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From: Holland

Style: Electro and dutch house with some true hip-hop influence, a little trance 2.0 and a splash of dubstep lately. A style like no other!

Famous Tracks: Get Dumb, Break Down the House, Hey, Blau!, Show Me Love, Leave the World Behind, Till Tonight… every bootleg he’s made is pretty much the sh*t!

Best Known For: Doing a great robot, saluting the crowd, getting the party started.

DJ Mag Rank: 17

There’s an artist album lurking somewhere, and we’re a little angry with Luke for not releasing it yet! Then again, we can’t really complain. The things Laidback Luke is doing behind the decks are just mind bending. He has been able to blend nearly every genre of dance music into a strong flowing set. His crowd interaction is among the best, the beats bang, the energy is there, what more can we say?

Laidback Luke, at #17 in the world, may be one of the most underrated DJs out there!

 

Bio

In 2010 Dutch dynamo Laidback Luke is so supercharged and all over your body that it hurts. Blasting your bassbins with blockbuster beats, making your heads spin with his hybrid house styles, even cramping up your hands as you scroll down his discography! Recently, he’s worked with David Guetta, Diplo, A-Trak, Steve Aoki and Lil Jon, and remixed everyone from Black Eyed Peas to Calvin Harris and from Christina Aquilera to Moby. There have been three nominations for Luke in the Beatport Music Awards – and an International Dance Music Award (IDMA) gong in the Best House/Garage Track category for his work on ‘Leave The World Behind’. He’s sold out his own brand Super You&Me parties at Miami WMC. Plus, he’s invited to join Cream for some Super You&Me events at Amnesia in Ibiza. All this while kick-starting a compilation series, with Laidback Luke presents Super You&Me featuring Avicii, via his own label, Mixmash Records, and still finding time to give the next generation of music makers a leg-up through his forum, at www.laidbackluke.com. He’s got over 30,000 followers on Twitter, is sent 12GB+ of promos every week, and boards more than 160 flights per year – without breaking a sweat. Sure his name is Laidback, however when the music’s jumping he’s anything but…

Born in the Philippines, raised in the Netherlands, as a kid Luke loved guitars, graffiti, house and hip-hop, taking the ‘laid back’ tag from Snoop Dogg’s ‘Gin & Juice’. He had a mentor in Dobre (Chocolate Puma) and by 1996 was releasing tracks, remixing for established artists and DJing professionally. He even beat a Dutch DMC champ in battle. His first album came in 1999, and when Virgin locked down ‘Rocking With The Best’, then released his 2002 album, Electronic Satisfaction, his profile really soared. Following this he remixed the likes of Daft Punk, Murk, Oliver Lieb and Tom Stephan, introduced his own label, Mixmash, and went on to hook up with Steve Angello to remix ‘Sexy F**k’ and co-produce ‘Otherwize Then’. He also joined forces with the Swedish House Mafia on ‘Get Dumb’ and signed tracks to Angello’s Size, while ‘Rocking With The Best 2007′ blew up on Mixmash. Around this time his superhero-themed residency – Super You&Me – took off at Amsterdam club Paradiso. It was followed by another epic 12 months that saw Luke release five tracks and 18 remixes, ignite the Stealth Live! CD series with a near perfect club mix, host a weekly show on Radio FG, and perform almost 200 international DJ sets – including a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. It was also the year that witnessed him making a massive mark on Ibiza. After performing at all the top clubs, he produced/remixed every track on his Ibiza Closing Party mix for Mixmag and ended 2008 on another high: with ‘Show Me Love’ (by Luke and Steve Angello featuring Robin S), which entered both the Buzz and Cool Cuts Charts, and even reached # 11 in the UK’s official singles chart. Moving into 2009, his collaboration with the Swedish House Mafia on ‘Leave The World Behind’ became an Essential New Tune on Pete Tong’s Miami show and one of Beatport’s best-selling tracks. His Super You&Me party during WMC was also a huge hit, starring Diplo and A-Trak. Consequently Luke and Diplo produced ‘Hey’, which was supported by DJs like Kissy Sell Out on Radio 1. Of course, Luke’s remix skills continued to be in hot demand too, by, among others, David Guetta, Tiësto, Black Eyed Peas, Dizzee Rascal, Depeche Mode and MSTRKRFT. In fact, mash-ups like his remix of the Black Eyed Peas’ ‘I Got A Feeling’ with La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’, his very own ‘My G*O*D* (My Guns On Demo)’ and Luke and Lee Mortimer’s ‘Blau!’ blitzed the globe from Australia to Ibiza, where he was nominated for best House DJ at the DJ Awards. As a result, he landed a #27 slot in DJ magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll of 2009.

