U Hell at U Street Music Hall 10/29

The Spotlight | U HELL at U Street Music Hall (October 29, 11pm)

Learn more about U HELL, featuring sets by Willy Joy, Jen Lasher, and Ayes Cold, before the show on Saturday at U Street Music Hall. The costume contest will begin at midnight: the winner will be determined by a panel of judges that includes Blisspop’s very own Patrick BlinkhornRSVP on Facebook and purchase tickets.

Don’t try to classify partymaster Willy Joy as anything but that – a party. He and his productions have been packing sweaty dance floors across the country from major festivals to sweaty underground raves. His songs have been remixed by some of today’s top producers such as Dillon Francis & Flosstradamus while tearing up clubs across the country. Willy’s tunes get played by the likes of Diplo, Adventure Club, Brillz & BBC Radio 1. Willy represents the eclectic new breed of bass music, rapidly changing styles and tempos with ease while always maintaining a frenzied, hands-in-the-air dance floor. While creating official remixes for Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, A-Trak and original releases on Fools Gold and Firepower Records, Willy also co-produced “Mash Up The Dance” with Major Lazer for their album “Free The Universe”. He collaborated with Brillz for the standout track “WTF” on the TWONK EP, and many more collaborations are in the works. He is currently prepping a slew of new music for release later this year.

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One of electronic music’s defining vocalists and a powerhouse performer, east coast siren Jen Lasher brings her all to every performance. Hailing from the home of Baltimore Club, DC GoGo, and Moombahton, a ghetto fabulous stele shines through in her production and collaborations. With energetic stage presence and tons of original live material, each show uniquely marks its place in dance music history. 

Over the years, Lasher has reached legendary status with residencies at the Highline Ballroom in NYC, Sonar in Baltimore and the Industrial/Gothic party Alchemy in DC. Not only is she a key player in the global dance scene, but also in the booming new EDM genre moombahton. She is currently a resident of the highly acclaimed Moombahton Massive events held worldwide. Jen Lasher’s DJ sets and live performances have earned her continuous invites to Ultra Music Festival, EDC, Coachella, SXSW, Starscape, and Burning Man festival where she helped break moombahton music in 2010. Invites also include official tour support for Shiny Toy Guns and a spot on the Skrillex Mothership Tour. 
Jen has topped numerous charts worldwide from Beatport to Pop Billboard in Australia with her smash club anthem “So Dynamite.” Her music has been featured in the award winning Showtime TV series “The L Word” and she has also graced the pages of URB Magazine, BPM, Mixmag, The Washington Post, Time Out Chicago, and Remix Mag. With recent studio collaborations with artists such as Mixhell, Nadastrom, and Munchi, Jen continues to be on the cusp of cutting edge dance music and culture, all while sharing stages with legends such as Diplo, Z-Trip, Bassnectar, and Fatboy Slim. Praised by fans and peers alike, Jen Lasher proves that she is, without a doubt, one of electronic music’s most sought after performers and a leading force in the DJ world.

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DJ Ayes Cold is a selector currently based in DC. Two years into the craft, she has steadily developed a unique presence in the District’s electronic and hip hop music scenes, spinning at major venues like the 9:30 Club, U Street Music Hall, Tropicalia, The Howard Theatre, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Flash, and The Hamilton. Ayes Cold has built a reputation around her eclectic selections and her innovative style of mixing, which blends very disparate styles of music. Ayes Cold has opened for artists like Tokimonsta (w/ Anderson Paak and Two Fresh),  and DJ’d at festivals like Trillectro, Broccoli City, Funk Parade, and the National Cannabis Festival. She also recently went on tour with an electro-feminist band called Madame Gandhi, spinning at two official SXSW showcases at the Speakeasy (Austin), the Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Sinclair (Cambridge), and the Ardmore (Philly). In 2015, Ayes Cold joined a major electronic label as its first DJ, Fête Records.

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