A one of a kind movement that sparked a dance music revolution in this town… and next monday we will say goodbye for the final time.
When this party started the downtown Orlando clubs were immersed in hip-hop, and top 40 music. Dance music had died in Orlando, and had been officially dead for a while. Pauly Crush AKA Paul Geller went against the grain when he started Crush. This was not a copycat party, this was the original. If not for Crush we would have never seen parties like “Takeovr” or “Riot!“, and the snowball effect that all these parties have had on dance music both in Orlando and across America. Pauly Crush officially announced today via his Crush e-mail list that he was moving on, and that Crush was coming to an end.
On a personal note, I would like to say that this party and Pauly Crush have been inspiring to me. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him. He is a legend in Orlando, the Michael Jordan of the underground dance movement in Orlando. What he accomplished will never be duplicated, yet often imitated. Below is the mother of all farewell letters… I swear Pauly Crush knows how to pull on those heart strings.
Those of you that have known me for the near decade that I’ve been spinning and promoting knows at least that. Even if we’d only met in passing; or maybe you didn’t think you were cool enough to be my friend at all (promoting sort of produces some aura of elitism,) you’ve still seen the ups and downs of the events I’ve done all over the U.S. I didn’t care how you dressed or that you were broke as shit. You know I always tried to keep CRUSH, PULP, S/T accessible. It’s because you are all my brothers and sisters. I mean that. People give me a lot of credit that I don’t deserve for the dance music scene that exploded in Orlando under my watch. The truth is, you’ve made me what I am today, so don’t be afraid to give me a hug on the 11th whether you think I know your name or not. I’ll have trouble letting go of you too.
You were there through some pretty crazy times: PULP, Saturday / Thursday, J.E.S.U.S. Those close to me saw me go through three major personal tragedies in that time, two only just weeks ago. Those have shaped my decision to close Crush more than anything. It’s not about money. (It never was.) It’s about learning when to let go.
As has become a sad tradition, I like to mention some of the people who have been amazing in their support. Eight years. So many people. But it goes without saying that there are Back Booth staffers who went above and beyond in their support and friendship: Aaron and Adam, Josh and Jeff. Chris Anderson. You are my brothers. The dozens of bartenders, security and support staff I’d seen come and go, not one of them would I wish anything but the best of.
I wish I could name all of the door people and deejays that have worked for me. I have half a heart to try. Okay. Let’s work backwards: Andrew Kublinski, Alex Mirling, John Haglof, Justin Allen, George Skrapitz, Evan Strange, Anita Fields (Miron), Sean Egon, Matt Cash (Now rolling with DFA), Jessica Who (the self-appointed queen of Miami), and so many guests. Those of you who are still with me: I love you and I want you to succeed. I’ve been a shadow over you, deservedly or not, for a long time and I am excited for all of you to step out. The CRUSH alumni have spread far and wide. They’ve thrown parties in LA, NYC, Miami and Chicago. We are a pedigree.
There were so many door girls. But a few that became my close friends. Brittney, Lindsay, Hailey, Allison, Kate. Lisa Herman gets a special thank you because I couldn’t have started the party without her. Meghan, my best friend and confidant. Tim for all those early morning drops. My former partner Isaac who got me into promoting in the first place. Josh (Revolver), Barbie and Aramis (Poplife) who I credit for starting the indie-dance revolution in Miami that spread across the states. Really. It was them and there before it was in LA and NYC. Trust me. I just moved it into new markets.
The street teamers. There must be close to a hundred. You’ve all done your share to make Orlando a better place to live. Kevin and Jason over at SFC (and their many friends), who have taken the ball and run with it. I hope they can keep their independence in this onslaught of corporatized party networks, that I am probably partially responsible for inspiring, albeit with regret, as well. I hope they never learn to let go, so I have a place to hang here in Orlando when I come visit.
Of course, I need to thank our fans and supporters. You all are so special to me but everyone goes through phases. Lots of the faces that were there when we started 8 years ago have moved on. However, Marvin and Mary are staples that you will see to this very day. Adrian, who introduced me to the love of my life, things may not have worked out but I won’t forget what you did. Thank you.
