DJs often begin as avid record collectors, much as orchestra conductors often start out as people who just have a ton of French horns lying around. See passion at work with this GrouponLive deal to see The Crystal Method at Zouk. For $35, you get two VIP tickets, which grant access to a separate entrance with no line and reserved areas in the club, on Saturday, May 5, at 10 p.m. (up to a $81.10 value, including all fees). Doors open at 10 p.m.
Like the Lennon and McCartney of electronic music, Grammy-nominated DJs Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method have blazed a digital trail since the mid-1990s, populating the world with dense dance beats. From the aural halcyon of their platinum breakthrough album Vegas through their current work in video games, advertisements, and the TV series Bones, the pair have left their footprints on the faces of scores of DJs wading in their wake. In a live set certain to reverse symptoms of arthritis, the group digs into their sonic satchel of beats, loops, and Nord-driven synthesizer symphonies to fill the plush playground of Zouk with a futuristic fog of sound. Warming up the speakers, actress, model, and DJ Caroline D'Amore opens with frenetic beats that have shared the stage with will.i.am and DJ Tiesto.
VIPs get first access to the venue, eliciting jealous sighs from general admissioners while breezing through a separate portal into Zouk’s “retro-glam” electric lair. From upstairs and downstairs VIP areas, fans can rave amok on multiple levels of overstuffed couches, velvet walls, and dangling chandeliers while ordering drinks from four service bars to sate thirsts and cool down overheating dance shoes.