Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Floor 39 : Huffin' & Puffin'


It's almost the 3 year anniversary of The Floor!!

This eve I re-evaluated the whole night from the bar to the bandstand, from the v.i.p. to hanging out in the parking lot. Damn! Some talent was there!

The Floor familia continues to grow and evolve. Walter Davis' handpicked house band is funkier and deeper; the crowd is prettier (and sweatier); the dancers, the players, all the contributors rockin' the King-King in a joyous unison makes for an incredible nightclub experience. Minus Carolina who was in Portland on business, the night was a pure joy and kicked off by Sascha introducing the crowd to Ombrey Degrate and Jeremy Erwin's Phoenix Soul (above); a multi-vocalist project backed by a 7 piece collection of musicians.

With DJ Uniek on the wheels of steel and MC's KG Superstar (left), Paris Paul and Vakisha Coleman (bottom photo) keeping the crowd hyped, Walter Davis led the group through 2 sets of blistering jamming, hitting on various styles including afro-cuban, modern jazz, bolearic beats, burlesque-y flim-flam and the hot funk!

For the whole photo album from the night, click [here].

Big shout-outs to (above l—r) Sophie, Alex, Lizbeth & "El BBQ De Raymond Castellon"!! A raise-the-roof "whoop! whoop!" to Liinda, "Lips", Roman, Pake, Julian, Shadarius, Justine (top left), Charlene, Eric, Kimberly, Jhila, Tiffany Bong, The Club Bullies, Mela & Magnolia Memoir and of course - Vakisha (below)!!
Thanks always to Walter, Carolina and Sascha!

Next month's The Floor will be July 28 and have a "Havana Nights" theme!

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