Arcangel, Ken-Y: 5.22.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, Echostage, live music, Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 5/23/14 at 2:32pm) Add comments
DCClubbing Presents:
Arcangel
Ken-Y
Jason Cerda

Tickets On Sale Now
Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Doors 8pm | Ages 18+
Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE • Washington, DC
VIP and Venue Information – 202.503.2330

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Austin Santos (born December 23, 1986), better known by his stage name Arcangel, is a Dominican singer-songwriter, . He was born in New York and moved to Puerto Rico some years later. While living in Puerto Rico, he would eventually form part of a popular then-underground reggaeton act, Arcangel & De La Ghetto. The duo eventually went on to make songs that became popular among reggaeton fans in the United States and other countries including Puerto Rico, including “Agresivo”, “Sorpresa” and “Mi Fanática” during the mid-2000s. Arcangel went on to release his debut studio album, El Fenómeno, in late 2008. The album included songs that were produced in 2008, as well as the DJ Nelson produced “Chica Virtual”, which was produced in 2007. Half of the album also included newly produced tracks, ones including “Pa’ Que la Pases Bien” and “Por Amar a Ciegas”, which went on to become successful airplay songs on American Latin Urban radio stations across the United States. Also in other countries as well as the United States. Arcangel has success very fast by the help of various artist such as De La Ghetto, Daddy Yankee, Zion & Lenox and much more. His first debut album was a successful album because of it’s success in his solo career. The album top many charts in the U.S and Latin America.

Arcangel was born in Bronx, NY. He was born eldest of three children to Dominican mother and Dominican Father. His mother was a former member of the all-women merengue group, Las Chicas del Can, who were popular during the early 1980s to the late 1990s. Martínez Tutek, Andrés (2009-03-04). “Arcangel: el irreverente del reggaetón” (in Spanish). People en Español (Time Inc.). He grew up listening to various types of music and has been a fan of rock music, particularly Robi Draco Rosa, a Puerto Rican pop rock artist and a former member of Menudo. Arcangel was not always a fan of reggaeton; he claims that it is not his favorite type of music, but it is easy to sing to. During the early 2000s, Arcangel grew fond of the new kind of music. Listening to artists like Tego Calderón, Tempo, and Daddy Yankee, it inspired him to pursue a singing and rapping career in reggaeton music.

After moving to Puerto Rico in 2002, Arcangel decided to follow in the footsteps of the upbringing of reggaeton music. He went on to form an underground reggaeton duo, Arcangel & De La Ghetto. The duo was signed to reggaeton singer-songwriter Zion Baby Records from making continuos hits for Zion’s record label, Baby Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. The duo were also involved with Machete Music in 2004 during the time that they were recording for reggaeton compilation albums. Arcangel & De La Ghetto rose to fame in 2006 on the reggaeton compilation album hosted by Héctor “El Father”, Sangre Nueva, with their hit song, “Ven y Pegate.” They were also featured on the Luny Tunes-hosted compilation Mas Flow: Los Benjamins in 2006.

Though an active musical duo, Arcangel & De La Ghetto never released a studio album since the formation of the duo. Any production they had been involved with only resulted in tracks and recordings being included on compilation albums or leaked onto the Internet. This was due to a conflict with Baby Records because the company was not releasing any material by Arcangel & De La Ghetto onto an album of their own. Arcangel claimed to have even spent $150,000 on producing an album, which resulted in the label not releasing it to market. The tracks produced were said to have been leaked onto the Internet instead. Arcangel had then filed a lawsuit with Baby Records in 2007 for US$1,000,000 and would eventually leave the record company in December 2006, when he announced that he was embarking on a solo career and founding a label of his own.

After the separation of the duo in 2007, Arcangel went on to perform solo, working with various reggaeton producers and performers on compilation albums. Most notable of them was a compilation album produced in 2007, Flow la Discoteka 2, which was produced by songwriter and record producer DJ Nelson. The album was an upbringing of different artists trying to rise to fame, one of those including Arcangel, who made a track titled “Chica Virtual”, which went on to be one of his most recognizable songs, as well as being a popular airplay single on American Latin Urban radio stations, charting at number 9 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart. It also charted at number 22 on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart.

Since the departure from the duo, as well as his former record label Baby Records, Arcangel originally decided to release his debut studio album titled La Maravilla in early 2008. The decision to release the album, however, was cancelled due to the album being leaked onto the Internet during Spring 2008. The tracks were distributed through his official website and file sharing sites relating to reggaeton under the title La Maravilla. One of the internet leaks, a song titled “Pa’ Que la Pases Bien”, went on to be a popular airplay track on American Latin Urban radio stations across the United States. The unreleased album being leaked onto the internet resulted in making Arcangel more popular among reggaeton fans in the United States, as well as Puerto Rico. HE had made many songs by then until they were leaked on to the internet which helped his fame.

