Feels like just yesterday we were talking about all the amazing stuff to look forward to in NYC this summer… but all good things must come to an end, and we’re faced with the last weekend before Labor Day. Yes, it’s difficult to come to terms with, but you’ve still got a good month or so of (hopefully) beautiful weather left. With that in mind, we present you with a summer must-do checklist for all the dancing fun you should get on immediately (and if you’ve already been there and done that, redos of good times are never a mistake):

  1. Party on a rooftop: With built-in gorgeous views, dancing to lush tunes on The Roof at Output (Wednesday through Friday 5-10pm and 3-10pm Saturday and Sunday) and Le Bain (Friday and Sunday late afternoons/evenings) makes for a magical experience, particularly at sunset. (And for the night owls/early risers, Bushwick A/V Saturdays — 4am-2pm — offer you a chance to hear killer sets as the sun comes up.)
  2. Go for a cruise: Blkmarket Membership Goes Sailing with Matthew Dekay and Fahad on September 11 and again on September 26 with Michael Mayer and Blond:ish. Tiki Disco and Good Room will also team up for their second boat party of the summer on September 6.
  3. Dance al fresco on a patio: Just two seasons in, Thursday Air a Danser happy hours at Battery Harris have become a summer tradition, thanks to Steve ShakeWell and a rotating roster of outstanding balearic-loving DJs from both NYC and all over the world (plus, it’s held rain or shine and there’s never a cover). Mister Sunday holds court at Industry City from 3-9pm each Sunday (Twitch from Optimo will join for a special set on September 20), and while it’s guaranteed to be packed, Warm Up at MoMA PS1 also ensures an eclectic program of electronic music talent each Saturday afternoon. Just announced: Level will throw another summer BBQ on September 19, this time going all the way until the next morning — the lineup features Marcos Cabral, Terreke, Antenes, James Place, and more TBA.
  4. Get to the beach: For most Sundays this summer season, Nervous Records and Rong Music have been teaming up to bring heavy-hitting DJs to Coney Art Walls in Coney Island. Tropical Goth also heads to Rockaway on September 6 for a Labor Day techno rager at Rippers, featuring Alex From Queens, Entro Senestre, FBI Warning, and lots more.
  5. Attend an outdoor music festival: Sustain/Release‘s second year (September 11-13) looks like an amazing way to spend three days upstate, but if you’ve missed out on tickets, Verboten has a few more StageONE events coming up (including one on the 6th with Maceo Plex, DJ Tennis, and Rebolledo and another on the 19th with Carl Craig, Moodymann, Floorplan, and Audion). Cityfox will present another all-day/all-night music marathon with Adriatique, Frank & Tony, Alexi Delano, and many more at The Brooklyn Mirage on September 26. And while it’s veered far off into the “EDM Zone,” Electric Zoo has maintained a Sunday School stage with sets from the likes of Adam Beyer and The Martinez Brothers; The Chemical Brothers’ headline set on September 4 is also sure to be legendary.
A few other quick updates:

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.
 
Friday, August 28
 
Saturday, August 29
 
Sunday, August 30
 
More at the full calendar here.
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 08/28/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (August 28-30, 2015)
 

Check out what we’re listening to this month:

1. Tunnel Signs – Ballast (Lokier Remix) (Have a Killer Time)

 

2. Jimi After – The Letter (Crackboy Remix) (Throne of Blood)

 

3. Bicep & Hammer – Dahlia (Feel My Bicep)

 

4. William Earl – Chemical Love (Nein Records)

 

5. Italo Brutalo – Spydor (Tunnel Signs Remix) (Nein Records)

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 08/26/2015  Lists, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 20: August 2015
 
Thanks to everyone who came through our party at The Roof at Output last night — and thanks to the weather gods for holding the rain off until we finished! We also want to shout out the excellent DJs who held it down: [Ctrl], Tunnel Signs, X Coast, and our resident Facets — killer sets all around! Watch this space for more on our next party…
 
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.
 
Friday, August 21
 
Saturday, August 22
 
Sunday, August 23
 
More at the full calendar here.
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 08/21/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (August 21-23, 2015)
 

We’re heading out of NYC for a few days, but we’re also pretty jealous of all the amazing stuff we’ll be missing… Since we’d like to live vicariously through you, we figured we should offer our usual weekly assistance in pointing out the very best places to dance in our fine city this Friday-Sunday. Quick PSA: Join us for another rooftop post-work jam this coming Thursday at Output. Our resident Facets will play alongside this awesome lineup: [Ctrl] (Soul 2 Seoul/ Basement Floor), Tunnel Signs (Have a Killer Time/Clouded Vision), and X Coast (International Waters). No cover, amazing views, sonic treats, and excellent summer vibes all around! Continue reading »

 08/14/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (August 14-16, 2015)
 

Our summer dancefloor options at the moment are pretty staggering, so, as usual, we’ll help you sort through this weekend’s best down below. In the meantime, we’ve got a couple of notes, in case you missed ’em this week…

  • Just announced: Tune into boilerroom.tv next Wednesday (August 12) for a special Firehouse Recordings NYC session with an absolutely killer lineup of local heroes: Kim Ann Foxman, a/jus/ted (Justin Strauss and Teddy Stuart), DJ Spun, and Eli Escobar. The fire begins at 8pm!
  • Beatport made headlines (and pissed off a LOT of artists and labels) this week when it sent out a letter to explain that it was unable to make royalty payments while its parent company, SFX, continued a “going private” process from a publicly listed company to a private one. The bad feelings were exacerbated by a big reveal that it was actually paying major labels but not indiesToday the label formally apologized to the indies and promised to send out payments next week, but the damage done to those relationships remains to be seen.
  • Matthew Dear brings his new DELQA installation to New Museum this weekend. Described as “a dynamic and immersive environment that pushes the relationship between music and technology by creating an intimate space that surrounds visitors with unique sounds and visuals,” DELQA will be open to the public until August 9. RSVP to check it out.
  • Save the date: We’ll be back on The Roof at Output on Thursday, August 20. Post-work feel-good vibes will be brought by [Ctrl] (Soul 2 Seoul/ Basement Floor), Tunnel Signs (Have a Killer Time/Clouded Vision), X Coast (International Waters), and our resident Facets. Official event page and flyer coming soon!

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 08/07/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (August 7-9, 2015)
 

The summer is flying by, so we’ll make this week’s updates super quick: One of NYC’s finest record shops, halcyon, is becoming one of Williamsburg’s most welcome new additions this weekend, moving from its long residency in DUMBO to Wythe Avenue, right next to TBA Brooklyn. Come check out the new digs tomorrow, grab some […]

 07/31/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (July 31-August 2, 2015)
 

We’ve got a few quick news updates for you on this beautiful NYC Friday, then we’ll jump right into the best places to get down this weekend. Thanks to everyone who came out to Good Room last Saturday! We had an absolute blast in the Bad Room alongside Nein Records’ Tronik Youth (who you may […]

 07/24/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (July 24-26, 2015)
 

Check out what we’re listening to this month: 1. Dark Strands – Slide (Inigo Vontier Mistic Mix) (Nein Records)   2. Jacques Renault – Psyched Up (Sisterhood Remix) (Let’s Play House)   3. Pin Up Club – Beat Nympho (Emile Strunz Remix) (Nein Records)   4. Timothy J. Fairplay – The Cat Prowls Again   […]

 07/24/2015  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 20: July 2015
 

Before we get into this weekend’s best bets, we wanted to offer you a quick reminder that we’re joining up with Fixed tomorrow night at Good Room for an epic, not-to-be-missed event: Both Blondes and Teengirl Fantasy will play live in the big room, with DJ sets before and after by Fixed residents JDH and […]

 07/17/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (July 17-19, 2015)
 

We’re still recovering from 4th of July festivities, so let’s jump right into this week’s news… We’ve got a bunch of events coming up next week, including a just-announced early jam next Thursday (5-10pm, 7/16) on The Roof at Output with Brennan Green (Chinatown / DFA / Crosstown Rebels / Balihu) and our resident Facets […]

 07/10/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (July 10-12, 2015)