Mark Knight w/ Pleasurekraft: Thurs 5/12 [Glow at Lima]

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Friday, April 15, 2011, 5:01pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:

Mark Knight


Thursday May 12, 2011
Lima Lounge 1401 K Street NW
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: The UK

Style: Techy, Toolroom House

Famous Tracks: Man with the Red Face, Columbian Soul, Good Times, Conscindo, Beautiful World

Best Known For: Starting the Toolroom movement. Finding time to run a label, publishing company, produce music AND DJ. Leading a new style of house music.

DJ Mag Rank: 53

If you haven’t witnessed the boss of Toolroom Records, a master of tech-house, rock a room… you’ve been missing out. All hell broke loose when Mark Knight took the decks of Lima Washington DC on 2/3/11. With Pleasurekraft, who will without question earn 2011 breakout artist of the year honors, 5/12/11 at Lima should be even bigger!

Mr. Knight is not only known for his wonderful combination of tech-house and progressive, but also his ability to seriously get down and dirty. He is a pioneer of Electronic Dance Music. With a giant grin on his face, Mr. Knight showed the people of DC a damn good time, like always.

His recent collaboration with Tiesto entitled “Beautiful World” is everywhere right now! His Toolroom label has been owning the Beatport charts. We get the best at their peaks!

As Pleasurekraft continues their ascent into the international spotlight, we can’t but worry their days as a Glow resident are numbered. Think about it. How many clubs in the world have residents with top 10 yearly tracks on Beatport, Radio 538 Dance Department episodes, Pete Tong asking for interviews and multiple gala events at WMC.

Not taking advantage of having Pleasurekraft as your resident is like starting a fist fight with a grizzly bear.



Mark Knight’s legacy already ranks him as a leading player in dance music culture. His rise to the forefront has been more than just gigs and remixes; his contribution to the scene via his label Toolroom Records, demonstrates abilities that supercede the glorified title of ‘DJ’.

This year, with a Grammy Nomination for work on the Black Eyed Peas’ multi-platinum album ‘The-End’, 3 of the biggest selling records on Beatport’s ‘Best Sellers List’; ‘Music Matters’ ‘Flauta Magica’ & ‘Good Times’, an IDMA nomination for his Toolroom Knights weekly radio show and a prestigious Beatport award for his single ‘Good Times’ – 2010 has most definitely been a year of colossal achievement.

So where did it all start…

In 2004, with a personal vision for house music, Mark created his own workshop for 21st century dance musicians, Toolroom Records, and with it a new way of thinking.

Since its launch, the Toolroom imprint has developed into an uncontrollable beast, celebrating success as the biggest selling label on Beatport and reaching the milestone of 100 releases in 2009 courtesy of Faithless.

As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases; ‘Man With The Red Face’, ‘Downpipe’, ‘Good Times’, ‘Devil Walking’, consistently topping international dance charts, and has been involved in producing tracks for leading artists, including new output from Faithless and contribution to the latest Underworld album.

And there’s more…

As a DJ, Mark holds international prominence, recognised the world over for his extended 7 hour sets, headlining festivals and clubs from Ultra Music Festival Miami to the Terrace at Space Ibiza.

In 2006, Mark’s belief and desire to inject freshness into a stale club scene, inspired him to programme his own parties, this concept became a reality with the launch of Toolroom Knights at Ministry of Sound, London in October ’06.

Having gained unrivalled success as one of THE superior club nights, Toolroom Knights has gone on to generate great global success and support with Mark headlining Toolroom residencies at Cocoon Frankfurt, Space Miami, Ministry of Sound London, Pacha New York as well as hosting Toolroom arenas at key festivals including; SW4 London, Global Gathering UK, Dance Valley Netherlands.

All in all, it’s been a BIG journey for Mark Knight, pioneering a sound and attitude that’s gained respect from fans and industry people alike hungry for the integrity of Mark’s production skills and quality of Toolroom Knights’ parties. And there’s so much more to come.


