"Snowed In 5" refers to the fifth year that Three Tides and Marshall Wharf Brewing Company will be hosting its blow-out dance party in Belfast this Saturday night, Jan. 19, featuring DJ Ian Hammond and DJ Matty T.
This is also the first year that Three Tides restaurant has been able to stay open year-round. General Manager David Carlson said: "We now have a full time staff so we're able to keep the ball rolling and steamroll right through the winter. We stated this five years ago and the concept of being snowed in was kind of a joke at first because the first time we threw a party, we got a four- or five-inch snow storm."
Carlson continued: "Ian I've known for maybe 18 years. He started spinning up in Orono at the University of Maine. He's been all over the world and spins predominately French house, which is kind of like modern disco. And then Matty T. is a really good friend of ours. He's in Portland now, but used to DJ in Belfast and has spun a lot of stuff at Three Tides. So, the two of them pretty much have this on their calendar every year and come up. Every year, more and more people come out for it. I would consider it our best dance party of the year."
Snowed In 5 descibes the evening's music as "Deep, tech, funky, indie."
Ian Hammond has dj'd parties, clubs and bars in New York, Lithuania, Boston, Portland (Maine), Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Oregon, Montana, and all over New England. "Heavily influenced by the sounds he was hearing in the early 90s warehouse parties, Ian began djing with radio shows on WRUV-Burlington (Univ of Vermont radio), and WMEB (Univ of Maine radio). He went on to develop and hone his dj skills and sound at the legendary beach raves and club parties of late '90s Nantucket Island."
DJ Matty T. is one half of the award-winning DJ duo, Jason Keith and Matty a.k.a. ATOMIK. "Beginning in 2008, Matty and Jason's parties around Portland took off like a shot. They have received many nominations from The Portland Phoenix' "Best Music Poll," and won the 2009 wepushbuttons.com award for Best Club DJs.
The show starts at 9:00 p.m. at Three Tides restaurant and bar in Belfast. There is no cover, but only open to those 21 and over with proper I.D. For more information visit: Three Tides on Facebook
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