This Thursday, the beat master himself DJ Dan takes center stage at Glow Thursdays at Lima! From his start in the late 80s till now, Dan has been a pioneer in establishing the Electronic Dance Music scene across the United States. You can hear him LIVE this Thursday at the new Glow at Lima!
In 2009, Dan released his debut artist album entitled “Future Retro”. In Celebration of Dan’s pioneering history, he has created something special with this album. A two part offering in one; selecting songs that influenced him along the way and recreating them with a sonic context of the present, as well as an assortment of fresh new originals. The project is the culmination of all things great on the dance floor, and fuses these classics with Dan’s unique blend of funky driving electro. From Mr. Fingers to Frankie Knuckles…Chicago to Detroit to San Francisco and back again. When asked about the album Dan said “This album is a project I am immensely proud of and the timing just seemed right”. Baby Wants To Ride…Ride With Us!
You wish you were here, but instead you’re stuck in DC. While you’re here, you might as well party it up anyways!It’s Spring Break in the DMV and instead of planning a getaway to a warm, far off place…plan a staycation; cause there is plenty going on in DC this week! And these much anticipated warmer temperatures only make me more excited about this weeks upcoming events.
TUESDAY: The kick-off to my Spring Break week will begin Tuesday night at College Tuesdays at Lima Lounge. Its Spring Break for many colleges and universities, which means everyone’s back home in the DC area!
WEDNESDAY: Wed night is the rescheduled Goodie Mob show at 930 Club from Feb. 11, which was cancelled because of snow. A full reunion for the ’90s Atlanta hip-hop stars, including vocalist Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkley). This show should be dope! And once it’s over, I’ll be heading back to Lima Lounge for their I Love Wednesdays party for my midweek release. It’s 21+ tonight too, which makes the crowd totally different than the night before.
THURSDAY: Then its Thursday, wow, almost the weekend, which can only mean one thing..”time to party!”. The biggest college night in the DMV is going on at LUSH Thursdays at Ultrabar. Featuring three floors of the best booty shaking partying DC has to offer on a Thursday Night with the Party Boy himself HOT 99.5’s DJ Chris Styles! And for all you 21+ people out there, Glow Thursdays at Lima highlight the top talent in Electronic Dance Music, featuring the biggest headlining DJs from all over the world! This Thursday its San Fransisco’s DJ Dan!!
FRIDAY: TGIFriday!!! Not that I haven’t already been partying all week, but now that its the weekend, its time to turn it up a notch. The 10th annual Kegs and Eggs concert is happening Friday, March 13 at the 9:30 Club where there will be plenty of Guiness beer to go around, in honor of St Patty’s just around the corner. Its also Ladies Night at Ultrabar, a nightclub with five floors of the hottest and most diverse music and people in the city. Every weekend over 1000 headstrong DC clubbers fills the multilevel venue, which makes it nothing short of a Cancun clubbing experience.
SATURDAY: Hopefully you aren’t too hungover from Friday night because Saturday is a huge day for partying in DC. During the day, Shamrockfest is going on to keep you in the St Patty’s Day mood. Ten stages with over 40 bands and DJ’s and Irish Pub games will be going on all day at RFK Stadium from 1 until 9pm. It even features Panorama Productions’s very own DJ Maskell DJing on the VIP DJ Stage. Over 40,000 tickets sold! Then get ready for two of the hottest parties DC has to offer. Special Guest DJ from Russia BOBINA will be at GLOW@FUR Nightclub Saturday night. I’d recommend getting tickets in advance for GLOW at their website www.clubglow.com. And if trance isnt your thing, head down to Ultrabar for Chroma Saturdays! Ultrabar has the best deals on tables on the weekends in the city!
SUNDAY: Ahhh, Sunday funday. I’m sure I wont have too much energy left, but that won’t stop me from attending the annual DC Saint Patrick’s Day with a parade along Constitution Avenue – 7th to 17th Streets NW. It’s a two-and-a-half hour parade that will include floats, marching bands, pipe bands, military, police, and fire departments. Local Irish pubs will sponsor parade parties featuring Irish musicians! Go Green!
