Purple Party® Weekend XVIII
May 11-14, 2018
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Local DJ MNDO (Dallas) will be spinning tunes to kick off your Purple Party Weekend while you’re catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and grabbing a drink or two in the lobby of our host hotel, Aloft, before heading to Station 4 (S4) for Ignite.
Currently MNDO can be heard spinning at special events throughout Dallas, and he’s wowed our crowds before for various Purple events with his infectious sound and high energy beats.
Friday’s opening party for Purple Party Weekend always turns up the heat and sets the stage for an amazing weekend, and this year is no different with DJs Alex Acosta (Mexico) and Corey David (Dallas) on stage.
Mexican sensation DJ and Producer Alex has taken over the world with his fresh, upbeat and very energetic sound. With over 20 years in the DJ Industry, Alex Acosta has become the favorite of thousands of fans throughout the world. He’s played at practically every major festival and party and on top of that he holds residencies throughout cities in over 20 international locations. Besides being an on-demand DJ, Alex Acosta also has an extensive original production and remix work, several of these tracks have become most sold among their releases. From America to Europe and Asia, Alex Acosta has become a global sensation, and has proven himself to be a guaranteed crowd pleaser on the most demanding dance floors around the world.
Corey David has shared the stage with DJs from around the world including Mickey Friedmann, Isaac Escalante, Tony Moran and Alyson Calagna. His genres include house, tech house, techno and tribal and his sound is sure to get you in the right mood for what’s to be a memorable party.
While you’re celebrating the arrival of Purple Party Weekend at our opening party “Ignite” at S4, be sure to stop by the legendary Rose Room, the Southwest’s premiere show bar for gender illusion. The drag stage features a digital background, special effects and some of the top female impersonators in the country. The ladies have pulled out all the stops for our kickoff event, and you won’t want to miss it! Experience a night of “The Greatest Showman” with queens whose talent is as big as Texas! Showtimes are 11:00 pm and 12:30 am.
S4 is the largest gay nightclub in the south. The venue offers a huge dance floor with amazing lighting and sound, a spacious patio for socializing, and the famous drag bar—The Rose Room—which draws crowds from across the city and state. Ignite will light the fire that will keep you dancing all weekend.
This event is completely sold out.
There will be NO tickets available at the door.
Come dive in, the water’s fine! It’s not a party in Texas unless there’s a pool involved, and our lifeguards this year are DJs Guy Schieman (Tel Aviv) and Brandon Moses (Dallas).
Based in Tel Aviv, Guy Scheiman is known for his high-energy sound that combines house, progressive, tribal and tech house with strong melodies and memorable vocals. His live sets are all about energy beats, combining old and new school vocals that ignite his dance floors and create euphoric experiences. His official remixes and original productions stand out as massive club anthems with big bass line, driving grooves, passionate melodies and memorable breaks. Over the past decade, Scheiman has amassed an impressive roster of club appearances and major headlining events that span 3 continents. He’s played some of the biggest parties and clubs in Europe and the Middle East.
DJ Brandon Moses’ journey into electronic dance music began in 2008 with the release of his first podcasts. After gaining a small group of fans that encouraged him to keep producing, Brandon was soon performing live at small venues throughout the Dallas area. This soon led to residencies at The Tin Room and the Drama Room, two well-known nightclubs in the Dallas gay scene. In addition to charitable events in Dallas, Brandon’s talent has reached further abroad. The Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola Beach invited him to spin poolside in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Brandon has also played four years in a row for the Telluride Gay Ski Week in Telluride, CO. In 2013 he played the Friday night party for Halloween New Orleans.
Sisu is one of Dallas’s premiere venues for dance music, featuring a cabana design with a gorgeous pool, full bar, and kitchen. Coined “the Original Dallas Pool Party,” Sisu provides an intimate and festive space with friendly staff and close proximity to our host hotel, the Cedar Springs Strip, and downtown attractions.
