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The “International Dance Party”, an installation by the super talented Berlin-based artist, Niklas Roy, is a complete plug ‘n’ play party in a box. Equipped with radar sensing technology, the system can sense activity nearby and quickly transform from an idle box into a psychedelic light and laser dance machine with a 600W sound system that will make the room bounce with excitement. The machine even taunts its audience with ambience with a built-in smoke machine that spews fog onto the dance floor. When everyone has left the room, the machine quickly transforms back to its static state and waits quietly for the next party to start.

International Dance Party, [via]


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  1. Niklas says:

    Thanks, Jonah, for your nice article. But I should also mention, that I didn’t build the thing alone. It was a collaboration between me and my collegue Adad Hannah. And the music was provided by the super talented nerdcore producer Baddd Spellah!

  2. jakeofalltrades.wordpress.com says:

    Ahh, good to see the work of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew is still being improved upon!

  3. A real dj says:

    Ok… The idea is good… but has anyone looked at the specs????? A puny 80W speaker powered by a home theater 5 channel am!!! They even tell you 5 channels at 130W each. Fine… Sounds good. But it’s STEREO!!! Only two channels are used… And to top that of, the RMS (continuous) power is only part of the small peak power of 130. Doesn’t matter, since the speakers are only 80w.

    The lightshow is ok for a small system like this, but the sound REALLY needs a professional touch.

    Seriously, when I do a show, I run two (count them… 2) PROFESSIONAL power amps rated at over 2000 watts each and four speakers that can easily carry the power.

    Like I said, the concept is good, but man, some professional know-how is required!!!! These guys should hire some real technicians to design the thing, then maybe it will run.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing this thing because I’m a dj… just based on the specs. I actually like the idea, but it needs work.

    As it is right now, the specs show that this thing will barley sound good at a house party and will do NOTHING for anything larger.