The forecast for this Independence Day weekend is simply stunning — and perfect for dancing outdoors. If you’re staying in the city this weekend, you’ve got options galore for where to celebrate America’s birthday. Although we’ve tried to pick out some highlights from the plethora of scheduled events below (as usual, our top recommendations are marked by **), you may also want to check out the full range of happenings on our calendar. See you on a bunch of these dancefloors…
Thursday, July 2
Friday, July 3
Saturday, July 4
Sunday, July 6
More at the full calendar here.
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 07/02/2015  News Comments Off on Your 4th of July Weekend Starts Here (July 2-5, 2015)

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:

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 06/26/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (June 26-28, 2015)

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)

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 06/23/2015  Lists, News Comments Off on Top 20: June 2015

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.)

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 06/19/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (June 19-21, 2015)

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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 06/12/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (June 12-14, 2015)

While it’s still officially a couple of weeks away, summer is definitely (in spirit, at least) in full effect here in NYC. The weather may have veered off course a few times this week, but we’re definitely heading in the right direction. Sleep is at a premium, music lovers: Your days and nights are now […]

 06/05/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (June 5-7, 2015)

So Detroit was amazing… and also utterly exhausting. We promise we’ll have our full Movement ’15 coverage up shortly, but in the meantime, we’re keeping things short and sweet this week. (Hope we’ll see you at the Bushwick A/V Rooftop Afters tonight/tomorrow morning to help celebrate our resident Facets’ birthday! He’ll be on from 6 […]

 05/29/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (May 29-31, 2015)

We made it! Memorial Day weekend is FINALLY here, and you’ve got your pick of ways to celebrate. As we mentioned last week, we’ll be in Detroit for Movement, but close-to-home options are abundant this weekend, whether you choose the festival route (like Mysteryland) or staying in the City. Before we get into this weekend’s […]

 05/21/2015  News Comments Off on Your Memorial Day Weekend Starts Here (May 22-24, 2015)
Your Movement Detroit Weekend Starts Here (May 22-25, 2015)

Memorial Day weekend in Detroit has long been a tradition for many techno fans, a good deal of New Yorkers included. Travel plans didn’t really work out for us the past few years, but we’re heading to Movement 2015 and super excited to finally see what all the rave reviews are about! Although the actual Paxahau-Events-run […]

 05/20/2015  Features, News Comments Off on Your Movement Detroit Weekend Starts Here (May 22-25, 2015)

Have a listen to the music we’ve got on repeat this month: 1. Jungle – Julia (Soulwax Remix) (XL)   2. Bicep – Just (AUS)   3. Two Mamarrachos – Mucho Malo (Lokier Remix) (Nein)   4. Todd Rundgren, Hans-Peter Lindstrom & Emil Nikolaisen – Runddans (Erol Alkan Rework) (Smalltown Supersound)   5. Waze & […]

 05/19/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on Top 20: May 2015