Just when you thought The Groove Cruise couldn’t get more kick-ass, they take the party to the next level!
Tickets for The Groove Cruise went on sale to the public today, and if you weren’t thinking of going, you should think again. The Groove Cruise is essentially a huge, nautical four day dance fest that takes place on both a gorgeous cruise ship and equally gorgeous private islands. The cruise features theme nights, sunrise sets, and more than fifty top-tier spin artists (In the past: Cedric Gervais, Nervo, Deadmau5).
Last year, Joonbug.com was lucky enough to actually be there for a firsthand report, and this year, it’s your turn! Because today, Groove Cruise announced the latest addition to their 2015 line-up: Markus Schulz is back, and this time, he’s bringing his partner in crime, Ferry Corsten.
Wolfgang Gartner is not as German as his name might suggest. The California-born House DJ has not only collaborated with Skrillex, DeadMau5, and Tiesto, but has also managed to put out eight Beatport #1 songs. His music has been featured in a number of TV shows and video games, and could also be heard in the 2011 movie, Limitless.
Gartner singed to Ultra Records in 2010, and then Ministry of Sound in the UK a year later. But before that, Gartner was releasing music through his own label, Kindergarten. He achieved A-list rotation on BBC Radio 1, and has played at many festivals since 2010 including Coachella and the World Electronic Music Festival. He was voted #8 on the list of top DJs in 2013.
DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”), a duo from Toronto, have made more certified club bangers than you can imagine. The electro/house collective boasts a unique style and is the brains behind hits such as “TSUNAMI." Their EP, “Initio,” was released a little more than two years ago and continues to inspire up-and-coming artists on the scene.
The two members, brothers Alex and Chris Andre, have dabbled in reggae, dubstep, house, and electronic, and their live sets bring their colorful and creative sound to life. Having performed with the greats, including Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and Deadmau5, their capabilities behind the turntables are at an all-time high and not to be passed up.
When: Thursday, April 17th, 10pm
Where: Ultra Bar/Chroma, 911 F St. NW, Washington, DC
When: Saturday, April 19th, 9pm
The Aragon Ballroom is known for hosting artists that bring in something unique, a tradition that will continue this weekend as Excision comes to take over on Friday night. Though his first release wasn’t until 2007, the young Canadian dubstep DJ and producer has actually been spinning since 2004, and is the founder of 2 record labels, Rottun Recordings and Destroid Records.
Excision has collaborated with fellow DJs Bassnecter, Datsik, and Space Laces, to name a few, and his second North American tour with supporting acts Dirtyphonics and ill Gates has just 3 shows left. Armed with a 150,000 watt PK sound system and his famous Executioner light and video program, his noisy songs are loaded with twisted effects and unpredictable bass. Excision’s music will remove you from reality and throw you into something straight-up otherworldly. The show is 18+.
When: Thursday, April 17th, 10pm
Where: U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW, Washington, DC
Where: Concord Music Hall, 2047 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL