3911 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX 75219
NEWS! Purple Party is burning hotter than ever as Trixie Mattel, the infamous star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, fans the flames of Ignite with a special performance on Friday night. The Rose Room at S4 will welcome over-the-top antics from one of the most controversial queenly exits to date. The fourth queen to sashay away will shantay her way into the 15th anniversary of Purple Party Weekend as she opens up the weekend and Friday’s Ignite party. Trixie Mattel will share the stage with the stars of the Rose Room for a night of fabulous performances while the dance floor erupts in the club below.
S4’s Rose Room is the Southwest’s premier venue for drag performance and gender illusion. Its popular shows feature some of the best performers in the country. Start your night off with a laugh and get ready to kick off your Purple Party Weekend with Ignite in the main club.
Purple Foundation is pulling out all the stops for Purple Party Weekend’s 15th anniversary, beginning with our epic Friday-night party, Ignite. This year Ignite burns hotter than ever with Spanish sensation Ivan Gomez headlining the night with an opening set by rising Texas star, DJ J Warren. The two will set the dance floor ablaze at the incomparable Station 4 (S4).
Born in Barcelona, Ivan Gomez is an internationally acclaimed DJ and producer with an eclectic but energetic style, harnessing the energy of the crowd through his mix of tribal, progressive, and tech house, tinged with soaring vocals and fueled by driving beats. Ivan has made a mark for himself as an international DJ, providing beats for Circuit Festival (Barcelona), PAPA Party, and in clubs across the world. He recently captured crowds stateside, headlining some of the circuit’s biggest running parties, including White Party Palm Springs 25 and 2014 Winter Party Festival in Miami. With six #1 Billboard chart mixes under his belt and an arsenal of original productions, in 2010 Ivan started his own recording label, Guareber Recordings, which has become a favorite for LGBT artists and fans.
Ignite returns to S4 this year for an even bigger and more amazing Purple Party Weekend opener, featuring a new and improved state-of-the-art sound system, dazzling light and laser show, and 24,000 square feet of club at your disposal to dance, create memories, and form friendships that will last forever. S4 is located in the heart of Oak Lawn in Dallas’s Cedar Springs entertainment district, and is a just short five-minute walk from our host hotel, the Warwick Melrose. This little party that began as a cocktail mixer has become one of the most sought after tickets of the weekend. You won’t want to miss a beat!
DJ Ivan Gomez (Barcelona)
Ivan Gomez has been DJing since he was 18 years old. He was absorbed by the big clubs and festivals in Europe. He has established himself and played through out the European continent in every major city: Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Naples, Milan, Rome, Cologne, London, Berlin to mention a few. In 2010 he makes the big jump to the American Continent – and from there on, his DJ Career takes on a completely new Direction, becoming an On-Demand International DJ, playing at the hottest Clubs and Parties world wide. Among the Parties that he has played around the world we have Circuit Festival (Barcelona), PRISM Festival (Toronto), Big Roger’s Vancouver Gay Pride (Vancouver), PAPA Party (NY, Tel Aviv, Barcelona), AREA (London), Gay Village (Rome), Criminal Candy (Naples), HustlaBall (Brussels), Karmabeat (Mexico City), Lesboa (Lisbon), Angels Events (Zurich) and Spirit of London (São Paulo). Further more, he holds residency and has had guest sets at several Clubs worldwide, such as The Week (São Paulo), Josefine (Belo Horizonte), Construction (Lisbon), Living (Mexico City), FLY (Toronto), GIAM (Rome), Kluster (Madrid), Red & Blue (Antwerp), Club Angel (Shanghai), plus many more.
On the production side, Ivan begins his career in 2008, with his first original production titled “Work My Beats”. This track became a favorite of several DJs worldwide, and got major acceptance from clubbers around the world. In 2010 he starts his own Recording Label – Guareber Recordings, and laying the foundation for him to become a Producer Sensation worldwide, and making Guareber Recordings become the favorite LGBT (and straight friendly) label from every major DJ and fan around the world. Further more, up-to-date, he has six (6) #1 Billboard Dance Club Charts. Finally, he has remixed for an extensive list of DJs and Artist through the past years, working on original remix work for the late Peter Rauhofer, Pet Shop Boys, Ono (Yoko Ono), Vassy, Cazzette, Dave Aude, Robbie Rivera, Offer Nissim, among many others.
Within the last few years, Ivan Gomez has become a Global Sensation – and in 2014 he will be headlining two of the United States biggest running Circuit Parties: Palm Springs White Party, on it’s 25th Anniversary and Winter Party Festival 2104 in Miami.