London club Chinawhite co-founders Fred Moss and Marc Merran joined forces with Samy Sass (Sass Café, Monaco) to launch a new London club, MO*VIDA. Built on the site of the former Break for the Border Tex-Mex restaurant in the vaults of the famous London Palladium Theatre, this 2 million–£ conversion of the 400-capacity venue will add to the city’s nightlife.
For sound reinforcement, Moss has again returned to ATC’s studio reference loudspeakers, which he had earlier specified for his other venues, Chinawhite and Aura. These have been worked into the raw brick arches of an interior scheme conceived by French designer Samy Chams. As well as restoring the basement venue’s original features, Chams has created an atmosphere that re-creates the “South of France.”
Seventeen ATC PA65 active three-way enclosures were installed by Nick Whittaker (Whittaker Electronics, Staffordshire, UK), flown in the main room with 20 single 15-inch active subs built into the furniture. In the VIP/Champagne room at the club’s back, an additional three PA65s are complemented by a pair of active single 12-inch custom horn-loaded subs, which are concealed under these cubicles.