Guy Gerber at Ultrabar Nightclub and LoungeThe Israeli pioneer of electronic music, Guy Gerber has repeatedly startled the world with his personal vision of techno which he intertwines with unique and cleverly designed melodies and moving airs that leave no listener indifferent. His live sets are enjoyed worldwide where people are eager to share in the fresh and distinguished sounds only he has the recipe for. Owner of Supplement Facts, he has found the best means of communicating his passion for harmony and rhythm.
Some of his best known tracks include Stoppage Time, which appeared on Gabriel and Dresden’s infamous breakout album “Bloom”, Timing, Open the Gates (a collaboration with Gregor Tresher, and Late Bloomers.
Ultrabar is an upscale multi-level nightclub in the heart of Penn Quarter, just a few blocks from the White House. Two additional floors will be open this evening, with Hip Hop, RnB, and Mashups upstairs in the bedroom level, and latin music down in the basement vault level.
The combination of the Iberian sound and Madridian roots, characterize the duo Chus and Ceballos. The Spaniards are making headway with their current record label, Stereo Productions, and a weekly radio show called, “In Stereo,” that is brought to you by Chus. One would describe their music as tribal with drum-centric cadences and moving syncopations that have that rhythm stick hitting you all night. I got a chance to catch up with Pablo in his new mainstay in Montreal to see what we can see from these two in months to come.
Pablo tells me (excitedly) before we get into our conversation, “It’s Stereo’s 10th anniversary and we are coming out with a CD that is a compilation of last year’s hits with Stereo’s artists. This is going to be called, ‘In the Box 2010′.” Among other things, Chus and Ceballos are also releasing a single called, “___Night”, which is to be released with mixes from Mind Control (Richie Santana and Peter Bailey), Behrouz, and Patrick M. “Back on the Tracks” is yet another CD that will be released on Nervous Records. Ceballos tells us, “This CD title has a double meaning [in a sense]. The pictures and images that we did for this were taken in a train station. This year is a big year for us, we have a lot of things coming out and although we have had many tracks in years past, this one has motivated us for this year.” They are releasing new remixes of “In Africa”, which Pablo told me was their first production together. A lot of things changed for the duo since they got a phone call from Madonna’s people to do a remix for “Hung Up.” Pablo tells us, “Here, I am thinking that we are underground DJs [still] and when we got the call that she wanted our remix, we were both very shocked! That was the climax of our career.”
Ceballos describes their sound as something he doesn’t like to catalog, “Our music is groovy, techy, and housey and anything that makes people want to dance.” For Chus and Ceballos, mixes and selecting tracks are the other work that they do besides make people want to dance. “The selection process is hard work. We look through many promos, mixes that are sent to our label. We also look at websites like Soundcloud and Beatport. We sort through thousands of tracks to see what artists are making good tracks. “We also look for music that first has good sound and quality. It also has to be a good beat and make you continue to dance all night long.” Each and every month, this Libra says he changes his style of production or selection of music, depends on what tracks he gets and loves, he doesn’t like to stick to one thing. Pablo says, “Music is something that changes and influences us. I just go with it and select good music.” Pablo tells us that Danny Tenaglia continues to be an inspiration for him, he doesn’t want to be him but he gets influenced and then does “his own thing.”
Among Chus and Ceballos’ crazy schedule between touring and producing, Pablo tells me that on his down time, he is a spiritual family-oriented man and enjoys time with close friends, his brother, nephews and parents. He believes that he has a good balance and loves to watch dramatic movies. The last movie that he did watch was “The Doors” and saw the new “Avatar “ movie in 3D, which he highly recommended me to watch, if I didn’t already. Pablo lets me know that people don’t really see that side since they only know him as an artist but, he enjoys going out into the city to see anything that has things to do with art and culture.
I tried to pry about more specifics of upcoming projects and Pablo just tells me that he cannot reveal all of his secrets. Well, the two didn’t get the name “The Madricians” for nothing, Right? I shift the focus to Washington D.C. and he tells me he has played here at least seven or eight times and loves the way that people are receptive to them whenever he plays. “I like they way that DC people look at me as if they are saying, ‘So what do you have for us tonight?’ [laughs]. I love that when I am playing and they just want us to give them something to dance to.” Still being mysterious about what’s in store when the duo come to CLUB GLOW, he says that he cannot tell me. He just goes with what the energy is at the time. I told him that it was ok that he could tell me what the people can expect . But, he stood firm as he referred to himself as “Pablo Copperfield” and said that we would have to wait to see what his tricks would be, right and I am Hou’dee‘-ni!
