|FRI / FEBRUARY 23||THE CASTLE » TAMPA, FL||FB / RA|
|SAT / MARCH 3||SUNSHINE GROVE » OKEECHOBEE, FL||FB / RA|
|SAT / MARCH 31||INTERMEZZO » ST. PETE, FL||FB / RA|
|FRI / JUNE 1||TBA » ATLANTA, GA|
|SAT / JUNE 2||TBA » CARTAGENA, CO|
|MAY 25–28||DETROIT, MI (AVAILABLE)|
|SAT / JULY 7||TBA » ST. PETE, FL||RA|
As the leading orchestrator of Florida’s beloved Open House Conspiracy parties, Austen van der Bleek has been able to set the stage for some of his house music heroes, from Roy Davis Jr. to Charles Webster. King Britt even dubbed him “too young to be this deep,” while his friends have nicknamed him a “journeyman” and “the professor.” Outside of his residency, Van der Bleek has played some of the Southeast’s best festivals, including Suwannee Hulaween and the house-centric Atlanta Weekender as well as afterparties for Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit and EDC Orlando. Equally equipped to warmup before Detroit icons such as Mike Huckaby, Rick Wade, and Alton Miller as he is Chicago legends like Mystic Bill and Gene Hunt, Van der Bleek’s range has been proven on other bills featuring DJs as far apart as Project Pablo and Tony Touch, plus more commercial figures like Chris Lake and Sasha. He’s as at home in underground basements and warehouse art galleries as he is public squares and craft beer gardens, digging for deep cuts at carefully curated bars or bringing down the walls of booming clubs. Currently based out of St. Pete, his sound has resonated in cities across the country, including Miami, Denver, and Tucson, and even reaching as far as South America, touching down in Cartagena. From building the culture in his own city, to expanding his recognition with festival audiences and traveling for guest sets in new destinations, 2018 will see Van der Bleek bring the eclectic, true school style of DJing he’s honed in on in his modest half decade behind the decks to even more eager ears.