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 always, the party is free all night (10p-4a), drinks are cheap, and the stellar vibes will be flowing!
  • Red Bull Music Academy NY Festival kicks off today with a month brimming over with electronic music events. (Looking for some suggestions? Time Out broke down its top 10 RBMA recommendations.)
  • Memorial Day weekend is a mere three weeks away! (Can that really be possible?) If you aren’t already booked for Detroit’s Movement 2015 Festival, listen up: Much closer to home (i.e., Bethel Woods, NY), Mysteryland 2015 will offer a full festival experience with a lineup that shares much in common with Movement (Richie Hawtin, Kink, Matthew Dear, and Maya Jane Coles are a few). Get more details here, and keep an eye on our Twitter account to find out how you can win two weekend passes to Mysteryland!
  • Electric Zoo will be back this Labor Day weekend, apparently “Transformed” (this year’s tagline)… While most details are still under wraps, the festival unveiled a few of this year’s headliners today, confirming that Above & Beyond, Alesso, and The Chemical Brothers (!!!) will be playing. (That last one is pretty much all we needed to click “Attending.”) More details as they come in…
  • ICYMI, have a listen to what we thought were the top 20 releases in April (including gems from Bottin & Rodion, Shit Robot, Abstraxion & Kasper Bjorke, Chupacabras, Lindstrom, ZGRT, Sunrise HWY, and more).
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 1

 

Saturday, May 2

 

Sunday, May 3

 

More at the full calendar here.
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 05/01/2015  News Comments Off
 

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…

 04/24/2015  News Comments Off
 

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 – Machine (John Talabot’s Synthedit) (Philomena)

 

4. Maxime & Remain – Lost It (Johnson Remix) (Meant)

 

5. Dark Strands – Slide (Heretic Remix) (NEIN)

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 04/22/2015  Features, Lists, News Comments Off
 

We’ve got so much to tell you about this week that we’re going jump straight in this week:

  • Thanks to everyone who joined us in the Bad Room at Good Room last week, as well as the always excellent Willie Burns and Chupacabras and our resident Facets! (On the other side, Fixed was raging with sets from Shit Robot and JDH!) Facets will be guesting at Indie Slash at Tandem next Friday (4/24), so hope to see you there! (Save the date: We’re working on something special at The Graham for May 2!)
  • Speaking of Willie Burns, he was the focus of the latest edition of Boiler Room’s Collections series, which debuted this morning. Get some insight into the record buying habits of the WT Records head honcho.
  • The rad travel & music site Cliktrips is back from extended hiatus, and we’re happy to have contributed to it! Part 1 of our feature on Belgrade, Serbia lets you discover all the best spots for dancing, while Part 2 focuses on where to eat, drink, and visit while you’re in town. (Technology did not allow for our video clip, shot during a Juju & Jordash set at KC Grad, but you can check it out here.) Also highly recommended: DJ Chupacabras (Jeremy Rodriguez) & Victoria Rodriguez’s tips for traveling to (and gorgeous photos of) Bangkok and Koh Kood, Thailand.
  • Another publication we wholeheartedly throw our support behind is Paul Raffaele’s Love Injection zine. (And we are happy to be contributing as well!) The third issue’s release party was held this past Wednesday at Kinfolk 90. (Check out this nice interview Kinfolk resident Bruce “DJ Bruce” Easley did with Paul.) No worries if you missed grabbing a copy: Digital and hard copies are both still available.
  • Kick yourself (but not too hard) if you missed out on the first night of The Juan MacLean’s live residency at Cameo. (Tight as hell, full of both new tracks off their In A Dream album and classics like “One Day,” “Happy House,” and “Give Me Every Little Thing,” the set showcased the band’s seamless integration of sharp lyricism, impressive musicianship, and blissfully bouncy house epics — with a little theremin thrown in.) Although tickets for tonight and tomorrow sold out awhile back, there is some good news: You can buy tickets at the door for the afterparties both nights (Midnight Magic DJs will burn up the dancefloor tonight, while Saturday night Juan will pull double duty and play late DJ set, along with Kaviar Disco Club’s Beto Cravioto). We know: You’re still pretty bummed you missed out on the live stuff, right? Well, Juan, Nancy Whang, and the rest of the band will return to the Brooklyn stage next week for ANOTHER three-night residency at Union Pool — and one of those shows still has tickets available. Hurry and get on it!
  • Record Store Day is tomorrow: We recommend you mark the occasion by celebrating at either halcyon or the brand-new Superior Elevation store, both which have announced some pretty sick DJ lineups for the day (see below).
  • Happy third anniversary to Donna, one of our favorite NYC spots for killer music, drinks, and tacos!
  • The one-month countdown to Movement is almost upon us! We are eagerly awaiting our first (!) time in Detroit and will be sharing all the details with you here. Festival tickets are still on sale (and unlike several other large-scale events we can think of, pricing is actually easy on your wallet: $65 a day or $150 for a three-day pass). Held May 23-25, 2015 at the city’s Hart Plaza, this year’s Movement will play host to more than 140 artists, including Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Kerri Chandler, Eats Everything, Disclosure, Squarepusher, Nina Kraviz, !!!, Method Man, Steffi, Fort Romeau, Mike Servito, Heathered Pearls, Kink, and so many more. And don’t even get us started on the afterparties… Watch this space for more updates!
  • We’d like to draw your attention to a new local label you should show some love: Love Tempo Records, named for a Quango Quango track, is the creation of longtime NYC DJ and producer Matthew Moffre (who you may know under monikers like MJM and Drrtyhaze). The label’s first release comes from MJM himself, the dancefloor-ready, three-track All Good EP, which radiates expert-level house and generous feel-good vibes. Give a listen and keep it on your radar — we expect big things!
  • Can’t Miss Party Alert: Mark your calendars for next Thursday and come out to Good Room for an insane lineup that includes two Norwegians (space disco maestro Lindstrom and Sunkissed Norway’s Vinny Villbass) and three New Yorkers (Prince Language, Eric “Dr. Dunks” Duncan, and Wrecked’s Ron Like Hell). Get your tix now! Continue reading »
 04/17/2015  News Comments Off
 