“I get to see music not just from the eyes of a DJ but from the eyes of a clubber.” –Markus Schulz
Everyone wants to be something when they grow up. For a little boy born in a town called Eschwege, Germany, Markus realizes now ,in adulthood, that his life has travelled beyond his imagination. DJ Mag 2009 votes marked him a lofty spot at number 8. Globe-trotting went from a daydream to physical actuality with his career of DJing, starting his record label, Coldharbour, and Schulz’s GloOptionsbal DJ Broadcast. Let’s focus on GDJB for a moment, which inevitably became his conduit to how the rest of the world would embrace music. His layovers in different cities were broadcasted via his internet radio show and shared with anyone who had a computer and a connection to cyberspace. Markus highlights other tracks that are making people dance on his show and gives supports to the future of dance music.
Markus Schulz performing live at GLOW back in September
Projects, releases and a new artist album are on the agenda and will be completed by this summer. Las Vegas is the next metropolitan CD release in the series that is out on Armada Music. His decision to pick this city was based on its renovation of LV nightlife. “Vegas has reinvented itself. It has always had a strong clubbing culture. Back in the day it used to be a rave city, actually a most massive rave scene. But the ones [promoters] that used to come pick me up in raver t-shirts and UFO pants…They have grown up, and now run the clubs. They are responsible for transforming the clubbing scene to an international Mecca. Now DJs come in from all over the world, not just California.” With Vegas already having the entertainment substructure with world-class shows, it makes it easier for it to be a remarkable bash. “It’s nothing new to host big shows like that, with promotions, hospitality… It’s one big party. The party doesn’t end in Vegas when the music and the club closes.” One of Markus’s inspirations came in the form of his single on this mixed CD titled, Sin City. He used his alter ego, Dakota (This came from the street he lived on in Arizona). “When I think of music for Las Vegas, it’s multidimensional. I make it accessible to clubbers and stiletto heels.” For Dakota, there will be a second album release in 2011. So keep your eyes peeled.
Markus Schulz loves playing at DC Clubs
Markus does have something to say about DC as we elaborate on his city travels. “It has a small town vibe, but it’s a world-class clubbing area. Everytime I go there, it feels like a family. I feel honored that the DC scene has embraced me.”
“Dark Heart Waiting” is Markus’s latest single and work with Los Angeles based singer, Khaz. “This song talks about the darkness inside of you, everyone has their dark side and trying not to fall into demons. You try to fight them off and to be quite honest with you, that’s how I feel, is a big part of me too. It’s an everyday battle with people.” Markus admits to me that one of his battles is depression, which is quite a common daily struggle for people in general. When he goes to the club and everyone is really into the music he tells me, “It’s hard for people to think of their problems because you are part of the whole atmosphere and having a good time.” The debut of this single will be out during WMC.
The best DC Nightlife, brought to you by GLOW
The interview quickly turned into one that people rarely get to see when they look at Markus Schulz. He is one filled with inspirations and wants to continue to pass that along to generations to come. With his many ventures he remains true to that by supporting new talents on his label and using it as a springboard for talents like, Rex Mundi, tyDi from Australia, and Lentos (Barnes and Heathcliff). “Rex is very talented and supported by Carl Cox and Armin van Buuren. Tidy won the bedroom DJ contest about 5 or 6 years ago. I am very proud of him. Lentos remixed my Dakota track, “Johnny the Fox” and they have some original stuff out there that’s doing great.” When I asked him about his experience with his global experience, Markus shares his innermost feelings, “I think that I have become a citizen of the world and I feel like I’m at home when I am in those countries. It doesn’t matter if I’m in the Middle East, North America, Europe, or South America. I am a chameleon when it comes to different cultures. I can brand my radio show and expose other people that don’t get to travel and experience the vibe in a club in Asia or Australia ,for example. My goal is to show people that the world isn’t much different in relation to music. I want to inspire the next generation of artists, and hand down my vision, and have them take it to another level. The beauty of dance music and instrumental music is that it is open for interpretation. Markus’s personal influence came from Larry Levan and Danny Tenaglia, handing over a distinctive movement adding their persona to music.
