Wednesday, June 1, 2011

RAW presents RAW/HNY w/ Special Guests Honey Soundsystem (SF)


On June 4th, RAW is taking its monthly party and sweetening the pot. RAW is bringing San Francisco-based Honey Soundsystem to DC (first time in DC!) to join them, along w/ local DJ Chris Burns. Together, we’re throwing a monumental rave at the Warehouse Loft in NE DC.
This is going to be a RAW like no other. The warehouse is grungy and old school. The sound system is MASSIVE!!! Two large rooms to shake your money maker. Two bars. Trippy-ass projections. A runway filled with go go dancers, flanked by mirrored walls. We're gonna fill the space with fog, lasers, and so much disco/electro/house, you'll dance your way into the dawn of a new day.

RAW presents..."RAW/HNY"
Saturday, June 4 | 10 PM - 4 AM
w/ Special Guests Honey Soundsystem (SF)
Chris Burns (410 Underground/IDIB-GDM, DC)
& Resident RAW DJs Bil Todd & Shea Van Horn
@ Warehouse Loft
411 New York Avenue NE
$10 with RSVP | $15 at the door
Open vodka bar 10-11 PM
21 and over

*** Location/Parking/Metro ***
Location: The Loft Warehouse 411 New York Ave, NE DC
The venue is located in the Warehouse / Market District. You will not see homes, other clubs, restaurants, etc. Please don't be alarmed - you're in the correct place. 411 New York Avenue, NE is located on the corner of New York Avenue and Penn Street, a huge Warehouse building which faces directly on to New York Avenue. The exact entrance to The Loft Warehouse is at the intersection of Penn and 4th Street, NE - approximately 100 feet from the New York Avenue entrance.

Metro: The nearest Metro stop is the New York Avenue stop on the Red Line. The Warehouse is a 10minute walk from the Metro:
- exit the station at Florida Ave. & 2nd St.
- make a right towards 5 Guys,then a right on Fl Ave
-go under the bridge, make a LEFT on 4th Street
-Warehouse is 3 blocks up (look for RAW/HNY signage)
****last train towards Shady Grove leaves at 3 am****

Parking: In addition to the FREE parking (60 spots) directly surrounding The Loft Warehouse, there is also FREE parking directly across the street at The PNC Bank (which is closed down) that holds a few hundred vehicles. There is a security guard posted outside of the Motel 6 next door that keeps an eye on The Loft Warehouse parking. Please keep noise to a minimum when entering and leaving the party.

======Who is Honey Soundsystem? Chris Burns? RAW?======

***** Honey Soundsystem (San Francisco) *****
"Genius, history-compressing sets that melted my panties into a sugary lump." - San Francisco Guardian

Formed in January 2006, Honey started turning heads with their cunning ad campaigns, decadent themes, private warehouse parties and of course their floor stomping DJ sets. They have hosted DJ's from around the world, including Todd Terje, Horse Meat Disco, Prosumer, Solar, Hercules & Love Affair, Discodromo, Cosmo Vitelli, DJ Spun, Eric Duncan, DJ Kaos, Kim Ann Foxman, Neon Leon, and Trocodero Transfer legends Steve Fabus and Bobby Viteritti.

In 2009 The crew became instrumental in the release of never before heard music from San Francisco producer Patrick Cowley. The release of the Catholic record on Macro Records was followed by a month long exhibition the crew produced on the life and times of Cowley. In 2010 Honey released a full-length compilation of like-minded producers from around the globe. Brotherhood came in at number two on JUNO’s chart in its first month of release (just behind Tiesto!).

In 2011 the crew's record label HNYTRX saw its fourth release and a series of HNY mega-parties at Public Works brought thousands to the dancefloor and raised over $6,500 in contributions to the GLBT Historical Society.

Individually, crew members have been changing the landscape of music with record labels (Discaire, Dark Entries, MR.INTL), live sets (Robot Hustle's all analog synth project), appearances in NYC, London, Berlin, & at their notorious weekly Sunday party at the Holy Cow in "the most sexually abrasive & peculiar district in town".

***** Chris Burns (DC) *****
Chris Burns (Deep Sugar/IDIB-GDM, DC) has been an underground mainstay in Washington, D.C. for the past 4 years as a leading underground DJ, promoter and now, producer. His faith in adapting the new while honoring the best of the past has led him to play with countless house music heroes and has spurned recent collaborations with industry veterans. Forthcoming remixes and original productions for Ultra Nate's Deep Sugar, Italians Do It Better and IDIB's new dance oriented sub-label, GDM, hold great promise for the "young blood."

***** RAW DJs Bil & Shea (DC) *****
Since 2009, Bil Todd and Shea Van Horn have been throwing their monthly RAW party at the Green Lantern, playing obscure variations of current artists, along with classic dance records and deep, progressive cuts.

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