One of the BEST things about being a reporter for the SL Enquirer is that I get to see lots of new builds, in many cases before they are open to the public, or in advance of their Grand Opening. Such was the case this week, when I was asked to go check out what is arguably destined to become the HOTTEST club on the grid, with the “hip hopiest” tunes to be heard anywhere in SL’s 16-year history. Chromati3 is the brainchild of DJ Shank Chrome and the lovely and personable Ms Alize. They graciously offered me a tour of this most dynamic club, and explained how they would present this latest and greatest offering to the SL Club scene during their upcoming Grand Opening Weekend, beginning Friday, June 4, 2022.
When you first walk in, you will be offered a control system to help you take advantage of the items offered inside. You need to accept this to move any farther inside. Believe me. You will be glad you did. You first enter on the second floor of this 3-floor marvel to the art and science of club-building. From the bouncers at the doors, to the DJ Booth, to the Dance floor, to the private VIP booths surrounding the state-of-the-art dance floor - you will be amazed at just how trendy a place they have built here.
We all sat down in comfortably apportioned overstuffed chairs just off the dance floor, as they shared their story with me.
Josh (Thomas1 Bellic) JB: Soooo...tell us about “The CHROMATI3 Difference” How is CHROMATI3 unlike any other Club anywhere on the SL Grid today?
Shank Chrome (SC): Well, Chromati3 is one of the most realistic clubs on the grid today. You can tell, just by the appearance. It has a total of EIGHT VIP sections alone! You name it, we got it. Chromati3 gives that special experience. Our club starts on the first floor with an entrance just like in real life. You have to accept the experience and it allows you to actually walk through a real door and into the first two floors. To your left is the elevator you will take to the Smoke lounge on the rooftop,
JB: With three stories available for guest entertainment, just what is your Maximum occupancy here?
Ms Alize (MA): We can actually hold about 50-60 people Max. We had a Mother’s Day event and it was standing room only in the house.
SC: It is only on a Parcel on a community sim which has shopping stores around it in the sky.
JB: Tell us about the special areas you have here? VIP Seating? Smoking Rooftop?
SC: Well, we wanted to give something more of what SL has been missing. Again, it’s the small details people miss that make our club stand out from all the rest of the clubs out there.
JB: How did you initially develop an interest in DJing?
SC: I started when I was young. I initially started writing my own beats, doing my own writing, feeling, and living certain things and it really just saved my life.
JB: I know you play a wide variety of musical genres. Do you have a favorite? And how have your musical tastes changed over the years?
SC: It varies with me. I like to mix it up. I play music based on what I feel – hip hop, rap, reggae, neo-soul – You name it, I’ll play it. I really don’t have a favorite genre. I love music period.
JB: Describe for me the ideal guest you would like to see at Chromati3?
MA: We want to see growth which is actually happening faster than we thought. We also would like to see the positive impact it can offer to SecondLife. We know that SecondLife is growing and has a need for more clubs with activities and new hangouts for people. I don’t want to give away any secrets for what’s in store for the future but just know that we have some unique things lined up for the near future that we are very excited about and can’t wait to act on. So, join those groups and platforms or stop by to see what’s in store weekly.
SC: We want to book live singers, with guest appearances from folks like Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, and Jay Z. Those are just some of the names, but my list can go on and on.
JB: You have both been in SL for a number of years. What is it that keeps you going? What keeps you coming back night after night?
MA: I have been here for over 7 years, for me, I think it’s the fact that this is a hobby for me. I work during the daytime hours and look forward to coming online every day as a result of meeting new people and looking forward to new ventures and what Sl has to offer. Most recently with the building of the club it has been the brainstorming with our team with what new things we can bring to Sl as an organization. Working as a team has been the most rewarding for me as a whole. We want to offer the grid so much more.
SC: I am motivated by pride. As well as the drive to keep moving forward. That is what keeps me going.
JB: How might someone learn what, if any, special events are going on at CHROMATI3?
MA: Well, we have our social platforms they can use, our Facebook group Chromati3. Then there is our Instagram page under the group name clubChromati3_sl. Additionally, we have an inworld group that you have to ask to be invited to and also we have a weekly event board located near the entrance inside the club downstairs next to the DJ board.
SC: I mostly do notices and whatever outreaches I may have at that point and time.
JB: Is there anything else you would care to share with our SL Enquirer Readers?
SC: Come check us out....lol. We are constantly brainstorming about what to bring next to the Sl grid. It’s a secret about what comes next with us but stay tuned to see more of what we will bring next.
Sooooo, there you have it, folks. For the absolute BEST and Newest entry into the SL Club scene, you will have to check out Chromati3. I know you will be glad you did, and so will your friends once you share with them this new “discovery”
I’ll catch you on the smoker’s deck, enjoying a smoke and a brandy.
Be there. Aloha!