DJs often start out simply as passionate record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who simply have a ton of French horns lying around at home. Watch someone do what he loves with this GrouponLive deal to see Dash Berlin at Congress Theater on Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. For $13, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $25.49 value, including all fees).
Celebrated Dutch DJ Jeff X. Sutorius, known throughout the world as Dash Berlin, satiates the nocturnal cravings of the dance floor with futuristic and emotive trance music. His diverse influences come naturally: his father worked as a jazz drummer, his sister was a dancer who brought home his first taste of electronic music from the clubs where she performed, and his teenage years found him working in a record shop. From his first gigs spinning at underground warehouse parties in Copenhagen's vast subterranean warehouse district to his recent run of rocking nightclubs across the globe, Dash Berlin's supply of hypnotic rhythms has kept up with the demand for his performances. From 2007's moody hit "Till the Sky Falls Down" to the more ebullient recent track "Disarm Yourself", Dash's music traverses a wide but always-danceable emotional palette that moves in broad cascades of synth textures.