This should have been written last week but...
At the WMC, I didn't really have a chance to make it to Space 34... I was just to inundated with other parties, meetings, networking, you know... the usual WMC stuff.
Needless to say, I wasn't sure what to expect but either way I was very curious to see what it was all about. Props to Andrew for hooking me up with Biz.
Biz, props to you for taking care of us like one of your own, much appreciated and respect. Good to see industry look out for industry, especially in other cities.
Walking into Space... I was just shocked. It was about 2:30am, walked to the mezzanine level where I was to meet the Biz man and clearly was captivated by the energy and vibe Oscar G was throwing down.
A packed space, great system, great music, and more energy then a nuclear meltdown. It was quite the pleasant suprise for a jaded NYer.
Finally, after meeting Biz, he gave us a tour of the club and finally onto the Terrace... which really just, blew my mind. I think its marvelous! A complete nightclub all on its own, it just threw me into a state of shock and awe (much better then we did to Iraq ) -
Time passes, after Biz lecturing to me about the talents of Roland, who I have heard of just through press and knowing he was a resident at Space 34. Again, I wasn't prepared for the mastery this man layed onto the dance floor. He worked it like he was playing the Tribal Gathering in the UK. Maybe even better.
5:30am, I stood up from the patio VIP area thingy and glanced out to the floor... shook my head in sadness, only in sadness because of the state of the NYC club scene. This one level of Space, in my mind, was better then the entire dance music scene in New York City.
You think its farfetched? Try looking at it from a promoter/manager/booking agents point of view. We have a scene that is in a major lull - perhaps its the economy, weather, its many fucking things. Its not the lack of talent - Arc and our crew at Centro-Fly kept that talent coming into town.
More time passes, Bellini comes on after Rolands fantastic manipulation of global dance. He doesn't fail to keep the vibe going as a whole new sea of fresh faces pour into Space 34's terrace.
Are you kidding me? 4000+ on a regular Saturday night? Unbelievable.
Sure, maybe Space is /the/ club in Miami... but much respect to the musical integrity of /the/ club and much respect to Diego and Biz.
Looking forward to some good things in the near future.
Diego - You the man. Just had to throw that in.