Saturday, November 29, 2014
So I got a private invite from Sound Nightclub to go see Futuristic Polar Bears. I have been wanting to go see them ever since I started listening to their podcast. Of course I did not turn down the invite (who would..from Sound??! No way). Once again I like to look at reviews on Yelp before I actually start doing my own honest review of a club. Sound Nightclub is at 1642 Las Palmas Ave Los Angeles 90028. If you're taking the 10 west you head onto 101 north, exit Hollywood Blvd then make a left. Unlike other clubs Sound is situated at the heart of Hollywood Blvd. Why do I mention that? Because sometimes when you hit a club and the drive going there is quiet and you don't see that many people on the street it kind of kills the vibe of the club. However, heading to Sound you drive down Hollywood Blvd and you see everyone on the streets heading out to party, the city definitely was alive and that sets a good mood heading to the club. You then have to make a left on Las Palmas. Sound will be very visible on your left. Obviously, if you arrive past 11:30pm you'll see a long line outside. If you come right before 10pm which is my advice every single time you want to go clubbing, just look for a white theatre marquee that says Sound Nightclub and whoever is playing for that night (see my slideshow). Next to it is the parking lot, very convenient yes, it will cost you $20, plenty of parking space because they share the lot with another lounge or restaurant also with live music. So yes from the moment you park and get out of your car you'll definitely feel good vibes from everyone as they walk or just chill at their favorite spot. As I head on to the door there were several men in black uniforms (employees of Sound) by the velvet ropes. I head to one of them and and told him I was on the guest list, he politely calls out to the guy by the door to "please take care of this lady". I didn't catch the guest lister's name but he was as polite and outgoing as can be. I told him I got a private invite and my full name and so he checks his clipboard and when he found it he shouts out to the other guys, "Hey everyone, Avedis is here!!" And everyone shouts out "hey!!" What a great reception! He then tells the doorman to "kindly direct this lady to the door" who does exactly that, of course after checking my ID. When I went in the first thing I noticed was the beautiful bar. Wow, they did invest in this place. Felt like one of this hotels in Vegas. There are 3 separate elegant bars, sorry I didn't get to take a photo of that, but just take my word for it or go see for yourself. Going further inside facing the dance floor the DJ booth is on the left, another bar behind me, booths or tables on the sides and more tables elevated on the right. The dance floor was a good size, just enough to get everyone dancing without stepping on each other's toes. Of course the famous Disco Shark from Coachella hangs on the ceiling right in the middle of the dance floor (see my slide show). The resident DJ did a good job of warming up everyone for the Futuristic Polar Bears who came on at around midnight I think, I was having such a good time with everyone I lost track of time. The set was off the hook. They played my favorite track from them "Back to Earth" and "Vargo" with Danny Howard and the sound system was AMAZING! It's no wonder they call it Sound Nightclub, they have all the right to call themselves that. See, you're just suppose to hear the bass, you're suppose to feel it and that's exactly what you'll experience at Sound. Everyone and I mean everyone was dancing. I also have to mention that I have never seen so many beautiful men and women, at one time in club, hats off to the image promoters. Everyone was looking good, well dressed and classy. I also noticed that security was tight, they kept everyone in check making sure no one does any funky business, that's good. It was around 1am I decided to go check out how it was by the entrance (it's how I usually know if a club is hot or not) and true enough this club is hot because at 1am people were still trying to get in. Not just a few people but a long line. You can't go wrong if you choose to come to this club, it'll be worth it. Having said all that, I'd like to go back to those misleading Yelp reviews. First off, this is an honest review and I'm not biased just because I got a private invite from them. About the complaints that the doorman is rude: Like what I always say, if you give them a tough time, they will give you a tough time. My advice is always this: buy your tickets online because it will be jacked up at the door, get to the club before 10pm, do not forget your ID make sure it matches the name on the ticket and ALWAYS dress up, look your best. If you don't follow any of these rules then I can guarantee you WILL have a hard time at the door, or worse yet they won't even let you in. About the drinks being expensive: as what I always say, if you can't afford it, don't buy it, nobody's forcing you to. Always bring cash if you do decide to drink. About the dance floor being too small: Did you want something as big as an ice skating rink so you can have so much space to dance...by yourself? I didn't think so, the dance floor being the way it is makes it more fun for people to dance together, that's what it's about EVERYONE dancing TOGETHER. Okay enough ranting, I definitely had a great time at Sound with the Futuristic Polar Bears playing. I want to personally thank Sound Nightclub for the private invite. For future events at this club please click on the Tickets tab above and you'll see all upcoming shows for Sound. I have for you guys some of their tracks on Soundcloud. Check out slide show and videos for that night below as well. Till next time!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
