Robbie Rivera: Sat 4/16 [Glow at Fur]

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Monday, March 21, 2011, 3:58pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:46pm) Add comments

Robbie Rivera at GlowGLOW Washington DC presents:

Robbie Rivera
Juicy Music //

Opening Set by Roberto Gonzalez

Saturday, April 16 2011
Fur Nightclub
33 Patterson Street NE
Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: Puerto Rico/Miami

Style: House, juicy house

Famous Tracks: Float Away, Closer to the Sun, We Live for the Music, Back to Zero, Girlfriend

Best Known For: Throwing the best party year in and year out at WMC… Juicy Beach.

With WMC and Ultra Fest right around the corner, Robbie Rivera is gearing up for Miami’s #1 beach party. Juicy Beach @ Nikki Beach is the hottest thing south of DC. The 2011 line up includes Robbie, Tocadisco, Joachim Garraud, Thomas Gold, Pleasurekraft, George Acosta, EDX, Marcus Schossow and more!

Every time the father of Miami house hits DC nightlife the club erupts to the uplifting spirit of Robbie’s signature Miami-style house.

This event is not to be missed. Come on out and SQUEEZE that JUICE!!!



Robbie Rivera, born in 1973 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, had his first encounter with music when he was only 10-years-old. Buying records from acts like New Order, Depeche Mode and U2, it wasn’t long before he started spinning records. “I was 13 and had two turntables and a mixer,” he says. “I did not know what beat mixing was until it happened accidentally. I taught myself.”

While improving upon his mixing skills, he took his first steps in producing music the old fashioned way. Said Rivera, “When I was about 15 years old, the richer kids had the instruments. One of my friends let me use his Roland drum machine all the time and he eventually gave it to me. I also had a real drum kit in my room.” Steadily, he moved on. “I was sequencing beats at 16 and doing my own edits of tracks using a two track reel-to-reel machine.” He continues, “Yes, it was real tape-splicing editing, back the! Definitely not computer kid’s stuff!”

In 1992, Robbie moved to Miami, and in 1996, he released his first record, a real Latin house track on Juicy Music, titled, “El Sorrullo.” The track lead to an endless string of productions which were released on established labels like Subliminal, Filtered, Positiva, Mos, Azuli and Strictly Rhythm. His music was licensed everywhere. “My track, ‘Bang,’ was my first crossover hit, and cuts like “Sex” and “Funkatron” were huge for me at that time. I consider it a highlight in my career that ‘Funkatron’ was used for the closing of the Victoria’s Secret winter fashion show on CBS-TV, while ‘Bang’ reached #13 on the UK charts and made it to the ‘Top 10′ in Australia.”

All of this success pushed Rivera towards an important step. He said, “I had to continuously shop my music everywhere, and I got tired doing that. That’s the reason, in 1998, I officially established my own label, Juicy Music.” The label also gave Rivera the tools to identify Juicy Music’s philosophy. In Rivera’s own words, the Juicy Music sound is, “Tough, sexy, house music!” Nineteen-ninety-eight was also the fortuitous year Rivera wed his long-time sweetheart and current business partner, Monica Olabarrieta. Together, they run the Juicy Music imprint.

Rivera’s first big name remix for Faithless, “Bring My Family Back,” introduced him to an ever growing audience. Many remixes followed, and artists like Felix Da Housecat, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Gabriel & Dresden, Moloko, Bob Sinclar, Benny Benassi, Sinead O’Connor, Ferry Corsten, Ricky Martin, Santana, Steve Angello, Coburn, Superchumbo, David Guetta, Tocadisco, Pink and Basement Jaxx came clamoring to enlist Rivera’s prowess.

Rivera released his first artist album, Do You Want More, which became an acclaimed success. The cut, “Which Way You’re Going” hit the Billboard chart, while his big room anthem, “Float Away” (re-released in 2007) became a global big-seller.

In 2008, Rivera’s appropriately titled second artist album, Star Quality, was cruising on the dance charts and was picked up for major global releases later that year. The album included, “Back to Zero” and “Move, Move,” two tracks that were favored by fellow big hitters such as David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Tiësto and Rivera himself, whose crowds sing along to the melodies. The two huge tunes gained traction at WMC (Winter Music Conference) and went on to have music fans humming all summer as they appeared on that year’s most popular mix compilations: Cream mixed by van Dyk, F*** Me I’m Famous by Guetta, Pure Pacha by Pete Tong, Gatecrasher, and Juicy Ibiza mixed by Robbie Rivera. Other releases like, “Aye, Aye, Aye” feat. C+C Music Factory, “One Eye Shut” feat. Laura Vane, and “Escape,” also form part of Rivera’s impressive repertoire since their release.

