Around Town: Insomniac Events Acquires Echostage and Soundcheck

Glow President & CEO Pete Kalamoutsos by Doug Van Sant
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.

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DJ Park: Nora En Pure @ SoundCheck — 6/21/18

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Nora En Pure (Photo by Juska Wendland)

Hey guys, Welcome back to another adventure through my shoes as we cruised to a familiar venue, for some deep house healing. The line was around the corner and calm as everyone was in high spirits in anticipation for what we were about to witness! With a plethora of students back from school, it was a frat party for all ages. Needless to say, the venue was packed and no tickets would be available at the door, as we would have yet another SOLD OUT crowd at Soundcheck for Nora En Pure!

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DJ Park: Tritonal @ Soundcheck — 6/7/18

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Tritonal performs at Electic Zoo 2013. (Photo by Nick Ford)

What’s up everyone! Welcome back for another musical journey through my eyes. Recently, I had the pleasure of reviewing Tritonal on their tour at Soundcheck for the 10th year of their Enhanced Music Label. Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed chose intimate venues to do their 10-year tour, bringing it back to the Austin based duo’s roots.

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DJ Park: G Jones @ Soundcheck — 1/25/17

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G Jones (Photo by Optical Flow Photography)

It was warm winter Wednesday with a West Coast native bringing the heat! The line was long but in good spirits as the bass start welcomed the crowds inside for a DJ performance by G Jones.

The young talent from California — Greg Jones, better known as G Jones — had a bad start. He faced a few difficulties initially during transition and the audience was briefly left in silence. G Jones got his set started shortly afterward and proceeded to bring the house down!

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Don’t Miss: Pete Tong @ Soundcheck, 9/22/16

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Pete Tong (Photo courtesy Infamous PR)

Pete Tong has seen it all — as radio host, producer, and DJ. The man was there at the start of acid house, and he famously signed Run DMC and Salt-n-Pepa to landmark record deals with London Records.

The Englishman recently began a new chapter of his life, relocating to Los Angeles. He helped Clear Channel Entertainment to launch Evolution dance while still maintaining his popular BBC Radio 1 programs. In addition to being a radio host and a producer, Pete also maintains his tremendous presence as a DJ, taking up no less than three residencies in the United States. He maintains an All Gone residency at Sound Nightclub in his new home of Los Angeles, while he also visits Miami regularly to DJ at Story and SLS Las Vegas at new club LiFE.

In addition to that, the All Gone Pete Tong brand has gone worldwide with festivals like the Winter Music Conference, Creamfields, TommorrowWorld, and SW4.

Well, you don’t have to travel the world to see Pete Tong, because Pete is coming to DC to spin at Soundcheck on Thursday, Sept. 22. What a brilliant opportunity to see a living legend in an intimate space right in our own city!

But in this case, hearing is believing. Become a believer, and listen to what Pete has been doing on Soundcloud:

“The electronic dance music scene in the USA has reached a critical mass and the opportunities for our world are taking us into uncharted territory. I feel now it’s essential to be in the middle of all that,” Pete said in a recent press release.

Sail into uncharted territory with Pete this Thursday! Tickets are available online.

Pete Tong
Soundcheck
Thursday, Sept. 22
Doors @10pm
$20
18+

Don’t Miss: Kyau & Albert @ Soundcheck, 7/28/16

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Kyau & Albert

Ralph Kyau and Steven Moebius Albert are known to the EDM world as Kyau & Albert. The two Germans have produced such massive club hits like “A Night Like This,” “Another Time,” “Velvet Morning,” “Kiksu,” “Megashira,” “Are You Fine?,” and so much more.

In 1997, Kyau & Albert founded their record label Euphonic, which is one of the top brands today. Their successful debut artist album, Here We Are Now, was released on three continents.

To celebrate 20 years of making music together, Kyau & Albert have launched a tour that includes a stop at Soundcheck (1420 K St. NW, DC) tonight, Thursday, July 28! It’s sure to be a night of fantastic dancing.

Listen to the July edition of Euphonic Sessions with Kyau & Albert on Soundcloud:

Of course, Kyau & Albert have remixed some of the biggest names in clubland like Faithless ft. Dido, Armin van Buuren, Kosheen, and many others! Expect to hear some of their greatest work tonight at Soundcheck.

Tickets are available online and at the door.

Kyau & Albert
Soundcheck
Thursday, July 28
Show @10pm
$20
18+