DJs often begin as avid record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of French horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal to the Bounce Music Festival featuring Alesso at Longbranch on Friday, October 26, from 8 p.m. until 2:30 a.m. For $40, you get a ticket package (up to a $68.70 value, including all fees). Each package includes the following:
- One general-admission ticket (up to a $46.70 value)
- VIP entrance (a $15 value)
- One drink, including well, beer, soda, or water (up to a $7 value)
Touting itself as an “international touring electronic dance music festival,” Bounce Music Festival corrals world-renowned DJs and house-music masters together to pour a deluge of beats over fans of EDM. Headliner Alesso, a 21-year old Swedish DJ and music producer, spins signature progressive house tunes such as “Nillionaire” and “Every Chance We Get We Run,” the latter of which was a collaboration with David Guetta, and Tegan and Sara. Michael Woods takes over one of Longbranch’s three stages for a rousing set, where he harnesses an eclectic musical background that includes classical training at Pimlico’s Trinity College of Music, and fluency in the piano and trumpet to craft his own pulsing sound. “We’ve Only Just Begun” perpetually shifts gears, setting off dance explosions with tractor-beam keyboards and numerous bass drops. House DJ dBerrie remixes beloved hits such as Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and DJ Kevin Focus incites head bobs, arm waving, and frenetic journaling as he energetically taps snare pads and mans a row of turntables.