Rob Araujo, Birocratic
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
This event is all ages
Anomalie is the live electronic project of Nicolas Dupuis, a classically trained keyboardist and producer based in Montreal, QC.
After the release of his style-defining project Metropole in June 2017, Anomalie will release the highly anticipated follow-up, Metropole Part II, on Fri Oct 5th, 2018, completing his EP series inspired by the feelings evoked by his hometown of Montreal.
While Anomalie is an independent artist, his music has grown to international recognition and has set the stage to tour the world as ‘Anomalie Live,’ his 4-piece band recreating his music production on stage with energy-driven arrangements and original interpretations. His shows have included a sold-out North American tour, festivals such as Summercamp, Montreal Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, and opening slots for Kamasi Washington and the Glitch Mob.
His independent success is a result of both acclaims from international music blogs and the reach of his self-made viral videos showcasing Metropole’s music and his own keyboard skills. The videos have reached millions of views worldwide and earned praise and attention from notable musicians such as Charlie Puth, Austin Mahone, FKJ, Tom Misch, Bruno Major, Thundercat, Electro Deluxe, Lido, Big Wild, Big Gigantic, and more.
For Dupuis, music has been in his blood since an early age, leading to more than 18 years of experience studying classical and jazz piano performance. This led him to become the first person to be awarded the Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain, Rotterdams Philharmonisch) excellence grant in 2012. Anomalie also has been a guest instructor at Berklee School of Music in Boston and the Nexus Institute in the UK.
A music career wasn’t the obvious path for Rob Araujo. As a Biology graduate from Cornell University, Rob had enrolled in a doctoral program to begin a life developing pharmaceuticals. But on the side, Rob had been delving into the world of jazz, hip-hop, and electronic; a departure from his competitive classical background. Inspired by artists like Robert Glasper and Tennyson, Rob began showcasing his own unique musical style and remarkable piano abilities on Instagram, building up a loyal following in the process. The decision became clear after a visit to Los Angeles in 2017: Rob dropped out and made the move to LA to pursue music full time.
Since then, Rob has built a storied independent music career. Whether it’s being a featured artist on Soulection radio, releasing his own genre bending compositions under Rob Araujo and his beat-oriented project Shopan, or as a collaborator with artists like Masego, Anomalie, MonoNeon, and Tom Misch, whom he performed lead synth for on the breakout track “South of the River,” Rob is setting the stage for a long career in music, an unexpected but welcome destination.
***$16 day of show.***
Advance ticket sales end one hour before doors.