Saturday, December 31, 2016

Club Report: Bikkuri Lounge

Bikkuri Sushi on Colonial Drive appears to be a nondescript restaurant if you're just driving by. But come around back on the last Friday of every month and you'll find "Lost in Trancelation" taking place inside Bikkuri Lounge!
DJ Suzy Solar (USA) hosts this monthly event featuring some of the Trance scene's biggest names!
At midnight the dance floor was already packed!
Suzy delivering her new uplifting hit with Tangle (USA) titled "Europa" in which she provides the vocals! It's currently #30 on the Beatport Trance chart!
Taking over around 12:30AM, DJ Alex DiStefano (I/CZ).
Following flight delays and missed connections at AMS, CDG & ATL, he was just moments ago dragged-off the plane at MCO and brought to this booth to play!
Everyone came onto the floor to enjoy!
Great vibe in the club!
Bikkuri Lounge is home to that great pulsating light wall!
None of that fancy newfangled stuff, DiStefano's set was Classic Trance!
Which the crowd was really getting in to!
Spotted with her amazing new hair color: Sage Sappho
Spotted on the dance floor: Aaron & Val
Spotted at the bar: DJ Agni (USA/IS) & Gisela
Spotted on the dance floor: Kerri
Spotted going high speed: Michael
Spotted front and center: Denise
Spotted playing Door Host: Shelly
Delivering another big drop that helps make Trance so addictive!
Next month's "Lost in Trancelation" takes place on Friday, January 27th featuring DJ John 00Fleming (GB).
That look of Trance!
As is always the case at "LIT", a good time was had by all!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday Funny

Thursday afternoon shoppers line at Pandora Jewelry, Disney Springs.
Thursday afternoon shoppers line at Erwin Pearl Jewelry, Disney Springs.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

New Years Eve In Techno Town

Wall Street Plaza has DJ Draven outside on the main stage for their street party plus more DJ's inside their various clubs!  Top 40.
Church Street will also be blocked for a street party that includes their famous "Orange Drop" at midnight! On the decks, look for DJ's Jimmy Joslin & Jay Mac. All outside of Chiller's & Native.  Top 40/EDM.
The biggest name in town this NYE is over at Gilt Nightclub with DJ Cedric Gervais (F).  Electrohouse / House.
One of Orlando's biggest NYE shows always takes place at The Beacham and this year is no different.  With DJ's D-Strong, Richie Rich & more!  Hip Hop / Rap
Vinyl Arts Bar relocates to 5607 Edgewater Drive for "One Step Beyond". One night only and 18 DJ's!  Price includes Open Bar.  House / Breaks / D&B
My favorite NYE party takes place at EPCOT with an amazing lineup of DJ's that includes DJ Mark Sanchez at Italy (House), DJ Dominick Morrison at China (EDM), DJ Elliot at UK (Top 40 / EDM, DJ Brian B at Japan (Silent Disco) plus more DJ music at the American Gardens stage (Latin) and Fountain Stage (Top 40).  Regular admission charges apply.
Last year Atlantic Dance Hall tried having a live band for a 30's Swing vibe but after midnight struck and the band quit, there was no plan and no DJ for the midnight - 2AM shift! This year they return to their normal NYE format albeit with one price that includes party favors, snacks, midnight champagne and more. Pleasure Island's DJ Willie will be on the decks!  Top 40.

All nightclubs around Orlando will be running NYE events too so do check out offerings by Independent Bar, AeroBar, Peek Downtown, The Attic, Eve Nightclub. 180 Skytop Lounge, Fire Lounge at Ice Bar Orlando and many more!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

This Weekend In Techno Town

I've heard that Bar B is doing a House music night on Thursdays and so far we've seen them bring in Icey, Liquid Todd and now tomorrow night, DJ Boris (RUS / USA)!  House.
Thursday is EDM Night at Atlantic Dance Hall and tomorrow night they've got DJ Scott King (USA) on the stage! Admission & parking is free!  EDM.
Last Friday of the month and "Lost In Trancelation" at Bikkuri Lounge has DJ Alex DiStefano (I) & more!  Trance.
Always fun times at Peek Downtown when DJ Jimmy Joslin plays with special guests and Friday night is free!  Breaks.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chicago Train Stations Named For DJ's?

Visiting Chicago for Christmas, I noticed that a couple of the train stations are named after famous DJ's. Van Buren Station is located on Metra's Electric District which runs from the Chicago Loop to south suburban University Park, IL. Indiana's South Shore Line also serves this station.
Meanwhile Kimball Station is located on the Chicago Transit Authority's Brown Line which runs from this station south to the Chicago Loop.

Monday, December 26, 2016

ADH Update: New Years Eve

Apparently there is not going to be a Pleasure Island party this New Years Eve at Atlantic Dance HallADH's NYE advertisement has now been released and it makes no mention of PI as had been rumored. This year they return to their traditional NYE format of DJ music all night. What's new is that the $42.60 price includes access to both floors and snacks for everyone attending. In past years there was two tier pricing with upstairs access and snacks only for those paying the VIP price. The price also includes free parking at Disney's Boardwalk Resort.  Should we receive any additional information, we'll update you. And tune in Thursday for our roundup of the best NYE options around Orlando!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah from the Save Pleasure Island Blog!!

Club Reports: Spybar, Sound-Bar (Chicago)

Visiting Chicago for Christmas so of course going to look for House music in the city where it was created!  First stop Spybar!
DJ Burt in the booth playing House, of course!
Spybar is literally underground, located in the basement of a multi-story building.
I had seen DJ Lauren Lane spin in here back in 2013. Link.
Resident DJ John Curley (USA) tag-teaming with DJ Teri Bristol.
There's always great music at Spybar!
Moving directly across Franklin Street to Sound-Bar.
Early set from DJ Casmere (USA) who is really Green Velvet keeping his distinctive green mohawk under wraps!
House music had the club packed early!
DJ duo WR up next, continuing the House vibe.  Not familiar with them and couldn't find any information about them.
Lasers were in full-force!
DJ Green Velvet (USA) on the right posing for the Blog!
And then taking over around 1:15AM!
The sound system had the club vibrating! My only complaint about Sound-Bar is the main room is very wide but not very deep so only a limited number of clubbers get much of a view of the DJ.
That look of real House music!
Green Velvet putting out a lot of Vocal House, including Chris Lake's "Operator (Ring Ring)" here!
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
He was particularly animated last night!
Last saw Green Velvet play at EDC - Orlando in 2015 when he teamed up with DJ Claude Van Stroke under the duo name Get Real. Link.
Amazing set and a good time was had by all!