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Freakish Pleasures NYE w/GE-OLOGY, DJ Minx, Turtle Bugg, Scott Z

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New year, same freaks

Freakish Pleasures NYE

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GE-OLOGY (Sound Signature, NYC)
DJ Minx (Women on Wax, DET)
Turtle Bugg (Sublimate, NYC)

Scott Zacharias (Macho City, DET)
Brad Hales (Peoples Records, DET)
Devo B (n10.as, MTL)
Ryan Spencer (Freakish Pleasures, DET)

~~Visual Artists~~

Geoffrey LaRue
Dessislava Terzieva
Ben Wolf
Julian Spradlin
Patrick McNicholas

Sound by Audio Rescue Team

The Salon
6705 W Lafayette
12.31.2017
$15 adv/$20 at the door
21+

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GE-OLOGY (Sound Signature, NYC)

"In today's fast-paced culture of opportunism and ambition, you seldom meet an individual with remarkable abilities and a storied history of achievements concurrently anchored in humility. Thus, the virtuoso known as GE-OLOGY is a rare find indeed. During the 80's, the young Baltimore native eventually relocated to New York City, where his multi-dimensional talent was destined to ripen with opportunities that continue to ensue globally. This masterful music producer, exceptionally skilled DJ, and equally gifted visual artist has been acclaimed for over two decades, however he remains somewhat of a mystery. Over the course of his career, he's worked with the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Jill Scott, De La Soul, Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon), Jem and even a young Tupac Shakur. After years of producing dominantly hip-hop tempo releases, he defiantly returned in 2015 with the dance floor monster "Moon Circuitry" featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe (his debut single on Theo Parrish's esteemed Sound Signature imprint). It was received in high regard as perhaps one of the top releases of the year in the underground dance music scene (instituting anticipation for his full-length LP scheduled to be released later this year). Although his roots in composing 4-on-the-floor dance tempo music dates as far back as his earliest hip-hop beats, this seemingly "new" direction boldly challenged expectations based on his previous body of work. Yet to the contrary, his very first production appearance came in the form of a collaboration with the Baltimore-based house music legends, The Basement Boys, who used one of his tracks for their 'Those Guys' moniker in 1993. Collecting records from the age of 5, playing instruments from age 9, and DJing since the age of 11...his relationship with music has been a lifelong journey of unyielding education & exploration. There's something very personal, intimate and risky in his approach to playing records that you don't often experience in today's DJ sets. Traveling across continents with selects from his carefully curated vinyl collection, he digs deep, weaving diverse genres that seamlessly coalesce to bring dance floors to life."

DJ Minx (Women on Wax, DET)

"DJ Minx was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. Her style is described as funky, powerful house, with a splash of grace. For two years, Minx engineered and hosted “Deep Space Radio,” an electronic music show on Detroit’s WGPR radio station, on which she conducted interviews and played mixes by DJs and Producers from around the world. The show was heralded by the innovators of techno music (“Magic” Juan Atkins, Kevin “Reese” Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and Derrick May). Minx also voluntarily did a weekly radio program at the University of Canada on CJAM 91.5 FM called “Steamy Windows,” which featured house music by local and international artists.

In 2001, Minx established her own record label called Women On Wax Recordings, which has served as a vehicle to present many talented artists and producers to the world including Diamondancer, Pirahnahead, and Diviniti. Minx has also expanded her musical majesty by creating a sub-imprint of the label called W.O.W. B.A.M. (Women On Wax Bangin’ Ass Music). Besides releases on her own labels, she has produced and remixed tracks for Minus (Berlin), Trisomie 21 (Paris), Soiree Records (Detroit), West End Records (New York), Code Red (Baltimore), United Music (Paris), Whasdat Music (Detroit), Liberate (Chicago), and Fast Forward (Atlanta), among others.

Currently on the Connect Bookings roster, Detroit’s “First Lady of Wax” is going strong after nearly three decades of DJing. Minx recently moved her “Queen Beats Radio” weekly show to the new deepspaceradio, and she continues to host parties, specifically during Movement in Detroit. She was named one of the "20 Women Who Shaped the History of Dance Music" by Mixmag and one of the "Best house music DJs of all time" by TimeOut New York."

Turtle Bugg (Sublimate, NYC)

"Rave funk.
Muscle trance.
Blunt house.
Ambient soul.
Blakk muzik.
Yung Blakk Frasier
vinyl always
Basement Floor Records
Sublimate NYC
Skeem Team USA"

Scott Zacharias (Macho City, DET)

"Scott Zacharias is musically ambidextrous, the co-founder of both Detroit's Macho City and Disco/Secret with Mike Trombley, and the original resident of Oslo. He started in thrash bands as a teenager then moved on to space rock project Monaural before his interests in Jazz ultimately led him to the traditions of Detroit's deep house DJs, and then beyond into a truly expansive almost psychedelic take on Disco and all its weird friends. With 4 records on Secret Mixes / Fixes under his belt with BMG as The Fantasy, he has blossomed into Detroit's best kept secret, a true student of freeform dance music."


Brad Hales (Peoples Records, DET)

Owner of Peoples Records.
DJ at Motor City Soul Club
Purveyor of fine vinyl
Excellent human

Devo B (n10.as, MTL)

"Montreal DJ, live every other wednesday @ 5pm EST on n10.as"

Loved her set so much in July, we invited her back to help us christen the new space.

Ryan Spencer (Freakish Pleasures, DET)

Representing the crew
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