Rivera’s distinctive brand of sexy, pounding, dirty, electro-tinged house music ignites dance-floors across the globe, while the world’s top artists queue up to have Robbie put his sound to their tracks. Touring nonstop, Rivera’s music regularly packs dancefloors throughout Ibiza, Barcelona, South America, Poland, Puerto Rico, NYC, Brazil, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Asia, Italy, Tunisia, Canada, Moscow, Australia, Vienna, and of course, his hometown of Miami.

An unabashed workaholic, Rivera is busy in his recording studios when not touring. He incorporates the sounds he hears on-the-road into his music. But the jewel in Rivera’s crown is his label, Juicy Music. Juicy Music’s roster includes artists as diverse as: Antoine Clamaran, Coburn, Superchumbo, Mark Knight, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Stonebridge, and emerging talent, such as Willie Morales, Paul Harris, Louie Padilla, Rooster & Peralta, and DMS12.

Since 2005, Rivera and his wife and business partner, Monica, have been the driving forces behind the world-renown Juicy Beach party at WMC in Miami each March. The 17-hour events at Nikki Beach Club attract a cast of over 7,500 clubbers as well as A-list DJs, and the party has gone on to become one of the week’s most successful events. Likewise, the Juicy Ibiza parties in Ibiza welcomed up to 6,000 clubbers at Amnesia’s beautiful terrace in years past and at Privilege in 2009. The Juicy brand is expanding to new territories, including: within the U.S. (i.e. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago); the UK; and Spain, with new locations being added.

Rivera was voted “Best House Producer” by Beatport and “Best Remixer” by the IDMA Awards (International Dance Music Awards) in 2008. In 2009, Rivera released the fourth Juicy Ibiza compilation, and the release hit the ‘Top 5′ in iTunes sales globally, buoyed by the record deals with Black Hole Recordings and Ultra Records. With a residency at Privilege in the summer of 2009, Rivera saw success with the release of his latest artist album, Closer To The Sun (Ultra/Black Hole). The album garnered critical praise and a great deal of media attention within the U.S. and internationally, with hit singles that included “Closer To The Sun,” “Let Me Sip My Drink” feat. Fast Eddie, “Rock The Disco” and “We Live For The Music.” Those tunes succeeded at radio, on the dancefloor, and also thrived amongst fellow DJs in their respective record crates. Additionally, Rivera’s remixes for Nelly Furtado’s “Manos Al Aire” and Basement Jaxx’s “Raindrops” have also been hammered by Tiësto, Yazz, and the Plastik Population. It’s 2010, and of his plans for the rapidly approaching future, Robbie Rivera has only this to say, “I’ll keep making quality music! Period.”


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DJ Sinatra: Fri 4/15 [Pop at Ultrabar]

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Monday, March 21, 2011, 3:51pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 8:23pm) Add comments

DC Nightlife - DJ Sinatra pop fridays at Ultrabar Nightclub DCPop Nightlife DC presents:

DJ Sinatra

Opening Set by DJ Geometrix

Friday April 22nd
Ultrabar Nightclub DC
911 F st NW Washington DC 20004
Doors Open at 9pm | Ages 18+
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DJ Sinatra

This killer New York DJ is all over the place these days.  Catch him any given night making crowds dance at one of his resident gigs at hot spots 1OAK, Butter, SL, Griffin and Gold Bar Funday’s.

His steady list of celebrity admirers include Jay-Z, Lindsey Lohan, Pharrell Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Rodriguez, and Natalie Portman.
DJ Sinatra is highly requested for high end, exclusive private events.

Most notably the New York Yankees 2009 World Series Championship after party, Louis Vuitton private store events, Robin Thickes’ birthday party, and Fashion events world wide.
Although he is based in New York City, DJ Sinatra has played throughout the U.S. Popular on the scene South Beach Miami. DJ Sinatra is often spotted at clubs such as Liv, Coco de Ville, The Mondrian, amongst many others.Join DJ Sinatra at Ultrabar as we light the dance floor on fire, New York style. Hold on to your drinks, the mashups he plays will blow you away!


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: 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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Roger Sanchez w/ Chris Moody: Thu 4/14 [Glow at Lima]

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Monday, March 21, 2011, 3:49pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:46pm) Add comments

Roger Sanchez at GlowGLOW Washington DC presents:

Roger Sanchez

Opening Set by Pleasurekraft

Thursday April 14, 2011 at Lima Restaurant & Lounge
1401 K St NW Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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From: USA (NYC)

Style: House music in all its forms, always sexy

Famous Tracks: Another Chance, Lost, 2gether, Free, Bang that Box

Best Known For: Long sets, sexy crowds and hands in the air

DJ Mag Rank: 64

2010 saw a host of new high-profile collaborations with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Maroon 5, Natalia Kills, and… Danny from McFly.

