In 2004, Ashe assembled the more electronically minded Marqui Adora and picked up the pace a bit, unleashing both the White Buildings and Don't Panic EPs within a year of each other. And though that band is now on semi-hiatus, Ashe decidedly isn't. He's got a new "throwback" group, Blak Swan, now re-imagining the era ruled by Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, but "with Iggy Pop's attitude," he says.
But it's the DJing we're concerned with here, and according to Ashe, it all came about accidentally. The place was Poplife, then at the now-defunct Piccadilly Garden, and kingpin-cum-DJ Aramis Lorie needed a sub. In stepped Ashe, whose taste in indie and classics perfectly fit the occasion. The rest, as they say, was kismet.
Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight, 2009