RB Weekend Preview: Gorgon City, Eagles & Butterflies, GTA + Vanic, Ray Volpe & Woof Logik, Christian Smith + Wehbba
July 17, 2018
July 17, 2018
Kicking off the weekend on Friday night, ETC! ETC! will be throwing down downtown, at Gypsy Bar. First attracted to Electro house for the big bass and fast-paced BPM, ETC!ETC! started to shift his focus to moombahton in early 2011 and started to make an impact on the scene almost immediately. With an eclectic blend of different sounds and genres, it’s no wonder ETC!ETC! has garnered a diverse array of highly-prestigious support from EDM leaders Wolfgang Gartner, AC Slater, Congorock, 12th Planet x Skrillex, Mstrkrft, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Bro Safari & many others.
On Saturday, Thomas Jack will be taking over Talking Stick Resort for a tropical pool party. Hailing from Bemboka, Australia, Thomas Jack is an emerging star with a sound and style like a perfect summer’s day: it’s warm, full of good vibes, and shamelessly appealing. His signature sound is a blend of many live instruments: saxophone, flutes, trumpets, violins, you name it. Thomas finds some unique and organic ways to incorporate all kinds of sounds into his tropical house productions.
I hope all of you attending Thomas Jack can keep the party going into the evening because Saturday night’s show is one not to be missed as drum n bass duo Camo & Krooked will be performing at the Monarch. Both Camo, born Reinhard Rietsch, and Krooked, born Markus Wagner, had been active since 2002 before they teamed up and released their first singles from 2008 onward. Camo & Krooked are known for their diverse style that favors drum n bass, but also includes elements of house and dubstep.
Wrapping things up on Sunday, Donald Glaude and Lea Luna will be the starts of another sunny pool party at Talking Stick Resort. Born in Tacoma, Washington, Donald’s love for music began at an early age. Originally a disciplined student of classical music, he was well-versed in the upright bass and violin. Any aspirations Donald had to continue in the classical vein vanished once he heard his first house record. Ranked 68 on DJMag.com’s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald skyrocketed to 48 this year and his genius keeps on growing.
DJ/producer/vocalist Lea Luna has been in the game since the vinyl days, blending her underground beats with her higher ground vocal tastes, making her a solid choice for any gig from rave to radio. Across the US and abroad for over a decade or so, Lea has graced the stages of some of the most recognized clubs in the world as both a DJ and a singer, including Marquee Vegas, Avalon LA, Beta Denver, Exchange LA, XIV, and many more.