2023-24 Entertainment Lineup!
Bradeazy and Sam Hutch are known around the world for the incredible success they have seen creating content for their more than 5 million followers, but this high energy duo is now taking the house music scene by storm under the moniker PiCKUPLiNES. PiCKUPLiNES’ recently announced their 30 date debut headline tour, a strategic combination of venues and college campuses around United States following the success of their first song release, viral tik-tok sensation “Chill Like That” which broke into the Top 25 charts on dance radio and has accumulated 45 million streams. Their upcoming releases channel youthful energy into danceable pop, able to reach anyone’s ears and live rent free in their head. Made to sing at the top of your lungs while lighting up the dance floor, PiCKUPLiNES’ follow up record “High” and forthcoming single “Suburbia” are slated to be the next summer anthems heard throughout car radios and music festivals alike. “Suburbia” is confirmed to feature iconic voices, recognizable by generations. There’s no doubt this is only the beginning of the PiCKUPLiNES era, as they continually prove themselves as dominating creative forces in every lane they touch.
Hailing from Washington, DC, Arylia emerges as an unshakeable force within the electronic music scene. Arylia meticulously curates mixes to evoke a wide spectrum of emotions. Her DJ sets come alive through a fusion of influences drawn from the bass realm, seamlessly blending genres ranging from trap, house, techno, dubstep, and hard dance. Arylia's indelible mark on the electronic music scene is unmistakable, marked by standout performances at Project Glow and Moonrise Festival. Notably, she has shared the stage to open for high profile acts such as GRiZ, Dabin, Said the Sky, Ray Volpe, and JVNA, further solidifying her presence in the realm of electronic music.
Mike Swift is an open format party rocker, who possesses an innate talent for crafting dancefloor-thumping remixes, working his magic on tracks by esteemed artists like SZA, Bazzi, Flo Rida, and Sevyn Streeter, to name but a few. Swift's skills have been sought after by renowned brands including Essence Music Festival, Redfin, Sprite, Red Bull, the NBA and even future NFL Hall of Famer, Drew Brees. Catering to a diverse array of musical genres, he's shared stages with the likes of Diplo, Rick Ross, Nas, Kevin Hart, and the country sensation, Luke Bryan. Hailing from the vibrant city of New Orleans, Swift's career has taken him to the airwaves of The Big Easy, to Memphis, TN, Charlotte, NC, and now Washington DC, which he proudly calls home. With an illustrious career that spans musical genres and geographical borders, Mike Swift stands as a testament to the power of music to unite and ignite souls."
Prolific mixing, contagious energy,and a charismatic style rarely come in one package but that is EPX. Utilizing influences all across the spectrum of music and dance, keeping floors buzzing across the nation is EPX. Over a 10+ year career, he regularly performs at iconic night clubs in multiple cities to mid-major festivals and has garnered support and performed with countless tier 1 dance acts including Ties to, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and many more. As DJs around the world frequently play out his electrifying edits, which can be found on most record pools, EPX is always ready to take on the masses and bring the heat! #TeamEPX
DJ RI5E is a highly skilled and experienced DJ, with over 10 years of expertise in the music industry. Hailing from an early passion for music, DJ RI5E worked tirelessly to perfect his craft and make a name for himself in the competitive world of DJing. A work ethic that still exists today. Throughout his career, DJ RI5E has become known for his incredible versatility, skill, and ability to read a crowd, always delivering unforgettable performances that leave audiences wanting more. With a style that ranges from hip-hop to electronic to reggae and more, DJ RI5E has a unique ability to blend genres seamlessly, creating an experience that's both familiar and fresh. Over the years, DJ RI5E has become a sought-after talent, working with some of the biggest names in music and entertainment. He's performed for industry icons such as Drake, Lauryn Hill, Lebron James, Bun B, Miguel, Russell Simmons, and Ne-yo, among many others. Additionally, DJ RI5E is sponsored by Corona Brand, a testament to his undeniable talent and industry recognition. Whether he's performing at a club, a festival, or a private event, DJ RI5E always delivers a memorable experience that keeps audiences coming back for more. With over a decade of experience and an impressive roster of clients, DJ RI5E is a true master of his craft, and one of the most exciting and dynamic DJs in the industry today.
Will Gralley has spent the past 13 years establishing himself as a high-energy Club DJ. Will currently holds residencies at DC's most popular nightclubs and consistently djs over 200 gigs a year including venues in New York, Charleston, Charlotte, and up and down the East Coast. What you can expect with him is a crowd singing and dancing all night!
