MANSION is set in a building first built as the French Casino in 1936. Opening as a nightclub a decade ago in the heart of South Beach on Washington Avenue, its main room has a towering ceiling and LED light capability on every surface. The DJ booth is in the centre of the room, with VIP sections adjoining. It's these VIP areas that garnered Mansion worldwide headlines a couple of years ago — for the wrong reasons — when the amazing hip-hop pioneer DJ Shadow was booted off the decks for playing “too future” for those buying expensive bottles of booze.
Since then, the bookers have pretty much stuck to home-bankers, booking principally EDM big-hitters. Flux Pavilion, Ferry Corsten, Skrillex, Zedd, A-Trak, Afrojack, Above & Beyond and Funkagenda all played Mansion last month.