Elephante at Echostage - 2.28.20

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Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00pm. (Updated: 3/02/20 at 12:28pm) Add comments
Club Glow Presents:

Elephante

Diamond Days Tour

GoldFish

Friday, February 28th, 2020

 2135 Queens Chapel Road NE • Washington, DC

Doors: 9 PM | No dress code | Ages 18+
Bottle Service: tables@echostage.com | 202.503.2331

ELEPHANTE:

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tim Wu began his musical career as a classically-trained pianist and singer-songwriter, playing in bands in high school and college. Graduating from Harvard University, soon after taking his first desk job Wu realized that the corporate lifestyle was not for him, as he spent every waking hour producing music to keep himself sane. Finally embracing the ‘Elephant in the room’ that was his desire to break free from the monotonous 9-5 routine, Wu set his sights on the dance music sphere and Elephante was born – quite literally giving up his day job in order to hone his craft and make his mark as one of the most innovative dance music producers around today.

In his short career, Elephante has already amassed hundreds of millions of streams across his two independent EP’s, I Am The Elephante (2016) and Glass Mansion (2018), and received support from the likes of Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone. He has appeared at major festivals including EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo and Hangout Fest, while also fulfilling his duties as a resident DJ in Las Vegas. He has sold out shows at historic venues such as Irving Plaza and The Regency Ballroom, and will be continuing to grow his hard-ticket footprint in Fall 2019.

GOLDFISH:

Before changing the Electronic Music game in South Africa as GoldFish, Dominic Peters and David Poole were mild-mannered students by day – that blew the roof off house parties by night. Their trail-blazing live show, which mixed tireless house beats with multiple live instrumental performances earned the attention of a swelling house and electronic music fan base. As their fame grew, so did their scope, scouring obscure sources for unique and cheeky samples that they twisted into endlessly fun hooks and choruses. Stirring African rhythms and Sax melodies into the mix helped Goldfish evolve a truly unique house sound. Their burnished grooves are rooted in pure pop pleasure, hooking even the most cautious listener onto the dance floor(without next-day regret).

After seven years basing themselves between Cape Town and Ibiza, Dom and Dave have settled in San Diego to concentrate on the burgeoning US Market. A consistent string of chart-topping hits — and a live show that has seen countless festival appearances from Coachella to Glastonbury — has helped GoldFish become one of the most enduring and influential groups in live electronic music. Other highlights including countless sold out performances and festival appearances everywhere, a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, multiple SAMA’s, an MTV Africa award, a four year residency at Pacha Ibiza, and a list of DJ’s including Robin Shulz, Klingande, Thomas Jack and Sam Feldt dropping their tracks as staples in their sets. Their unique and often controversial animated music videos have garnered tens of millions of views online, with a cult following eagerly awaiting the next installment.

It’s almost hard to believe that not so long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who led a relatively chilled life surfing and playing music in their original home of Cape Town. All that really did change when they decided to record an album. Not having a record deal or many resources, they simply locked themselves in a bedroom…with a double bass, a saxophone and a couple of synths, recording their debut Caught In The Loop on their own. A timeless dance/chill out record that received massive support from the international dance music scene, searching for something fresh and new. Pete Tong even called it his Ibiza

Poolside Album of the Summer. A residency at Pacha Ibiza followed, and the Fishies honed their sound at one of the worlds’ most iconic superclubs before releasing Perceptions Of Pacha, garnering a recordbreaking 8 South African Music Award nominations and platinum sales in their home country. They followed this up with another SAMA award winning album Get Busy Living(2010), and MTV Africa award winning Three Second Memory(2013)

To get closer to the hotbed of dance music in America, the duo are now based in San Diego, focussing on their forthcoming new album Tipping The Scales(2017), a jam-packed touring schedule – and definitely exploring the surf around California during the process. Already, they’ve begun conquering the stateside festival landscape with dates at Ultra Miami, Mysteryland USA, Electric Forest, and most recently, Electric Zoo in New York. With a whirlwind of upcoming tour dates ahead, along with a new album deal inked with Armada, it’s clear that all eyes in the world’s fishbowl will continue to be locked on Goldfish for the foreseeable future.

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