We’re still a week away from July 4th, yet the summer festivities are already in full swing. Below, we list out our top weekend dancefloor recommendations from the plethora of events on our bursting calendar (be sure to check that too for the full range of great options). Before we get into all that, we present you with the following news:
- We’re incredibly excited to be part of this stellar night on 7/18: Fixed presents Blondes and Teengirl Fantasy (both live) with residents JDH and Dave P at Good Room, plus Nein Records’ Heretic and Tronik Youth joined by our resident Facets in the Bad Room. Mark your calendar and jump on the early $10 tix now! (We’ve also got some other awesome things in the works, like a night in The Safari Room at El Cortez on July 30 with Dan Selzer and Facets… more to come!)
- Today marked a big victory for same-sex marriage… just in time for NYC’s Pride celebrations! We’ve got a bunch of ways to get festive below, including The Bunker x Wrecked’s massive throwdown at Output tomorrow (the stellar lineup includes The Black Madonna, Honey Soundsystem, Mike Servito, Leisure Muffin, Carlos Souffront, and lots more), Paradisco x Été d’Amour with Derrick Carter and Occupy the Disco at Le Bain on Sunday, and Paradise with Ryan Smith, Michael Magnan, JD Samson, and more at Bushwig Sunday. Happy Pride, everyone!
- NYC’s dancefloor landscape is expanding at lighting speed… In addition to all the other new venues we’ve been mentioning to you, we’ve got two more to add to the mix: The Brooklyn Mirage (from the Cityfox folks) is a brand-new, indoor/outdoor spot in East Williamsburg (location specifics by RSVP only!) that will open its doors on 7/4 for the big Cityfox Independence Day party. (Other announced events include an event on 7/25 headlined by Dixon and Ame, plus this year’s Full Moon Fest.) The place is described as “an oasis of sound and comfort the likes of which NYC has never seen” that includes “expansive KV2 Audio,” “platforms and levels for viewing Brooklyn and the city,” and lots more details that sound pretty damn compelling. A new weekly from Nicky Digital is coming to South Side Williamsburg starting tomorrow: WAVES will feature three “waves” of music every Saturday from Dither Down’s Chicus and Wagner (1pm-5pm), Lucas Walter and Omri S. Quire (5pm-10pm), and Blu Jemz (10pm-4am) at another new indoor/outdoor establishment, Freehold. RSVP for free entry here.
- MoMA PS1 kicks off its 2015 Warm Up season tomorrow with a heavy-hitting lineup that includes Pachanga Boys and The Black Madonna. The summer at PS1 promises lots more Saturday afternoon programming excellence; check out their full list of events here (we’ll have these all up on the calendar soon!).
- ICYMI, our Top 20 tracks for June include some killer releases from NYC artists (including Kim Ann Foxman, Jacques Renault, Cry Baby, Sunrise HWY, Chupacabras, and Eli Escobar), NYC remixers (like a/jus/ted and Eric Duncan), and NYC labels (Have a Killer Time and Beats in Space, to name a few), as well as lots of other favorites from abroad. Give them a listen and do your ears a favor!
- Follow us on Twitter for a chance to win free tickets every week. Coming up, we’ll have pairs to give away for next week’s INPUT Thursday at Output with Larry Tee, Chloe, and Lauren Flax, plus day parties at The Roof at Output (Dark Disco on Friday and Dubtribe Soundsystem/Garth/Paul Raffaele on Saturday). If you act fast, you can still get in on the action for Museum of Love’s “The Remixes” release party with Cooper Saver, Daniel T., Andi, Juju Christian, and Zachery Allan Starkey at Good Room and the aforementioned Bunker x Wrecked party at Output (both tomorrow — Saturday — night)!
Check out what we’re listening to this month:
1. Kim Ann Foxman – Creature (a/jus/ted remix) (Firehouse)
2. Daniele Baldelli & DJ Rocca – Pink Ghost (Man Power’s One More Week Remix) (Nein)
3. Lokier – Gate Masters (Have a Killer Time)
4. Tornado Wallace – Ferntree Gully (Beats in Space)
5. Gemini Brothers – Bazar Dilem (Nein)
Summer officially starts this weekend: Make the most of it before you blink and find yourself at a Labor Day BBQ… Before we get into our top NYC dancefloor picks for this weekend, check out the latest news:
- We’ll be back at The Graham tomorrow (Saturday) and are super excited to have Tunnel Signs (Clouded Vision/Have A Killer Time/Days Of Being Wild) joining our resident Facets on the decks. Also important: There’s no cover all night, drinks will be flowing and easy on your wallet, the patio will be open if the weather holds up, and you’ll be completely surrounded by super nice vibes. Come join us on the dancefloor!
