Moby (DJ Set), Will Eastman

Blisspop Inauguration Party!

Moby (DJ Set)

Will Eastman

Saturday Jan 19

10:00 pm

$40.00

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This event is 18 and over

Ages 18-20 entry by advance ticket only. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors open. No photo/video allowed.

Moby (DJ Set)
Moby (DJ Set)
Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group 'The Vatican Commandoes' when he was 14. He then played with post-punk band 'AWOL' while studying philosophy at the University of Connecticut and Suny Purchase. He started DJing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80's New York house and Hip-Hop scenes, DJing at clubs such as Mars, Red Zone, MK, and the Palladium.

He released his first single, 'Go' in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stone's best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he's also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others.

Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. He has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including 'Heat', 'Any Given Sunday', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', and 'The Beach', among others.

Currently he's touring in support of his most recent album, 'Destroyed', as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the Humane Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.
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.
Venue Information:
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/