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Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge) w/ Solaris
May 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 1:00 am
Doors: 8:30pm / Show: 9:30pm
Tickets: $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
(note: there is a $5 surcharge if under 21)
As a National touring DJ and Producer, Ben Silver reaches toward the deepest, moodiest corners of House, Techno & Downtempo. You may know him as one-third of Orchard Lounge, the long-running Chicago-based DJ collective. The trio’s all-night tag-team sets blend psychedelic house, deep bass, melodic techno, and other futuristic, ethereal sounds. Orchard Lounge has held residencies at clubs around the country, including Smartbar in Chicago, Vagabond in Miami and Love in New York. They’ve gigged at legendary venues like Red Rocks and Hammerstein Ballroom, at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Electric Zoo, and alongside artists Steve Bug, Nicolas Jaar, Lee Foss, DJ T, and many others.
Now, Ben also performs as a solo act all across the country. Over the past year, he has played a number of shows and festivals, including Camp Bisco Music Festival, Great North Music Festival, Luna Light Music Festival, and Beanstalk Music and Arts Festival. In October 2015, he released the DJ Mix, “Solar”, which was named one of Beatport’s Top 10 Mixes Of The Month. He ended 2016 by releasing “Rayless”, a moody techno and house DJ mix that is accompanied by analog visuals created by 75Ω. He has multiple new original tracks in rotation at his club sets, as well as a brand new EP that he and his songwriting partner, David Hammond are prepping for release.
Formed in 2010, SOLARiS is a 3 piece all-instrumental band that hails from upstate New York.
The members of SOLARiS have created a bevy of original compositions that range from electronica to breakbeats, jazz fusion to funk, & much more. Each of these compositions vary in speed, genre and style, but all of them are used as blank slates to showcase the Trio’s explosive improv and electronic experimentation. While from show to show many of the songs remain the same, no two SOLARiS shows will ever be alike.
The band strives to create new and interesting twists on their material for their constantly evolving live shows; whether it’s monster transitions, new improv jams or the occasional recognizable cover, it’s safe to say that SOLARiS is an entity that never stops growing and changing.