Mixology with Todd Ernst – Welcome To The Diamond Life

Saturday, August 22, 8 PM – Midnight
Not every event in G-Sync is guaranteed to immerse you in a mass experience. .  In fact, most weeks a number of these events simply seek to highlight a relatively small venue.   If crowds are what you seek, there are plenty of big ticket events to consider, and I encourage you to visit any number of shows occurring in venues such as the Van Andel Arena, the Deltaplex and the DeVos Convention Center on a regular basis.

But if you are like me, then you crave a special space every once in a while where kicking back with a few friends can be just as memorable as watching your unsuspecting, talkative friend get hit in the face with a hot dog shot out of a gun. (It has happened.)  

For this reason, I want to recommend those seeking a dressier affair to consider heading down to the JW Marriott’s beautiful riverside lounge, Mixology, for a night of downtempo, lo-fi and vocal house music by Todd Ernst. Many may know Todd as a founding member of Activesite, but few know that he is actually an accomplished DJ with an impressive list of venues he has played around the country over the years.

Todd has been developing his "Soundscape Design" concept in various lounges where a live soundtrack is crafted with this subtle non-dance floor style of music.  The result is a sound that caters to a more established older and professional cosmopolitan demographic.

"In my 20 plus years as a DJ in the area if nothing else, electronic dance music is showing itself to be cyclical," Todd says. "There has been more growth in the individual years of 1998-99 and 2008-09 than about all of the other years combined.” And if the trend continues, he says this time around the EDM sound is not going to disappear for another decade if I have anything to say about it."

Admission: Free

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