This summer two of Christchurch’s formative dance culture icons, Willy Styles and Simon Kong, are collaborating with inner-city bar Smash Palace to produce a temporary nightclub project across November and December. Called ‘Summer Club’ the project is an intuitive response to the rapidly emerging new House & Techno scene established by a strong local DJ and producer community.
Sandwiched between a cosmopolitan blend of sharp architecture and new street landscapes, Smash Palace is a destination where you can still find the true blood of Christchurch’s High Street pouring out of a converted bus and bolted to the side of an original brick building.
It's here, against a backdrop of motorbikes, pint beers and classic pork pie kiwi culture that Christchurch’s new House & Techno scene has made itself a home.
“Summer Club” is about embracing the groundswell and establishing something semi-permanent over November and December with a premiere club sound system installed, a fully booked National and local DJ roster and a comprehensive branding campaign, all designed to create a full Berlin-style inner city club experience for the enthusiastic local audience.
“Summer Club” captures the experience of Christchurch today. Rebuilding the city one mix at a time, regardless of it’s past or future.
Focused on the development and delivery of contemporary culture. Kidnap Inc is a leading underground creative agency working with-in electronic dance music in Christchurch, of New Zealand.