360 Magazine ventured to the SoCal desert for the year’s hottest pool party craze, Splash House, held in Palm Springs, CA. This year’s lineup featured house music faves and 360’s ones to watch like Kito, Walker & Royce, Chanel Tres, Diplo and more. For lodging, the team stayed right in downtown at Hotel ZOSO, an eight minute walk away from the main stage hotel party at The Renaissance. Throughout the weekend, shuttles drove guests between The Renaissance (featuring 400 rooms with great views) the other two pool party destinations, The Margaritaville (pyramid stage with front row views from the pool) and The Saguaro (colorful party playground).
The three-day fest kicked off with an Afters Party at the Palm Springs Air Museum with Duke Dumont headlining. Talk about a welcome! Spanned across the inside and primarily the outdoor areas of the museum, guests were surrounded by historic aviation, various drink sponsors and spotlit by the dessert stars. Handcrafted festival-inspired cocktails were served at bars for GA and VIP. The 110 degree weather had cooled down in the evening and made for a perfect set with familiar tunes. Dumont brought the hype with his original singles, Ocean Drive and I Got U. The dance with the devil icon DJ built up the crowd with wild drops in front of an airplane that painted the sky with colorful LED lights.
Saturday and Sunday were filled with pool parties needed for the heat. Splashers came decked out in festival gear mixed with sexy swimwear. The fits slayed by the diverse crowd flying in from all over the US, with a majority driving in from the surrounding areas. Everyone was ready to celebrate the start of the summer with stellar music, particularly the evening sets by Walker & Royce, Dombresky, Yung Bae and Chet Porter. Walker & Royce killed their set with their reminiscent SoundCloud mixes featuring some techno drops amping up the fans. This bled into the night with Dombresky’s performance who tore it up with harder spins and trippy lights. The crowd couldn’t resist raving poolside – truly a sight to see them splashing in sync to the rhythm of the bass.
Splashers main point of conversation was centered around electronic R&B Splash House newcomer, Chanel Tres, who dropped it down at Hotel Saguaro. Other performances that mesmerized the team included sets by Shallou, Roosevelt, and Hayden James. Household name, Diplo, made waves at The Renaissance pool deck on Sunday evening. This grand finale closed out an unforgettable weekend. The desert brought heat but the Splash House concerts were on fire. Overall, the weekend left guests exhausted, but more than anything, eager to grab tickets for the other Splash House destinations this year. Fore more info, visit the site at www.splashouse.com.