There’s a humble power about Kai Alce. Perhaps it’s a combination of his Haitian roots, his youth spent in St. Croix, and his New York City upbringing. It is evident when he steps behind the turntables or CDJs, where he is at once clearly comfortable and believe it or not, just a tad bit nervous.
Alce’s got his work cut out for him, whether it’s his own production or work for others – such as a remix of Anthony David’s “4EverMore,” or Roland Clark’s “Sparrow” – or releasing the work of artists such as Jovonn, Phil Asher, Roland Clark, Azulu Phantom, Omar S, Abacus, Damon Lamar, Brett Dancer and KemeticJust on the NDATL label.
What’s good is that, just like always, Alce is ready to put in work – staying true to house music, DJing for DJing’s sake, pushing himself … and us on the dancefloor.
Andres – A talented drummer from Detroit who found himself entering the DJ world. You will not be disappointed by his spinning ability.
Rick Wilhite’s position within the ranks of his Detroit peers and amongst the city’s respected house music heritage is impressive. Learning the trade from scratch, Wilhite went through the experience of being a record buyer as well as a record dealer with his own store (Vibes – New and Rare Music), worked on the other side of the fence as a producer and editor for labels like KDJ, Stilove4music and as part of the infamous Three Chairs collective (Kenny Dixon Jr., Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman being the other members). Rick has also worked alongside peers and pioneers Derrick May and Juan Atkins, recorded as DOC, Tech-12, Working Mixx or The Godson, and has always been a mover and shaker behind the scenes. But on top of all that, he is notorious for being a DJ. One that still carries and loves vinyl, one that knows past, present and doesn’t shy away from the future, and most of all a DJ that knows what a party could and should be.
The tour manager and support DJ to no less than Moodymann a.k.a. Kenny Dixon Jr., Flo Real is known to rub shoulders with some of the biggest players in the Detroit scene, hence her affiliation with seminal house/techno label Mahogani Music. As for her musical output, she claims to focus on “that good stuff”. Not that other stuff.
Turtle Bugg calls himself “Ya mom’s favorite DJ”, he is half owner of the East Coast based record label, Basement Floor as well as half of the spinning duo Soul 2 Seoul. Turtle Bugg has gained himself a residency over at Sugar Hill Disco & Restaurant, his live set will keep you moving and entertained all night long.
December 31st, 2015
Doors: 9pm // 21+
Sugar Hill Disco & Restaurant // 609 Dekalb Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11216
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