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Axwell: Sat 5/7 [Glow at Fur]

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Friday, April 15, 2011, 4:43pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:


Opening Set by Roberto Gonzalez
Saturday May 7, 2011

Fur Nightclub 33 Patterson St NE
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: Sweden

Style: House, uplifting, melodic, big room

Famous Tracks: In the Air, Nothing but Love, One (Swedish House Mafia), The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Axwell and Dirty South Remix), Adrian Lux – Teenage Drime (Axwell Remix), Leave the World Behind, It’s True

Best Known For: Being a deep thinker. Forming 1/3 of Swedish House Mafia. Bringing house music that much closer to the American mainstream.

DJ Mag Rank: 10

Do we have to say anything at all? The man we booked for the biggest night of the year (Thanksgiving Eve) is coming back to DC nightlife for round 2! You can find pictures from the last event here.

As 1/3 of Swedish House Mafia, Axwell essentially took over the world of dance music last year with the hit song ‘One (Your Name).’ The group’s follow up, ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ as well as Ax’s single ‘Nothing But Love For You’ and remix of ‘Teenage Crime’ have been hammered in clubs from DC to Down Under.

He and friend, producer and Mafia affiliate Dirty South were nominated for the 2011 Grammy for Best Remix with their take on The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition.’

2011 has seen a flurry of new releases and remixes on his Axtone label. And of course, something new with Dirty South is in the pipeline!!

Axwell ripping it up at Glow Washington DC on a Saturday night at Fur Nightclub



The king of the sun-kissed summer anthem; the mogul behind one of the hottest imprints on the planet; a superstar producer and DJ who’s never lost the giddy enthusiasm of a fledgling clubber; and one of the most successful and influential remixers of the 21st century. By anyone’s standards, Axel ‘Axwell’ Hedfors is a giant of modern-day dance music – and he’s only going to get bigger.

Axwell’s steady ascent into clubland aristocracy began when he struck crossover gold with 2004’s glorious ‘Feel The Vibe’. An unstoppably uplifting and instantly memorable track, the original version of ‘Feel The Vibe’ (featuring vocalist Errol Reid) dazzled every corner of clubland, before an overhauled version (with new vocals by Tara McDonald) gate-crashed the UK top 20. 2005’s ‘Watch The Sunrise’ (featuring Steve Edwards) proved to be another unstoppable anthem, as was his 2006 collaboration with fellow Swedish House Mafioso Steve Angello, Supermode’s ‘Tell Me Why’ (released via Ministry Of Sound, it reach #13 in the UK and #3 in the Netherlands). But it was 2007’s rave-referencing ‘I Found U’ (#6 in the UK charts) that really cemented Axwell’s status as a producer who could marry artistic innovation with strong commercial appeal – a rare thing indeed, in any genre of music. Most recently he was one of the forces behind Swedish House Mafia – One (Your Name) featuring Pharell Williams, another top ten UK hit, crashing into the summer charts at #7 and soundtracking every festival, dance event and Ibiza club night.

“I do feel pressure to maintain a certain level of success,” says Axwell. “That’s a weight that lies on my shoulders – but all that pressure comes from myself. I want every tune to be better than the last one: to sound stronger, to be phatter, to work better in a club. So it’s pressure, but it’s good pressure. It pushes me forwards, creatively.”

“For me, it’s all about asking questions of myself. Would I play this? Would I play it during peak time? Is it the phattest thing I’ve ever heard? Is it the most futuristic shit out there? I question the track – and myself – the whole time. I’ve got a good expression: the goose-bumps never lie. If you get goose-bumps during the production stage, then you’re on the right track…”

Axwell’s Midas-like touch – along with his peerless technical ability – has made him the go-to guy for artists looking to get their latest release reworked into a storming dancefloor juggernaut. Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Moby and Pharrell Williams have all come a-knockin’, while productions such as his masterful reworking of Hard-Fi’s ‘Hard To Beat’, his sublime remix of The Temper Trap’s ‘Sweet Disposition’ (along with Dirty South) and of course his unstoppable version of TV Rock’s ‘In The Air’ have gone on to become as big as – or, in many cases, bigger than – the original tracks.

