Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This Weekend In Techno Town

Tonight at The Beacham, Orlando's biggest event of the year AAHZ takes place featuring Kimball Collins (USA), Dave Cannalte (USA), DJ Icey (USA), Stanton Warriors (GB), Scratch-D (USA) and a one time out-of-retirement set from DJ Baby Anne (USA). Anyone who is anyone will be here!  Breaks / Progressive House.
I saw these guys play at Corona Electric Beach at EDC earlier this month and their sound is pretty amazing. If you're not going to AAHZ, check out DJ duo Carabetta & Dooms (USA) tonight at Vinyl Arts Bar.  House.
Another option tonight is DJ duo Cocodrills (USA) playing their Big Room sound on the patio at Elixir! House.
Nothing listed for Thursday but on Friday "Deep Blue Abyss" returns to Peek Downtown featuring DJ Agni (IS / USA) , duo Digital Groove Project (USA) & Kyle Houser (USA).  Deep House / Progressive House / Techno.
"No Questions Asked" has been bringing in some good talent on Saturday nights at Eve Nightclub and this weekend they've got DJ duo Walker & Royce (USA) out of New York City.  House.
Gilt Nightclub has gone heavy Bass lately and that trend continues one more Saturday night as DJ Protohype (USA) will be in the booth for the main set.  Dubstep / Bass.
This one will be a good one!  DJ Donnie Lowe (USA) in the small room setting that is Sandwich Bar with Carlos Mendoza (USA) opening!  House.
Meanwhile back at Bar B, let's not overlook the next edition of "Everything Between Us" featuring resident DJ's Fobia, Castillo and a special guest.  House.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PI Update: Edison Complex Opening In December

Earlier this month The Edison posted this announcement above on Twitter and then quickly deleted it. It was a reminder that Daylight Savings Time was ending and to turn back your clock. But it also mentioned that The Edison was opening January 1st. When we published this before, we speculated that there would be an invitation-only New Years Eve party for sure if not other pre-opening parties. Well we ran into one of our Island sources this past weekend and was told The Edison will be opening even earlier than this. The source could not provide an exact date, presumably because management doesn't know exactly either. But it would not surprise us to see them open as early as mid-December! Stay tuned!

Monday, November 20, 2017

PI Update: Society Of Explorers And Adventurers

If you ever were a regular at Adventurers Club then you probably recognize the name Ian A. Janosko, one of the most fervent AC fans out there. This past weekend he posted a large number of historic Pleasure Island pics on the Facebook page for The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. The pics include logos, concept art and more! Check it out here.  (Facebook membership may be required to view.)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Club Reports: Rocco's Tacos, Independent Bar, Sandwich Bar, Eve Nightclub

Rocco's Tacos opened several years ago along Sand Lake Road and the place has been crazy at night ever since!
Dropped by last night because it's been awhile since we've run into DJ Freefall (USA).
It is primarily a restaurant but I've seen groups dancing in here too!
The music was Top 40 & Hip Hop classics during my visit. Freefall says he's currently working on a couple new vocal House tracks so we're looking forward to hearing them!
All the bars in the place were jammed too!
You know by now if it's at all possible on a Saturday night, I'm going to drop by Independent Bar!
Just as it should be, DJ Indie John (USA) in the booth delivering the good stuff!
Early to mid-80's New Wave!
Dance floor was jammed!
A club Visage reunion featuring DJ Paul Vaine is taking place here on Saturday, December 9th.
You can always count on great House music at Sandwich Bar.
DJ Alice Clark (E) was in the booth when I arrived!
While we've seen this dance floor wall-to-wall packed, such was not the case last night.
The bar was a little busier.
But the music was great as delivered by this Ibiza-based DJ!
Spotted outside: DJ Romano Arcaini (D / USA) & DJ Atnarko (USA).
Now on to Eve Nightclub for their new "No Questions Asked" Saturday night House nights!
DJ Shaylom (USA) was in the booth when I arrived.
Huge crowd in the club!
Everyone here to see this guy: DJ Will Clarke (GB) & his "Cuddle Club" tour.
And he would take over and go straight into loud Euro-style House!
It's great to have electronic dance music back at Eve on Saturday nights! Next Saturday DJ duo Walker & Royce (USA) will be playing!
Some people standing, many people dancing!
First time seeing him perform live.
It was Clark vs Clarke last night!
Clear some space for a group doing the Melbourne Shuffle!
House music all night long!

A good time was had by all!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Club Report: PI Reunion (Atlantic Dance Hall)

Atlantic Dance Hall is Disney's only remaining owned & operated dance club and last night it was home to a reunion of former Pleasure Islanders!
With music led by former 8TRAX DJ Willie!
Because ADH is so huge, even when there's a good number of people in the club, it still looks kind of empty!
The music, mostly Top 40 & line dances like you used to hear at club Motion on the Island.
To my knowledge, Atlantic Dance Hall is the only club around Orlando where many of the patrons wear Mouse ears!
Spotted by the bar: Jimmy & Vince
Spotted at the bar: Harry, Lynn & Christi
Spotted in VIP: Mike & April
Spotted on the dance floor: Trey & DJ Frankie
Spotted at the mezzanine: Metal Joe Bagnato
Spotted on the dance floor: Alex & Dawn
Willie will be the DJ here at ADH on New Years Eve. Save Pleasure Island Blog will be sure to drop by to check on things!
DJ Willie closing out the night with a half hour set of EDM, House & Deep House. Yes!!
Mannequins, 8TRAX, Motion & Rock'n'Roll Beach Club were all represented. Great seeing so many former PI residents all at one time, all in one place. A good time was had by all!