Sunday, July 16, 2017

Club Report: Realm (Gainesville)

Wasn't able to make club Realm's opening party in downtown Gainesville a couple weeks ago when Dirtybird's DJ Middath was playing but I did get to drop in on the new venue last night. Located at the top of a staircase and greeted by a hand-painted tree mural, the entry is reminiscent of the Treehouse in Orlando.
DJ Illegal Maneuver (USA) was in the booth during the first hour of my visit.
He was mixing up a set of Techno and Tech House and a couple selections even had a 70's Disco vibe to them. Impressive!
Of course everyone in Gainesville are student-age but it's a good feeling seeing another generation embrace electronic music!
DJ Dunstan Wallace (USA) took over for the next hour and his set was more on the House side.
Green lights and vines above the dance floor add to the theming.
Realm is located where club Gallery Ultralounge was located which is upstairs above the Florida Theater on University Avenue.  I also went by venerable club Simons twice but with Hip Hop blaring out the door both times, I didn't bother to go in.  If namesake Simon Semroni was dead, (he's not!), he'd be rolling over in his grave seeing what's happened there!
At Realm, a good time was had by all!

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