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The exclusive interview with the Club La Vela Director of Marketing and Entertainment is OUT NOW!

DJANEMAG focusted on club industry, we had talks with club representstives from around the world to reveal a lot of interesting facts. Today you have a chance to know more about Club La Vela. 

Club La Vela is not only the largest nightclub in the USA, it is also one of the trendiest and most respected nightclubs in the world. As such, Club La Vela has to continuously reinvent itself to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment and club life. We talked with the Director of Marketing and Entertainment Jaria Pippin. Check our exclusive interview below:

DJANEMAG: Can you tell about yourself? How did you start a work in the club? How long do you personally work out there? What are your responsibilities?

 

Jaria: My name is Jaria Pippin and I am the Director of Marketing and Entertainment for Club La Vela. I have worked here for 2 years. I was hired as a bartender in January of 2016 and in April of 2017 I finished my Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Tourism, and Events and promoted into the position I currently hold. My responsibilities include upholding the Club La Vela brand, managing all marketing outlets from print to social media and everything in between, and overseeing all entertainment bookings from nationally touring artists- such as Migos, Post Malone, & TI- just to name a few, to house DJ's, Go Go dancers, bands, etc. 

 

 

DJANEMAG:. When was the club opened? What is the story of club`s name? What is the capacity, politic of club, price?

 

Jaria: Club La Vela was opened 33 years ago. La Vela means "the sail" or "main sail" in Spanish and is rooted in our original beach club "vibe". The club capacity is approx. 6,000, we are branded "The Largest Nightclub in the USA". Our cover charge can range from $10-$100+, depending on your time of arrival and if we have a nationally touring artist on our beach-front stage or other major event. 

 

 

DJANEMAG: What are the hallmarks of your club that distinguish you from other clubs in your city and in your country? 

 

Jaria: Coming to Club La Vela is like entering 6 or more different bars, all within the same building. We have 11 different theme rooms, 14 dance floors, and a massive amphitheater-style stage that sits on our beach-front pool deck.

 

 

DJANEMAG:  Does your club work in one musical style, which one and why? 

Does the style of music depend on the party or on the day of the week? 

 

Jaria: No, as mentioned above, we have a massive variety of music.

 

 

DJANEMAG: What are the main differences between a Female DJ performs on the stage and a male DJ?

 

Jaria: Female DJs seem to draw a different energy from the crowd than males. I think this is because female DJs are not as well-known as men, although gaining momentum in recent years, so it gives the crowd a pleasant surprise to see and hear a female on stage.  

 

 

DJANEMAG: By what principle do you choose DJs to perform at your club? 

 

Jaria: A combination of skill and fan-following dictate who we book as guest DJs. For our pool-side stage, recent names include Yellowclaw, Carnage, Borgore, and Rehab.

 

 

DJANEMAG: Do you follow our top100djanes ranking and what advice could you give us? 

 

Jaria: I must admit, we do not follow currently but since receiving this e-mail, you have my following!

 

 

DJANEMAG: Does your club have as resident female DJs in your club and how could you characterize their work? 

 

Jaria: We currently do not have a resident female DJ.

 

 

DJANEMAG: Do you have favourite club in the world, which work you try to copy or do you create an individual club style with its own specifics? 

 

Jaria: Club La Vela was ranked one of the Top 100 Clubs by the International Nightlife Association so we try to pay close attention to the clubs ahead of us on that list. We pay particular attention to the Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Miami scenes.

 

 

DJANEMAG: What was the most curious moment in your work in the club you remember for the last year? Share it with our readers? 

 

Jaria: Haha a few certain time comes to mind, but I'm going to pass on this question and leave you with: nightlife is unbelievably interesting.

 

DJANEMAG: Name 3 the most important qualities of a DJane. 

 

Jaria: Skilled (both technical and on the mic), HUGE personality, stylish

 

 

DJANEMAG:. Who is responsible for the meeting and taking care of a DJ in your club? Do you find this work tedious? Or do you think it is the most pleasant part?

 

Jaria: That is my job. It is rarely tedious, nearly every artist/DJ we book is nice and happy to be here! 

 

 

DJANEMAG: What time a headliner plays in your club and how long? 

 

 

Jaria: If the show is outside on our pool-side stage, we have a noise curfew at midnight so we typically start the headliner at 10-10:30 pm. Headliners either play 45mins or 90mins.

 

 

DJANEMAG: What was the most popular song/track in your club in 2017? 

 

 

Jaria: There have been a few. Just to name one: Bad & Boujee by Migos.

 

 

DJANEMAG: What was the best party in your club in 2017 and why? 

 

Jaria: There are so many different themed nights and so many huge concerts it is very difficult to say what was the best. Our entire concert series in 2017 was more than we could have hoped for, our infamous swim nights are always a blast, and our other themed rooms all gained popularity this year so 2017 was good to us.

 

 

DJANEMAG: How strong do you love your work and do you see your future only in this work or would you like to try yourself in smth else?

 

Jaria: It is very difficult for me to imagine myself working in another industry. I love nightlife for all of the excitement. I love that nearly every night for us is a big memory to our guests. Creating those experiences, knowing I built the nights that our guests will not forget, is priceless to me.

 

DJANEMAG: How strong do you love your work and do you see your future only in this work or would you like to try yourself in smth else?

 

Jaria: It is very difficult for me to imagine myself working in another industry. I love nightlife for all of the excitement. I love that nearly every night for us is a big memory to our guests. Creating those experiences, knowing I built the nights that our guests will not forget, is priceless to me.

 

DJANEMAG team want to thank for interview! We are absolutely sure that our readers found out a lot of interesting and useful information. DJANEMAG strongly recommend to visit Club La Vela! 

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