The Release Yourself Ibiza club night at Amnesia also celebrated ten slick, successful years, signalling an island resurgence for Sanchez. Live shows (featuring numerous spins of his chunky, B-52s-sampling single ‘2Gether’) have been a staple part of the last 12 months, be they his own mammoth Release Yourself sets or performances from his Stealth label roster. “This summer we did three Stealth beach parties at La Plage which were very, very sexy. That was one of my high points of the year,” he purrs.

And what of the future for a DJ with as big a sense of ambition as Sanchez? “I’m really looking forward to 2011. I’ve got a lot of big things coming with a lot of major artists.”

We wouldn’t expect anything less.



Head bobbing to the beat, sunglasses glinting as strobes illuminate and lasers scan the room, Roger Sanchez surveys the scene… The club is a carnival of colour… And emotion. When he’s DJing, re-edits banging, a cappellas soaring – and especially when he’s producing – the S-Man seems to create emotion out of thin air. The club is a carnival of colour… And emotion. When he’s DJing, re-edits banging, acappellas soaring – and especially when he’s producing – the S-Man seems to create emotion out of thin air and will open a world with a magical dark cabaret atmospere. Magic has the power to suspend disbelief and has been an inspiration to artists throughout the ages. No wonder, then, that the multi-award-winning artist from Queens, New York has chosen cabaret noir as the 2009 theme with magical elements to Release Yourself!

‘2009 is a year of big change for Release Yourself,’ says Roger. ‘We’ve moved our Ibiza base to Amnesia and are currently looking forward to giving clubbers a really good time out there. We’ve also been really busy shaping Release Yourself Volume 8 into something extraordinary that reflects our passion for partying and the music we love. The Pre-Party and Party selections are pretty intense, so let the fun and magic commence!’

For almost a decade Roger’s Release Yourself concept has reinvented itself – and not only as an annual compilation, cherry-picked ‘n’ mixed by the master himself to showcase what’s hot and what’s going to be hot in house. Release Yourself is also a radio show with over 1.5 million listeners, and a pioneering International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) winning podcast that can now boast over 85,000 downloads per show. Plus, as all party aficionados know, Release Yourself is a full-on cosmopolitan event that embodies Roger’s rich musical heritage, the output of his label Stealth Records and his adventurous Latin spirit. These parties are set apart by their sumptuous design and, of course, Roger’s signature marathon DJ sets.

Release Yourself club nights are renowned as some of the most epic and well produced on the party island of Ibiza. After blowing up at El Divino in 2001 the party relocated to Pacha, and from summer 2009 the show will continue every Tuesday from 23rd June at Amnesia, IDMA winner of Best Global Club for the past three consecutive years. Here you will be able to enjoy the magic and splendour of Release Yourself out on the revamped terrace of Amnesia, as Armin van Buuren’s Armada night continues its charge inside. This year Release Yourself at Amnesia in Ibiza is the base for a series of parties in Miami, London and Amsterdam.

Roger kicked off 2009 with the release of Roger Sanchez 3D, a triple mix album for Renaissance. Then there was Miami WMC, where peers such as David Guetta and even top pop sensation Ricky Martin stopped by to witness Roger’s storming seven-hour Release Yourself set at Mansion. There was also the Stealth Live! party at Set, which was probably the label’s best ever WMC event. Making Miami even more special was the sunny success of ‘I Can’t Live Without Music’ by The Transatlatins (aka Roger Sanchez and Ibiza’s DJ Oliver) featuring songstress India, on Stealth. Described by journalist Lewis Dene as ‘massive in Miami’, with ‘summer longevity assured’, ‘I Can’t Live Without Music’ went on to secure a #1 slot in the DMC Buzz Chart.

Release Yourself is taking its direction from 2009’s theme of magic, and cabaret with a dark twist – a cabaret noir. As usual the artwork is stunning and this time around is based on a photo shoot that Roger completed with the amazingly talented Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, whose previous clients includes Diesel, Elle and The New York Times.

