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The club promoters that go by the name High Society have recently been on the hunt for a new venue following their separation from District 36 that housed their Sin City events. Their newly found venue is located at 20 West 39th Street. The upstairs portion of the venue is called Culture Club; New York’s only strictly eighties music venue and the lower level of the venue is called Twenty Below. I cannot recall of any electronic dance music events held there in the past however the space is extremely well suited for them.

The lower level has a 200 personal capacity but the layout makes it seem much more spacious. They are fully equipped to handle a dance floor of raging clubbers in addition to select bottle service at a limited number of tables with seating places on the outskirts of the floor. The sound is packing a punch and the lighting is appealing while the overall décor is stylish and classy.

The night began once the doors opened at approximately 10:30PM and there was an open vodka bar until 11:00PM. The ticket fee was reasonable and ladies we admitted free of charge until midnight. As we walked in we heard the sounds of Mark Ian who was already going full blast with party pleasers.
George Acosta stepped in at a little past midnight and began by plugging in his USB drives and setting up his playlist. George Acosta doesn’t play in New York as often as he used to so many did not know what to expect from his set. Georges’ sound has evolved a bit more in the direction of house but he still played his fair share of uplifting trance. Following his set High Society residents Static & Bass took over to close the night out.

High Society will be back at Twenty Below every Friday with their next show slated for August 17th with Shogun.

Review & Photography by Zaneta Ortiz

This post originally appeared on Electronic Nightlife, now a part of beatcue.

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