Mansion's role as Miami's most prestigious venue was overshadowed recently by news of the premature ejection of turntable legend DJ Shadow from its decks at the end of last year.
Coming less than a year after Dennis Ferrer was also shown the booth door, the debacle left Shadow slamming Mansion as a “rich kid club” on Twitter, while a woeful clubland pondered a world where one of the most influential DJs ever is chastised for being “too future”.
Still, it's not Mansion's fault. The booker merely booked a quality DJ. The fact Miami Beach's Grey Goose guzzling glitterati didn't get it is more a gauge of where the “EDM” bar is now set.
These days, probably more than ever, the mainstream US club scene knows what it likes and won't think twice about letting the DJ know. We'll give you a clue; it ain't avant-garde footwork. Hence, Mansion stuck to big-room electro mammoths Porter Robinson, Sharam and ZEDD this March, and has fared all the better for it.