Gabriel & Dresden OPEN TO CLOSE CLASSICS ONLY!

11150487_856665777712874_8819366121796196439_n Every Bay Area trance lover’s dream come true, Gabriel & Dresden will make their way back to their hometown and fill the night with a very special classics only open to close set at San Francisco’s very own Ruby Skye! With every DJ playing sets to only appeal to the mass crowd, Gabriel & Dresden is here to make a stand! S.F. is one of the several special locations where G&D will host a special open to close classic only set. Meaning that they will play only their tracks, as well as remixes, from pre-2008 and onward! So what exactly makes this open to close classics only tour so special? ‘It simply boils down to the fans. They have been asking us for this kind of show from the moment we reunited in 2011. After all the changes that have taken place in electronic music since then, we felt the climate was perfect right now, where genres are so tightly defined, to go in the opposite direction and do a show representing many genres,. tempos, sounds and moods. And by doing it open-to-close we could give the attendees an authentic nostalgic experience. When fans came to a Gabriel & Dresden show in, say, 2005, there was an energy to them that was unique and special. A familial vibe where you could tell many people on the dance floor were on the same page, enjoying the experience together. We’ve been missing that feeling over the last few years and really wanted to bring it back. It also came to our attention that many of our newer fans had no idea that classic songs like “Tracking Treasure Down,” “As The Rush Comes” “Beautiful Things” etc, were Gabriel & Dresden tracks. Not to mention, we’d get comments on Soundcloud from people acting surprised and excited to hear these old songs, or better yet, thinking they were new. More proof to us that now is the perfect time to showcase this extremely fertile period in electronic music.’ – Gabriel & Dresden

If you can’t wait till Friday, then listen to the Soundcloud link above to get a taste of this rare opportunity. Don’t forget to enter our meet & greet contest to meet these local legendary DJS. So get your dancing shoes broken into and your energy levels up, because this is going to be a night you won’t be wanting to miss! VIP Meet and Greet: http://bit.ly/meetgabrieldresden Tickets: http://bit.ly/gdopen2close

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Phoria Presents Coldharbour Night this Friday!

15679_840346099344842_7147857495459068716_nBy Airec Sype.

Phoria has one more bash for y’all trance fans before we take a break till July 10th with Gabriel & Dresden. This Friday, Coldharbour Recordings will conquer the clubbing scene in San Francisco as Phoria presents Coldharbour Night with KhoMha, Grube & Hovsepian and Mr. Pit with Niko Zografos opening and closing the event.

For those of you who don’t know, Coldharbour Recordings is a record label ran by “yours truly” Markus Schulz. My feelings of admiration for Schulz aside, Coldharbour is one of those truly underrated trance labels as it houses DJs that have the abilities to explore different genres of trance that isn’t limited big room and uplifting.

So let me introduce you to some of them.

Mr. Pit was one of the first DJs I had the pleasure of experiencing when I first entered the dance scene in SF. His hit track “Shana” echoed everywhere during my early dance days in 2008. But this Romanian producer has been “discovering music production since 1996,” according to his bio. He even released tracks under his real name, Adrian, before he became known as Mr. Pit. His path as a DJ didn’t stop there. Coming off his hot Coldharbour hit, “Exposure”, Mr. Pit has recently been taking down nightclubs with a progressive trance storm. In his recent sets, you can hear the Coldharbour influences that drives his sets as his sound weaves in-and-out of the limitations of trance and progressive. This man will be sure to keep your head bobbing Friday night as you dance away.

Tim Grube and Mike Hovsepian are the two heads of the dragon Grube & Hovsepian. The two Miami based DJs found each other from across the nation during their solo-careers in 2008 to become a force to be reckoned with in the trance scene. Two heads are better than one right? It wasn’t long until the two found their sound as they teamed up with Elevation to produce the hit “City of Angels”. That track showed the two’s ability to produce a tune that is not only epic but simultaneously deep. Their producing skills didn’t stop there. The two were able to remix pop hits like “Lights” and “One More Minute” that kept the originality of the songs but were also appeasing to trance fans across the world. It wasn’t long after that this double headed dragon started to drop fiery tracks like “Venom” and “Trickster”, which have been supported by Mr. Coldharbour himself in numerous shows. Schulz even praised the two as he said that “they have become the most exciting duo to come along in the last 3 years.” Well, you heard it from the man in charge, check them out!

