Sean Tyas | Saturday August 21 at Fur

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GLOW Washington DC presents:

Sean Tyas

Opening Set by Des McMahon

Saturday, August 21 2010 at Fur Nightclub
33 Patterson St NE Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 18+

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Sean Tyas

It just warms our hearts to see Sean Tyas climibing in the world rankings. He entered the DJ Mag top 100 at 54 in 2008, climbed to 45 in 2009, and this year, with all the touring he’s done, it’s almost scary to think where he’s headed.

A local act from NYC, Sean relocated to Switzerland a few years ago in order to better hone his skills as a trance DJ. Apparently it worked! With productions like ‘Lift,’ and the recent ‘Seven Weeks,’ as well as ridiculous remixes of ‘Shipwrecked,’ and Tiesto’s ‘Suburban Train,’ Sean Tyas has established himself as a true savant when it comes to trance production.

2010 sees Sean heading up his new Tytanium imprint and working on his first artist-album. He has also been touring like a madman doing Trance Energy gigs everywhere. The world knows Sean Tyas intimately, it’s time we did too.

Des McMahon

Des McMahon has been making serious waves in the past year. His releases on Kubik, Stampgevaar and CGI garnered praise from the likes of John Askew, Tom Colontionio, Mark Sherry, Adam Foley and Will Atkinson. His recent “Rainmaker/Crack the Whip” EP on Discover Records is currently supported by John O’Callaghan, Simon Patterson, Aly & Fila, Tyas, Askew, Colontonio and more. “Rainmaker” is destroying clubs in Ibiza as we speak! The Philly native and rising junior at American University will bring a mix of funky techno, lush progressive and driving trance to the big room at Fur!
Sean Tyas

New York native, Switzerland based DJ/Producer Sean Tyas is something of a leading light in European trance. Currently ranked #46 in DJ Magazine”s Top 100 DJ Poll 2009, he was also earmarked by BBC Radio 1″s Pete Tong as a “buzzword in trance circles” head of his debut Essential Mix for the station back in February 2009 and hooked by industry power house Beatport has a “One to watch in 2009”, leaving little surprise that 2009 went down as undoubtedly his biggest period to date.

Having cut out his niche in the highly competitive production arena to create countless hit tracks, remixes and bootlegs, Sean brings to the dancefloor a mix of melodic harmony, driving groove and cutting edge production techniques.
The distinctive Sean Tyas sound has captured the imagination of the trance community with the highest echelons of the trance elite such as Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Judge Jules, Ferry Corsten, Sander van Doorn and Above & Beyond amongst the heavyweight playlist support. Sean also has legions of fans at grass roots level, from message boards, budding DJs and radio listeners, a fact proven by his meteoric rise up the ranks of popular polls such as the DJ Magazine Top 100 and, as well as being awarded ‘Best New Face’ winner at the recent Trance Awards as well as #3 Best Remixer and #5 Best Producer, with Mixmag also awarding him #8 in their ‘Best New DJs’ at the end of 2007.

It was in 2006 that Sean Tyas first started to make waves in the trance scene, winning the much hyped Spinnin’ Records remix competition for his rework of Sander van Doorn ‘Punk’d’, and next signed to the Discover label. His first solo release for the label didn’t disappoint either, with the energetic and euphoric ‘Lift’ being one of the biggest releases of 2006 and awarded Single Of The Week on Armin’s A State Of Trance show as well as getting signed onto countless best selling compilations. Many big name remixes followed for Sean Tyas, with the magic touch added to tracks from Bobina, Agnelli & Nelson, Vincent de Moor and Above & Beyond amongst others in the past 12 months.

Undeniably a genius behind the controls in a studio, Sean Tyas has also translated his technical talents and popular sounds into one of the most in demand DJ sets in trance today. Demand for Sean Tyas the DJ has soared on the back of both his production success and show stopping performances.

In the UK and Ireland Sean Tyas has built up a solid fan base at major events such as Godskitchen, Gatecrasher, Ministry Of Sound, The Gallery and Inside Out, while elsewhere in Europe he’s also made his mark on many famous stages, ranging from the Trance Energy, Dance Valley and Mystery Land festivals in Holland, the Monday Bar cruises in Sweden, Judgement Sundays at Eden in Ibiza, east European shows at the Gaudi Arena in Moscow and Beach Party in Poland. In 2008 Sean Tyas has also performed as international resident on all the Godskitchen Global Gathering events worldwide in the main trance arena, and his DJ schedule is further impressive in every continent, with tours of Australia, South America and USA & Canada.

