Bookings and Inquiries: ayescold.mgmt@gmail.com

 

DJ Ayes Cold is a selector currently based in DC. Two years into the craft, she has steadily developed a unique presence in the District's electronic and hip hop music scenes, spinning at major venues like the 930 Club, U Street Music Hall, Tropicalia, The Howard THEATER, Merriweather Pavilion, Flash, and The Hamilton.  Ayes Cold has built a reputation around her eclectic selections and her innovative style of mixing, which seamlessly blends very disparate styles of music. Ayes Cold has opened for artists like Tokimonsta (w/ Anderson Paak and Two Fresh),  and DJ'd at festivals like, Trillectro, Broccoli City, Funk Parade, and the National Cannabis Festival. She also recently went on tour with an up and coming electro-feminist band called Madame Gandhi, spinning at two official SXSW showcases at the Speakeasy (Austin), the Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Sinclair (Cambridge), and the Ardmore (Philly).  In 2015, Ayes Cold joined a RISING electronic label as its first DJ, Fête Records. Catch her spinning every first and third Wednesdays at the Velvet Lounge with DJ Native Sun, and follow her on INSTAGRAM for regular updates on her whereabouts.

" i spin the music I want to hear, and work to forge spaces for open-minded DJs and producers who musically want more in the District. I've lived in a lot of places so my selections reflect this transience: i usually aim to take you elsewhere, be it another decade, or continent. I aim to bridge the local with the global. My sounds lean towards the experimental. Expect hip hop and future beats, a range of club tunes and soulful sounds from across the globe.  Expect diversity."

 

 

RECENTLy at...

  • black weirdo @ littlefield (bk) on 8/26

  • w/gavin @ GUILT CITY (miami) on 8/20

  • fields festival (ft/ tt the artist, blaqstarr, princess nokia, abdu ali)  on 8/19

  • confetti @ the bell house (bk) on 8/13

  • skin valley day party w/ tha yellow r kell + tastefaker @ kinfolk on 8/12

  • KANYE V. MISSY @ U STREET MUSIC HALL ON 8/11

  • w/smoothietunes @ Babycastles on 8/5

  • BROCCOLI CITY FEST W/ ONE LOVE MASSIVE ON 4/30

  • W/DJ REKHA @ TROPICALIA ON 4/15

  • W/ KIRAN GANDHI @ THE SPEAKEASY (OFFICIAL SOL LIFE SHOWCASE) ON 3/ 19

  • W/ KIRAN GANDHI @ THE KNITTING FACTORY BROOKLYN ON 3/7

  • W/ABDU ALI (& FRIENDS) @ THE PINCH ON 3/5

  • W/ ACE COSGROVE + REDLINE GRAFFITI @ SONGBYRD ON 2/27

  • W/ DJ SYLO + MISTA SELECTA @ FLASH CLUB ON 2/26 (VICES DC) 

  • TOKIMONSTA + ANDERSON PAAK + TWO FRESH (WITH AYES COLD) @ U STREET MUSIC HALL ON 12/5

  • W/ PROPER VIBES , FÊTE AND TEK.LUN @ ZEBA BAR ON 11/20

  • PSYCH'D @ THE CROWN (BALTIMORE) ON 10/31

  • CHARGED UP DC @ STOREY PARK ON 10/24

  • TROPICALIA DC W/KIRAN GANDHI ON 9/25

  • FINDING A LINE @ THE KENNEDY CENTER ON 9/10

  • BOSSA LOUNGE ON 9/5

  • BEYDAY W/MAKERS LAB @ TROPICALIA ON 9/4

  • THE W HOTEL NYC (DOWNTOWN) ON 8/1

  • SANAA FESTIVAL (BROOKLYN) ON 8/1

  • FUNK PARADE - DC MUSIC DOWNLOAD STAGE @ ATLANTIC PLUMBING ON 5/2

  • 420 FEST @ HOWARD THEATRE ON 4/20

  • CHERRY BLAST 2015 @ BLIND WHINO ON 3/27

  • DOPE IN THE DISTRICT @ TROPICALIA ON 3/6

  • LASER CAT @ THE YARDS ON 2/20

  • SADDC (TRILLECTRO LITE) @ U ST MUSIC HALL ON 2/12

  • 930 CLUB ON 2/7

  • ROCK N ROLL HOTEL ON 1/17

  • 'FORWARD' @ VELVET LOUNGE [EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH!]

  • BUSBOYS AND POETS ON 12/31

  • 'THE DISPENSARY' @ VELVET LOUNGE ON 11/11

  • 'DAMES OF DJ' SHOWCASE @ REDROCKS ON 11/1

  • 'GENRE X' FUTURE BASS SHOWCASE AT BLACK CAT 

  • H STREET FEST ON 9/20 - SMITH COMMONS POP UP STAGE

  • UNDER WATER DC @ VELVET LOUNGE (EVERY SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH)

Here's some footage from one of my official showcases at #SXSW with my friend Kiran Gandhi. We hit The Sinclair (Camridge) , The Ardmore (Philly), The Hamilton (DC), and the Bowery Ballroom (NYC)

Madame Gandhi featuring Kiran Gandhi and friends live from SXSW.

Posted by Brian Zisk on Saturday, 19 March 2016