Blue lights were flashing, people were dancing, and beats were pounding as students lined the sidewalk in front of Axis Nightclub, 419 S. Walnut St.\nThursday proved to be a breakthrough for local nightlife as DJ Skribble brought a taste of the Manhattan club scene to Bloomington. Complete with VIP passes, pre-paid tickets, bouncers and velvet ropes, Axis was prepared to bring IU students the best it could offer.\nInside, techno and hardcore beats hammered the floors and walls of the dance club as the man in the red hat known as DJ Skribble mixed on stage. Concentrating with his head down for most of the time, this renowned mixer continued to present his notorious style of spinning to the packed and sweating crowd until 3 a.m. For anyone into techno and Hip Hop house beats, DJ Skribble's track selection was pure bliss.\nStudents crowded outside the doors of Axis in one of the first frigid fall nights for up to 40 minutes before entrance into the hyped show. But once inside dancing remained strong all night on the floor as well as on stage, and even those not accustomed to DJ Skribble's approach to mixing lounged in the background -- appreciative of the spinner's skills.\nPopularity of techno music and authentic house beats common to most big city clubs continues to grow, and a new generation of early-twenties clubgoers continues to thrive on hard beats provided by artists and DJs such as Skribble. \nRecent record releases of all music genres reflect this simulation in musical spins and mixes. \nIt's an age of returning to the heart and foundation of music -- beats, mixes, remixes and compilations of various artists who just want to give the dancers, partiers and rockers a break from a subdued reality for a few hours. Axis enjoyed a respectable turnout, and DJ Skribble deserves the positive feedback from students growing weary of the routine bar-hopping they've adapted to each weekend.