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U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Hot Mix (open to close) [MIKE SERVITO
b2b Justin Cudmore
b2b Gunnar Haslam
10:30 PM | $12 | 18+
Ages 18-20 by advance ticket only | $15 day of show
Mike Servito (The Bunker NY | Brooklyn)
Justin Cudmore (Honey Soundsystem, The Bunker NY | Brooklyn)
Gunnar Haslam (The Bunker NY, Kavalanic Languages, L.I.E.S. Records | Brooklyn)
Hot Mix is a DJ collective made up of Mike Servito, Gunnar Haslam, and Justin Cudmore, each of whom is a formidable force in their own right. Their all night long b2b2b DJ sets are becoming legendary here in Brooklyn following several takeovers of The Bunker.
Mike Servito is a Detroit original who came up in the 90’s rave scene. Mike’s upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat's Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly's Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions' No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker. These days it's hard to keep up with his travels as he can be heard rocking dance floors worldwide.
Gunnar Haslam is well known for his productions and brings a heady, thoughtful depth to his DJ sets. Academically trained in particle physics and signal processing, he first began DJing and producing music as an undergraduate at NYU. He met Ron Morelli, the founder of L.I.E.S. records, while shopping at A1 Records in the East Village and Ron released Gunnar’s first record in 2013, the highly-acclaimed Mimesiak LP. Since this first release, he’s been highly prolific, putting his career as a physicist on the back burner while going deeper into the world of synths and maintaining a steady outpouring of music spanning acid, techno, ambient and home listening. You have probably heard or danced along to one of his multiple EPs on Delsin, Argot, Mister Saturday Night and Efdemin's Naïf label, or are familiar with his collaborative work with Tin Man as Romans, who released an EP and recent LP on The Bunker New York.
Justin Cudmore has managed to stand out in two cities that are not known for being easy on aspiring musicians: Chicago and New York. He always made music growing up near the small town of Springfield, Illinois, playing drums in different bands and gravitating towards whatever remnants of the 90’s midwest rave scene he was able to find around him. Examining his roots, Justin identifies a move to Chicago in the mid-2000’s as a turning point: “dealing with my sexuality in college I found clubs to be welcoming --I found a community in the music.” He naturally became a part of the scene around Chicago’s Smart Bar, eventually helping out with the seminal blog and mix series Little White Earbuds, while deepening his appreciation for the classic house and acid tracks that continue to inspire him even after leaving the midwest for New York City. Following a move to Brooklyn, his rise as an in-demand DJ on the local underground circuit, Justin released a widely charted debut single ‘Crystal’ on Honey Soundsystem and “Forget it”, his debut EP on The Bunker New York.
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