Weekend Pick: Carl Cox, Nic Fanciulli and Saeed Younan at Echostage

When: Saturday, April 19th, 9pm

Weekend Pick: Rick Ross at Echostage

What: Rick Ross at Echostage

When: Friday, April 11th, 9pm

Where: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd., Washington DC

Gareth Emery's New Album 'Drive' Is Out Now

The wait is finally over, and it has almost been longer than the trip that inspired the album. Gareth Emery's second full-length studio album, Drive, is out today (April 1st) on Garuda, and it's taking the country by storm, just like its producer did. After his initial singles-- 'U' featuring Bo Bruce and 'Lights and Thunder' featuring Krewella --received tremendous early support and gained insane popularity, it seemed like Drive was destined for greatness, and it did not disappoint.

Weekend Pick: Bingo Players at Echostage

After taking a small hiatus since Paul Baumer passed away in December, the Bingo Players returned on the road last February continuing to spread his music and his legacy. You can catch Bingo Players this Saturday night at Echostage if you want to have a memorable weekend. With hits like “Rattle”, “Cry (Just A Little)”, “Out Of My Mind”, and “Buzzcut”, it will be a set filled with fun, upbeat bangers.

When: Saturday, March 29th, 9pm

Weekend Pick: Above and Beyond at Echostage

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed or rundown, why not give therapy a try? Therapy for the soul, that is…music!

Embracing the therapeutic potential of music, English trance trio Above and Beyond has created a movement in the EDM world. Despite being formed way back in 2000, they still ranked as number 17 on DJ Magazine’s list of Top 100 DJs of 2013. They started out as remix artists, mixing hits by artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, and others, but their demand and popularity was off the charts, and they played at numerous festivals and concerts before releasing their debut album in 2006.

Weekend Pick: Dash Berlin at Echostage

When: Friday, March 21st, 9pm

Where: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd., Washington DC

Event Preview: Lorde at Echo Stage

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What: Lorde at Echostage

When: Friday, March 7th 8pm - 1am

Where: Echostage, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd, Washington, DC

Event Preview: W&W with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano at Echostage

Four of the world's best EDM DJs are hitting up Echostage for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any music lover. W&W, the acclaimed Dutch duo will return to DC, spinning on a stage shared by Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano for the night.

Named one of DJ Mag's Top 100 (number 14), W&W have played at festivals at Madison Square Garden, Tomorrowland, and Electric Zoo. Additionally, the legendary techno team is the first ever dance music act to perform at a Major League Baseball stadium (Philadelphia Phillies' Citizen's Bank Ball Park).

Listen to W&W 'Bigfoot'

This track is monstrous, and that's not just because of the title. W&W, a beastly duo in their own right, have managed to pack all the fantasy and mystery of the of the fabled abominable snowman, along with with the sheer, wild ferocity of a Yeti into their first release of 2014.

Reaching #14 on the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, W&W rode a crushing wave of success throughout 2013. With 'Bigfoot,' out today on Mainstage Music, and already shaking things up this winter, it's looking like the devastating duo will be leaving crater-sized footprints in their wake as they continue trample the competition this year.

DC Weekend Roundup: February 7-9, 2014

Friday, February 7th

IN THE MIXX Fridays at Indulj restaurant and lounge is "one of U Street's best kept secrets" according to the Washington Post. The nine-member ensemble Marlee in the Mixx has musical roots in Neo-soul, R&B, Gospel, Hip Hop, and Jazz. MITM plays both original music and mixes, like their stellar mashup of Kendrick Lamar's "Don't Kill My Vibe." The night goes from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. with a $10 cover charge.