Alpha 9 Weekly Selections

Alpha 9 and Spencer Brown bring the feels to Washington, D.C.


On Thursday night, Soundcheck continued its run of incredible shows with Spencer Brown and Arty’s Alpha 9 alias heading to Washington, D.C. The rising Anjunabeats star and Arty’s re-emerging trance profile made for a truly memorable night at D.C.’s intimate venue.

Making waves within the Anjunabeats label and the progressive house scene, Spencer Brown’s return to Washington, D.C. was highly anticipated. The young American brought an incredible energy to the decks, mixing in established vocals from ‘Frozen Ground’ and ‘Higher Love’ with some of his high-profile tracks like ‘Always Do You,’ ‘Embarcadero,’ and ‘Chalice.’ Brown has been a popular name thrown around by fans for Above & Beyond’s ABGT250 at The Gorge and his 90-minute set proved why.

After returning at Ultra Music Festival in March, Arty’s Alpha 9 alias has been making waves throughout the electronic music industry. Thursday night illustrated the power that Alpha 9 commands on the decks, wonderfully blending trance, progressive house, and energetic beats for more than two hours. The tracklist was something that all electronic music fans could appreciate, tying in Pryda, Above & Beyond, Andrew Bayer, Orjan Nielsen, Ferry Corsten, and more. Highlighting the set were some of Arty’s classics including the likes of ‘Higher Place,’ ‘You Got to Go,’ ‘Zara’, his remix of London Grammer’s ‘Hey Now,’, and ‘Punk Rock-N-Rolla Remix’ for Ferry Corsten. The Alpha 9 performance was riveting and kept the crowd moving through the end of the night. The diehard fans stayed through the end and were rewarded with a set that will be remembered.

As the summer continues to come into full force, hopefully, Arty’s Alpha 9 performances continue as they do not disappoint. Blending high energy with an impeccable tracklist, few can replicate the emotional ride that the Russian can when behind the decks.