We know you’re probably already feeling the physical effects of non-stop holiday festivities (we sure are…), but get in that disco nap and store some energy for all the good stuff coming to your neighborhood dancefloors this weekend.

Before we get into the nitty gritty, a couple of quick updates for you:

  • As you’ve hopefully heard, we’re back at The Graham (151 Meserole, Brooklyn / Montrose L) this New Year’s Eve with a stacked lineup we’re thrilled about: On deck this year will be Willie Burns ( L.I.E.S. / Creme Organization / The Trilogy Tape / WT Records), Tom Noble  (Beats in Space / Clone / Future Times / Superior Elevation / House of Spirits), Soul 2 Seoul (a.k.a. Turtle Bugg and [Ctrl] / Basement Floor), Dan Selzer  (New York Endless / Golf Channel), Ex Ex Ex (Aurora Dreams), and our resident Facets$20 tickets are on sale now at Resident Advisor (if you’re still working things out, no worries — tickets will be just $25 after the 25th and $30 at the door). Stellar vibes and champagne toast included, of course. Come out and celebrate ’15 with us!
  • Brand-new party alert! Don’t sleep on STAY UP, your new favorite night from everyone’s favorite artiste / legendary partystarter A.POP and Turtle Bugg (Basement Floor Records co-honcho / half of dancefloor slayers Soul 2 Seoul). In addition to a one-hour open bar and what are likely to be the best vibes outside of The Loft, the event features an eclectic mix of both local (Abraham Othwell and Turtle Bugg) and further afield (Detroit’s Kai Alce and Atlanta’s Stefan Ringer) DJ talent, a live set from the red-hot FBI Warning, and a slew of art installations guaranteed to blow minds, all in a sick Brooklyn garage. Get those tickets now and save your regrets for another time.
  • As you now know, underground champion TBA Brooklyn remains shut by the “authorities”… If you missed last night’s massive fundraiser at Good Room, you can still support the cause via their Go Fund Me campaign. Hoping we’ll all be back dancing at 395 Wythe in early 2015!
  • Finally, remember you can also stay in touch with us via the following:

Our top dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (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 on the other side…

Friday, December 19

 

Saturday, December 20

 

Sunday, December 21

 

More found at the full calendar here.
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 12/19/2014  News Comments Off
 

Holiday party season is in full effect, and this weekend is jam-packed with ways to celebrate. Before we get into the best places to get down, a couple of quick announcements…

We’re back at The Graham (151 Meserole, Brooklyn — just off the Montrose L stop) this New Year’s Eve, and super excited about what we have in store for ya! Joining us this year will be some of NYC’s finest:

  • Willie Burns ( L.I.E.S. / Creme Organization / The Trilogy Tape / WT Records)
  • Tom Noble  (Beats in Space / Clone / Future Times / Superior Elevation / House of Spirits)
  • Soul 2 Seoul (Basement Floor)
  • Dan Selzer  (New York Endless / Golf Channel)
  • Ex Ex Ex (Aurora Dreams)
  • And, of course, our resident Facets!

More good news: 9 hours of dancefloor excellence doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. Pick up advance tickets at Resident Advisor for just $20, or if you’re one of those people who digs being spur of the moment, tickets at the door will be $30. (In addition to the included champagne toast, drinks average around $5-$6, so you won’t have to kick off ’15 with an empty bank account.) Let the countdown to 2015 begin, and hope to ring in the new year with you! Continue reading »

 12/12/2014  News Comments Off
 

We know it’s hard to look at all those photos of “drinks by the pool” being posted by your Art Basel-ing friends down in Miami, but try to focus on the fact that THEY are the ones missing out on all the fantastic dancefloor action in NYC this weekend!

