House4DJ attended a new party series on April 20th called ‘brite nites‘ at the longest running landmark nightclub Webster Hall in New York City! Partnering with Area Event, the ones responsible for Electric Adventure and other large scale events in the New York area, this particular party was head-lined by megastar producer and DJ A-Trak!
The idea behind ‘brite nites‘ is to inspire and release fans and DJs inner “lite,” through the love of dance music and by giving everyone an amazing, interactive club experience like Webster Hall is known for. With state-of-the-art light shows and amazing costumed performers like acrobats and dancers, the crowd at the ‘brite nites‘ party was in for a special treat. From the “oohs” and “aahs” during the acrobats amazing spectacle to the cheering of costumed dancers and stilt performers, the crowd became part of the show with the neon “dress brite” dress code.
Opening for the Fool’s Gold head honcho A-Trak was the label mate duo Oliver. Dropping bombs like Jewelz & Scott Sparks’ NYMSN with Gareth Emery’s Concrete Angel, and eventually finishing hard with Lunde Bros’ Can You Feel It, left the crowd in a frenzy. The energy was at an almost all-time high as the lights came on to welcome A-Trak to the stage, and the chanting of “Fool’s Gold” and the love the crowd was showing created such an awesome moment that A-Trak took a moment to absorb it before hopping on the decks.
A-Trak kicked off his set with an insane two minute intro of scratching, emceeing, and sampling different sound bits, and we were immediately blown away. After much hyping up and dropping of the Fool’s Gold sound everyone knows and loves, A-Trak dove into his set with his original mix Disco Nap using Juicy J’s catchy Bandz A Make Her Dance hook, and the crowd exploded. A-Trak’s style was raw and full of a ton of live edits and mash-ups of different electro bombs, hip-hop vocals and beats, and of course, trap! Wolfgang Gartner’s Anaconda and Pink Is Punk & Benny Benassi’s Perfect Storm (Clockwork Remix) destroyed the dance floor, but when A-Trak followed up with a techy track using his Duck Sauce project’s Big Bad Wolf acapella, and eventually going into Dada Life’s remix of Big Bad Wolf, Webster Hall was rocking so hard it felt like the roof was literally going to blow off!
The crowd’s energy was brought to a higher level when A-Trak dropped the infamous hook of his remix to Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll, followed by Major Lazer’s Original Don, and impressive scratching bit using Nari & Milani’s Atom, and an insane mash-up of Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic with Laidback Luke’s Pogo (Congorock Edit). When A-Trak got on the mic and screamed “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night!” (the famous Saturday Night Live tagline) about an hour into his set, we knew he was only settling in and just getting started!
During A-Trak’s whole set, the fans were treated to different surprises: from A-Trak’s crew running out on stage wearing Fool’s Gold foam hats and throwing T-Shirts, cut-outs, and other fun things into the crowd, Webster Hall’s costumed dancers shooting CO2 cannons, and A-Trak himself even hopping into the crowd a few times, ‘brite nites‘ at Webster Hall was a night to remember. Towards the end of his set, after playing his much loved remix to Martin Solveig’s The Night Out, A-Trak went into dropping the latest in hip-hop like Kanye West’s Clique and 2 Chainz’s I’m Different, as well as Drake’s Started From The Bottom, and the classic Sugar Hill Gang’s Apache (Jump On It). A-Trak even played a fun mash-up of Trinidad James’ All Gold Everything (the infamous “pop a Molly, I’m sweatin” lyric, of cousre) with a fancy edit of Cedric Gervais’ Molly.
Overall, ‘brite nites‘ was an exciting and different club experience, and the theme was perfect for the big room venue. Black lights and lasers galore, costumed dancers, stilt performers, and acrobats, and the well dressed crowd dancing endlessly in neon and some even in homemade costumes, all contributed to the night, and all were there for the same reason: the music! After seeing A-Trak and Oliver smash it, and the promising line-up over the upcoming month with Super Mash Bros., Carnage, and Gabriel & Dresden, we can safely say the new ‘brite nites‘ party series at Webster Hall is not to be missed! Go check it out!
Photo Credit: Webster Hall NYC