Last Wednesday night, despite the lingering rain that has been pestering New Yorkers for the last month or so, I decided to venture out to the newly revamped Mansion, which is now known as M2 UltraLounge--the stealthy moniker that is cover for what's supposed to be Ministry of Sound's new NYC effort. If Pacha can bring the funk to New York, then Ministry of Sound sure can too, even if it it takes over a space that has seen it's better days. I wasn't much of a fan of Crobar, the club's original incarnation. But, I must say the venue's design team have given a touch of class to a huge room that was sorely lacking sophistication.
Showing up to Bacardi's B-Live was, for me, an off, then on again affair. It was 11 pm and I'd just arrived to my friend's house across the Hudson in Guttenberg, NJ, where I'm staying for the month to be closer to the city. I knew I had to get up for work early, because I commute about 1.5 hours each way to the office in Long Island. As I sat down to check my Facebook messages, I saw a friend sent me an earlier note asking if I was going to go. If so, she was wondering if I was going to take some shots that she could use for a publication she writes for. Despite my better judgement, I knew she needed my help. I got my butt up off the couch, jumped in the car and shot into the city to see what I could come up with. After all, she's a great gal and I don't mind doing a favor for a friend.