Excision (Photo courtesy Circle Talent Agency)
The temperature was at its highest point of the August day, and the streets around the Pimlico Race Course were flooded. Thousands of eager festival-goers attended from across the world gathered to hear the sounds of their favorite artists at the Moonrise Festival, produced by Steez Promo. The two-day event kicked off in style with a slew of local artist setting the stages on fire. So grab onto your totem and tighten up your bandanna as we get ready to run through Pimlico to catch as many acts as possible!
Diplo (Photo by Shane Lopeges)
Moonrise Festival is the region’s biggest electronic music festival, and this year it’s bringing along artists like Diplo, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Vince Staples, and more! Make plans to go to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on Aug. 11-12!
Lane 8 performs at the Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago on June 13, 2015 (Photo by Mary)
Deep house musician Lane 8 captivated a sold-out show at U Street Music Hall on Thursday night with his own house compositions and mixes of similar earworms from artists delivering complementary stately beats.
Lane 8 (born Daniel Goldstein) is an American ex-pat living in Germany with an affection for unhurried rhythms. He kicked off a DJ set shortly after midnight with his own “Undercover” featuring Matthew Dear. The sparkling synths of the song couples well with the hushed bluesy voice of Matthew Dear, who serves as vocalist for the number. The number drifts above the crowd in soothing, pleasing pulses.
The audience at U Street Music Hall fell into formation, facing Lane 8 from the DJ booth to the stage behind them, and several young dancers took the stage to express their approval with mannered, if occasionally frenetic, dancing.
Lane 8 (Photo courtesy Pitch Perfect PR)
Deep house composer Lane 8 released his debut album Rise in July, and he’s launched a supporting tour including a stop at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 15.
Lane 8, born Daniel Goldstein, hails from San Francisco, but he’s been living in Leipzig, Germany, and he’s signed to Anjunadeep, the house label established by English progressive trance trio Above & Beyond.
As you can hear in his lead single “Ghost,” which features vocals by Patrick Baker, Lane 8 favors dreamy melodies and soothing vocals.
Watch the official music video for “Ghost” by Lane 8:
Lane 8’s 10-track debut album offers a journey across melodic instruments and dreamy electronics, and it inspired remixes by ODESZA, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond.
New York-based DJ duo whiteowljaguar open for Lane 8. Tickets are available online.
U Street Music Hall
Thursday, Oct. 15