The owners of Soundcheck – the same team that brought DC Echostage, Ultr
The space’s design is old school, but its electronics are not, boasting a state-of-the-art $250,000 German-imported d&b audiotechnik Y-series sound system. Cork hardwood floors and ultra-thick surrounding soundproof foam help guests feel they are listening in at a recording session; acoustics are designed specifically to reflect a recording studio in a nightclub setting. But the smaller space also comes with a capacity of about 300, so there’s the potential for some musical mayhem.
Add in the over 85 illuminating lighting fixtures and a nightly laser light show — plus those two jumbo hanging dance floor disco balls — and Soundcheck spins onto center stage for Washingtonians looking for an almost-concert night out.
While DJ EPX spun to the invite-only opening party, guests enjoyed hor d’oeuvres like watermelon cubes with feta mousse and chatted about the upcoming Soundcheck calendar that includes heavy-hitting DJs like Pete Tong and Cedric Gervais. For the troopers in the crowd, the more immediate focus was London-based DJ, Kryder, who hit the stage around midnight after the club opened its doors to the general public. Lots of fist pumping ensued.
Among those in attendance at the venue’s opening were partners Antonis Karagounis, Pete Kalamoutsos, Win Sheridan, Jimmy Marmaras and A
Photo credit: Joy Asico