Performing and producing relentlessly and innovating musically as an artist like nobody else has propelled Luke and his superhuman fusion of hyperdrivehousestep&ghettojacktrancebass to stratospheric new heights over the last couple of years. In 2010, he’s already remixed Wynter Gordon’s ‘Dirty Talk’, as well as Ferry Corsten, Calvin Harris and Moby, and his own projects, like ‘Till Tonight’ feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn, and ‘Turbulence’ by Luke and Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon, have gone global. So what more can the new decade bring for our r-evolutionary rebel? Well, with the crazy energy that he conveys and the martial arts that he practises, rest assured it will be out of this world. Yes, our fresh-faced superhero has good ‘kung fu’, always keeping an ear to the ground while his creativity rockets skyward. Luke, we salute you!

 

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DJ PS1: Fri 6/17/11 [Pop at Ultrabar]

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Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:37pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 8:23pm) Add comments

Pop Nightlife DC presents:

DJ PS1
DJ PS1 on Facebook
@djps1
DJ PS1 on YouTube

Opening Set by DJ Geometrix

Friday June 17, 2011
Ultrabar Nightclub
911 F St NW
Washington D.C., DC 20004
(202) 638-4663

Doors Open at 9pm | Ages 18+

DJ PS1

DJ PS1 (Main Floor)

A celebrity favorite and PoP at Ultrabar DC nightlife resident, DJ PS1 is one of NY’s most sought after talents. He rules the east coast, rocking out in chic locations from NY to Miami. Britney has jumped in the booth with him, the gossip mags all want a piece of him, and Ultrabar has him! Every time he steps foot in the booth, DC nightlife. He claims to never spin a song for more than 20 seconds. His ability to constantly switch it up is what keeps people on the dance floor involved.

He recently entered the production world, producing and collaborating on remixes with Aldo Del-Ray and reworking Adele.
Beautiful People (DJ PS1 Vs. Aldo Del-Rey Remix) by DJPS1
Rolling In The Deep (DJ PS1 Rmx) by DJPS1
DJ PS1 – The Connection by DJPS1
Smoke (PS1 & Aldo C. Mix) by DJPS1

 

Vault: Maskell


Popular house and dance music

The Basement Vault at Ultrabar Nightclub DC

The Basement Vault at Ultrabar Nightclub DC

DJ MaskellPOP Floor (Vault): DJ Maskell
Pop Dance, Pop House

 

Bedroom: NV&Bomba

DJs NV and Bomba in the Bedroom

DJs NV and Bomba in the Bedroom

Bedroom (2nd Floor): NV & Bomba
Latin Music, Reggaeton, etc.

 

Chroma: Lion L

Chroma at Ultrabar

Chroma, the 4th floor at Ultrabar

dj lion lChroma (3rd Floor): Lion L
Mashups, Dance, House

 

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From: A&B – London | Jaytech – Australia

Style: A&B – Trance in Your Pants! | Jaytech – Progressive, the real kind of progressive

Famous Tracks: This could take a while… A&B – Alone Tonight, Can’t Sleep, Lonely Girl, On A Good Day, No One On Earth, Miracle, Satellite, Home, Air for Life, Sirens of the Sea, we could do this all night | Jaytech – Pyramid, Milano, Solero, Pepes Garden

Best Known For: Above & Beyond – Being one of the most celebrated trance acts of the last decade. Their radio show, Trance Around the World | Jaytech – Leading the progressive sounds of A&B’s Anjunadeep label.

