Sunday, May 1, 2016

Club Reports: Independent Bar, Peek Downtown, Gilt Nightclub

Friday night I got my fix of House & Trance. Saturday night's plan was to get my fix of Breaks & Dance. But first, I needed some 80's!
Oh yeah, DJ Indie John in the perch doing just that!
Only 10:30PM and the dance floor was already populated!
Independent Bar goes 80's New Wave every Saturday night!
Spotted by the main bar: Lighting Tech Ernie with Tracy Lulu.
Always fun times at I-Bar!
Next stop was to Orlando's home of Breaks, Peek Downtown!
With one of the veterans of the Breaks scene, DJ KJ (USA).
Club was crowded too!
With lots of bouncing on the dance floor!
Playing his most famous hit "Passion" from back in the day!
His set was infectious!
Spotted in front of the bar: Blog-favorite bartendress Jennifer in civilian attire with Ron!
Spotted behind the bar: Bartendress Lisa!
Spotted nowhere near the bar: DJ Beni Hill
Gee, they take all the fun out of going out!
Fun times at Peek!
Last stop, Gilt Nightclub over near Orlando Executive Airport.
Arrived fashionably late to find DJ Evo (ET / USA) in the booth!
Club was packed.....
.....to the rafters!
Crowd was cheering his EDM/Dance set!  Evo opens for Trance DJ Simon Patterson (GB) on May 19th at Venue 578.
And then, there he was coming past me!  DJ Morgan Page (USA).
Later than normal start for the Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer at 12:55AM.
He played hit "Open Heart" early in his set.
And a little later, "Running Wild".
The crowd was following every beat closely!
Selections included songs by Eli Goulding and another by Adele.
 The peeps want EDM!

Great way to wrap-up April!  A good time was had by all!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Club Reports: Eve Nightclub, Bikkuri Lounge

I'm always torn between my love for House, Trance, Breaks & Dance.  Last night I would get my fill of the first two!  Starting off at Eve Nightclub!
Arrived to find veteran DJ Carlos Mendoza (USA) in the booth doing House!
Dance floor was already crowded...and growing...when I got there!
Music mostly non-vocal House music.
And then around 12:30AM, there he was!  DJ Rony Seikaly (USA).
The tallest DJ in the world, the former NBA star is now famous for his Sugarfree Radio show on Sirius/XM satellite radio!
Dance floor got crazy like real House music can do to you!
And it got packed!
Born in Lebanon, he played college basketball at Syracuse University and then in the NBA his career included stints with the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic!
Lots of cheering as his music selections delivered the ups and downs consistent with Progressive House music.
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
Huge confetti explosion!
Great vibe!  Eve is the place to be on Friday nights with Carlos Mendoza and next week DJ Austin Leeds (GB) is guest DJ here; on May 20th DJ Technasia (HK) will be here! Wow!
I hated to leave that but I also had a ticket for Bikkuri Lounge, located on the back side of this nondescript restaurant in Orlando's "Noodle District"!
Switching my night over from House to Trance, DJ Adam Ellis (GB) already on the decks when I arrived!

Ellis is from Sheffield, England, honorary home town of Trance!
Dance floor was jammed here too!
Trance music all night long!
Spotted in VIP: DJ Suzy Solar (USA), hostess & promoter for these "Lost In Trancelation" events at Bikkuri!  Suzy opens for DJ Simon Patterson (GB) on May 19th at Venue 578!
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ Li'l B
Spotted on the dance floor: DJ J-13
Spotted on the dance floor: Promoter Sage Sappho & DJ Robb Blak
Spotted on the dance floor: These awesome lighted dancing shoes!
Giving the crowd a night of uplifting 138-style Trance!
Amazing Trance DJ duo Kayu & Albert (D) will be here at Bikkuri on Friday, May 13th. Flyer here. You simply can't get closer to the action!
OK, got my House, got my Trance. Tonight I will get my Breaks & Dance!
A good time was had by all!