But what of me? Why this abrupt decision? Well, I’m moving to New York.
I know what you are thinking: just another hater who outgrew Orlando and moved-on. But, it’s not like that. I have real work to do. I’m going to write female-fronted pop music and do startups. I’m going to fight this epic lawsuit and I am going to continue to help spread music in an open environment on open platforms to open people. I’m going to help create products that revolutionize media delivery, that change the way people think about government and most importantly, that bring the most amount of happiness to the widest array of people possible. I’m going to pet some cats.
This is not the end for you and me, Orlando. I was born in New York and I grew up in South Florida but when people ask me where I’m from, I’ll always say Orlando. It’s just time to let go.
Posted by Brian 'Docta' Dawe On September - 10 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
This month I was asked to write a column for The Orlando Weekly’s monthly publication “Drink!”. I did a write-up about some of my favorite local venues. They liked my article so much they decided to feature me on the cover. “Drink!” can be found at most bars and restaurants across Orlando. Pick up a copy today, or check it out online at http://drinkorlando.com!
Also, the photo was shot by our very own AllyCrunk! You can expect many more contributions to “Drink!” from myself and Ally in the future, so make sure to pick up your copy every month!
Posted by Brian 'Docta' Dawe On August - 7 - 2011ADD COMMENTS
Call me nostalgic, but to commemorate the launch of Last Nights Hype, and the transformation of Orange County Concepts, I thought it would be an appropriate to recap the last four years of memories we have shared together. In the last four years we have published 685 blog posts (this makes 686) and this week we expect to top 17,000 event photos.
One thing we have always prided ourself on is our photography. We have had some of the greatest photographers in Orlando on staff over the past few years including (but not limited to) J. Chris Callahan, Erik Spradling, Jon Longstaff, and our current main photographer Allycrunk. We always made it a priority to provide quality edited photos, not some point and click bullshit like most of the other promotional companies are uploading. We have also always made it super simple to access photos that we took at an event, click and download, no annoying membership logins, shiiiit, you can even download them straight from our Facebook page.
As we turn the page from Orange County Concepts to Last Night’s Hype, I thought it would be fun to post what I thought are the very best photos our website has EVER published. With an archive of photos as large as ours is, (173 event galleries) this list has taken a few days to compile. I think it shows an accurate depiction of just how fucking awesome our parties were, and still are. It also serves as a history lesson on Orlando nightlife, and the trends that we started way back before some of you even had your drivers license.
So this might be a little embarrassing. As you may have heard, our house parties were pretty awesome. It was even mentioned in last months issue of Drink Magazine. We had a little house we called “The Crunk Castle” in East Orlando. It was not uncommon for 400 or more people to show up any given weekend and wreck the place. We always had a DJ, and often had a photographer. Keep in mind this was a HOUSE in a normal middle class neighborhood. The neighbors hated us, the cops showed up 14 times in one year, and lucky for us our out of state landlord didn’t evicted us nearly fast enough. Gunshots, stolen cars, window bashings. You name it, we saw it. The girl digging for gold in the bottom left of this photo amidst all the madness is priceless.
The caption was added to this photo before it was politically incorrect to use “homo” or “gay” as an insult. Thanks to the NBA’s “Think B4 you speak” campaign we now know better! We also love the gay community, case in point our party at Mr. Sisters every Sunday. Seriously though, this party SUCKED. It was a block party thrown by Whats2Hot that took up the entire Scoop’s parking lot with a huge stage, and an entires day worth of entertainment. The event promised to bring well over a thousand party people. Only problem is the promoter forgot to, um, bring anybody. Now that is Not2Hot, but good for a nice laugh
When you show your manhood to a group of ladies at a house party, a laugh is the last response you want to get. Unfortunately for our buddy King Kong this was the norm. Nice dick!
#16 LEGIT. @ DUNGEON 4/30/10 Photo by: Familiar Joe (See the full gallery here)
“You mean there was another electronic music party at Dungeon before riot?” Yes. We threw it. Unfortunately we had a shitty sound system, no lights, no CO2 canisters, and no dubstep (as in no one knew what the fuck it was yet). We also unfortunately decided to launch the party at the beginning of summer, so it was very short lived. It was long enough to raise a few eyebrows though, and next thing you know “Riot!” was born. You’re welcome, again.
