Things we’re thankful for: So many excellent places to dance in NYC, pretty much any night of the week; also, so much homegrown talent playing those venues. Pre-Thanksgiving weekend is going to be a full-on rager, so prepare yourself accordingly. Before we get into our weekend recommendations, here are a few things we’d like to point your attention to:

Our top dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. See you on the dancefloor…

Friday, November 21


Saturday, November 22


Sunday, November 23


More found at the full calendar here.
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 11/21/2014  News Comments Off

Although we still feel like we’re recovering from last weekend’s stellar BEMF, it will be impossible to stay home and miss out on all the superb events scheduled for the next few days in NYC. Before we get into our top picks for the weekend, a few items of note:

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 11/14/2014  News Comments Off

Just when you’ve recovered from all the Halloween festivities… BEMF is back! What this means is that the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is taking your usual weekend options and quadrupling them. We hope you’ve gotten some sleep this week, because you’re certainly getting none for the next few days.

We’ve got a little cheatsheet for this year’s BEMF right here, and a few other news tidbits before we get down to our top weekend dancefloor picks: Continue reading »

 11/06/2014  News Comments Off

BEMF is back! Our favorite NYC multi-day music event, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is returning today for its seventh year with a super-sized schedule (Nov. 6-8) and an equally massive lineup.

With Williamsburg venues (all within walking distances of each other) that include Output, Cameo, Verboten, Kinfolk, Glasslands, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Villain, and Baby’s All Right, the fest’s expanded lineup spans all sorts of electronic music subgenres with artists like Todd Edwards, DJ Shadow, Little Boots, Move D, Prefuse 73, Aeroplane, Omar S, Martyn, Fur Coat, and so many more stellar DJs and musicians from around the world — and, of course, from right here in Brooklyn.

This year, BEMF has a super cool app that lets you create your own schedule — download it from here to your mobile device. In case you need a little help sorting through the myriad choices, we’ve included a suggested (but by no means all inclusive) itinerary here: Continue reading »

 11/06/2014  Features, News Comments Off

Hot damn are the next couple of weeks packed with parties! Before we get into all that, we’ve got some news for you:

  • Daylight Saving Time is back, which means you’ve got an extra hour of party time this Saturday night! A slight technological glitch means some of the event start/end times on our calendar may be slightly off, so we advise clicking through the links on our event pages to confirm actual times.
  • It’s been a huge week for new videos, so we collected our favorites for you. Check out new visual goodies from Lemonade, Joakim, Eli Escobar, Kasper Bjorke, and Tiga.
  • Good Room‘s preview last Saturday night (which featured sets from Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang, and Nomi Ruiz) pointed to a very rosy future for the venue. The new club features LOTS of room for dancing (one big room, one more intimate one), awesome lights and sound, reasonable drink prices, none of the b.s. “big club” rules you’ve grown weary of (no reentry, mandatory coat check, no photos, etc.), and excellent vibes by a cool crowd that cares about the music. High hopes for this one — check it out soon!
  • Someone’s got a birthday coming up, and that someone is celebrating by throwing a disco brunch party at Jify’s on Sunday, 11/9. We’re stoked to have Chupacabras, [Ctrl] (Soul 2 Seoul), and our resident Facets holding down the music. Come raise a glass with us!
  • Sankeys NYC is reopening on Halloween at its new Brooklyn location, 177 Second Avenue (a.k.a. the old SRB).
  • BEMF is coming so soon! Hands down our favorite NYC festival, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is only a week away and features stellar artists from both afar and right here at home. And… we’ve got a pair of passes to give away on Twitter! Follow us for a chance to win!
  • Speaking of contests, did you know we run several a week on Twitter? You’ve still got a chance to win two VIP tickets to see Victor Calderone and Alexi Delano at Space Ibiza NY this Saturday, so hurry and enter!
  • Our newsletter is launching (finally)! Sign up now to stay updated on events, giveaways, features, and more!

In other news, our spookiest dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **). Remember, we’ve always got lots more good stuff on our calendar, so never hurts to check out the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the other side…

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 10/29/2014  News Comments Off

With no less than five examples of excellence in video released in the past week, we felt compelled to share them with you. Even better, most all of the artists below call New York home (which means we are a bit spoiled when it comes to chances to hear them play live or DJ). Joakim: [...]

 10/29/2014  Features, News Comments Off

There’s a ton going on, especially with CMJ, Halloween, and BEMF hitting the next three weekends. Before we get into our recommendations for the next couple of days, we’d like to present a few news tidbits that may or may not have been on your radar… One of our fave spots, Glasslands, will be closing [...]

 10/24/2014  News Comments Off

Keeping it short and sweet this week, since we’re technically on vacation (but love you so much we can’t leave you hangin’!)… Our top recommendations for this weekend’s best dancefloors follow (as always, the most essential events are marked by **). Check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. See you out there [...]

 10/17/2014  News Comments Off

The weekend was made for dancing… Quick plug before we get down to things: While we clearly understand the plethora of great music options you have this Saturday (see below), we’d love to see you on the dancefloor at The Graham this Saturday. We’ll be holding things down with special guests Tommy Castro (Trap.Avoid) and [...]

 10/10/2014  News Comments Off

Get ready, NYC amigos: So much amazing dance music is coming your way over the next few months (yesss!!), but you’re going to wish you had a few clones laying around (you won’t physically make it to every great event — #sadface). In addition to the tons of weekly, monthly, and one-off events that will [...]

 10/03/2014  News Comments Off