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THE 20 YEARS OF “TROPICAL” TOUR @ 20 YEARS OF SUNDAY NIGHT MASS SERIES
BEN ANNAND

ANDY KERSHAW a.k.a. “ANDY KAOTIK”, Aqua, Dave Parks

Sunday, October 7, 2018 @ Club Metronome

Doors: 5:00pm

18+ $10 ADV // $12 DOS

BEN ANNAND

FOR ACCESS TO ALL 20 YEAR SUNDAY NIGHT MASS SERIES EVENTS BUY THE MASS PASS: bit.ly/20masspass

TROPICAL | MOONTRIBE | LISTED – LOS ANGELES, CA

In his zone from deep house to techno, Ben Annand pairs impeccably smooth mixing skills with a dynamic style that keeps the music moving, often flowing over breakdowns and always spending most of his time in the mix.
“For me, a great mix is the interplay of 2 unique pieces of music, creating greater than the sum of the parts – and a great set weaves those mixes into a musical flow you can’t help but lose yourself in on the dance floor. Technology changed the game a lot but the goal remains the same.”
Ben learned to mix in 1996 and just 2 years later became resident DJ at the famed Moontribe Gathering, and started his own production company, Tropical. The first half of his career was mostly focused on DJing abroad, leading to 13 trips to Moscow’s Propaganda club, travel all over Russia, Spain, and Mexico, an appearance at Wiggle at Fabric in London and two at the Labyrinth Festival in Japan. After marrying his love Jessica in 2009, Ben refocused efforts more locally, and is now one of the top West Coast festival DJs with recent appearances at Oregon Eclipse, Motion Notion (Can), Cascadia (WA), Lightning in a Bottle, Sunset Campout, and Desert Hearts (CA), among others.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Tropical has evolved to 500 person sold-out boat parties in the summer and the legendary Tropical Oasis Retreat which has brought together top artists from the West Coast 6 times in California and most recently, Hawaii.
Let’s give him a warm welcome as he returns to play Vermont for the first time since 2002. It’s only fitting that Ben join us for the 20th Anniversary Series of Sunday Night Mass as he celebrates 20 years of his amazing Tropical journey.

ANDY KERSHAW a.k.a. “ANDY KAOTIK”

FOR ACCESS TO ALL 20 YEAR SUNDAY NIGHT MASS SERIES EVENTS BUY THE MASS PASS: bit.ly/20masspass

AS YOU LIKE IT – SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Andy’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.​ ​Notable​ ​recent​ ​achievements​ ​include:​ ​co-founder​ ​and​ ​label​ ​manager​ ​of​ ​3AM​ ​Devices,​ ​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,​ ​launching​ ​early​ ​2018,​ ​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.”
“It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​me​ ​that​ ​posted​ ​mixes​ ​and​ ​set​ ​recordings​ ​properly​ ​represent​ ​my​ ​range​ ​-​ ​particularly​ ​the slower​ ​deeper​ ​edits​ ​set​ ​recordings​ ​as​ ​they​ ​are​ ​the​ ​result​ ​of​ ​countless​ ​hours​ ​of​ ​digging, ​ ​trial, ​ ​and​ ​error. ​ ​Getting the​ ​message​ ​out​ ​to​ ​promoters​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can​ ​plug​ ​me​ ​into​ ​any​ ​time​ ​slot, ​ ​anywhere, ​ ​and​ ​that​ ​it​ ​will​ ​work​ ​without worry, ​ ​is​ ​certainly​ ​a​ ​tall​ ​order.”
Andy​ ​also​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​Creative​ ​Director​ ​at​ ​Vital​ ​Arts, ​ ​a​ ​nonprofit​ ​created​ ​for​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​honoring​ ​the​ ​victims of​ ​the​ ​Oakland​ ​Ghost​ ​Ship​ ​Fire. ​ ​It​ ​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. ​ ​Nonetheless, ​ ​many​ ​New​ ​Englanders​ ​will remember​ ​him​ ​as​ ​late​ ​90s​ ​party-circuit​ ​staple​ ​“Andy​ ​Kaotik”​ ​of​ ​Boston’s​ ​“Audio​ ​Dream​ ​Control”​ ​and​ ​the​ ​force behind​ ​the​ ​“Wicked​ ​Sky”​ ​open​ ​air​ ​renegades.

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