For some odd reason the electronic scene has been exploding on the east coast during the past week and I haven’t a clue why. It could be because it’s closet to Europe, or it could be that the population is the densest here, whatever it is, I certainly can’t put my finger on. But what I can put my fat finger on, is the caliber of music and production that is taking place at some of the most intimate venues that the right coast has to offer. Thursday ‘till next weekend the headliners look more like a festival than it does the Nation’s Capitol. This weekend will certainly be something to write home about and these are some of the acts that will be blowing speakers up.
The performances began tonight with one of the most powerful and popular acts out there, Pretty Lights. The drummer DJ duo is playing one of the most intimate venues in the District area: The Fillmore at Silver Springs, Maryland. This is one of the best venues to experience Pretty Lights in all his LCD-projection-box-form, his rig genuinely engulfs the first 70 feet of spectators as per this well shot from the ladies and gents over at ClubGlow (follow @ClubGlow). How could you not want to be there for such an energetic opening?
Tomorrow night, Friday, at RFK stadium (former home of the Rex Grossman led Washington Redskins) begins one of the last legs of Day Glow. I think Day Glow is an event that every electronic fan has to experience once, it’s absolutely wild. The only negative about Day Glow is that your clothes are completely ruined after the show. Although the beats are certainly in line, just get ready to get some paint in your eye. I will certainly be avoiding this situation for many years to come.
Saturday is going to be an experience at Fur Nightclub in the Adams Morgan section of D.C. A third of the Swedish powerhouse, Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello will be laying down beats that won’t be rivaled on the right coast for the weekend and possibly for weeks to come. But rest assured, yours truly will be there to keep tabs on the performance and bring you an in depth review on the atmosphere, the beats, the venue, and of course the over-all attitude that Mr. Angello will bring to the District. I’m sure it will be epic, and I’m sure it will be loud, so stay tuned for that Monday. Check out what happened last year when Steve showed up at Fur. The best news is, if you can’t make it to the show, you can enjoy it in your home via Ustream. If anything it will certainly make a good soundtrack for a house party, if connected to one hell of a monster sound system. Have a great weekend.
Steve Angello Returns to Glow Washington DC Oct. 1st