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SoulXChange and AZTEC SUN
June 30, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
SoulXchange is comprised of four musicians with an extensive background in multiple genres of music. All with an intense passion for spreading positivity through music. Neil and Evan Durr (guitar/ bass) grew up in a musical household and from an early age dedicated themselves to their craft. Andrew Kuhens (guitar)also dedicated himself to music from an early age, working his way to Berklee College of music. With the addition of Joe Benny (drums) , the band completes it’s line up with a passionate musician with experience in musical engineering and touring with his project Secret Panda Society . These four members come together with common goals in mind. To entertain and excite people everywhere and to invoke a feeling of love and togetherness through the art of music.
Since it’s inception in late 2012, Washington DC-based band AZTEC SUN has hypnotized the ears and feet of the District’s live music aficionados. No matter the scale of the venue, this ensemble maintains an upbeat and retro groove steeped in 70’s Funk and Soul, Jazz, Afro-funk and Motown-era pop. Their infectious songwriting and energetic live performances have yielded rewards for the group – such as being named Best Local Original Band by the Washington City Paper and sharing the stage with international and national touring acts such as two-time Grammy Award winning keyboardist Shaun Martin (from Snarky Puppy), Burning Spear, The Suffers, Pimps of Joytime, Naughty Professor, Alanna Royale, and Major and the Monbacks.
AZTEC SUN marked the end of a fantastic 2016 year with the release of their debut studio EP, Set You Free. The self-produced and live-tracked project is both a preview of a full-length album planned for 2018 and an example of the band’s incessant desire to challenge its own rhythmic and melodic versatility. With an EP under their belt, an ever-growing fan base and a passion for spreading feel-good music, AZTEC SUN will seek new audiences to entertain and opportunities to push their brand of “Funk with Soul” in the new year.