Part of what makes Axwell such a sought-after producer is his dazzling stylistic agility; he can switch between house, techno and electro (and everything in-between) without even breaking a sweat.

“Axwell has an innate feel for the dancefloor,” says long-time fan Judge Jules, “but his versatility is even more impressive. Too many producers get caught in a trademark groove, becoming a prisoner of their own perceived style. Axwell’s material is so varied, but it never fails to rock – big time.”

You only have to take a look over the back catalogue of Axtone, Axwell’s much-admired label


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Lil Jon: Fri 5/6 [Pop at Ultrabar]

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Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:18pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 8:23pm) Add comments

lil jon dc ultrabar pop fridays ultrabar lil jon washington dcPop Nightlife DC presents:


Opening Set by DJ Geometrix

Special Guest DJ in Chroma:
Shah Munir

Friday May 6th
Ultrabar Nightclub DC
911 F st NW Washington DC 20004
Doors Open at 9pm | Ages 18+
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Lil Jon

lil-jon-ultrabarLil Jon is a living legend of hip hop music, putting out dozens and dozens of club hits that stand the test of time and are an integral part of any party DJ’s set.  His hits include “Salt Shaker” by Ying Yang Twins, “Yeah!” by Usher, “Freek-a-Leek” by Petey Pablo, “Shorty Wanna Ride” by Young Buck, “Shake That Monkey” by Too Short, “Let’s Go” by Trick Daddy, and “Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine, and lets not forget his appearance in SHOTS by LMFAO.

And yes, he’s still on the Celebrity Apprentice!

This Friday will be crazy at Ultrabar

Snap Yo Fingers
Snap Yo Fingers
What U Gon’ Do (Street)
What U Gon’ Do : Feat. Li
Throw It Up (Remix)
Part II (Explicit)
Get Low (Merengue Mix)
Part II (Explicit)


MainFloor: Geometrix

Main Floor at Ultrabar Nightclub DC

The Main Floor at Ultrabar Nightclub DC

dj geometrix at ultrabar nightclub dcMain Floor: DJ Geometrix
Top 40, Mashups, Hip Hop


Vault: Maskell

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 (3rd Floor): Shah Munir
(opening set by Lion L)

Some might caution the readiness and command of a twenty-two year old.  They might call into question the lack of experience or credentials of such a young artist.  Yet, with Shah Munir, better known as Shahz, such questions are quickly put to rest, and caution eliminated.

His resume reads like a seasoned veteran – from being showcased at esteemed venues such as 1 Oak, Avenue Greenhouse and Marquee in New York City, catering to the A-list crowds in LA, London and Dubai to collaborating with mega-stars from DJ AM, Felix Da Housecat, Fabolous and Sean Kingston, to DJ David Berrie, Maino, Dj Chachi, Wynter Gordon and Trey Songz and having corporate clients such as Cartier and Moet Chandon.

Such international performances and collaborations, as well as his unique talent to understand and adapt to both crowd and setting has made his reputation reverent and his nightly performances unprecedented. Rest assured, this young artist is on the way to achieving great lengths in his future endeavors.

Chroma at Ultrabar

Chroma, the 4th floor at Ultrabar



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Steve Lawler w/ Darius Syrossian: Thurs 5/5 [Glow at Lima]

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7:05pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:01pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:

Steve Lawler
ViVA Music

Darius Syrossian

ViVA Music

Thursday May 5, 2011
Lima Lounge 1401 K St NW

Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: UK

Style: techno

Famous Tracks:Lost, Superfly, 21st Century Ketchup, Out at Night, Sleepwalking, Carnival Kalimba, Femme Fatale, Tanov – Relevant (Steve Lawler Remix)

Best Known For: Hosting the legendary M42 Motorway raves when clubs wouldn’t let him spin as a youth. Leading the way in the UK techno movement. Never succumbing to the pressure to conform. Constant progression.

In a time when the music industry has risen to an all time high; where the swollen pockets of music executives have diluted quality; where the radio has become more vanilla than French ice cream; and the rise of internet distribution has allowed anyone, talented or not, to get their ‘art’ to the masses; Steve Lawler has remained all about the music.

