘Momento Drive’, which was part of that year’s Top Ten Mix Cd’s list by Resident Advisor, and Included the single ‘Windsurf, Sunburn and Dollar’ which was number one on that year ́s Spin Magazine list of best Dance Songs. Rebolledo’s exotic style has also build a strong connection to the fashion world, his tracks have been used by brands like Chanel, Maison Martin Margiela, Versace, Karl by Karl Lagerfeld, as soundtrack of their runways. Over the years, solo and as Pachanga Boys, he has released several acclaimed remixes to a diverse selection of artists such as Röyksopp, Tiga, John Talabot, Pional, Jagwar Ma and Fango to name a few.

As a partner of two of the most iconic clubs in Mexico, M.N. Roy in Mexico City, the now classic TOPAZdeluxe in Monterrey and as a main collaborator of the Mayan Warrior project he has pushed the music culture beyond his own performances.
In 2015 Rebolledo was included in the FORBES Magazine list of the fifty Mexican creatives with the most worldwide influence. In 2017 his reworks album ́Mondo Re Alterado ́ is coming out including collaborations with great artists such as Superpitcher, DJ Tennis, Maceo Plex and Red Axes among others.
Venue Information:
Ten Tigers Parlour
3813 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC, 20011