Sunday Night Mass Presents:
Ardalan- Mr. Good Album Release Tour
Sunday, January 19, 2020
18+ $20 ADV // $23 DOS // 21+ $15 ADV // $18 DOS
Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird artist has in their quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets in one wieldy point. This young archer has had the incomprehensible luck to fall into crew with his idols, be reared by their best and given some of their most guarded musical secrets, then hoisted to a platform to blare his prodigious beats from places where most creators can only dream of being.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Ardalan Noghre-Kar possesses a peculiar, fresh perspective on music genesis without even trying. His mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel to the face, but his original tracks are where his efforts shine, like those released with Justin Martin; “Mr. Spock,” a 2010 party anthem charted by Diplo and Jesse Rose, and “Lezgo,” charted by Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boyz Noise) and his own EP with Dirtybird. It’s no wonder he’s been given the nod by everyone from Papa Dirtybird himself, “Claude Von Stroke” and A-Trak to those who are charting his remixes, like Maya Jane Coles, Audiojack and Riva Starr, the last of whom he has an upcoming remix for to be released on Snatch.
The greatest strength in Ardy’s music is his ability to whip out hits that work equally well from the dankest basements to the most opulent dancefloors; sounds that satisfy those with diverse tastes who can unite under his single agenda of having a good time.
COSMIC DISCO | AS YOU LIKE IT | SLINKY – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Andy Kershaw’s contributions to dance culture and community over the years are numerous. Sometimes label manager, sometimes promoter, ALWAYS a DJ, he has been on a larger radar as of late, as a doer and community figurehead.
Andy is the co-founder and label manager of “3AM Devices”, a prominent contributor to the globally respected SF outfit,“As You Like It”, and resident DJ at “Slinky” – California’s longest running House Music campout. Cosmic Disco launched in 2017 and is his latest project – both a label and a party whose name personifies Andy’s sound: “From Disco to Techno, with all the House in between. Credit to the Edit.”
Andy also serves as Creative Director at “Vital Arts”, a non-profit organization created for the purpose of honoring the victims of the Oakland “Ghost Ship” Fire. The organization aims to provide safe & affordable residential, work and performance spaces for artists. Andy believes that reinvention and maintaining positive relationships, rather than resting on one’s past work, is the key to career longevity in the underground dance music realm. Vermont and New England scenesters will remember him as “Andy Kaotik” of Boston’s “Audio Dream Control” and the force behind the “Wicked Sky” open-air renegade events.
No stranger to the Green Mountains, Andy has rocked the house at many legendary events at the ORIGINAL Higher Ground in Winooski, VT for “Flex Productions” (Nexus Artists) and DJ’ed last for “Sunday Night Mass” and the “Abundance” (New England Electronic Music Festival) in 2003. It’s our pleasure to welcome him back for the first time in 14 years!