Echostage is one of our favorite DC venues–part concert venue, part nightclub, 100% amazing dance music. That’s why Crewfare is so excited to be able to partner with them to provide amazing hotel options for their upcoming events. It’s not too late to plan a night out with some of your besties this month. Think of it as a holiday celebration that is actually fun. Here are some of the events, artists, and sets we’re most excited about this December:
Mersiv and more – December 10
We love Mersiv’s bass music and the way he mixes it with other unexpected melodies and sounds, so we’re super excited to see him perform at Echostage on December 10th. He’ll be in good company too, with Rusko, Minnesota, Canabliss, and Heyz all performing that night as well. Echostage is a big venue, with space for 3000 people, so you’ll be surrounded by fellow EDM lovers through all the performances.
Sofi Tukker – December 16
Sofi Tukker–the house music duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halper–gives one of the best electronic music performances out there. Check out the review of their show this past June at Mission ballroom, which describes the pair as “pushing the genre forward with stylish flair and originality and, occasionally, transforming stages into musical tennis courts.” Wear your polo shirts and bring a visor to be part of the Wet Tennis theme when you come to Echostage.
Black Tiger Sex Machine – December 23
Black Tiger Sex Machine has been honing their act for over ten years so at this point you know they know how to bring the energy live. You might recognize the trio from their robot-cat helmeted, laser and pyrotechnic inflected shows. Or you might recognize them from their two metallic-sounding EDM albums, Futuristic Thriller and New Worlds. If you don’t recognize them at all, believe us when we say this is going to be an amazing live show that will let you lose your mind dancing.
GRiZ – December 27
GRiZ has put out an album almost every year since 2011, so he’s got a lot of amazing tracks to pull from for his set at Echostage on December 27. His August release of Rainbow Brain gave fans a treat as he pulled his dubstep beats together with groovy instrumentals and lyrics. GRiZ is known for his ability to keep his fans and crowds interacting with him before and during his concerts, so if you haven’t started listening to his music yet, there’s still time! This event will be the perfect capstone to the GRiZmas season.
Above & Beyond – New Year’s Eve
The best way to ring in the new year is to dance so hard and for so long that you don’t know whether it’s yesterday, today or tomorrow. While everyone else is singing Auld Lang Syne you and your friends should be on the floor at Echostage listening to Above & Beyond. The trance trio (Jono, Tony and Paavo) has been working on their craft for over twenty years and has the albums, remixes, and Grammys to go along with it. In other words, Echostage is bringing out the big guns to ring in the new year.
January Bonus: Deadmau5 – New Year’s Day
Idea for a New Year’s Resolution: dance more. You can get started right away by going to see living legend Deadmau5 on New Year’s Day at Echostage. Deadmau5 needs no introduction: he’s an EDM heavy hitter, with multiple grammys and a long discography (plus a Masterclass). His music is multi-layered, and his live performances are full of energy and perfectly synced light shows. Don’t miss out!