Tuesday, December 31, 2019

PI Update: Erwin Pearl Jewelry Closing

The website WDW Magic is reporting that Erwin Pearl Jewelry will be closing soon. Located at Pleasure Island's "Hub", we rarely saw customers in there and long ago predicted that it would be the first of the new Disney Springs stores to fail. That honor was actually earned by neighbor Sound Lion and then by several other shops. The problem with all the shops along Hill Street is that they're hidden to passersby by trees and large planters. A double whammy for Erwin Pearl Jewelry was that the only doors faced the "side road" rather than the main pedestrian thoroughfare. No one ever noticed the place.
The Blog did have "breaking news" back in October, 2016 when we spotted a customer in the shop!
They haven't announced what will replace it but our recommendation is the return of PI Live Bar!
Big thanks to Blog reader Steve Pantano for the EPJ alert!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Baby Shark (Jauz EDM Remix)

Hanging around little kids at Christmas introduced me to a not-to-be-missed song called "Baby Shark" by Pinkfong (ROK).  And as catchy as the song is, even better is the DJ Jauz (USA) EDM remix version of the song posted below! An animated Jauz even makes a couple appearances during the song. This is great stuff folks so listen; you'll thank me later!

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Concert Report: DJ Oscar G (Elixir Bar)

Elixir Bar on this final Saturday night of the decade!
House music from DJ Adrian B (USA) & Izzy (USA).
Just a few people out on the famous Elixir patio at this early hour.
Everyone here though to see the veteran DJ Oscar G (USA).
It got crowded fast!
As he is known to do, alternating between regular House and Latin House.
His beard was considerably less-gray when we saw him play at Club 23 on Church Street back in 2015. Link.
Everybody was in a great mood!
And a good time was had by all.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

RIP Rob Flowers

We're sad to report the passing away of one of our favorite clubbers from Pleasure Island, Rob Flowers. We always saw him hanging out around the revolving dance floor at Mannequins. In the post-PI era, he was a regular at Retro Room over on US192. He was a favorite of so many and we will miss him. There's a couple other pictures of Rob in this Blog article from 2012 here.

 He was always popular with the young Ladies!

Friday, December 27, 2019

This NYE In Techno Town


Street Party on Church Street in gated area with DJ Magic Mike (USA) and DJ Jimmy Joslin (USA) on stage. Home of Orlando's famous Orange Ball Drop. Includes entry into Chillers, Latitudes, Cahoots and Irish Shannon's. Open Format / EDM / Retro.
Street Party on Wall Street in gated area with DJ Colt (USA) on stage. Includes entry into 8 other venues within the complex including Hooch, Shine and The Other Bar. Open Format.
Likely the best show downtown and will sell out. DJ duo Chus & Ceballos (E) at Celine. House.
It's a roaring 20's Gatsby party at Eve Nightclub!  Dress to the 9's!
It's a roaring 20's Gatsby party at 180 Skytop Lounge atop Amway Center!  Dress to the 9's!
Why pay $$ when you can party for FREE? The Patio will be open on NYE with DJ Parry (USA) and DJ Dan-e Crane (USA) in the main room and DJ Rock Johnson (USA) in the Jungle Room. Open Format / Hip Hop.
Mai Thai is a new restaurant on Pine Street that becomes a club at night. They have some amazing lighting and for NYE DogEatDog Records presents DJ Huda Hudia (USA), DJ Keith Mackenzie (USA) and many more!  Breaks / Bass.
Attic Nightclub will have a NYE party for EDM fans but details were not available at press time. EDM.

Mamajuana goes back to its Vinyl Arts Bar roots and look at the lineup that includes DJ Alice Clark (GB) and DJ Romano Arcaini (D). Wow!  House / Techno / Tech House.
Street Party in Thornton Park in a gated area that includes multiple venues in the vicinity. Features DJ Flent (US) and DJ Korndogg.  Open Format.
Orlando's Too Heavy Crew (USA) will be driving the music Tuesday night at Iron Cow. Tech House.

Arguably the best NYE party in Orlando takes place at EPCOT with DJ's playing at many of the countries! Look for Mannequins DJ Dominick Morrison (China), DJ Mark Sanchez (Italy), DJ Charles Miles (UK) and DJ Carlos Carrion (USA). Also, DJ Elliot & DJ GabsNicole will be running the silent Disco near the EPCOT ball. Another DJ at the Fountain Stage! The Blog will have full coverage! EDM / Top 40 / Latin.
Another great party takes place at Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's Boardwalk Resort. Full details from our prior Blog article here. The Blog will have full coverage. Top 40.
Pleasure Island is mostly dead but The Edison has a roaring 20's Gatsby party on the Island. Because there is a huge demand for nightlife at Disney. Top 40. The event is SOLD OUT.

But the weekend dance party at the Waterview Stage on Pleasure Island will be happening too on Tuesday night. DJ Michael Wycoff will be in the perch. Top 40 / EDM.

CityWalk will be closed to the public on NYE unless you purchase a ticket to this gated event utilizing all the CityWalk clubs. DJ M-Squared (USA) on the main stage. Top 40.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

This Weekend In Techno Town

DJ Dombresky (USA)     Celine     Dirtybird House
DJ Cliff T (USA) & more!     Remix Record Shop     House / Techno
DJ duo Gorgon City (GB)     Celine     House
DJ Oscar G (USA)     Elixir Bar     House / Latin House
Carlos Mendoza (USA) & more!     Iron Cow     House
DJ duo Zeds Dead (CDN)     Gilt Nightclub     Dubstep / Heavy Bass / EDM

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

PI Update: Mannequins Elevator

It may not be Mannequins anymore, but let me assure you that when that elevator makes it down to the 1st Floor, the revolving dance floor will spin again!

Monday, December 23, 2019

DS Update: Ample Hills Coming

Ample Hills Creamery is coming to the Disney Springs West Side location recently vacated by Something Silver. As you can see on the sign, it's a Brooklyn-based operation. I can't say how retail is doing out at Disney Springs but I can say food venues have been a big success and there's no shortage of operators who want to be here.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Club Reports: 80's @ I-Bar, 70's @ McQueens

We spent Friday night at Bar B listening to the 00's. Last night it was time for some 80's and 70's! So we began the night at Independent Bar for the 80's portion of the weekend.
The mysterious DJ KC Cuts (USA) was delivering from the booth!
On a drizzly Orlando evening, things started off slow.
But the crowd quickly filled-in.
Early-to-mid 80's New Wave.
Spotted at the bar: DJ Smilin' Dan (USA) and I-Bar Lighting Tech Ernie.
Spotted a few minutes later at that same bar: DJ Rob (USA) and Brandy
Spotted on passageway: Tina, Chase & Renee
Spotted on the dance floor: Myndi & DJ Dave Cannalte (USA)
Everyone knows the words to 80's songs!
Saturday nights at I-Bar!
The last Saturday night of the month meant 70's Disco at The Robinson but apparently that event has moved over to McQueens.
DJ Dre Mendez (USA) delivering the good stuff!
70's Disco!
They advertised to have people dress in their Disco attire but people mostly arrived in Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters!
Everyone knows the words to 70's Disco songs!
DJ Julian M (USA) taking over later during our visit.
Both levels of the club were packed!
Spotted at the skull wall: Christa
70's & 80's all night!  A good time was had by all.