RISE | Pool Party
2508 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
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No additional tickets will be made available and there will be no door sales.
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a healthy dose of Texas sunshine poolside at one of Dallas’s favorite venues. This year Purple veterans Danny Verde and DJ Prince P are on lifeguard duty, giving life to this Texas-sized pool party.
Danny Verde has been a part of the Purple Party family for several years, most recently electrifying crowds at our Revival Tea Dance at the Hall of State. Hailing from Milan, Italy, Danny is a musical prodigy who has worked in all aspects of music;, including production, song-writing, DjJing, and even as a vocalist. His sets include a great mix of vocal and beat-driven music, including productions and remixes of his own and from his DJ super-duo, Bent Collective. He’s produced for superstars like Lady Gaga, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, and Selena Gomez.
Throughout his career, Danny Verde has remained faithful to the spirit of his first love, house music. A house DJ, Danny is always on top of the latest trends, bringing a fresh sound to the dancefloor. The impeccable quality and sharpness of his productions have made him one of dance music’s go-to guys. But there’s also Danny’s ability to combine pulsating, driving beats with synth whoops and other neo-disco flourishes that complement each other. Danny has been steadily ascending to the biggest gay clubs and events in Europe and the Americas, including Alegria;, the main events at Montreal and San Diego Pride;, and Town in Washington, D.C. Playing the main event at Miami’s two signature gay-themed weeks, the White Party and Winter Party, has solidified his standing as a key player among the next generation of circuit stars.
Dallas-based DJ Prince P began his DJ career just three years ago. Yet, he has undoubtedly become a local star in his own right with his popular podcast, Vocal Energy, taking on a life of its own with fans across the country. PhilipPrince P has played several of Purple’s quarterly Spin events as well as Dallas Pride Weekend, in addition to rocking the floors of S4, Marty’s Live, and The Dallas Eagle. His uplifting sound and diverse musicality connects his crowds and keeps them dancing, never wanting to stop.
Sisu is one of Dallas’s premiere venues for dance music, featuring a cabana design with a gorgeous pool, full bar, and kitchen. Coined “the Ooriginal Dallas Ppool Pparty,” Sisu provides an intimate and festive space with friendly staff and close proximity to our host hotel, the Cedar Springs Strip, and downtown attractions.
DJ Danny Verde (Italy)
Danny Verde is a musical prodigy who has worked in all aspects of music; including house, dance-pop production, DJ, songwriting and vocalist. He lives just outside Milan in Northern Italy, where his recording studio “Holab Studio” has been home to much collaboration with international labels, artists, and producers, churning out nearly 70 Official Productions and remixes from 1994 to present. His first big success was with the Italian S.M.S. project, which produced two hit singles, including, “La Vie C’est Fantastique” in 2001, which was number 1 on the official Italian dance chart, as well as the follow up, “Just A Bit Of Chaos”, which reached both number 1 in Italy and Brasil on Time Records. His next project was the huge international single “La Isla Bonita”, a cover of the classic Madonna tune. The song was issued under the band name SQUEEZE UP and was published in more than 20 countries. The hit made it into the top 10 singles chart in France and was supported by a video clip shot in Marbella, Spain. SQUEEZE UP’S next single was another Madonna cover, “Who’s That Girl”, and was licensed in Scandinavia, Japan, Russia and Greece. In 2008 Danny released the house track “Pushin To The Top”; in collaboration with The Halmadaxx Team and with the help of International DJ’s reached number 1 on the Ministry Of Sound download chart; number 1 on the Djdownload.com chart and was top 10 on the Beatport progressive house chart.
After being hired to do a remix for Tommy Boy Records (New York), for the single “Heartbreak on Vinyl’” by Blake Lewis (from the US TV program American Idol 2007), which went to number 1 in the official Billboard Dance Chart U.S in 2010, Danny was signed exclusively to Tommyboy as a producer, and to Madtizzy Productions for DJ representation.
Fast Forward to late 2011 – OCT 21 – Danny Verde’s Remix of Lady Gaga’s YOU AND I is the #1 most downloaded on iTUNES of all the official remixes, and #1 on the BIllboard Dance Music Chart!!! As if that wasn’t enough, on the same chart, his remix of Eva’s Ashes is climbing as well!!! Jump three months to JAN 09, 2012, and Verde’s SECOND CONSECUTIVE Single with Lady Gaga , MARRY THE NIGHT, also tops at #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, at the same time that Rosabel’s LET ME BE MYSELF (on which one of the supporting remixes is Verde’s) , is at # 18. FEB 19, Verde scores another hit with Neon Hitch’s FUCK U BETTA which debuts #8 on Billboard Dance, and reaches #1 by first week of March. And Summer 2012 has welcomed yet two more Verde Remixes which are quickly becoming dance floor favorites: Cyndi Lauper’s SEX IS IN THE HEEL, and The Wanted’s CHASING THE SUN, which reached #1 Billboard in July, giving Danny his FOURTH #1 Billboard Club hit in less than nine months.
Already staple on the European Dance Circuit, 2010-11 proved to be a huge season for Danny in South America, where he has played literally every major city in Brazil…. in less than one year. However, it’s Danny’s ever increasing roster of US and Canadian venues & events for 2012 , that everyone ‘s lips buzzing with his name…..including NYC PRIDE Alegria, San Diego Pride Main Event, Vancouver Pride Rapture, Montreal Pride Main Event , DC’s Town, Boston’s House of Blues, Miami Winter Party Festival, Toronto, SFO’s Hero, White Party Week Miami, and now Purple Party. Several DJs can only produce. But when you talk about a Producer who can actually deliver a relentless set to a live audience, Danny Verde is the Man.
DJ Prince P (Dallas)
DJ Prince P, aka Philip Wilmut, started his journey as a DJ practicing with internationally-known DJ Brandon Moses.
He has had the honor of spinning at various local Dallas dance clubs including BJ’s NXS, Levu, Marty’s Live, Salt and S(4). In 2014, he was welcomed to the Purple DJ family by opening Purple Party Pride Edition’s Tea Dance, Spectrum.
Thriving on fun uplifting vocals with tribal beats and drum, DJ Prince P has quickly gained popularity for his energy and his ability to create a mood and atmosphere that lifts his listeners up and makes them feel good. Of his music, he says, “Seeing people’s eyes light up when they recognize a song gives me that extra drive and inspiration to create something magical. I love to make people happy and watch them fierce it out to their favorite tune.”
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