Yesterday, Hot Since 82, aka Daley Padley, graced Washington, DC with his deep house beats at one of our newest venues, Flash Nightclub and Restaurant. Flash resides near U. St corridor and contains a more obscure entrance as opposed to the more enticing nightclubs around the city. Guests walk inside a room with a restaurant/bar-type feel, and it is only when you hit the photo booth toward the back of the room that things get a little more exciting. We were handed a coin and invited to enter the photo booth of 3 rounds of photos that were printed out for us courtesy of Flash, which is always a great souvenir to have if you're planning on not remembering what happened last night.
The world premiere of "The Spark" was recently hosted on Pete Tong's Radio 1 set. The song is set to be on Afrojack's yet to be titled debut album. "The Spark" has all the essentials of an Afrojack track: catchy, amazing lead vocals by Spree Wilson, an electro house beat, and festival worthy melodies. But with a stronger mainstream-pop sound than any we have ever heard from him, this will definitely be all over the radio waves when it is available on October 11.
Friday, September 27
Sebastian Ingrosso, an accomplished DJ/producer and member of Swedish House Mafia, returns to DC to make his Echostage debut. He will be joined by Pete Tong...who obviously needs no introduction. Doors 9PM. No dress code. 18+.
Club Glow, 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE, DC 20018
“I got one more shot at the goal/Straight from my soul/I’m in control,” sings Grammy winner and reggae legend Jimmy Cliff on his new album, Rebirth. The music icon will appear at the Howard Theater for one night only, performing music from this latest record as well as all of the hits. Doors 6PM, Show 9PM.
When early December descends upon us, yes we remember that the holidays are just around the corner, but music and art lovers alike have their own little holiday to anticipate: Miami Art Basel. In 2011, there was a record attendance of 50,000 (up from 40,000 just one year earlier) so it's clear that the annual exhibition is flourishing. The roster of music fueled events that hit Miami each year are adding up and it's no surprise that a new music festival is in the works to correspond with Art Basel. Alex Omes and Emi Guerra of GO BIG Productions are adding yet another musical force to their agenda with the introduction of the first annual UR1 Music Festival in Miami.
UR1 will take place on December 8 and 9, in Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami.
We’ve heard quite a few announcements of genre-crossing festival’s lately, with Jay-Z’s Made in America and the ever-evolving Lollapalooza. And while I’m definitely a fan of shaking up a festival lineup with a hip-hop artist or two, never in my wildest dreams would I pair EDM with classic rock - a move BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong has boldly made with his “Rocktronic Ibiza123” festival.
Despite my skepticism, Pete Tong’s word is my bible and I simply can not doubt a man with such an incredibly gifted ear for music. After more than 40 years of gracing the wavelengths with masterfully-crafted mixes, what the DJ extraordinaire says, goes. Rock on househeads!
Anticipation has a funny way of heightening an event: both through its capacity to incite a slow-building crescendo of fervor, and in its ability to massively inflate one’s expectations. In the case of Ultra Fest, the hype is certainly warranted—as this monumentally epic musical endeavor deserves an equally salacious array of festivities. It’s a natural compliment—the proverbial jelly to the fest's peanut butter—and for those whose musical and carnal appetites remain unsatiated, there is a cornucopia of bashes (both musical and decadent) that correspond with the inaugural day of Ultra Fest.
The internationally known turn-table genius, label owner, and disc jockey A-Trak has been at the top of his game since the age of 15 where he won the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship. That was only the beginning for the beat scratching artist who most currently was hand selected by none other than Kanye West to be his exclusive tour DJ. From stadium performances to intimate nightclub DJ sets, A-Trak is considered an electronic music icon who's record label Fool's Gold can be held responsible for launching careers for artists such as Kid Cudi and Kid Sister.