A distant trance beat led us down the stairs as darkness quickly engulfed into the comfort of Spy Bar’s black walls and industrialized ceiling. Red mood lighting sprayed the walls enticing us to walk further into the sex drive of this ultra-lounge. Modern chic decor paired with the intrigue of an underground feel and always providing the most tasteful choice of music. The modest and refreshing choice of stage provides an unparalleled intimacy that is felt between the guests and the DJs alike. 4500 square feet with fully open dance floor space, equipped with an island bar, and as well as a second bar along the wall side of the dance floor allows for easy access to drinks throughout the night. The club proves to hold an ample amount of tables accommodated with friendly staffing for bottle service. “The River North Party Paradise” according to Rolling Stone Magazine, has been running strongly for 18 years and has become a legend in Chicago.
Pleasurekraft, played a SIX HOUR exclusive set that went strong throughout the night. Thanks to the generosity of the Club owner, a Patrón on the rocks began to work its magic on me as I joined the celebrating crowd. Whilst becoming inebriated, I contemplated over whether I should be interpreting the name PleasureKraft as some sort of alien sex craft or rather an artful craft of providing musical pleasure but ended up deciding either name was was quite fitting and let go allowing these otherworldly synthesizers to mesmerize me.
Melodies wrapped tightly around the knocking of the beat as if it were a spine drawing all the elements seamlessly together. The catchy rhythms would not allow for the possibility of standing around and Pleasurekraft had the dance floor captivated by the shuffling patterns of music.
Even after the set the dance floor cheered for one last song; as if six hours wasn’t enough time for them! Pleasurekraft has successfully developed a very mature sound after the years of playing and is a true artist at the core. After speaking with him at the end of the night it seems all artists have much in common with evolving new sounds and retiring the old. It was a great boost of confidence and enlightenment that many artists go through the same struggles but should always persevere forward!