Monday, July 30, 2018
Sunday, July 29, 2018
|Going "down the shore" in New Jersey this weekend and since 1959, the best place to party is D'Jais in Belmar!|
|Arrived early around 9PM to find anarchy already in progress!|
|DJ Finesse (USA) from Sirius/XM on the decks playing mostly Hip Hop hits!|
|The raised dance platform was packed with females!|
|Resident DJ Farruggio (USA) taking over next and gradually making the switch over to EDM.|
|The girl to guy ratio in here was about 8:1.|
|The peeps want EDM!|
|And then the reason for coming, DJ Leony (USA).|
|The main dance floor area was impassible!|
|All EDM hits had the girls bouncing!|
|I first met DJ Leony at CityWalk's Latin Quarter club where he was playing the expected Latin songs. And then all of a sudden, he busted out some Dance hits of that era and it wasn't just one or two songs; it was a full EDM set! |
You can listen to DJ Leony's "Passport to Dance" mixshow on RadioDanz.com.
|D'Jais' has a low ceiling and limited club lights but the sound is on-point everywhere in the venue.|
|Packed as far as the eye could see!|
|Great music, great club!|
|There are numerous cities that make up New Jersey's "shore" but Belmar is the place to party! And there are numerous clubs in Belmar but D'Jais is the best!|
|A good time was had by all!!|
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
We've posted this before but with this weekend marking exactly 2 months short of 10 years since Mannequins Dance Palace closed, thought we'd do it again. Especially for those of you who follow the Blog for our club reports and have no knowledge of Pleasure Island, this video kind of shows you the amazing technology (of its time) that Disney used to support its dance clubs.
At Mannequins, they had the revolving dance floor which was lit from underneath, the light wall, the coordinated spots, the spray-downs, all operating in a club world before lasers and before DJ's worked from laptops. The Mannequins Light Show, or Mannequins Medley as I liked to call it, was played early in the evening every night but even many regulars never experienced it live because it ran before the crowds arrived. There are many other videos on YouTube so check it out!
It's so sad that Disney didn't keep one club open because if they had, it would have been Mannequins. The DJ scene is huge now as is the electronic dance music that was played at MDP. I know Disney would have kept up with technology and the sights and sounds in there would have been amazing and the highlight of their Disney visit for many. They've tried this summer to get some nightlife back out on Pleasure Island and it's been fun to see it but it attracts "kids" and not many adults. So it ain't the same and it's as sad now as it was when the Island closed down in 2008.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
|THURSDAY JUL 26|
Their name kind of gives away their city of origin but ATLiens (USA) will be next in the series of electronic music events taking place at new club Celine. Dubstep / Trap.
|FRIDAY JUL 27|
Suzy Solar continues to bring in big name acts to the monthly "Lost In Trancelation" at Bikkuri Lounge and this month it's DJ FactorB (AUS). Trance.
|SATURDAY JUL 28|
It's always a crazy-fun time when Moshi Moshi Productions brings one of its Comic-Con shows! This Saturday night DJ Evolv3 (USA) leads the "Gotham on Ice" Dance Party at Icebar on International Drive. Costumes welcome! Top 40.
|SATURDAY JUL 28|
For something completely different, check out Ganja White Night (GB) this Saturday night at Gilt Nightclub. Hybrid Electronic Music / Heavy Bass.
|SATURDAY JUL 28|
I haven't been able to get a lot of information about this show but supposedly DJ Dateless (USA) is playing on Saturday night at Attic Nightclub, with Phoenix Jagger (USA) opening. Rhythm House / Tech House / House.
|SATURDAY JUL 28|
It's always a great time when DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) plays at an event and this Saturday night he'll be out on the patio at Elixir Bar! House / Tech House.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
|In light of the recent tragic accident in Missouri involving a "Duck" type vehicle, are there any dangers involving the Amphicars that are in use at The Boathouse in Disney Springs? Well, about the only thing the two have in common that I can see is that both utilize vehicles that can drive on land and also go out into water and move like a boat.|
Monday, July 23, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
|Saturday night in the city and beginning my bar-hopping with a visit to Sly Fox Bar.|
|Saturday night resident DJ Geebo (USA) on the decks!|
|The music is Top 40, Hip Hop hits and occasional Breaks!|
|And he had a good crowd on the dance floor!|
|Crossing the street and finding a long line to get into Blog-favorite Independent Bar!|
|Just as it should be on a Saturday night, DJ Indie John (USA) in the perch!|
|The music on Saturdays, 80's New Wave.|
|Spotted at the bar: Selethel with the expectant Krysta Marie. Congratulations!|
|Always fun times at I-Bar!|
|Next over to Peek Downtown.|
|DJ Plundr (USA) in the booth when I first got there. He was playing mostly Heavy Bass.|
|Followed later by DJ Kyro (USA) playing a great House set!|
|There just wasn't a lot of people here to enjoy it.|
|It's been awhile since we climbed to the top of Amway Center to visit 180 Skytop Lounge.|
|DJ Ray Love (USA) in the outdoor booth!|
|There's an indoor area too but this venue is all about being outside under Orlando's skyline!|
|The music a mix of Top 40, Hip Hop hits and Reggaeton.|
|From up here, even I-4 is romantic! (Well ok, not really.)|
|DJ Netics (USA) up next, continuing with the same music mix.|
|You can never go wrong with Go Go Girls!|
|If you're looking for a place to impress a first date, this is the place!|
|OK, really needing some House music by now so I headed over to Elixir Bar.|
|And I walked into this out on the patio!|
|DJ Andre Gazolla (BR) in the booth!|
|House music all night long!|
|His House set had the requisite build-ups and crashes!|
|Melbourne Shuffle in progress!|
|Mostly non-vocal selections during my visit. DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) is here next Saturday night.|
|A good time was had by all!|