Recent times have seen more trance bombs dropped from the Tyas camp, including a coveted collaboration project with 3 times world #1 DJ Armin van Buuren titled ‘Intricacy’ and the chart topping ‘Somethin’s Up’ project with Simon Patterson, as well as massive remixes of Inertia ‘The System’ and Nish ‘Blue Sunshine’.

In 2009 Sean, a fully competent engineer in his own right, went on to break his own mould with signature tracks like “Rulebook” on Discover, “Seven Weeks” on Sander van Doorn”s Doorn Recording and Ivy/Tingle on ASOT, as well as remixes for the likes of John O”Callaghan, all serving to propel his name further into the global sphere of dance music.

On the compilation front Sean has amassed impressive sales from his various CD projects in ‘Live At USA’ and ‘Technoclub’ CDs to his ‘Trance Word Vol 3’ which was released on Armada back in August 2008. His follow projects have been a CD for ID&T”s “Trance Energy” as part of the TE”s debut tour of Australia, where Sean featured as one of the headlining acts. He was also selected to compile and mix one of the CDs for the first official “Euphoria Trance Awards” compilation album for Ministry of Sound.

Despite all this activity he has still found time to broadcast his own weekly radio show Tytanium sessions and for 2010 will be launching his own label imprint of the same name. 2010 will also see Sean work on his first artist album project, release a curve-ball techno track on Full Tilt records and undertake in remix work for artists such as Dash Berlin, on top of heavy tour throughout Asia, Australia and the Americas, all of which suggests that the world of Tyas looks exceedingly bright for 2010.

Des McMahon

Amidst an early millennial soundscape populated by boy bands, hip-hop infused R&B crooners and alternative grunge rock, he rose. Growing taller than rap music from the dirty south, higher than force fed patriotic country music, beyond Brittney Spears, Philadelphia native Des McMahon managed to climb the beanstalk and find the golden egg that is electronic dance music.

The seed, planted by late 90’s trance, 303 acid lines and the East Coast rave scene, fertilized by Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance 2006” and finally pruned by the sounds of artists like Sean Tyas, Simon Pattersnon and John O’Callaghan; that seed brought Des McMahon to where he stands today, a star burning bright, yet to be discovered. Nonetheless, trance scientists across the globe like John Askew, Mark Sherry, Lee Haslam, Adam Foley, Will Atkinson, Philly’s own Tom Colontonio and his primary influence, Sean Tyas, have experimented with the trance potions of Des McMahon.

Characterized by his emphasis on hard percussion, plucked melodies and 303’s, Des McMahon’s productions have been signed and released on labels including Kubik Records, BansheeWorx, Stampgevaar Digital and Soup Recordings. You can hear his most potent concoctions via the iTunes Music Store, Beatport, or Audiojelly. McMahon’s radio show “East Coast Energy” can be heard on the first Sunday of every month at 7pm EST on 1Mix Radio (check your iTunes or visit

Cited as a producer to watch for in 2010 by Will Atkinson (, Des has been relentless in the laboratory as of late, filling beakers with kicks, vials with filters and blowing holes in the wall with melodic interludes laced with gut wrenching drops. His natural instinct when it comes to the production formula is awe-inspiring, yet he remains unsatisfied.

Driven not by money, power, women or fame, Des remains humble, seeking the enchanted connection that exists between DJ and audience. Focused and driven, McMahon’s inspiration comes from you, the listener; derived from the pain of being on the outside looking in and the knowledge that we may stand united, fused by instinct, emotion and music from the hand of a DJ.



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  2. […] August 21st, 2010: Sean Tyas at Fur New York native, Switzerland based DJ/Producer Sean Tyas is something of a leading light in European trance. Currently ranked 46 in DJ Magazine”s Top 100 DJ Poll 2009, he was also earmarked by BBC Radio 1″s Pete Tong as a “buzzword in trance circles” and by Beatport as “one to watch in 2009″. […]

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