HydroTechnics Festival at Echo Lake | Afton, NY | July 21st, 2018 – July 23rd, 2018


  • Date:Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Monday, July 23, 2018
  • Venue:Echo Lake
  • Address:185 Echo Ln, Afton, NY 13730
  • Artists:Donald Glaude, Sandra Collins, Chris Lieberator, Drumsound, Baselinesmith, phace, DJ Icey, Scott Brown, DJ Rap, Poogie Bear, Robert Armani, 6Blocc, Gettoblaster, Nigel Richards, DJ Venom, Delerium, Girls & Boys, Starkiss, DJ Parallax, Dread, Candykid, Integrity, Sneaker & The Dryer, Dose the Alien, Mighty Mike Saga, Malphunction, Jack McDevitt, Soappy, Soma
  • Promoters:HydroTechnics Festival
  • Time:09:00 AM


Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America’s favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude. Ranked #68 on DJMag.com’s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald skyrocketed to #48 this year and his genius keeps on growing.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Donald’s love for music began at an early age. Originally a disciplined student of classical music, he was well-versed in the upright bass and violin. Any aspirations Donald had to continue in the classical vein vanished once he heard his first house record. With an ear for blending music already under his belt, and a love for the energy and soul of musical prodigies like George Clinton and Funkadelic, Donald began to amass a collection of house records which he taught himself to mix with a pair of mismatched turntables and a Radio Shack mixer.

Before Donald few DJs had attempted to spin house records. Donald’s fine ear helped him give birth to a new style. After mastering his craft, Donald began DJing in various clubs around Tacoma and Seattle. During that time he made several important connections which would launch his music to the forefront of what was quickly becoming one of the largest underground movements since New Wave in the late-70s. Perhaps the greatest connection Donald made was with another aspiring DJ and friend, DJ Dan.

Together Donald & DJ Dan sparked the rave scene in Seattle and developed large followings. Knowing that Donald possessed an energy and ability to work the crowd that was unparalleled to anyone else on the circuit, Dan convinced San Francisco’s legendary Funky Tekno Tribe to bring down his good friend Donald to play at one of their parties. Donald’s talents quickly made him a permanent fixture on F.T.T.’s roster.

Some DJs seek commercial acceptance. Donald, on the other hand, has always preferred an emotional connection with his audience. For Donald, house music is not simply a mixed bag of sound, but rather an experience that provokes the soul. Apart from his mastery on the decks, Donald is best known for his dynamic showmanship. He enjoys his music as much as his audience does. Embracing their energy, it is not uncommon to find Donald pumping his hands in the air, jumping up and down and shouting back his love to the crowd. It is this powerful signature style which has led fellow DJ and musical producer, Dave Aude, to call Donald the “James Brown of DJs.” Donald also caused some stir in 2005 and 2006 with his residency at ICE Nightclub in Las Vegas.

Donald’s uncompromising style and innovation show no sign of slowing down any time soon. With the credit of 5 full-length CDs and numerous remixes under his belt, Donald has focused much of his time to production work. Producing such dance floor hits as “Get Up” and “Soul Cha Cha”. As such, Donald has launched two record labels in which are causing rumblings in the industry. Eden Recordings, started with fellow DJ Rick V, and Durty Records, a collaboration with good friend Vince Lombardi.

Donald’s 2005 release, “This is Me” (Moist Music), is a 35-track double CD that defines his creativity, sound and vibrant style. Since its release, Donald’s fans have been eager to hear what’s next from their favorite DJ. Fans will be pleased to know that Donald’s hard at work on another double CD, “For the People” (Moist Music), a live recording and original tracks produced by Donald himself. With the completion of this latest project, the world should be prepared to experience all sides of Donald Glaude: DJ. Producer. ARTIST.

Continuing to be “The Hardest Working American Dj” Donald has many new projects planned for this upcoming year. He has a tour scheduled with “America’s Most Beloved Dj” Dj Dan and he also has another new CD releasing in 2007. Also expect new release from both of his labels Eden Recordings and Durty Records. You have seen him use his musical talents from bring his experience in playing bass, percussion, violin and then moving on to the turntable just show us his grasp on music. To mastering the turntable and then on to recently turned Serato user always expect the unexpected when you come see Donald Glaude.


Only two words are necessary to summarise the creative work of the artist named PHACE – Pioneering and Progressive.

PHACE is the alias used by Florian Harres, an electronic music producer, DJ and label owner from Hamburg, Germany. Over the past decade he not only defined his very own style of cutting-edge electronic music but also toured most corners of this planet, building a large, faithful global following.

His wide-ranging back catalogue of music includes three full length albums (PSYCHO, FROM DEEP SPACE and RAUM UND ZEIT), various EP’s (e.g. NOW & TOMORROW, ENERGIE, MOTOR, VITREOUS, and more) plus countless singles and collaborations (e.g. BRAINWAVE, COLD CHAMPAGNE, PROGRAM, DESERT ORGY, and more).

Phace’s music is released on the world’s biggest indie labels such as VISION, OWSLA, MAU5TRAP, SHOGUN AUDIO, VIRUS, CRITICAL, SUBTITLES (amongst others), and of course NEOSIGNAL RECORDINGS, his own imprint.

His sound is best described by twisted bass, rhythmical experimentation, high contrast ambience, deep cinematic themes, explosive energy, and yet human analog soul and funk. This unique approach is constantly piquing demand for appearances at clubs, festivals and media around the globe.

With support from artists such as e.g. AMON TOBIN, NOISIA, SKRILLEX, ANDY-C, PENDULUM, GOLDIE, SKREAM, KOAN SOUND, MISANTHROP, CULPRATE, ALIX PEREZ, BLACK SUN EMPIRE, MEFJUS, ROCKWELL, MAYHEM, ICICLE, CHASE & STATUS, FRICTION, FEED ME, KILL THE NOISE, OPIUO, one can easily say that within this style of music it is quite hard to find a comparable contemporary artist shaping a sound and musical movement in a similar way.

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