DJ Mag Rank: A&B – 5

We don’t need to sell Above & Beyond to you. You should already know their legacy. Their self-proclaimed ‘trance in your pants’ style is full of melodic, uplifting, euphoric trance with vocals that fans across the world belt out each and every day. Every track they make becomes a top club hit. Their Anjuna label family is a leader in dance music.

Under the Anjunabeats label exists Anjunadeep, whose focus is on the progressive side of dance music. At the top of the Anjunadeep roster sits Jaytech, whose tracks have been played by everyone across all genres of EDM, from Armin van Buuren to Sasha and even Desyn Masiello! There’s nothing we love more than when the top DJs in the world bring more top DJs with them!

 

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Above & Beyond

Jaytech

In a world awash with carbon copy producers, 25-year-old James Cayzer aka Jaytech is a bright exception. Classically trained as a pianist and a perfectionist when it comes to programming, his unique blends of deep melodies and sunny electronic grooves are equally at home in the DJ sets of Sasha or Desyn Masiello as they are in the stadium headlining appearances of Above & Beyond.

Despite his relative youth, Jaytech’s prodigious creativity and prolific work rate (he started producing at just 14 and released his first track at 16) have seen him rise up as the most consistent artist on the popular Anjunadeep imprint — even releasing the label’s first full artist album through 2008’s ‘Everything Is Ok’ (“Lush, melodic and soaked in electronic groove – a crossover gem” **** -DJ Magazine), and hitting number one in the iTunes dance chart with his Anjunadeep 02 mix compilation in 2010. (“Compilation of the month **** -Mixmag.)

Cementing his position as one of the leading lights within deep, uplifting electronic music, Jaytech’s monthly mix show ‘Jaytech Music’ now airs on radio stations across the globe and is downloaded by thousands as a monthly podcast. A window into his sound, it’s also the best place to hear Jaytech’s upcoming personal productions before anyone else.

Long chosen as the warm-up DJ of choice for Above & Beyond, Jaytech is now taking off as a headline DJ in his own right. Chosen to headline the Anjunadeep room for the label’s flagship party at the Miami WMC, he remains the number one headline DJ within the core Anjunadeep family.

February 2011 sees the release of Jaytech’s most promising mix work to date. Anjunadeep 03 is the latest annual label collection and features 29 largely unreleased tracks that range from deep, dark and hypnotic techno sounds to upbeat, uplifting electronic house grooves.

Proof of his rising stock behind the turntables, a packed DJ diary has recently taken in dates at Ibiza’s Amnesia, London’s Brixton Academy and Japan’s world-famous Womb. In the past year he has also traveled the vast corners of his Australian homeland with the Future Music Festival and taken his uplifting and perfectly paced sound on tour in America — more recently with Above & Beyond for their TATW350 event in Los Angeles, where his set was broadcast live across the globe to a listen-in audience of 30 million.

Often uplifting but never obvious, Jaytech is a force on an unstoppable rise right now. And his journey is only just beginning.

 

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Joris Voorn: Thurs 6/9/11 [Glow at Lima]

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Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:33pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:

Joris Voorn

Joris on Facebook
@jorisvoorn
Joris on YouTube

Opening Set by Omid S.

Thursday June 9, 2011
Lima Lounge
1401 K Street NW
Washington D.C., DC 20001
(202) 789 2200

Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: Holland

Style: Tech House, of the super awesome groovy variety

Famous Tracks:Sweep the Floor, Chase the Mouse, The Secret, Dark Flower, We’re All Clean

Best Known For: His techy disco style, going from underground monster to the DJ Mag Top 100 last year

DJ Mag Rank: 88

One of the best DJs in the world, Joris lets the music do the talking. In light of the tragedy in Japan, Joris produced the track Incident (Miyagi) and has been donating all proceeds to disaster relief efforts. You can purchase the track here.

