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Summer Nightlife Update
Miguel Francis

es, ladies and gentlemen, no matter how much some of us may be tired of the glitz and glamour that surrounds Moscow nightlife, there are alternatives out there, as mentioned in the last issue. But for the average newcomer within the ex-pat community it is our duty as PASSPORT magazine, Moscow, to bring you the latest in the commercial Moscow nightlife scene.

Barbados has been slamming this summer led by a funky DJ-investor and old-time promoter duo, Vengerov&Fedoroff. Dmitry Fedoroff and Mikhail Vengerov were members at the Titanic Club (one of the first and the biggest electronic music clubs in Moscow) promo team led by Alexei Gorobiy, the number one guru behind Moscow nightlife. Since that time back in the 80s and 90s, Vengerov&Fedoroff have grown to become successful event producers, club owners, heading projects like Opera Club, Famous Club, W-Bar. They do well by remixing old-time Russian rock and pop music into house remixes.

I had a chance to work with them on the infamous Russian national song, Katyusha, remixed by DJ Vengerov&Fedoroff, headlining Dynamite FM last summer 2010. Barbados encompasses all their talent and energy into their latest venue venture. Being located on Bolshoi Putinkovskii Pereulok House 5, next to Chekhovskaya Metro, is an accessible, central location. Together with Chris Helmbrecht and LBLFCKR productions, this place tunes down the glamour and brings back the fun. Sometimes I feel that being in Moscow for sometime definitely turns you anti-glam, and I love it. Put on your Vans or Converse shoes and lets LBLFCKR together with Vengerov&Fedoroff!

The infamous Imperia Lounge, which brought the western posh and glamour in proper portions into Moscow thanks to none other than Alexey Gorobiy himself, has revamped itself with its latest design addition, The Summer Terrace. If you haven’t been to Imperia’s outside summer patio then you’re definitely missing out. Imperia continues holding its designated nightlife stop position through Summer 2011. The acts and DJs they’re bringing keep getting better and better, the vibe is fun and smooth. Remember now, Imperia has a Mash-Up room as its main bar, where you can grove to things like the Rolling Stones and Black Eyed Peas, while the two harder house rooms indulge you into Ibiza, and now with the summer terrace you can give yourself a little bit of St. Tropez! Mantulinskaya House, 5.

Sati Kazanova, a Russian Kelly Rowland perhaps? Maybe so, but she’s also into opening her own restaurants. Sati opened a summer terrace called Kilim along with Ginza Project. This seems to be the new trend for clever Ginza Project masterminds, they open restaurants by using names of famous celebrities, like the recent Kseniya Sobchak and Tina Kandelaki opening parties for Tver-bull and Bublik. Kilim is an Eastern affair in the middle of Moscow. The spot features singing, dancing, eating and having fun. All of this comes with a slight eastern spice on top of it. The interior is perhaps reminiscent of Prado Café, the ambiance is very soft and fun. If you’re in for checking new places don’t miss this one out, located in same square with Barbados, Bolshoi Putinovskii Pereulok, House 5.

There is only one place which can bring you closer to a real summer out of the city party experience: Super Beach located between Shukinskaya and Strogino, on Stroginovskoe Shosse, Vlodenie #1, this place is a semi-Moscow Ibiza. Featuring bubble parties, real beach experience, and simply a great way to enjoy summer here in Moscow. The mega club features different events every week, so there is a surprise waiting for you on a regular basis. Google Super Beach Moscow and enjoy. Great cocktails, seductive atmosphere and pretty decent international acts are all the components of having fun at the Moscow Beach Club.

Summer is after all the time when most Muscovites leave for vacations anywhere but the city. So I suggest you do the same, time for a little nightlife break! See you soon.

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