Our top recommendations for dancing in NYC this weekend are listed below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the dancefloor…
In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re skipping the news this week and getting a jump on getting you your best bets for dancing off the overindulgence that you’ll likely be participating in tomorrow. (We’re also giving you a few bonus days in case you’re itching to get a headstart on the weekend.) It’s hard to be super thankful right now, but we do have a lot of gratitude for NYC’s amazing and diverse music community!
Check out our top recommendations for dancing below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. See you under the discoball…
We already know what you’re thinking: We can’t wait for 2016 to end, too. While we don’t want to get too far off topic, the music community as a whole has been deeply affected by the events of the last couple of weeks. Although the general mood is somber, it’s inspiring to see so many people mobilizing and uniting to stand up for human rights. While the future remains uncertain, the global dance community will continue to work together to defend and celebrate diversity — both on and off the dancefloor. We encourage you to look for ways to get involved (such as supporting the fundraising efforts already in full force by many local DJs, promoters, and venues), and, on a human-level, to seek out those who need your support and understanding. Change is coming, and we can turn it into a positive.
On that note, take note of a few socially responsible (yet guaranteed to be serious fun) events this weekend: Rinsed’s House of Resistance tonight — featuring Dinamo Azari, Mike Simonetti, Andi, Dan Wender, and Blacky II — will be donating 100% of its proceeds to the ACLU, as will I Love Vinyl’s fundraiser at the303 tomorrow; Parties4Peace’s annual Thanksgiving dinner at TBA Brooklyn Sunday will be collecting donations at the door to support educational programs through art and music.
Read on for this week’s news, then jump down for our top recommendations for where to spend your dancefloor time this weekend.
- R.I.P. Leonard Cohen and David Mancuso. Mancuso’s passing has hit New York particularly hard, especially The Loft family of which he was patriarch. For more on his legacy and massive contribution to dance culture, check out some tributes from THUMP, The Guardian, SPIN, and FACT, as well as a Red Bull Music Acadmy interview with Mancuso published this past June. More than ever, we all need to keep the spirit of The Loft intact, and “Love Saves the Day” is probably the most perfect mantra for these precarious times…
- Happy 12th to Fixed, one of our favorite parties in NYC! Promoter/residents JDH and Dave P will celebrate in typically spectacular fashion at Good Room tomorrow (Saturday) night by hosting an impressive bill that includes Daniel Avery, Katzele, and Love Injection’s Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch. Come by, dance, and enjoy the celebratory vibe!
- Over the Eight announced today that it will be closing its doors for the last time at the end of December.
- Watch this space for NYE announcements… including one from us!
- As you’ve probably heard by now, last weekend’s Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender, started off in pretty excellent fashion (save for the rush-hour traffic a lot of us hit). By Saturday night, the event came to an abrupt end when the unnecessarily aggressive (and blatantly intolerant) Split Rock Resort security and local police shut down the festival after arresting one female attendee. Learn more about the situation here, then read Boiler Room’s statement here. A dismal foreboding of the week that was to come. (But we still had some fun: Shoutouts to Piggy’s and Andre 3000.)
- Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival continues strong through this weekend. In addition to heavy-hitting lineups like those found at tomorrow’s UNTER x BEMF with Robert Hood and We Still Believe with The Black Madonna, Mike Servito, Honey Dijon, and Turtle Bugg at Analog, the festival announced a series of music- and nightlife-themed talks at Kinfolk 90 tomorrow. Sign up here.
- We heard today that brand-new Bushwick spot Jupiter Disco just may be quietly opening its doors tonight. More to come, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for this to become a new go-to (word on the street about the space and people behind it has sounded very promising)…
- ICYMI, have you listened to our top 40 tracks of September/October yet?
We’ve survived the Halloween party marathon… and now it’s time for a lot more craziness this weekend. Check out the following updates, then keep reading for our top dancefloor recommendations.
- The Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender, “a 2-day music gateway unlike anything that’s come before,” starts today in the Poconos’ Split Rock Resort. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for on-site reports and updates, and if you’re not coming along for the wild ride, be sure to tune in to check out the live broadcast.
- Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival kicks off today with a jam-packed weekend of first-class events. For the first time, the fest will span TWO weekends in venues all over the borough. Grab some tix here.
- Brand-new Schimanski opened Halloween night at 54 North 11th Street in Williamsburg (the former Verboten); festivities will continue this opening weekend with Edu Imberon, Eli + Fur, and Jon Charnis Friday and Let’s Play House with Tiger + Woods, Morgan Geist, and Jacques Renault on Saturday. (We checked it out and, though the actually look and sound of the club is very reminiscent of Verboten — save for a pretty awesome new discoball shark above the bar — the vibe from staff and clubgoers alike seemed more relaxed, friendly, and upbeat.( Welcome to the neighborhood! (And no, we also aren’t sure about the “official” pronunciation, but will keep you posted if we find out…)
- ICYMI, our top 40 tracks of September/October include some outstanding new stuff from the likes of Red Axes, Joakim, Timothy J Fairplay, Andrew Weatherall, Simian Mobile Disco, Midnight Magic, Tronik Youth, and Man Power, to name a few. Do yourself a favor and have a listen.
- Last but not least, DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY! Yes, some of the times for the Saturday events on our calendar may be off by an hour or so (sorry, we’re at the mercy of our calendar plug-in’s quirks). Remember: This is the GOOD kind of time change when we get an extra hour of dancing!
Check out our top weekend recommendations for dancing below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. See you on the dancefloor (or, if you’re attending the RBxBR Weekender, maybe in the bowling alley)…
Just under the wire, we’re pleased to share our favorite listens from September and October. No tricks, all treats –> 1. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve — White Crow (Erol Alkan Rework) (Phantasy) 2. Pixelife – Chimeras in the Matrix (Antoni Maiovvi Remix) (Samo Records) 3. Phillipi & Rodrigo – New Beach (DEEWEE) […]
Saying there’s a lot going on this week is a huge understatement, so we figured we’d get ahead of things by sending out our top Halloween party recommendations early — AND by including events happening Thursday through Monday. Before we get into the details, take a quick gander at this week’s news: The old Verboten […]
Although dancefloor news was light this week, we do have one reminder before jumping into the best places to dance this weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday) night, we’re helping to celebrate Pixelife’s Chimeras in the Matrix, the first release on Samo Records, the brand-new label just launched by our resident Facets. We’ll be going from 11 until […]
TGIF, dancers! Read on for the latest news, followed by our top picks for where to find the best dance music in NYC this weekend. TBA Brooklyn is hosting a party Monday (10/17) to raise awareness and funds for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. DJs include Cry Baby, Andrew Vogt, Orazio Rispo, and […]
Get the latest NYC dancefloor news, then get yourself to the highly recommended events that follow. Happy birthday to Discwoman (celebrating its 2nd at 808 on Saturday) and 718 Sessions (celebrating its 14th at Space Ibiza NY Sunday)! ReSolute brings a rare visit from the legendary Andrew Weatherall to Brooklyn tomorrow night (rescheduled from earlier […]