What we did
Felix Da Housecat @ Provocateur
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.