SHINE | The Dallas Pride Pool Party

September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SISU Uptown Resort
2508 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
21+ // $30 Door // Discounted Tickets & Passes Available // Benefiting Local HIV/AIDS Organizations
Purple Foundation, Inc.

Building on the continued success and positive feedback of our Purple Party Weekend pool party, RISE, we’re sure you will enjoy our new Dallas Pride event: SHINE | The Dallas Pride Pool Party. Legendary top-ranked DJ and Grammy-nominated Tony Moran will headline this new pool event, whose thunderous beats have been resonating throughout arenas and legendary clubs around the world and have been dominating the Billboard charts for decades. Becoming a pool party veteran, local favorite DJ Benson Wilder is sure to revitalize and leave you wanting more.

A short mile away from the strip, Sisu is one of Dallas’s premiere party destinations and the frequent host of international DJ superstars. As one of the most popular venues of Purple Party Weekend, Sisu offers friendly hospitality, a gorgeous saltwater pool, deluxe cabanas, and a delicious menu of drinks and culinary bites to keep you fueled and dancing until sunset. This is sure to be THE Dallas Pride event not to miss!

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DJ Tony Moran (NYC)

DJ Tony Moran

DJ Tony Moran

The thunderous beats of New Yorker Tony Moran have resonated throughout clubs and arenas around the world, and have dominated the Billboard dance charts for decades. When artists like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Mary J Blige, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez want to tear up the dance floor, they call upon the top-ranked DJ and Grammy™ nominated producer and remixer for The Moran Sound — hard hitting tribal house anthems infused with the latest cutting edge sounds in electronica.

Tony Moran, however, is more than a man that works the DJ booth and studio. An accomplished singer and songwriter, he has released a number of independent singles and CDs throughout his three-decade long (and counting) career. His latest offering, entitled MAGIC is a universal embrace of soul, sympathy and conviction. MAGIC has been two years in the making, and follows hot on the heels of his previous tour de force double dance CD, THE EVENT. The lead single from MAGIC is You Are, an original Moran composition featuring powerful vocals by Frenchie Davis.

EARLY ROOTS Drawing strength from the challenges of his childhood surroundings in Brooklyn, Tony Moran capitalized on the melting pot of creativity that lay before him in the form of music. It’s hard to say whether Tony Moran discovered music or music discovered Tony Moran, but after naturally gravitating to the DJ tables and attracting partygoers by the hundreds to his gigs, Tony Moran himself got discovered by a program director of a prominent radio station in New York City in the early 80s.

DJ Tony Moran

DJ Tony Moran

Buoyed by local buzz, Tony Moran, at age 19, struck a fateful collaboration with producer Albert Cabrera. Dubbed The Latin Rascals, the pair fused the latest dance beats with hints of their Latin heritage into an explosive freestyle mix of club music. The result: the million-plus selling dance topper and pop smash, Show Me by the Cover Girls.

This success opened the floodgates to producing and remixing work for a variety of artists ranging from Run-DMC and LL Cool J to The Beach Boys and Diana Ross, who struck gold on the dance floor with the Latin Rascals’ magic touch. The duo, with Moran on lead vocals, also busied themselves performing live in clubs and stadiums across the country.

FLYING SOLO Heeding the call to develop himself artistically as an individual, Tony Moran went on to write, remix and produce albums and songs for a range of acts as diverse as Michael Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Cher, Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Jennifer Holiday, Jon Secada, Barry Manilow, Kenny G and even the London Symphony Orchestra.

Not to be left out, of course, are club queens Deborah Cox, Kristine W, Suzanne Palmer and Inaya Day, who have all churned out dance smash after dance smash with Tony Moran at the helm.

With more than 800 titles, dozens of Top 40 pop hits and countless No. 1 dance singles to his credit, the two-time Grammy-nominated Tony Moran shows no signs of slowing down. Driven as ever, but imbued with the creative freedom to develop and evolve his trademark sound on his own terms, Tony Moran — like his contemporaries and role models Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Bob Sinclair and David Guetta — is taking his music across the globe from the Americas to Europe to Asia and back.

With Tony Moran, the beat goes on…

DJ Benson Wilder (Dallas)

DJ Benson Wilder

DJ Benson Wilder

DJ Benson Wilder is no stranger to the dance floor or the DJ booth. His eclectic, energetic sound blends the worlds of circuit, club and house music, delivering pulsating rhythms, soaring melodic vocals, and flat out dirty beats designed to inspire and electrify his audience.

Benson Wilder has been making music since 2000 when he started distributing podcasts regularly through online DJ communities. He’s played events and parties for groups like AGLIFF, HRC, Octopus Club, Purple Foundation, Splash Days, and Ted Baker.

In 2006, Benson started his Sunday residency, Church, at Rain on 4th in Austin, TX. He headlined Austin’s infamous Big Gay Brunch and made a name for himself with both gay and straight audiences while rocking Terrace59’s monthly rooftop party. Benson made his circuit debut headlining Splash Day’s Get Wet Party and his first Purple appearance during 2014’s Purple Party Weekend, opening for DJ Grind at Rise. Since then he’s proudly joined Purple Foundation as a committee member.

Through the years Benson Wilder has developed a true love for the amazing people that fill dance floors and the talented DJs that fuel them. Those are the people that inspire him and keep him motivated to share his passion on the decks or through his Podcast, Reclaimed Peak.