#15 BARACK OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RALLY @ AMWAY ARENA 10/20/08 Photo by: Colombia (See the full gallery here)
Yes, we even got political with it. We covered the Barack Obama rally in 2008 outside the north entrance of the soon to be demolished Amway Arena due to its historical significance. 50,000 people showed up to see the soon to be president address the city of Orlando. It was only 15 days before Obama would become the president of the United States. You can thank us for bringing him to Orlando first… (ok, you got us, we had nothing to do with him coming.)
So what is so special here? Another typical nightlife picture of two girls making out. Well this night was special. We PACKED this now defunct club on the east side of Orlando called Pounders on a Sunday night for a special event we did called Rehab. There was no school the next day, and we capitalized to the fullest with ice luge’s, free champagne, and bumpin’ indie electro house (before it was cool). The best part was we were able to steal Kapow for this party, who was easily the best and most popular photographer in Orlando. She shot exclusively for Pauly Crush at the time so we were very excited to have her. She made a regular UCF party look like a masterpiece. This entire album shows just how amazing her work was. In my opinion she is hands down the best photographer Orlando night life has EVER seen. Check out the full gallery from this party to see her amazingly candid shots.
Foam parties are pretty awesome. I remember back in my Firestone days the owner said he would never do a foam party again because he would find all kinds of disgusting shit when they would clean out the foam pit. Condoms, underware, you name it, they saw it. So when you combine a pool party, with a foam party, and then do it at night and throw glow sticks out to everyone you know you are asking for some crazy shit to happen.
I think this is the best DJ line-up a house party has ever seen in Orlando. With DJs Deville, Justin James, Youngheartz, Erik Draven, and myself, and hosted by the voice of Roxy/”Rage” Saturday’s Eric James. This is another multi-picture entry, because sometimes a few pictures really do tell a story. Blood on the floor, weave in the chandler, and girls pooping… sounds like my kind of shindig!
It was supposed to be pudding wrestling, but it looked more like the results of the bathroom scene from dumb and dumber. The best part of this picture may actually be the promotions that went into this event, mainly this video.
As you can see this was an easy clean up job.
ok, upon further review this was an unrelated, not nearly as successful pudding wrestling event. Either way it is still fitting.
You have seen this man featured on CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, Lifetime, etc! Clint House has a big mouth, and we all love it. Always speaking his opinion before using his brain, he gave us LOTS of entertaining material to blog about.
Clint is busy these days fighting to give Caylee Anthony “the justice that the court system failed to give her.” He has been pushing to get Caylee’s Law on to the senate floor ever since he heard the shocking verdict that stunned the nation a few weeks ago. We have to give Clint credit for coming so far! From his days with “Whats 2 Hot“, to his stint as a Jacksonville promoter, to the Orange County Courthouse Roy Clint has always been an OCC/LNH staple. All jokes aside, we are proud of this man for taking a stand and doing the right thing.
And like that it was all over. Pounders began to decline, so they remodeled and named the place “Octagon”. Terrible name, terrible idea. The only thing still happening in that building was our party Shit Show. The place would re-open after another remodel about a month later, but it was never the same. The vibe from Shit Show had officially taken a… shit. We came back with another party called Snatch, but by then our fun was over.
DJ dLux decided he was going out in a blaze of glory, literally. When the smoke cleared, the Shit Show was over.
Travie McCoy is a great musician. He was good as a member of Gym Class Heroes, and not too shabby as a solo artist. He may want to be a millionaire, but he couldn’t have DJed properly if it was for a million dollars.
We watched him load up iTunes, and play a pre-recorded mix. It was a fun night though, and Travie managed to get the crowd hype during his “DJ set” at Firestone for the Warp Tour after party.
