Kate Simko

Red Fridays at U Street Music Hall pres.

Kate Simko

Worthy, Lomez

Friday Dec 21

10:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

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

Kate Simko
Kate Simko
One of the strongest female techno talents in the states, Kate's music occupies the space between techno and house with an international voice that sets it apart. This artist is also somewhat of a complete package; a classically trained pianist who worked with classic vintage hardware and put a record out while studying in Chile with Andres Bucci, before even graduating with her music technology degree. With events like Detroit's Movement Festival, Decibel & MUTEK under her belt, it's clear that this woman is dedicated to the craft for life. Whether on the decks or in the studio producing, Kate brings an elegant minimal house sound to the dance floor.
Worthy grew up around Washington DC in the early days of Deep Dish, Scott Henry and the early American rave scene. In the late 90's after moving to New York City, he met good friend Justin Martin and was exposed to the sounds of people like LTJ Bukem, Stacey Pullen and Sasha. These artists greatly influenced his early ear while the expanding dance music scene encouraged him to play records of all genres; from hip hop to breaks to techno and drum 'n' bass.

In 2001 Worthy moved to San Francisco. He set up his studio and began producing house and techno music and DJing around the city. He later conspired with Christian Martin, Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke to co-create a fresh take on outdoor parties, rightly named Dirtybird. The Dirtybird parties have quickly become an institution for San Francisco die-hards and a destination for international travelers.

2006 brought the launch of Worthy's label, Anabatic Records. Originally intended as an outlet for the release of his own music, Anabatic quickly branched out to take on new artists. Anabatic has been providing a steady stream of high quality tech house and has been gaining the praises of top DJs and Producers around the globe for its edgy new sound.

In 2007 Worthy broke out as a producer with his release of Irst_Te? on Dirtybird, Crack EL EP on Leftroom, and Bass Quake and Mummer EP on Anabatic. As well as doing remixes for Curfew, OM, Utensil, and Tentigo records. In 2008 Worthy released his underground hit Work The Walls on his label and its accompanying music video has given fans a glimpse into the la la land of his mind. He followed this up with his Madcap EP and remixes on Lot49, Fresh Meat, and Anabatic. Worthy's music production has been showing up on DJ charts across the world and has been played by everyone from Carl Cox to Sven Vath to Ben Watt.

With no signs of slowing down in 2009, Worthy has already released the Swing Chord EP on Trapez Ltd, and has teamed up with label mate Yankee Zulu to release the Bad Side EP and BS Connection EP on Playtime records and there huge summer smash hit Concumbia on Anabatic. With plenty more remixes and originals on the way and the continued growth of Anabatic Records, Worthy is set to continue getting everyone working the walls around the world.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009