Transmissions feat. Johan Yardan, Miss Ashley, and Saynt

today April 20, 2024my_locationDuke Coffeehouse

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Get ready to ignite the dance floor because DanceGruv Radio’s legendary event series is BACK and hitting Duke University’s East Campus! Don’t even think about missing out on this epic get down – it’s time to mark your calendars and prepare for an unforgettable night.


Johan’s passion for music started at a young age when he curiously combed his father’s record collection while listening to stories from a past era. The spark was lit, though, in middle school, where a bet was made after a conversation about Skrillex that he couldn’t produce an electronic track in a week. He was hooked one week and a trip to the Pirate Bay later.
Surprisingly, he had a connection and knowledge of the underground music scene in Durham, NC, when attending a Techno event there in 2018. In the years that followed, he’d formed enduring friendships with community members and refined his signature style of driving, ethereal Techno.

He describes his music as “Having a bite of a good Thai curry. You don’t want it to burn your eyebrows off, but you’ll feel it in your ears.” He’s had the opportunity to play and collaborate with incredible local creators and watch the scene grow and diversify, even as it weathered the pandemic. After five years of planning (and procrastination), he founded “Kinetic Audio” to create a space for artists to express themselves fully without the pressure of commercial expectations.

“Organic melodic beats that will take anyone on a transformative musical journey.” That is how Washington D.C. native, Miss Ashley, describes herself as a DJ. Her affinity for dance music and its all-embracing energy has evoked deep emotion within her since childhood.

Not only one of the area’s foremost, up-and-coming house DJs, but Miss Ashley also insists on sharing her rapidly-growing platform with the Raleigh music community. After years of sharpening her craft and curating her catalog, she made the leap from the dance floor to the booth in 2021, playing events and residencies, and taking the Triangle by storm. She hosts weekly open decks at Clockwork, giving new and experienced DJs a chance to shine. She’s a current resident at Neptunes, Cuya, Junction West, and Alchemy. Rest assured though that you can be sure wherever you find Miss Ashley, you’ll find music that makes you move.

In true ninja fashion, SAYNT draws from diverse soundscapes to produce a singular outcome. A style that can’t be described only felt.
His unique style of House music offers energy that is seasoned with all the flavors of the genre. SAYNT works to draw the crowd into an experience of pure dancing delight. It doesn’t matter what type of venue setting it is, he gets the job done. He’s been showcased with many of the industry’s top names at festivals. The festivals he has performed at are Burning Man, Coachella, JuJu Beats, and Lightning in A Bottle. His skills and sound have rocked the crowds from club nights across the Americas and Asia.

SAYNT is the founder of L.A.’s Ninja Skillz Music Collective. In addition, he brought his organizing skills and created events for 2 decades on the West Coast and Mexico. He co-created the Fuente Eterno/Leyenda Eterna and Alma Paradiso festivals. SAYNT has spent a life-changing period living and DJing in Japan. He’s currently a graduate student in the Anthropology/Ethnomusicology of Japan and commits to moving forward in the music culture.

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Begin April 20, 2024 H 9:00 pm
End April 21, 2024 H 1:00 am
Location Duke Coffeehouse
Address 106 Epworth Lane