Victor Ruiz

Victor Ruiz

J Swink

Thursday Apr 4

10:30 pm


This event is 18 and over

*** $20 day of show. ***

Advance ticket sales end one hours before doors.

The Brazilian DJ and producer's US debut!

Victor Ruiz
Victor Ruiz
From the depths of the carioca electronic music scene – specifically São Paulo – emerges a frank and authentic artist. The integrity and certainty when throwing down Victor Ruiz beats makes it easy to know that he’s landed in a DJ booth. They say that his techno sound has finally found it’s more seductive side. “From Brazil with love” read the title of that interview where he caught the attention with his qualities always supporting super fresh sounds, with fewer grooves. From then on he has been compared to artists like Maceo Plex. Over time Victor Ruiz has grown, not only his production skills but also in his sets, a breath of fresh air to the listener.

When he first stepped into a recording studio his first steps were to reinterpret his roots in a more contemporary way. A futuristic tone but at the same time racial, exciting and danceable. In other words, his sound goes straight to your heart, your head and your feet (We need all of them to dance, right?). Thanks to these components over the years he’s been winning over huge swarms of followers. Loyal followers. You can also discover on his social media and exciting tours like his collaboration with visual artist Any Mello .The perfect pair to make us move while we enjoy a visual trip.

If we start talking about his music releases we can highlight his solo work “Rollercoaster” and “Thunderstorm” both published on Yoshitoshi recordings, “Lucky strike/ Easy Riders” (Herzblut), “Interestellar” (Sprout Music), the EP “Orion/Speed” with K.A.L.IL. or also the EP “Draco/Serpens”, both on Electric Ballroom. Don’t forget about “Soul Seek” (Sprout), “Midnight Sun” (Heinz) or “Music”, “ In between”, “Arise” with D-Nox & Beckers on Sudbeat Music. One of his first ever major bombs was “I look into you”, edited on Sprout Music, a massive hit on the same level as “Medusa Smile” from Konrad Black.

His work as a remixer is also very admirable. Oliver Huntemann, Stephan Bodzin , Hatzler, Thomas Schumacher, Luzon…Just a few who have required his services. With Oliver Huntemann, the highly respected techno-gentleman from Hamburg, the way they got in touch was very curious, Victor made a bootleg for Oliver’s track “Magnet” a few years ago and the speculation created on social media was insane. Only on Soundcloud the bootleg had more than 240 thousand listens. In fact Senso Sounds –The label Oliver is the owner of- is without a doubt one of Victors new homes. Speaking of homes, Germany is the country that has adopted him as one of their own.

When Techno-House is elastic, energetic and served straight from the soul: Victor Ruiz.
J Swink
Electronic Music Producer/ DJ - J Swink is a proven integral player in the Washington D.C. club scene. With over 16 consecutive years of performance under his belt he is known as a master of both reading & rocking the crowd. His sets usually cross multiple genres from Techno all the way to Deep House creating a unique musical experience. After listening to him play you will understand that J Swink truly has his own style. He has shared the decks with the likes of Eric Morillo, Green Velvet, Sharam, Christian Smith, Julian Jeweil, Layton Giordani, Will Clarke, Jerome Isma-Ae, James Zabiela and many more. J Swink recently aired twice on Ibiza Live Radio with one of the shows being a live mix in the studio in Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza. His commitment to a full-time music production schedule has built a solid upcoming release schedule, with remix requests from several international artists. His first two EP’s reached #1 in Techno releases on Beatport with one EP reaching #2 in overall releases and the other peaking at #4. His productions have been premiered on Data Transmission, Complex UK, Electronic Groove, 8 Day Montreal and more. J Swink has already lined up releases for 2019 so you can expect even more out of him for this upcoming year.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009