Europeans have always owned the decadent party scene, way back to the French court of Marie Antoinette, where the queen herself regularly roofied Ben Franklin and goosed his inanimate form. Bringing you at least the musical component of overseas shindiggery, Awdio.
From a Parisian consortium of designers and music freaks, Awdio's the first-ever network of 100% real-time music sets, streamed 24/7 from 100+ cherry-picked, mostly Euro clubs, confirming your nagging suspicion that while you're working/lying lonely on your futon, everyone else is having the best time ever. Thanks to their proprietary AwdioBox technology, you can get live sets from name-brand clubs like the Hotel Costes in Paris and Leeds' BacktoBasics, to underground DJ-hangs like London's Bar Vinyl, as well as a healthy sprinkling of "in" spots from non-Euro party capitals like Melbourne, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, and Istanbul, which ain't no jive Turkey. Each club gets its own channel, with music styles broken down into lounge, break beat, and house, as well as pop, rock, and live instrumental sets; meanwhile, upcoming big-name acts and parties're given a countdown timer on the front page, so you know exactly when to stop what you're doing and stock up on glow sticks and friends who'll rub your head.
Cause the US deserves some props, Awdio also streams tunes from the Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC, and NYC's APT, and a trio of Crobars -- the very implement needed to pry Marie's delicate hands off Benny Franklin's bread-loafish tush.