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Drinks before James Dymond & Darren Porter at Synthesis

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  • Black Finn

    1620 I Street, Washington, DC (map)

    38.901062 -77.037498


    Unfortunately, Barcode will have a private party and not open to the public tonight so the meetup location will be changed to blackfinn, 1620 I St NW.

    Friends and TranceFamily,

    It is our honor to welcome James Dymond & Darren Porter at Soundcheck on December 2.

    As part of the TranceFamilyDC tradition, we would love for you to join us for a few drinks at Barcode from 9 to 11. If you're looking for some good times and want to introduce yourselves to our big family, then this is the place to go.

    Barcode is located at[masked]th St NW which is within walking distance of Soundcheck. After drinks, we will walk to the venue together at 11 to see James Dymond & Darren Porter throw down their DC debut.

    Please take a moment and RSVP that you are attending if you can. We can't wait to see you!


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    James Dymond:

    Grabbing the attention of the Trance World and quickly climbing the ladder of success in the cut-throat world of music, James Dymond has captured the adoration of fans and co-artists alike with his spellbinding sounds. James Dymond has taken the term, “grand entrance”, to a whole new level...

    Hailing from training in classical music, James Dymond entered the Trance scene in September 2011 in a blaze of light of musical glory. His captivating sound brought him quickly to the attention of many established artists but most notably Armin van Buuren who featured James’ track ‘Gundam’ on his ‘Universal Religion Chapter 6’ CD compilation, which was later released under Armin’s legendary label, Armind Recordings. Armin has also rewarded James’ musical prowess by labeling multiple tracks of his as, ‘Tune of the Week’ on his weekly “A State of Trance” radio show where he has stated – “If you were to look up ‘uplifting’ in a dictionary, I’m sure you’ll find James Dymond in there somewhere!”

    Throughout James’ music career he has had a string of hit releases, both in originals, collaborations and remixes. 2015 saw James team up with “Future Sound of Egypt” the label of trance icons “Aly & Fila”. This relationship gave James multiple Top 10s with his hits, “Defector”, “Echoes”, “Deep Down Below” and "With & Without You (ft Neve White)". This success set up the opportunity for James to remix for Aly & Fila and his interpretation of “Is It Love?” sailed to the #3spot. Aside from James’ FSOE released he’s had success with a collaboration with Ben Nicky, titled ‘Refresh’, the hugely supported original ‘Siren’s Song’ released on Armada’s exclusive ‘Who’s Afraid Of 138 Recordings’ and tracks such as ‘Slingshot’, ‘Millenium’, ‘Solidus’, ‘Carbon’, ‘Just Let Me Be’ and ‘Samples of Silk’ on labels including, “Perfecto”, “Mental Asylum”, “Monster Tunes” and more. Equally on form with his remixes James has put his slant on classic Trance tracks such as, “Armin van Buuren – Communication”, “Binary Finary – 1998” and “Ralphie B – Massive” (which immediately gained a spot in Black Hole Recordings’ “In Trance We Trust Records” and then topped the Trackitdown Trance download charts) as well as a string of remixes for industry heavy weights Andrew Rayel, Indecent Noise, Jordan Suckley and Mark Sherry.

    James has regularly found support from almost every notable DJ in the scene, whether this is live at worldwide performances or on countless digital radio stations, as well as 2 plays on BBC Radio 1 ‘In New DJs We Trust’ show. Hailed by Armada as someone who, “…could very well be the answer to a promising future of trance,” James Dymond continues to prove his admirers true. His stunning rise has left a wake of successful gigs. He opened at the “Who’s Afraid Of 138” stage at ASOT 600, the first time the arena was created in front of crowd that topped 5,000 people. He has headlined at the world famous Ministry of Sound in London, been booked for gigs in almost every continent of the world including sold out shows in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Madrid, Prague, Warsaw, Belarus, Bangkok, Borneo, Dubai, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Auckland and Argentina to name just a few. Add to that festivals such as ‘Nature One’ (Frankfurt), ‘420 Festival’ (LA), ‘Volksfest’ (Plymouth), Grotesque (Amsterdam), Luminosity twice (Amsterdam) and ‘Amsterdam Music Festival’ (Amsterdam), James is no stranger to performing in front of some of the biggest crowds in the scene.

    James continues to impress with his emotionally-charged performances that fill the dance floor with energy. A Dymond set is not just another trance set but a deep and passionate journey into emotion and sentiment while riding the waves of electronic music.


    Darren Porter:

    From the humble surroundings of the north east of England, near Newcastle, Darren Porter began his musical journey experimenting with keyboards and pianos and without the ability to read music and not one music lesson he was able to learn what made music work, from this he began to write small film scores for independent short films, but his real passion lay with electronic music.

    Whilst not ready to let the world hear his music Darren held back until he was happy with what he could hear, he then entered the “Dave Pearce bedroom producer” competition which he won after Dave heard his track “termination” only hours before the show went live, “Termination” was subsequently signed to Oceanstate Recordings.

    Over the last few years Darren has built a steady reputation for driving and hard euphoric uplifting remixes known to deliver huge energy, all his remixes have been supported by some of the biggest DJ’s on the planet. 2011 was a monumental year for Darren Porter – winning the title “Tough as Titanium track of the Week” for his monster chart topping release “Daytona” – Signing his collaboration track “Springs Scent” to Sean Tyas’ label Titanium Recordings which was tracklisted at ASOT500. 2012 saw Darren explode with a flurry of remixes and originals and caught the attention of big game players even earning himself a worldwide twitter trend for his track “Foundry” while been played and supported by Armin Van Buuren. Darren remixed one the biggest vocal tracks of the summer of 2012 "Sean Tyas feat. Lo-fi Sugar – The World" which caught great reviews and was played through the world during the summer festivals.

    Since Darren has released top original tracks such as "Terraforming", "Spellbound" and The "Oracle" as well as collaborations with Ferry Tayle on "Neptunes Legacy" and ReOrder on "The Void" which was released on Armada's Who's Afraid of 138 Label.

    Darren's dance floor destroying productions gave him the platform to perform across the globe at world renown events such as Transmission and Trancefusion in Czech Republic, Grotesque, Luminosity and Quest4Trance in The Netherlands, Digital Society and Goodgreef in UK, Techno Club and Legendary Festival in Germany and Next Universe in Switzerland.


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  • Chuong TC D.

    [LOCATION CHANGED] Unfortunately, Barcode will have a private party and not open to the public tonight so the meetup location will be changed to blackfinn, 1620 I St NW.

    1 · 3h ago

    • Matt S.

      got it!

      3h ago

    • Noel W.

      Just came in from work and purchased my ticket. Look forward to meeting you all.

      10m ago

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