- Notice our calendar looking a little crowded these days? Could be a result of the influx of new venues that have suddenly thrown their doors open. We recently told you about the ultra-promising Black Flamingo and El Cortez’s Safari Room (both now open and quite active). Now, meet Nowadays, a new outdoor food/drink spot in Ridgewood brought to you by the Mister Saturday Night/Sunday guys, Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter. (Mister Sunday will apparently remain at Industry City for the rest of this summer.) Bed-Stuy’s C’mon Everybody has begun booking the likes of Eli Escobar and Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area). We’re also hearing about a day-into-night, indoor-outdoor Saturday jam coming to South Side Williamsburg very soon (details posted here as soon as they’re confirmed). Space Ibiza New York has joined in the outdoor party action with the opening of its Dek rooftop. Slightly further afield but definitely worth the extra time: Rong Music‘s new Coney Art Walls Summer Sundays is guaranteed to be one of this season’s hotspots. Graffiti art installations and food by Smorgasburg will accompany world-class DJ lineups each week, including the likes of MK, Kevin Saunderson, Danny Krivit, Maurice Fulton, Tim Sweeney, Kim Ann Foxman, Gavin Russom, and lots more. The inaugural party kicks off this Sunday with Tony Humphries, DJ Spun, Free Magic, Faso, and a special surprise guest…
- Speaking of art/music parties… WORA (from the highly creative minds of A.POP and The Java Project) will be bringing a fresh take on the Brooklyn day party, with a brand-new outdoor space playing host to special art installations, performances, jam sessions, food/drink options, and, of course, music for dancing. Tomorrow (Saturday)’s guest DJs include a/jus/ted (Justin Strauss & Teddy Stuart), Soul 2 Seoul, and Love Injection’s Paul Raffaele b2b Barbie Bertisch.
- Chic’s Nile Rodgers just launched his own summer music festival: FOLD Festival (August 4-5, 2015 — take note that these are weekdays) will be held in the Hamptons’ Martha Clara Vineyards; the lineup features some pretty heavy-hitting artists, including Chaka Khan, Duran Duran, The Martinez Brothers, and, of course, Chic and Rodgers themselves. Everybody dance…
- If you like free stuff (and we already know you’re reading this because you like dance music), make sure to follow us on Twitter, where we give tickets away every week! (Next up is a pair of tix to Brodinski’s all-night-long set at Output on the 24th.)
This incredibly long week is finally coming to an end… and you’ve got bunches of options for dancing all memory of it away this weekend. Before we get into our top picks for NYC dancefloors this weekend, we’ve got a few bits of news for you:
- We’re excited to get back to The Graham next Saturday (6/20) for what’s guaranteed to be a blazing hot night on the dancefloor courtesy of our resident Facets and the awesome Tunnel Signs (of Clouded Vision/Have A Killer Time/Days Of Being Wild renown). As always, expect cheap drinks, no cover, and stellar vibes all night long!
- For those of you missing that Submercer vibe, as well as others of you who never went to Submercer but just dig escaping the summer humidity to dance and drink in a cool underground space… you’re gonna love Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Place, Williamsburg). Last weekend’s opening night, which also served as the debut of Razor ‘N’ Tape’s new monthly, was a hit, with happy faces and dancing bodies throughout the sleek, intimate space. (The upstairs restaurant/bar also stays open during parties, so you’ve got an alternate, quieter location if you need a little more breathing room or are trying to have an important conversation.) So far, the venue doesn’t plan to charge a cover, and the lineups are highly promising: Tonight’s party brings Let’s Play House with Jacques Renault and Justin Miller to the decks.
- And yes, we known we’re late on our Movement post-fest review/photo gallery, but work, illness, and some site development hiccups were obstacles this week. Thanks for your patience — will be up soon!
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