Dreamstate SF 2017 and the LAST PHORIA SHOW AT RUBY SKYE

Brace yourself, Dreamers, because Dreamstate is on the horizon. Some Americans will be spending their Memorial Day weekend drinking a chill beer and BBQ’ing with their immediate families, saluting the fallen soldiers that have given up their lives for our freedom. However, for some of us in San Francisco, we’ll be honoring those with our extended Trance Families at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, fans will hear from the likes of Ben Nicky, Liquid Ace (Liquid Soul & Ace Ventura), Markus Schulz Presents Dakota, Menno De Jong, Paul Oakenfold presents Generations, Paul Van Dyk, Purenrg (Solarstone & Giuseppe Ottaviani) and Ruben De Ronde. Hopefully, that powerhouse of a lineup doesn’t burn you out because Astrix, Binary Finary, Bryan Kearney, Ferry Corsten, Fleming & Lawrence, Gareth Emery, John O’Callaghan and Vini Vici will be closing out Sunday.

 

It’s honestly hard to say who I am most excited for.

After missing his EDC set last year, Ben Nicky is one of the DJs that I am most thrilled to see on the opening night. The Englishman will be making his way from Chicago to The Bay to astonish us with his energetic style. If you enjoyed his set last year or like banging your head to his Headf**k Radio, then you have to check him out. Make sure your trance-pants are on tight enough, so they don’t slip off while you’re jumping away.

I know this is cheesy, but I am excited for Gareth Emery on Sunday. Yes, yes, yes, I know there are many DJs on this day that are just as good or, if not, better than someone whom I’ve seen many times before. However, there’s something about closing out a trance festival with a man who knows how to put together a perfect combination of uplifting melodies and touching lyrics. For us who have listened to his single “Saving Light” (a collaboration with Standerwick featuring Haliene) on repeat knows that it just feels sooooooo gooooood. If closing out another festival with Emery makes me a basic bro, then I will wear my tank top and indoor stunna shades with pride. #PLUR.

Of course, I would be committing a sin if I don’t mention how EXCITED I am to see Markus Schulz presents Dakota. For those of you who don’t know, Dakota is his alias for the darker, more techno side of electronic music. Read more about his return to this side of music with his interview on Dreamstate USA and his upcoming The Nine Skies project where he explores the “nine steps we go through in our quest for enlightenment.”

Schulz has some encouraging words for us faithful as he prepares for the first show for us in SF: “It’s not just music or a concert; it’s a whole audiovisual art show. It’s one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, but I feel like I need to do something like this right now.”

For those who want to keep the party going Saturday night, the Dreamstate After Party hosted by the Phoria Events team at Ruby Skye. Local acts Alastair James, Joseph Martinez, Dmitri Reign and Jonny Atom will open the stage for the legendary Simon Patterson. Phoria’s headmaster, Niko Zografos, will close out the evening (or late morning depending on how hard you wanna party for THE LAST TRANCE SHOW AT RUBY SKYE!!!).

Get tickets here.

What started out as an answer to the cries of trance fans for a stage that represents their taste in euphoric music and psychedelic synths have metamorph into a festival phenomenon. Compared to big room house or bass music, trance is a sound that everyone can find the warmth of a community, a sense of home for those who have felt like outcasts. Its survival and current zeitgeist in electronic music is a testament its success.

PS, on the topic of Memorial Day, I want to pay my respect to Rober Miles. I have danced my fat Asian a$$ to “Children” many of times on the DDR machine, and I know the Trance Family will be feeling the lost of a legend.

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Phoria Presents Cosmic Gate

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Hello, hello! A new year has started and 2017 is looking to be a good one for us here at Phoria. To kick off the new year we have the legendary duo Cosmic Gate gracing us with their presence at Ruby Skye for their Materia Album Tour this Saturday. Even if you haven’t heard their new album come for a chance to hear “Exploration Space.” Trust me, it will be worth it! But you should also listen to the new album, it’s pretty freakin’ good if you ask us. We also have local support from Jonny Atom and Jonn Connor


Tickets available via http://bit.ly/phoriacosmic

Phoria Presents Ferry Corsten this SantaCon

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Hot from his Gouryella set at the SoCal Dreamstate, Ferry Corsten will be bringing the holiday warmth from The Dream Stage to the cold San Francisco night this Friday. Many trance fans will need some uplifting trance before the chaos of S.F. SantaCon, an annual event where a bunch of loose Santas drunkenly roam the holiday streets of The City. Of course this event isn’t related to red coats and limp Santahats, but this is still an event to attend. With local support from Billy Horn and Jonny Atom, Phoria has a lovely evening waiting for you with aspiring talents and superstar DJs alike. So come, my friends, if you’re looking for a night to party, an evening of euphoric feelz or just a simple place for shelter on the eve of the Santa pandemonium this weekend. This is a great way to start off your December, with a healthy helping of Trance from our Phoria family to yours.

Local Support: Billy Horn Official & Jonny Atom

Tickets: http://bit.ly/phoriaferry

Email phoriaevents@gmail.com for VIP Bottle Service

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