WEEKEND PICKS
DC Weekend Roundup: January 24-26th 2014

Friday, January 24th

Phonic Fridays at ZEPPELIN this weekend with DC's third serving of trance mastery, this time from the young yet immensely talented Ben Gold, a name quickly climbing its way to the top with the likes of Armin Van Buuren and Above & Beyond. If you haven't had a chance to catch any of the phenomenal acts in this year's Phonic Fridays series yet, Ben Gold will be the show that keeps you coming back week after week, hunting for another night of musical perfection. Tickets are still available online for $15, and they are well worth it.

2473 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

ALL ACCESS PASS
Exclusive Interview: Gareth Emery

We recently had a chance to catch up with Gareth Emery in the midst of his North American Tour. Performing in Gainesville, Florida for the first time thanks to The Dynasty Group, Emery took some time to let us in on his upcoming album due for release early 2014.

So tell me about your North American tour. How is it going so far, any favorites?

It’s been going really well. I guess this tour has been kind of the pre-album tour. So this is a tour when I’m seeing a big load of cities. I’m testing all of the new records that are going to be on the album, seeing the reactions and then kind of tweaking them on the planes in between shows. You know, it’s been difficult to pick favorite cities. There have been so many amazing shows. It’s been good to come to some places for the first time. I’ve had debuts in Portland, in Nashville, and Gainesville which have all been like amazing, so much where I was thinking why haven’t I been to any of these places before? But yes, it’s been good. I’m also doing the big shows, like really big festivals like you know TomorrowWorld and Beyond Wonderland in the Bay Area. We’re doing Virgin Mobile Festival tomorrow, so it’s a mix. It’s nice to do clubs and the festivals mix it up.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Ben Gold to play Electric Beach

Just recently celebrating their one year anniversary, Electric Beach is still going strong and bringing in prime DJs to headline its weekly series. This Saturday, Oct. 13th, welcomes Ben Gold, a rising player in the trance scene, along with NYC based, FancyCats.

It'll be a treat to catch a Ben Gold show so get your tickets at electricbeach.joonbug.com and embrace your inner trance fan with his recent podcast below!

IN THE HOUSE
Ben Gold Headlines Electric Beach

Ben Gold is still young, but the London based producer has the skill and catalogue of someone much older. One of the premier up and coming voices in the world trance scene, Gold puts the technical prowess amassed from his work as a sound engineer to good use delving into the crazy melodic soundscapes of modern trance. With a keen ear for both production quality, melody and some serious bass, Gold is a producer we will be hearing a lot more of very soon.

He has quite the pedigree as well, with his tracks being played all over the world by the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto and Paul Oakenfold. With support like that, it's no wonder that Gold is becoming one of the most popular DJ's in the UK trance scene. Check out a few of his songs below. Feel the vibe, get transported.