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In its 15 years, Dallas Purple Party has evolved and grown. The Purple Party main event gets better every year. Since it’s not our style to disappoint, for our 15th anniversary we’ve enlisted the musical forces of our finest Purple Alumni to bring you something special and spectacular. Saturday night, DJs Alyson Calagna and Shane Steil will be your musical guides as Purple Foundation takes you on a journey of sound, light, and spirit—leaving you with monumental memories and making a difference in lives of people with HIV/AIDS.
The Purple Party main event returns to South Side Music Hall for a party that will shake Dallas from 9:00 p.m.–5:00 a.m. The party gets started with Shane Stiel returning to Dallas from L.A. after impressing partygoers with an amazing performance during Score last year. Shane’s presence and powerful sound make for a fantastic party. He’ll immediately capture you with his energetic style of circuit, tribal and, vocal house.
The party goes on…
After serving a Tea Dance like no other at last year’s Revival party, international DJ and producer Alyson Calagna will make her seventh Purple appearance, headlining Purple Party Weekend’s signature event. Her driving rhythms and infectious grooves create an unparallelled dancefloor experience. Her passion and skill are organic and carnal, uplifting and energetic. With an international list of appearances—across the United States and in Brazil, Mexico, Montreal and beyond—Calagna has perfected a sound that is globally influenced and instantly recognizable. She will not only fill the dancefloor, but your spirit as well.
Purple Party will continue to raise the stakes, as our fantastic partygoers and sexy dancers take to floor, backed by a dazzling light show complete with enhanced lasers by Laseronics and production by Onstage Systems, one of the top EDM festival producers in the world.
Dallas Purple Party Weekend 15 is May 8–11. Passes are on sale now. Book early and take advantage of one of the best weekend deals on the circuit. The Purple Party Main Event tickets are also available separately at $40 for early birds, $60 in advance, and $80 at the door—so act before February 13th to get 50% off door prices.
For those traveling to Dallas, the luxurious, historic, four-diamond Warwick Melrose will be your host hotel again. Last year our host hotel completely sold out, and we expect the same this year, so plan now, book early and get ready for the time of your life.
DJ Alyson Calagna (Miami)
DJ Alyson Calagna’s dancefloor is where faith and fable; gods and goddesses; and discovery and desire meet in a new truthology of sound.
The outernational DJ is the pioneer behind the sound of “Omtronica,” mixing sexual, sensual and spiritual rhythms with tones of empowerment and ecstasy. From beats of shared consciousness to the tribal ballet of contemporary longings, Calagna’s unique blend of organic sound, poetic wisdom and modern pulses combine to bring the listener to center of their conscience and the heart of the dancefloor.
With an international list of appearances – across the United States and in Brazil, Mexico, Montreal and beyond – Calagna has perfected a sound that is globally influenced and instantly recognizable. Her music has appeared on NBC’s, MTV and the USA networks. She has had releases on major dance labels such as Nervous, Stereo Productions, Intenso and Star69. She has also headlined some of the largest venues around the world including Pacha, Space, Crobar, The Government, The Village and more. Alyson has played events with DJ’s Danny Tenaglia, Chus and Ceballos, Boris and David Penn just to name a few. Critics have lauded her for discovering an unmistakable “sound of her own,” and she has garnered a dedicated following in nearly every corner of the world.
By creating a world both personal and external – of both breathing and breathlessness – Calagna, and those tuned into her, become lamas of the mind . . . the mantra . . . the mat . . . and the floor.
DJ Shane Stiel (LA)
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If you’ve ever heard DJ Shane Stiel spin, you’re immediately convinced this guy was born to DJ. From the all-night events of the Rocky Mountains in his early years to the high-energy club events of the West Coast, this DJ turned Navy veteran turned DJ is making one indelible impression on the club scene and shows no signs of slowing down.
A Colorado native whose musical roots were fueled by hip-hop, 80s, rock and EDM, Shane found inspiration in artists like Seb Fontaine and Judge Jules. In the late 90′s, his DJ career kicked-off when he scored his first gig with ColoradoRave.com during one of their popular festival events. One night was enough to convince not only the crowd, but festival promoters, that he was ready for more and shortly after he became the company’s top resident. After leaving ColoradoRave, he continued to work closely with friend and party promoter Ryan Dykstra. Dykstra’s successful long-running night at Club Pure gave Shane a chance to meet and befriend several well-known DJ/producers like Kimball Collins, George Acosta, Guy Ornadel, and Jon Bishop.
Years of hard work and determination later, Shane landed some well-deserved time alongside several major global headliners. His big break came in 1999 when he played alongside George Acosta, officially solidifying his name in the Denver nightlife scene. Shane quickly became a regular fixture in the DJ booths at Denver nightclub’s Traxx 2000 and Club Matrixx, earning praise and respect as one of Colorado’s top DJs. Big names like Tiesto, The Crystal Method, Deep Dish and Digital Assassins were taking note which helped him secure coveted opening spots, working with them at events.
At the height of his DJ career, the events of 9/11 struck a personal cord in Shane and, in early 2003, he took a break from music to join the Navy. The military eventually brought him to San Diego and, after relocating, he immersed himself in the local nightlife culture. This was all the inspiration he needed to get back to doing what he loves the most.
A decade later, Shane has risen through the ranks to become not just an international DJ, having headlined major events in the US, Canada, and Mexico, he’s become a brand. In 2012, he launched HAUS of STIEL, a hybrid DJ/production/promotion company fusing his signature sound & style with a visual performance element that his throngs of fans – known as HAUS HEADZ – have adopted as a “persona” of sorts when attending his events. Shane continues his DJ domination with residencies at clubs in Denver, San Francisco, and San Diego, headlining signature club events all over the world, producing his own regular podcast, and developing new music projects, both in the studio and in the clubs.