If you've been following our on-going city guides, we have covered most of the major cities around the globe, with some of the biggest artists on the planet. This time, however, rising talent Valy Mo provides a fun and interesting spin on city guide series, as he takes us on a trip to the future, where Laser House is the main genre being played in clubs, and everything looks like Tron.
Words and photos by Valy Mo
We all like a good drink, so where are the top spots to head to before a night out?
As a Visitor from 2019, I like to have a bit of alcohol in my drinks, however, most of the people stopped to drink alcohol in 2045. If you want to drink like a local I recommend this small place called « Holo Bar » where the drinks are very sweet, people don't consume alcohol so before going to party they drink this beverage to feel euphoria with the sugar!
Where can you find the best clubs / late-night venues in town?
Most of the clubs play #LaserHouse, a new kind of House music made of soft-bangers, people here describe it as the child of EDM and Underground. All the clubs will amaze you with their crazy hologram and the music is something you never heard before. You can try the « Laser Temple », they were the pioneer of #LaserHouse Parties and host the best Headliners of 2045 for a reasonable price. As I am the first DJ from 2019 who played in the future, I had a chance to try the new CDJ Holo 3. A very interesting system made of holograms which recognize the hands of the DJ playing. Useful to avoid unsolicited people touching the cue button!
Brunches are a weekend staple, which spots stand out to you?
I usually brunch on Sunday Morning and there is no better place than InnerCity for it.
Located in the center, this place is a Modern Indoor City where people are living, because of the high level of pollution outside. You can find shops, activities, everything! Basically it is like a huge Commercial Mall with purified air. And for me, it is the best place for brunch then switch to another activity like VR, or Gym.
Best dirty late-night street food option
If you look for cheap, quick and unsafe food, you will have a lot of options along the riverside. If you want to challenge your body, it's the best place to try unexpected food. Actually it helps your immune system to get stronger when you come back to our era.
Where can we shop for records and music memorabilia in 2045?
To refresh my playlists before a gig I usually go to the LaserHouseStore, it is located inside a bridge leading to InnerCity. The particularity of this place is that they are not linked to the Internet. So yes, in 2045 you can buy offline multimedia, and each purchase is loaded into your personal data. It also allows artists to own exclusive content that you will never find online. I'm very excited to play what I found in 2045 for the crowd of 2019 at « It's The Ship Singapore » and the other festivals where I will perform.
Your Sunday escape plan when you need to get away from it all?
Most of the people stay in safe areas because of the pollution and criminality, but I like to hang out in the forsaken places outside the city because nobody goes there. 2045 is a very stressful era, but in these empty places, you can easily focus on yourself when you need to be alone.
Something everyone should do when visiting 2045, but probably hasn’t?
You can find a lot of monuments from the past in the city, and it is hilarious to see how our era did mistakes for interpreting their meaning. I like to go to update my own information about the past when I have free time. For example here is a piece of the
Great Pyramid of Giza. In 2019 we thought that Aliens helped to build the pyramid but, spoiler alert: it was guys from 2045!
A track that reminds you of your childhood in the city?
I think it is interesting to quote my song « Gold » released 1 October 2019 and I would like to thank Insomniac Records / In:Rotation for this opportunity. During my trip in 2045, I heard about the #LaserHouse, and when I came back in 2019 I decided to start producing this genre. I created a paradox and now I'm considered as the pioneer of #LaserHouse.
A gift you can’t leave the Year 2045 without taking home for friends?
Since I tried these new CDJ's Holo 3, I can't come back to the classic CDJ2000 Nexus. As a DJ, for my Dj friends, this would be the perfect gift I could bring back from 2045!
For the people interested to see my first performance in 2045, I invite you to check my official after-movie on SpinninTV.
What are the other great exports that come from 2045?
I'm back in 2019, and we recently had a chat with Tiësto, he likes my vision of House music and would like to help me to broadcast #LaserHouse to the world. We are working with his team to export #LaserHouse from 2045 and make it alive for our era, but I will keep it as a surprise for the moment, be patient ;)