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Dance In The Park Charlotte


One day house music festival celebrating the journey of dance music from Disco to Deep House.

1

Day

Of great dance music celebrating the journey from Disco to Deep House

10

Hours

Celebrating the journey of dance music from Disco to Deep House.

12

Performers

Regional and National DJ's and performers.

Artists


Official DJ Lineup

  • DJ Andy Kastanas

    DJ Justice

    IG: @trueschooljusticethedj

    ThatGuySmitty

    2014 Best Lounge DJ and 2016 Best Club DJ by Creative Loafing Charlotte

  • DJ Marcus Wade

    Salt Shaker Records / Dance In The Park / RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party

    Jason Brooks

    Futuro Sounds

    MalFunkShun

    Big Puffy Yellow / Basement

  • Charles Gatling

    Raw Substance Records

    Dj Badala B

    RELEASE! Classic and Soulful House Party / Trendsetter DJs

    Gary Jackmaster Wallace

    Hit Agency / RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party / T's Box Records

DJ Andy Kastanas
A native of Athens, has been spinning in Charlotte for over 30 years. Played and helped open many clubs from the disco days of yesteryear to the megaclubs of today; like The Odyssey, Park Elevator, and Mythos. Was a dance music columnist for the Charlotte Observer and Dance Music Authority, and one of the first radio mixshow djs, starting with the Friday Night Hot Mix in 1987, Alternamix and Sounds Of Progress in 90's, and ending with Mythos Clubmix in 2000. A Billboard Reporter for the "Club Play" charts for over 15 years. Has played alongside many world class djs like Paul Okenfold, and Junior Vasquez at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Remix credits range from Taylor Dayne, and Jhana to an electro mix of the first house record ever made - "On And On" by Jesee Saunders. Loves and plays all forms of house, from Deep and NuDisco to Tribal and Progressive, but enjoys many other dance music genres as well.
DJ Justice
IG: @trueschooljusticethedj
K.I.S.S.= Keeping It Soulful & Simple Is The Musical Philosophy of D.J. Justice, A Staple In The Charlotte Soulful Music Scene For 15 years Who Specializes In Classic Soul/Jazz/R&B, House Music Hip-Hop, Etc . With A Broad House Music Range From Garage Classics, Soulful House Staples, and Afro-House, D.J. Justice Always Keeps The Crowd Moving. His Mastery On The Two Turntables Has Earned Him The Opportunity To Open For Legends: Kool D.J. Red Alert, Rich Medina (HOME), DJ Kemit, Daz-I Kue, & Others. Music Lovers Can Enjoy D.J. Justice In Charlotte, N.C. Every 4th Saturday As The Resident DJ at Su Casa & Every 1st Saturday at “Off The Wall” As Well As Other Various Venues In The City & Abroad.
ThatGuySmitty
2014 Best Lounge DJ and 2016 Best Club DJ by Creative Loafing Charlotte
Voted 2014 "Best Lounge DJ" (critics) and 2016 "Best Club DJ" (readers) in Charlotte by the staff of Creative Loafing...Charlotte native and self proclaimed "urban-techno-hippie", That Guy Smitty, brings 20+ years of experience and bill-paying skills to the mix every time he's behind the decks. Born and raised in the Charlotte underground-dance music scene (R.I.P), Smitty has held down residencies at the A-list of legendary nightclubs in the city including; Mythos, Tonic, HOM, Tutto Mondo & Liquid Lounge, and has played with and is respected by many of industry's top House DJ's. He can currently be found spinning his signature "#earholegoodness" Wednesday nights, weekly, at Soul Gastrolounge in Plaza-Midwood.
DJ Marcus Wade
Salt Shaker Records / Dance In The Park / RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party
DJ Marcuis is recognized as an innovator and driving force in the Carolina house music scene. His music and production style is a fusion of soulful and deep house to jackin' house. Focusing his musical style on house music in 2000, it is the uniqueness of his music selections, blends and live remixes that make him stand out from the DJ pack. DJ Marcuis meanders through melodic basslines and impactful vocals to take the audiences on a spiritual journey. In 1998, DJ Marcuis renovated and opened Club Salt Shaker in North Carolina bringing a new club concept into region. In 2001, DJ Marcuis created and launched the independently syndicated radio program "Cross Culture Radio", a 2 hour radio show that featured the latest in soulful house music in several terrestrial radio markets and internet stations across the country. Today, Cross Culture Radio has been rebranded as Salt Shaker Radio and is currently aired weekly on internet radio stations worldwide, including Ibiza Live Radio (Ibiza, ES) and House Station Radio (Rome, IT). In 2006, Salt Shaker Productions was established as an event production company to promote dance music events. Salt Shaker Productions has produced several festival events in the state of North Carolina and continues to create and produce events during the Winter Music Conference, IPM Rome and in Ibiza. DJ Marcus launched Salt Shaker Records in early 2010, focusing on the creation and promotion of quality and impactful house music. Salt Shaker Music Group was created in 2013 as an umbrella organization to manage the business of Salt Shaker Records and Salt Shaker Productions. DJ Marcus and the team at Salt Shaker Music Group are creating music brands and products aimed at impacting this world through dance music. In September of 2014, DJ Marcus with DJ and production partner Gary 'Jackmaster' Wallace established the RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party in Charlotte, NC. The party proved to be an instant success to the house starved market in Charlotte. The monthly party is still active and growing today. It is through these avenues that DJ Marcus will fulfill his creed, "The world is my stage. House music is my voice. It's time to be heard."
Jason Brooks
Futuro Sounds
