Weekend Two at The Brooklyn Mirage supplied a triumphant lineup featuring Dom Dolla, Tiësto, and Hardwell, and the experience lived up to the hype.
The organizers at The Brooklyn Mirage have meticulously curated an exciting lineup for the upcoming summer, and they show no signs of slowing down as further announcements are yet to come. But before we get too ahead of ourselves let’s take a look at what went down during the season opener. Kicking off the first week, attendees were treated to not just one but two consecutive days of electrifying performances by Chris Lake, culminating in an unforgettable finale by Tchami.
As the second weekend approached, the venue continued to embrace a scene-dominating landscape, featuring the captivating sounds of Dom Dolla, followed by the iconic presence of Tiësto and the highly anticipated return of Hardwell. This finely curated sequence commenced with immersive house music and concluded with the soundwaves of world-renowned DJs who evoked a sense of nostalgia, ensuring a compelling experience for all attendees.
Of course, I just had to be part of the action and so, I delved deep into the immersive experience provided by weekend two. Let’s take a look at what was witnessed.
On Friday, Renowned DJ and producer Dom Dolla mesmerized his dedicated fans.
Dom Dolla kicked off the fun with an unforgettable evening at one of the most renowned venues in the US, where two sold-out shows took place. As Dom took the stage on Friday, anticipation filled the air, amplified by the debut of an exquisite, unreleased track, specially crafted to gauge the pulsating energy of the crowd. The atmosphere ignited with resounding screams and fervent chants as the track reached its climactic drop, accompanied by a dazzling display of lasers and cascading bursts of fire to get the party started.
Throughout the night, a plethora of familiar tracks resonated within the venue, including notable compositions like Mau P’s ”Your Mind Is Dirty,” John Summit’s “Where You Are,” and the captivating Gorgon City remix of the latter. The crowd’s energy reached a fever pitch when Dom Dolla expertly intertwined the pulsating beats of Chris Lake’s “Deceiver VIP” with an array of other sensational tracks. The atmosphere escalated to unprecedented levels of excitement when the unmistakable melodies of “San Frandisco,” “Miracle Maker,” and the original rendition of “Rhyme Dust” filled the air. This electrifying start marked the beginning of Mirage’s second week, an auspicious inauguration for the summer season.
On Saturday, Tiësto’s electrifying performance had the crowd in a state of pure frenzy!
From the moment Tiësto dropped the first track, a surge of energy swept through the venue, igniting an unstoppable dance fever. The infectious beats, pulsating basslines, and euphoric melodies sent waves of excitement through the crowd, prompting wild cheers and uninhibited movement. Each carefully selected track had an irresistible allure, captivating the audience and compelling them to lose themselves in the music. His masterful selection of tracks left no doubt as to his legendary status, as the euphoric sounds of “The Motto,” “The Business,” “Split (Only U),” “Don’t Be Shy,” along with other tracks from his latest album Drive resounded through the venue.
Tiësto, the true pioneer and the Godfather of electronic dance music, made a triumphant entrance for Saturday’s performance slot. With an unparalleled command of the mixers, he unleashed a sonic assault that echoed through the air, giving the crowd a glimpse of how he felt about the music he loved making. Tiësto’s mind-blowing visuals and explosive pyrotechnics left a lasting impression on everyone at the show. The giant LED screen at The Brooklyn Mirage was absolutely stunning, adding an extra layer of insanity to the whole experience. The incredible combination of mesmerizing images and perfectly timed fire and lasers that were programmed to specific tracks turned the performance into an unforgettable spectacle nobody could stop talking about.
During Hardwell’s long-awaited return to The Brooklyn Mirage after five years, the esteemed artist spared no effort in delivering a mesmerizing two-hour performance that resonated deeply with his devoted fans.
With meticulous attention to detail, Hardwell incorporated captivating visuals showcased on the LED screen, creating a stunning backdrop that enhanced the overall experience. Throughout the night, he skillfully blended a dynamic range of techno and big-room sounds, captivating the crowd and leaving no room for boredom.
The atmosphere within the venue was electric, as every individual within its walls was engaged in enthusiastic movement, including fist pumping, jumping, and even shuffling. Hardwell’s expertly curated set and engaging stage presence ensured that not a single soul remained idle, resulting in a night of pure musical ecstasy for all in attendance. Thinking back to his only livestream of 2023 at Ultra Music Festival, fans may have realized that only one song from his latest album Rebels Never Die was in that setist. However, throughout those two hours, many unreleased tracks along with Rebels Never Die bangers were included.
Throughout the night, he skillfully navigated various genres, seamlessly transitioning from techno sounds to contemporary big-room tracks, while also surprising the crowd with nostalgic throwbacks. The element of surprise was ever-present as Hardwell treated his fans to a carefully crafted selection of tracks, including notable ones such as “Don’t Stop The Madness,” “ACID,” “I Feel Like Dancing,” “F*cking Society,” and “Laser,” alongside his remixes of “Where You Are” by John Summit and “Miracle” by Calvin Harris.
The inclusion of unreleased music and expertly crafted mashups further added to the excitement, leaving fans continuously engaged and eagerly anticipating what would come next. Hardwell’s unwavering commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience kept the audience on their toes throughout the night, solidifying his reputation as an artist who pushes boundaries and consistently exceeds expectations.
With the legendary return of The Brooklyn Mirage this summer and the season opener officially in the rearview mirror, fans can now look forward to many amazing nights ahead. So, head to Avant Gardner’s webpage to see what shows interest you and let us know which ones you’ll be attending on Twitter.
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