As we close, Markus ponders on a single that he already released, “Do you dream?” “I felt like I didn’t dream anymore. The older you get and the more experiences that you have, I always wondered if people still dreamt? With that song and even now, I feel like if you don’t continue to dream then you don’t come up with new goals; set new standards. Dreaming keeps you alive and you sometimes forget especially when your life has exceeded anything that you can imagine.”
- Dee Sanae
Come check out Markus Schulz on March 6, 2010 at Club GLOW the hottest EDM party in town!
DJ Enferno, DC’s native son and Madonna’s very own DJ from her Sticky and Sweet world tour, will be performing live this Saturday March 6th at Ultrabar Nightclub and Lounge in Washington DC!
Saturday will be the official CD Release party for his new super mix, Ultra Dance 11, a killer release thats bound to detonate stereo systems across the country with pounding bass.
DJ Enferno, was Ultrabar’s main floor resident DJ for over two years until he got his life-changing call, to join “The Material Girl” on tour as her opening DJ. A local DJ with mad mixing skills. The winner of the 2003 DMC Turntablist Contest! A humble guy that just placed 9th in DJ Times America’s Best DJ.
What else can we say about Enferno? His accomplishments speak for themselves. Come check out his unparalleled DJ Skills this Saturday at Ultrabar Nightclub and Lounge.
Event is 18+. Open Bar from 9-10. Drink Specials till midnight. Print your free pass here:
There is nothing in DC nightlife that can compete with Ultrabar Nightclub‘s Ladies Night Fridays! Its a big party at a big club, unlike anything else in the city. If you’re not familiar with Ultrabar, let me fill you in real quick. There are 6 lavish bars on 5 floors (4 dancefloors and two vip mezzanines overlooking the main floor) with four great DJs bangin’ out different styles of music on each of the floors. On Fridays, the club is literally overflowing with well dressed gentlemen, pretty ladies, and the best clubgoers in DC!
Don’t take my word for it, see the pics for yourself to see what makes Ultrabar different from all the other nightclubs in dc!
Drink Specials: Open Bar 9pm-10pm $5 Dos Equis, $8 1800 Silver Teq, $8 GM Shots, $6 007’s, $6 Patron Espresso Shots, $6 Don Julio Shots TILL MIDNIGHT
VIP Table Specials: Grey Goose & Champagne for $290 & Absolut and Champagne for $220
Ultrabar is a multilevel nightclub located at 911 F St NW Washington DC, near the Verizon Center in downtown. This event is ages 18+, proper ID and attire is required.
dj rap at lima restaurant dc nightclub dc bars club glow Over her 15-year career, DJ Rap has moved effortlessly between genres, staking her claim on various styles within the electronic spectrum, while simultaneously pushing the limits of rock and pop. The First Lady of Drum ʻnʼ Bass and the undisputed Queen of the Turntables, her music has infiltrated club systems and car stereos worldwide, and her numerous forays into video game and motion picture soundtracks have solidified her pedigree as one dance musicʼs most successful and prolific artists. With three studio albums, 75 mix compilations and over 2,000,000 in cumulative worldwide sales to her name, what makes you think sheʼd stop now? Check her out this Thursday at Lima, a venue considered to be the most luxurious nightclub in DC! From the chill outdoor patio lounge to the flashy bars and ornate fixtures throughout the club, Lima is a cut above the rest. Its the perfect place for the infamous Glow party, which stretches into its 11th year of bringing the best in house, trance, progessive, electro and more to the Washington DC scene. Don’t forget your free pass! Print yours before you head out the door! Lima is an upscale restaurant and lounge located at 1401 K Street Northwest Washington DC. This event is strictly 21+, Proper ID and attire is a MUST.
