Simon Patterson: Open Up
Get ready to Open Up at Dreamstate Presents: Simon Patterson, alongside Sean Tyas, John Askew, Gai Barone, Kane Michael & special guest, Avalon at the Belasco Saturday, July 22!
Tickets start at $25+ fees & go on sale this Thursday, April 20 at Noon PT.
Master craftsman of melancholic melody and the purveyor of razor sharp edges – he is Simon Patterson.
Famed for 15 consecutive #1’s on Beatport (including 4 in 2013 and 1 already this year) as well as all other reputable stores with tracks like‘The One’, ‘Shadows’ (with Astrix), ‘Brush Strokes’, ‘Northern Lights’, ‘Here and Now’, ‘Latika’, ‘Thump’, ‘Smack’, ‘F-16’, ‘Bulldozer’ and ‘Mood Swing’, Simon Patterson’s production back catalogue is an astonishing list of hit after hit record.
Hit records, from an illustrious decade long career, that retain absolute credibility in both the underground as well as the overground.
After scores of international live shows and over 50 weekly radio broadcasts Simon’s Open Up brand was firmly established in 2013 as the main destination for quality underground trance and techno.
With his own Residency show on BBC Radio 1 about to begin – which is a continuation from his series of In New DJs we Trust broadcasts in 2013 - Simon’s current popularity and position in the UK market is as important and relevant as it is worldwide.
Headlining festivals and clubs all over the world as well as guest appearances at ASOT (400, 450, 600, 650), Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Mayday, Beyond Wonderland, Global Gathering etc Simon Patterson is pioneering a new sound and new clubbing experience that incorporates a fusion of cutting edge audio and visual experience.
Touring extensively in the US every month as well as holding residencies in Los Angeles (Avalon) and New York (Esscala) Simon’s sound is deeply rooted in the US – attracting the masses of kids who now appear to be growing out of the EDM monotony and instead craving something with more depth and soul.
Ladies & gentlemen - each new dawn brings new sounds and new vision…
Psymon says - Open Up – it wants to meet you.
New York’s Sean Tyas burst onto the scene in 2006 after releasing his debut single “Lift” on Discover Records, which immediately hit #1 on Beatport—a great start and a sign of things to come shortly after Sander van Doorn selected him as the winner of the “Punk’d” remix contest. Around the same time, Mixmag & Beatport named Sean “Best New DJ” and “One to Watch,” marking the beginning of a rapid rise to fame within the cooler ranks of the trance fraternity.
What followed was a consistent flow of #1 hit records (including his unforgettable remix of Dash Berlin and Emma Hewitt’s “Waiting,” and his groundbreaking single “Seven Weeks,” which spent an astounding 12 weeks at #1 on Beatport), an Essential Mix on the legendary BBC Radio 1, multiple compilations and a diary racked with sell-out shows around the world.
Having remixed for the likes of Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin and Gareth Emery—as well as co-produced with Armin van Buuren, Simon Patterson and many more of the scene’s elite—Sean’s discography is a testament to his abilities in the studio, where he is renowned for turning great tracks into monster hits.
Several recent high rankings within the highly coveted DJ Mag Top 100 poll also give an indication of his reach and respect on the DJ circuit, where his energetic and dynamic sets have seen him play the majority of the world’s best clubs and festivals, including Tomorrowland, A State of Trance, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Zouk Singapore, Beyond Wonderland, Pacha NYC, Avalon Hollywood, Exchange LA, Privilege Ibiza, and many more.
Google Sean Tyas, and you will see an ejaculation of recent high-profile press coverage from Mixmag, VIBE, EARMILK, LessThan3, and the IDMA-nominated Elektro Magazine, to name but a few.
Track to track, remix-by-remix and gig-through-gig, the last six years have seen Gai Barone’s hyper-cultured sound abound evermore through the twin electronic music worlds of progressive and trance. Fusing the two as never before, into an engagingly complex mix of the atmospheric and the floor-powerful, it a blend that has seen him transcend cult name & in-the-know status to oft-cited future-hero of the masses. His musical lifetime has seen the Italian record & remix for an estimable cross-section of planet’s cooler trance’s labels. Already on the receiving end of his considered studio touch have been imprints like Armada, Perfecto, Afterglow, Hope Recordings, Saturate Audio, Black Hole Recs, JOOF, Re*Brand, Bonzai, Coldharbour and others.
As a music-maker the name ‘Gai Barone’ has become a near byword for production sophistication among the scenes’ DJ glitterati, with his bipartisan sonic appeal never more apparent than it is today. He’s a producer as quick to the lips of mainline trance spinners like Armin, Paul van Dyk, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Solarstone and others, as he is to the set lists of the Nick Warrens, Max Grahams, Gabriel & Dresdens and Apparats of this world. As a DJ he’s stoked the floor-fires bright the world over, raising club & festival Fahrenheit from Amsterdam to Frankfurt, London to Athens, Ibiza, Canada and beyond. His set style and cool behind-the-decks manner have drawn comparisons to the early days of spinners like Cattaneo, Digweed, Holden and others. He’s moved floors far & wide, playing everywhere from super-clubs like Privilege to festivals like Luminosity. 2015 sees Barone confirmed for debuts at Tomorrowland, Belgium, London’s Ministry of Sound and many other club mainstays and festival tent-poles.
A producer, DJ, host of the Lights/Out Selection, and label owner of Lights/Out Recordings. Focused on blending the genres and influences I hold dear to my heart, to create a mix of dark, psychedelic futuristic techno and aggressive progressive. Tastes change, and trends come and go, but the rave is eternal.
Leon ‘Avalon' is from London, UK and is currently one of the biggest names and most in demand producers in the international psy-trance circuit today. His career started big, being signed up by major label Nano Records.
Over the years he has collaborated and been remixed by the biggest artists in the genre such as Tristan, Astrix, Ace Ventura, Captain Hook, Cosmosis, Zen mechanics, Sonic Species, Ajja, Dick Trevor, Loud and Symbolic to name a few.
In the past year Avalon has been busy touring the globe non-stop, playing at the biggest events, including Glastonbury, Ozora, Boom, Tomorrowland, Exit festival, Sunburn, Ultra Music Festival, eclipse 2012, Rainbow serpent, Symbiosis, Atmosphere, Time and space, Tribe, Universo Parallelo, Xxxperience, BAT, Antaris, Freedom Festival, Origin, and the list goes on.
Avalon has been making music for the last 10 years and has been behind many hits which pioneered a style within the genre. Having had 5 beatport psy- trance number 1 hit’s and two number 1 selling albums. Avalon is one of the most sought after sounds and producers in the industry today. A new Avalon album is currently underway scheduled for release in 2016. Avalon also has a project together with DJ Tristan as ‘Killerwatts’ and has another with Sonic Species as ‘Future Frequency’.