In the world of music there is not much Jason Brooks has not been a part of. For over 10 years he has produced and remixed many top music projects, all while maintaining a demanding international dj schedule and running his label, Futuro Sounds. JB first gained success with Ian Carey under the name Soul Providers.  The DJ, production/remix duo released a string of chart topping productions, most notable, their first release “Rise” reaching gold status in several countries. As a DJ, he has been touring the world since 2000 and is known for playing Upfront House music and deep pumping beats. Although he has had equal success as a producer and songwriter, he is quick to tell you, he is a DJ first. Although deeply rooted in the big room, anthem, festival scene his signature event, Sunset Soirée, allows him to deliver a super sexy experience for lovers of Deep House music.
MalFunkShun
Big Puffy Yellow / Basement
Originally from Miami, MalFunkShun has made his mark on the Queen City dance scene as the resident dj for Big Puffy Yellow and Bassment Charlotte. MalFunkShun's sound ranges from tripped out tech house to the dirty baselines. If he can't make your booty move, your booty must be dead....
Charles Gatling
Raw Substance Records
Charles Gatling was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey.  His love for music started at the early age of 9 with his father always playing various genres of music on his record player.  Listening to New York radio stations with countless mix shows, Charles became interested in mixing music, and at the age of 16 Charles purchased his first set of turntables, two Technics, and a mixer.  This was the beginning of his over 25 years of spinning records as a dj. Playing at block parties, school functions, and private parties during his teenage years, Charles developed smooth, flawless mixing skills. While enlisted in the U.S. Navy, at age 19 Charles had the opportunity to dj at clubs in San Diego, California; Seattle, Washington; Subic Bay, Philippines; and Perth, Australia.  After nine years residing in San Diego, Charles returned to New Jersey and started djing for entertainment companies and clubs in the Tri State area.  From 2010 - 2016 Charles residency was at a local lounge in the Newark Ironbound Section, and he was invited to perform as a guest dj at multiple establishments during this 6-year period. Additionally, Charles had a deep passion for music production.  Upon deciding to pursue his passion, Charles, along with John Crockett, formed the production team, Working Underneath LLC in 2000.  Working Underneath was fortunate to have singles released and signed by:  Siesta Music, Phuture Sole, Space Kat Records, and Gossip/UNDO Records.  Later Working Underneath formed their own label, Haus’flor Records, where they released future projects.  Charles also collaborated with London’s Phil Hooton as Jersey Katz and released two songs on Phil’s label, Rapture Trax.  Charles first solo EP, The Journey, was released on Cyberjamz Records which is on Traxsource.com. In 2015 Charles formed his own record label, RAW SUBSTANCE LLC, with the first single, “Get Deep”, being released in March 2017 and future projects in the works.
Dj Badala B
RELEASE! Classic and Soulful House Party / Trendsetter DJs
Gary Jackmaster Wallace
Hit Agency / RELEASE! Classic & Soulful House Party / T's Box Records
Gary has been building a musical repertoire that has been synonymous with the advent of House music. As a legendary DJ/Producer and former Billboard Magazine Club Reporter, and music buyer at the Iconic Chicago record store Imports Etc, Wallace has played at legendary clubs in Chicago including Aka's, COD'S Heroes, The Riviera, Mr.Ricky's Chick Rick House ,The Warehouse, DeJoie's, Comfort Zone and also numerous parties for R.Kelly. Producer, artist and record label executive, this quadruple threat whose impact on the Chicago House music scene can be measured in in multiple ways, continues to drive the dance and urban music movement with his raw talent. To see where he is headed, one only has to journey back to his robust discography. Wallace has been the driving force along with Rick Lenoir and Larry Thompson behind musical gems such as Black Traxx on House Jam Records Xaviera Gold "Good Luv," "Y'All Ready For This!," "House Has Taken Over Me," "Party-Time," "Spell on Me," "Don't Play Me Raw," on the legendary record label Sleeping Bag Records "Double Asunder," "When I Fell In Love," The UBQ Project "Gotta Have You," and the Mirage Entertainment Group conglomerate of labels (House Jam , Nightclub, House N Effect,Tempest and Music Box Records. "I grew up loving music,” says Wallace. “I was often inspired by the creativity and innovation heard on Chicago's hottest radio mix shows." Mentored by renowned A&R Sr. VP of Sony/RCA Records Executive Wayne Williams, the man responsible for bringing R.Kelly to Jive Records, Wallace has cultivated a keen knowledge of music, artistry, and the business of music. The other key influences on his career include Farley Jackmaster Funk, Larry Thompson (LNR) Rick Lenoir, Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzalez. Since embarking on the latest chapter in his musical career as President of The Hit Agency & Director of Operations and A&R of T's Box & T's Crate Recordings , Wallace's knack for electrifying the global music community will continue in full-effect as he spins the best in soulful house music , produces the head-bobbing, feet moving hits, and identifies and brings to market the best in cutting edge artists.Chicago native and now Charlotte NC transplant and curator of the super successful monthly event Release Classic and Soulful House Party.Gary holds residencies down at Soul Gastrolounge and in Los Angeles at Resident LA with Wayne Williams as well as running T's Box recordings for The legendary Terry Hunter.​

TICKETS


Tickets are on sale May 15th through the day of the event.

    • $15

    • General Admission

      • On sale August 1st - August 5th.
      • General admission ticket.
      • Children under 12 are free.
      • Patron is allowed to bring lawn chairs.
      • Small coolers are permitted.
      • Ticket purchase is non refundable and non transferrable.
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Contact


Dance In The Park, LLC

Email

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