Ensconced in the former basement area of London's legendary Cafe Royal in the West End now lurks one of the most chic of glitterati chill-out establishments - Elysium. Designed as '..an extravagant hommage to famed OTT film director Cecil B De Mille', the carefully themed venue's many textured hangings, canopies, lanterns and drapes, frame long sofas, mosaic'ed alcoves and hand carved furnishings. Elysium simply oozes Arabian Nights from every gold brocaid stitch and shimmering tassle.
For Elysium, Podd Sound's Matthew Podd put his specialist knowledge to the test once again, having been responsible for sound and lighting installation in London's hugely popular Bar Elvissa. For Elysium's all-important DJ station, Podd Sound made sure to include the HK Audio L.U.C.A.S. 1000 system in the role of the club's DJ monitoring. "The L.U.C.A.S. is compact and unobtrusive," reports Matthew Podd on the reasoning behind his monitoring choice, adding, "but its powerful, high quality and detailed sound means that it's perfectly placed in this kind of context."