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resident dj's ray kang & double o7 present:

|KNEE DEEP|THURSDAY|11.07.02|

|tribal|progressive|deep house|

|Definition Magazine Release Party|

|thursdays|blue room|21 & over|

www.xsinteractive.com/kneedeep

Definition Magazine is a media project based in Washington, DC. Brought to life by a collective of artists, writers, photographers, and designers, the project encompasses a variety of print, online, and event-based media productions. These productions, driven by emerging talent in the art, music, and design worlds, offer a perspective on the culture and urban lifestyles that thrive in the Greater Washington area.

Join us this Thursday for the Definition Magazine pre-release party where Ray Kang will unleash an arsenal of amazing house tracks from 9 pm straight through to 2 am! He will start the night off deep and soulful…then slowly increase the level of sexiness that will make you groove all night!

Ever since he can remember, Ray Kang has always had a passion for music. His parents gave him his first set of headphones with a built in am radio in the first grade. He brought them to “show and tell†but classmates teased him because they made him look like an airplane traffic director standing on the tarmac. Needless to say, he never wore them outside of the house again. In the 3rd grade, he discovered his parents’ record and tape collection. He listened to everything from Otis Redding, James Brown, the Beatles, Elvis, Marvin Gaye to The Doors and The Rolling Stones. Several years later, when he was old enough to venture to the local music store, he purchased his very first 45 RPM single, “Rockit†by Herbie Hancock. Throughout high school, Ray continued feeding his passion for music by going to concerts and frequenting local hot spots and clubs. He voraciously purchased records and CD’s of the artists he heard live or in a club by a DJ. His tastes were very eclectic, constantly listening to Alternative (new wave in the 80’s), Rap, British-pop, classical, to cheesy dance music and good old fashioned Rock-n-Roll. He eventually taught himself how to play the piano in order to reproduce riffs he liked in certain pieces of music.

In the early nineties as the counterculture of music started surfacing against the backdrop of grunge and mainstream pop music, Ray discovered House music from Chicago and Techno from Detroit. It took him 10 years to get up the nerve (and money) to actually purchase 2 turntables and a mixer in October of 2000. He quickly understood the basics of song structure, measures and phrasing and learned how to beat-match within 2 days. Four months later, he produced the first of 4 compilations titled “DC Underground 001†featuring progressive house, techno and breaks. The following 3 have since been completed, featuring a broad range of all things house.

As one of the founding members of the Euclid Sessions, he has played several one-off nights in DC (COUTH, Signal, Selam) and New York (Sin Sin, Leopard Lounge) and is now a resident DJ at the Blue Room www.blueroomdc.com in the heart of Adams Morgan. Across the last year, Ray and business partner double o7 have brought thousands of people together to dance every Thursday night at their themed event called KNEE DEEP. Their mixes can also be heard across the country on XM Satellite Radio, channel 80, “The Move†www.xmradio.com. Ray considers himself extremely lucky to have the opportunities in front of him to showcase his passion for music. He recently began production work with double o7 and will have their first track ready for release at the 2003 Winter Music Conference in Miami. He has come a long way since his geeky days in grade school and 45’s. It’s safe to say that people no longer make fun of his headphones.

Knee Deep has been going strong for well over a year now and we owe all of it to you who continue to return every week! Come dance your ass off with the Knee Deep family before your weekend begins and be sure to spread the word and bring your friends to one of the most established Thursday night gatherings in the District! Scroll to the bottom of this e-mail for additional details and directions or visit: www.xsinteractive.com/kneedeep

||KNEE DEEP ON XM RADIO||

For those of you who have access to XM Satellite Radio, Ray Kang and double o7 are now featured on "The Move", XM Channel 80! 2 hour sets are broadcast on "Bass Blocks" & "The Sound System", 2 programs that run daily featuring local DJ's and several well known DJ's and producers from around the globe. Go to www.xmradio.com for programming and subscription details.

Please e-mail any questions to: kneedeep_pro[email protected]

Much respect - ray kang and double o7

Blue Room - all shades welcome

2321 18th St NW

Washington DC 20009

202.332.0800

www.blueroomdc.com

FYI - The dress code is going to be tighter now that summer is over. This unfortunately means no athletic gear, dirty sneakers, hats, shorts or sandals (ladies, open toe shoes are okay).

DIRECTIONS:

1- Metro

ADAMS MORGAN/WOODLEY PARK ZOO - RED LINE; Walk south on Connecticut Ave one block. Turn left on Calvert St and walk 3 blocks. Calvert will turn to the right and turns into 18th St. Walk 2 blocks past the McDonald's and the Blue Room will be on your left.

2 - Driving Directions

FROM BALTIMORE, PHILLY, & POINTS NORTH OF DC: Follow 95 South to 295 South; follow 295 South; get off on NY Ave.; drive approx. one mile on NY Ave.; Turn right on Florida Ave NE; drive approx. three miles on Florida Ave (will turn into U St. NW) to 18th St NW; turn right on 18th St; drive 2-3 blocks and the club will be on your right at 2321 18th St. NW.

