By Anthony Ambriz
The Provo Yacht Club sets sail this Friday by offering a night of classy electronic dance music to satisfy Provo’s dancing crave! I had the chance to sit down with Provo Yacht Club to find out what they’re all about.
Let’s go back to 2008. When a collective of DJ’s formed Electric Dance Party which held electro/house/dance parties across Utah Valley, but mainly in Provo. What was EDP’s contribution to the Provo music scene?
EDP created one of the most unique electronic music scenes in the world. Nowhere else in the world would you find as many people enjoying music without the use of substance (alcohol/drugs). And it all happened in Provo.
EDP sadly came to an end, but Provo Yacht Club has two former members of EDP, Coulsen Phillips (aka Codon) and Chris Livingston (aka Killawatts). So what is Provo Yacht Club all about?
Provo Yacht Club is all about the music. We’re providing a place where people can be exposed to the newest sounds in the same way you would at a club in LA, NY, or Las Vegas. Provo already has a great music scene, but we felt there wasn’t a space where alternate forms of music could be appreciated in Provo either online or in person. The music and musicians you’ll hear at a Provo Yacht Club will never be heard at Velour or Muse Music.
Why the name and who is involved with PYC?
Listen to Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love” and you’ll understand why. Yachts are classy and classy is what we strive for. Also, the name seemed just absurd enough to work. There is something unimaginable yet undeniably enticing about a yacht club in Provo.
Members of the club are: Captain Mose, co-founders Andy Mockler and Drew Tekulve, DJ’s Codon, Killawatts, and Marshall Oelkers (aka Mingle Buddy), VJ Thaddeus Blankenship, and Promoter John Jackson.
What can people expect and not expect from PYC?
You can expect Provo Yacht Club to bring you quality music and events. We do this for the love of music and dance. We see parties as one big work of art to be enjoyed from beginning to end including the people, visuals, and music. We will have events every month or so. Keep listening to the blog and you will know when they are coming!
Don’t expect top 40 or DJ’s saying “Everybody jump!” The music is the art.
What’s the overall vision for PYC?
In the same way you would go to a local Provo music venue to hear and experience new music we want to build a hub where people can go to experience what’s new in Provo mingling with the best of the best from the rest of the world. We want to be a source people can trust to find new music and put on entertaining events.
When and where is the first event going to be held?
This Friday, December 5th from 9PM to 1AM at the Clubhouse, a warehouse newly renovated just for events, located at 1644 S State Street in Provo.
How can people learn more about you?
Visit our official website: provoyachtclub.com where you can listen to the music and read our thoughts about the songs we post. Come to our event December 5th. Follow us on Insta, Twitter, Facebook.
Final – and most important – question: will there ever be an actual yacht party?
Is Utah Lake deep enough for a Yacht Party? If so, then yes.