Monday, April 30, 2018

Facebook Friends Needed

Do you follow me on Facebook?  I'm looking for a few new friends to join my Facebook page here and see what's happening in real time. Some club pics are posted right from the scene and are exclusive to Facebook. See what I'm up to that is not club-related. And since I never appear on the Blog, you'll occasionally actually see me there instead. So check it out! Won't you be my friend?

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Club Report: Avalon (Hollywood)

Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood, California first opened as a theater in 1927.
Located at the corner of Hollywood & Vine, it's directly across the street from the iconic Capitol Records Building.
The interior is striking. Notice the craftsmanship of the lobby bar.
And the artistic ceiling.
And this inside VIP area. A lot of history has taken place in Avalon and DJMag readers recently voted it the #37 club in the world and certainly the top club in L.A.
Last night it was home to another episode of "In Trance We Trust".
Opening set from DJ Niko Zografos (USA).
The early crowd began to populate the sunken dance floor as he played Uplifting Trance.
I love his DJ logo which can be both a N or a Z depending on how you look at it.
The club has dozens of spotlights and they were employed early!
Coming on at 11PM, DJ Kristina Sky (USA).
Dance floor still had a lot of room.
But it was building as midnight approached.
First time seeing Kristina Sky since last November at EDC-Orlando. Link.
At 12:15AM, things got serious! DJ Menno de Jong (NL).
His first 30 minutes was heavy on 138-style Trance.
And the club was officially jammed!
The Amsterdam-based DJ is a manager for the "In Trance We Trust" brand. Trance!
He had the crowd in a frenzy with Trance classics such as 4 Strings (NL) "Take Me Away", Above & Beyond's (GB) "Thing Called Love" and my favorite Oceanlab's (GB) "Satellite".
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
Like I said.
The headliner was Alex M.O.R.P.H.(D) coming on at 1:30AM.
I last saw M.O.R.P.H. at Bikkuri Lounge this past September. Link.
Sadly I could not stay any longer because I needed to head to LAX by 7AM. But it was a great show and a good time was had by all!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Club Reports: Dresden, Three Clubs, Academy LA (Hollywood)

Visiting Los Angeles for the weekend and beginning my first night out at Dresden. The venue was one of the locations featured in the film "Swingers".
Straight out of a 1960's Holiday Inn lounge, Marty & Elayne were performing absolutely horrible older classic songs!
Does anyone remember Mark & Lorna doing the exact same thing at the Red Fox Lounge inside Winter Park's now gone Best Western? The Blog was there too. Link.
So kitschy, so amazing!
Another venue featured in "Swingers" is The Three Clubs.
Spotted outside: My "Mans Weekend" friends Don, Art & Justin.
Sadly we could not get in as a there was a filming going on inside last night. This is a pretty common occurrence in Hollywood.
But now on to the main show at Academy Nightclub!
Arriving around 11PM, there was already a crowd in the club.
DJ Rico Rox (USA) in the booth when we arrived.
His awesome set completely House & Electrohouse!
Up-and-coming DJ Savi (USA) took over next.
His EDM set also mixed-in a lot of Dubstep and Heavy Bass.
They have an amazing light ceiling at Academy.
Not aware of any clubs in Orlando that have something like this. In fact, the only club I've been to anywhere that had this was Dragonfly in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Link.
All of a sudden this girl came on stage with a microphone.
And she would perform the vocals on one of Savi's hit songs! Did not get her name.
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!

 Savi played earlier this month at Coachella and has upcoming gigs at Summit in Austin, Omnia in San Diego and E11even in Miami. We look forward to seeing him again!
Art getting down!
Partying in VIP!
And now the reason we were here!  DJ Thomas Gold (D).
He would go on to play a great EDM set!
First time seeing him play since Electric Splash in Miami last year. Link.
The dance floor was packed!
And a good time was had by all!