Droog is the enigmatic DJ cadre of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe. Born enemies during the height of the Cold War, the triptych's origins and influences span thousands of miles, from the wooded hills of Ukraine to the first American metropolis.
Individually, the members of Droog are an odd-lot: Justin Sloe is rumored to have played third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, and is best described by the sheer breadth of his musical influences and his proclivity to break out the perfect old-school sample or classic tune; Brett, of parts unknown, is as likely to drop a cutting remark as a haunting melody; Andrei, an able midfield general, world traveler and lampmaker, is known for his singularly fine taste in house, minimal, techno and women. The friendship between these strange souls, cemented by innumerable late-night to early-morning music sessions, produced Droog and its distinct sound - some say its "zvook" - bending genre (house, minimal, techno) and time (late night into early morning) in an unhealthy pursuit of all that percolates in electronic dance music.
Known for inimitable mixes acclaimed by both music auteurs and amateurs, Droog has served its come-uppance, DJing in exotic and far-flung locales such as Kiev, Lisbon and Taipei, and playing alongside influences such as Richie Hawtin, Lee Burridge, Three, Mr. C, Booka Shade, Tiga, John Tejada, Matthew Dear and Magda. Now, at the end of history, in the land of celluloid and silicone, the time has come to bring the Droog experience to Avalon.