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We're Sending a Special Thank You Shout-Out to the People who Made Something Wicked Happen

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There were many performances that we enjoyed this past weekend at Something Wicked, but not every one of them took place on stage.

Behind the scenes of every major event is a network of people working hard to make it all possible. Disco Donnie Presents and NightCulture would like to send our “network” a special thank you shout out: the artists and performers who came ready to dazzle audiences in their fully decked-out Halloween outfits; the event staff who gave up their weekend to give a hand wherever it was needed; the rows of delicious food vendors who kept our stomachs full and thirsts quenched; the Sam Houston Race Park staff and security who made sure all our ghouls and goblins stayed safe; and the city of Houston, the Houston Police Department, and the Houston Fire Department for dancing with us another year and honoring your commitment to protect and serve.

It doesn’t matter how big or how small, everyone’s assistance helped make this year’s Something Wicked the biggest edition yet – and it went off without a hitch!

Thanks again for everything – We’ll see you next year!

Get Lost in a Trance or House as Disco Donnie Presents Brings Audien to You

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Undoubtedly one of the hottest trance and progressive house producers around right now, the 22-year-old phenom Audien has taken the dance world by storm with releases on renowned labels like Anjunabeats, Armada Music, Flashover Recordings, and Spinnin’ Records.

Naturally picking up music theory by ear, the self-proclaimed “monster Pink Floyd fan” has been crafting melodic anthems since 2008. But it wasn’t until 2013 came around that the Connecticut native saw huge breakout success around the globe. His track “Wayfarer” was the very first song to be played on Above & Beyond’s much-anticipated and internationally-broadcast radio show, Group Therapy, making Audien a highly-talked about name in households of dance fans everywhere.

With rapidly growing catalog of tunes that he seems to create on autopilot, 2014 has arguably been his most high-profile year having done an official remix for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and giving Bastille’s “Pompeii” the Audien touch, which will surely make an appearance on many best of lists come year end.

Still celebrating his latest hit “Serotonin” with vocalist Matthew Koma, get ready to feel the serotonin flow throughout the dance floor as Audien makes his way to a city near you this fall.

Join us on our partnering dates:

Announcing the Return of Portland's Bass Odyssey this NYE 2015

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Disco Donnie Presents and Red Cube are teaming up once again for Portland’s biggest New Years Eve event, Bass Odyssey set to take over the Roseland Theater on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

We’re marching into 2015 with pounding bass lines as we ring in the new year with the wylin’ hip hop flavored sounds of Paper Diamond and the festmunching sounds of Milo & Otis who’ll make you rage the night away. Join us on the dance floor and feel the bass fury when clock strikes at midnight.

Tickets to the New Years Eve event are now on-sale, grab your tickets now!

Check with Stereo Live for Something Wicked Lost and Found

blog check with stereo live for something wicked lost and found

The good news is that you just had an amazing and unforgettable experience dancing to some of the world’s best DJs and producers at Something Wicked this past weekend. The bad news is that you lost a personal item amidst the Wicked shuffle. But you don’t need to freak out – well, not yet anyway.

If you lost a personal item at Something Wicked, there’s still good a chance you can recover IDs, cell phones, clothing, and other personal goodies! Beginning this Tuesday, October 28th – check with Stereo Live in Houston Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM and on Saturday, you can stop by during 06:00 PM – 02:00 AM. Have any questions? You can inquire about lost items with Stereo Live at 832-251-9600 or info@stereolivehouston.com.

Thank you for an Amazing Weekend at Something Wicked

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Our first thought waking up this morning was, “Is there a rewind button on this past weekend so we can hit play again?” And judging by the incoming tweets, we know we aren’t the only ones who had the same thought either.

Even if we can’t rewind, we’d still like to give many, many thanks to all of you who met us at Sam Houston Race Park for a ridiculously wicked weekend, marking the return of Texas’ biggest Halloween festival for dance music, Something Wicked. Everyone came ready to have fun and dance under the stars and we especially loved seeing your creative Halloween costumes and totems as well as those Wicked kandi accessories.

It’s safe to say nearly every inch of our bodies are aching and sore from dancing and walking – but it is/was totally worth it. Over the course of the two-day event, we met strangers who are now our friends, became part of a vibrant synergy interconnecting our dance floor of thousands, and created memories that will last forever. The fact we did it all that while dancing to track selections from many of our favorite artists is the just the wicked icing over-top a devious cake.

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There are countless performances that we loved on both October 25th and October 26th, and for a variety of different reasons too! On Saturday, PandaFunk leader, Deorro, delivered an insane set, overflowing with energy and had corresponding visuals that were just as intense. Things went from #TURNT to #PLURNT once Flosstradamus took to the stage, proving the #HDYNATION was well-represented during the Wicked weekend.

Unabashedly pushing the tempo during his relentless, kick drum-driven set, HeadHunterz pace left little room for error but always left enough room to dance. With help from his beloved signature low-end aesthetic, Bassnectar’s closing set gave everyone in the crowd a full-on bass massage. Every track he played pummeled through the speakers like a triumphant earthquake of sound that you could feel down to your bones.

There was a perpetual feeling of love and unity over at the Mystic Meadows stage as the #trancefamily gathered to see pioneers of the genre and its taste-makers like Ferry Corsten, Cosmic Gate and Simon “Psy” Patterson.

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For Sunday, there were more treats than tricks as our day two was stacked with performances by breakout and veteran house heroes, championing nearly every sub genre associated to the four-to-the-floor beat. The Beatport stage hosted deep house purveyors like G house connoisseurs Amine Edge & Dance, but if you’re on a future house or future bass tip, then the performances of My Nu Leng, Bixel Boys, Tchami, and Michael Brun were not to be missed. Kaskade to us on a melodic journey as he closed out the festival with a bang bringing waves in our atmosphere with fireworks!

With two days of continuous talent on three stages, our feet are definitely happy to go in recovery mode now that it’s time for this year’s event to come to a close – but fortunately, we’ll see you all in 363 days. Once again, we want to sincerely thank each and every one of you who came out and made this Something Wicked the biggest and most-devious edition yet. There’s no way we could’ve done it without you!

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