His career has spanned nearly two decades and seen a teen from Birmingham go from throwing illegal parties under a highway to being crowned King of Space, Lawler has made it a point, no, an imperative necessity, to remain true to his forward thinking musical nature.

Now, nearly twenty years after he first threw the first of his legendary M42 motorway parties, Mr. Lawler is still pushing the boundaries of dance, performance and music.

“Performing is addictive, it’s a unique feeling, something that I will never get from anything else in my life. Sharing music that you are passionate about to an audience of people is magical for me.” – Steve Lawler

Experience the magic.



Steve Lawler A child of the acid house generation, has been busy with the beats long
before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who defies generic
boundaries, ever since his days organising the infamous motor way raves under the M42
motor way, in the uk.

As an Artists his releases & Remixes have been signed by some of the worlds most
established Recording labels. R&S Records, Systematic, Drumcode, Harthouse, Cocoon,
MBF, OVUM, Sci+Tec, Tsuba, Souvenir, Rekids, Boxer Sport, Be As One, Monique,
Kostbar, Skint and of course his own recording label VIVa MUSiC.

As a Label Manager Steveʼs label VIVa MUSC (found in 2006), has quickly earnʼt a
reputation for breaking new talent and has featured tracks by such artists as Reboot,
Audiofly, Simon Baker, Jamie Jones, Davide Squillace, Luca Bacchetti, Bushwacka, Livio
& Roby, Dragosh, Leon, Plasmik, Ripperton, ilario Alicante, John Selway, Peace Division,
Bearweasel, Tiefschwarz and of course lawler him self amongst many others and receives
heavy patronage by many House & Techno luminaries.

As for A&R, just ask artists like Simon Baker, Audiofly, leon, Bearweasel and Livio & Roby
and theyʼll tell you all about the support, encouragement and opportunities Lawler has
given them.

VIVa MUSiC works as a culmination of everything thatʼs gone before; from the putting on
the aforementioned illegal raves, to his residency at super club Cream back in the mid
90ʼs. Heʼs remixed high profile artists such as Jamelia, Dido and Justin Timberlake and
worked with many of the worlds renowned dance imprints. As well as recording a track for
the blockbuster horror movie by Ian Softly ʻThe Skeleton Keyʼ. Heʼs released some of the
industryʼs most collectable mix series such as the ʻDark Drumsʼ ʻLights Outʼ and, most
recently, the ʻVIVaʼ series. Now on its 3rd release, the ʻVIVaʼ series has revealed Steveʼs
widescreen vision better than any mix before with down tempo and deep house playing a
big part in the beat blend.

Steve held a triumphant residency for nine years at the Balearic club Space in Ibiza (a club
he returned back to in 2008). His VIVa Nights residency where steve played from doors
open to door close at The End in London consistently sold out for its 7 years span and his
residency at Londonʼs Home Club was one of the infamous venueʼs only success stories.
Dynamic, driven and drastically obsessed with performing as well as he possibly can.
Steveʼs passion for House, Techno and Electronica is too strong for one simple generic
association, and right now his message is louder than ever. 18 years deep and Steve
Lawler isnʼt just at the top of his game, heʼs pushing the boundaries of what a DJ can do –
both technically and creatively – as an artist and as a successful label businessman.


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DJ PAULY D: Fri 4/15 [Special Glow Friday at BARCODE]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:41pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:49pm) Add comments
dj pauly d barcode dc april 15 4/15 glow washington dc pauly d crewGLOW Washington DC presents:

DJ Pauly D

Opening Set by DJ Saam

Friday, April 15th, 2011
Barcode Lounge
1101 17th St NW Washington DC
Event starts at 9pm, Ages 21+

Pauly D and his crew were just planning to visit DC this weekend, so they called up the Glow crew a few minutes ago to ask if they’d want to do a show.  Glow crew’s response?  Hell yeah!

DJ Pauly D will play this surprise set on Friday, April 15th at Barcode Lounge , DC’s hottest new restaurant, bar, and lounge in the heart of the Golden Triangle. Space is limited, so arrive early to guarantee entry!