I specifically remember some now well know Orlando house DJs, who were just kids playing in there bedrooms back then, telling me this party inspired them to DJ. I won’t mention any names, but they told me this party motivated them to throw their own parties, and gave them a huge desire to play for a large club audience (which they now have). We threw out 500 glow sticks, decked out Antigua with black lights, and made it cool to have glow sticks in the club again. Having your name painted on topless go-go dancers is pretty awesome, so I will gladly add this photo from that amazing event to the list.
The following screen shot of a recent Facebook comment left to me by Louie Diaz (AKA Kid Disco, Full Effect, Junior Diaz) pretty much sums up this party.
This was THE FIRST electro, house, dance party EVER in the UCF area. We were going against the grain, and playing music that these kids had NO CLUE about. Now it’s the norm…. once again you are welcome.
Steve Aoki has played in Orlando COUNTLESS times. So many times it is hard to keep track of. We are proud to say we brought him before he was a household name, and WAYYYY before he hit the Turbulence. His first appearance was in front of about 300 people in 2007 at Firestone, this night was before the crazy Steve Aoki that we all know now. He stood up on the stage playing records, and didn’t even move an inch. In his second of about fifty Orlando performances Steve served up quite a show, and brought out his crazy personality for the first time ever in Orlando. He was so wasted at one point he fell off the DJ booth, hitting his head on the stage. He blacked out for about 45 seconds, and then finally came to with a smile on his face. He resumed playing without missing a beat. This was by far one of the most memorable nights in OCC history. Being apart of the first show of its kind way before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon was something really special.
Steve also created this very awkward moment for me.
I think he may have been so drunk that he mistakenly believed he was at Mr. Sisters.
S/T was an amazing party. We unfortunately were brought into the party at a very bad time creating all kinds of nightlife drama. Way too many years have passed for it to even matter anymore. I can only hope that people remember how good this party was for Orlando nightlife. Pauly Crush started a revolution, we tried to continue the movement. It felt so good to play the music I loved in front of 800-1000 people every week, and at a time when no one else in the city was doing it. S/T is a legendary party, and I don’t think anyone that experienced it could ever forget it.
Out with the old and in with the new. We will award the #1 slot to Méster Hypé AKA Waka Flocka Flamingo because we believe the best for this website has yet to come, and that silly fucking flamingo somehow became the face of this amazing new crew. Méster Hypé, the official mascot of Last Night’s Hype has been EVERYWHERE lately. Dancing on the bar, crowd surfing, in-between your girlfriends legs, you name it he has done it. He is making a real mark on Orlando nightlife, and you can expect to see him out at the club for a long time to come. LNH is here, and we are not going anywhere for a VERY long time. So get used to our little flamingo, and if you see him out at the club give him a kiss and snap a pic with him.
- Chris Callahan climbs an abandoned gas station billboard -
- DJ Khaled performs at Fubar’s “Blocktoberfest” -
- Justin James wears Ed Hardy -
Shout out to dLux, I told you I would get this blog up (34 revisions later). That was a nice walk down memory lane. I was going to say something about how I hope to write another one of these blogs with amazing memories in four years, but honestly by then I will be WAYYYY to old for this shit, and hopefully DJing at mega clubs in Vegas (not to mention this shit took wayyyy to long). If not you can find me back in my race car bed at Mama Dawe’s.
Back like cooked crack (aye!), it’s 20 Questions. This week we are talking to the DJ that has the best shoe selection in Orlando, DJ A-Rock.
A-Rock, like our last participant, DJ Rincon, is not only DJing in Downtown Orlando, but he has taken his show on the road with traveling shows, that being the Dew Tour.
Whether its the beginning of the month at Vain, scaring people at Blue Martini on Mondays with Dubstep (or opening for Lil’ Jon, no big deal), playing a more chill vibe at Ember on Tuesdays, or his creme de la creme gig at Rok Room on the weekends, to say that he keeps himself busy is an understatement. A-Rock is also one of the DJs in Orlando keeping scratch techniques/routines in his set and for that, like Tosh, we thank you.
1. Weapons of choice? (Equipment, mixer, software)
Technic 1200′s, Rane TTM-57, Pioneer 800, Serato.
2. Favorite genre to spin?
All of them! No but seriously, I like all types of music. I try and keep it as diverse as possible. Keeps it fun.