I'm a big fan of Tritonal and when I got the announcement that they will be playing at my favorite club - Create Nightclub, I was more than thrilled! I bought the tickets right away and anticipated the day that I will be seeing them. So the day finally came, I went with my crew. Now let me just say a little something about Create Nightclub. I have been coming to this club quite a lot and yesterday I was randomly reading some comments on Yelp, most were good reviews but a number were complaining about how strict they were about the name registered on the tickets and how expensive the drinks were. First of all, I like the fact that they are very strict about checking ID's and names registered on the tickets, it prevents scalping. About the drinks, if you can't afford it, don't go clubbing besides nobody is forcing you to drink so just don't drink if you don't have the money for it. I can't believe that some are even complaining about the door man being picky. I like the fact that they are picky with people, yes I like being in a club where people are well dressed and can afford to be there. I like the fact that security is strict because we don't want the club turning into a pot of mayhem. For people complaining about ticket prices at the door, ticket prices do go up after 11pm so if you want to get in hassle free, buy your tickets online, they're much cheaper ( on my blog, yes :) ) dress up, head on to the club before 10pm WITH the person who bought the tickets, bring your proper ID's and bring cash if you want to drink, there is a minimum for credit/debit purchases. If you have never been to Create, parking is conveniently located beside the club, you'll see signs with a 10 on it, meaning $10 per parking, yes I didn't know that at first. You won't see a sign outside that says Create, but if you come before 10pm you will see a place with graffiti on the wall (in between the parking space and a shop, I think) there will be a bunch of gentlemen in suits and you'll see the Create logo on the wall. After 10pm, they have a black curtain over the block before the lines to the club. Anyway, back to Tritonal. The resident DJ played from 10pm to 12:30am then Tritonal took over from then until 2:30am. The set was amazing, they played all their tracks and some additional remixes, one that I can't forget is the remix of Wonderwall by Oasis. Of course once they played one of their most recent tracks, Anchor, everyone just went crazy. This DJ duo really knew how to hype up the crowd, everyone was jumping and dancing to their tunes. A great plus for that evening was daylight saving, boy were we happy realizing it was only 1:30am when we got out of the club. Well, I'll leave you guys with some photos and videos from that night, enjoy! P.S. sound quality of the videos suck, I'll work on that next time I promise.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Wow, something very very different from Calvin Harris. This new track, Slow Acid is like Bassnectar meets Daft Punk meets Chemical Brothers...I know stay with me here. When I got the notification that he released a new track I was expecting the usual vocal mixed tracks that he usually makes. When I listened to it, I had to check if I had clicked the right track because I did NOT expect this from him. This track is said to be the the 4th single in his new album set to be released in November. With this track sounding awesome like this, I can't imagine what the new album will be like! I'll keep you guys posted.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Just been notified that Cazzette did an early release of their new track on Spotify called Blind Heart. Not quite loving it unfortunately. But that doesn't mean I'm hating them already. Check it out.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
As promised, I give you guys another set of tracks this week. Some of the these tracks like The Chainsmokers' #Selfie were released a while back, but I thought I'd still put them on the playlist. I also got to listen to Avicii's new single with UK singer Robbie Williams, I am pretty disappointed with this one. It sounds very pop even though he said he's going with a more "rock" theme on the next album. I don't quite know where Avicii's going with this one, but hey he's always known to be experimenting on new sounds and they usually turn out good so I'll wait and see what the rest of the tracks will be like for his new album set for spring of 2015. I'm sure a lot of you have also heard about Avicii taking some time off due to health reasons, mostly due to drinking. He has lost quite a bit of weight, mostly because he continued to work even after surgery to remove his gall bladder. We wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, he will be replaced at Escape Hallow's Eve by Armin Van Buuren which I think isn't a bad deal at all if you've already bought the tickets. Here's Avicii's latest single "The Days".
Steve Aoki - Neon Future. 1
Wow! Steve Aoki, with his new album released September 29, 2014, the collaborations are creative, the album did not sound redundant at all. Very club-like, party style sounds, cake throwing theme, in other words, very very Steve Aoki. My personal faves include tracks #2, #3 (with Fall Out Boy, who knew that would work out?) and #9. You can listen to the entire album on Spotify or purchase it on iTunes and see for yourselves. Steve Aoki will be on tour starting on October 10, 2014, for a complete listing click here.
Well that's all for now, 'til next week. Hope you guys enjoy the tracks, you can listen to these tracks on the go by downloading the Soundcloud and Spofity app and adding my playlists. Don't forget that you can also connect with me by following me on Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Soundcloud and Spofity, just click the links on the side of my blog.
(Source: Billboard , Your EDM , Steve Aoki Official Site)
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Porter Robinson released his second album Worlds on August 12,2014 and it did not disappoint. Following the success of his previous album Spitfire in 2011, Porter Robinson takes electronic dance music to another level. Listening to the entire album was definitely not a bore, I did not just listen to it once, I listened to it over and over and over again. There is only one other album that had me doing that: Avicii's True. Honestly, if I have to compare both, Porter Robinson's album is better. Unlike EDM albums that have been released lately (let's not get specific with genres and subgenres here, don't be sensitive), every track here sounds and feels different from one another, in other words it's not redundant. At only 22 years old, this DJ from North Carolina is already topping charts. I can't simply pick a favorite track because I'm loving all of them, but I guess I have to pick 2...that would be Flicker and Fresh Static Snow. I'm not surprised he made Flicker, being a "Japanophile" and all. He is currently on Tour and will be in LA on September 13, 2014 and in Pomona on September 14, 2014. For a complete listing click here. Let me know what you guys think, Tweet me and don't forget to also follow me on Instagram: @emdeeedm
Enjoy the weekend!
Enjoy the weekend!