Martyn, DoubtingThomas LiVE

Saturday, January 28, 2017

  • Martyn ( 3024/ Ostgut Ton )
  • DoubtingThomas [LiVE] ( Lessizmore/ Little Helpers | Berlin )
  • Throe ( Flash | DC )

  • Green Room:
  • Jus Nowhere ( Rush Plus/ Cahoots Records )
  • Markinthedark

  • FlashBar: SpreadLove Project
  • Andy Grant ( DC House Grooves )
  • Jett Chandon ( Forecast )
  • DJ Nav ( Uptown House Experience )

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Martyn is the Dutch-born, NoVA-based head of 3024. Lately, Martyn has spent the bulk of his time working with fellow Ostgut Ton artist Steffi as Doms & Deykers. Much like his studio output, Martyn's sets are based on musicality and energy in equal parts, layering tracks to produce a rapt exploration of melancholy, futurism and dancefloor hypnotism. DoubtingThomas has been releasing records since 2008 and his intricate, delicate layers of minimal funk have earned him a cult following in underground circuits around the world. The French-born, London-based producer will perform a 60-minute live set, reconstructing his signature productions with floor-filling precision.


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Throughout the many layers of his winding journey in electronic music, Holland native (now Washington, D.C. resident) Martijn Deijkers, aka Martyn, has always stood in a genreless scene of his own. Though his influences are wide-ranging, Martyn's music is deeply inspired by the futuristic and melodic aspects of Detroit and Chicago. His rhythmically diverse sound floats across Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep and various strains of Bass music, just as smoothly as it traverses House and Techno, and encompasses abstract ambient soundscapes. Based on musicality and energy in equal parts, Martyn's layered tracks are a rapt exploration of melancholy, futurism and dancefloor hypnotism.


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With a tireless work ethic and a focus on creation rather than infamy, Aurelien Riviere may be one of the best-kept secrets of the European house and techno scene. His rise as DoubtingThomas has been a slow and steady one, with releases on key underground labels and prestigious residencies confirming what those in the know already understand; that this is an artist worth paying attention to. While he has been producing since the 90s when he was exploring downtempo trip hop and ambient sounds, DoubtingThomas has been continuously immersing himself in a wide range of styles that all feed into the more dancefloor focused material he works on today. During his time spent in London throughout the 00’s he developed a live set which has become one of the key channels for his creative energy. Meanwhile he scored releases on labels such as Soul Jazz, Safari Electronique, Lessizmo:r and Adjunct Audio amongst others at the peak of minimal techno’s creativity. Besides this more personal work he composes music for Universal Publishing and Cezame Music Agency in a commercial capacity. His sound has always drawn upon wider influences than cookie-cutter dancefloor music, reaching to jazz and musique concrete to find textures that challenge in between the rhythms, and so it is that his distinctive live set has become his calling card in recent times. With recent tours taking him to the likes of Arma in Moscow, Rex Club in Paris and across the US, audiences around the world have been awoken to the distinctive DoubtingThomas sound. It’s the same kind of unique spirit that he brings to his DJing, taking chances to present a crowd with an alternative to the straight and narrow rules of so much club music.While the performances keep on rolling, Aurelien is also investing his considerable energy into a multitude of recording projects from his current base in Berlin, continuing a thread started with the downtempo collaborative project D.O.T.S he began in London and moving it away from a jazz leaning to more experimental pastures under the AKHOXET banner. Alongside that venture he has a spread of releases planned, including more than one album in the works. As previously stated, the restless approach to his craft promises great things on the horizon for DoubtingThomas.

Jus Nowhere

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Jus Nowhere is the pseudonym for the Washington DC based Justin Nouhra, an up-and-coming producer/DJ in the east-coast house scene. Taking influences from everything from hardcore to reggae to jazz, Jus has crafted a unique blend of house with equal parts funk, hip-hop, and bass. Tested on the dancefloors of the Nation's Capital, he is ready to expand to a world-wide audience. With releases on Definition:Music, Underground Source, and Silence in Metropolis, 2014 promises to be the year to make that happen.