5th Floor: Techno Heaven
By Dionysus Translated by David Schnell
201, ZhongXiao E Rd, Sec 4, 5F
Hours: Every Friday 10 pm-4:30 am
Fifth Floor (5F) is the latest music lovers' party, full of lively attractions and located at the Luxy disco and entertainment complex. Every Friday, visitors pass the Hi-Life convenience store on Lane 205, turn the corner and head up the small, innocuous elevator after the ticket counter, to find themselves at the entrance to 5F--a mysterious staircase that leads to a world of street style, lush with techno music and populated by stylish guys and gorgeous ladies.
5F mainly plays the hottest techno tunes and house breaks, popular with the up-and-coming generation as well as experienced electronic music lovers. Ravers say that this place evokes memories of Taipei's hottest past hang-out--2nd Floor. Indeed, this IS the new 2nd Floor and brings back the same steamy atmosphere and enticing soundscapes with a style of its own.
5F has arrangements with different brands of clothiers and does away with the femme fatale worshiping aesthetic of the past, giving rise to a cross-promotion of men's and women's fashions that rotates on a monthly basis. People who show a valid VIP card can enjoy lifetime free entry and may bring two guests to join the party. What's more, these lucky VIPs can use the card for special discounts at designated locations.
Here, appointed entertainers circulate among the crowd and are happy to accompany guests, so that visitors are never left without some wonder to peruse or someone to talk to. Aside from the fashionably-dressed in-house staff to spend time with, guests can expect to be served one of many available cocktails, preapred by bartenders hired from the Luxy Bar Team, who will mix a strong well drink or pour you a smooth whiskey to quench your thirst.
People behind the scenes say the Fifth Floor project was quite a challenge to put together, including some of the newest techno music sensations if offers. However, the results are evident, as 5F successfully creates a new brand of techno culture that awaits your discovery.