Bangalore’s party scene shifts gears

The party scene in the city seems to be quite progressive going by the international artists performing and new concepts being introduced, we find out more.

Bangalore is one city in the country which has seen most number of innovations when it comes to partying. With theme parties becoming a norm and international DJs and musicians making their first stops in the city, it is but quite natural for Bangalore to be the first city to see new launches. It is perhaps the lively party spirit of the Bangaloreans that encourages new concepts to be introduced.

Bangalore knows its music

Entertainment professional Neeraj Joseph says, “Every city occasionally comes up with brilliant themes and concepts, but when it comes to innovations in the music scene at parties – Bangalore definitely comes first, close to Goa – which is but seasonal and rare. They appreciate creative innovations, and at the same time they can be very judgmental if you try to mock their knowledge with some facade.” Elements like great visuals to go with the music, sound system, lighting and design have become an integral part of the city’s party scene.

Bonhomie spirit

The most appealing factor of the party scene in Bangalore is the bonhomie that the party people share unlike any other city. Nikhil Chinapa recently launched a concept party in the city with his friend Rohit Barker, called the Dance Republic, which offers partying experiences at an international level. He says, “I don’t really need to tell about the party crowd in Bangalore, it is such a fantastic city. Even international artists are the most impressed by Bangalore audience.” He goes on to add, “The party crowd in Bangalore is like a community and when any new concept is introduced everyone supports it and party like friends.”
Partying with an international touch

Having traveled to the different party destinations and dance capitals in the world, DJ and RJ Rohit Barker says, “Seeing what they are doing in the clubs abroad, we wanted to have the same here.” The highlights of the theme include high-tech sound and light system and interactive visuals which have been created after much research. “It is an amalgamation of a lot of things which is high on production value. We are in touch with people from different parts of the world for new concepts, merchandise, sound, lighting, visuals and more,” informs Rohit. And with both Rohit and Nikhil sharing the same stage, it works out as a package deal. “When I am playing, Nikhil is on the mike and vice versa,” says Rohit.

Enhanced party experience

Bangalore is definitely taking the party scene to the next level but city based visual artist Kaycee, says, “Its high time people realize that for quality stuff one needs to shed out money.” To which party animal Sunil Kumar says, “Partying in Bangalore is an expensive affair, while we like to enjoy different concepts and experimentations in terms of partying, the money part is quite disappointing.” He goes on to say, “Clubs in Bangalore are expensive as compared to the ones in Australia or a Singapore. Here the entry fee itself is Rs 2000 – 5000 while abroad most of the clubs don’t have it. Which means, a couple spending that is already thinking – ‘we better finish that voucher or else it will get wasted’ – and then end up in drunken driving cases.

Cutting through the clutter?

Theme parties and new concepts in the past have worked wonders in the city with people here welcoming it with open arms, agreeing to that DJ Tuhin Mehta says, “I think parties with concepts are the way to go really, its a way to cut through the clutter.” But the one thing that might perhaps deter the progress is the deadline. “I think our biggest drawback is the time restriction, everything else can be fixed once we have a more conducive time line,” says Tuhin. Agreeing to this, Aashritha Shetty, the director of a private company says, “Working people like me like to start their night outs around 10-11pm after relaxing a little and then slowly get in to the party mood. But because there isn’t enough time to come home, change and head out, most of the time I end up canceling my plans.”

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