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You could feel the large amounts of serotonin flowing freely through the minds of those who attended on that night. That’s really what this event, “Serotonin” by ThinkDifferent, was all about; to feel free from aggresion and anger and just simply enjoy the good vibes brought on by the plentiful talent and awesome people. PulsoBeat was given the opportunity to share a space and be sponsored by the events held by ThinkDifferent in Orlando, FL the 13th of February 2009 in the Bikkuri Sushi Lounge. Other than being our first official event, we were also premiering our PulsoBeat banner and stickers. Bikkuri Sushi Lounge was a great location, it was perfect for all the talent and the people that came. In the pictures we just received you can see that, behind and to the side of the stage, there were two whole walls full of huge lights that changed colors in waves of pure life that sychronized with the gestures that each artist presented us with. Upon entering the lounge, James Roquemore was already in mid-set, pleasing us with his acoustic pop with strong indie tones. After a small break with the funky and soulful sounds spun by DJ ThinkDifferent our attention was turned to the stage once more. Laiza Rodriguez entered upon the scene and I immediately felt myself in a drunken stupor with her version of the blues and her sweet, but firm, voice. It was an amazing performance, there was even a moment where her guitar amp started acting crazy and she just kept playing like nothing ever happened; not even that drew my attention away from the stage. Of course I cant leave out her spectacular band who accompanied her with grace and perfect details; enchanted harmonies, seductive trumpets, and the various instruments by John Paul. The last set was Peter Baldwin, an Alaska native who also sings with Laiza Rodriguez. Let me tell you, this gentleman has a deep understanding of R&B, soul and even gospel; in his songs you could hear the story his hands were drawing with his solitary guitar. He sang of hope and hopelessness, of love and its bitter counterpart; it was an intimate presentation backed by the wall of lights which highlighted every one of his words and, on some songs, by the man himself, BrownStudy. We ended the night on the dancefloor with another selection of songs by DJ ThinkDifferent. Thank you very much, ThinkDifferent, for the opportunity and for supporting music with real artistic and musical integrity.
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