If anyone deserved to be in the most recent DJ Mag Top 100 poll it’s him. The man has never put his integrity at risk, has never been accused of ‘selling out’ and on his Facebook page, his bio reads “music music music!!” That’s just awesome.

Voorn’s style has moved from deeper techno to a real groovy, techy house vibe that can be enjoyed while relaxing with friends or going crazy on the dance floor, it’s really up to you.

 

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music music music!!
 

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From: Toronto and LA

Style: Electronica, house, trance

Famous Tracks: Contact, Hydrology, Symptoms of a Stranger, Contact w/ Deadmau5, Love Lost

Best Known For: Having arguably the most diverse support list of any producer… Armin Van Buuren, Richie Hawtin, David Guetta, Luciano, Deadmau5 and Tiesto have all spun Glenn’s music. We’re pretty sure no one else can say that.

One of the most diverse talents in electronic dance music, Glenn is cemented within the Armada family. He held a three year residency at Amnesia Ibiza and has remixed Queen, the Pet Shop Boys and the B52s. In essence, Glenn Morrison has better range than Reggie Miller, Robert Horry and Ray Allen combined. Ya, we just went there. Oh ya, he was a classical piano prodigy before the age of 13. We just wanted to throw that in there. In short, Glenn rocks!

 

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Multi-talented, multi-tasking, focused and ambitious, Glenn Morrison is the archetype of the modern DJ/producer star. The 25-year-old Toronto native is as happy rocking an underground house party as he is performing at an exclusive oceanic rooftop venue; as adept at composing an international club anthem like ‘Contact’ as he is at concocting a creepy ambient soundtrack for a Nintendo game.

His name alone gets 850,000 social networking and Internet hits a month. His productions have featured on 700 compilations in the last three years. He has enjoyed the support of DJs as varied as Armin Van Buuren and Richie Hawtin, David Guetta and Luciano. For three years he was resident at the world’s best club, Ibiza’s Amnesia Club. His label Morrison Recordings has put out 95 releases, his podcast series gets 12,000 downloads a month, and he’s remixed Queen, the Pet Shop Boys and the B52s. And he is perfecting a sinuous, hooky sound that combines the eerie beauty of pure techno with light rains of melody and flashes of emotion.

In short, Glenn Morrison is one of the most dynamic and accomplished talents in electronic music today. Period.

But whether it’s producing music or playing it, versatility and passion are at the heart of what Glenn Morrison does. Above all it’s about connecting with the audience. “I love being able to elicit emotion in people,” he says.

Morrison is a difficult DJ to pigeonhole and that’s what makes him such a fascinating talent. One minute his sound is ruthlessly minimal and funky; the next it’s washed in color and vocals and emotion.

“I want to able to straddle the line between doing underground parties and underground records, and a more commercial sound,” he explains. “ I don’t ever want to be stuck in one sound.”

His has been an unusual career path. He started off as a classical pianist, a preteen prodigy, performing – and winning – competitions. Then came a life-changing encounter with electronic music.

“When I was 14, I was at a high school house party, and there was somebody in the basement with two turntables and a mixer playing techno,” says Glenn. “It was new, it was fresh, it was underground. It was something I had never heard before. And I embraced it in all of its forms.”

He discovered classic mixes by DJs like Sasha and John Digweed on the Global Underground series, got lost in Adam Beyer’s techno excursions, tripped out to Paul Oakenfold’s Goa mixes – and started buying records.

“I started DJing during the vinyl period. I was buying a lot of records. It took me a couple of months, practising in my parents’ house and it consumed my life,” he says. Soon Morrison and his friends were staging their own house parties – DJs in the basement, girls around the pool. By the time he was 17, he had talked himself into a job at Toronto’s Release Records – both a store and an underground label. And that was it. “I knew what I wanted to do.”

