Saturday, April 30, 2016

Club Reports: Eve Nightclub, Bikkuri Lounge

I'm always torn between my love for House, Trance, Breaks & Dance.  Last night I would get my fill of the first two!  Starting off at Eve Nightclub!
Arrived to find veteran DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) in the booth doing House!
Dance floor was already crowded...and growing...when I got there!
Music mostly non-vocal House music.
And then around 12:30AM, there he was!  DJ Rony Seikaly (USA).
The tallest DJ in the world, the former NBA star is now famous for his Sugarfree Radio show on Sirius/XM satellite radio!
Dance floor got crazy like real House music can do to you!
And it got packed!
Born in Lebanon, he played college basketball at Syracuse University and then in the NBA his career included stints with the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic!
Lots of cheering as his music selections delivered the ups and downs consistent with Progressive House music.
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
Huge confetti explosion!
Great vibe!  Eve is the place to be on Friday nights with Carlos Mendoza and next week DJ Austin Leeds (GB) is guest DJ here; on May 20th DJ Technasia (HK) will be here! Wow!
I hated to leave that but I also had a ticket for Bikkuri Lounge, located on the back side of this nondescript restaurant in Orlando's "Noodle District"!
Switching my night over from House to Trance, DJ Adam Ellis (GB) already on the decks when I arrived!

Ellis is from Sheffield, England, honorary home town of Trance!
Dance floor was jammed here too!
Trance music all night long!
Spotted in VIP: DJ Suzy Solar (USA), hostess & promoter for these "Lost In Trancelation" events at Bikkuri!  Suzy opens for DJ Simon Patterson (GB) on May 19th at Venue 578!
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ Li'l B
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ J-13
Spotted on the dance floor: Promoter Sage Sappho & DJ Robb Blak
Spotted on the dance floor: These awesome lighted dancing shoes!
Giving the crowd a night of uplifting 138-style Trance!
Amazing Trance DJ duo Kayu & Albert (D) will be here at Bikkuri on Friday, May 13th. Flyer here. You simply can't get closer to the action!
OK, got my House, got my Trance. Tonight I will get my Breaks & Dance!
A good time was had by all!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Funny: PUSH Spotted!

Can you believe that it's been 6 years since PUSH ran for Mayor of Tomorrowland?  In October of that year, Save Pleasure Island Blog made our one and only political endorsement ever.  That year, we recommended readers vote for PUSH.  Sadly, he did not win and like many other political losers, he was never heard from again!
Until this past weekend!  I was walking in the Disney Springs Orange Garage, Level 2 and there he was! PUSH! No longer working at Tomorrowland, he was standing silently against an elevator wall. Still embarrassed by his mayoral loss, he wouldn't speak to me.  But based on his uniform, he apparently now works full time for the Reedy Creek Improvement District!
Coworker RECYCLE was standing next to him.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

PI Update: Fast-Tracked?

Pleasure Island is still the place to be, so come cross the No. 5 Bridge one more time and check out all the construction updates!
At what is reported will become Walt's or Walt's Place, construction progress seems to have become fast-tracked!
Back up in the air with our SkyCam!  When BET Soundstage was demolished early last year here, months of nothingness followed.  But suddenly, perhaps because more heavy construction workers have become available, one can see gains made daily!
This is going to be a relatively high structure when it's done.
Raised corrugated metal foyer.
Next door at The Edison Orlando, A/C equipment has already been added to the roof.  Another example supporting the notion that these last projects have been fast-tracked.
SkyCam photo of the former Adventurers Club building.  Notice the freshly poured concrete pad we reported on Monday here and how it will be extended along the water of the Edison building.
Closeup of the expansion going out over the water.
Future smokestack framework at The Edison.
Another lower level photo at The Edison.
Another look at the two construction projects side-by-side!
The angle of the sun prevented much of a look into the lower level beneath West End Plaza, supposedly the future home of Neverland Tunnels.
Since the entrance to Neverland Tunnels was reported to be via the basement of Walt's Place, it's possible that the Tunnels will not only be beneath the Plaza but also beneath Walt's!
There are several hidden speakeasy bar/lounge concepts around Orlando and perhaps this will be Disney's attempt to emulate that. Only the cool people will know about it!
Tune in Monday for more exclusive pics!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This Weekend In Techno Town

Progressive House at its best tomorrow night at Peek Downtown with DJ Nemesis & Mike Gentile!
A do not miss event with Sugar Free Radio & former Orlando Magic player Rony Seikaly (USA) at Eve Nightclub! House.
First Orlando appearance of DJ Adam Ellis (GB) for "Lost In Trancelation" at Bikkuri Lounge. With Suzy Solar. Trance.
Already the owner of so many mega Dance hits, DJ Morgan Page (USA) returns to Orlando on Saturday night at Gilt Nightclub. DJ's ATM & Evo open for him. EDM/Dance.
Peek Downtown is Orlando's home of Breaks and it should be a great night with DJ KJ of K5, Dave Gluskin, Davie-D and more!  Breaks.
This is the final JAX appearance of DJ Baby Anne as she conducts her farewell tour! Elcipse Nightclub. Florida Breaks.