Consistently rated “best dancefloor action”, Ultrabar Nightclub DC continues to live up to its reputation by hosting the best events in DC! Ultrabar parties longer, harder, stronger, and with 10% more fist-pumping action than any other DC nightclub. From the 4 dance floors (which are always full with the most attractive ladies and handsome gentlemen) to the 6 bars (which are always staffed by attractive, fast, and friendly bartenders), nothing comes close to Ultrabar’s level of excellence.
International DJ/Producer, Mark Knight is known by his empire label, Toolroom Records. The Toolroom has steadily grown immensely from 2004 and have added artists such as Fedde Le Grand, David Guetta, and Fatboy Slim over the years. Since then Toolroom has become the biggest, fastest selling label on Beatport with the help of dance act, Faithless in 2009. Mark remains a force to be reckoned with, as his abilities supercede the glorified title of “DJ.” He has taken on his calling on the business side as he spearheads Toolroom, taking it from Mainstead, UK and giving it a worldwide recognition in dance music. Marks latest release, Stopover resulted from locking himself in the studio for 48 hours with Dragon (Dirty South), and out was birthed the February 17th track released on Beatport. Mark lets me know that the story behind the name Toolroom and its success, “I set up Toolroom Records with my brother back in 2004. I often have to pinch myself when I think of how it’s grown from a tool shed outside my parent’s house (hence Toolroom Records)- to where we are now as a business, with the caliber of artists we have signed to the label and the amount of people involved with Toolroom Knights.” As momentum takes its course in hard work and dedication, so does recognition. Mark Knight received that in the form of his first Grammy nomination for his production work on the Black Eyed Peas album, E.N.D. Mark remains humble when asked about this colossal acknowledgment, “[The] hook up for the track came through David Guetta. We worked across the net and got the track finished. I couldn’t believe it when I found out we’d been nominated for a Grammy. Nothing has changed. But off the back of the Grammy nomination, there’s some more interesting projects in the pipeline.” Mark emphasizes the new projects that will be emerging and will include him, of course, his partner, Wolfgang Gartner, D. Ramirez and Dave Spoon. The kicker happens to be the Mark Knight touch to a remix he is doing for Ginuwine, Timbaland and Missy Elliot! Outside of that, Mark Knight has a few surprises that you will hear during the Winter Music Conference. All I could get out of Mark is it’s for mega acts, Underworld and Faithless. As he says, “It’s a bit hush, hush”, but I guarantee you will hear those tracks in his sets. The full Toolroom squad will be playing at the Terrace at Space on Friday 26th. “D.Ramirez, me, Dave Spoon, Funkagenda and a very special ‘super styling’ guest” will be there. I am guessing Fedde Le Grand? A man that wears many hats, Mark doesn’t seem like he sways far from his Gemini dualistic traits. Busy and on the go all the time, this DJ,”loves a good cup of English breakfast tea. Not very rocking roll” (he knows). As many artists like Mark, would like to come to DC more, “I’ve only played DC twice before and both times were really good. [I am] Looking forward to coming back to GLOW, it’s a cool club and the crowd is great.” -Dee Sanae Come out and see what this Grammy nominated producer is all about at CLUB GLOW on Saturday, February 27th! Please visit www.clubglow.com. And as always, Panorama Productions hosts events at the best nightclubs in DC! For more information on Mark Knight visit www.djmarkknight.com | www.toolroomrecords.co.uk www.myspace.com/djmarkknight
Its the end of the week, and time to hit up the party and get loose! Of all the DC Nightclubs, Ultrabar always has the best parties in DC! Fridays are no exception with the infamous Ladies Night event! This multilevel nightclub in DC boasts 6 bars, 5 floors, and 4 djs– its like having 4 separate clubs in 1. If Billy Mays were still alive and promoted nightclubs, he would go crazy about Ultrabar and its amazing 4 in 1 functionality!