Despite what Game of Thrones promos may be telling you, SUMMER is coming — for real, and soon enough! Enjoy those lazy weekend afternoons before your Saturdays and Sundays once again become packed with barbecues, boat parties, rooftop jams, etc. etc.

We’ve got a few highlights to share before we get into the best spots to dance this weekend:

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 04/10/2015  News Comments Off
 

Although we were sorry to miss some pretty amazing events in NYC the last couple of weekends, our time in Europe was pretty excellent… and we brought spring back with us! We’ll be sharing some of our tales from the dancefloors of Belgrade via the very rad travel-and-music site Cliktrips, which is relaunching this month [...]

 04/03/2015  News Comments Off
 

Although we try to keep this site (and our corresponding social media accounts) pretty updated all year long, everybody needs a break at some point, and we’re going semi off the grid through the next two weekends… So, while we originally planned to do a few weeks’ worth of posts, emails, etc., in advance, time [...]

 03/19/2015  News Comments Off
 

The realization has finally sunk in that… WE SURVIVED WINTER! The mood in NYC considerably and collectively lightened this week, as we all could finally leave the house pain-free (and, at times, miraculously coat-free) and walk around without wiping out on some black ice — not too much longer to hold out until the days [...]

 03/13/2015  News Comments Off
 
Your Weekend Starts Here (March 6-8, 2015)

We can’t even with this week, and we’re pretty sure you’re feeling the same. Whether or not it happens, the weather forecast calls for 60-ish degree temps and no snow next week, so we’re clinging to the hope that we’re nearing the end of this nasty winter… (Remember to change your clocks this Saturday — [...]

 03/06/2015  News Comments Off
 
Your Weekend Starts Here (Feb. 27-March 1, 2015)

With mere hours left in February, we’d like to invite you to look forward not only to the (probable) higher temperatures of March, but also to its amazing-music-packed nights. (And hey, Memorial Day weekend is now less than three months away!) Before we get down to the best places to dance this weekend, we wanted [...]

 02/27/2015  News Comments Off