With two years of delivering unforgettable sets at Big Night DC, I am back once again this year to amplify the energy and entertain to new heights. Get ready to experience non-stop beats and dance your heart out!
DJ GIAN is a rising star in the DJ scene, hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, and currently juggling his musical journey with his studies. Catch him setting the stadium on fire during Virginia Tech ACC Basketball games and sharing the spotlight with rap legends like Wacka Flocka Flame and Shy Glizzy. With a knack for delivering electrifying performances, he's become a staple in some of the East Coast's most prominent clubs. Specializing in genres ranging from Hip Hop and Top 40 to Spanish, R&B, and nostalgic throwbacks, his versatility keeps audiences grooving all night long. Don't forget to explore his dance music tracks, available on all major streaming platforms, showcasing the full extent of his talent. This DJ is a force to be reckoned with as he continues his rise.
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Ross Hyatt aka Rhyatt, is quickly becoming one of the most sought after open-format artists in the DMV. Rhyatt's approachable, yet hard-hitting style promotes a creative dynamic of dance music that is rare to find in today's oversaturated scene. With his versatility to uniquely blend all genres from Hip-Hop to EDM to Pop, the veteran artist pushes the boundaries of any event. He is vastly recognized by other major influencers in the Mid-Atlantic region, supporting national artists such as Skrillex, Diplo, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Subtronics, DJ Snake, Malaa and many more, while providing suitable work for companies such as Steez Promo, Club Glow, Insomniac, and District Remix. All while performing at some of the most prestigious clubs and festivals in the country, Rhyatt has been taking his freetime to teach aspiring DJ's properly, while coaching them to grow their careers. Rhyatt plans to continue to take the music industry by storm with his signature sets and high energy.
Coming from Harrisonburg, Virginia, Kenneth Coppola is a DJ with ambitions to perform all over the East Coast. He’s opened for popular touring EDM artists such as Borgeous, Deerock, and Slushi. Outside of the DJ booth, Kenneth has produced his own music, including his latest track, "Body Movin," which is available on streaming platforms. Kenneth can be heard in the Charlottesville college bar circuit playing at Trinity Irish Pub or Boylan Heights."
Andrew Ceacatura, aka Dirty Jerz, is a local house-music DJ and producer. Originally from New Jersey, Dirty Jerz has been a mainstay in the flourishing house music scene in the DMV for over 12 years. Over the years, his style has evolved into an obsession with deep and tech house, and over the last few years, Dirty Jerz has embraced a more melodic and dark sound that mixes in elements of house and techno, emblematic of his maturation as an artist over the last decade. Lately, Dirty Jerz has maintained a monthly residency at The Underground at Clarendon Ballroom as a member of The Kindred Effect music collective. Alongside HiBall's own Pat Premier, Dirty Jerz also maintains a monthly tech house show at Bandito’s in Baltimore. Dirty Jerz is thrilled to return to Big Night DC for the 5th consecutive year and can't imagine a better way to ring in the new year than with high energy sets in both the EDM and Silent Disco rooms!
My stage name is DJ StyleS, I am from the DMV area and have been DJing for a little over a decade now. I would describe my style of music as open format, meaning I can curate vibes for every genre, nationality and background. Although my main focus has been the club scene, DJing the hottest spots in the DMV area, I have recently started dedicating time to weddings, corporate parties and overall private events. I got into the industry at a young age through a DJ program provided by Arlington County, in this program I was given the opportunity to learn a new skill, while also acquiring a great mentor that to this day has guided me through my professional career. Shout out Jeff! He played a key role in the introduction of DJ Styles. I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people, I have learned that the key to helping my clients is making sure there is a clear line of communication and that the ideas they bring, are being done and even exceeded. This helps me with all types of clients, whether that is with wedding clients talking about their first dance. Or giving owners/managers of venues ideas to elevate parties or private events. I am always looking for ways to improve their experiences. I think what sets me apart from others is my ability to absorb new techniques and new information that multiple DJs have encouraged me to pursue. While implementing my own style, I try to think outside the box and make sure to go above and beyond.
