ALPHA 9 rocks the Anjunabeats Stage at Groove Cruise LA
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ALPHA 9, also known to many as ARTY, absolutely rocked the Anjunabeats Stage during his set to close out the first night of Groove Cruise Los Angeles. 

With lasers blanketing the room, the #GCFAM were on top of chairs, sofas and even tables bouncing to the beat and swaying to more than just the rhythm of the waves.

ALPHA 9's rhythms were moving people in ways few expected. He commented on the energy of Groove Cruise telling AXS, "There's something totally different about playing at Groove Cruise. I got to go all in with fans on stage and off stage, and there was no going home for anyone at the end of the night. That changes things. My energy was maximized, and I got to share."

Truly sharing was caring at this Groove Cruise, and ALPHA 9 did it to the fullest extent as he shared the artistry of his Trance music with fans. Nor did he stop here. On Sunday he appeared on stage with 3lau at the Casa de los Siete Patios mansion party in Ensenada as ARTY, where he played his remix of 3lau's hit, "Is It Love." 

From Trance to remixes, truly ALPHA 9/ARTY was all over this cruise with great vibes for the Groove Cruisers. If you haven't had a chance to catch ALPHA 9, check out his Soundcloud channel below. Once you listen you'll see why Armin van Buuren calls him "one of the biggest rising stars in trance music" today.

If you missed out on Groove Cruise Los Angeles this year, have no fear...Groove Cruise Miami is right around the corner and tickets are still available. Grab your tickets here and get ready for the dance party of a lifetime.