Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

Awakening Fridays

Insomniac presents Awakening Fridays:

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Dean Mason
Eddie Portillo

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Open your eyes and tune your ears to the world of vibrations that surround you. Fridays in Downtown Los Angeles, awaken your senses with an adrenalizing array of sounds, from trance to house to trap, presented by Exchange LA, Insomniac, and our all-star roster of dance music artists from across the globe.

Exchange LA
618 S Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
21+ // Doors open at 10pm

PERFORMING ARTIST

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

DJ / Producer

People always ask if there is something in the water in Holland that makes this tiny country churn out so many prolific and successful DJs and producers. Seems there may be some credence to this tale because we have another pair joining the ranks of the Dutch musical super elite. Welcome to the year of Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano! These two guys from Amsterdam met in 2006 in the clothing store where Sunnery worked, and were Ryan applied for an internship. While working together they noticed a lot of similar interests, and started working on some music together. From that moment on the two never stopped doing what they love most and they’ve created a big name for themselves since then.

Axwell [SHM] said after playing with them in Ibiza that: “If there were a Dutch version of Swedish House Mafia, it would be Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.” Impressive accolades for these relative newcomers, who were plucked from their obscure retail jobs back in 2007. It seems their funky house and tribal sound struck a chord with partygoers and, after gaining popularity in their home country, these best friends took their electric energy worldwide.

Sunnery and Ryan DJ sets are becoming the stuff of legend. With hair flopping and body rockin’, there is no time to sit on the sidelines at one of their shows. They embody dance music fully, bringing the crowd to epic peaks, arms in the air and smiles all around. It’s not a genre thing, it’s a music thing, and Sunnery and Ryan convey that passion to the dance floor in a way very few artists can. See them one time and you will understand.

Dean Mason

DJ / Producer

Dean Mason is one of the fastest growing and upcoming DJ/producers in North America. In the span of just 5 short years, New York native, Dean Mason, has brought his love of electronic dance music to Los Angeles, California. Dean has quickly inserted himself into the EDM world of DJing and producing, bringing with him influences from New York City, by way of the world famous nightclub scene of South Beach, Florida.

In this short period, Dean has managed to create a huge buzz amongst the most well-known and seasoned veterans of the electronic dance music industry. On his way up, Dean had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as, Fedde le Grande, Chuckie, Erick Morillo, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki, TJR, Tritonal, Roger Sanchez, Dirty South, Firebeatz and Robbie Rivera, to name a few. From the beginning, Dean’s down-to-earth personality, along with his keen ear for music, has always set him apart from other artists.

Dean's hard work, dedication and pure talent has now catapulted him into headlining events nationwide. He has played across the nation at the hottest nightclubs and music festivals, most notably at Miami’s Winter Music Conference, Wet Electric and the world’s largest floating dance festival, The Groove Cruise. This past New Year’s Eve, Dean was honored to play at one of the biggest events in Mumbai, India at the World Trade Center. Locally, he has held residencies at Gryphon Nightclub at the Hollywood Hard Rock Casino and Sutra Nightclub in Orange County, California. In September of 2013, Dean closed out the main stage after Erick Morillo to over 7,000 crazed fans at Southern California's largest EDM beach festival to date, Wet Electric. No matter what venue or city, Dean brings his passion for music and electrifying energy to all of his shows. His fans appreciate not only his skills on the decks, but his unique musical style. Having lived in NYC, Miami, and LA, Dean brings with him an infusion of high energy, sexy beats and powerful vocal song choices. He refuses to “just push play” and strives to give his fans an experience they won’t forget. His ability to keep club-goers on the dance floor the entire night has effectively created a huge fan base nationwide.

It has been an amazing run for the New York native, with his new establishment as a chart-topping EDM producer. His long anticipated hit single "Without You”, quickly climbed to #24 on the Beatport Top 100 Progressive Chart within the first week of its debut. He also released the hits “Zinga” and “Break it Down” on Beatport in the early months of 2014. Dean also keeps busy with his new monthly podcast Officially Addicted, along with his ever so popular line of merchandise including tees, tanks and snapbacks. His hat line, which was originally created as a promo, has now exploded into a huge brand that represents Dean, his music, his fans, and most importantly, the EDM lifestyle. Dean’s plan for 2014 is to continue his focus on production with numerous upcoming releases, as well as, expanding his brand and fan base worldwide.

Dean's will to succeed, rigorous touring schedule, and raw talent have catapulted him into one of the most sought after artists in the industry today. He is constantly challenging himself to achieve milestones and has risen to the top with tremendous tenacity, fortitude, and determination. Dean has kept both feet firmly planted on the ground, as he is one of the most humble, modest, and down-to-earth artists. He credits his success to his family, friends, and fans who he says have been in his corner to lend support, as well as, motivation, since the early stages of his illustrious career.

Eddie Portillo

DJ / Producer

Edson Portillo born on January 29th, 1988 Is an American House Music Dj/Producer from Los Angeles, CA [Previously DJ Dexter]. After 5 years of performing as a local Dj, Eddie had his "official debut" to the EDM scene in April 2013 at Ten ( X ) nightclub in Newport Beach, CA. Gaining immediate attention in the nightlife industry, Eddie has built a loyal following in over 51 countries online while performing alongside an assortment of international hip-hop, Latin, and EDM artists, earning him a residency at the world famous Sutra Nightclub for Insomniac Events “Element Thursdays”. In January of 2014, he was asked to join the line up at Insomniac's "Awakening" inside Exchange LA in the Gallery for Thomas Gold. Three months later Eddie closed main stage for Project 46’s first LA show, earning him yet another milestone in his career. Now teaming up with JAG AGENCY for summer of 2014 to promote his brand, Eddie has performed at Wet Electric in Phoenix AZ, Las Vegas, Dancefestopia & Hotel Nightclub in Kansas City, BASSMNT in San Diego; with plans tour into the new year and throughout 2015.