Tokyo’s newest club — RAISE Tokyo — shines through an enormous floor-to-ceiling glass reflection across Ginza’s bright cityscape with Void Acoustics glittered across the nightclub and DJ lounge.
Nestled in Tokyu Plaza on the sixth floor, this 800 capacity, 740 square metre nightclub decorated with futuristic chrome Void speakers is home to a new dance floor space that was born during the pandemic. With a breathtaking view thanks to the club's twenty-seven-metre high glass windows, both club-goers and street revellers have a sight that fits toward the club's bold mission statement to “re-define the nightlife experience”.
Owned by Lounge Operation, this Japanese venue operator is known to offer nightclub experiences of impressive levels and also has other venues such as Ce La Vi, Sel Octagon and Plus.
The team at Void and RAISE had to overcome an array of new challenges due to the pandemic’s restrictions and had to remotely advise the team on ground via email and WhatsApp. Inside, club-goers would be able to experience the Tri Motion, Airten V3 speakers, Venu V2 and Stasys 118 subwoofers on the dance floor and throughout the venue. It also included the first Japanese installation of the Arcline 218 subwoofer and Cirrus 6.1 ceiling speakers.
A specific request from the operator was to enhance the Royal VIP area — located behind the DJ podium — with a significant bass ‘experience’. So now you’ll find a Venu 215 V2 subwoofer embedded right behind the VIP sofa itself. Another unexpected challenge was met when it turns out that there were no interior walls from which to hang fixtures — bespoke structures had to be put in place just to mount the entire sound system.
According to the press release, “The high-end audio installation in RAISE is the first time we have specified Void Acoustics for a Lounge Operation venue – but the GM is a Void fan and was keen to see the brand deployed throughout the club, not only because of the audio excellence, but because of the design aesthetic of all Void products,” explains Tocci Satoru, Director of eastaudio inc. and Tokyo Sound System Laboratory.
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