 

If there is one thing to be said about Colombia, it’s that they know how to make you move and groove as you dance like no one is watching. And KohMha does not fall short from that expectation. This man may be 23 years old, but he is already a star as he is supported by legends like Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and of course Markus Schulz. Schulz even hand-picked him as Coldharbour’s first artist of the year in 2011. It’s hard to describe and pigeonhole his style into a genre. His tracks such as “Hydra” and “Cyclone” are raw and energetic that makes you just wanna jump up and down in an endless PARTY!

KhoMha really flexes his production muscles with his mash-ups. For example, a perfectly combined mash-up of his was with his hit “Asylum” and “Mr. Brightside”. When he wants you to dance, he will spin his style of progressive-tech-trance. But when he wants you to feel the beats and enjoy the moment, he will play techno influenced tracks like “Elektrikute”. You cannot predict what he will play this Friday, you just have to open up your mind and embrace the “KhoMha style” of music as it takes you for a thrilling ride. No wonder his victims of the dance floor have said that they feel “KhoMhatized” after experiencing his exhibition of music. Ruby Skye will be his world in two days as you play his musically charged game. So get ready for this one because just like his country, it’s gonna be HOT!!!

Friday is going to be an EPIC night folks, so be sure to join us. Being that this is my favorite trance record label, I already know that I’m gonna have a hoot! I’m excited and I know from KhoMha’s recent post that he is too!

Enter for the Meet&Greet here: http://bit.ly/CLHRNightSF-MeetGreet

Guestlist Link: http://bit.ly/clhrnightsfgl

Tickets: http://bit.ly/clhrnightsf

BIG weekend ahead in California! Getting ready for Los Angeles – Avalon & San Francisco – Rubyskye 🔥🔥🔥!!!

Coldharbour Night Meet & Greet plus FREE Guestlist this Friday!

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This Friday, Phoria will be hosting 3 Coldharbour DJs for a special Coldharbour Night. KhoMha, Grube & Hovsepian and Mr. Pit will be taking the decks at Ruby Skye for a night of power driven trance that will be sure to take you on a musical journey into a deeper side of trance while also energizing you on the dance floor. Our Niko Zografos will be also joining the party as he will open and close out the night!

This is your last chance to enter to win a meet & greet with KhoMha, Grube & Hovsepian and Mr. Pit two days from now, Friday, June 12th, at Ruby Skye before the show! Click on Schulz Army link to enter for a chance to meet these three trance powerhouse handpicked by Mr. Coldharbour (Markus Schulz) himself. It’s pretty simple and VERY easy to do!

Enter here: http://bit.ly/CLHRNightSF-MeetGreet

If you don’t want to take up the opportunity to meet these Coldharbour lads, then you can still take advantage of our FREE guestlist for Friday night. Just sign up and you’ll have your golden ticket.

Guestlist Link: http://bit.ly/clhrnightsfgl

Tickets: http://bit.ly/clhrnightsf
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

Hope to see you there, we know KhoMha is excited!

BIG weekend ahead in California! Getting ready for Los Angeles – Avalon & San Francisco – Rubyskye 🔥🔥🔥!!!

Phoria present Nadia Ali + Thomas Datt and Genix + Sunny Lax Plus Limited Guestlist!!!

 

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Ruby Skye’s “Princess Nadia” is coming back to San Francisco tonight. Everyone knows of her hit “Rapture” and “Pressure.” So if you want to hear the voice of a trance angel, make sure you attend Friday night. We also have Two Phoria DJs, Jonny Atom + Erika K., warming up the dance floor and Phoria’s Dmitri Reign closing off the night. It’s going to be a good night.

