What we did

Felix Da House­cat @ Provo­ca­teur

Infusion Magazine - - LOOKING BACK - – Stu Todd

Provo­ca­teur have been caus­ing quite a stir since their open­ing event with Res­i­dent Ad­vi­sor’s num­ber one se­lec­tor Dixon. Prior to check­ing out the club, I made a stop at The Mer­cury Lounge. Housed in the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel, Jumeirah Beach, this bar is the epit­omy of Dubai style. Res­i­dent DJ and mu­si­cal direc­tor Opolopo was lay­ing down some se­ri­ous house cuts, which to­gether with our amazingly crafted cock­tails put us in the mood for the night ahead.

Once in­side Provo­ca­teur, it was clear that no cost had been spared in trans­fer­ring their New York vi­sion. The be­spoke light­ing sys­tem and colour co-or­di­nated Funk­tion One sound sys­tem im­pressed - our ta­ble was next to a bank of speak­ers and the sound was clear and crisp and al­lowed us to talk. Felix’s bass heavy set was ex­pertly flecked with clas­sics such as New Or­der’s ‘Blue Mon­day’ and Kris Men­ace’s disco banger ‘Dis­copo­lis’. With huge Co2 can­nons on each side of the dance­floor and raised danc­ing ar­eas be­tween each booth, there re­ally was a feel­ing that you could be in an Ibiza su­per­club.

Do not be de­ceived by thee glam­our and the glitz of the ta­ble ser­vice and mod­els danc­ing on the ta­bles: at the heart of Provo­ca­teur lives and breathes a club with se­ri­ous party cre­den­tials and the at­mos­phere and guest line-ups back this up ten fold.

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