This week got the better of us, so we’re gonna keep this one short and save all the news for next time. Below are our top picks for where to dance in NYC over the next three days (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, February 5
 
Saturday, February 6
 
Sunday, February 7
 
More at the full calendar here.
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 02/05/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (February 5-7, 2016)
 
Well, Winter Storm (a.k.a. “Blizzard”) Jonas certainly put a damper on last weekend for everyone. We hope you worked through that cabin fever and are nice and rested, ready to make up for lost time on the floor over the next few days. Read on for a few quick news items before we get into our recommendations for where to spend your nights.
Below are our top picks for where to dance in NYC over the next three days (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, January 29
 
Saturday, January 30
 
Sunday, January 31
 
More at the full calendar here.
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 01/29/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 29-31, 2016)
 

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)

 01/29/2016  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 25: January 2016
 
Well, it’s back: Winter’s favorite four-letter word is here to potentially spoil your dancefloor plans, but you should at least be safe to get your groove on wherever you’d like tonight. (Afters might be a different story; Bushwick A/V just canceled its Saturday party due to the impending blizzard.)
  • 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!
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 01/22/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 22-24, 2016)
 
What a week, eh? It may have been a rough one, but now’s your chance to escape from it all on a local dancefloor — and this weekend is absolutely slammed with excellent options (and if you’re one of the lucky ones who gets MLK Day off, you’re in for a treat this Sunday). Read on for a few quick news bytes, followed by a plethora of places to get your groove on over the next few days.
Below are our top picks for where to dance in NYC over the next three days (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…

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 01/15/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 15-17, 2016)
 

Happy 2016! After a slight hiatus from posting our normal weekend highlights (we did keep the calendar up to date for your dancing needs, of course), we’re back and ready to embrace the new year. While things are understandably a bit mellow in the chilly, post-holiday period, rest assured that you can still find refuge […]

 01/08/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 8-10, 2016)
 

2015, we’re glad you’re over. Still, music always saves, and most of the best things that happened this year took place on a dancefloor. Read on for a look back at the last 12 months (and check out our top 10 albums and top 50 tracks of 2015 for more nostalgia, as well as some […]

 12/31/2015  News Comments Off on 2015: The Year in Dancefloors
 
glitterballnyc.com NYE 2016: The Horrorist, Alex from Queens, Andi & Facets

As we careen toward 2016, you’ve got mere hours to figure out your NYE plan, if you haven’t already done so. We’ll be returning to The Graham for the third year running with a lineup stacked with NYC’s most talented names in techno, EBM, acid, and new wave. Grab your advance $25 tix now and read […]

 12/30/2015  Features, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com NYE 2016: The Horrorist, Alex from Queens, Andi & Facets
 

Narrowing down all of this year’s releases into our favorite 50 tracks was a herculean task, but we *think* we’ve managed to produce a pretty accurate list. (Of course, while these all got a lot of play from us this year, there were literally hundreds more worthy tracks in 2015 that we wish we could […]

 12/30/2015  Features, News Comments Off on 2015: Our 50 Favorite Tracks
 

Although we’ve been focusing on sharing our favorite dance tracks each month, we wanted to take a moment to shine the spotlight on some full-length releases in 2015 that deserve some special attention. 1. Tronik Youth: Youth Is Wasted On The Young (Nein Records) 2. Jacques Renault: Zentrum (Let’s Play House) 3. Jori Hulkkonen: Oh But […]

 12/30/2015  News Comments Off on 2015: Our 10 Favorite Albums