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!
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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…

Friday, October 31

 

Saturday, November 1

 

Sunday, November 2

 

More found at the full calendar here.
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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: This Is My Life

We figure the director, Fafi, herself can describe it best: “Obsessed by our everyday vision surroundings, ‘This Is My Life’ hacks your laptop and takes control in a big bordello standing between Joakim’s real life and stunt fantasy.” Look for Joakim to “embody” various pop culture icons from the last 30 years or so, from Bruce Lee to General Hospital‘s Luke Spencer.  (Personal favorite: Joakim as Jean-Claude Van Damme in the dance scene from Kickboxer.)

Director: Fafi | Buy

Catch him next at Fixed’s 10-year anniversary party at Output on Friday, 11/21

 

Lemonade: Orchid Bloom

Alternating between blurry-zooming city scenes and hazy, sun-drenched beach clips, “Orchid Bloom” looks like the NYC summer most of us had (or, per beach part, maybe wished we had). Brimming with neon surreality, the noirish video perfectly counterbalances Lemonade’s shimmery dance track.

Director: Lil Internet | Buy

You missed their last gig with Yelle on 10/10, but we feel pretty sure you’ll be able catch them back in their NYC stomping grounds (if not live then DJing) soon.

 

Kasper Bjorke: Marbled Blood

More an optical illusion than a video production, Bjorke’s latest clip offers a hypnotic audiovisual trip you won’t be able to pull away from.

Director: N/A | Buy

Catch him next in The Panther Room alongside Gerd Janson and Justin Miller on Friday, 10/31.

 

Eli Escobar: NY SO HI

Not only is “NY SO HI” Eli Escobar’s first video, it’s also the first release from the new Night People NYC label he launched with Lloydski and Blu Jemz (Escobar’s fellow DJs/partners of the long-running party the label’s named after). Shot at the last Tiki Disco party (Escobar’s other party with Lloydski and Andy Pry) of the season, the video offers a fast-forward through just another crazy day in the legendary life of Tiki (yes, you will likely see some familiar faces).

Director: Blu Jemz | Free Download

Catch him next at Dark Disco’s Tiki Disco Halloween party on Friday, 10/31.

 

Tiga: Bugatti

“Wild and weird,” ”heavily inspired by ’80s winter sports,” and “like a Wes Anderson movie on techno and acid” — yes, these things are all true of Tiga’s latest video. We say it is like nothing you’ve seen before and pretty goddamn awesome. Calling it now: Video of the year.

Director: Helmi | Buy

You just missed him at Verboten on 10/17, but watch this space for his next return to NYC.

 

 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…

 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 next week… Continue reading »

 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 the Turntable Massive Crew, along with our resident Facets. As always, there’s NO cover all night and drinks will be inexpensive and plentiful! In other news, our top dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (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… Continue reading »

 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
 

TGIF… Our top dancefloor picks for this weekend are outlined below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **). Check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the dancefloor…

 09/26/2014  News Comments Off
 

You’re probably eager to get a jump on your weekend festivities, so we’re going to jump right into our top dancefloor recommendations (as always, the most essential events are marked by **). Check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you under the glitterball…

 09/19/2014  News Comments Off
 

To be perfectly honest, we’re a little dizzy with the billions of things going on this week. Here are a few standout tidbits of info we wanted to share: Yes, there’s another new mega club opening up this weekend (and it’s in Midtown, not Williamsburg)… Space Ibiza NY opens its doors to the public tonight. [...]

 09/12/2014  News Comments Off
 

It’s been a long, hard first week of September, so you are well-deserving of some dancefloor downtime: Get our recommendations for the best parties to hit over the next few days (as always, the most essential events are marked by **), and check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on [...]

 09/05/2014  News Comments Off