Cover: $20
Ages: 21+ (strictly)
Tables: $500 minimum, call or text 513 335 3208 asap.  Ask for Zack.
Nightlife Begins: 9pm

Learn more about Barcode Restaurant, Bar, Lounge on the DC Nightclub Guide.

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From: USA (Rhode Island)
Style: House, Mash Up, Top 40 hip-hop, rock
Famous Tracks: Beat Dat Beat
Best Known For: Gym, tan, laundry. T-shirt time. The shirt before the shirt. Tossing grenades and stepping on landmines.
America’s Best DJ Rank: 8

Pauly D’s debut performance at Glow was unreal. We were thoroughly impressed by his ability to move between tracks like Far East Movement – Fly Like a G6, Wynter Gordon and David Guetta – Dirty Talk, David Guetta and Afrojack – Louder than Words, Afrojack – Zeggie, Avicii – Bromance and Alcoholic, Sweet Disposition. You see how that goes right there? Yeah you do. That’s called FLOW, and DJ Pauly D has got plenty of it.

We can only assume that with more massive events under his belt comes an even more eclectic track selection and perhaps a widening of the gap on both ends! Like we said in our review of the first event, his ability to introduce mainstream fans to quality house music took our breath away.

This is not Pop. This is GLOW!



Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio aka. Pauly D was born in Providence, RI on July 5, 1980. His lifelong interest and early passion for music are what sparked his career, that passion brought him right to the top as Pauly is one of the most sought after DJ’s today.

Pauly’s fame rose to a new level in December 2009 when MTV’s highest rated show “Jersey Shore” first premiered. Pauly quickly became a fan favorite known for his impeccable grooming and memorable catchphrases.

In 2010, Pauly released his first single “Beat Dat Beat” with Universal Republic Records which quickly rose up the charts solidifying his place in pop culture. In June 2010 Pauly earned one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a DJ, he was nominated for America’s Best DJ, alongside the best in the business.

Long before his MTV “Jersey Shore” fame Pauly started as DJ, and that is where his passion remains. Pauly started spinning in the club scene at the age of 18 at local spots, and private functions.

Pauly has the incredible ability to control and please a crowd. This world famous DJ is definitely a ladies man to the fullest extreme, any venue he spins at will be packed with beautiful women, dying for a glimpse of him and what he does. He has surpassed the capabilities of most local DJ´s and the vibe he brings is beyond powerful. He strides in keeping the dance floor moving.

Pauly is one of the nation’s favorite DJ’s and is always in high demand. He is a crowd favorite and a true asset to any venue. Pauly continues to tour the world DJing while holding down a Vegas residency.
It was recently announced by Walt Disney World that he will be the featured DJ act in “Disney’s Grad Nite 2011″ at Magic Kingdom Park, which Pauly acknowledges is a huge honor.


Wolfgang Gartner w/ Harvard Bass: Sat 4/30 [Glow at Fur]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 7:03pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:46pm) Add comments
Wolfgang Gartner w/ Harvard Bass: Sat 4/30 [Glow at Fur]

The 2011 Grammy nominee has remixed Timbaland, Deadmau5, Britney Spears and Tiesto. He has a collaboration with Will.i.Am set to release this spring. His wild style of electro blew the walls out at Lima, it’s time for Fur.

DJ PS1: Fri 4/29 [Pop at Ultrabar]

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 6:04pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 8:23pm) Add comments
dj ps1 at pop friday at ultrabar nightclub washington dc

Returning to DC, DJ PS1 is posed to electrify the dancefloor at Ultrabar all over again!

Tiesto at Glow Washington DC

Photos from Tiesto’s Club Life Tour at Glow Washington DC at the DC Armory are now up on the Glow Washington DC facebook page!

Sander Kleinenberg w/ Pleasurekraft: Thurs 4/28 [Glow at Lima]

Sander’s 5K album was an introspective look at his artistic self. His last time in DC was an introspective look as well… at his inner party machine!! Sander K is back for another reckless evening of tech, house and partyyyyy.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 6:37pm. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 5:27pm) Add comments
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