Monday, August 3, 2015

ADH Update: Revisiting Pleasure Island

I'm sure you'll recall our previous report where supposedly it had been confirmed that on Thursday nights Atlantic Dance Hall was switching to a Pleasure Island cast member-style night. From what we were told, the DJ's would play 1 hour blocks of music themed to former PI dance clubs Rock'n'Roll Beach Club, 8TRAX, Motion and Mannequins.  So what ever became of this?
We're told that this plan is still green-lighted and that it's going to begin the first Thursday in January.  No reason was given for the delay.  I pointed out that New Years Eve is also on a Thursday night this year and asked whether they go with the Pleasure Island format on that night for their annual NYE party.  Our source did not know.  So the Blog will continue to monitor this story to see what develops. Stay tuned!  Atlantic Dance Hall is located at Disney's Boardwalk Resort.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Concert Report: DJ Kid Digital (Native)

Sorry for the delay in today's post. Internet was down today at Save Pleasure Island Blog world headquarters.  Last night did see me out at Native Social Bar downtown.
DJ Henry D was in the booth when I arrived delivering Breaks.
DJ posing with the the Mazor's, the undisputed First Family of Breaks!
Spotted in the Native front courtyard: DJ Kid Digital (RUS)
And he took over at 12:30AM and quickly took things up several notches!
High speed Breakbeats!
Dance floor unfortunately stayed rather spartan.
The bar area was more populated though.
Spotted: More DJ's than you can shake a stick at!
Spotted in VIP: DJ MX, DJ Matrix & MC Marybeth
What the dance floor lacked in quantity was more than made up in quality!
This was a first appearance ever in Florida for DJ Kid Digital!
And at least in the VIP area, a good time was had by all!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Concert Report: Gabriel & Dresden (Opera Atlanta)

Opera Nightclub in Atlanta is the Friday night home to big name DJ concerts!
Flew up to check out DJ duo Gabriel & Dresden (USA)!
Last saw them in 2011 at Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando during a thunderstorm-shortened set.
Opera was packed!
But plenty of room to dance in this spacious venue!
I had arrived around 11:30PM not realizing there was no opening act.
And Gabriel & Dresden were already playing!
Their set ran from 10PM to 2:30AM nonstop!
Music was mostly Vocal Trance!
Most of their set was their own music!  They've got the years to be able to do that!
Crowd getting in to 2006 #1 hit "Tracking Treasure Down".
Club packed to the rafters!
Spotted on the dance floor: Kelly & Caleb from Louisville
Spotted offstage: Cute as a button (guy version)
Spotted onstage: Cute as a button (gal version)
Gabriel & Dresden got back together again in 2011 after a number of years performing separately.
Both DJ's were quite animated all night and you could tell they were really getting into their show!
Close to the end of the night, absolutely blowing-out the club with the long version of their hit "As The Rush Comes" which they put out in 2003 under the name "Motorcycle"!
Amazing night in Atlanta!
A good time was had by all!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concert Report: DJ Snake (Venue 578)

Going in to Venue 578 last night I realized that I hadn't been here in awhile.  Nothing against the place, just hadn't been any DJ shows that interested me.
12:30AM passed and no sign of the headliner.
Arriving fashionably late and finally going on at 1AM, DJ Snake (F).
He never removed his signature sunglasses.
Known for mixing Hip Hop with EDM, that's exactly what he did.
Club was packed!
I expected a somewhat older crowd but that was not to be.
Dancing wherever you could!
Spotted in VIP: DJ Jimmy Joslin (USA).  I'm used to being in a club and knowing twenty people or so.  Last night he was the only person I knew in the place!
Playing part of current Dance hit "Lean On" with Major Lazer ft. MØ.
Really too much Hip Hop overall for my tastes.
The gathered crowd disagreed!
 They brought in extra AC last night so the club was nice and comfy despite the crowd!
Upcoming shows at Venue 578 include Zed's Dead (CDN) on August 6th, DJ Caskey (CDN) on August 14th and Duke Dumont (GB) on October 28th!
I couldn't stay for the whole show so I missed his megahit "Turn Down For What ft. Lil Jon" if he played it.
Nonetheless, a good time was had by all!