The Wall is a brand new club in Manhattan bringing the downtown vibes of Webster Hall to midtown. Last Saturday, Funkagenda played some sexy house music to a crowd of beautiful young people out to see what the new venue had to offer.
The Wall is smaller and more intimate than the massive Webster, but run by the same people and it showed in the eclectic characters and decor. After you enter the club, through a hallway that gives off an underground vibe, you walk down a staircase to a chill bar area with huge murals. The ambiance was dark and sultry, the color scheme was red and black, and the menu hanging over the bar in the lounge implied a Russian theme. The main dance floor, though packed by 12:30AM, never got overcrowded and featured small VIP sections in the back. It also featured two cages raised above the floor and wrapped in glowing UV string that held exotic dancers and any average person who wanted to climb the stairs and bust out moves. They made for some fun antics.
Girls & Boys resident DJ Alex English started the night off right, but the crowd really got going once Funkagenda took over. He commanded the decks with a set that ranged from hard techno to electro house and definitely kept the beat moving long into the night. The closing DJ played some well-known favorites from the likes of Porter Robinson and Knife Party to keep the energy up.
The Wall just opened this month, but after experiencing the success of Saturday night’s show, this club is poised to bring in more acts and become a new hot spot.