Friday, December 6th
1343 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
645 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Saturday, December 7th
1115 U Street; NW Washington, DC 20009
Echostage will be blasting this weekend with hits from Porter Robinson, American electro superstar responsible for hits like Language and Spitfire. He will be joined by special guest Bart B More who will be tearing up the dancefloor as well. The show starts at 9 and goes all the way to 4 am. Get your tickets here now!
Can you tell us about some of the parties/venues that shaped you as an artist and a performer?
Diego Camejo: The first venue I started DJing at consistently was Mokai. Being the resident here has taught me so much. Because it is a small boutique club, it is naturally a very intimate setting. It is a venue where people are not necessarily going to focus on the DJs performance; they’re their to have a good time, which makes it more difficult as a DJ to craft a set that gets people’s attention.
To explain what it’s like to attend Ultra Music Festival isn’t quite that easy. Sure, those who can’t grasp exactly what “EDM” is just don’t get it. To love house music along with it’s accompanying sub genres, is truly a sort of cult our generation has embraced. Over the course of 3 days, Weekend 1 welcomed well over 50,000 people. In retrospect, that’s a tiny portion of the music lovers around the world. But to us? Nope. It felt as if it was the only type of music surrounding us in our own little heaven.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
This summer's biggest festival has finally announced dates, locations, lineup AND put tickets up for sale. Identity Festival is the self proclaimed largest traveling festival in the world, playing 15 cities in about a month this summer. While the lineup is slightly different for each city, there are a few mainstays including Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Excision, Madeon, Porter Robinson, Nero (DJ set), Paul Van Dyk, Bingo Players, Showtek, Noisa, Arty, Doctor P and more! There's pretty much no excuse to miss this one, I mean, it'll be everywhere!
For the full lineup and tickets for your city, click here!
Hundreds of LED lit balloons marked the sky as we gazed over what had become our home over the past four days. It was the last show, the final push. We were running on fumes and anticipation after a weekend full of countless standout acts. This was the set we had been waiting for since we were fourteen, sneaking Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg CD’s into our sister’s Walkman to memorize every explicit detail of what would become so monumental so quickly. As we stood amongst the masses in complete disbelief, the entire weekend flashed before our eyes.
Friday heralds the arrival of our baser impulses—the Mr. Hyde to our work-week Jekyll—and with it, the desire to rage frenetic! Thankfully, for those in the Philly area, the options are plentiful. With wicked tunes, blistering ragers, and devilish drink specials, the possibilities for revelry are seemingly endless. One need only take up the mantle of the “weekend warrior” and let the war against mundanity commence!
Here are six events guaranteed to make your weekend a memorable, mayhem-infused affair—let the battle begin!
Dada Life & Porter Robinson