A new intimate nightclub will open on K Street, courtesy of the owners of Echostage, on Wednesday, August 12.
Soundcheck (1420 K St. NW, DC) will open with a DJ set by Kennedy Jones as part of a weekly event Bass Nation from promoters Steez Promo.
While the large Echostage covers more than 30,000 square feet, the boutique Soundcheck will encompass only 4,400 square feet. The Soundcheck concept is a homage to ‘80s and ‘90s club spaces fondly remembered by Echostage and Soundcheck Managing Partner Antonis Karagounis, who reflected on that time in an interview with Fritz Hahn of the Washington Post on August 4.
“With Soundcheck, we’re interested in tapping into the atmosphere of early DC nightlife while still delivering what makes Echostage so popular: quality sound, outstanding artists, and an unparalleled sensory experience,” Karagounis said in a press release.
Soundcheck will house a German-imported d&b audiotechnik Y-series sound system, state-of-the-art music technology. The acoustics mimic those of a recording studio in a nightclub setting with the installation of 4,000 square feet of cork hardwood floors and 4-inch-thick soundproof foam in its walls and ceiling. The venue will have two bars, 14 tables and a dance floor as well as six LED TVs and three LED video projectors. Two walls will be floor-to-ceiling LED screens. The room has roughly 85 lighting fixtures, which will support a nightly laser light show, and two jumbo disco balls.
Club-goers can reserve private tables for bottle service or get more ambitious and reserve the private “purple room,” which has a dedicated private bar. In addition to hosting club nights, Soundcheck will be available for corporate events as well.
In addition to Bass Nation Wednesdays, Soundcheck will host Glow Thursdays to focus on EDM. A regular feature called Afterglow, which hosts techno artists, will occur on Sundays.
“Soundcheck will be the perfect complement to Echostage,” said Soundcheck Partner Pete Kalamoutsos in a press release. “In addition to booking the superstars, we’ll be able to take more risks by welcoming up-and-coming talent during our new Afterglow party on Sundays. We want to be a part of their growth as artists.”
For more information, visit http://www.soundcheckdc.com.
A rendering of a VIP area in Soundcheck (Art courtesy of MoKi Media)