Next on Stealth, featuring ‘I Can’t Live Without Music’ – alongside no less than eight exclusive new tracks! – is the 2CD Release Yourself Volume 8. Part one is Roger’s Pre-Party collection. Here, making fine company for the likes of Faithless and Mike Monday, you have exclusive tracks from Tuccillo and Veerus & Maxie Devine. Roger then moves up a gear with the Party selection, where exclusives roll in from Terry Viether & Per QX, Chris Kaeser, Jesse Garcia, Tiko’s Groove, Da Hool and Zenker, and Martin Accorsi. Is it sexy and funky? Yes! Is it as emotive as it is electronic? Most definitely! Are these the biggest tracks on the dancefloor for the S-Man, with fresh international names, hot new producers and cool remixers? Hell yeah! Long live the magic of ‘El Mariachi’, and welcome to Release Yourself Volume 8!


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Sunday March 20th

BAR-CODE Restaurant-Bar-Lounge

1101 17th Street NW DC (on corner of 17th and L)

$20 Suggested Entry (100% of door and bar will be donated to the American Red Cross- Japan Earthquake Relief Fund)

Featuring Grammy Award winning DJ/Producer/Remixer SHARAM

Message from Sharam: Persians, like myself, are preparing to celebrate our New Year, which commences on the first day of spring (March 20th), and I can’t help but feel helpless and a little guilty knowing that hundreds of thousands of people in Japan are in dire need of our help. I know that I am not alone in wanting to help, so I am holding an event along with Glow, on Sunday, March 20th at Bar-Code in DC. All proceeds collected at the door and the bar will be donated to the disaster relief. As Reverend Run likes to say, “Teamwork makes the dream work.”

With guests:


MIXALIS (To Glenti DC)

If you are not able to make it and still want to help, please text 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross Japan Relief Fund (information on text donations available here)

For information on how to assist relief efforts in Japan, Haiti, Africa and throughout the globe please visit

Ladies night glow in the dark at ultrabarCome rock out at Ultrabar amid the Blacklights, Glowsticks, Techno, White shirts, Neon Colors, and more. Its “Glow in the Dark” this Saturday at Ladies Night at Ultrabar! Be among the first people to show up and get free glowsticks to bump up the party! Plus you can cash in on the Open Bar on the main floor from 9pm – 10pm.

Get your full dose of Dance, House, and Techno in the basement vault level, Top 40 and hip hop on the mai…n floor, Latin music up in the Bedroom, and Mashups and dance in the VIP (Chroma 4th floor). This is a perfect escape from the winter blues, and its on a Saturday Night, so there’s no excuse to miss it.

Music Format

– Main Floor: DJ Tektronics (Top 40, Mashups, Hip Hop)
– Vault: The House Tribe (Prog, Tech, House)
– Bedroom: DJ Mario (S. American + International)
– Chroma: DJ Saam (House, Dance, International)

Drink Specials
Open Bar on Main Floor 9pm – 10pm
Free shot for ladies 21+ at midnight (Main floor)

$6 Absolut Vodka mixed drinks till Midnight
$6 Kamikaze shots all night
$3 Guinness Draught
$4 Dos Equis

$150 Bottles of Ketel 1 (VIP Table Service)
-Plus tables in Chroma booked in advance get a free bottle of Moet

Discount Admission: See Event Passes

Age Requirement and Dress Code:
Open to ages 18+, Proper ID and Attire is Required. Dress Smart. Guys: No shorts, boots, oversized tees, baggy jeans, tennis shoes, etc.. Girls: Keep it classy.

Caliente Thursdays dj Letrero

Starting September 15 the newest Latin party moves in on K Street: Caliente Thursdays at Tattoo.

Tiesto dc at dc armory dc tiesto stadium armory washington dc glow tiesto

Tiesto’s Club Life Tour rolls through Washington DC thanks to Glow and Panorama Productions! This massive concert will be held at the DC Armory with 10,000 screaming fans dancing to the sounds of one of the biggest DJs in the world!

DJ Spider: Fri 4/8 [Pop at Ultrabar]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:55pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 8:23pm) Add comments

He’s toured with Lil Jon, He’s played the playboy mansion, he’s rocked the WMC, and has rocked through hundreds of clubs worldwide. He’s DJ Spider, and coming to Pop at Ultrabar to blow it up!

Dada Life: Thu 4/7 [Glow at Lima]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:51pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:46pm) Add comments
Dada Life: Thu 4/7 [Glow at Lima]

Just be ready for when they start throwing inflatable objects, smashing bananas and spraying champagne all over Lima!

Enferno + Chachi: Sat 4/2 [Glow at Fur]

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 7:45pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments
Enferno + Chachi: Sat 4/2 [Glow at Fur]

They’ve all done the celebrity DJ thing, they’ve all spun for the hottest stars in the world… Now they enter the next phase of their careers, the mashing up of quality house grooves and bringing them to the mainstream.

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