  • NYE 2015 is fast approaching! We’ll have the calendar updated soon with all the best events… AND we’re excited to announce that we’ll be doing another big bash at The Graham this year! Details will be coming soon: For now, save the date!
  • Breaking news: TBA Brooklyn is unfortunately not reopening for business tonight, as previously hoped. If you’re looking for some of the pretty excellent events that were scheduled there this weekend, tonight’s Secret Guests 75th happy hour has just been relocated to (one of our fave spots) Donna, and Momentum/Rite of Wednesdays’ party (also tonight) with Kevin Saunderson will be moving to a secret Brooklyn warehouse location. A bientot, TBA Brooklyn!

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 12/05/2014  News Comments Off
 

Snap out of that food coma/hangover: If you’re in town this weekend, there’s lots of dancing to be done. Before we get into it, check out this week’s news highlights:

  • We’re sad to see another popular venue closing its doors: Body Actualized Center announced this week that its final dance party will be held tomorrow. On the bright side, the people behind it will be taking a page from the Dope Jams playbook and plan to reopen another space in Upstate New York.
  • Just about a week after the news that Sankeys’ Brooklyn space was abruptly closing (mere weeks after opening its doors), we now hear that the same management will be REOPENING the space this weekend under the (oh so ironic) name OPEN. The first official party in the space will be the Time Warp afters on Sunday morning.
  • Time Warp is FINALLY here! With the new venue in place and solid lineups locked down, should be an excellent weekend for festivalgoers. Organizers have also announced afterparties at Space Ibiza NY and, as mentioned above, OPEN.
  • Although no official message has gone out, TBA Brooklyn is out of commission for a few days — if you’re planning to hit up one of this weekend’s parties that was scheduled to take place there, check to see if your event has been moved or rescheduled. Fingers crossed they’ll be resuming business as usual by early next week.
  • And last but not least, we’d love for you to come party with us tomorrow night at The Graham (151 Meserole St. by the Montrose L)! In addition to our resident Facets, we’re stoked to have Discovery/Sublimate’s Faso and Basement Floor/Soul 2 Seoul’s [Ctrl] on the decks for this one. As usual, no cover, great sound, proper dancefloor, and festive vibes all night… Hope to see you there!

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 11/28/2014  News Comments Off
 

Things we’re thankful for: So many excellent places to dance in NYC, pretty much any night of the week; also, so much homegrown talent playing those venues. Pre-Thanksgiving weekend is going to be a full-on rager, so prepare yourself accordingly. Before we get into our weekend recommendations, here are a few things we’d like to point your attention to:

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 11/21/2014  News Comments Off
 

Although we still feel like we’re recovering from last weekend’s stellar BEMF, it will be impossible to stay home and miss out on all the superb events scheduled for the next few days in NYC. Before we get into our top picks for the weekend, a few items of note: Our favorite new place for [...]

 11/14/2014  News Comments Off
 

Just when you’ve recovered from all the Halloween festivities… BEMF is back! What this means is that the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is taking your usual weekend options and quadrupling them. We hope you’ve gotten some sleep this week, because you’re certainly getting none for the next few days. We’ve got a little cheatsheet for [...]

 11/06/2014  News Comments Off
 
BEMF 2014: No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn

BEMF is back! Our favorite NYC multi-day music event, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is returning today for its seventh year with a super-sized schedule (Nov. 6-8) and an equally massive lineup. With Williamsburg venues (all within walking distances of each other) that include Output, Cameo, Verboten, Kinfolk, Glasslands, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Villain, and Baby’s [...]

 11/06/2014  Features, News Comments Off
 

Hot damn are the next couple of weeks packed with parties! Before we get into all that, we’ve got some news for you: Daylight Saving Time is back, which means you’ve got an extra hour of party time this Saturday night! A slight technological glitch means some of the event start/end times on our calendar [...]

 10/29/2014  News Comments Off
 

With no less than five examples of excellence in video released in the past week, we felt compelled to share them with you. Even better, most all of the artists below call New York home (which means we are a bit spoiled when it comes to chances to hear them play live or DJ). Joakim: [...]

 10/29/2014  Features, News Comments Off