Layton Giordani, ViRL
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
It is a time of great musical prosperity at City At Night featuring many great warriors (artist booklngs) across all sides of the force (genres). A new battle is on the horizon. To ensure victory, the Helix Empire has contracted a battle-hardened Sith Lord…
Saturday, May 4th, Helix presents its first themed event of 2019 (costumes/apparel and participation encouraged) - STASIS: Star Wars Day feat. Layton Giordani (Drumcode).
LAYTON GIORDANI (Drumcode)
One of the most exciting leaders of techno’s new school, Layton Giordani is blazing a path impossible to ignore. In the last two years, the NYC-born, Amsterdam based artist has achieved more than many do in a lifetime, yet at just 26 years of age, he’s barely skimmed the surface on the possibilities that lie ahead. An album on Adam Beyer’s iconic Drumcode imprint in early 2017 was the first seismic indication of his capability, with the 12-track ‘Where It Begins’ received with critical acclaim. Not only had the young artist achieved a rare feat of releasing an LP on the storied label (only 10 albums have been released in Drumcode’s 22-year history), but he’d done it with just two releases previously on Beyer’s imprints; an EP titled ‘Unspoken’ on Truesoul followed shortly by ‘Rivington’, his contribution to Drumcode’s popular A-Sides series. For Beyer, well known for his perfectionist streak to place so much trust in a fledgeling producer speaks volumes about Giordani’s talent and the quality of his music. How far Layton’s come is magnified when you consider it wasn’t so long ago he found himself at Pacha NYC as a 19-year-old witnessing the legendary Danny Tenaglia play. It was this formative experience that crystallized his desire to DJ before he’d make his mark in the ensuring years as a resident at Output nightclub. These nascent experiences take on greater meaning when you consider
Giordani would collaborate with Tenaglia just a matter of months after his album release, dropping the standout ‘Live Again’ before 2017 would dawn. The cut is considered by many as a modern-day Drumcode classic. The highlights haven’t stopped in 2018. A three-way collaboration with Beyer and Chicago legend Green Velvet titled ‘Space Date’ marked the summer. Likewise, he was in hot demand for his DJing skills, playing the main stage of Drumcode Festival, Gashouder for Awakenings x Adam Beyer presents Drumcode, Melt! Festival, Warehouse Project, Motion Bristol, Resistance Ibiza and Drumcode Halloween at Tobacco Dock, among others. He rounded out 2018 with the release of ‘Phase II’, a stellar solo EP on Drumcode, featuring tracks that have soundtracked the year, from Berghain to Amsterdam’s thunderous rave dome, the Gashouder.
STASIS; Find your Balance.
Stasis is a state of equilibrium or balance. Our thought process behind the nomenclature is that we want everyone to feel balanced or in a state of inner peace when they come to our events. The main goal for our events is to create a vibe and atmosphere in which people from various demographics can come together and dance in perfect harmony without any negativity or animosity. A biological ecosystem has several organisms living together and pursuing common goals such as adaptation, growth and evolution. Conversely, the organisms that are resistant to change, or are poor at adapting fail and become extinct. This is where we can draw stark parallels in our music scene. Like a biological ecosystem, we firmly believe that Ottawa’s underground scene is a musical ecosystem. It requires a concerted effort from everyone (companies and supporters), to throw quality events, support events as quality clientele and to think progressively to establish prosperity in our music ecosystem. Being vindictive and predatory is counter-productive to the potential growth of Ottawa’s underground music scene. We truly believe that great strides have been made in the city over the last few years. We Helix Music, believe we can provide another cog to the wheel of success in Ottawa’s underground music culture. This is the foundation of our company and our events alike. It is all about the love of music. Music is what we are for and we want to see positive growth from Ottawa’s underground scene as a whole.
- Release 1 Tickets - $17.50 (Until April.4th, or sold out)
- Release 2 Tickets - $20.00 (Until April.28th, or sold out)
- Release 3 Tickets - $22.50 (Until May. 4th, or sold out)
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a first-come first-served basis
BOTTLE SERVICE RESERVATIONS:
- Reservations will only be guaranteed until 12am.
- Standing/Bench table reservations: 1 bottle minimum
- Booth by DJ reservation: 2 bottles minimum
- Booth by entrance reservation: 2 bottle minimum
Doors open at 11pm
19+ (ID Required)
Masks/Costumes and glow/light objects are permitted for this event
Large objects are NOT permitted for this event
City At Night
222 Slater St. Ottawa ON