September 18, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Patio at Station 4 (S4)
3911 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
18+ // $14.99+ Online // $30 Door // Included in Purple Pride Pass // Benefiting Local LGBT Organizations
Purple Foundation, Inc.

SPECTRUM | The Dallas Pride Tea Dance 2016

Immediately following the Dallas Pride Parade on Sunday, we’re wrapping the weekend up with DJ Joe Gauthreaux at our tea dance event, SPECTRUM, held on the massive patio of S4. Joe Gauthreaux has made a name for himself across the world with his popular chart-topping remixes and original productions, like the release of “Bye Felicia”. He’s spun at all the big parties, like Southern Decadence, Atlantis Cruises, White Party Palm Springs, and even headlined Purple Party Weekend’s tenth anniversary in 2010. Opening for Joe is Dallas local DJ Benson Wilder, who’s no stranger to the dance floor or DJ booth. His podcasts have been garnering attention with online DJ communities since 2000, and his energetic blend of circuit, club, and house music has allowed him to spin for parties in Austin, Dallas, and New York City. S4 is conveniently located in the heart of The Strip and has an expansive multi-level patio with more than ample seating for visiting with friends and plenty of space for dancing as the sun sets on your Dallas Pride weekend.

DJ Joe Gauthreaux (NYC)

DJ Joe Gauthreaux

DJ Joe Gauthreaux

As one of the most sought after DJs and Producers in the industry, Joe Gauthreaux (pronounced GO TROW) has a resume full of club appearances and main events that spans the last 15 years – with the list ever growing. He has played almost every major circuit event all over the world, including Winter Party Festival, Black Party New York, White Party Miami, Song Kran Bangkok, New Year’s Rio at The Week, Atlantis Cruises, among others. A staple at major clubs across North America, Brazil and Asia, while holding multi-year residencies in several key markets across the world, his name is synonymous with having a driving and unique musical experience.

His production career has included official remixes of major dance artists like Steven Redant, Leo Blanco, Tony Moran and Kristine W., not to mention mainstream top 40 artists like Adele, Rita Ora, Blondie, Troye Sivan, Justin Bieber, & Brian Justin Crum. Most recently, his big room progressive-tribal remix of Diana Ross’ classic anthem “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” with Brazilian producer DJ Leanh, has taken the circuit by storm, with major support by GSP, Suri, and many more.

Constantly evolving, Gauthreaux has now taken his music to the next level with his own house music label “Prop D Recordings,” with his 2014 debut single “Bye Felicia” featuring Mitch Amtrak reaching number 5 on the Billboard Dance Chart, making Gauthreaux an official Billboard Recording Artist. Follow up singles “February (Our Last Kiss)” featuring Abigail, and “The Urge In Me” featuring Inaya Day, rose even higher, peaking at numbers 4 & 3, repectively . He also wrote and produced the sleeper hit “You Are My Family,” also featuring Inaya Day on vocals, which has turned into a modern day gay pride classic. The heartfelt anthem has united crowds all over the world with its important message of family and brotherhood. As both songwriter and producer on his original productions, Gauthreaux is a major creative force to be reckoned with in the dance music industry. As for where he goes next, he says “Challenging myself is the only way I know how to keep growing. Staying still or moving sideways has never been of interest to me – I’m always looking forward.”

Whether you are expecting big vocals, house rhythms, progressive-tech beats, or tribal drums, Joe Gauthreaux will have you experiencing a musical journey you won’t ever forget.

DJ Benson Wilder (Dallas)

DJ Benson Wilder

DJ Benson Wilder

DJ Benson Wilder is no stranger to the dance floor or the DJ booth. Currently Resident DJ at the Dallas Eagle, Benson Wilder was recently named “Best Club DJ In Dallas” by the Dallas Voice readership. Benson is also half of the DJ duo Wilpower, a project he shares with DJ Philip Webb. His DJ career began in 2000 when he started distributing "podcasts" through online DJ communities. Later he became resident at Rain on 4th in Austin, TX. In his career, Benson Wilder has played events for Purple Foundation’s Pride and Purple Party Weekends, Splash Days, Furball, Honeypot, Bear Dance and others. His eclectic, energetic sound blends the worlds of tribal, circuit and house music, delivering pulsating rhythms, soaring melodic vocals, and a special sound designed to inspire and electrify his audience.