During the long search to find a venue in Washington DC to house his Glow events, Panorama Productions owner Antonis Karagounis sought to avoid his one “pet peeve”. “Giant columns in the centre of the dancefloor,” he tells DJ Mag.
The fruit of his labours is Echostage, the warehouse venue (“with unobstructed sight lines from everywhere” he proudly admits) he took over in late 2011. Containing one gargantuan space and three mezzanines suspended around the sides, it wears its multi-layered LED wall with pride and has a d&b Audio V Series soundsystem personally recommended by Tiësto.
Less than two years on the go, its billing line-up reads pretty much like the DJ Mag Top 100, with everyone from Richie Hawtin to Nero representing alongside the likes of Ferry Corsten and Avicii. Echostage is one of the biggest of them all.