Sunday, July 31, 2016

Club Reports: Independent Bar, Gilt Nightclub

Saturday night.  Independent Bar.  Got it?
Long line outside and impassably packed last night!
Lighting Tech Ernie & DJ Indie John putting out the 80's!
Why so crowded?  Fred Schneider of the B-52's was going to be DJ'ing too last night!
And you know he was going to be taking the crowd down that Atlanta Highway! Fred would also be posing for photos and autographs.
Spotted by the bar: Devon, CJ, Tracy & Carol
But since I had to go to another event, I could not stick around for the festivities. It was pretty amazing in there!
Moved next over to Gilt Nightclub.
Arrived for the tail-end of a House set from DJ Unknown working from a side booth setup.
Early crowd congregating on the dance floor awaiting the main event.
Reason the DJ was playing from a side booth is because the regular DJ booth was set up for the main show.
And for the main show, these 4 things for our younger viewers, are called turntables.
And at 12:45AM, there they were!  Veteran DJ's Bad Boy Bill (USA) & Richard "Humpty" Vission (CDN)!
No laptops, no thumb drives, not even CD's.  All vinyl!
Not packed like some big name EDM events in here, but hardly empty!
House music all night long!
Music a mix of old Classic Dance songs as well as a lot of newer stuff!
That rich sound you get from vinyl!
Spotted in VIP: Promoter Rick Rodriguez
Rick's next big 100 Club event takes place at Vinyl Arts Bar on Friday, August 18th featuring DJ D-Unity (CDN). Advance tickets here.
Spotted by the bar: Stacy & Corey
Spotted on the dance floor: Aaron

 Spotted on the dance floor: My Peek girl Jessica with Christopher
Real mixing! No "Sync" buttons in this booth!
Their "Back to Vinyl" tour continues next Friday night at Opera in Atlanta.  The Blog covered another DJ duo, Gabriel & Dresden, there last August. Link.
Those build-ups and crashes you get from House music!
A good time was had by all!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Club Reports: Bikkuri Lounge, Eve Nightclub

The sign in front says Sushi.  But come around back on the last Friday of the month, go up the stairs and you'll find something much better than sushi.....Trance!
Arrived before 11PM to find "Lost In Trancelation" resident DJ Robb Blak in the booth.
Early crowd on the dance floor.
Taking over at 11PM, guest DJ Ronski Speed (D).

And his Trance set would span both vocal & non-vocal selections!
Dance floor quickly filled-in!
Bikkuri Lounge is home to Orlando's best light wall!
Getting into some Cosmic Gate (D)!
Spotted by the booth: Kerri, DJ Suzy Solar (USA) & Harley
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ Agni  (IS/USA) with Gisela
Ronski Speed is from southeastern Germany near the Czech border.
Suzy Solar Productions is bringing Neptune Project (GB) to "Lost In Trancelation" in August and Alex M.O.R.P.H. (D) in September!!
That look of Trance!
Doing the Melbourne shuffle!
Great music, great vibe, great night!
Moving next to downtown and Eve Nightclub!
For DJ Robbie Rivera (USA).
It's been a couple years since I had seen him spin!
I wouldn't call the place packed but it was definitely crowded!
House / Progressive House music kept the floor active!
And the crowd bouncing!
Sadly I've been told this is the last of the Friday night House nights at Eve. We'll see what they do next.
Beautiful room with beautiful people!
Spotted backstage: DJ Carlos Mendoza who had played before Robbie Rivera.
Spotted in VIP: Claudia (second from left) with her crew.
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
All non-vocal House last night.
Had to be at work early this morning so I called it quits at 2AM.
At both Bikkuri & Eve last night, a good time was had by all!