When DJing offers started to come in, Glenn Morrison took them. He would play anywhere, sleeping on promoters’ floors in smaller cities in Brazil and China and Eastern Europe, soaking up the vibe. “It was a great learning experience to play in the club; no one can teach you. And I wanted to completely saturate myself.”

And as a classical pianist, the move into production came naturally. He worked with fellow Canadian producer Deadmau5, then struck out alone. Everything changed in 2007 with the release of his hit ‘Contact’, an emotional, yet minimal trance record with shivers of delicious melody and a crisp, funky beat that left no dance-floor unturned. Tiësto put it on a compilation and it shot to the top of the World Dance Charts.

‘No Sudden Moves’ followed: a driving, progressive house number with compulsively funky beats galvanized by shards of metallic melody. It too topped the World Dance Charts. Glenn Morrison had arrived. He studied law at the University of Toronto and had a place to study an MBA at Harvard. But post graduate education was going to have to wait.

As a DJ, Glenn Morrison is now a major draw on the world circuit. He has played over 300 events worldwide in the last three years and has developed into a consummate DJ performer. “I love being able to play with people’s feelings, to build the night,” he says. “For me it’s about creating an experience. Starting at ten o’clock and then building the intensity.”

He is a relaxed, grounded character, driven to create. And he is as versatile a DJ as he is a producer. He will tease the crowd with minimalist deep house, throw them into raptures with his inventively twisted techno deconstruction of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, then lighten the mood with a fluffier vocal number. “When I’m DJing I feel great if other people are happy,” he says. “It’s a party at the end of the day, and it’s your job to make people have the time of their life.”

But fresh, contemporary DJ stars like Glenn Morrison know that making your own records is the way to stay in the game. And he continues to produce: recent tracks like the haunting and hypnotic ‘Green Valley’ or the lusciously emotional vocal number ‘Mine and Yours’ capture feelings and paint pictures with sound.

Production continues apace in the new mastering studio Morrison has built in Toronto. Be it sound design for video game companies like Nintendo, EA Sports, Activision or Rockstar, or his own productions, he simply doesn’t stop making and playing music. “I don’t have a life. I spend all my time making music or playing music,” says Glenn. And he looks everywhere for new influences.

Glenn was at the Grammies – but to look and learn, not see and be seen. Movie soundtracks are a major influence behind his music and his next project is to create a live band to perform the album he plans to produce. It will, he promises, be much more than a club soundtrack, much more than electronic music.

His track ‘Love Lost’, composed after a break-up with a girlfriend, is a tantalizing taster. It is an exquisite solo piano piece that sounds like the theme to a classy, romantic movie scene. Deceptively simple, without drums or electronic trickery, ‘Love Lost’ is a glimpse of the creative ambition yet to be realized. “I try to put ideas into reality. I don’t always succeed,” concludes Glenn. “But if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it properly.”

 

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DJ Enferno: Fri 6/3/11 [PoP at Ultrabar]

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Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:31pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:51pm) Add comments
enfernomini

He has worked on stuff for Dev, LMFAO, Far East Movement and more. He was also brought on to help produce music for Rihanna’s upcoming world tour. Enferno’s also remixing and reworking hits by the King of Pop himself for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour!

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If you’re a fan of pop music, good times and the epic voices of the guys then this is a must see event! Each of the groups has been back in the studio over the past few years, recording hits, dropping albums and working with the best in the business. The mega boy band tour is on!

Fedde le Grand: Thurs 6/2/11 [Glow at Lima]

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Monday, May 16, 2011, 7:27pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments
FLGmini

He’s worked with Will.i.Am. and made ‘Let Me Think About It’ with Ida Corr. His influences are funk, hip-hop and house. Oh yeah… He made ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit.’ Yeah… that guy!!

Verizon Center 2011 events Washington DC concerts

Spears, Minaj, Swift, Urban, Backstreet, New Kids, Legend and more are coming to the Verizon Center this summer!!

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“I want you to take over control,” WHAT?!?! “take over control,” huh? “take over controolll,” OOOKKKAAAYYY!!!!

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