"Your glance is magic; your body, fragrance! -- from "Jaadu Teri Nazar"

A magical night at The Hottest Dance Party in town.... ATLAS at Holocene. Atlas is Portland's longest-running dance party at 6 years and definitely counting. Every 2nd Saturday the ultra-glam and talented dj outfit known as "DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid" throw an international soiree of mixed world beats and Bollywood movies. The music is completely irresistible and quite unlike anything I've heard before with its HUGE boom and almost jazz-like beat creativity, combined with synthesized melodies and street vocals thumping against an indian chorus. Crazy and so cool! I haven't danced in years and years, but was I glad I wore my little black skirt so I could take to the floor in a presentable manner. The crowd was so happy, there were so many good dancers and quite a few goofy ones, it was totally fun to be in such mixed, and ENTHUSIASTIC company!
Holocene is a beautiful club located at 1001 SE Morrison st. It is perched on a great corner looking at downtown, and the inside is spacious with a very modern vibe. My advice? Get your groove passport stamped and fly down to the next DJ Anjali dance party. You won't regret it.


Hi Diane! Cool blog. Thanks for coming out, and I'm so glad you had a good time. ATLAS is Holocene's longest-running party, and one of Portland's longest-running monthly parties (the longest is ANDAZ, our other party), but there are a few other weekly club nights in Portland that have been around a few years longer. We are also every SECOND Saturday, not third. Hope to see you there again!

WTF you go to dance parties!