Purple Foundation is kicking off the year with a quarterly Spin party like no other! From the dance floor to the Rose Room, S4 will be alive with a special energy that only Purple Foundation can provide. Join us on March 9 as we present Purple superstar DJ Alyson Calagna, with an opening set by Dallas’s own DJ Benson Wilder.
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From beats of shared consciousness to the tribal ballet of contemporary longings, Calagna’s unique blend of organic sound, poetic wisdom and modern pulses combine to bring the listener to center of their conscience and the heart of the dancefloor.
Station 4 is the perfect setting for Alyson’s return to Dallas, with a thundering sound system and state-of-the-art lighting experience in this 24,000-square-foot mega-club. In addition to its sweeping dance floor, Station 4 features a large patio and world-class drag entertainers in its famous Rose Room. Discounted tickets are available online with proceeds benefiting local LGBT organizations.
Over the years, Purple Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars that make a difference in the lives of our community. As we grow, we strive to give you bigger, more fantastic, opportunities to celebrate our lives and help the lives of others. We can’t wait to see you on the dance floor, and we thank you for your generous support.
DJ Alyson Calagna (Miami)
DJ Alyson Calagna’s dancefloor is where faith and fable; gods and goddesses; and discovery and desire meet in a new truthology of sound.
The outernational DJ is the pioneer behind the sound of “Omtronica,” mixing sexual, sensual and spiritual rhythms with tones of empowerment and ecstasy. From beats of shared consciousness to the tribal ballet of contemporary longings, Calagna’s unique blend of organic sound, poetic wisdom and modern pulses combine to bring the listener to center of their conscience and the heart of the dancefloor.
With an international list of appearances – across the United States and in Brazil, Mexico, Montreal and beyond – Calagna has perfected a sound that is globally influenced and instantly recognizable. Her music has appeared on NBC’s, MTV and the USA networks. She has had releases on major dance labels such as Nervous, Stereo Productions, Intenso and Star69. She has also headlined some of the largest venues around the world including Pacha, Space, Crobar, The Government, The Village and more. Alyson has played events with DJ’s Danny Tenaglia, Chus and Ceballos, Boris and David Penn just to name a few. Critics have lauded her for discovering an unmistakable “sound of her own,” and she has garnered a dedicated following in nearly every corner of the world.
By creating a world both personal and external – of both breathing and breathlessness – Calagna, and those tuned into her, become lamas of the mind . . . the mantra . . . the mat . . . and the floor.
DJ Benson Wilder (Dallas)
DJ Benson Wilder is no stranger to the dance floor or the DJ booth. His eclectic, energetic sound blends the worlds of circuit, club and house music, delivering pulsating rhythms, soaring melodic vocals, and flat out dirty beats designed to inspire and electrify his audience.
Benson Wilder has been making music since 2000 when he started distributing podcasts regularly through online DJ communities. He’s played events and parties for groups like AGLIFF, HRC, Octopus Club, Purple Foundation, Splash Days, and Ted Baker.
In 2006, Benson started his Sunday residency, Church, at Rain on 4th in Austin, TX. He headlined Austin’s infamous Big Gay Brunch and made a name for himself with both gay and straight audiences while rocking Terrace59’s monthly rooftop party. Benson made his circuit debut headlining Splash Day’s Get Wet Party and his first Purple appearance during 2014’s Purple Party Weekend, opening for DJ Grind at Rise. Since then he’s proudly joined Purple Foundation as a committee member.
Through the years Benson Wilder has developed a true love for the amazing people that fill dance floors and the talented DJs that fuel them. Those are the people that inspire him and keep him motivated to share his passion on the decks or through his Podcast, Reclaimed Peak.
Purple Foundation’s quarterly party at the Dallas Eagle: SCORE is back Saturday, March 10, with DJ Nando taking over the decks. Nando’s sound has evolved into a mix of house, tech house, tribal and throwbacks blended together with his native percussive latin beats creating a unique musical sound and style you will soon not forget.
With its hot dance floor, expansive patio, and friendly staff, The Eagle has provided the perfect setting for SCORE to quickly grow into one of Dallas’s most popular and fun nights out, bringing together a diverse and lively crowd in support of local HIV/AIDS organizations. SCORE is your party—whether you want to let go and dance the night away, grab drinks outside with old friends, or explore the sea of hot friendly faces for new adventures. All we ask is for you be yourself and have a blast doing it!
Join us on Saturday, March 10, for SCORE with DJ Nando. The suggested donation at the door is $5, and like all Purple Foundation events, all proceeds go directly to local HIV/AIDS organizations. The Eagle will also be donating a portion of its bar sales for the night. Purple Foundation events are always a blast, so save the date and tell your crew to join you for a fantastic night of great music, good people, and a great cause.
DJ Nando (Los Angeles)
NANDO is a dj residing in Los Angeles originally from Puerto Rico. he is currently one of the most popular and sought after dj’s in the gay circuit scene and has played some of the biggest gay events around the world.
He exploded onto the scene in NYC in 2012 and since then has only gotten bigger and better. After a seasoned 12 year career, his sound has evolved into a mix of house, tech house, tribal and throwbacks blended together with his native percussive latin beats creating a unique musical sound and style you will soon not forget.
Purple Party® Weekend XVIII
May 11-14, 2018
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