We again find ourselves at that tantalising time of the year – these weeks leading the way into months of long evenings, events and festivals. Daylight saving has arrived; hand-in-hand with a tiny taste of sunny times to come.
In recent years, the power and draw of festivals has seemingly captured the average partygoer’s attention; perhaps more so globally than weekly club nights used to in the past. Large stages, big names and excited crew of ticketholders travelling together – and further – for experiences, than staying locally. Around Melbourne, apart from Revolver – you’d be hard-pressed for a reliable underground dancefloor with stalwart DJs on a seven-day basis.
It could be a possible lack of venues, contributing to a more arid club map. Looking at St Kilda – the backpacker’s party precinct of summertime – the attractive beach and sunset end of Fitzroy Street currently has a ghost town feel. Abandoned; lease-less bars and spaces with no business occupy (or unoccupied) – a considerable part of potential tourist traps. So, if we jump a few hundred metres and a few traffic lights towards Albert Park, there may be a rustling of footsteps and a raise in the volume of beats in the distance.
Starting on Friday November 8th, at the newly reopened Bunny – there may be a new player entering Melbourne’s movers and shakers parade. Passion Presents – Deep State; assembling a fresh line-up of DJs and musicians, will be a possible wild card for nights out, moving into the summer. With an intimate upstairs room and in a prime, reachable location – we shall be keeping a close eye on an exciting new prospect as we raise the curtain on the party season.
Holding a licence which can keep the dancefloor pumping until sunrise, Deep State at Bunny will be open between 10pm and 6am each Friday night into Saturday, for those lovers of deep and progressive electronica.