Ichisan & Ben Silver w/ special guest Greg D. at The 8×10 (10/27)
ICHISAN & BEN SILVER
with special guest GREG D.
10 East Cross Street
Doors 8PM | Show 9PM
ººº ICHISAN ººº
Ichisan is the moniker of Igor Skafar, a Slovenian DJ and Photographer whose relationship with music began by playing the guitar in various bands, which later developed into a preference for electronic music.
In 2008 he released his first solo international 12″ on London’s Airtight Recordings. ‘Global Pillage’ and ‘Tips & Tricks’ were very positively received and accumulated a number of favorable reviews, including a four star review from iDj magazine and praise from many illustrious names in the music industry such as Bjorn Torske, Pete Herbert, Prins Thomas and others…
Ichisan has contributed tracks to Eskimo recording compilations, has releases on Airtight recordings, Internasjonal, Catune, Solardisco, and Under The Shade/Jiscomusic; including a remix for the legendary band “Space”, which was released on Nang records. Together with Ule Nakova, he has a project named Ichisan&Nakova. Their first album Yugo Tempo was released 2010 on Nang records.
Ichisan made his North American debut in September 2013 which garnered much acclaim, followed by an incredibly successful first US tour alongside acts like The Disco Biscuits, Boombox, Conspirator and Party Supplies. His debut album is about to come out on Tokyo based Catune Records early 2016.
ººº BEN SILVER ººº
You might know Ben Silver as one-third of Orchard Lounge, the long-running Chicago DJ collective that also includes Spencer Lokken and Bethany “Queen B” Lokken. The trio’s tag-team sets pack in bass-dropping techno and house, sunset chill-out grooves and other futuristic sounds. Orchard Lounge has had residencies at clubs around the country, including Smartbar in Chicago, Vagabond in Miami and Love in New York. They’ve gigged at established venues like Red Rocks and Hammerstein Ballroom, and major festivals, including Lollapalooza, Coachella and Electric Zoo.
Ben Silver’s solo project has him spinning psychedelic house and techno as well as producing original material alongside songwriting partner David Hammond. In fall 2015 he released the well-received “Solar” and “Lunar” DJ mixes—in October, Beatport named “Solar” one of the “Top 10 Mixes of the Month.”
Ben is also readying the release of his debut EP, which is a collaboration with David Hammond. It’s tracks are suitable for a wide range of styles, with some parts harder hitting and others more exploratory.
ººº GREG D ººº
Greg D is one half of the Philadelphia based collective Risky Disko. Using classic disco and house music as a framework, Greg takes inspiration from whatever groove suits the mood. Pulling from funk and jazz, to no wave and psychedelic music, this selector has taken the time to understand how the dance floor has evolved over the years. Striving for the new and different, no matter how classic or current the period is in which it originated.
Greg is also a part of the Making Time, Wet boogie, and Try It Out parties in Philadelphia.