-VIP area, Music Lounge-
Soon after getting up from the bar, Diana followed a stream of other guests and soon arrived in a music lounge that was about the size of an average movie theater viewing area that was decorated in the same aquatic theme that dominated the VIP area. There was a dance floor in the middle and seating located along the edges of the lounge for people who either could not dance or just did not feel like it. Diana was squarely in the former category, so she would be sitting during the debut party and leaving the dancing to those who could... or thought that they could dance.
Dominating the front of the lounge was a large platform with speakers, a turntable, and other sound equipment set up for a performance. Behind it on the wall was a screen with the image of a kraken clutching a large wooden sailing vessel in its tentacles and threatening to break it apart. Diana could not help but to be amused at the choice of imagery. Aside from fitting with his name, DJ Kraken also must have been sending the message to listeners, record label executives, and critics that he was going to break up the status quo with his music. It remained to be seen whether the new addition to Undersea Life could live up to such bold imagery, but if he had the musical talent of DJ Krill and DJ Beluga, then there was a good chance he could deliver on the promise.
Or Diana could be reading too much into it and DJ Kraken was just going for a memorable debut party.
At any rate, she took a seat on the right edge of the dance floor and left the floor to the other young people who composed the majority of the debut party attendees. After allowing a few minutes for stragglers to finally arrive, the lights dimmed to an aqua blue and the man himself walked onto the platform. He was a black-haired youth who wore a blue t-shirt with the words Undersea Life printed in black along with blue jeans and white tennis shoes. DJ Kraken was a slender fellow, much like DJ Krill and DJ Beluga. Maybe they were so slender because they were so devoted to making perfect music that they often forgot to eat... she did not know and did not have any special insight into their personal lives, so speculation was all that Diana had to go on.
"I'd like to thank everyone here for coming out to my debut party! It's been a long way from Magnolia Town to here, but I've finally made it and it wouldn't have happened without the people at Undersea Life giving me a chance!" DJ Kraken thanked the record label for giving him a chance to make music for a living. The attendees cheered and Diana gave polite applause alongside some middle-aged men in suits that looked to be important people, perhaps even record label executives. DJ Kraken then manned the turntable and put on a track he called Undersea Bass.
True to its name, the track was bass-heavy with thumping base that laid the foundation for the track and hi-hat cymbals that sounded at four-second intervals along with an occasional electronic screech like undersea life sounding a call. People flooded the dance floor to dance to it, but Diana was not among them. She preferred to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere and not think about about her double life, if only for a night. Tonight was the night to witness the rise of a new musical talent and listen to what he had to offer to the world.
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