Fresh from another stint of European dates, Kevin Yost is back this holiday season to steal our hearts, Circoloco style. Kevin is joined by Flash favorites Chadwick and Meegs, while DJ Nav's Uptown House Experience takes it's rightful place in the Green Room. Ray Casil comes out of retirement for the occasion, joining fellow guest PRESCRIPTION's Juan Zapata and host DJ Nav. Sarah Myers invites Tempt's Joel Chandler and Desert Hearts' Michael Rosa to join her in FlashBar for an evening of sultry selections.
This event is free before 12AM with RSVP here
With close to 100 single releases, 8 albums and many mix cd's over the years. Kevin has maintained his reputation as an artist who has no desire to stop creating music and pushing forward. Long before electronic music became popular and the word DJ became a household name, Kevin’s focus was on making a quality product and telling a musical story during his performances.As a DJ, Kevin is well known for playing an all-original music set. His outputs of unreleased tracks are close to 1500. In a month’s time, Kevin has been known to produce up to 30 tracks. So to say the music speaks through him is very much a true statement. For him DJing is a very personal thing he shares with the people that come hear him play. To play all his original music makes his show unique and his fans are able to hear his music, which may never be released.Along with his personal approach to DJing, Kevin has put together a new live show called "Live & Improvised.” Kevin describes this as his studio on the stage and all the music is made up on the spot. Each gig is completely different where he tailors his music live to take the crowd on a journey. For Kevin the show is very special because, you are seeing new music being made right there in front of you that no ears have heard until that very moment. As personal and creative Kevin’s DJ sets can be, his "Live & Improvised" shows are a beauty to watch as the inspiration flows from his mind into the music and then into the hearts of the crowd.
Chadwick has been a music selector since the early 80’s. He discovered making pause edits on a home stereo tape deck stemming from a desire to make his favorite songs just a bit longer or to extend the break. The boom of hip hop breakdancing and DJ culture led him to the Fresh Fest concert in 1983 that featured RUN-DMC and the Fat Boys, but most notable that night was when he heard Grande Master Flash cutting up Chic-Good Times on the turntables. That’s when he realized the potential of changing the music, live on vinyl, to create a whole new sound.Chadwick avidly pursued record collecting and in the early ‘90s was introduced to the clubs and sounds of NYC DJs that were delivering powerful, tribal and vocal house sets long into Sunday mornings. A passion for underground house music pushed Chadwick to open and operate a record store, Wax Worx Records, in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1995-2003. During this time he also worked asa promoter drawing 1000+ person events and as a DJ holding down weekly local residencies and guest spots throughout the East Coast. This time also saw studio productions emerge as well received singles and remixes receiving play from the likes of Roger Sanchez, MR. C, Sasha, John Digweed and Pete Tong. After moving to Washington, DC in 2003, Chadwick took a break from DJing out in public and enjoyed the view from the dance floor. He never stopped playing for the love of music and in the summer of 2013 he was chosen as a resident for Flash Nightclub which features a fully customized Funktion-1 sound system.He can now be found headlining Resident Nights at Flash or playing alongside some of the biggest touring DJs, bringing his unique and layered 4 deck, tech and house sound to the nation’s capitol and beyond.
Meegs was first introduced to electronic music in the early 90’s when she attended her first “rave” at the Capital Ballroom in Washington DC. “Back then the staples were Scott Henry, Bad Boy Bill, Doc Martin, and Charles (gonna make you) Feelgood”, who came to be her “first” favorite dj. After moving to LA and meeting some local dj’s, she was invited to play percussion (congas, djembe) at various underground parties around Los Angeles. This spawned her career as a local promoter first, which led to dj’n and eventually hosting her own weekly parties ‘SPIN’, ‘XPRESSION’, ‘HAPPY HOUSE, HAPPY HOUR’ & ‘GET WELL SUNDAYS’ in LA.Keeping with her roots and traditional musicianship, Meegs is known for incorporating live music and dancing with her sets. Her organic, soulful sound invites live instrumentation where you can hear her preference for funk, latin, reggae & celtic beats fused with soul driven lyrics with emotional content. “My goal is to continue growing the HOUSE music community in DC & beyond, collaborate with other musicians, and attempt to make the Irish jig cool!” Meegs currently holds various residencies in DC, produces her own music & moving forward in the art of video-djing.
Sarah Myers is widely recognized in the world of dance music as both a DJ and Event Promoter.As co-founder and resident DJ of “Life”, Sarah has helped to establish one of Washington D.C.’s most esteemed parties -- now into its fourth year.As a DJ, Sarah has played alongside some of the major players in today’s underground movement such as Matt Tolfrey, Jozif, Gavin Herlihy, Till von Sein, Clockwork, and Lee Foss. Sarah also hosts Hooked, a monthly podcast aired on DE Radio and TunnelFM where she holds residencies. It's featured past guests: Inxec, Bella Sarris, Ben Ashton, Randall M, and Chad Andrew.
Based out of the District of Corruption (Washington DC), Juan And Hugo are Team Zapata. Purveyors of house music since the late 90's. They began crate digging and collecting records to Dj at house parties which led to playing at clubs up and down the east coast and other parts oft he world. Eventually from djing they evolved to producing original tracks and remixing for other artists.
DJ Nav is a house and garage DJ and producer who has been making party goers groove and reach out for the baby powder for several years now. Recently coming through the ranks of the underground after playing gigs at U street music hall and Flash bar, he is garnering a well-deserved name for himself as a purveyor of no-nonsense dance music, for dancers.His taste is for the "the golden sound" of house dropping New York and Jersey house dubs, Chicago house jams as well as London garage. Preferring the physical nature and warmth of vinyl, you will find his bag is stocked with both vintage records as well as the latest underground house 12" releases. DJ Nav has himself been releasing successful dance music lately, forming a following with a string of underground releases on labels such as Brooklyn's Love Revolution, Made Fresh Daily, and Spanish imprint Traxx Underground.Nav has also curated an authentic house podcast called The Uptown House Experience, now on its 5th installment. Each podcast has a distinct flavor such as the deep disco of part 4 or the deep and techy sounds on his latest part 5. The cover art depicting locations around the DC area is also a nice touch.
As a DC native turned Chicago transplant, Joel's musical ambitions started early at age 5 with classical training on stringed, woodwind, and percussive instruments. From past to present his twisted blend of techno and house has kept him booked at clubs and warehouses around the Midwest, East Coast and Europe. Opening for and playing alongside international acts such as A Guy Called Gerald, Derrick May, Damian Lazarus, Seth Troxler, Dinky, and Alland Byallo showcases his raw selection. Over the years Joel has kept the creative juices flowing while producing underground original works, remixes and edits under his name and aliases for his own Candle Wax online selections that mirror the constant groove found exclusively in his performances. Keep an ear out for the next project...