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.”
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.
$20 - $30
***$30 day of show. Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only.***
No photo/video allowed. Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.