The crowd was there early as expected for Intimate last Friday night and they stayed late. I’d say things shut down at around 4:30am. The music was good all night, provided by Lion Chef of King Apocalypse (King AP) with Kahlil Wonda of Highlanda Sound also getting in a couple of sets. There was also great crowd motivation over the mic (not overdone) by Madd Twitch of Cartel Sound, Mikey Montana from Uprizing Sounds and the birthday boy/host, Super PEC of Highlanda.
The truly refreshing aspect of this event is the vibe and energy that carries throughout the venue. EVERYBODY was dancing!!
Everyone in attendance participated, sang along with the music, and danced as though they all had not been out in years. I, for one, am tired of venturing out, only to stand around witnessing others do the same. I’m also tired of the current trend in which 95% of the people stand up posing and watching the “dancers.”
The Bentley’s, is not a large venue, it is definitely cozy, but the design and layout couldn’t be better. The sound system there is tuned up and turned up – perfect for showing your skills on the dance floor. The promoters of Intimate have succeeded be catering to the ladies in particular by providing a safe, pretty, smoke-free, climate controlled environment that compliments them all the way. I saw a great gender ratio with more women than men, and the crowd seemed to be mostly young Caribbean professionals so the bottles of Vodka, Champagne, and even, Patron, flowed out from the bar all night.
Another item of note about Intimate was the media coverage of the event. Video camera crews were present from Element Studios, as well as Fyah Sistahs Entertainment, and Ghetto Life photography, plus several still cameras were seen circulating and snapping portraits. I have never seen that many cameras inside a party before, so kudos to Super PEC and the Highlanda.net promo team for a job well done. I can’t wait to see the footage. I have heard other very positive feedback from Intimate at The Bentley’s. Here is another cool review you can check out from Karin A. on Yelp.com. Also check out more pictures from Intimate at Highlanda.net, Myspace.com/mixxpromotions, and on Facebook.
The verdict – Finally! Yes, if you have been opting not to party because the clubs, DJs, and promoters were not catering to you, then worry not. Intimate is for you. If you enjoy all types of old and new Caribbean music with a touch of the hottest old and new Hip Hop and R&B, and even some Billboard top 40 pop hits in the mix, Intimate is for you. If you are 21 or older (the term grown and sexy is so over used) and want to get dressed up and step out into a quality establishment, with a quality atmosphere, and be surrounded by similar like-minded individuals that came to PARTY their butts off, then Intimate is most definitely for you. This is a well needed addition to the the weekend options for Caribbean entertainment in Atlanta.