Photograph: Michael Alexander
Time Out says
Thu Mar 29 2012
The international glam-club chain Pacha (with outposts in London, Ibiza, et al) hit the U.S. market in 2005 with this swanky joint helmed by superstar spinner Erick Morillo. The spot attracts heavyweights ranging from local hero Danny Tenaglia to international crowd-pleasers like Fedde Le Grande and Benny Benassi. As with most big clubs, it pays to check the lineup in advance if you’re into underground (as opposed to lowest-common-denominator) beats.
What's on at Pacha
- Critics' pick
Benny Benassi, the Italian DJ-producer who calls his sound “hypnotech” (we call it the kind of thumping, big-room electrohouse that’s exemplified by productions such as “Satisfaction” and “Who’s Your Daddy?”), hits the decks at the glossy Pacha. He's...
In the trance world, few acts are bigger than Cosmic Gate, the German duo consisting of producers Nic Chagall and Bossi. And tonight, Pacha's got ’em! Go to the club's website to get on the reduced-admission list.
Marco V, another in what seems like an endless supply of Dutch superstar DJs, takes the helm at Pacha to spin his tough, hard-charging trance for a packed dance floor.
Tonight's affair starring the Netherlands' rising star Quintino—discovered by Laidback Luke and a fave of Tiësto and Afrojack, which should give you some idea of his massive sound. Connor Cruise supplies the early set.
- Critics' pick
Forever-youthful U.K. tastemaker Pete Tong is back in Pacha's main room, playing his thumping electronic beats. And he's got an excellent comrade-in-arms, too, with the Cadenza label's Reboot adding his four-to-the-floor flair to the affair.