Born in La Paz, Bolivia, DJ Antonio Ernesto currently makes his home in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Growing up as the child of a successful radio and turntable DJ, it was no time at all before he followed in his father's footsteps and began mixing his own music. By age 16, Antonio was spinning at parties and events in the greater DC area. He has since enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, deejaying at nightclubs, bars and festivals across the region. DJ Antonio Ernesto's contagious enthusiasm, sense of adventure and true love of music offer something unique to partygoers. Unlike many modern DJs who mix from their laptops, DJ Antonio Ernesto mixes CDs and vinyl straight from the turntables. He has mastered various music genres such as Trance, House, Top 40, Hip Hop, 70's, 80's, 90's and Latin. He also mixes original music that showcases a broad range of beats and rhythms to showcase his unique musical vision. Without a doubt, even the shyest of dancers will find themselves gravitating to the dance floor once DJ Antonio Ernesto hits the turntables. With thousands of logged hours of deejaying experience under his belt and a firm base of fans and supporters, DJ Antonio Ernesto is enjoying a great amount of success in the DC metropolitan area. He is currently spinning at bars, nightclubs, weddings, festivals, private parties and corporate events. In the words of Antonio: "My job is to keep the party going, and that's exactly what I do every time!"
DJ Soho dominated the radio airwaves with dance mix-shows on Z104 and HOT 99.5 -- spinning EDM and mainstream club music to the masses in the DMV area for many years. With prior residencies at such iconic DC nightclubs as Platinum, LOVE, 1223, Josephine’s, and Tracks nightclubs, Soho has the deep library of Electro pop, house, techno and hip-hop to keep the party going at full-speed.
Across the Mid-Atlantic, DJ Sway keeps dance floors moving with his ear for great music. As a native to the Washington DC region, Sway's musical tastes are as diverse as the community that he proudly calls home. His sets range anything from Top 40 remixes and House to Latin Dance & Hip-Hop. In his words, "it's all about getting the perfect reaction. There's nothing better than dropping the perfect track at the perfect time to not only watch but feel the joyful excitement of whoever's on your dance floor. It doesn't matter if I'm playing at a nightclub, concert or a high end private event, there's no better 'high' and it never gets old." Sway is no rookie either when it comes to helping crowds have a good time. From his gritty roots as a college DJ over 12 years ago, DJ Sway worked his way up to finally achieve his dream of DJing full-time. He now regularly books shows at many of the DMV's premier venues including Fedex Field, The Fillmore Silver Spring, The Anthem DC, and Power Plant Live, to name a few.
For over ten years, Bobby Hash has stormed through the mid-atlantic leaving an impact on parties. From humble beginnings in the college bar circuit, Hash has taken his talents all over the United States being featured in Miami, Boston, Chicago, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Baltimore, and more. He’s been a featured talent at events such as Firefly Music Festival, ShamrockFest DC, Boston’s Irish Pub Challenge, Big Night DC, Floyd Fest and tours throughout the year as part of NASCAR’s official DJ team. He has opened for touring urban, pop, and country artists, as well as many PRIDE/ RuPaul celebrities. On air, he mans the lead producer duties for WXLK K92 mixshow “Club K92” in Roanoke, VA and is a featured mixshow DJ for the Mixsquad Nation, featured on various stations across the nation. His mixing abilities have been recognized by various DJ record pools and brands such as DJ City, Direct Music Service, Crate Gang, and The Platform.
Upcoming DMV selector, DJ Piece, started out playing records on college radio. He has since shifted to the dancefloor where he seamlessly weaves through genres. With an innate ability to read the crowd and an extensive knowledge of music, he crafts unforgettable sets that blur the lines between genres. His selections range from club proven classics to cutting-edge tracks that pulse with innovation.
Actor and DJ Edward Daniels is the founder of Scorpio Entertainment, celebrating 19 years of live event production from coast-to-coast and returns to Big Night DC for the fifth year. Specializing in all genres of music, Daniels has played over 350 venues and created some of the area's largest pop-up dance party experiences including Nightmare in Navy Yard, Capital Pride's Electric Disco, and the May the 4th Star Wars Day Dance Party! Daniels has been featured on HBO, Netflix, and Showtime!
KARAOKE GONE WILD! Grooveline Live Entertainment began hosting DJ/Karaoke services in June 2013. Our parties have delighted audiences across multiple music platforms under the signature “Karaoke Gone Wild”. “Karaoke Gone Wild” is where we combine karaoke and (DJ) dancing ON THE GROOVELINE, to take any party from zero to one hundred in a matter of moments! With our super-energetic DJ’s, our events are always special, unique, and sure to please!
DJ Roel has been taking dance floors by storm with his unique style of mixing and genre blending mashups. When you’re ready for a fun and unforgettable night of nonstop dancing to the hottest hits, be sure to find Roel bringing the energy all night on the dance floor!