Sonar Select

Sonar Select

Jamel Zuniga, Luke Bartelme, Kundalini, Saad Ashraf, Amal

Wednesday Sep 4

10:00 pm

$10

This event is 18 and over

$10 at the door.

Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.

Jamel Zuniga
Le Droit entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Le Droit came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Le Droit became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove. Before long, he grew tired of working for the space-military-industrial complex and found solace in the soothing sounds of underground disco and R&B boogie records. He knew it was only of matter of time before he was hung up like so many boots before him. He abandoned the program and used his savings to build a studio in an unnamed location, where he is currently working.
Luke Bartelme
Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Based in DC. Purveyor of deep house.
Kundalini
Saad Ashraf
In the surburbs of the DC area, dance music was far from being commonplace where Saad grew up. While many kids would have turned to alternative rock in their teenage years, Saad found solace in a love for underground dance music at a young age. With such a huge passion for this kind of music, Saad would decide to take on the route of becoming a DJ and producer himself, looking to prove to the world that dance music is not just for mindless ravers and also to prove that Desi people, like himself, can be artists too.

Stylistically, Saad mixes eclectically from a wide selection that gives love to both moody, emotional cuts to straight-up club stompers. With a myriad of influences, Saad bases his current inspiration in producers like Amtrac, Jacques Greene, and Mall Grab, looking to come up, not as a faceless selector, but as an artist and a figurehead in the scene. And he's quickly emerging in the DC scene, being a recognizable face thanks to delivering support to DJs like Goldroom, Le Youth, and Drezo and heading the local underground dance music Facebook group, DMV Deep. In future plans, Saad is generating hype for his new DC-based artist collective, Sous La Terre, which specializes in leftfield dance music and hopes to branch his music out to an international audience.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/