WILD LIFE Recap: A haven for Tech House.
March 30, 2015
Thursday’s WILD LIFE event seemed like your usual 18+ WMC party. There were ravers of all shapes and sizes, lasers, and the line at Soho Studios wrapped around the block. Much like Basel Castle or other events of that nature, WILD LIFE drew a colorful crowd ready to jam with big names like Disclosure, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Justin Martin, Claude VonStroke, and Carl Craig.
Pros: the crowd was well diffused across picnic tables for an outside breather, and a wide angled dance floor had ample space to boogie. The LED palm trees lining each bar were genius in our opinion, cutting beverage scouting time down entirely. The visuals were on point: beautifully designed animated trees and animals that immersed the crowd in the wild life theme even deeper. Fun inflatable elephants bounced in the crowd like our very own puppet show, and the nitro fog machine was a welcome cool-down for a jittery audience.
Set Highlights: The shared shot between Justin Martin and Carl Craig to pass on the musical torch and Disclosure ending their set with Biggie’s “Kick in the Door”. Ohhhhh yeah.
For cons, we have very few: your usual port-o-potty disappointments, a seemingly similar Tech House-heavy setlist by each artist made the lineup feel like one diffused artist, and the heat. The closer you got to the stage, the sooner a sauna washed over you. Thank god for those paper fans (another pro!). All in all, we have to give mad props to Pop Life and all the parties involved for bringing one of the best WMC getdowns to one of our favorite Wynwood locations. Till next year!
Check out a wee gallery of photos for your reminiscing (or FOMO) pleasure: