A pertinent point in the night, Olmos leads out the last track and says… Love Save’s the day… I thought, holy fuck, Its David. Everything makes sense, I looked around and took in the balloons, the décor and felt the ideology. Take Me To Paradise was a dancers Utopia and a bloody good party; Ol, Lew Boy and all affiliated beaming as post-humanous protégés and pupils of the loft. Known not only for the love, equality, diversity and unity brewed within the original by-invite soirees at Mancuso’s residence. But the idealism behind the house-party, the audiophile and self-confessed non-DJ quality to how he approached musical selection. A quote from Ol during one of our conversations reigns true:
“I’d rather Lew and I not be seen, it’s about respecting the music and the dancers”
The boys incredibly humble, and righteous towards the things that matter. Inadvertently or consciously we were given an incredible spectacle into a legacy loft party. We’d like to thank all the beautiful people involved, and Paradise Loft for the opportunity!
WORDS FROM AN OUTSIDER
- Oliver Marshall
Paradise Loft records, certainly took us all to paradise on Saturday night, there was disco, dancing and even balloons; individually tied to the ceiling as well- impressive attention to detail. I’ve always liked disco, but it’s fair to say I’m a novice and don’t think I’d ever been to a dedicated disco night. What a shame that is, because if they’re normally like Saturday night was then I’ve been missing out. The place was packed, and the number one thing I noticed, was everyone was happy, you’d accidentally bump into someone and they’d politely say don’t worry about it, what kind of dance party is that?
I can hardly dance, but that didn’t seem to be a problem either. The great music and great vibes were infectious. The night was obviously capped off by having some of Adelaide’s finest Vinyl DJ’s on the show. Although I didn’t know every song: I actually knew very few, but that didn’t stop me from having a boogie. Songs were mixed together seamlessly, creating these tunes that were infectious where you couldn’t help but dance.
What the boys at Paradise Loft Records do by shipping in records from the US is open up so many bands and songs to people who otherwise would have no way of knowing about them. Nights like these also give punters a place to go and discover music as well as having a unique experience that isn’t always readily available in Adelaide.
The main takeaway for me was that everybody in the room was different. There were people in bright leotards, people with no shirt on at all and people in just jeans and a t-shirt. A place where everybody can be whatever they want shows that there must be something pretty great that brought them all together, and that was without a doubt the music.