Review: Jade’s Listening Social, 6/16/10
Ever recall those parties or get-togethers that were so on point you had to give your compliments to the host/ess? How about that one free event you would have paid for because it was so good? Jade‘s “IMHC Remix Listening Social” on June 16th belongs in both categories. The event was hosted at RdV, a beautiful, upscale lounge in the Meatpacking District. Candle-lit and packed with antique-style couches, the venue created an atmosphere of class and comfort; it could be the guest room of someone’s home – an albeit rich someone. Guests were treated to complimentary cocktails, hors d’oeuvres,-including the most decadent cupcakes ever-free copies of The Fader and Time Out New York and free copies of Jade’s IMHC Remix CD. IMHC stands for It’s My Heart, Cookie, the name of her 2009 debut EP.
DJ Luna Vega was behind the turntables (cum laptop?) for the first hour and played one of the best sets I’ve ever heard in the City. “This makes me want to go clubbing,” one of my friends said. Guests were up and dancing on the dance floor, chatting on the couches, or crowded around Jade. Donning a metallic dress, a high bun, and dark lipstick, the petite chanteuse was all smiles while she greeted guests and posed for pictures. It wasn’t long before Jade went up to the mic to introduce herself and the remixes: “Hi, if you’re here for the free liquor, my name is Jade. If you’re here for the music, my name is Jade.” Jade’s recognizable bright voice soon came out from the speakers signaling the remix part of the IMHC Remix Listening Social would begin. Some of the remixes were fragmented and didn’t make good use of Jade’s vocals while others complemented and showcased her sound with less-overwhelming musical arrangements.
It was a beautiful event and a wonderful way to decompress after work. Pay day is still two days away and the freshness we feel during the beginning of the week went away Tuesday morning. Why not come down to the Meatpacking District and enjoy a cupcake on a Victorian-style couch while listening to some remixes?
Jade, I couldn’t agree with you more.