Capital Pride 2017
Outputmessage, Keenan Orr, Lemz, David Hamilton
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is 18 and over
Alex Ridha (aka Boys Noize) was first known for his influential work as a producer and remixer for Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Santigold, Scissor Sisters and Feist. Voted by Rolling Stone as one of the top 10 "DJs Who Rule The Earth," in 2012, Boys Noize has since toured the world, released three full-length albums and has collaborated with artists like Snoop Dogg, Skrillex, and Erol Alkan. "I don´t compromise when it comes to music,” says Ridha. “I do what I think is cool and what I like and not what the market wants or people may expect. Maintaining artistic freedom has always been the most important thing to me; for my own music and for anyone on my label.”
Outputmessage is D.C.-based electronic music artist Bernard Farley. A math whiz by day (he devises math content for standardized tests as a test developer for American Institutes for Research), Farley channels his technical mind into his creative work as singer, producer, and DJ. In 2014, he released The Infinite Void, a spacious full-length concept album that explores the cosmos through a story arc of techno, house and pop. D.C Music Download has called The Infinite Void one of the best electronic albums of the year. No stranger to producing stand-out dance music, Farley is also a member of indie-dance group Volta Bureau whose song, "Alley Cat" topped the Beatport indie-dance chart for several weeks.
Entranced by DC's underground rave culture, Vienna, Va. native DJ Keenan (aka Keenan Orr) burst onto the area's house music scene in the mid-nineties. In 2003, Orr began working at Metatacks Studios, the only studio in DC dedicated to Electronic Dance Music. Here, Orr became involved with XM Satellite Radio, where he and fellow DJ Dimitri Max hosted a show called "Launch Pad." On air for two hours every Sunday night, Launch Pad was broadcasted to over four million listeners across the U.S. and Canada.
Bouncing from Chicago House, Baltimore Club, Electro, Disco and classics of the 80's and 90's, Orr has landed residencies at a number of clubs around the city, including Cobalt, Marvin, and Rock and Roll Hotel.
In 2010, DJ Keenan was named the DC DJ of the year by Washington City Paper. Known for clean mixing and a good ear for music, Orr makes a lasting impression on all that have the privilege to experience his set. DJ Keenan has arrived.
As a producer, Lemz slides between a myriad of genres with a grace enviable by many. His original productions pull from Electro, Disco, Baltimore Club, Techno, Industrial, Minimal, and straight up Pop music - sometimes all on a single tune. At the tender age of 12, when most of us were preoccupied about sitting at the "cool table" in the cafeteria, Lemz was teaching himself to DJ. The California native was playing show he couldn't attend as a mere audience member. Lemz was playing in clubs when you were still in your backyard clubhouses.
***Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.*** No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.