Thursday Mar 13|doors 8:00 pm|all ages
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1115 U Street NW
Washington DC|p: (202) 588-1880
BoomBoxofficial band site »
BoomBox is two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.
BoomBox’s first release, Visions of Backbeat, contained the breakout song "Stereo" that built the foundation for their rapidly growing fan base. After years of steady touring and honing their sound, they released their sophomore effort, downriverelectric, and was hailed by critics as a progressive follow up effort. BoomBox are continuously working on new releases, using a blend of programming and live instrumentation with both members on drums, Randolph on keys, and Godchaux on guitar, bass and vocals.
Each live show is unique to the venue and the crowd, who are the driving force of the rhythmic BoomBox experience. “It’s all natural, it’s all in real time, and that’s why it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”, says Godchaux. Traditional set lists are never created prior to shows, instead, BoomBox chooses the music based on the atmosphere, to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans. Randolph adds, “We just want to go out with no game plan. That way it’s fresh for us, and we can follow the energy of the crowd. We’re down to get down, and we hope that people are down with us.”
Ichisanofficial band site »
Ichisan is the moniker of Igor Skafar, a Slovenian DJ and Photographer whose relationship with music began by playing the guitar in various bands, which later developed into a preference for electronic music.
In 2008 he released his first solo international 12" on London's Airtight Recordings. 'Global Pillage' and 'Tips & Tricks' were very positively received and accumulated a number of favorable reviews, including a four star review from iDj magazine and praise from many illustrious names in the music industry such as Bjorn Torske, Pete Herbert, Prins Thomas and others...
Ichisan has contributed tracks to Eskimo recording compilations, has releases on Airtight recordings, Solardisco, Rare Wiri and Under The Shade/Jiscomusic; including a remix for the legendary band "Space", which was released on Nang records. Together with Ule Nakova, he has a project named Ichisan&Nakova. Their first album Yugo Tempo was released 2010 on Nang records.
Ichisan made his North American debut in September 2013 which garnered much acclaim.
A release on Prins Thomas's Internasjonal Records is slated for 2014, and will be supported by an international tour.