Arcangel founded Flow Factory Inc. in 2008, and his mother became his manager afterward. He claimed that it was easier having his mother be his manager so that he would not have to pay 20 percent of money received from record sales to his record label and manager. He went on to release his debut album, El Fenómeno, in late 2008. The album included songs that were produced in the last quarter of 2007 and the first quarter of 2008, including the DJ Nelson produced “Chica Virtual”. Half of the album was comprised of tracks that he originally produced for an album that was to be released in the first quarter of 2008. The other half of the album also included newly produced tracks, ones including “Por Amar a Ciegas”, which went on to become a successful airplay single on American Latin Urban radio stations across the United States.

In mid-January 2009, Arcangel announced plans of a European tour sometime during 2009, in promotion of his debut album, El Fenómeno, and to receive more exposure across the world from reggaeton fans. To comment on the tour, he claimed that in order for it to be successful, good equipment would be highly important, and by going along with the tour, he will be able to learn more on what the continental tour experience is like. Arcangel confirmed to be touring in several countries, including Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, England, Netherlands and Denmark. Arcangel released some tracks in 2009 like Movimiento Violento,Si Te Pegas Featuring John Jay, No Me Digas Que No Featuring Lenzo and Se Va. Also Arcangel performed a song with Vico C named Sentimiento, this is the first single of the new album of Vico named Babilla. He Has Also Sang Some Songs With Daddy Yankee Like “Pasion”. Hopefully his upcoming mixtapes and albums will help his singing career. Arcangel was butaly hit in the face by “Hector” El father in a concert in Puerto Rico.

In 2008, Arcangel starred in the independently-produced film Muerte en El Paraíso, which told the story of two brothers who make it into the music industry, but are swindled by two record company executives. The film was directed by Abimael Acosta and opened on March 5, 2008 in selected theaters. In the film, Arcangel starred as “Kalil”, one of the brothers who was new to the music industry. The film was distributed by independent film company, Producciones Nuevo-Enfoque, and was produced by Jeancarlo Rodríguez and Doel Alicea. Critics called the film plot to be somewhat similar to the idea of the 2008 film Talento de Barrio, a film starring Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist Daddy Yankee. Though both films were completely different in production, both recording artists were said to have enjoyed the filming experience. Both Arcangel and Daddy Yankee are reggeaton artists. Arcangel was also featured in one of the songs of Daddy Yankee’s album Talento de Barrio.

Jarabe de Palo: 3.27.14 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in DC Concerts, DC Events, Echostage, live music, Music
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8:00am. (Updated: 3/28/14 at 4:08am) Add comments
Kesta Happening DC & DCClubbing Present:
Jarabe de Palo

Tickets On Sale Now
Thursday, March 27, 2014 | Doors 7:30pm | Ages 18+
Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE • Washington, DC
VIP and Venue Information – 202.503.2330

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Bio (via last.fm)

Jarabe de Palo is a Latin rock group from Spain led by Pau Donés (1966), singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Pau Donés, born in Aragon and raised in Barcelona, worked for various groups before being able to take on his current project, Jarabe de Palo. He began at age 15 with his brother Marc, with whom he formed a group known as J.& Co.Band and later another one named Dentaduras Postizas. During this period he completed his musical tracks in Barcelona with a job at an advertising firm.

His greatest success came to him after a trip to Cuba, where he was inspired to write La Flaca which became the title of his first album in 1996. A year later came the big surprise: millions of albums were sold around the world, and “La Flaca” became the song of the summer in 1997.

After this great success on his first album, Pau was determined to show that the band would not be a one-hit wonder, and with this idea he launched Depende (1998), which was produced by Joe Dworniak in Moody Studios in London over a period of two months. This album featured collaborations with the likes of Ketama and continued with Jarabe de Palo’s ironic and ingenious lyrics, which managed to connect with the Hispanic public and even made inroads among Italians.

In 2001 they released De vuelta y vuelta, their most conceptual album. It showed a change in the band with the first music video of the album, in which Pau appears shaving his head, shedding his long-haired features. This album featured collaborations with the likes of Antonio Vega, Jovanotti, Vico C and Celia Cruz.

In 2003 the band tried to show a change to more positive songs with their album Bonito, which featured the likes of Los Mártires del Compás, the singer-songwriter Elena Andujar and their Italian friend Jovanotti.

In autumn of 2004 the band announced that they would go on tour with their new album, 1 m2 (Un metro cuadrado (A Square Meter)) featuring the likes of Jorge Drexler, Lucrecia, and Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders).

The group has received great awards such as Premios de la Música, Premio Ondas, and Grammy nominations. They have collaborated with La Vieja Trova Santiaguera, Antonio Vega, Vico C and Celia Cruz (soundtrack of El milagro de P. Tinto). Pau has also composed tracks for Ricky Martin and starred in a music video with Alanis Morissette.

Jarabe is a syrup, and is usually used when talking about medicine (cough syrup is jarabe de tos). Palo is a stick. The expression means to “cure” someone by giving them a beating – e.g. saying that a child who is acting up needs jarabe de palo.

