Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest
Post Malone, 21 Savage, Odesza, Frank Walker, DJ Vice
5201 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD, 21215
Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest
The multi-entertainment Budweiser InfieldFest features nationally-recognized musicians and bands, the popular MUG Club and unique attractions throughout the day as fans await the running of the Preakness Stakes.
2017 finds ODESZA’s Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight on the precipice of a musical takeover with their third full-length album ‘A Moment Apart.’ The relentless touring that followed sophomore release ‘In Return’ gave way to prolific studio sessions, and the result is a 16-track album representative of ODESZA’s growth and maturity: weighted atmospheres, shimmering synth lines and familiar feelings of nostalgia, optimism and hope.
The advance releases from the album give a glimpse into ODESZA’s dynamic range: from glittering and summery on “Line Of Sight (feat. WYNNE & Mansionair)” to cinematic and emotional on “Corners Of The Earth (feat. RY X)”. Instrumental tracks “Late Night” and “Meridian” bear trademark ODESZA synth and drum work, with the latter ushering in a subtle tone shift into slightly grittier territory.
As with their previous studio output, the album’s introspective nature belies the raw energy of the duo’s consistently sold-out live shows. New music, live instrumentation and all-new stage production are in store for the 2017 A Moment Apart Tour, the first incarnation of which debuted to 19,000 fans over two nights in May at the hallowed Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Vice isn’t your average deejay. Named one of “America’s Best DJs,” the LA native may perform on stage at some of the hottest clubs across the country, performing for sold-out audiences in major cities, but his presence can be felt everywhere – from the center of the crowd to the heart of the music that he creates, blends, and produces. “I’m that person who always pictures myself in the crowd,” Vice explains. “I’m not just the one standing and playing for everyone. As I approach each song I think, ‘How would I want this record played?’ And then I put my own unique spin on it.”
Inspired by his many travels, Vice’s music has the distinct ability to take listeners around the world to places such as Ibiza, Tokyo, London, and Hong Kong, like he did with his hit song “World Is Our Playground.” Whether it’s a fast-paced EDM song or a relaxing poolside beat, there’s a hint of adventure in every song that takes listeners to the various places that Vice has been to.
His impressive list of residences includes Marquee (Las Vegas and New York), LIV Miami, and Avenue in Los Angeles, in addition to performances at ULTRA Miami, Nocturnal Wonderland, and Electric Daisy Carnival. Recently signed to Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Vice is a genre-bending deejay that refuses to be confined to just one category of music. He has the ability to switch between different types of music genres, providing his audience with an experience similar to Coachella …except you won’t have to travel from stage to stage in order to experience that variety of music – you’ll simply dance till the sun comes up in one place.
Vice keeps his sound fresh and innovative by collaborating with a wide variety of artists, ranging from A-list to indie. He doesn’t confine himself to just type of Artist, recently releasing the melodic track “Bright Lights” with British singer-songwriter Estelle as well as “Bad Love” featuring up and coming indie singer Caitlyn Scarlett. He’s worked with everyone from Rihanna, Capitol Cities, and Linkin Park to Kelly Rowland. Having signed recently with Atlantic/APG, Vice continues to release music that compliments his genre-bending sound. His single with Youtube songstress, Jasmine Thompson & Skizzy Mars, “Steady 1234” has been received well and won Musical.ly’s Next Wave November competition. Mostly recently his single, “Obsession” with Jon Bellion has amassed millions of streams and become a crowd favorite. By constantly reinventing and updating his music, Vice always remains a key player in the game.
He combined his passion for music along with his love of sneakers by setting up in-store DJ booths in the CRSVR Boutiques that he owns in California and Las Vegas, creating a unique retail experience where “music meets fashion.” And this is just the beginning. He has plans to open more locations and take things to an international in the very near future.
The self-proclaimed foodie also has a passion for tacos and is the host of his web-series, “Electric Taco.”
What it all comes down to in the end is Vice’s passion for what he does best: music. “It’s just a feeling that overcomes your whole body,” he says. “It touches and transcends into me, and I’ve caught everyone on the same wavelength. I do what I love and I love what I do.”