If you’re broke but want to join the party, well you’re in LUCK! There is a free guestlist for tonight’s show. So now you don’t have any excuse. FREE guestlist till 12am. So make it “home” in time Cinderella.

FREE GUEST LIST HERE: http://bit.ly/nadiadattguestlist
Tickets available via http://bit.ly/phoriadattnadia
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

DON’T FORGET ABOUT SUNDAY!!!

Sunday we have a special Anjunabeats showcase with Sunny Lax & Genix! This may not be a back to back weekend but it’s still stacked with top notched DJs and class music. Sunday maybe be a day of rest for religous reasons, but trance is also where we put our faith. Sunday is perfect for some euphoric beat that will transport us into a whole new light. So come have a midnight mass with us!

Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriagenixlax

Phoria Presents Ferry Corsten, Mark Sherry, Indecent Noise and James Dymond

By Airec Sype. and Stephanie Q.

This weekend will be a special one for us at Phoria, it’s the celebration of our first whole year as a premium trance provider for the lovely fans in San Francisco. Since this is our first anniversary party, we decided that this kind of milestone can’t be crammed into one night. Instead we are spreading the love for two nights of birthday celebrations as Phoria host Mark Sherry, Indecent Noise, James Dymond and Ferry Corsten!!!

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For the first night at Ruby Skye, Phoria presents Mental Asylum. This dark psy-trance themed night is stacked with three DJ’s that are sure to blow your mind with eerie psychedelic sounds of the dark side. Don’t worry club goers, Mental Asylum is the name of the record label; there are not going to be any mental patients running around . . . I think.

Indecent Noise is the head mental man of Mental Asylum Records. Representing Poland, Aleksander Stawierej is the man behind the decks providing that indecent noise that causes unsuspecting club goers to dance their face off. His music is unique as it combines elements of techno with his already hard hitting trance. The perfect combination of melody’s creates a psy-trance bombardment that confuses your senses in a perfect harmony as you dance the night away. His remixes of familiar trance songs will have you question your minds ability to remember the original tune as the new and infused remix stimulates your neurons. The noise of Indecent Noise isn’t just your run of the mil psy-trance, it’s something different that will make you also question the concept of musical genre and blur its boundary. If you like weird electronic sounds and a fast BPM, then this man is your man.

Coming from London, we have James Dymond. This 23 year old DJ is changing the game and sound of trance today. All of his success from producing epic trance can be contributed to his background in classical music. Dymond is a talented DJ who even caught the eyes of past DJ Mag #1 Armin Van Buuren. His bio claims that his music is “emotionally charged” with “uplifting melodies that fills the biggest of dance floors” and has “huge orchestral breakdowns that instantly lifts moods and driving percussion that raises pulses.” Well I can say that this claim is true. Listening to his liveset posted above, I can hear the careful precision of music that only a conductor can beautifully manifest. Dymond has a great ability to combine trance, tech-trance, uplifting breakdowns, progressive, whatever you name it, into a stunning electronic symphony. There may not be any live instruments Friday, but there will be a whole lotta bass conducted by a musical mastermind. So come check him out.

Scottish producer Mark Sherry is no stranger to the tech-trance scene and has been contributing to the rapidly growing world of trance since the early 90s. His remixes and productions are mind-blowingly awesome. Just like his genre suggests, his tracks and everything he touches contains a repetitive techno like beat that pulses throughout the song but rides a wave of feels as it’s trance elements kicks in. The beats goes up and down, in and out, repeating a similar tone that is refined to knock our socks off. You can’t help but jump around until there is silence. There is a sense of raw energy in his livesets that one cannot deny. The energy of synths and bass just keeps coming and won’t stop. Sherry’s tracks have been supported by other powerhouse DJs such as Markus Schulz and Max Graham. So if you’re looking for an energetic set that won’t let you rest, then make sure you catch Mark Sherry!

