Monday, August 29, 2016

PI Update: The Edison Orlando

Come cross this bridge one more beautiful Pleasure Island!
The old power plant brick smokestack remains under construction out front along Hill Street.
As the Adventurers Club building is converted into The Edison Orlando. Guests at The Edison Downtown in Los Angeles reportedly have to dress in period attire to enter but that would never work in Orlando's tourist zone.
The rear view (upper) shows the extensive building taking place.
And the rear view (lower).
And the adjoining Walt's or Walt's Place, if that's still what its going to be.  Nothing really new to report but we wanted to see you this update on construction progress.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Club Reports: Ember, Peek Downtown, Vinyl Arts Bar

Saturday night in the city and checking out different options beginning with Ember.
Resident DJ Jimmy Joslin in the booth playing a Top 40 mix out on the patio. Jimmy is here most Saturdays but check out his Old School Breaks show this coming Friday night at Peek Downtown!
The Ember patio was mostly empty last night due to an earlier rainstorm but the inside section was populated in an atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation.
Speaking of Peek Downtown, that was my next stop!
Arrived to find DJ duo PhatKidz in the booth!
Big crowd in the club dancing to addictive Breakbeats!
Spotted on the crowded dance floor waving: Adriana
Spotted on the dance floor: Jasmin, Trish & Shelly. Photobomb compliments of Marshall.
Spotted by the booth: Planet Hollywood's Ashleigh.  She has told us when they're reopening but we're sworn to secrecy!
Peek Downtown is Orlando's home of Breaks!
Always a good time in here!
Second week in a row visiting Vinyl Arts Bar.
Great seeing DJ Fusion in the booth again delivering House music!

I first met Fusion when he opened for George Acosta back in 2012 at the Florida Old School Reunion at Firestone, as pictured here.
At 1AM, takeover from DJ George Acosta (USA).
Continuing with a great, mostly non-vocal House set!
Just that hardly anyone was here to enjoy it!  Disappointing.

 First met Acosta earlier in 2012 at Electric Sunfest as pictured here!

But last night, a good time was just a few.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Concert Report: DJ Lenzman (Pink Orlando)

Club 23 on Church Street has been leased out for the past year under the Pink name. Not sure what's up with that but it was great to be back in there for a Drum & Bass event!
Arrived shortly after 11PM to find DJ Beni Hill in the booth!
Early dance floor movement included DJ Hellman.
Taking over at 11:30PM, Tampa's DJ Jaybee.
And the D&B chicks Victoria (left) & Nikki (right) went into action!
Spotted on the dance floor: Ernesto & East Side Angie
Spotted arriving: DJ Lenzman (GB) with Michael Spencer
He would start with a slow melody that suddenly busted wide-open!
While MC Collaborator provided some vocals!
And action on the dance floor picked up quickly!
D&B is breakbeats on steroids!
Spotted in VIP: Triple A's Angie, Anthony & Adriana
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ K8 & Jasmin
Spotted on the dance floor: Amanda
Spotted by the bar: DJ Micro (USA)
Spotted working security: Killian McAuliffe O'Gribbin
Collaborator performed at EDC-Orlando in 2012 with AK1200!
Lenzman performed here at Club 23 last August so it was great to see him back!
Victoria came on to provide some more vocals!
Club wasn't packed but it was pretty damn crowded!
And a good time was had by all!

Friday, August 26, 2016

EDC Orlando 2016 Lineup

The lineup for the 5th edition of Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando has been announced and it's going to be an amazing two nights of music under the stars of O-Town!  Trance dominates the lineup with a Dreamstate Stage; Trance artists include Above & Beyond (GB), Cosmic Gate (D), Dash Berlin (NL), Ferry Corsten (NL), Markus Schulz (D), Standerwick (GB) and Simon Patterson (GB).  

The EDM lineup includes a first ever visit to Orlando by Hardwell (NL) plus Orlando's very own Borgeous (USA)!  EDM fans also get Axwell (S), Chainsmokers (USA), Morgan Page (USA), Porter Robinson (USA) and W&W (NL).  House fans have Chris Lake (GB), Carlos Mendoza (USA) & Mark Knight (GB).  Will Rabbit In The Moon (USA) & Friction (GB) be doing Breaks or D&B?  Will Nicole Moudaber (GB) being doing Techno?  Come and find out for yourself! 
Tickets here.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PI Update: Mystery Under The Plaza

Down under here.....
Down under here.....
Down under West End Plaza.....
It's the secret project on Pleasure Island that no one is allowed to talk about.  For several years the Blog identified it as simply The Tunnels project.
But then last September food columnist Scott Joseph identified it as the Neverland Tunnels, a hidden speakeasy for lost boys.  We can no longer view the project with our exclusive SkyCam from the balloon so this view beneath West End Plaza is as close as we can get. It's not expected to open until mid-2017.