Hayden James [dj set], Beshken [dj set]

PopGun Presents

Hayden James [dj set], Beshken [dj set]

Sammy Bananas, Matpat, DJ Voices

Jun 16

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

Good Room

Brooklyn, NY

$12.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Hayden James (dj set)
Hayden James (dj set)
After 3 short years since releasing his first track, Hayden James has created his own imprint on the global music community with a sound like no other. Straight off the mark Hayden’s music circulated through Australia’s electronic dance music populace accumulating tens of millions of plays across SoundCloud and YouTube. His individualistic approach to producing delicate yet uplifting summer anthems featuring euphonious and evocative vocals quickly allowed him to find his niche. Today, Hayden leads the way for Australian musicians with a sound incomparable and inimitable to any artists before him.

Hayden’s first single ‘Permission to Love’ received admiration across the globe when it sky rocketed to #1 on Hype Machines charts, shortly before being dubbed the most played track on Australia’s widely respected and reputable national broadcasting giant, Triple J. From here, Hayden launched his debut EP through tastemaker label, Future Classic which only further proved Hayden’s ability to capture the hearts of his audience through his take on modern day love ballads. However, nobody was prepared for the monumental success brought on by the release of his hit single ‘Something About You’ after it dropped in early 2015 via the labels annual compilation album.

‘Something About You’ threw the world into a state of exhilaration and reached certified Gold Sales within Australia by the end of 2015. The track accelerated through top 40 charts across Europe, particularly within Germany, France and Italy. Meanwhile back in Australia the iconic track surged through the charts and went onto secure The Best Dance release at the AIR Awards, Stoney Roads Awards and the InTheMix awards. The track added an ARIA nomination for the Best Dance Release to its numerous accolades.

The next Summer, Hayden James covered all corners of his home nation on his sold out ‘Something About You’ tour. This tour subsequently pushed Hayden to
journey across the globe for his debut headline tour across Northern America where he was able to perform to tens of thousands of adoring romantics at the acclaimed Coachella Festival and an additional support tour with Odesza. Late 2015 Hayden undertook his debut European tour performing at incredible events such as Lollapalooza (Berlin), Lowlands and Reading and Leeds festival on top of a collection of other festival slots.

With no intention of slowing down anytime soon, 2016 has been yet another whirlwind of a year for Hayden as he returned with his single ‘Just a Lover’. The track revisits Hayden’s passionate romantic side and extends out an androgynous vocal referring to a temporary lover who has a strong hold over someone. With beautifully crafted harmonies and a feeling everyone can relate too, the subliminal lust and desire within this song extends out to audiences and once again pulls at their adoring heartstrings. Since its release, ‘Just A Lover’ has reached almost 3 million plays on Spotify alone, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of plays and downloads on SoundCloud, YouTube, Shazam and iTunes. The widespread excitement that stemmed from the release of ‘Just A Lover’ sent Hayden back on the road for his World Tour shortly after headlining Australia’s most distinguished festival Splendour in The Grass.
Beshken (EP Release Party!)
Beshken (EP Release Party!)
Originally trained as a rock and jazz guitarist, Beshken first became interested in dance music while DJing house parties and clubs in LA as a teen. Now based in NYC, 20 year old Ben Shirken creates a lush and effervescent atmosphere of sound by blending elements of electronic music, jazz, and indie rock, all rooted in his talents as a vocalist and producer. His live show blends electronic and organic elements to create a unique experience, one that reflects his diverse range of influences and curiosity to combine real world sounds with digital elements.

New music coming in Spring 2017. Keep your eyes on Beshken.
Sammy Bananas
Sammy Bananas
Brooklyn producer and party maestro Sammy Bananas lives up to his name. This Fool’s Gold OG has proven himself as a master of the club jam, writing tunes that pay respect to dance music’s past while simultaneously charting it’s quirky, funky future. “Money Time” is his latest hybrid single, weaving vocals from new school London divas Antony & Cleopatra over a chunky, pulsating slice of piano house. He crafts official remixes for big names like Chromeo, Tinashe and even Maroon 5 while his acclaimed and tasteful bootlegs of tracks by Miguel, JT and Rae Sremmurd are DJ staples which transcend narrow subgenres. Sammy Bananas has rocked dance floors in over 100 cities across the globe, sharing stages with the likes of A -Trak, Kenny Dope and Holy Ghost! Whether it’s an all-wax set in LA at the Do-Over, cutting edge house at Durrr in London and Rhonda in LA, traveling further afield on a recent Asia tour, or his appearance at MOOG fest, he always delivers with his uniquely funky yet focused style.
Matpat
Matpat
DJ & Producer from Philly with releases on W&O Street Tracks, Persnickety, 124 Recordings and Madhouse Records.
DJ Voices
DJ Voices
Kristin Malossi, aka DJ Voices, is a New York selector with an abiding love of house music.
Venue Information:
Good Room
98 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
http://www.goodroombk.com/