Glow President and CEO Pete Kalamoutsos (Photo by Doug Van Sant)
EDM and dance enthusiasts, rejoice! It seems a sure bet that two of DC’s top DJ venues are set to survive the pandemic.
Insomniac Events recently announced the acquisition of electronic music event promotions company Club Glow and iconic venues Echostage and Soundcheck in Washington, D.C.
The deal, which concluded in February 2020, pairs global promoter Insomniac Events with Pete Kalamoutsos, whose Club Glow is a power player in the DC electronic music scene, as Insomniac expands its reach on the East Coast while aligning itself with a longtime industry vet.
Trippie Redd performs at Echostage on Feb. 16, 2020. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Atlanta rapper Kodie Shane joined Trippie Redd on a tour stop at Echostage recently on the heels of releasing a new single, “No Rap Kap,” featuring Trippie. Chris Castillo was there to shoot the show, which also featured BlocBoy JB!
Kevin Gates performs at Echostage on Oct. 27, 2019. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Kevin Gates released his sophomore album, I’m Him, in September via Atlantic Records. Several weeks later, he embarked on a 32-date I’m Him Tour, and one stop on that tour was DC’s own Echostage. Chris Castillo shot some pictures of the Baton Rouge rapper.
Daniel Caesar performs at Echostage on Sept. 24, 2019. (Photo by AJ Waugh@Waufflez — wauffleznotwaffles.com)
Daniel Caesar’s Case Study 01: Tour breezed through a sold-out Echostage recently with up and coming Reggae artist Koffee warming up the crowd. Daniel and his band performed songs from his newest album also titled “Case Study 01” that released at the top of the summer.
Seven Lions (Photo courtesy Rephlektor)
California DJ Seven Lions, born Jeff Montalvo, has had a busy year! At the beginning of the year, he established his own record label, Ophelia, and promptly released the single “Calling You Home.” He released a bunch more music throughout the year, and he’s coming to play at Echostage on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Porter Robinson (Photo by Jasmine Safaeian)
Hello everyone, and welcome to a special edition as we review Porter Robinson and friends, as they performed under their new sound Virtual Self, at Echostage recently. Porter Robinson alone is already an extremely talented act to watch so we could only imagine what his new style and performance would show us on this crisp summer night!
Alison Wonderland (right) and Trippie Redd (Photo by Jeffrey Zoss)
Hello Everyone and WOW what a show we have to share with you today! We recently traveled to one of our favorite playgrounds in Echostage to witness the beautifully talented Australian called Alexandra Sholler, better known as Alison Wonderland.
The block was flooded with people ready for the artist to take them on a journey as hundreds of fans eagerly awaited entrance into the venue as the bass bumps through the streets of Queen Chapel. It should be no surprise then that this was the second SOLD OUT night at this venue for the final show of her “Awake” Tour on Sept. 1.
Australian DJ Alison Wonderland, born Alexandra Sholler, released Awake, her second studio album, in April via EMI Music. It of course hit #1 on the US Top Dance/Electronic albums chart. This weekend, Alison Wonderland will perform two nights at Echostage. The first night is sold out, but tickets are still available for Saturday, Sept. 1.
Porter Robinson (Photo by Peter Don)
Porter Robinson has developed a new concept, Virtual Self. With this new identity, Porter revels in his love of early ’00s visuals to “combine three tropes from the period that didn’t overlap much at the time: digital abstract, arcane magic design, and digital grunge, all into a single early-aughts flavor.”
With a show at Echostage on Monday, Sept. 3, Porter will bring Virtual Self to DC.
Steve Aoki (Photo courtesy Girlie Action Media, Marketing, and Management)
Steve Aoki released Steve Aoki Presents Kolony, his fourth studio album and a #1 debut on the Electronic Album charts, last summer via Dim Mak Records and Ultra Records. Now, the Grammy-nominated DJ and producer will launch his North American Kolony Tour here in DC at Echostage on Saturday, Feb. 10!