We could use a whole bunch of pretty adjectives to describe how amazing he is. We could list the number of sold out shows he’s done in DC. We could even discuss his residency at Glow 8 years ago. However, the only thing we really need to mention about Armin van Buuren is that he’s the world’s #1 DJ, three years running. Put it all together and you have the definition of what will without question be a truly epic night. On the verge of the 450th episode of his award winning radio show “A State of Trance,” Armin is guaranteed to delight, excite and ignite.
Just as the three-headed dog guards the gates of the Greek Underworld, so too do Eric Prydz/Pryda/Cirez D guard the gates of house. Quiet and reserved, taking in his surroundings, crouching, patiently waiting; Prydz allowed the Glow crowd to enter with safety, moving closer and closer until it was too late. He struck first as Cirez D, with dizzying chords strumming across throbbing bass lines. Words simply cannot do justice to the infusion of life that surged through the crisp sound system of Lima Restaurant & Nightclub. Unleashing tracks like the dark and ominous “On Off” was his way of telling followers, “this is how house was meant to be played.”
The forces behind Panorama Productions played the part of NASA Thursday night, launching Glow from its new site at Lima Restaurant & Lounge. The captain of the shuttle? None other than Hernan Cattaneo, a veteran of electronic dance music and the perfect choice to navigate the robust crowd on a journey through space and time.