Live Review: Bounce Boat And Just Blaze Light Up The Hudson


The sound of infamous ship horns blowing as hundreds anticipate the notorious Bounce Boat is just about to set sail. The “T-minus 30 minute” fog horns go off, signaling the “Hornblower’s” departure for July 2014’s first Bounce Boat excursion.

Hardly clandestine as the pre-cruise tunes are able to be heard all the way from the West Side Highway. Joggers and dog walkers of the West Side curious of the three story yacht, steady filling up with some of the sexiest and party ready ship heads that New York’s Pier 40 has seen in a long time. Scrambling up the ramp to make the 8pm push off time, music blaring, setting the tone for the night.

The highest balcony at the aft of the yacht collected the artsy, IG selfie-takers capturing the picturesque sunset over the Jersey City skyline just before the Bounce Boat shoves off. The boat was stacked this past Friday with four different highly sought after DJ’s; Minnesota, Willy Joy, BUKU and producing icon: Just Blaze. Laying down each of their own unique sounds and genres, making an effortless musical transition via three separate DJ’s on three separate decks; not akin to a Swedish House Mafia show, these are yacht decks people.

On the main dance floor, Willy Joy prepping the crowd for hip-hop producing legend, Just Blaze, and more recently as an Ultra Miami debuting artist back in March. Dropping notoriously recognized Just Blaze tracks that he has produced or featured on throughout the years, as well as fusing trendy EDM with his patented “Showtime” style. Not to mention actually scratching on the spot, which you don’t often find anymore in a live DJ set.

The upper deck throughout the night had to have been one of the hottest locations of the boat, owed not only to the sweet vibes of Minnesota and BUKU, but because of the incredible NY skyline backdrop surrounding you on all 360 degrees, a very rare “Super Moon” even made an appearance to top off the night, just adding that special touch.

If you missed this past Friday’s Bounce Boat (or you went and can’t wait to go again) there’s another one this coming Friday featuring Mike Hawkins, Designer Drugs and more artists TBA this week. Get your booze cruise groove on and make it a point to board this ship.

Tickets can be found here.

Check out Bounce Boat’s FB page for pics of the night from last Friday and more info on upcoming cruises.