The Mezcal maker and Future Primitive host a Gin Ling Way block party with DJ Tennis and Acid Pauli offering their sounds for seven hours total.
Cue the confetti shooters and flower pants- we’re going dancing in Chinatown. Indeed, we joined Mezcal El Silencio, a boutique handmade Mezcal produced in San Baltazar Guelavila, for a dance party in the outdoor Gin Ling Way. Made for forward thinking and creative minds, Mezcal El Silencio was the perfect partner for this night of brilliant fun and creativity. With a crowd that was there to dance, we enjoyed the free spirit of the outdoor venue- the historic Gin Ling Way in Los Angeles’ legendary Chinatown. Simply put, the energy here was explosive, as Future Primitive and Mezcal El Silencio took over the entire square. With strands of lights and vendors hawking their wares such as fans and dresses, the whole space became a dance floor. But move toward the center, and the energy became distinctly different – a whole new level of oneness with the music.
The two DJs, Acid Pauli and DJ Tennis offered a mix that verged into deep house and balearic, while staying positive and generally minimal. Each DJ certainly had their own style, but they united under a tone of joyful, occasionally reflective sound. This wasn’t hip hop nor disco, but a different form of pure dance music. Guests could get away with any style of dancing, from a simple sway to a head nod. The LA dance scene definitely prefers the laid-back stylings that allow some breathing room, opposed to the crunchy hard style of London and the bass-obsessed NYC. LA positions closer to Copenhagen or Norway, with smooth beats, the occasional bongo, and a generally relaxed vibe. As we sipped our Mezcal-infused drinks from El Silencio, there as not a moment of simple pleasantness and tolerance.
Like the music, Mezcal El Silencio is smooth and easy to enjoy and belies the common thought that tequila is hard or difficult to enjoy. Indeed, mixed appropriately, Mezcal is a refreshing and easy drink.