With the success of Detroit Love’s explosion last February, Flash DC is proud to continue its alliance with Carl Craig’s “Detroit Love” series to bring Motor City’s top talent to Washington DC for a unique and highly exclusive event. Saturday, November 19. .
Once again featured at their FlashOFF location known only to ticket holders, they bring a proper warehouse atmosphere to a stacked lineup of stellar Motown legends. Joining Carl Craig, will be Inner City (Kevin Saunderson) [DJ Set], Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale and Juan Atkins with Milan Ariel. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the party doesn’t end until 5 a.m. for what promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience with this iconic lineup.
Conceptualized by Carl Craig, “Detroit Love” is designed to bring together and sustain the sounds of Detroit and bring a bit of techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals around the world. Carl shares, “Love is what I have for my city, Detroit.” Carl Craig is one of the initiators and founders of the world famous Movement Music Festival in Detroit, and even started his own non-profit organization encouraging music education for children called “Carl Craig Foundation”. In August of this year, his label, Planet E, was chosen as Label of the Month on Beatport. The Detroit native can easily be pinpointed as one of the most influential artists in the United States and in electronic music as a whole.
Inner City’s history is intertwined with that of its founder Kevin Saunderson, widely recognized as one of the ancestors of techno and a leading figure in dance music. A project that spawned (at least) 2 perennial techno classics, ‘Good Life’ and ‘Big Fun’, it also featured contributions from Juan Atkins and James Pennington of Underground Resistance. Four singles from the debut album “Paradise” topped Billboard’s US charts. Renewed interest in Detroit’s accomplishments has paved the way for the reunion of one of its most popular bands, and Inner City is in the news again, playing its still-unforgettable hits live to old fans and new ones alike. generations of dance music lovers. Now, with Kevin’s son and creative protege Dantiez Saunderson as a new addition to the group, a new one is unfolding.
Known as the godmother of house music for her undisputed role as Detroit’s first woman to be widely accepted as a DJ and champion of dance music, Stacey ‘Hotwaxx’ Hale is a groundbreaking artist finding her place once again. She was the first female DJ to play house music on Detroit radio in the late 80s and has continued to manage Detroit’s soundtrack for decades. Thriving in the city that started techno, she maintains a perfect flow by tastefully blending house and techno with Motown funk, hip hop and soul. Hotwaxx Hale has had a huge impact on American music culture, whether playing famous theaters such as Apollo New York and Fox Detroit, or legendary underground dance music clubs such as ” Studio 54” and “The warehouseCurrently, she has residencies at Spotlite and Marble Bar in Detroit.
Juan Atkins is widely recognized as the originator of techno music. Experience Parliament Funkadelic’s fusion of alien funk with the futuristic rhythms and hard math of Kraftwerk and the progressive dance theorems offered by Giorgio Moroder, the 12″ Model 500s laid the foundation for Detroit Techno. Detroit Techno quickly made its way across the Atlantic and immediately sparked the emerging rave culture and soon after the entire global dance community. Juan is joined by his daughter, Milan Ariel, for a special LIVE set at Detroit Love, in what is sure to be a legendary and once in a lifetime experience.
Flash DC has a history of hosting some of DC’s best events with the most in-demand DJs including Black Coffee, Seth Troxler, Desert Hearts and Channel Tres. Their shows are highly revered in the DC community, which makes it all the more special that they help bring such an iconic and intimate event to the nation’s capital. This will be one of the last events held at this undisclosed location.