This is a TRIPLE HEADLINER NIGHT including Indecent Noise, James Dymond, & Mark Sherry!!!
Locals include Billy Horn & #Phoria Founder Niko Zografos (Special Warm up set)

Tickets available here: http://bit.ly/MentalAsylum-RubySkye
Enter to win VIP Backstage Meet & Greet + Merchandise here: http://bit.ly/MentalAsylum-Contest
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

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Prepare yourselves, trance legend Ferry Corsten is coming once again to bestow upon us a night of feels and high energy electro music! With his success streaming from songs such as “Gouryella” with Tiesto and his popular radioshow Corsten’s Countdown, there seems to be no end to the possibilities! Ferry even hosts his own stage named FULL ON at festivals such as Tomorrowworld and has his own pick of other producers/DJs that he even plays back to back with. With a perfect mix of trance, progressive house, and electro, Ferry Corsten will take you out for the night of your life! Just like his class track says. “Everything is beautiful.” (Bonus points if you could figure out which song that’s from. And I’m sure that if you attend this Saturday with us and Ferry Corsten, it would be one of the “many ways to change a life.”

Tickets: http://ferrycorstenrubyskye.eventbrite.com/
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

Be sure to join us for our one year anniversary celebration. If you can’t make it then don’t worry, we’re very happy & proud to announce that our 1 year anniversary weekend, the first night will be broadcasted live on Afterhours.FM!!! The party starts at 9 PM West Coast time so tune in. Of course it would be better to witness this event live, but if you can’t then you have a way to join the party. Hope to see you this weekend, it’s going to be grand!

Phoria Presents Adam Ellis This Friday at Slide SF

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One of trances rising stars Adam Ellis is hitting the decks at Slide SF this Friday. This young man from Sheffield, England, may have only started his professional DJ career in 2013 but he is quickly paving the path to stardom and stamping his name in everyone’s head and heart.

Before Ellis released his single “Naplam Poet” on Kearnage Recordings, he stated that he was working at a retail store in an interview with The DJ List. He is living the dream of pursuing his dreams.

Ellis spins a type of trance that will remind you of the good ole days of trance. His sound is one that brings that epic melodic feel to the contemporary clubs and festivals. There is a consistent energy to his set with the right amount of close-your-eyes-and-lift-your-hands-up-high kind of feels. His production has been supported by the likes of Bryan Kerney and Paul Oakenfold. It’s no wonder that Ellis has released singles and remixes on record labels like Kearnage, Subculture, FSOE, Perfecto, Mental Asylum, Vandit.

You don’t have to take my word for it, check out his set from Luminosity Beach Festival in 2014:

So come on with us this Friday at Slide SF for a night of euphoric trance and seeing a rising star in the making. Ellis will be supported by Berkeley’s own Dmitri Reign.

Oh, did I also mention that there is a FREE GUESTLIST!!! Sign up now while you still can!!!

Guestlist: http://bit.ly/phoriaellisgl
Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriaellis
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Phoria!

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It was one Tuesday a year ago that Niko Zografos started Phoria Events. What started as a dream that a young trance music lover had manifested into a colorful and magical promotion company that continuously brings great talent to the decks in San Francisco’s nightlife.

Zografos shares some words with us via Facebook about Phoria’s first birthday:

Exactly 1 Year ago today I started Phoria Events! Wow so much has happened since then. Extremely thankful for an amazing first year. I’m also very excited for what’s to come. To the amazing DJs that have performed, to the Ruby Skye & Slide SF staff, to the fellow promoters & organizers that have helped with every show, to the agents who book out the artists, and of course the thousands of attendees that show their support at every show… I just want to say … THANK YOU! We wouldn’t be here without any of you! Cheers to many more amazing things coming our way! ‪#‎PHORIA1Year‬ ‪#‎PHORIA‬ ‪#‎PHORIAdark‬ ‪#‎PHORIARadio

Despite Phoria’s young age, Zografos has brought many talented names to the stage at Ruby Skye and Slide SF. However that momentum doesn’t stop there. Phoria’s anniversary celebration will be celebrated on May 29 & 30 with big names like Indecent Noise, Mark Sherry, James Dymond and FERRY CORSTEN!

