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Jul 7

Robyn & Rokk Pres. Body Talk: Robyn (DJ Set), DJ Rokk at U Street Music Hall

With Robyn and DJ Rokk at U Street Music Hall

Date

Saturday 7 July 2012 at 10:00pm

Location

U Street Music Hall
1115 U St NW, Washington DC, 20001, United States

Tel: (202) 588-1880

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Saturday, 7/7 Robyn and Rokk present Body Talk: Robyn (DJ Set), DJ Rokk at U Street Music Hall
10pm, $30, PRESALE TICKETS SOLD OUT. Additional tickets will be available at the door. Ages 18-20 entry by advance ticket only.

ROBYN
http://robyn.com/
She is Robyn. The most killingest pop star on the planet. A pint-sized atom bomb dosed to the tits on electric and dispensing wisdom in three-minute modernist pop bulletins on the post-adolescent condition.

DJ ROKK
http://soundcloud.com/rokkmail
Rokk was born out of the London Electroclash scene in 2003 when 
he took up his debut DJ residency at The COCK club night at Ghetto. 
gleaning influence from the likes of Black Strobe, Legowelt and the Ghostly 
International record label, he played a large part in formulating the club’s 
signature synthetic vocal pop sound alongside celebrated scenesters, 
Princess Julia and Tasty Tim whilst dedicating his daytime hours to being 
an A & R man at Parlophone Records. After the sad demise of Ghetto 
in 2006, he took up residency at Richard Mortimer’s now legendary club 
night Boombox, which took Rokk and his records across the globe playing 
to crowds in Lyon, Milan, Paris, Athens, New York and beyond. The 
burgeoning reputation of Boombox amongst a new generation of East 
London clubbers called for the release of a Boombox DJs compilation 
album (Kitsune Recordings), which featured a track by French electro 
duo Revolte who Rokk managed, and also a book chronicling the club’s 
unique aesthetic through images and writings from Boombox regulars, so 
influential was the club night. 
Rokk has since had his name stamped on some of London's coolest 
underground homo nightspots, providing DJ support for Swedish pop 
prodigy Robyn, Pet Shop Boys, Gorillaz and Monarchy, and regularly 
guests at club nights both internationally and across the UK. A 
collaboration with Monarchy's Andrew Friendly resulted in a fine re-work of 
Snap's Rhythm Is A Dancer released on Gulp Recordings in 2008 and 
you will currently find Rokk hosting his own monthly club night, Body Talk, 
at East London’s Dalston Superstore. 
Arguably the busiest man in clubland, Rokk’s previous incarnation as A&R 
man for Parlophone Records saw him commission remixes for Gorillaz, 
Supergrass, Jamelia, Lily Allen, Pet Shop Boys, Queen and Kylie as well 
as playing a large part in track selection and album content for major 
international artists. With his magical mixing fingers firmly inserted into 
both fashion and music pies, Rokk has also worked with well-known 
fashion designer Marios Schwab for the past 6 seasons, producing music 
for his London and Paris Fashion Week shows. 
A talented photographer and video producer in his own right, Rokk (aka 
Paul Bryan) has worked with the likes of Bella Freud and Tilda Swinton, 
has produced a music promo for Digitalism and his photographic work can 
be seen on the walls of Dalston Superstore. A solo photography show is 
also in the pipeline. Having named her recent album after his Body Talk 
club night, rumours of Robyn and Rokk working on a project together early 
next year abound - in what capacity they’re happy to keep us guessing, 
but with their prodigious creative vision combined, it’s certain to be worth 
the wait. 
With no less than three Kylie remixes (with fellow dj/producer Pixel 82) 
and a celebrated Robyn bootleg under his belt, he's now in the studio 
working on his own material. Teaming up with London based poet Dean 
Atta, having been impressed by Atta’s spoken word track ‘Young, Black 
and Gay’, Rokk felt compelled to set the poem and more importantly, it’s 
political message, to music and in doing so has delivered a chunky house 
track fondly reminiscent of the original house music from his formative 
years. Freshit Records heard the track earlier this year and immediately 
signed Rokk for a three single deal. ‘YBG feat. Dean Atta’ will be released 
this year.

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