Clubbing Pick: Red Bull Music Academy at Club Answer

Clubbing Pick 7.3.2014
by Jay Claytor

Red Bull Music Academy at Club Answer

**This week’s pick is for TONIGHT, Thursday, July 03, 2014**
**FREE ENTRY BEFORE 12AM IF YOU MENTION “FTA” First Thursdays Afterwork

This week’s pick is a one of those things that, on paper, seems like a bit of a mismatch. Over the past few years, Club Answer went from being one of the city’s top “luxury” spots for the upscale crowd to more of a romper room for party rockers. It still packs people in on the weekends and is coming up on its 7th (or 8th?) anniversary in Seoul, which is nothing to shake a stick at.

It is, however, a bit of a strange place to hold this week’s pick. For those of you unfamiliar with the Red Bull Music Academy, it’s a series of global parties and music workshops that feature some pretty elite movers and shakers in the music industry… heavy duty taste makers and industry legends populate their roster for the most part. For this event,

RBMA has teamed up with the perfect local partner, HSK Events “First Thursdays Afterwork” brand, which has delivered great upscale parties around the city for over 5 years on the first Thursday of every month.

This Thursday night’s gig features Francois K, a Frenchman who relocated to the US in the mid 1970’s and became an integral part of New York’s underground dance music scene. After a few years of DJing he switched to production and has been straddling the DJ/producer line ever since. His massive catalogue of music includes original works and compilations, but it’s his work as a remixer that really stands out, working with everyone from Coldplay to Kraftwerk over the years.

The event also features Danny Krivit (http://www.dannykrivit.net/), who also has a very strong NYC pedigree and has been working the music scene there and abroad since the 1970’s.

The two international guests are backed up by local disco/soul pioneer Jinwook, and current ranked #8 DJ in Korea Conan, who has also been pushing modern/nu disco music with his successful Disco Experience series.

The four featured DJs should provide an amazingly coherent night of great disco/soul-infused tunes, but the question that remains is whether or not Answer, which is known more for its rowdy electro crowd, was the right venue. Despite what looks like a mismatch on paper, I’m going with this for my pick this week and believe that the event planners, marketers, promoters, and management will be able to

As mentioned above, be sure to arrive well before 12 and tell the people at the RBMA reception that you’re a FTA member to get free entry. After 12AM cover charge jumps to 30,000 KRW.

Answer is located at 125-16 Chungdam-dong south of the river, and is best reached by taxi. Most drivers will know the Prima Hotel, which is located directly across the street from Answer.

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