DJ Guy Scheiman (Tel Aviv)
Based in Tel Aviv, Guy Scheiman is known for his high-energy sound that combines house, progressive, tribal and tech house with strong melodies and memorable vocals. His live sets are all about energy beats, combining old and new school vocals that ignite his dance floors and create euphoric experiences. His official remixes and original productions stand out as massive club anthems with big bass line, driving grooves, passionate melodies and memorable breaks.
“Music is food for the soul; it’s a wonderful getaway from our daily life. It has a key role in making our life brighter. For me, what is the most important is to make people happy with my music. It’s an art form and when I see my work being appreciated by a crowd it means the world to me. I hope I can keep people happy through my music for many years to come”
Over the past decade, Scheiman has amassed an impressive roster of club appearances and major headlining events that span 3 continents. He’s played some of the biggest parties and clubs in Europe and the Middle East – including Oman 17 (TLV), Kluster (Madrid Main Pride Event), Salvation, HustlaBall (London), Black Party (Zurich), Scream (Paris), , Hunket (Brussels), Glam (Nice), Pulse (Hamburg), OMG (Prague), Bear Necessity (Amsterdam Pride) , and Red & Blue (Antwerp).
Outside Europe, Scheiman has toured extensively in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and China – where he headlined parties as Revolution In Rio (NYE & Carnival) , G – Music Fest in Mexico City and Icon Shanghai. In the U.S Scheiman headlined Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs and debuted his DJ skills in Canada for Fly Toronto, along with Beijing , Shanghai and Seoul. Guy Scheiman is global! In 2015 Scheiman released his own label ‘Guy Scheiman Music’ with hot originals and remixes that are hitting the dance and billboard charts across the globe.
Top DJs around the world have supported Scheiman’s production work and regularly include his remixes in their live sets. These include: Funkagenda, Jonathan Ulysses, Miss Nine, Roger Sanchez, Sarah Main, The Flash Brothers, Thomas Penton, Tony English, Dave Aude, Erick Decks, Danny Verde, Ivan Gomez, Ivan Pica, Jens Lissat, Abel, Chris Cox, Paulo, Steve Pitron, among others.
With a growing roster of major bookings in Asia and the Americans already planned for next year, plus more exciting remix and original production work on the way, Scheiman will continue to make his mark on the dance music scene and draw thousands of fans to his events from now into 2017.
DJ Brandon Moses (Dallas)
Brandon’s unique style of vocal-infused dance music is very much a product of his past experiences as a professional musician. Starting in fourth grade, Brandon sang in his school and church choirs and continued to sing all the way through his years at his University. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in music education, Brandon taught middle school choir for six years. “I love to sing. It’s always been a huge part of my life. When I’m spinning, you’ll often see me singing along.”
This aspiring DJ started releasing podcasts in 2008. After gaining a small group of fans that encouraged him to keep putting out more mixes, Brandon was soon DJing live at small venues throughout the Dallas area. This soon led to a residency at The Tin Room and the Drama Room.
In October of 2010, Brandon left his residencies and concentrated on private events and parties. He has become a sought after DJ for several charitable organizations in the Dallas area. The Purple Foundation has invited him to spin at the main event of The Purple Party three years in a row. He has spun the Dallas Red Party twice, The Lambda Legal White Party in Dallas, the Toast to Life Reception for the Dallas Resource Center, and the official Black Tie Dinner After Party. His favorite charity event was a private Christmas party in which the attendees were required to bring a teddy bear to donate to Children’s Medical Center.
In addition to charitable events in Dallas, Brandon’s talent has reached further abroad. Now three years in a row, it is safe to say he is the resident DJ at the Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola Beach for Memorial Day weekend. Brandon has also played two years in a row for the Telluride Gay Ski Week in Telluride, CO.
“I’m extremely excited about what the future holds,” said Brandon. “I have big dreams, and an even bigger passion for dancing and music. It gives me great joy to see friends having fun on the dance floor, with smiles on their faces. It’s really quite simple…I love music, I love to dance, and I love making people happy. What could be better than being a DJ?”
Saturday’s signature Purple Party has become legendary, bringing the hottest talent to Dallas’s South Side Ballroom. This year we got too big for our britches and moved to a bigger space inside the same spectacular special events venue, where Rosabel (Chicago/Miami) will be serving sounds all night long.