In honor of Phoria’s 1 Year Anniversary, we bring you Phoria Radio‘s very first podcast featuring our very own Niko Zografos! We were close to 1,000 listeners on just the first episode! Phoria Radio will be airing every 1st Sunday of the month on AH.FM at 12pm PST, 9pm CET.

Hope you all enjoy the VERY FIRST episode of this radio show. Also there is some big announcements about some LIVE broadcasts from shows very, very soon! In the mean time, stream the show here:

Setlist:
1)) K&LC – One Night (David Rull remix) [Ternary Recordings]
2) FRED BAKER – Rebirth (Adam Ellis Music remix) [Kearnage]
3) Darren Porter – Cause & Effect (Original mix) [Monster Force]
4) Majai – Phoria (Jorn Van Deynhoven remix) [Tetsuo]
5) Aly & Fila – Underwater [FSOE Recordings]
6) Mitka & Niko Zografos – Phoria (Original mix) [FSOE]
7) Zahir – Celestial (Dmitri Reign remix) [Cloudland Music]
8) Niko Zografos & Dmitri Reign – Midnight Skye [Tangled Audio/Alter Ego]
9) Robert Nickson – Spiral 2015 (Original mix) [Who’s Afraid Of 138?]
10) Aly & Fila, Roxanne Emery – Shine (Club Mix) [FSOE]
11) Markus_Schulz ft. Delacey – Destiny [Coldharbour Recordings]

Also, be sure to party and celebrate with us the last weekend of May for the first of many birthdays!

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#Phoria1year anniversary weekend!
May 29th – #MentalAsylumNight with #IndecentNoise, #MarkSherry, #JamesDymond
Tickets: http://bit.ly/MentalAsylum-RubySkye
May 30th – #FerryCorsten, #nikozografos, #JohnBeaver
Tickets: http://ferrycorstenrubyskye.eventbrite.com/
#PHORIAdark #MAYGOESMENTAL #trancefamilysf #trance #trancefamily #woa138 #psy #corstenscountdown #flashover #spundae #anniversary #PHORIA

Phoria Triple Headliner this Weekend with BT, Tydi and Paul Oakenfold

 

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Phoria is bringing you a triple headliner this weekend with three of the best trance DJs in the world.

Celebrating his recent album release, 25 Years of Perfecto Records, Paul Oakenfold is going to start your weekend off with a BANG! this Friday. This legend has been around before big room anything was even a fart of an idea. With three Grammy nominations and the title of #1 DJ in 1989 and 1999 underneath his belt, the 51 year-old London producer is sure to bring the heat as he entice old-school ravers to dust off their trance-pants for a night of great music. I mean, who doesn’t remember listening to “Southern Sun” as a kid and wishing that you were in a sea of people dancing. I’m sure we’re going to hear some uplifting tracks, some funky house and a couple of dark trance beats that will satisfy the thirst of young and old school attendees alike this Friday.

Facebook Event Page: Phoria presents Paul Oakenfold
Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriaoakenfold
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for information on VIP Bottle Service

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Hope you’re not burnt out because we still have more to go with a double headliner on Saturday with BT and TyDi.

American song producer and electronic genius BT, Brian Transeau, is another Grammy nominated trance legend. Having the nickname “Godfather of Trance,” BT has been there from the start, paving the road for modern trance and electronic music of today. Being well endowed with different types of music (classical, punk, electronic, etc), BT has enriched his sound by working with many different artist (like Paul Van Dyke, Britney Spears, Madonna) and will bring us a type of trance that is sure to satisfy the pallets of every music lover. It’s no wonder that this man has also worked on scores for Hollywood movies and video games. BT is going to confuse your dance moves with his set as he brings all his weapons this Saturday as you face off a musical battle.

