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.
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!
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.
Tritonal (Photo courtesy Sliding Doors Publicity)
DJ duo Chad Cisneros and Dave Reed, better known as Tritonal, present 10 Years of Enhanced 2008-2018 at Soundcheck on Thursday, June 7. The progressive house band are celebrating 10 years of making music with an extensive North American tour.
Andrew Rayel at Webster Hall in New York City on May 12, 2017 (Photo by Roger Semaan)
The 24-year-old Moldovan maestro Andrei Rață, better known as Andrew Rayel, dropped by Echostage on June 9, and I was there to catch the action.
Andrew Rayel (Photo by Linda van den Broek)
Moldovan producer and DJ Andrew Rayel released his second studio album Moments via Armada Music on May 5, and then he embarked on a world tour. Andrew will perform at Echostage in DC on Friday, June 9.
Ferry Corsten (Photo courtesy Red Light Management)
Dutch DJ pioneer Ferry Corsten is releasing his fifth album Blueprint via Flashover Recordings on May 26, and on the way to its arrival, he spins at Soundcheck on Thursday, May 18!
Paul van Dyk (Photo by Christoph Köstlin)
Trance DJ Paul van Dyk recently released a new single “Touched by Heaven,” and he’s spinning it in clubs on a 12-date North American tour presented by Insomnia’s Dreamstate trance brand. PvD will appear locally at Echostage in DC on Saturday, April 29.
Tiësto spins at Echostage on Friday, March 10. (Photo by Chris Castillo)
Who can sell out DC’s Echostage (capacity: 6,000) two nights in a row and get Washington to party as hard as Miami or Ibiza? One sure answer: Tiësto.
Tiësto (Photo by Jordan Loyd)
Few men command the respect of Tiësto from the DJ booth. Often voted “Best DJ of All Time,” the Dutchman has set a very high bar indeed over the past 20 years. He kept very busy last year, released a series of singles, and started a label dedicated to deep house. No stranger to DC, he returns to spin at Echostage on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11.