Rosabel is a house music duo consisting of DJs and producers Ralphi Rosario from Chicago and Abel Aguilera from Miami. Already successful club/dance artists individually, the duo has hit number one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart five times. They were nominated for a 2012 Grammy award for their remix of Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World” in the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Category. In 2016, Rosabel achieved their seventh Billboard Dance Chart number 1 single with “Livin’ for Your Love (Your Love)”.
South Side Ballroom is a massive 27,000 square foot venue, located in the same Gilley’s event complex Purple Party Weekend guests have enjoyed for years. With the bigger space, we’re bringing you a bigger event: more lighting, more sound, more production, more lasers, more of your friends, and more fun! This will be a Purple Party like no other!
Grammy Nominated Producers/DJs ROSABEL (Chicago/Miami)
Rosabel are Ralphi Rosario & Abel Aguilera.
A Chicago & Miami based Remix team since the early 90’s. Both Dj’s have very similar experiences/tastes in common, which is why this team continues to explode dance floors around the world. Better known for their massive world wide top dance hit, “Chacha Heels” featuring Legendary Diva, Jeanie Tracy. Their hit/Music also reached the masses in the form of TV shows like ‘So you think you can dance’, as well as Showtime’s ‘Queer as folk’ and HBO’s ‘Sex and the City’.
Their first Independent hit was ‘La Puta’ in 1995. The duo has had several # 1 Top Dance Hits on Billboard, including, Rosabel’s ‘That Sound’, “Don’t You want my Love” featuring Debbie Jacobs Rock, and numerous OFFICIAL Remixes that included Mega Artists like,Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Janet Jackson, Donna Summer, Tamia, Christina Aguilera, and many more.
2011 Came in the form of a Grammy Nomination for the duo onRihanna “Only Girl in the world”. They were nominated for their remix work on the song in the remix production category. Both Dj’s have had individual Radio/Mixshow successes even before they met back in the late 80’s. That was about to change & translate into the combined DJ duo/Grammy nominated remix team they are today.
Rosabel holds record crowds/shows around the world, as individuals, and as a team/duo including, Amsterdam, NYC, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Paris, and more. Events they have played/performed include; White Party Palm Springs; Pride San Deigo; Pride New York; Miami Winter Party; Toronto Pride;
Montreal Pride; Pride Brazil and many more.
This event is completely sold out.
There will be NO tickets available at the door.
Always a popular event, our tea dance DJs Roland Belmares (Los Angeles) and Level (Dallas) will be sure to get you in the right mood for an unforgettable day of dancing.
Roland has been called to play for several top events from coast to coast, including White Party, Winter Party, Alegria, Fireball and Gay Days. In addition to honing his musical production talents, Roland continues to work with many of today’s dance floor divas including Billie Myers, Pepper Mashay, Pat Hodges, Kristine W. and Debby Holiday. The incredible impact Roland has made on audiences has secured him a position on any partygoer’s hot list of circuit DJs.
DJ Level is a Texas based DJ with a versatile taste for ever genre of music ranging from House, Electro, Circuit, Top40, and Latin to Moombahton, Mash-Up, and Dance. No matter what event or crowd, Level adds a flare & fresh blend of new music with a hint of throwback. He introduces his taste contributing to the energy he bring into any room.
Deep Ellum Art Co. is a place where you can experience live music, local art, huge drink selections and delicious street food. The creative space, located in Dallas’ historic Deep Ellum neighborhood includes an indoor and outdoor art gallery, live music stage and a nearly 60-foot bar.
