RB Weekend Preview: Your Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Guide
May 23, 2017
May 23, 2017
Can you believe it’s April already? We have plenty of hot shows coming up to combat the rising temperatures, including the return of pool season with Dillon Francis on Saturday and Duke Dumont on Sunday. Space Yacht Phoenix featuring Alvin Risk, Quix, J Phelpz, Gerry Gonza hit downtown on Saturday night, as does Fur Coat, and Green Lantern closes out the weekend Sunday evening.
We’ve been anxiously waiting for pool season to return since it ended last summer and it’s coming back in a big way. Lead party man Dillon Francis is starting off the weekend and the pool party season at Talking Stick Resort on Saturday, April 1. He’s best known for his huge personality and tracks like “Get Low”, “Anywhere” “Bun Up The Dance” and the list goes on. Between Las Vegas residencies, consistent festival performances and releasing music on a regular base it’s fair to say he stays busy, just part of the reason he’s one of the most successful DJ’s in the industry. Use code RP208W to save money on tickets this week.
Space Yacht has been throwing some of the best parties in Los Angeles for the past two years. They’ve featured artists like Skrillex, Ghastly, 12th Planet Anna Lunoe and more and this past year they started throwing parties outside of the Los Angeles area. One of their next shows is scheduled to hit Phoenix on Saturday, April 1. This bass heavy party will feature Alvin Risk, Quix, J Phelpz and Gerry Gonza.
Alvin Risk is a DJ and singer from Washington, D.C. He’s released music on OWSLA, Dim Mak, and Ministry of Sound and just released a new EP, EVER, earlier this month. Australian DJ Quix has been blowing up the bass scene down under. His use of snares and 808’s makes him unique amongst his peers within the trap industry. J Phelpz has a mechanical dubstep sound that makes the fans go crazy. Gerry Gonza started his career early at just 18 years old. He hit the industry running with a remix for Destructo followed by the release of his hit track “Bad Bitches” on Tchami’s imprint Confession. You won’t want to miss this knockout lineup.
Fur Coat is a techno-savvy duo hailing from Venezuela. Members Sergio Muñoz and Israel Sunshine together joined forces in 2004. Their track ‘ You and I’, released in 2012, became a global techno anthem heard in clubs across the world and put Fur Coat on the map. Their debut album, Mind Control, followed shortly after. They just released a new EP, Transcendental, last month. Fur Coat’s deep, dark driven beats make for a perfect RB Deep show in Monarch’s Scarlet Room.
In 2012 Duke released two EP’s, For Club Play Only Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, that gained recognition from the likes of Annie Mac, Diplo and Fearne Cotton. He’s best known for his killer remixes and singles like “I Got U”, “Ocean Avenue” and “Need U (100%)”. In fact in 2014 “Need U (100%)” was nominated for a Grammy Award. His mix of UK Garage and house sounds will provide the perfect pool side vibes for your Sunday Funday. Talking Stick Resort will be the place to be this summer; we’re just getting started. Use code RP208W to save money on tickets this week.
We’re closing out the weekend at Salt Tacos & Tequila with hip-hop DJ, Green Lantern. The New York bred artist built his reputation in the late 90’s-early 2000’s with his signature brand of mixtapes that were sponsored by Eminem’s label Shady Records. He hosted his own radio show ‘The Invasion’ on Sirus XM’s Hip-Hop Nation and has remixed some of the best in the business like Tupac and NAS.