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U Street Music Hall Presents: Earthen Sea & Relaxer

Earthen Sea & Relaxer with Aaron Leitko at Ten Tigers Parlour
(former Black Eyes / Mi Ami)
10PM / $15 ($20 at the door) 
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Jacob Long's recordings under the Earthen Sea moniker present a compelling synthesis of shadowy rhythms and opaque atmospherics, drawing on the most potent qualities of melancholic ambient and dub techno. Long has released one full-length for Kranky Records, two records for Relaxer's Lover Rock imprint, and EPs for Silent Season and Nicolas Jaar's Other People. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

RELAXER (Lovers Rock Recordings, Sustain-Release)
RELAXER emerged from NYC in 2016 as the new project from Daniel Martin-McCormick. Over five EPs, he has explored lush techno with a feral punk spirit informed by two decades of innovative sidewinding in the US underground. Lithe, contagious bassline-driven grooves are a platform for a psychologically charged atmosphere -- humid with creeping paranoia, evocative melancholic melodies and themes of toxic masculinity. Relaxer’s hardware live set premiered at Berghain in 2017 and since then has been performed De School, Sustain-Release, Institut fuer Zukunft and more. He lives in New York where he runs the label Lovers Rock Recordings, collaborates with Aurora Halal as Halal & Relaxer, and co-directs the Sustain-Release festival.

Co-founder of Washington, D.C. duo Protect-U, who have released records on Future Times, Planet Mu, 1432R. Solo, he performs using a modular synthesizer, improvising dense and percussive compositions meant to evoke the alien energy of electro and the occult of nature.