- After having its opening night canceled by Jonas, Flash Factory will finally get to christen its dancefloor this weekend: Tiga takes over the decks tonight, with DJ QU headlining tomorrow.
- Happy Third Anniversary to Output! The venue has scheduled a stacked lineup of heavyweight DJs to mark the occasion, including Maceo Plex, Anthony Parasole, Seth Troxler, Danny Krivit, and many more (details below).
- SUSTAIN/RELEASE announced this week that it will return for its third year September 16-18, 2016. Watch this space for lineup announcements.
- Check out our Top 20 for January 2016, which includes rad new tracks from Rodion, Bird of Paradise, Offset, Jex Opolis, Alex From Tokyo, and tons more.
- Our resident Facets will guest at Synthicide’s monthly at Bossa next Thursday, along with Bogota’s Cute Heels and resident Andi — no cover all night!
Check out what we’ve been listening to this month:
1. Populette – Another One (Golf Channel)
2. Heretic – For Whom the Bell Tolls (Rock to the Beat)
3. Jex Opolis – Studio E (Running Back)
4. Offset – Moist (Morgan Hammer Remix) (Factor City)
5. Rodion – Allee Der KosmoNauten (Heretic Remix) (Nein)
6. Alex From Tokyo & Bing Ji Ling feat. McKinky G – Don’t Move (Golf Channel)
7. Vitor Munhoz & Felipe Santini – Devas (Original Mix)(Rock to the Beat)
8. The Wall – Fire (M.W. Cut) (Prego)
9. Bird of Paradise – Pom Fritz Choke (Man Power Remix) (Have a Killer Time)
10. Club Bizarre – Empoté (Jokers of the Scene Remix) (Leonizer Records)
11. Fairmount – Close Your Mind (My Favorite Robot)
12. Inigo Vontier & Mijo – Casper Whisp! (Turbo)
13. Chupacabras – Electronic Breakdown (Tutamen)
14. Vito & Druzzi – Don’t Go Hugh (Rework)
15. Max McFerren – Is Sinful (Sisterjam)
16. Foil – Distant Acid (Kraftjerkz)
17. Jean Carn – My Love Don’t Come Easy (Private Panther Phreek)
18. TAPAN – KMD (WT Records)
19. Professor Genius – In Orange Days
20. Jega – Saint Bees (Skam)
- After bringing some heat to The Panther Room dancefloor last night (opening for Rone), our resident Facets has a few more gigs on the horizon: Mark your calendar for City Lights with DJ Francis (Aloha Friday) at Black Flamingo next Wednesday (1/27) and Synthicide with Cute Heels and Andi at Bossa Nova Civic Club on Thursday, 2/4.
- The NYC dance music community is reeling from the loss of one of its own this week: DJ Chico Abreu was reportedly involved in a fatal car accident in Mexico. Consider making a donation to help his loved ones bring him back to the U.S. and cover the unexpected expenses of putting him to rest. R.I.P.
- OK, the expression isn’t really “when one venue closes, a bunch more open,” but that’s kind of how things feel in NYC at the moment. In addition to the reopening tonight of Market Hotel, House of Yes is also back in action, AND the mysterious Manhattan-based Flash Factory hopes to create a reason for dance music lovers to come back to the City (more details here).
- Allegations of fraud and mismanagement came out against Verboten this week.
- Blizzards are great times to plan spring and summer trips. We suggest you think about heading to Movement, which just announced its first-round of performers, and Moogfest, which heads to a new location (Durham, NC) and boasts an excellent and diverse lineup of electronic talent.
- In case you missed it, Golf Channel recently released a compilation inspired by the legendary music mecca (and delicious Italian restaurant) Mangiami, featuring music from artists like Alex From Tokyo, Populette, and Thugfucker who frequented the decks there. This week, Thump took a look at what made Mangiami such a beloved spot. (Missing the food, too? Don’t worry, owner Gianfranco Costa can please your palate at Pepe Rosso these days.)
- Which leads us to our suggestion for how to satisfy those Mangiami-vibe longings: Cool Runnings is a new Monday night party at Williamsburg restaurant Salt + Charcoal; hosted by DJ Francis, the music starts in the basement at 5:30 p.m. and continues into the wee hours. The first two months have featured some of NYC’s finest as special guests: Tim Sweeney, Sal P, Alex From Tokyo, and more; come by next Monday for Tuff Cone’s Farley!
- Help keep Donald Trump even further from the U.S. presidency and come out to Good Room next Thursday (1/28) to Berning Down the House, a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders. The lineup is absolutely stacked with the best local DJ talent, including the likes of Sinkane, Nancy Whang, James Friedman, Rissa Garcia, Todd Sines, Connie, Zachery Allan Starkey, and tons more.
- Check our Twitter account later this weekend: We’ll be starting up a new giveaway for tickets to Good Room next Friday (1/29) for this killer FXHE-heavy lineup: Omar S, Generation Next, John FM, Analog Soul, and Turtle Bugg!
- We lost a lot of legends over the last week or two, but the loss of David Bowie seems to be hitting people the hardest (though we miss you too, Lemmy and Alan — R.I.P.). Among the ways New Yorkers paid their respects was a massive tribute at Good Room on Tuesday (including a brand-new mural outside of the venue, which is hopefully sticking around).
- On a much happier note, Market Hotel has announced its long-awaited reopening in Bushwick. The venue’s events calendar includes a Bunker night on January 30 and Sustain/Release’s “Camper’s Reunion” on April 2.
- Coachella producers Goldenvoice have revealed their plans for an East Coast version of that festival. Panorama is set for July 22-24 in Randalls Island Park; LCD Soundsystem is scheduled to headline.
- Finally, in case you STILL missed it, we invite you to reflect on The Year That Was 2015: Check out our NYC dancefloor superlatives, as well as our favorite tracks and favorite albums of the year.
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