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U Name That Party @ Rock Bottom Farms Compound
Friday night was a night to remember; my friend James and I decided within a minute that we needed to find a party and we found one that absolutely blew our minds.
After looking at a few parties, we decided to swing by the U Name That Party at Rock Bottoms Farms Compound in Orlando. The flier said it all:
I’m a big fan of the Tampa electronic music scene, TEK is doing a great job to bring a lot of parties to the area. Additionally, Ybor is a really amazing place to find some very fun clubs (plus they serve alcohol til 3am). The problem is that Tampa is 2 hours away, quite a trip to make when you’re going out for only 4 hours at a club.
This is why Orlando is quickly becoming a really great scene for electronic music. Recently Orlando has begun to resurge with electronic music that isn’t just in clubs. What we found on the outskirts of Orlando was truly amazing.
In a dirty warehouse, dark electro, minimal, tech house and more was blasting. As we pulled up, we didn’t know wither we should worry about all the homeless people wandering around or all the glass we were driving over.
The line up was:
- Dirty Fidget Thug – Fidget House
- J Sly – Hard Electro/Minimal/DnB
- DJ E – Tech House
- DJ Ken-E – Minimal/Tech
- Matt Shea – Funky House/Techno
- DJ Emessee – Hardcore/Hardstep/Dnb
Once a month a party is thrown at this small warehouse, it can only hold about 200 people but the people you find here are the die hard fans of the music and the scene.
Grafitti littered the walls, cracks, wood, glass littering the area and you could get some nasty cuts if you weren’t careful; this was raw.
The people we met there were a class of their own, they were there to party. They weren’t there just to stand around in their popped collars, they were there to dance and have fun.
The music was pounding. With such a small venue encased in concrete, the sound echoed and boomed. The crunch of electro house filled the room while lasers and lights flashed in our eyes. It was like being locked in a building full of the craziest, wildest people that you instantly fall in love with.
Because Rock Bottom Farms Compound is on the outskirts of town, there are some small “rules” to the party. Technically you aren’t allowed to bring alcohol on the premise, it’s a place people are partying at but it’s definitely not a club or bar – cops will show up.
The actual location is really awesome, the Orlando skyline lights up the night yet you feel like you’re in the middle of no where. The compound opens up to a courtyard were we played dodgeball and wall ball – hey, it was fun. The warehouse was small and opened up to a fire pit for everyone to chill around.
The DJs had passion – real passion for the party and the music, they really gave everyone a great vibe – cheers to them!
As the party went on and we met more poeople, found drinks, finished packs of cigs, found glowsticks, danced hard, the DJs really stepped up and played some slamming minimal/tech house.
The best part about the warehouse was, since it was so small, that we were able to get to know people without being lost in a gigantic crowd. The people there were real, they all had stories, these were the people on the fringe of society, raw people.
The party wained on and we continued to get lost. The smells of dirty ravers filled the air, thick smoked flooded the room, lasers danced in your eyes, the bass crushing your chest and people going crazy.
The night was dying down but the people were still at it. We converged on the fire pit and watched the flames dance as the smoke poured from our mouths – cigs. Everyone had a chill vibe and knew the party spirit filled us all.
With an hour to drive home and the exhaustion of dancing hard for hours on end, we decided to call it a night. It was such a perfect night to get out, we really needed this.
Talking to a few people on the way out, we knew whenever we’re back in Orlando again, we’re coming to another party here.
It’s hard to describe what went on, you had to be there and I highly recommend coming out and helping to promote the Orlando scene. Tell all of your friends, bring in your crew, let’s fill this place up with as many people as we can get, hardcore people. We will bring back that raw experience in a city that continues to become full of people that don’t seem to care about the music – let’s take it back for us.
Come and hang out, listen to music, get the raw experience, support the Orlando scene, have fun, be safe and jam out.
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