Robotic Wednesdays: Best Party in Oklahoma.

Have you heard the best sound system in Oklahoma? Last week I finally made it to Oklahoma City to check out Robotic Wednesdays for the first time, and it was pretty impressive, and well worth the $8. Robotic is the first dance party I’ve come to in Oklahoma where everything was done right, like seriously everything.

Let’s start with the sound, first of all there were two dance floors of it, so right off the bat there I had the option to switch rooms when the music on the main stage got a little too “angsty” for me, which tends to happen. The main “Robotic” dance floor sports four corner dance stacks by Funktion-One, I even took a peak inside an amp wrack and low and behold they even have the manufacturer recommended E=mc2 amps, those babies aren’t cheap but sure do they sound pretty. The sound in there is just right, you can feel every molecule in your body vibrate as the subs and infra subs hit, and yet still the mids and highs weren’t hurting my ears. On the “Living Room” side stage it looked like they had QSC powered stuff, and plenty of subs… In fact I probably spent most of the night dancing there.

Behind the decks on the main stage I caught some of Ed Crunk who was slaying it with some of the perfect music to drop on such an epic system, and “KrewX” played pretty fab as well, I really dug his first few tracks especially, the ones before he slipped into the more “banging” or “harder” tracks the kids always seem to be about, the rest of the floor was feeling it though… Blake O. Evan C and Jeff Diamond killed it all night in the Living room though I kept finding myself pulled back in by the super phat house and the occasional two step.

One thing I see done wrong a lot of places that these guys also got right was the lighting, All the equipment was well placed and the over all affect of the lighting (and TV’s with visuals behind the DJ’s) was pretty impacting, meaning that it enhanced the mood while not blinding anybody in the process.

One couldn’t have asked for a better vibe there either, from the guy at the door to the security guards and bar tenders, all the staff were on top of their game, respectful and chill, I didn’t even have to wait in line for more than a minute or so to get a drink. They even had some comfy couches, art hanging and a separate out door smoking section.

Robotic on par with some of SF’s best clubs, and I’m gonna say they put on the best club night in Oklahoma hands down. Even though they haven’t announced any guest DJ’s for the Illuminated Party this week I think I’m gonna go any ways, and they’re even having a “Black and White” New Years Eve Ball. If you like to dance and you haven’t checked out Robotic yet, GO! It’s worth the trip.

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Liner Notes: PEGA5U5 Debut album the Flock

Good music Alert!!! (Links at the bottom)

PEAGA5u5 Debut Album

PEAGA5u5 Debut Album

Love good hip hop, a phat groove or a beautiful soundscape? Check out PEGA5U5’s debut album, Flock.”  Some how it manages to blend groovy and goofy, psychedelic and sexy; and warm and wet.  The production work here is rich and beautiful, I would expect nothing less from something Mr. Rogers had his hand in, but it’s truly and evolution in sound.  The Hip-hop lyrics are positive inspirational, and even catchy at times and frequently matched with beautiful wet vocals which sing out to the heart; inviting the head to nod and the toe to tap.

Highlights of the album are #2 “Get Low,” a warm hip-hop infused invitation to the dance floor full of organic percussion, strings, and wood winds, along side a funked out buzzy bass line. #5 “Blue Sol” Ft CelloJoe a majestically sexy trap track that is one part Com Truise, one part Nu Jack Swing, one part cello all blended with a dash of glitch and 808.  Akon would sell his soul to have been on this one, str8 baby making music. and #7 “Gravity” ft Deja Solis My personal favorite, it’s like if you took the spirit of early 2000 progressive house and applied it to a not quite hard hip-hop track with female vocals.  It’s like Freddy Todd on Viagra.

Mr. Rogers hooked it up on an advanced copy (.wav!) with the explicit request that I not share it. I can’t help but share here, because this shit is bomb. I listened to the album back-to-back like 4 times, it was that good. Another cool thing is that the album is Self Released through Band Camp as a “Name your price” Download, or a $12 Limited addition compact disc which comes with online access to downloadable and streamable copies.

Find PEGA5U5 on Bandcamp.com Sound Cloud or Facebook

-mor

(My Liner notes are recorded below)

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