Come check out the “Pioneers of Madrid” and their innovation of Iberian dance music at CLUB GLOW this Saturday.
4Play Thursdays are a Glow + Panorama Productions weekly eventBlake Jarrell got his big break back in 2007 when the demo he handed to Armin van Buuren got him signed to Armada, Armin’s label. His career skyrocketed as he began a world tour. In 2009, Blake put out his new 2-disc album “Concentrate 2009.” Featuring originals and his remixes, the track listing includes such highlights as “Bittersweet Nightshade” by Mike Foyle, “Let it Go” by Gabriel and Dresden, “smile when you kill me” by Jerome Isma Ae, and “Walk Down” by Kyau vs Albert.
This fantastic show will be at Ultrabar, one of the best DC Nightclubs. Additionally, there will be Latin Music in the vault level, and Hip Hop upstairs in the 3rd Floor “Bedroom” level. Be sure to print out your free pass before heading out the door!
Washington DC’s Biggest Thursday Night College Party is at Ultrabar each and every Thursday night. Ultrabar is a multi-level nightclub and lounge located at 911 F Street, NW in the heart of Penn Quarter. 4Play Thursdays at Ultrabar nightclub and lounge is another Panorama Productions Event.
Nadastrom and Tittsworth at Glow!DC Locals Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom team up to form the collective Nadastrom, a killer group thats on fire, tearing up the DC EDM scene. Their debut release, Pussy EP, fast became a bestseller in the tastemaker store on Beatport. In 2008, they were invited to sign to Dubsided, which really helped propel their career into high gear, getting themselves spots on BBC’s Radio One, invites to world tours, musical collaborations with established artists such as Kid Cudi, Nina Sky, and Pitbull. They are known for their super-high energy sets in hard electro and house that really is like unlike any other.
Tittsworth, also from DC, has also found his way into the international scene, playing gigs and concerts all over the world. Some of his best known tracks, URB, XLR8R, NME, and Fader have gained recognition around the world as his career continues to grow. He’s also worked with Nina Sky, Pit Bull, and more. His debut album 12 Steps received high praise from Billboard, BPM, Kiss, Radio 1, and Entertainment Times. Also on this album is the Nadastrom remix of Tittsworth’s original smash hit WTF.
Both artists have also done a little collaboration with Kanye West. Which reminds me… Yo Kanye, I’m really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but Glow Washington DC is one of the best nightclubs in Washington DC of all time. OF ALL TIME!
Nadastrom and Tittsworth… This Saturday at Glow. Don’t Miss It.
Midnight Performance BOB SINCLAR “Born In 69 Tour” (Produkt.ca/Yellow Productions/Mona Rennalls Agency – www.mona-rennalls.de)
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On this night Bob Sinclar makes his highly anticipated DC debut performance! Limited tickets will be sold to ensure your comfort. Music and Visuals from the main room will also be broadcast throughout the venue!
In 2007, after the success of the albums “WESTERN DREAM” and “SOUNDZ OF FREEDOM” – the latter a compilation/DJ mix stuffed full of unreleased tracks – BOB SINCLAR decided to say goodbye to the Paris rat race and spend a year in Los Angeles to find the right inspiration for a new record. Once there, he came upon some folk-rock that he hadn’t heard before (America, Boz Scaggs, John Fogerty, Michael McDonald, Dan Fogelberg). The events leading up to Born In 69 (his new album, out 11th May) had been set in motion.
After having prepared a dozen instrumental tracks between September 2007 and March 2008, Bob then left for Jamaica, where – despite a really nasty fever that hit him just when he arrived in Kingston – he recorded a number of singers such as Christopher Martin, Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrica. Back in LA, a few demos were already finished: good vibes, great vocals, some of them really great actually, but still nothing to put shivers down you back like “Love Generation” or “World Hold On”, still not quite the unremitting beat of “Rock this Party” or “Sound of Freedom”. Only once he had returned to Paris to record some music with his trusty team – especially sound engineer and co-producer Cutee B – was Bob Sinclar finally able to sort out the pieces of the puzzle.
