Deorro - The Existence Bus Tour
Tue, November 28, 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)Ventura Theater
$25.00 - $35.00
This event is 18 and overhttp://www.venturatheater.net/event/1558755/
A self-described perfectionist, Deorro puts it all on the line on Good Evening, offering anexpansive look into his newfound knowledge as a proper pop producer and prestigioussongwriter. The end result is a widely versatile venture into sound design that breaksaway from the EDM status quo and challenges the expectations of dance music fans.Written as one cohesive thread, Good Evening works as a timeline of ideas, where eachsong delivers a different sound and each interlude offers a different chapter in thestoryline, ultimately providing a seamless listening experience designed to be heardfrom beginning to end.While storytelling is evident on Good Evening, so too is the wide range of genres, stylesand influences. Opening track “Guide Me” mixes bits of future bass with airy dream popand a gospel choir chorus. “Turn Back Time,” with Teemu, amps up the indie-dancevibes, while “Goin Up,” featuring frequent vocal collaborator DyCy, funks out to thefullest. On lead single “Rise and Shine,” Deorro mixes jazz-inspired swing from thespeakeasy era with his trademark bounce sound as he goes for the jugular on thisaggressive sonic salvo, while “Feeling Pretty Good” features uplifting vocal samplesbuilt over a dubstep-tinged slow-burner.“I see the album as a bank of knowledge from all I’ve learned,” says Deorro of GoodEvening. “The more I work, the more I learn. My biggest goal every day is to learnsomething new.”Already, the masses are reacting to Good Evening. Upon its release in March 2017, thealbum has stacked a laundry list of accolades: ranking high in the Apple Music DanceAlbum charts around the world, including #1 in two countries, #4 in France, and #19 inAustralia, and additionally reaching the Top 50 in the Apple Music overall chart in sixcountries.A proud Mexican-American, Deorro is also breaking ground in the worldwide Latinmusic market on the strength of his megahit “Bailar,” a Latin/EDM hybrid featuringGrammy Award-winning/Latin Grammy Award-winning international merengue star ElvisCrespo. Released in April 2016, the track has since garnered massive numbers: over128 million Spotify streams; more than 51 million YouTube views of the official musicvideo; over 13 global certifications, including platinum status in Belgium, theNetherlands, Spain, and Italy, as well as gold status in France; significant charting onthe US Top 40 Radio and Top 40 US Airplay charts; and much more. Following themammoth success of the original track, Grammy Award-winning/Latin GrammyAward-winning global hitmaker Pitbull joined Deorro and Crespo on a new version of“Bailar,” which has amassed over 33 million streams on Spotify since its September2016 release and most recently won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Songof the Year in April 2017. Elsewhere, Deorro’s 2014 Spanish-language song“Perdoname,” featuring DyCy and Adrian Delgado, has accumulated over 46 millionSpotify streams, with an additional 7.5 million YouTube views of the official music video.Deorro also won the Best Latin American DJ category at the 2014 EMPO Awards, themost important awards ceremony for electronic music in Latin America.
Elsewhere, Deorro’s path to musical stardom has gained him heavy accolades acrossthe mainstream masses and international EDM circles. His hit single, “I Can BeSomebody,” is a focus track on the official soundtrack for the Zac Efron-starring featurefilm, We Are Your Friends (August 2015, Interscope Records). He also maintains asteady lot of global festival anthems, including “Freak” with megastar DJs/producersSteve Aoki and Diplo (Mad Decent), which was featured on the official 22 Jump Streetsoundtrack, and “Flashlight” with R3hab (Spinnin’ Records). His originals “Bootie inYour Face (No Rock Drop),” “Lose It,” and “Supa Hot Fiya,” all released via Ultra Music,also helped establish Deorro’s fast-rising status early on in 2014.The world officially met Deorro in 2013 via “Yee,” his first major release on Hardwell’sRevealed Recordings. Having charted in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, theNetherlands, and Switzerland, “Yee” showed Deorro’s earliest glimpses of his potentialand gave the young artist a taste of the future ahead. Additionally, his 2012 remix ofChuckie’s “Make Some Noise” landed him on the Top 50 chart on digital music retailerBeatport for the first time ever.With Good Evening now in full bloom, Deorro is currently basking in the laurelssurrounding his ever-evolving career, while keeping his eyes and ears wide open for hisnext move. There are rumors of a full-length Latin album to follow up Good Evening.He’s also exploring opportunities for behind-the-scenes work on scores for film,cartoons, and TV, and he continues to grow his own independent imprint and creativecollective, Panda Funk. For now, Deorro will continue searching for his next artisticchallenge—whatever shape, sound, or style.“I’m like a spider web: I’m going that way, then I’m going this way, but I keep comingback to the middle,” says Deorro. “Good Evening is me telling my story with what I knowhow to do now. Maybe with the next five albums later, I’ll tell my life story again withwhat I know then.”—John Ochoa,
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