3. Favorite producer?
Toss up between Tensnake and Louis La Roche.
4. What are you listening to in your car?
Carte Blanche – White Man On The Moon
5. Banger of Summer 2011?
Let’s face it, Give Me Everything – Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Nayer & Afrojack is a huge. (Agreed.) Dr. Gonzo Anthem – Crookers is ridiculous.
6. Most slept on song of 2011?
Man, music comes out lightning quick. And there’s nothing wrong with that, but some songs don’t even get a chance. So I’d say two songs that if people don’t know about, should check… ION – D.I.M. and TAI and Eargasm – Black Raw.
7. Who influenced you early in your career?
I got started because I saw an Incubus show back when I was 16, and watching Kid Kilmore manipulate samples into the live band sets was amazing to me. A.M. 100%. Z-Trip. X-Ecutioners. A-Trak. KLEVER. Enferno. Magic Mike. DJ NOVA.
8. Song you hate getting requests for?
“Do you have that birthday song?” “Can you play something I can dance to?”
9. Where was your first weekly?
Red Coconut Club @ Citywalk.
10. Where can we find you now?
In my studio answering these questions. Haha. Ember on Tuesdays & Fridays, 1st Thursdays @ VAiN, Blue Martini Mondays, & Rok Room. Nothing against my residencies, but Rok Room Sundays is by far my favorite party. I get to play WHATEVER I want. It’s a great vibe, and the energy is always on point. I’m also out on the 2011 Dew Tour this summer. I’m also starting to play outside of Orlando a lot more so it’s been nice.
You are an avid sneaker freak, so lets find out what kicks make the man…
11. Favorite pair if you had to choose?
MAN, I can only pick one??? Well I can’t so I’ll provide a pic of my top 5…
Dunk Haze: These mean A LOT to me. Last picture most people saw of A.M. he was throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game in New York. I came across these at the Dunk XChange earlier this year, and got a great deal on them.
Jordan III Black Cement: Quite possibly the greatest sneaker of all time
Nike Air Trainer III from DJ AM’s Collection
Nike Air Yeezy
Nike Dunk Goldenrod : I have 3 pairs. Such a great, clean, colorway.
12. Go-to pair that you’re rocking right now?
Nike Dunk Low Splatter.
13. Upcoming release you are looking forward to?
SB has been on point with some of their releases this year, from the Liberties to the Space Jams. Jordan has killed it with the Retro III releases and I’ve been lucky enough to cop em all, so I’m looking forward to the Black Cements releasing later this year.
14. Most paid for a single pair and which ones?
I had to cop my Black Cement III’s off EBAY, so I paid a lil bit for em. Luckily I received the Yeezy’s as a gift or else that would have cost some mint.
15. High tops or Low Tops?
Depends on the day, weather, fit, etc.
You can get with this, or you can get with that….
16. iPhone or Android?
iPhone allllll dayyyy. Instagram YUH!
17. Regular or V-Neck?
V-Neck, but I collect Vintage T’s so I have A LOT OF LOVE for the crew neck. LOL
18. Skinny Jeans or Baggy?
Baggy jeans just don’t look right.
19. Fitted or Snapback?
Snapbacks are in right now, but a fitted cap is timeless.
No, thank YOU DJ A-Rock for being another great addition to 20 Questions, our weekly feature on DJs, photographers, and anyone else is Orlando making their own lane for themselves. Be sure to check out all our past entries in 20 Questions with Kid Judah, DJ Y-Not?, and DJ Rincon.
Join us next week as we feature the long-hair-don’t-care, DJ Trendkiller.
So ever wonder what happened behind the scenes at the bars/clubs we go to every week? Or what was the craziest photo of the week? How about the video footage that never gets used? Well I have finally come up with a way to inform our fellow hype crowd whats really going down in Orlando and what parties are crunk and well .. what are just NOT SO CRUNK.
I will be taking you through the week every following sunday and video-blog stories, video’s, and even photo’s that just were crazy enough to stick out in our albums. Hope you all enjoy!!!!
Yes, we’re I’m back! And this ain’t no photo album, its our continuing column of who doesn’t suck in Orlando, 20 Questions!
