Friday, November 3rd • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
Advance Tix: bit.ly/carterindc
Derrick Carter ( Smart Bar | Chicago )
HOT COFFEE ( Sticky Fingers Collective | DC )
Samantha Francesca ( Sticky Fingers Collective | DC )
Derrick Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the best DJs in the world. With innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd, his influence has infiltrated throughout the spectrum of dance music.
Derrick’s sets are rooted in house, but he freely travels outside conformative club tastes, seamlessly incorporating old-school disco, soul, jazz, and whatever else catches his fancy to jack the beat and rock the party.
By refusing to accept conventional standards and instead choosing to simply do his own thing he has built a worldwide reputation as one of the underground pioneers, becoming a major celebrity among dance-music aficionados. “So many people come up to me and say, ‘Man, I had the worst day. My girlfriend left me, I locked my keys in my car, but you turned me for two hours, and that made me able to get up in the morning.’ That’s the best thing going.”
Since then the pioneering, innovative tracks and consequent critical acclaim have marked Derrick out as one of the most important players in dance music – most notably through his releases on Classic, the label he founded with Luke Solomon. Derrick’s first release was as Rednail with ‘I Think of You’, followed by ‘Nu Pschidt’ and ‘Hope’ under his own name. ‘Nü Pschidt’ combined woven scatting with sleepy minimal beats on ‘Dreaming Again’ and skillfully cast his own low, sexy drawl over his trademark Carter grooves to form ‘Boompty Boomp Theme’ – a name which has become synonymous with Derrick’s sound since his mom’s critique of his music reached the press!
Seminal EPs such as ‘Where U At?’ and albums ‘Squaredancing In A Round House’, alongside guest compilations for the best underground house labels have consolidated his standing as one of the legends of scene.