Summertime Rolls presents Legowelt, Xosar, Xamiga, and Patrick Russell at 285 Kent
Summertime Rolls presents Legowelt, Xosar, Xamiga, and Patrick Russell at 285 Kent 285 Kent Avenue all ages, 10p-5a
In April, we relaunched our Summertime Rolls event series after a four year break. We fell in love with Loreley, a German beer garden in Williamsburg, on our first visit. With delicious, affordable German beers and food, a large outdoor area, and roomy dancefloor inside, it is the perfect place to pass a Sunday. If the weather is gorgeous, we'll roll up the garage doors to the outside area, and if not, we'll be inside under the skylight.
Legowelt is the name under which Dutch artist Danny Wolfers releases most of his music. He describes his music as "a hybrid form of slam jack, The Hague electronix, combined with deep Chicago trax, obscure and romantic ghetto technofunk, EuroHorror Soundtracks and a lot more". Initially influenced by early Detroit Techno and Chicago acid tracks, Legowelt moved on to more and more experimental sounds until finally discovering the Bunker Records crew in his hometown, The Hague. He has since released dozens of records under more artist names than anyone could possibly keep track of. Legowelt's sets at Unsound Festival New York and The Bunker Nine Year Anniversary were both big corwd favorites.
A descendant from a Bengali aerospace engineer and Cherokee psychic, Xosar was born in San Jose California, raised in San Francisco and is now residing in a quiet seaside village on the North Sea. Here she spends most of her time wandering through dark forests, channeling the energy of nature and primal forces contained within symbols, and using these energies to produce a sensual and exotic blend of deep Detroit-style techno and leftfield ghost house. Her first releases came out earlier this year on Rush Hour and L.I.E.S., and she has many more coming soon. Xosar's amazing live set at The Bunker Nine Year Anniversary in January caught a lot of people by surprise, and we've been eager to bring her back.
Xamiga is a new project from Xosar and Legowelt. They have an album out soon on Rush Hour. Some tracks have made their way onto Legowelt podcasts and radio shows, and they sound fantastic. Legowelt and Xosar have also made twelves for Creme and L.I.E.S. as Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui, so it's likely we'll hear some of that material as well.
Patrick Russell is a serious name to watch. A Detroit-bred DJ, artist and producer since the early 90's, Patrick has played countless clubs, parties, and high-profile events throughout his career. His resume highlights include everything from performing at the 2001 & 2008 DEMF/Movement festivals to an exclusive opening for Jeff Mills in Detroit in 2007. His taste has always been impeccable and his sets just get better and better as time progresses. And fans in Detroit and beyond are taking notice, as many of them are singing the praises of his artistry very loudly these days.