This week we feature the 2010 Redbull ThreeStyle Champion, DJ Rincon. I actually met him for the first time at that very competition and he was the first DJ to drop a Biggie song and really get the crowd hyped (the competition was on March 9th, the anniversary of the Notorious ones death). Rincon went on to win the competition and move on in the contest and take a trip to Miami where he would later be judged by DJ Jazzy Jeff among other big names.
Rincons versatility is very apparent in the wide array of places he holds weeklys. From 23, to Tavern On The Lake, and the newly (re)opened Zen Ultra Lounge, he is everywhere.
1. Weapons of choice?
Rane TT57, Technic 1200s, and Vinyl.
2. Favorite genre to spin?
It depends on my mood and which personality I am when I wake up. But in general I can enjoy each genre I spin equally depending on the crowd.
3. Favorite producer?
I have a few, lately I have been feeling Axwell and Bartbmore. In hip-hop I have too many to name.
4. What are you listening to in your car?
I’m one of the few that listens to talk radio, I usually tune into radio stations when they have mixshows.
5. Banger of Summer 2011?
Alexandra Stan – Mr Saxobeat
6. Most slept on song of 2011?
Lupe Fiasco – Word I Never Said
7. Who influenced you early in your career?
My Friend Albert who was a 50 year old disco DJ, who coached me on how to blend when I was in my early 20s.
8. Song you hate getting requests for?
I really hate getting requests for Bon Jovi and Journey, But if its at a mobile gig then I really don’t care.
9. Where was your first weekly?
It was at AKA lounge for a b-boy night, It was good times. If you can DJ for breakdancers, more than likely you can handle any crowd.
10. Where can we find you now?
Wed, you can find me at club 23 on Church street, On Thursdays you can find me at the new Club Zen, On Fridays you can find me at Dragon Room, On Saturdays you can find me at Tavern On The Lake.
11. You won the RedBull Threestyle DJ battle last year here in Orlando, tell me what it was like hearing your name as the winner?
I was in shock really, I remember scracthing my head when the said my name. It was one of those things I won’t forget, like the closest I ever felt to being in a movie. Other than that the only other thing I have won is the claw machine game at wallmart, I don’t really think about that night that much because I don’t want to be one of those dudes that live in the past lol
12. What would be your dream opening slot for someone or which artist would you love to act as their DJ?
I don’t really dream of opening slots, I just dream about being a headliner and having people that doubted me be my openers.
13. East Coast or West Coast 90′s hip hop? Why?
I like West Coast more, Even though I’ve only been there once, I just get a better vibe from them, they don’t tolerate any B.S., I can respect that.
14. What do you think of the Dubstep movement that is taking over Orlando? Dubstep?
There is a movement here? I think that only popular with the college crowd, because I still haven’t had anyone request any. I think its just hype, Orlando is known for jumping on bandwagons and then falling off when it hits a bump. I can respect the DJs that spin that music with good fundamentals of turntablism, they will make it when the hype is over. The other ones will end up like reggaeton DJs, playing house or like unemployed Breakbeat DJs from the 90s.
This or that…
15. Android or iPhone?
Android, because putting files and music is way more simpler than dealing with the cluster fuck mess of syncing Itunes
16. Snapback or fitted hat?
17. High top or Low tops?
If I’m wearing shorts, I will only wear low tops. If Im wearing pants, it doesnt matter cause I don’t rock skinny jeans… Swag.. lol.
18. Xbox or PS3?
PS3 looks better, I plan on buying one soon eventually when I have time to play video games. It will probably save me money in the long run.
19. Millennia Mall or Florida Mall?
Florida Mall if you want to see Brazilian girls with big asses. I go to Millennia Mall if I want to feel like a baller.
20. Any final words??
If anyone is reading this hit me up on these following sites, and I want to give a shot out to every DJ, if any of you want to work or build something together hit me up. I can’t really think of anything else to say I’m not much of a motivational speaker lol. (PS don’t spam me.)
