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 top NYC dancefloor destinations, a few quick news bytes:

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. Catch you under the glitterball…


Friday, May 22


Saturday, May 23


Sunday, May 24


More at the full calendar here.
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 05/21/2015  News Comments Off on Your Memorial Day Weekend Starts Here (May 22-24, 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 festival runs from Saturday the 22nd through Monday the 25th, dozens of outside events are sprinkled throughout the city all day and all night before and after Movement.

In addition to its stellar 140-artist-strong lineup, this year’s festival, taking place once again in the city’s Hart Plaza, promises lots of new amenties: lockers and charging stations, free bike valets, a technology area where you can play with the latest gear, expanded food options, and an enhanced Riverfront Biergarten that features Novation’s innovative new Detroit-history-focused art installation. For more info, including 2015 festival maps and set times, visit Movement.us. (There’s also a sweet app you can download from the site.)

We’ve put together a handy guide to what we think are the must-sees of Movement 2015 (both festival sets and non-festival events). Check ’em out below (and yes, we know there are basically no “bad” sets/parties in Detroit, so this is not an all-inclusive list)… See you in the D! (And stay tuned for our post-festival review and photos!)

Friday, May 22


Saturday, May 23
⇒ 3:00p-4:30p Rick Wilhite — RBMA Stage
⇒ 4:00p-5:00p KiNK (live) — Beatport Stage
⇒ 5:30p-7:00p Kerri Chandler — RBMA Stage
⇒ 6:30p-8:00p Soul Clap — Beatport Stage
⇒ 9:00p-10:30p Eats Everything — RBMA Stage
⇒ 9:00p-10:00p Floorplan — Made in Detroit Stage



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 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 & Odyssey – Feel On Fire (Jacques Renault Mix) (W&O Street Tracks)

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

Hard to believe we’re only a week away from Memorial Day weekend (a.k.a. the start of summer in everyone’s minds), but the calendar can fully attest to it: This weekend, Output’s rooftop officially opens (with Roy Ayers live, Rich Medina, and Free Magic), ReSolute throws the first boat party (with Scissor & Thread), Red Bull Music Academy’s spring edition of the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, and more. (Don’t worry: Blink your eyes and it’s time for Tiki Disco, Mister Sunday, Select Summer Fridays, MoMA PS1 Warm Up, and hundreds of boat parties from the likes of Tiki Disco, 718 Sessions, Dope Jams/Good Room, etc. A few new very promising spots we’re hearing are opening soon in Brooklyn are going to exponentially increase your warm-weather dancing, too. It’s going to be a good summer.)

We’ll be in Detroit for Movement next weekend (and providing lots of coverage when we get back), but we won’t leave you hanging without some recommendations for your Memorial Day weekend in NYC before we go. Continue reading »

 05/15/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (May 15-17, 2015)

That long-forgotten sensation of beads of sweat trickling down your neck… the familiar feeling of basking in the warm glow of your old friend, the sun… Yes, we feel pretty certain this time… SUMMER SEASON IS HERE IN NYC! Now celebrate by sleeping as much as you can for the next few weeks, since your calendar is about to be booked solid with rooftop things, boat parties, BBQ jams, and outdoor happy hours for the next four months. In the meantime, take a quick look at this week’s top dancefloor news:

 05/08/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (May 8-10, 2015)
Win 2 Tickets to Mysteryland USA Memorial Day Weekend!

Make your Memorial Day weekend one to really remember: This year’s Mysteryland USA (May 22-25) is less than two hours from NYC (located on the same grounds as Woodstock ’69) and loaded with everything you could possibly ask for in a music festival. Read on for our top 5 reasons you shouldn’t miss this year’s Mysteryland, […]

 05/08/2015  Features, News Comments Off on Win 2 Tickets to Mysteryland USA Memorial Day Weekend!
Interview: Lindstrom

  Thursday nights in NYC are the new Friday nights, apparently, and a recent one in late April at Greenpoint’s Good Room made that patently clear. Norway’s oft-dubbbed “King of Cosmic Disco,” Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, weaved a sonic spell over the packed-out room, hordes of joyous Brooklynites sweating under the venue’s massive, radiant discoball. For over […]

 05/05/2015  Features, News Comments Off on Interview: Lindstrom

It’s finally May!! Here are some reasons to get excited: Our resident Facets is back at The Graham tomorrow night for Isle of Palms with Drew Heffron, Daniel Gutierrez, and a special guest in town all the way from the U.K… Although we can’t name names, trust us, you’re gonna want to be there! As […]

 05/01/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (May 1-3, 2015)

Looks like we jumped the gun a bit on that whole “winter is over!” thing, but it’s Friday and May is around the corner and everything is gonna be OK… Let’s get into some other things that might bring a little sunshine into your life… Come out to Tandem tonight for this month’s Indie Slash […]

 04/24/2015  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (April 24-26, 2015)

After a long hiatus, we’re resuming our monthly lists of the music we’re currently digging. Check out the following highly recommended recent releases: 1. Boot & Tax – Brace Brace (Alien Alien Remix) (Meant)   2. Man Power – Blue Suite (Willie Burns’ Nobody But Myself Remix) (Throne of Blood)   3. John Talabot – […]

 04/22/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 20: April 2015