thatDROP presents EDX and Adam Foster took over Vibe Las Olas in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, November 14. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

thatDROP presents EDX and Adam Foster took over Vibe Ultra Music Lounge in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, November 14. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

Fort Lauderdale, FL — The dance music market in South Florida has spoken and Fort Lauderdale EDM fans have had their appetite satiated.

Saturday marked the beginning of a new era in South Florida as thatDROP brought international EDM producer and DJ EDX to Vibe Ultra Music Lounge. Voted best dance club, the Fort Lauderdale venue saw local tropical/deep house sensation Adam Foster step to the DJ booth for his opening set with a line already extending out toward the world-famous Las Olas Boulevard as doors opened.

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thatDROP presents EDX packed Vibe Ultra Music Lounge near capacity on Saturday, November 14. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

With guests trickling into the near capacity venue, Foster flawlessly set the tone for the Swiss headliner, crafting a masterful two-hour set including his remix of The Chainsmokers’ “Roses” that was recently featured on Tiësto’s Club Life Radio series.

Miami-based tropical/deep house producer sets the tone with his opening performance. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

Miami-based tropical/deep house producer sets the tone with his opening performance. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

The high energy house music fanatics that filled the downtown domain continued to pique the interest of the pedestrian traffic and surrounding restaurants, spawning a line of eagerly awaiting patrons until the lights came on for last call.

As EDX took the stage, it quickly became apparent why the extended cap presale tickets sold out leading up to Saturday’s event.

thatDROP Presents EDX and Adam Foster at Vibe Las Olas
thatDROP Presents EDX at Vibe Las Olas

A career spanning two decades has seen the chart-topping musician perform to crowds exceeding 60,000, hold a residency at Ibiza’s famed Club Space, traverse the globe, and earn a top 3 ranking on Beatport’s progressive house artist list behind deadmau5 and Eric Prydz.

EDX performs to a sold out crowd at Vibe Las Olas. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

EDX performs to a sold out crowd at Vibe Ultra Music Lounge. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

EDX wasted no time validating his credentials, opening to thunderous applause and expanding upon the magnificent crowd energy cultivated by Adam Foster’s opening set. For nearly three hours the international sensation seamlessly transitioned through an impeccable selection of remixes and originals, incorporating his recently released singles “Revered,” “Want You Then I Found You,” and “Belong”.

EDX performs in front of a sold out crowd at Vibe Las Olas. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues

EDX ignites the crowd during his nearly three-hour set. Photo by Andreina Rodrigues.

After witnessing the viral energy throughout the night, one thing is for certain – quality dance music has arrived in Fort Lauderdale.

The marriage of Vibe Ultra Music Lounge and thatDROP leaves South Florida music lovers with a great deal to anticipate moving forward. Music-hungry fans can now indulge in the Miami experience without the often treacherous jaunt and cost associated with heading south.

Couple the premium guest experience consistently provided by Vibe with thatDROP bringing the biggest names in electronic dance music and the future looks very bright for the Fort Lauderdale nightlife scene.

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