- Hot on the heels of his gig last week at Max Celler for Down x Slow Motion Records’ 10th Anniversary (if you missed special guest Fabrizio Mammarella, you’ve got another chance to catch him at Good Room tomorrow for Let’s Play House x Fixed), our resident Facets will be playing the Été d’Amour “sunset session” at Le Bain this Sunday (Oct. 4) from 5pm until 9pm. We can’t promise the sun will actually make an appearance, but you can still take advantage of dancing in the club’s gorgeous interior to lush tunes on an excellent soundsystem — the cocktails and crepes are also pretty amazing. Stick around for the late-night portion of the program, which will feature sets by the incredible In Flagranti, Nickodemus, and special guests to be announced. (There’s no cover, but we recommend arriving early.)
- We are pretty heartbroken about the news that one of our favorite NYC venues, Cameo Gallery, will be closing its doors for good at the end of November. From dancing at sweaty disco parties to celebrating birthdays and holidays to seeing amazing live bands to catching live comedy (Louis C.K.!) to grabbing some brunch or late night food to staying up all night to catch a surprise Nico Jaar set, Cameo has been home to countless great memories dating back to our very first days in NYC. While we’ll definitely miss the on-point musical programming, we’ll miss the venue’s amazing team, helmed by owner Jify Shah, even more. Cameo promotional director Evan Weiner (a.k.a. DJ Evan Michael of Brooklyn Bass) spoke to the Village Voice about the end of an era. Until then, we’ve got two more months to make some more memories at Cameo, including some dates during CMJ (and likely BEMF).
- Last week, we told you all about BBQ Films’ BLADE RAVE, happening next Friday at Terminal 5, but in case your memory needs some refreshing, the immersive event will feature a screening of the movie, musical performances by The Crystal Method, Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, visuals by Sean Dack (a.k.a. Pixelife and half of Ghost Cop), an “epic blood rave,” and more. We also hear you can help create a video for Pictureplane’s Technomancer at the event. Use code IMMERSIVECINEMA to purchase special $45 tickets here (select “Comic-Con Discount” under Ticket Type and enter code).
- Bushwick DIY venue Silent Barn was seriously damaged in a fire last weekend. Help out by donating or volunteering to help with repairs.
- Although unlikely to become a hotspot for dancing, new Williamsburg venue National Sawdust opened this week to rave reviews.
- Time Warp US released its Phase Two lineup.
- Claire Danes was outed as a Berghain-loving techno fan this week.
- As we teased last week, we’re excited to announce a few new events coming up: Next Sunday (October 4), our resident Facets will be holding down the Été d’Amour sunset session at Le Bain (hands-down our favorite Manhattan venue); sets from the always-amazing In Flagranti, Nickodemus, and Wiseacre will follow. (While there’s no cover, we recommend arriving early.) Tomorrow, Facets will also join and Italo-heavy lineup in celebration of Slow Motion Records’ 10th Anniversary at Max Cellar: The Down presents _NOTHING_ event will feature sets by Telespazio, The Real Cristiano?, Steve Amoroso, and more (and includes an Italian producer/DJ we have been huge fans of for years). Hope to see you on both dancefloors!
- ICYMI, our September Top 20 features excellent new tracks by Jacques Renault and Mark Verbos, Higgins, New Order, Pink Skull, Tunnel Signs, Gavin Russom, and more — have a listen.
- Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (or “BEMF” for short) returns to Williamsburg November 5-8. The first-round lineup includes Daniel Avery, Masters at Work, Floating Points, Soul Clap, MK, Mike Simonetti, and lots more. Grab your tickets now!
- Maestros of immersive cinema experiences, BBQ Films are bringing BLADE to life on October 9 with a full-on vampire rager at Terminal 5. In addition to the movie screening, BLADE RAVE will feature musical performances by The Crystal Method (remember them, ’90s electronica heads?), Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, visuals by Sean Dack (a.k.a. Pixelife and half of Ghost Cop), and special secret guest appearances, as well as, yes, an “epic blood rave.” (Don’t believe the last part? Check out video from last week’s “blood test”…)
Use code IMMERSIVECINEMA to purchase special $45 tickets here (select “Comic-Con Discount” under Ticket Type and enter code).
- We feel pretty devastated for you if you missed Severed Heads live at Rough Trade last night. The Aussie electronic legends exceeded all expectations at the sold-out show, marrying killer visuals to their stellar audio. Fingers crossed the warm reception they received will inspire them to make a return visit soon! (Watch this space for any news…)
- This summer’s spot for massive dance music extravaganzas, The Brooklyn Mirage is getting out while the going’s good and closing its doors this weekend. Cityfox will mark the occasion tomorrow with another behemoth outdoor rager featuring Adriatique, Frank & Tony, Alexi Delano, and more.
- Detroit’s Movement festival is partnering with Verboten’s StageONE for Movement Getaway. The first destination festival hits San Juan, Puerto Rico November 18-20 with a lineup that includes The Martinez Brothers, Apollonia, Stacey Pullen, Guti, and more to be announced.
- Not satisfied with its three indoor “clubs within a club” and rooftop space, Output is joining the warehouse game: On October 10, the club will bring Funktion-One sound to a raw TBA space somewhere in Brooklyn; the excellent lineup includes Ben Klock, DVS-1, and A.Arias.
- The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns to Smorgasburg tomorrow.
- Summer’s biggest rager, Tiki Disco, will bid the season adieu at The Well this Sunday (though based on the last year or two, we believe you will be periodically seeing some Tikis pop up through the colder months).
Check out what we’re listening to this month:
1. Jacques Renault – Goodnight Moon 004 (feat. Mark Verbos) (Let’s Play House)
2. Pink Skull – Poly Mono (Beachcoma)
3. Black Spuma (Fabrizio Mammarella & Phillip Lauer) – Black Spuma (International Feel)
4. Gavin Russom – Punisher (Curle)
5. Vito & Druzzi – It’s EZ (Throne of Blood)
- WOW was last night a magnificent, magical night at Output, where legend DJ Harvey took the reverent crowd on a journey all night long. If you missed it, avoid another major faux pas and grab a ticket to Mister Sunday, where resident Justin Carter will be joined by JD Twitch of stellar Scottish duo Optimo for what is now becoming a late summer tradition in NYC.
- Time Warp US will return to NYC November 20-21; the festival’s Phase One lineup was announced this week.
- Although we sadly missed it, we did hear absolutely glowing reports from last weekend’s Sustain/Release festival. Read about everything you missed (then cry a little, then resolve to attend next year).
- Looks like we have a serious contender for album of the year… Zentrum, the long-awaited full-length by local legend Jacques Renault, just dropped this week on Let’s Play House (the label he co-heads with Nik Mercer) — and damn is it an excellent listen. Diverse in style and heavy on collaboration (Luke Jenner, Mark Verbos, The Emperor Machine, a/jus/ted’s Teddy Stuart, and partner in Runaway Marcos Cabral are among the artists featured), Zentrum expertly and effortlessly connects the very best elements of today’s dance music.
- Our friends at DoNYC just launched DoStuff, a super handy new app for finding the best things to do in NYC while you’re on the go. You can download it for free here.
- We had a blast getting balearic at Battery Harris last night, when our resident Facets joined another local favorite, Project Matt, for Air a Danser, filling in for Steve Shakewell (who will return for the party’s season finale next Thursday). Stay tuned for details on our next event, which is shaping up to be another open-air affair with a super special guest in one of our favorite NYC venues!
We know you want to make the most of every second of your Labor Day weekend, so let’s jump right into things. 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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]