There you have it straight from The Champs mouth. Join us next week as we have the resident DJ on the Dew Tour, DJ A-Rock. As always be sure to look out for the pink flamingo at your night because thats when you know Last Nights Hype is in the building.
We want the world to know! You’ve seen the video (top right corner), you’ve seen the flyer, you’ve seen the banner above, and thats right, we are going gay (bro). Hey, Smile For Camera is doing it, so why not?
But we’re not just going anywhere, we’re going straight for the top. We’re going to the #1 Gay Club in Orlando as voted by Orlando Weekly readers just under 2 weeks ago. We’re going to that big pink building across from Hot Dog Heaven. We’re going to that building you pass by on your way to or from Dancers Royale. We’re going…to Mr. Sisters.
Join me as I, DJ dLux, play those genres you see everywhere, except better: Electro, House, little Moombahton, lots of 128 BPM dubstep sounds, and a little bit of 140 BPM dubstep sounds to top it off. Come to a club where they actually CARE about the music and DANCE their asses off. It’s not the drink specials that are packing this massive venue out…its the music, the lights, the spectacle. The epitome of a SHOW.
So that’s the music, now lets talk about lights. Tabor Visuals and I will mind fuck you all night with a light show so perfectly choreographed it will give you chills.
Gay Club or not, this place is easily one of the nicest clubs in Orlando. 6,000 square foot deck looking out onto Lake Barton, completely covered so in either rain or shine you can have one of the nicest views in the city. This is of course as you’re slamming some of the stiffest drinks in town as well. My (former) roommate Dr. Waters said that he will never drink 3 LITs from there probably for the rest of his life because they were so lethal, and this man is no lightweight.
Don’t be afraid, its only for one night. I bet your girlfriend will love it. So bring her, and tell her to bring her friends (no matter how much you hate them) and you will for sure be getting laid at the end of the night by her.
With our recent name change we are expanding our brand to all sorts of different markets and we are proud to host a party in one of Orlandos premier LGBT venues and hope to continue the already long lasting relationship we have with the venue, and the community.
So long story short: fucking be there. Its going to be awesome. Who knows, I might even play the “Nice Dick” video.
There are some new Orlando promoters that just came up with a BRILLIANT idea. Let’s capitalize off of the dubstep craze, AND club drug resurgence at the same time! I introduce to you: Drug Step.
With this flyer I feel like I am about to enter some kind of Greco-Roman dubstep orgy. I can’t say I have personally heard of any of the DJs on this lineup, but with names like Reefa Madness and Frankasaurus who can resist! They must have been on some heavy drugstep when they came up with that. So what is this “Drug Step” party all about?
Oh, I get it now! You totally have me sold on this “Drug Step” party. Now the only thing I need are some drugs to do at this “Drug Step” event. I wonder where I can find some?
Looks like I can pick up some Molly RIGHT ON THE FACEBOOK INVITE PAGE! PERFECT!
Posted by Brian 'Docta' Dawe On June - 24 - 20111 COMMENT
DJ dLux is going to kill me for making my first blog back to the site in months so meaningless. If I wasn’t writing this at 7am after a crazy night out it would probably make more sense and be much more entertaining, but with the sunlight creeping through my window this is the best I can do .
We had a great night out at Fubar tonight. Place was packed as it usually is on my Thursday night. The Last Night’s Hype crew and I made a little video wrap-up of the evening I would like to share. If you haven’t figured out yet it is just a matter of days, maybe hours, before the Orange County Concepts that you all know and love becomes “LastNightsHype.com”. I covered this a little bit in my last photo upload blog, basically We have been looking for a new name for quite some time now, and have gone through more short lived changes than a middle schooler hitting puberty. We feel like this name change to the blog reflects our website concept, and future outlook much better. So on that note, enjoy this video, and what will probably be the last blog post on OCC as you know it.
There is a pool party today that should be pretty awesome! We will be there taking pictures and throwing Mr. Last Night’s Hype around in the pool. He needs a bath pretty bad after tonight. He looks dirtier than a sorority girls flip-flop wearing feet.
Posted by bartpardy On October - 19 - 20101 COMMENT
With 5 only five days to go, the UCF area is getting ready for the biggest block party the area has ever seen.
