Slap & Tickle's Pirate Stereo on Disclosure Afterparty at Grand Central Miami
Photo by Khadija Bhuiyan
Without a ticket for Disclosure's upcoming sold-out show at the Fillmore Miami Beach, which will witness the return of the British brothers' highly anticipated live performance, equipped with live vocals and instrumentation?
Well, enjoy the next best thing when Eyal Agai (better know to some as Pirate Stereo) and his colleagues at Slap & Tickle, Poplife, and Grand Central partner up to debut Disclosure's DJ set in Miami as part of the Bodega weekly party.
"Luckily, we all work within the same channels of agencies and managers," Agai says. "And also, I think it's the most appropriate party for Disclosure."
"If you've ever seen Disclosure's live show you know that there's a world of difference between that and their DJ set," Agai notes. "I would never discourage anyone from going to see their live show instead of their DJ set, but if you want to continue and experience another layer of what they do, check out the Grand Central gig too."
The afterparty also doubles as the debut of Slap & Tickle's Bodega night at Grand Central, as opposed to the usual spot upstairs at The Garret, bringing along its roster of local talents such as Panic Bomber, Santiago Caballero, and Agai himself, as well as special guest Samo Sound Boy, who is also supporting Disclosure's live show at the Fillmore.
"This is the first time we'll ever do a Bodega at Grand Central and I think as the year goes by -- and hopefully this party grows with time -- we'll have the opportunity to bring some more people [to Grand Central]," Agai explains about the move downstairs.
"Disclosure's sound resonates with our crowd, as well as with our DJs and their styles," he mentions. "It's one of the great courtesies that [Poplife] has extended to us, and the chance to rock a show like this is mind blowing."
The relocation downstairs doesn't mean Bodega is abandoning its home at The Garret. It's just an act of appreciation for Disclosure's fanbase that'll allow for a much larger audience to witness the scope of the duo's talents as disc jockeys. Because while The Garret's capacity ranges 220 to 250 guests, Grand Central can open its doors to up to 1500.
"If the show at the Fillmore is sold out, there is a huge demand for Disclosure, and we want to let as many people experience their DJ set as possible," Agai says. "This place itself, Grand Central, just kind of beckons that kind of big DJ set vibe and is really the premier spot for something like it."
Disclosure. Saturday, January 25. Fillmore Miami Beach, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. The show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are sold out via livenation.com. All ages. Call 305-673-7300 or visit fillmoremb.com.
Disclosure Afterparty. With Samo Sound Boy, Pirate Stereo, Panic Bomber, and Santiago Caballero. Presented by Slap & Tickle and Poplife as part of the Bodega weekly party. Saturday, January 25. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 11 p.m. and tickets are sold out via ticketfly.com. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.
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