I was asked by James Webb to perform at the next Beach Party event Saturday March 14, 2009. This is an all day event starting around 11:00AM and running until dark or later. My timeslot is between noon and 2:30PM EST. I am very much looking forward to this event, since it and the series of beach parties that it belongs to, are the real deal. The DJ lineup includes Redvoid (yours truly), Kevin Julian, Mooj, Pascal V., DJ Q, J. Webb, DJ Chang, DJ Jon, Ian, Von and possibly others not on the flyer. The main idea behind the beach party series is to provide people a chance to hear real electronica during the day, on the beach, in the sun rather than in a smoky club, late at night while giving the DJs a platform to spin the material that they value the most without concern for a particular club, promoter or event telling them what they can and cannot do. This is a welcome change of pace since here in Florida, we have beautiful weather that we Floridians often don’t take enough time to enjoy, and this format creates a kind of South Beach vibe like you might find during WMC, which I will be talking more about in the coming weeks. Since its only two more weeks until WMC now, consider this your warm up event to get yourself in the mood for South Beach.
You may notice that the flyer does not list a location for the event. This is a kind of nod to the old school method of individuals who want to go, need to ask one of the people involved for directions directly. If you’re new to the scene, this may seem like an unnecessary pain, but those of us like myself who have been in this for a while, understand the reasons behind this choice, and think its a good idea. For one, its the people who care the most who will be there, among the many other reasons. It is somewhere in the Tampa Bay area. nuff said.
On the day, I will post updates live to my blog from the event via my iPhone so those of you following from other parts of the world can get a glimpse. For now listen to some music, pull up some beach pics and imagine how much fun it will be.