It wasn’t too long ago that 27 year-old Australia DJ TyDi was at Slide bombarding us with music from the wheels of steel. Met the guy, pretty cool and down to Earth. But let’s talk about his music. A graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, this Aussie holds a Bachelor of Music Technology. With titles like “Best Break-Through DJ” at the IDMA and Australia’s #1 Dj in 2008 and 2009, this man is a force to be reckoned with. His sets are a combination of trance and EDM. A sound that’s sure to put a smile on your face as you groove off into the night; this man will not disappoint you on your Saturday night adventures. If you don’t believe me, listen to that Soundcloud link just right about this paragraph. Oh, and his single “Stay,” featuring Dia Frampton, is one to surely touch your feels.

Facebook Event Page: Phoria presents BT & TyDi
Discounted Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriabttydidiscount
Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

I hope to see y’all this weekend at Ruby Skye for two nights of incredible music!

-Sype

Ben Gold Recap

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By Stephanie Quiambao

Stepping into Ruby Skye, you immediately feel the deep pounding of steady beats from Ari Kyle. Being the opener for the headliner of the night is always a difficult job, but Ari Kyle played a calm yet upbeat set. A notable mention was when Kyle played “Let there be light.” The classic was not only a crowd pleaser, but it ensured everyone a night of great music.

With a steady stream of people starting to fill up the dance floor there were groups already dancing and having the time of their lives with one another and others standing off to the side enjoying the ambiance of the music. As the time began to near 12:00, Ari Kyle began to lift up the mood with faster beats that got even more pumped up.

Then, it was finally time for Ben Gold to take the stage. Ben Gold definitely did not hold back on us! He rocked that deck and played his latest single “All Or Nothing” featuring Christina Novelli, and other hits like Cosmic Gate’s “Falling Back in Love”.

Throughout the set, Ruby Skye became more and more packed, with there barely being any space to move around. It was unbelievable how many people came to not only have a good time, but also for the music. Looking through the crowd there wasn’t a face that wasn’t smiling; Ben Gold’s trance set was reaching out to all of us to create a journey of emotions from being happy to be alive to being happy to be reunited with friends that we haven’t seen in months. It was a roller-coaster of feels.

Towards the end of his set, Ben Gold transitioned into what Phoria is all about: uplifting trance. The club became more high energy, fast paced, and most importantly uplifting. It felt as if there was no coming down from the high that Ben Gold gave us that night and there was nothing that would stop him.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Closing out with nostalgic hits like “Big Sky,” Ben Gold did not disappointing us one bit as he brought us down from the trance journey that he navigated.

We hope everyone enjoyed the night! To not miss out on any of Phoria’s events, make sure to grab your tickets for BT and TyDi this Saturday, April 25!

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Facebook Page: Phoria presents BT & TyDi

Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriabttydi

Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

Phoria Presents Ben Gold #GOLDRUSH

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Fresh out of ASOT700 in Buenos Aires, rising London trance star Ben Gold takes the stage this Friday at Ruby Skye! With hit’s such as “Fall with Me” and his collaboration with Gareth Emery “Javelin,” Gold’s melodic tunes doesn’t only resonate through our hearts with its uplifting and electronic sounds, but shows his talents for potentially becoming one of the greatest trance DJs. His music has been featured on radio shows such as Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance and Above and Beyond’s Trance Around the World and supported in live-sets by Markus Schulz and other greats.

Hosting his own radio-show, #GOLDRUSH, Gold features his own remixes, mash-ups and new singles of his record label #Goldrush Recordings. His fans are also allowed to choose their favorite song to be featured as the closer for each episode. The recognition that he gives to his fans proves that he is in it for the music and only wants to give us the best in trance. Gold’s most recent endeavor at ASOT700 Buenos Aires, puts him on the map with some of the biggest trance names. He performed alongside Heatbeat, Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, and even Armin during ASOT700 in Buenos Aires with back-to-back sets that generated a trance overload!

So get ready for a night to remember! With his new single out featuring Christina Novella, “All Or Nothing,” there is no doubt that this rising star’s set will rock your socks with a GOLDRUSH of beats.

Ben Gold’s Facebook: BenGoldMusic

Facebook Event Page: Phoria w/ Ben Gold #GOLDRUSH

Guestlist: http://bit.ly/phoriabengoldgl

Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriabengold

Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service