FROM RICHMOND AND POINTS SOUTH OF DC: Take 95 North to 395 North to DC; follow 395 N to the left side Memorial Bridge exit. This will take you to the GW Parkway. Follow signs to Memorial Bridge (this is tricky - please pay attention otherwise you'll end up in Canada) and cross the Memorial Bridge into DC. You'll see the Lincoln Memorial in front of you. Get in the right lane and take the very first exit on your right. This will loop you onto Rock Creek Parkway. Stay on Rock Creek Parkway for about 2-3 miles; Take the left side Calvert St. exit (you will be going up a pretty steep hill); Turn right the top of the hill onto Calvert St. and cross Connecticut; Continue on Calvert until it veers right. You will see a McDonald's on your left and SunTrust Bank on your right. You are now on 18th St. NW. Drive 2 blocks and the club will be on your left at 2321 18th St. NW.

FROM NORTHWEST DC: Go south on Connecticut Ave NW towards Dupont Circle. Turn left on Calvert St just after the Woodley Park Zoo. Continue on Calvert until it veers right. You will see a McDonald's on your left and SunTrust Bank on your right. You are now on 18th St. Drive 2 blocks and the club will be on your left at 2321 18th St. NW.

FROM I-66: Take 66 East into Washington DC. Take the very first exit on your right (Independence Ave Exit). This will loop you onto Rock Creek Parkway. Stay on Rock Creek Parkway for about 2-3 miles; take the left side Calvert St. exit (you will be going up a pretty steep hill); turn right the top of the hill onto Calvert St. and cross Connecticut; continue on Calvert until it veers right. You will see a McDonald's on your left and Suntrust Bank on your right. You are now on 18th St NW; drive 2 blocks and the club will be on your left at 2321 18th St. NW.

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Originally posted by magic8ball

Is anyone going to this? I think I might stop by..... Let me know!

If you're a house head, definitely stop by and check us out - there's NO COVER charge and I promise you a night of great music!

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I might go to this as well. If I drive, which means I will be somewhat sober, then I might hit up all the CP spots tonight, first Gua Ropa or whatever it is, then blue room then Red....either that or I will just spend quality time with my remote....way too early to tell....

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Originally posted by raver_mania

TB: Let me know if you hit this up...I also "might" be interested. Its been hell week, and I could unwind (if I finish my stuff).

Yo, Raver, holler at me if you go...I have a car this week so I can drive.....Pete will prolly be in as well

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Just rolled into work w/ a big ass grin on my face!

Thanks to EVERYONE who came out to support me last night - I wouldn't have lasted the entire 5 hours without your energy and smiles!! Oh, and the 30 minute break by Chris Newton also helped! :D

Can't wait to see you all again next week!

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Originally posted by tinybutterfli

RAY! You were awesome! Wish I could have stayed longer! Note to self: GO ALONE NEXT TIME! :D

Hey darlin!

Thanks SO MUCH for coming out last night! I was so happy to see you I almost skipped my record! No worries about leaving early - you just have to promise to make it up to me sometime. ;)

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Originally posted by djraykang

Hey darlin!

Thanks SO MUCH for coming out last night! I was so happy to see you I almost skipped my record! No worries about leaving early - you just have to promise to make it up to me sometime. ;)

Aw! You are welcome :D

I'll make it up to you naughty.gif

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Had a good time last night, bro. Very cool vibe and you guys packed the place in early...good job!

Onr thing though: We got there close to 11:00 and they said there was a $5 cover for guys. We complained for a lil bit, said we were assured by you that there wouldn't be a cover, so they let me Krish, Pete, and Millie in for just $5 total. Not a big deal and they were cool about it.

I dunno what kind of deal you have with them, but I just thought you might want to know that if they started charging a cover you should def get a piece of it.

Good set my man!

B

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I'm sorry about the cover charge thing--- I spoke to the manager and the doorman about it last night. The doorman actually came to me around midnight to let me know that he might have given some of my friends grief about cover and sneakers. Next time just tell them you know me - otherwise just call me on my cell and I'll come down myself to deal with them. If anyone plans to come see me again, send me a PM and I'll give you my cell.

My apologies and thanks to everyone who came out!

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Originally posted by djraykang

I'm sorry about the cover charge thing--- I spoke to the manager and the doorman about it last night. The doorman actually came to me around midnight to let me know that he might have given some of my friends grief about cover and sneakers. Next time just tell them you know me - otherwise just call me on my cell and I'll come down myself to deal with them. If anyone plans to come see me again, send me a PM and I'll give you my cell.

My apologies and thanks to everyone who came out!

Ray, no sweat man. They were cool and it was only $5....I just didn't want them to be makin' an extra buck off you guys' hard work without knowing about it.......

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Originally posted by magic8ball

Ray,

Great set last night!!!!

Thanks Alicia! Is that how you spell your name? It was really nice to meet you - next time we'll have to spend some time hanging out. I really wanted to talk but I was busy layin' down some beats.

See you again soon!!

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Originally posted by raver_mania

Great set Ray! It really was quite packed in there - good job!

Magic8ball - what were you wearing/what do you look like? A bunch of us from CP went...(as you can see)

Thanks for the props! It was great to see you out last night... hope to see you at Blue again soon.

BTW - Magic8ball is a cutie!!

;)

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