This past weekend the Soulection crew threw a pool(side) party for the Bay Area residents. Known for their party-rocking shows and tributes to 90s and early 2000s Hip-Hop and R&B, the crew came prepared with the same formula . I’ve been a fan of these guys for a few years now, and their shows are always the most social. It felt like I was at a networking event for good vibes and good music.
The event took place at the Pheonix Hotel, a hip boutique hotel located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin. From the outside, it looks like your typical, low-fi motel that you’d see in the outskirts of Las Vegas. But when you enter the lobby that is exactly what you’ll find, but with a polished look; the interior design had a Great Gatsby aesthetic, and the inside pool area had a vintage feel to it, with tangerine and teal colors painted on the walls. I later found out that the hotel was a residence to high profile bands such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers. Dope.
One thing that I was disappointed with was that party guests are not allowed in the pool, only hotel guests. To be fair, the event WAS called a poolside party, not a pool party.
If you don’t know Soulection, check out their piece on Forbes. If you’re into genre-bending future sounds with blends of house, hip-hop (Traditional), and R&B (Traditional), I recommend them wholeheartedly. Their mantra is “The Sound of Tomorrow”, and I truly believe that. Keep it up guys, thanks for the summer-ending party.