By Kristin Gray
Photos by Teddy Williams
Today’s Sunday day party at Studio No. 7 was a bit different than the usual highly populated events put on by Project B. This was small, intimate, among good people, and downright lovely. It was like going to a private house party with some of your best friends and a rather good sound system in place. At the heart and center of this party was DAVI, who is featured on labels such as Anjunadeep, Bits and Pieces and Crosstown Rebels.
The tone was set in a more intimate style, the DJ booth set into the main room along the back wall. The lighting was lowered, the candles lit, and the infamous goat set at his customary place in front of the booth. For the most part people are casually standing around, chatting with friends. Fun house beats played from Christian Chotro, it was no wonder we couldn’t help but move.
Having heard about the packed out night before at the Sound Table, this was a refreshing evening for folks. With no more than 30-40 people here at a time. We could enjoy the personal space to do our crazy dances or sit just sit and relax, immersing ourselves in the music. As Bobi and DAVI switch off throughout the night, our other guest, Angela Afifi also got her chance to shine. Stepping up for quite the set of deep house, jiggy vibes, our entire little crew had to come dance to this. The night was casual.
I was able to talk to most of the people there, including the Stevkovski brothers, and the conversations we had were truly meaningful. We talked about the community behind this little underground scene, people coming from all walks of life and backgrounds. Nobody ever asks the generic “what do you do for a living” questions because, quite frankly, nobody cares. It doesn’t matter what life you lead when you walk through those doors or the day job you have. It is not what defines you. What we care about is the soul and heart you bring onto the dance floor, after all, everyone is here for one common cause. We love the music and what it inspires each of us to be for this world.
While chatting with Goran (Bobi’s brother and fellow Project B. mastermind), he told me one thing that I hope is something that remains true for Atlanta as we continue growing. He told me that first and foremost, this is a passion for he and Bobi. That their biggest determination is to never let Project B. become a business before a passion. They do this for the love of the music and the love of their supportive community. It is about the people, the loyalty and encouragement they provide to this scene. After all, it is love and passion that create this type of music, or perhaps it is the other way around. I believe they are intrinsically connected, and whatever we as a community can do to influence each other for the better, well, dance on you wonderful people. Dance on.