Throughout the years the corner of Alafaya and University has seen its share of block parties. Everything from live local bands, to pool parties have happened in the legendary Fubar parking lot, but there has NEVER been national talent showcased on such a large scale.
Busta Rhymes is a hip-hop legend. The most idiosyncratic personality in rap and possessor of its most recognizable delivery, a halting, ragga-inspired style with incredible complexity, inventiveness, and humor, Busta Rhymes formed Leaders of the New School in 1990 and released two albums with the group before breaking out with a 1996 solo hit single, “Woo-Hah!! Got You All in Check.” Since then he has had a ton of major radio hits, including his latest, the remix version to “All I Do is Win” By DJ Khaled…. which brings us to our next artist.
The Miami-based DJ/producer DJ Khaled — a Palestinian-American born Khaled Khaled — is a member of Fat Joe‘s Terror Squad and released Listennn: The Album on Koch in June 2006. He utilized his connections to snare the likes of Beanie Sigel, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Young Jeezy, Slim Thug, Trick Daddy, and Clipse for guest appearances. Many were back for his 2007 effort We the Best and in 2008 for We Global. The thematic Victory followed in 2010 with the MASSIVE single “All I Do is Win”, which has peoples hands in the air at clubs all across the world as it climbs to the top of the Billboard chart.
Blocktoberfest also features local support from the world famous DJ Magic Mike, as well as local crowd favorite DJ Docta Dawe.
Here is all the info you need:
WHAT: Blocktoberfest, Fubar’s 1 year anniversary party with Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, and DJ Magic Mike. Local support from Docta Dawe, Dave Maltaise, DJ Jonny Quest.
WHERE: Fubar Parking Lot on the corner of Alafaya Trail and University Boulevard.
WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 23rd 2010.
HOW MUCH: $15 Pre-Sale Available for purchase at Fubar. $10 additional for an all you can drink band. Fubar is located at 12233 University Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32817.
Posted by Brian 'Docta' Dawe On September - 15 - 20101 COMMENT
Bassnectar aka Lorin Ashton is simply a genius nomad of electronic music, always combining different genres and producing a wide clusterfuck of enraging beats that are not only heavy in nature, but rooted with such emotion that its practically impossible to see him live and not let your the music take control of your body. He will be performing at House of Blues in Orlando, FL on the 18th of September. This week!! Get your tickets now at ticketmaster.com
His remix of “Where is my mind” by “The Pixies” has been an internet sensation, posted on all kinds of music blogs all over the world and toping the hype machine charts numerous weeks. This is a sick remix if you haven’t heard it yet. They should have used this version at the end of Fight Club.
Our friends at Phantom Status & Smile for Camera are bringing some fresh noise to East Orlando this 22nd of September(a few of us at OCC have been extremely excited about this event, mind you). Designer Drugs (Michael Vincent Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson) local’s of the very hip East Village in New York City are packing up their gear, and making their way down to the brand new Blue Moon 504 Ultra Lounge . In my opinion this will be a REAL test on Blue Moon’s top of the line audio equipment, I am growing impatient for this event since I found out about this booking.
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If you aren’t familiar with their sound or even style, you more than likely have not been to Crush or Takeovr. I have a feeling some of you still aren’t sure who these guys are, so it’s time for me to enlighten you with one of their bangers you are sure to recognize(or will stay in your head for the next hour).
Zombies – Designer Drugs
I know Dawe love’s some Treasure Fingers, I stumbled on to this very groovy synthy remix by Designer Drugs.
Ticket’s are selling for $10.00 pre-sale but won’t last long at that price(that’s a given though). Get a hold of myself, Phantom Status, or someone in the Smile crew if you are looking to purchase a ticket in person. You know what to do, I hope to see you there along with everyone else who enjoy’s a good time out on the dance floor.
Remember the drunken boxing that use to go down at Roxy on Monday nights? Well now they are back, except this time there are no gloves!!
The MMA phenomenon continues to infect society and now every douche in a Tap Out shirt has somewhere to go on Monday Nights!! For more information including admission price, sign-up for fights, and everything else related to this night go to defiant7.com