Saturday, February 5th, 2022
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Before Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson, there was Delano Smith. The Detroit tech-soul legend’s sets are one of a kind due to his unique style of production and his unforgiving groove. Delano went from a "best kept secret" to a name commonly seen on world renowned dance floors around the world. He has shared the bill with the likes of Josh Wink, Dj Holographic, Soul Clap, Stacey Pullen, Kevin Saunderson, and Visionquest (Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, and Lee Curtis) to name a few. From the reissues of his full length albums on Sushitech to recent EPs Shades of Detroit and Keep Em Moving with Brian Kage, Delano Smith has reassured his fans time and time again of his legendary status. Join us in welcoming Delano Smith back to Flash for an intimate affair on our Club Level.
// Club Level //
Delano Smith (Mixmode, Sushitech | Detroit)
// Green Room //
Adam Collins (Euphoria Records, Real Deal Records| NYC)
// Flash Bar //
Seany Ranks (Cadence)
⠶⠶⠶⠶⠶ Flash Safe Space Policy ⠶⠶⠶⠶⠶
It is Flash’s mission to maintain a safe space where we all feel at home. We ask our attendees to please stay compliant with our rules and keep Flash’s space free from the following:
⠶ Non-consensual behavior
⠶ Racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, sexism or other discriminatory behaviors
⠶ Harassment of any kind
Lastly, we ask you to
⠶ Respect the space… leave no trace
⠶ No phones on the dancefloor…for the sake of the vibe!
If you or a friend feels uncomfortable at any point, please do not hesitate to let a Flash team member know. Our staff i.e. security, bartenders, door staff, and managers are here to help and will remove individuals engaging in any form of hatred, discrimination, or inapropriate behavior ❤️
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Of the original crop of Detroit DJs, Delano Smith is one of the few still dedicated to the craft. Reflecting on house and techno without his influence would reveal a very different musical landscape today. Coming up when the world was just discovering the impact a DJ could have, Delano traversed his way to the top in a tough scene full of talent.
Although dance music post The Belleville Three and Underground Resistance is well documented, the context that set the tone for them to emerge is less so. At a time described as the Wild West by some, when party culture was taking its first tentative steps, Delano honed his skills under the the guidance of the late, great Ken Collier. With initial sets fusing soul, disco and early electronic sounds, Delano planted seeds in the minds of Detroit’s subsequent generations. Those dancing to his sets in the late 70s and early 80s would later become ambassadors of a scene with worldwide appeal. Now, Delano stands shoulder to shoulder with the figureheads he once educated, writing a brand new chapter for house and techno.
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