Saturday, August 29, 2015

DTD Update: Showing You Around

Earlier this week the Blog provided you with exclusive SkyCam photos of the former club buildings on Pleasure Island and then we showed you the spectacular current status of the springs of Disney Springs. Today we continue to show you around so you can see some of the other activity not already covered. This is mainly a view of the almost-finished renovation project at Paradiso 37.
SkyCam view looking down on Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar and the new Downtown Disney Water Taxi stop for The Landing.  Both are supposed to open next month.
Looking down on The Hub and the front yard of Jock Lindsey's.


 There is no truth to the rumor that this airplane part came from a Boeing 777.
The Pleasure Island pedestrian bypass is closed to the public but still provides vendor access to Paradiso 37.  The section from here back to it's former connection to the Island at the water taxi pier has been dismantled and we expect this section to be dismantled eventually as well.
Some type of restaurant operated by the folks at Raglan Road is slated for this plot of land but still no activity.
Shopping mall building out in the Town Center section of Disney Springs.
It's adjacent this massive shopping structure.
Shopping area across the No. 2 Bridge.
Far off section of the new shopping district along with the rapidly rising East Garage (Lime Garage).
And more new shopping is wedged in between T-REX Cafe and World of Disney in the area where McDonald's used to stand.  Hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Concert Report: DJ Shaun Frank (The Mid Chicago)

The Mid in Chicago is one of the many clubs here that is home to EDM.
Arrived around 11PM and found local DJ duo Redux in the booth doing genuine House music!
Lots of people milling about but only a handful would practice their moves.
Plus this guy doing the Robot.
At midnight another local DJ duo, Groove Animal.
And their mix of House and Deep House would finally get the floor populated!
And with the dance floor now active, it would stay that way.
Promptly at 1:30AM, headliner DJ Shaun Frank (CDN) took over.
And it's like people came out of the woodwork to crowd the floor!
His set included House, Deep House and commercial House/Dance.
Shaun Frank is based in Toronto.
Excited to be playing his current hit with DJ Oliver Heldens (NL), "Shades of Grey" ft. Delaney Jane!
Lots of energy in the room!
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
Encouraging the Chicago crowd to get loud!
A good time was had by all!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concert Report - Nora En Pure (Studio Paris Chicago)

You'd never know there was a club upstairs behind this doorway at 61 West Hubbard in Chicago were it not for the long line of people outside waiting to get in.  But this is home to Studio Paris in the city's River North club district!
Nice surprise arriving to find out that the opening DJ was Kalendr (USA).  Had not seen him play since the one-and-done EDC-Chicago in 2013.
Arrived around 11PM and the dance floor was already bouncing to the House music!
Kalendr departing and the headliner taking over relatively early at midnight.
Starting her set and smiling for the Blog, DJ Nora En Pure (CH).
The already-full dance floor got even more full!
The music was all House with some occasional commercial House hits!
The peeps were grooving!
Nora played Orlando last December but it was a school night and I couldn't go.
She was scheduled to play outdoors at Aero Bar last December but it was one of those three winter nights we had last year and they had to move the show into The Social.
Studio Paris is really just two large rooms, one with the DJ booth, dance floor and VIP booths and the other further back with the bar.  Only two bartenders on duty kept the waits for drinks rather long. I saw a few people walk away after giving-up.
Other than that, great vibe in here and no slobs allowed!  I'd estimate that 75% of the women were wearing dresses, something you'd never see in Orlando!
Around 1:15AM Nora began to go Deep!  Deep House, that is.
Originally from South Africa, Nora En Pure is based in Zurich.
You can never go wrong with Go Go girls!
Like I said!
At Studio Paris last night, a good time was had by all!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This Weekend In Techno Town

THURSDAY AUG 27
DJ Christian Martin (USA) of Dirtybird brings his D&B show to Orlando at Native Social Bar.
FRIDAY AUG 28
New Attic Nightclub has DJ Gazzo (USA) in the house Friday night!  Electrohouse.
Last Friday of the month means "Lost in Trancelation" at Bikkuri Lounge; this month guests Kaeno (USA) & Neptune Project (GB).
More fun Friday night at Peek Downtown with some great female DJ's such as Leilani, Jennifer Marley and Sandra Cruz doing battle against some male DJ's.  Expect Breaks.
SATURDAY AUG 29
Event of the weekend is at Gilt Nightclub with world famous DJ Markus Schulz (D) visiting!
More D&B action at Native with a special Saturday night edition of "Torque" ft. DJ's AK1200 (USA) & Dara (USA)!
You can expect some great House & Deep House from Carlos Mendoza and Renzo Ruiz at Sandwich Bar!  Carlos has been selected to play at EDC-Orlando.