The Vault Nightclub
Saturday, Aug. 27
The Vault Nightclub’s dance floor was reminiscent of a roller skating rink with a spinning disco ball. The bar blinked with colored lights illuminating the liquor bottles and sometimes even the rox glasses, with built in devices, lit up. The lights mimicked the thumping, pounding beats of electronic music.
DJ David Hollands spun progressive, tech and funky house to bopping bodies and dancing glow sticks. Molly Griggs of the promotion company Synthesis & Full Flavor that organized the event, titled “Music 101,” said the crowd was a bit more “rave” than she expected with more “club kids” than previous events they have promoted.
An “Asian Gloria Estefan” with a black ruffle skirt, blue sequined top with fishnet sleeves tied above her tummy and black heels with an ankle bracelet danced with what one would imagine to be a typical “club kid.” His black baggy pants with skulls on the pockets, chains, a black T-shirt, fingerless gloves and a white visor seemed to be a carefully constructed ensemble perfected with a pair of black sunglasses.
DJ Hollands brought his beats to a climax and flailed his arms in self-congratulation while the crowd jumped around and applauded his spinning skills.
If your eardrums needed a break, the back room at the Vault provided a lounge atmosphere where you could chill on couches or at the intimate bar. DJ Sound Victum stood under soft red and green lights while he played Dark-Step and Hard-Step Drum n Bass. The crowd in the back room mostly stood still to these beats, occasionally breaking out in smooth, moonwalk-like dancing.
Synthesis & Full Flavor delivered a hot lineup of DJs, including David Hollands, Sound Victum, Matt Bandy, Frankie Vega and the Punisher.