Justin Martin + Ardalan “Hello Clouds” Tour Giveaway
Whether you’re a tech-house junkie, or simply just a fan of the West Coast music scene, then you’ve certainly heard the name Justin Martin. The swagger-toting, pizza-obsessed, Dirtybird records co-founder (and right hand man to Claude Vonstroke) became internationally known for his 2003 single, “The Sad Piano,” via Buzzin’ Fly records.
Since then, he’s been attributed to a slew of production works and collaborations; residencies and showcases out West; headlining spots at major festivals on countrywide and international lineups; and label-hosted events, including the ever-popular Dirtybird BBQs.
His production style dabbles in dark and light elements; his tracks are soulful, quirky, and at times, haunting, with lots of layers. His DJ sets are a mixed bag, and it’s certain you’ll never hear the same set twice — depending on the crowd, his mood, the atmosphere, or perhaps, what kind of pizza he had for lunch that day.
As of late, he’s embarked on a tour with his buddy and labelmate Ardalan, a fresher face on the Dirtybird scene, and a master of manipulation with genres like house, bassfunk and techno. Known for his ability to invoke sass, sweat, and sex appeal on the dance floor, Ardy’s agenda is simply to create a good-time atmosphere, anywhere and everywhere–“from the dankest basements, to the most opulent dancefloors.”
For the bulk of spring and summer, the duo’s been making asses shake at the function on their Hello Clouds Tour, and now, they’re gracing us with their presence for the first time ever in Pittsburgh. The show goes down at Hot Mass on Friday, August 28, just before midnight, courtesy of Humanaut and Obvious Productions.
Pittsburgh’s own, Jose Hamilton, will open the night for Justin and Ardalan–a set you’ll want to arrive early for. Jose’s been spinning and producing here for over a decade, with an extensive resume of musical ventures in the Pittsburgh game.
His attributes include the Vice showcases at New Amsterdam, his Ekofield collab (which included Andres from Discuss), a spot on the inaugural VIA lineup, and recently, the newest DJ member under Obvious. He’s also no stranger to Hot Mass; his goal is for the crowd to focus on dancing while they get lost in the music, so expect him to throw down a set that’ll do just that.
As always, Hot Mass has limited capacity and presales are selling out quickly, so jump on your chance to purchase tickets before they’re gone. Additionally, we’re giving away two tickets — you can enter to win them through our Rafflecopter below!