DJ Roland Belmares (LA)
Back in 1996, Dj Roland Belmares began his dj’ing career at a small club called The Forum in his hometown of Austin, TX. Roland quickly garnered a steady following and slowly began building a name for himself in town and far beyond the walls of his weekly residence. Since that time, Belmares has been called to play for several top events across the US from San Francisco to Miami, including major circuit events like White Party, Winter Party (Miami), Alegria (New York), Joining Hearts (Atlanta) and of course the world famous Gay Days (Orlando) headlining the original Reunion Pool parties, Arabian Knights and the weekend’s crown jewel: One Mighty Party! He’s even broken the international barriers to play in Canada, Brazil, Amsterdam and was recently booked for a series of events in the Asian market in both Hong Kong and Bangkok. The incredible impact Roland has made on audiences has certainly secured him a position on the discerning partygoer’s “Hot List” of circuit DJs.
As for what lies ahead for Dj Roland Belmares, it appears he is dedicated to dance music beyond simply maintaining his status as one of the scene’s top rated DJs. Roland is currently back in school working on furthering his education and further honing his musical production talents. He has already worked with many of today’s Dance floor Divas including Billie Myers, Pepper Mashay, Pat Hodges, Kristine W, Abigail and Debby Holiday. He’s also got some future projects in the works and looks forward to sharing them with his audiences real soon!
DJ Level (Dallas)
Cutting-Edge DJ style with a slice of old-school. DJ Level is a Texas based DJ with a versatile taste for ever genre of music ranging from House, Electro, Circuit, Top40, and Latin to Moombahton, Mash-Up, and Dance.
No matter what event or crowd, Level adds a flare & fresh blend of new music with a hint of throwback. He introduces his taste contributing to the energy he bring into any room.
Close out an unforgettable Purple Party Weekend with our final party, located at Stereo Live with DJs Joe Gauthreaux (NYC) and WilPower (Dallas).
As one of the most sought after DJs and Producers in the industry, Joe Gauthreaux a resume full of club appearances and main events that spans the last 15 years – with the list ever growing. A staple at major clubs across North America, Brazil and Asia, while holding multi-year residencies in several key markets across the world, his name is synonymous with having a driving and unique musical experience. Constantly evolving, Gauthreaux has now taken his music to the next level with his own house music label “Prop D Recordings,” with his 2014 debut single “Bye Felicia” featuring Mitch Amtrak reaching number 5 on the Billboard Dance Chart, making Gauthreaux an official Billboard Recording Artist. He also wrote and produced the sleeper hit “You Are My Family,” featuring Inaya Day on vocals, which has turned into a modern day gay pride classic. As both songwriter and producer on his original productions, Gauthreaux is a major creative force to be reckoned with in the dance music industry. Whether you are expecting big vocals, house rhythms, progressive-tech beats, or tribal drums, Joe Gauthreaux will have you experiencing a musical journey you won’t ever forget.
DJs Philip Webb and Benson Wilder joined forces to create WilPower. The duo’s upbeat fusion of tribal, club, circuit and house music comes to the scene as a fresh crowd pleaser. Their connection, energy and love of music can be felt instantly. Enjoy the tribal, house grooves of two rising Dallas DJs combined to create an energetic, positive and momentous night that will leave you glowing long after the party has ended.
Stereo Live is a 25,000 square foot multi-level Dallas dance club favorite and features vintage architecture with a modern sound system.
DJ Joe Gauthreaux (NYC)
Hey, I’m Joe.
I’ve been alive 35 years now and still have not even remotely come close to figuring everything out. What I do know is that I’m a DJ & musician who absolutely loves his job. Actually, I don’t even really think about what I do as a job – to me, music is more like something I live, eat & breathe. And it just so happens that I manage to get paid somewhere along the way. So thank you to everyone out there who has helped me turn something I love so much into a career path!
These past few years have been a series of incredible moments in my life. I have gotten to play at clubs and parties all over the world that I only dreamed about, and now I’ve gotten to remix artists that I have come to know & admire, like Tony Moran, Frenchie Davis, Kristine W., Bimbo Jones, Ne-Yo, and yes.. even Justin Bieber!
Other than that, there’s not much else. I love dogs and rainstorms. I sing Taylor Swift songs in the shower. I will always be a New Orleans boy at heart. And I am very much a textbook Leo.
So thanks for taking a minute out of your life to read this! Maybe check out my website and podcasts and all that fun stuff???? If you’re not too bored 😉