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Tortured Soul Halloween Eve Show with Sol Power All Stars
October 30, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - October 31, 2014 @ 2:00 am
Tortured Soul has a deep love for DC. DC has deep love for Tortured Soul. That’s why they’re coming back after a torturous 2 year absence and joining forces with The Sol Power All-Stars for one unforgettable night. You don’t want to miss this-trust us!
Before DJs evolved into global superstars, musicians carried the baton. The Brooklyn-based dance trio Tortured Soul isn’t trying to intently rewrite the logic of today’s EDM with the sweat of their own musicianship, but they are living proof that the very same music can be freed from the DJ booth. Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave and Kool & The Gang, the members of Tortured Soul are three distinctive guys with three different backgrounds, united under a groove-centered rhythm. The band’s frontman and principal songwriter, John-Christian Urich, can be seen simultaneously drumming and singing with effortless mastery, while the rest of the collective, made up of keyboardist Ethan White and bassist Jordan Scannella, virtuosically generate the pulsating accompaniment. It’s a striking visual that’s feverously winning converts with each and every tour stop, with them being likened to The Roots of house music. Inside the group’s mystique, the acid jazz is reminiscent of Jamiroquai funk, while deeply saturated in the contemporary freshness of house purveyors like Joey Negro, Kenny Dope, Soul Clap and Jamie Jones. Even the legendary tastemaker Gilles Peterson, dubbed them “the future of house music.”
Spinning world dance heat all night will be DC’s own, Sol Power All-Stars. This crew have had their mixes featured on the Okayafrica blog and described as a “diaspora dance collective who typically pull sounds influenced by Cuban beats, Lagos discos, and Rio de Janeiro beach parties when making selections for their infectious live sets.” They recently released an afro house banger 12″ on BSTRD Boots which connects the dots between Haiti, Africa, and New Orleans. Expect a sweaty, exhilarating party experience!