“At that point, I went back to the tracks I’d recorded in LA and polished them up. Then I called Steve Edwards who came to Paris in October, took a sample from Richie Havens “We Are Everything“ (a sort of psychedelic song with a Beatles-style sitar) and another from a track by Illusion released in 1969. Using a title with a tinge of flower power, “Peace Song”, the concept of the album started coming together.” Another crazy idea: making a daring blend of “Je ne t’aime plus” by Manu Chao and the voice of Shabba Ranks on a track called “Love You No More”. Manu Chao accepted being sampled and Shabba Ranks came (on time for once!) to the studio that Bob had rented at the end of 2008. Suffice to say, two miracles had come together.
Also in New York, the song that was soon to be chosen as the first single from Born In 69 was recorded: the legendary Sugarhill Gang – who released the legendary old school hit “Rappers Delight” in 1979 – accepted the offer of a collaboration with Bob Sinclar.
With a baseline concocted by Cutee B, MCs Wonder Mike and Master Gee rapped out in their unique trademark styles, accompanied by a killer hook inspired by a kid’s choir from a Kid Creole song! And thus “LaLa Song” was in the can: a hybrid rap/dancefloor killer where new style meets old school. “Personally, I say ‘Bob Sinclar and Sugarhill Gang, they’re amazing!’ (laughs) I don’t know why, but right from the beginning I knew it would be great, and the day we recorded, Wonder Mike and Master Gee told me that they’ just come from CNN where they’d been invited for the 30 year anniversary of “Rappers’ Delight“! After a year of trying to make it come together, something magical had happened.”
And you can definitely feel it on this first single. A real party track, both vintage and modern, funky and pop. “I got the concept of Born In 69 by brainstorming around the theme of peace and love and flower power. My birthday is 10th May, and the album comes out on 11th May. It’s a great birthday present,” concludes DJ/producer Bob Sinclar. With this decidedly fun and eclectic album just begging to be danced to, Bob Sinclar isn’t just celebrating his birthday, he’s sending his groove around the world to brighten up some dismal times.
-The Main Room (Bob Sinclar) -The Martini Room (Bob Sinclar) -Outdoor Patio (Smoking Allowed)
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Long-time Glow resident George Acosta takes the stage at Glow this Saturday, for an awesome night of Trance and Progressive that will absolutely blow your mind. You can look forward to hearing his latest track with Terry B – Something About You, which is now out and available at beatport.com.
Party in the middle of all the downtown action at the luxurious ULTRABAR at the corner of 9th and F st! The club features five lavish floors of partying with four djs and six full-size bars. The main floor will feature Hip Hop, Top 40, and Dance, the Bedroom will host latin music, upstairs in Chroma VIP you’ll hear an awesome selection of Hip Hop and Mashups, while down in the basement vault, you’ll encounter a killer blend of House and Electro. Ultrabar will be providing party favors and a midnight champagne toast as we watch the ball drop from times square on all the big tvs throughout the club!
If you’re looking to celebrate in style, you can book a private table for you and your friends on any of the five floors and half-dozen VIP areas throughout the club! Each table comes with your own private roped off section, seating and free no-wait entry for 6 people, and a complimentary bottle of champagne! Book yours now before they’re all gone! For more info on table booking, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get yours booked now!
This Saturday, Glow Washington DC presents JOACHIM GARRAUD, the other half of the infamous “F*** Me I’m Famous” record label! A master of hard-hitting electro beats, Garraud has often teamed up with David Guetta for many years on dozens of incredible remixes and originals! Most notably: Love is Gone, Love Don’t Let Me Go, Everytime we Touch, Let the Bass Kick, Meet her at the Loveparade, and dozens more.
No work tomorrow, so why not party? Join us this Wednesday Night for our Pre-Xmas Bash @ Lima with 3 floors of music featuring DJ Tektronics upstairs spinning Hip-Hop and DJ Jose Rodriguez Spinning House/International/Top 40. Hard hitting beats, beautiful women, classy gentlemen, and the best music Washington DC has to offer are the highlights of the Wednesday Night Party. In this cold weather, it helps that lima has a heated outdoor patio where people can step outside to relax for a bit without freezing. I