Victor Dinaire @ On Broadway, featuring Jason Ross and Alan B.
On Broadway once again demonstrated itself to be a prime venue for international-circuit level house DJs to give us a welcome break from the top-40 hip hop that dominates the American club scene. A phenomenal light & video show, sexy go-go dancers, and an enormous upper-level dance floor and seating area created an excellent atmosphere to enjoy three awesome DJs in one night this past Saturday.
The headliner, Victor Dinaire, is a New York City based DJ who began his career studying under mentors such as Junior Vasquez. He mastered the art of coordinating and promoting electronic music events, then showcasing himself to build his name. Soon thereafter, he found himself performing at New York’s Arc, Spundae LA, Avalon Hollywood, and our own On Broadway San Diego. He also spent two years as the residing at Blue in Miami. Victor has shared the stage with all the usual giants like Oakenfold, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyke, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, etc. This was the first time I have seen him and definitely will check him out again the next chance I get.
San Diego Progressive House DJ and member of Eventvibe, Jason Ross, was the second DJ on the lineup who played a highly energetic, ninety-minute set that had the floor jumping until midnight. Highlighted by the tracks ‘Abandoned’ by Proff and ‘Teenage Crime’ by Adrian Lux, he performed an excellent leadup and seamless transition into Dinaire’s set. Inspired by Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto, Sigur Rós, and The Beatles, Jason Ross is a producer and DJ to keep your eyes on. His career has placed him onstage alongside ATB, Judge Jules, Sander Van Doorn, and Eddie Halliwell. You can find DJ Jason Ross at Hard Rock’s Intervention on Sunday, June 20th. If you miss that show, he will be at Stingaree on July 9th and 23rd.
The opening act was rising San Diego DJ, Alan B., a performer who I find spinning at many shows around the city. I have seen two of his sets in the past month and have been very impressed. As a Giant resident in San Diego he has played alongside some of the top DJs in the industry such as Sasha, Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Carl Cox, Armin Van Buuren, James Zabiela, Marcus Shultz, Deep Dish, and Junkie XL. He has been featured on several radio shows worldwide, and has just begun his production career with Zero Digital. Alan B’s sound can only be described as intelligent electronic dance music that incorporates all genres, adapts to any crowd and holds no limitations.
All in all, it was a great night. On Broadway is a fantastic venue for house music and there were no weak links in the lineup. The acoustics in the room could be improved (the main speakers project directly on the dance floor instead of spreading it throughout the entire upper level), but the light show was amazing. Keep your eyes out for Victor Dinaire, Jason Ross, and Alan B., as well as big names rolling through On Broadway. You won’t be disappointed!