DC’s Echostage Celebrates Four Years
It seem like there is always a milestone, something to celebrate or just a big party in Washington, D.C. these days. President Barack Obama even had a music festival in front of the White House this week. In the electronic music scene, D.C. is a regional powerhouse in many respects thanks to an established brand that seeks to innovate and improve. Club Glow is the pace car for the electronic music scene in the DMV area with signature events at both Soundcheck and Echostage.
Not too long ago Soundcheck, a smaller intimate venue with a sound system well above it’s weight class, celebrated a one-year anniversary with an evening courtesy of Fedde Le Grand. Now Echostage turned four in style with Elephante, MAKJ, and Deorro. The fourth anniversary party was marked with free advanced admission and an open bar. Never settling for the status quo, the venue is continually upgraded including a recent boost in the lighting system. On the night of the anniversary party, it seemed as if the confetti cannons were also upgraded. Echostage is the home of large weekend shows for Club Glow and was recently ranked in the 2016 DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs Poll as the 13th-best club in the world (#2 in the USA, #1 on the East Coast).
Year after year of continued top talent, creative lineups and shows filled to capacity; Echostage is becoming a landmark in a city with no shortage of spots with significance. As clubs and venues open and close on the regular, the Club Glow brand is marked with consistency and a level of stability that is attributable to the experience of the team and management. Owners Pete Kalamoutsos and Antonis Karagounis know what they are doing and as an electronic music enthusiast living in the DMV area, I am thankful to have Echostage and Soundcheck in my backyard.