New York clubbers and ravers alike gathered last Friday night and filled the 210ft Hornblower Infinity for a unique event, new to some but very familiar to others. At first, you could distinguish those on board there for the "NYC yacht party" aspect and those there for the "rage my face off" element. Nevertheless, worlds collided on the main dance floor as Subset's bassful beats greeted the eager sailors as they prepared to take the Hudson River. With Bounce Boat well under way before even leaving the pier, there was no telling when it actually took off. A step out onto any one of the 3 decks was presented with the stunning New York City skyline accompanied by a blissful spring breeze. The drinks were flowing like the waves beneath and next up was Brooklyn based DJ/producer, Infuze. While sitting down with him just a few moments earlier, he wasn't feeling all that well. But music heals the weak and there wasn't even a slight symptom present. He proceeded to practically bounce the boat right off of the river with his heavy hitting basslines, proving to be the ideal headline opener.
As 10:30 approached, murmurs were strewed about and everyone made their way to the stage to receive the man of the night, Rusko. A total switch up, he began with some sort of jazzy bass/flapper style/circus music like nothing anyone had ever heard. Those new sounds mixed in with such classics as Woo Boost and Hold On there was literally a tune for everyone on board to get down to. The dance floor posed as enough room for everyone to enjoy their dancing space but also get up close and personal with the brit, if they so desired.
Entranced by all the dirty beats I had just heard, by the time midnight hit, I had no idea the boat had even docked! It was an experience for all that could have lasted all night long.
In between all the mania that ensued this night, I sat down with Eliot, better known as Infuze as he powered through his motion sickness, spilled about his youth in Belgium, wanting to produce hip hop, and which DJ he’d take as a parent! Check out what he has to say and snag his newest release, Release Me. on Beatport now!