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On a beautiful Saturday afternoon May 22, 2010, I had the pleasure of spinning at Houston’s Best Electronic Music Festival. Praia Urbana has been serving the Electronic Dance Community in Houston for the past four years. This was the 16th edition and each time it has gotten bigger and better. Held at The Last Concert Cafe in Downtown Houston, it was the perfect venue for this event.
There were two stages for club goers to be entertained with some of the Best International and Local DJs. Gonzalo Menoyo (Spain), Gareth James (UK), Cilly C (Austin), Alex Clavijo (Houston), Bobby Blyss (Houston), Esteban Torres (Houston) and myself were on the Praia Stage (Main Stage). Greg Yuen (San Francisco) Ethan Klein (Houston), Suraj K (Houston), Darrin Sterling (Houston), Benzo (Houston), Al Munzo (Mexico) were at the Urbana Stage.
All of us basically did two 30-40 min sets which started at 2pm and ended at 11pm.
I got there about 4:30 in the afternoon and there was a nice size crowd – maybe 300. I was told that they sold about 700 pre-sale tickets before the event. I get to the Praia Stage and Gareth James was in the middle of his first set. I could tell immediately that this was going to be a great time with the vibe and tone he set. Every DJ for that matter rocked it! My first set was around 5:30pm. By that time, the crowd had doubled in size and more people were coming in.
Here was my first set list
Ron Reeser & Dan Saenz – Turn it up
Tom Sawyer – South American
Tai – Rocking the Set (Audiofun Remix)
Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
Lex Da Funk & Mixin Marc – Get down
Swedish House Mafia – Leave the world behind
Swedish House Mafia vs Robin S – Show One Love (Hardwell Remix)
Robbie Rivera feat. Lizze Curious – Set me free (Chris Moody Remix)
Dee-lux – Hot hot hot
The vibe was so great. For those that were there, it didn’t even feel like you were in Houston. You would think we were in Miami or another country. There was definitely a nice mixture of people from all over. Europeans, Columbians, Brazilians, Mexicans, all walks of life attended this event. Even some people from New Jersey showed up. Tracy Dimarco from the Reality TV show Jerseylicious was in town and dropped by with her entourage just in time for my second set.
The sun was starting to set for my second set at about 8pm and the crowd was now at it’s peak. Over 1000 people is what it looked like from what I could see. The Sea of people dancing and throwing their hands up was amazing.
Here was my second set list:
Douster – King of Africa
Roger Sanchez – 2gether (Chris Moody Remix)
Dolce, Alex Muller, Brienne – Make that beat
Bad Boy Bill – Fast Life (Mixin Marc & Lex Da Funk Remix)
Afrojack & Sidney Samson – Quacky
Christina Aguilera – Not myself tonight (Laidback Luke Instrumental)
Benny Benassi feat. Kelis – Spaceship (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
Austin Leeds – La Bonita
Virtual Sound – Like in Mexico 2010 (Mexican House Cartel)
After my set Alex Clavijo took the crowd into a frenzy with his set before Gonzalo closed out the event. I give big props to Alex C., Bobby Blyss, and the rest of the Praia Urbana crew for putting this event. Alex and Bobby are definitely very talented DJ’s that is helping shape the Houston Electronic Music Scene. I can’t wait for the next Praia Urbana 17 in July!