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Special Guest: Showtek

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Doors at 9PM. No dress code. Ages 18+
Bottle Service at tables@echostage.com or 202.503.2331

Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

TICKETS GO ON SALE TUESDAY 1.28 AT NOON EST!!!!

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Wellllll – Due to high demand we have added a second David Guetta show at Echostage!

David Guetta has sold over six million albums and 15 million singles worldwide. In 2011 Guetta was voted as the #1 DJ in the ‘DJ Mag Top 100 DJs‘ fan poll.

The man who mainstreamed dance music in America and named Club Glow his favorite party in the United States is BACK! All the crazy shi* we did the last time he was at Echostage, it’s sure to be another sold out evening of madness!

Showtek are Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, two brothers who live for electronic dance music. Showtek have passion they turn into creation, producing music that shattered all expectations in just under a decade of hitting the scene. Showtek have sold out shows in all four corners of the globe on the biggest stages and stunned at every turn. Showtek go bigger and better with every hit, cruising to the Beatport Top 5 an unprecedented 5 times straight and the best is yet to come. Showtek are the hottest act of 2013 right now; this is their year, their show.

Party with Paris Hilton!

By Evan in DC Concerts, DJ Events, Echostage, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Saturday, January 4, 2014, 6:00pm. (Updated: 5/28/14 at 2:21pm) Add comments

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DC Clubbing has teamed up with Night Life Agency to present a one of a kind VIP package, including an exclusive meet and greet with Paris Hilton on May 9th at Echostage!

One grand prize winner will win a meet & greet with the guest of honor, Paris Hilton, in addition to a VIP table for up to 8 people! The table package includes 2 bottles of Grey Goose and 2 bottles of Champagne, as well as, complimentary admission for your party of 8. All guests must be 21+ to drink. Good Luck!!!

Enter via punch tab below. All entries must be received by 8PM EST on Thursday, May 8th.

Paris Hilton at Echostage [5.9.14]

By Peach in DC Concerts, DC Events, Echostage, Whats hot in DC Nightlife
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 12:00pm. (Updated: 5/10/14 at 6:20am) Add comments

Holy Sh*t, Paris Hilton is coming to DC!

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When: Friday May 9, 2014 | Doors at 9PM

Where: Echostage • 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

Tickets: Ticketmaster– Starting at $20 – Tickets on sale now

No dress code. Ages 18+

Bottle Service:  tables@echostage.com or 202.503.2330

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She hit the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, she’s got a full on legit residency in Atlantic City, she’s one of the self proclaimed ‘Top 5 DJ’s in the World’, and for the first time Ms. Hilton will be showcasing her turn table skills in the Nation’s Capital.

After scoring a major $400,000, four-gig residency at Harrah’s Casino’s ‘After Dark’ party in Atlantic City, the socialite/reality star/actress/singer turned DJ is hitting Echostage for a live DJ set along with opener Carlos Melange, and closing the night with George Acosta who is no stranger to Glow parties.

Paris Hilton also inked a MAJOR contract with one of the biggest clubs in Ibiza back in the summer after packing the house for several months in a row. She didn’t make the Forbes top 13 Electronic Cash Kings for 2013 … but don’t be surprised if she pops up on the list next year.

Paris Hilton at EchostageBut Hilton’s no stranger to the music industry.

Now moving from pop singer to deck master, Paris signed with Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records and made her DJ debut at the Pop Music Festival in Brazil where she premiered her single called “Last Night”, produced by Afrojack.

Then, like all good DJs do, she hit the Ibiza circuit as a DJ at Amnesia nightclub’s weekly “Foam & Diamonds” parties in Ibiza, Spain. The reaction from critics and audiences alike was so positive that her contract was renewed for 2014.

Closing Set by George Acosta

Closing the night, will be George Acosta, who is no stranger to DC.  He was the first Glow resident DJ, back in 1999 when things were heating up in the DC club scene and a regular at Glow events ever since.

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With over 20+ years of experience as a DJ and Producer, George Acosta is a driving force in the dance music industry. In the early 90’s, George made the decision to produce his own music and created Planet Soul. Signed under Strictly Rhythm, Planet Soul gained its stardom for the well known hit,”Set You Free”, earning George a Gold Record.

Acosta was also made an Ambassador for the AID’s organization, Dance 4 life, and won DJ Times’ America’s Best DJ for 2007.

So now’s your chance to see the blonde bombshell like you’ve never seen her before. PLUS DJ Titan George Acosta! Now, That’s Hot!
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America’s #4 venue welcomes back Tiesto for another amazing performance. Joining him is Danny Avila with opening set by Matt Goldman. Join us for a very special night at Echostage.

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Passion Pit: 10/31/13 at Echostage

By Garrett Blakeman in Dance Music Events, DC Concerts, Dc Nightclubs, Pop Music
Monday, October 21, 2013, 3:00pm. (Updated: 11/01/13 at 4:48am) Add comments
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I.M.P. presents Passion Pit with special guests The Joy Formidable at ECHOSTAGE on Halloween next Thursday October 31st!

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The world’s largest blacklight party takes over DC at Echostage on October 13!

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