Sunday, August 2, 2015

Concert Report: DJ Kid Digital (Native)

Sorry for the delay in today's post. Internet was down today at Save Pleasure Island Blog world headquarters.  Last night did see me out at Native Social Bar downtown.
DJ Henry D was in the booth when I arrived delivering Breaks.
DJ posing with the the Mazor's, the undisputed First Family of Breaks!
Spotted in the Native front courtyard: DJ Kid Digital (RUS)
And he took over at 12:30AM and quickly took things up several notches!
High speed Breakbeats!
Dance floor unfortunately stayed rather spartan.
The bar area was more populated though.
Spotted: More DJ's than you can shake a stick at!
Spotted in VIP: DJ MX, DJ Matrix & MC Marybeth
What the dance floor lacked in quantity was more than made up in quality!
This was a first appearance ever in Florida for DJ Kid Digital!
And at least in the VIP area, a good time was had by all!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Concert Report: Gabriel & Dresden (Opera Atlanta)

Opera Nightclub in Atlanta is the Friday night home to big name DJ concerts!
Flew up to check out DJ duo Gabriel & Dresden (USA)!
Last saw them in 2011 at Electric Daisy Carnival - Orlando during a thunderstorm-shortened set.
Opera was packed!
But plenty of room to dance in this spacious venue!
I had arrived around 11:30PM not realizing there was no opening act.
And Gabriel & Dresden were already playing!
Their set ran from 10PM to 2:30AM nonstop!
Music was mostly Vocal Trance!
Most of their set was their own music!  They've got the years to be able to do that!
Crowd getting in to 2006 #1 hit "Tracking Treasure Down".
Club packed to the rafters!
Spotted on the dance floor: Kelly & Caleb from Louisville
Spotted offstage: Cute as a button (guy version)
Spotted onstage: Cute as a button (gal version)
Gabriel & Dresden got back together again in 2011 after a number of years performing separately.
Both DJ's were quite animated all night and you could tell they were really getting into their show!
Close to the end of the night, absolutely blowing-out the club with the long version of their hit "As The Rush Comes" which they put out in 2003 under the name "Motorcycle"!
Amazing night in Atlanta!
A good time was had by all!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Concert Report: DJ Snake (Venue 578)

Going in to Venue 578 last night I realized that I hadn't been here in awhile.  Nothing against the place, just hadn't been any DJ shows that interested me.
12:30AM passed and no sign of the headliner.
Arriving fashionably late and finally going on at 1AM, DJ Snake (F).
He never removed his signature sunglasses.
Known for mixing Hip Hop with EDM, that's exactly what he did.
Club was packed!
I expected a somewhat older crowd but that was not to be.
Dancing wherever you could!
Spotted in VIP: DJ Jimmy Joslin (USA).  I'm used to being in a club and knowing twenty people or so.  Last night he was the only person I knew in the place!
Playing part of current Dance hit "Lean On" with Major Lazer ft. MØ.
Really too much Hip Hop overall for my tastes.
The gathered crowd disagreed!
 They brought in extra AC last night so the club was nice and comfy despite the crowd!
Upcoming shows at Venue 578 include Zed's Dead (CDN) on August 6th, DJ Caskey (CDN) on August 14th and Duke Dumont (GB) on October 28th!
I couldn't stay for the whole show so I missed his megahit "Turn Down For What ft. Lil Jon" if he played it.
Nonetheless, a good time was had by all!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

PI Update: What About The Tunnels?

Hill Street on Pleasure Island began here at the Hub adjacent Rock'n'Roll Beach Club.  Climbing uphill, it would take you past 8TRAX and the Missing Link Sausage Company towards Adventurers Club, Comedy Warehouse and BET Soundstage.  But would it also did is take you from the Island's ground level onto the Island's upper level.
With BET Soundstage now razed, one can see the hidden lower level which used to contain PI offices as well as a cast member break area / snack bar.  This supposedly will also be home to The Tunnels.
As you can see, this lower area has been gutted too and we expect anything built here to be done in conjunction with plans for The EdisonDisney has not released any information about The Tunnels or even acknowledged it; we only know about it because mention of it appeared on a LinkedIn page of an Edison Orlando exec.  We're hoping it will be some sort of nightlife area where adults can enjoy themselves down below while the strollers pass by above!