Decision, decisions… The first weekend of December is positively slammed with parties to please even the most discerning music lovers. We’re gonna skip the news this week and save space for the long list of events you need on your radar, but quick shouts to The Lot Radio, who were awarded Best Online Radio Station in North America by the Online Radio Awards, and the recently unveiled Smirnoff Sound Collective, the result of a collaboration between Mixmag and Smirnoff to “shift the diversity dial in electronic music and culture” by bringing together seasoned mentors and talented up-and-comers to create new music and experiences, with a focus on promoting artists who are women, people of color, or members of the LGBTQ community. (The Collective’s launch was livestreamed from National Sawdust this week — check out sets from Collective members Cry Baby, Gina Turner, Autograf, Kevin Saunderson, and The Saunderson Brothers here.) We also highly recommend you come out to Good Room Saturday night, when our resident Facets returns to the Bad Room to play alongside Tel Aviv’s Naduve (the other room will be pretty excellent too, with Lindstrom playing live and Joakim and Barbie Bertisch on the decks)!

Our top recommendations for dancing in NYC this weekend are listed below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the dancefloor…

Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Sunday, December 4
More at the full calendar here.
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 12/02/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (December 2-4, 2016)

In light of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re skipping the news this week and getting a jump on getting you your best bets for dancing off the overindulgence that you’ll likely be participating in tomorrow. (We’re also giving you a few bonus days in case you’re itching to get a headstart on the weekend.) It’s hard to be super thankful right now, but we do have a lot of gratitude for NYC’s amazing and diverse music community!

Check out our top recommendations for dancing below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. See you under the discoball…

Wednesday, November 23
Thursday, November 24
Friday, November 25
Saturday, November 26
Sunday, November 27
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 11/23/2016  News Comments Off on Your Thanksgiving Weekend Starts Here (November 23-27, 2016)

We already know what you’re thinking: We can’t wait for 2016 to end, too. While we don’t want to get too far off topic, the music community as a whole has been deeply affected by the events of the last couple of weeks. Although the general mood is somber, it’s inspiring to see so many people mobilizing and uniting to stand up for human rights. While the future remains uncertain, the global dance community will continue to work together to defend and celebrate diversity — both on and off the dancefloor. We encourage you to look for ways to get involved (such as supporting the fundraising efforts already in full force by many local DJs, promoters, and venues), and, on a human-level, to seek out those who need your support and understanding. Change is coming, and we can turn it into a positive.

On that note, take note of a few socially responsible (yet guaranteed to be serious fun) events this weekend: Rinsed’s House of Resistance tonight — featuring Dinamo Azari, Mike Simonetti, Andi, Dan Wender, and Blacky II — will be donating 100% of its proceeds to the ACLU, as will I Love Vinyl’s fundraiser at the303 tomorrow; Parties4Peace’s annual Thanksgiving dinner at TBA Brooklyn Sunday will be collecting donations at the door to support educational programs through art and music.

Read on for this week’s news, then jump down for our top recommendations for where to spend your dancefloor time this weekend.

  • R.I.P. Leonard Cohen and David Mancuso. Mancuso’s passing has hit New York particularly hard, especially The Loft family of which he was patriarch. For more on his legacy and massive contribution to dance culture, check out some tributes from THUMP, The Guardian, SPIN, and FACT, as well as a Red Bull Music Acadmy interview with Mancuso published this past June. More than ever, we all need to keep the spirit of The Loft intact, and “Love Saves the Day” is probably the most perfect mantra for these precarious times…
  • Happy 12th to Fixed, one of our favorite parties in NYC! Promoter/residents JDH and Dave P will celebrate in typically spectacular fashion at Good Room tomorrow (Saturday) night by hosting an impressive bill that includes Daniel Avery, Katzele, and Love Injection’s Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch. Come by, dance, and enjoy the celebratory vibe!
  • Over the Eight announced today that it will be closing its doors for the last time at the end of December.
  • Watch this space for NYE announcements… including one from us!

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 11/18/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (November 18-20, 2016)
It’s been one hell of a week (and we do mean that literally), but we’re still here. Although our dancefloors around NYC may not be as jubilant as they might have been had this week’s election turned out differently, there are still tons of high-quality events in safe spaces (important!) where you can feel unity with diverse yet like-minded crowds, blow off steam, and hopefully find a bit of hope and inspiration. Check out this week’s top news, then jump down for this week’s best.

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 11/11/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (November 11-13, 2016)

We’ve survived the Halloween party marathon… and now it’s time for a lot more craziness this weekend. Check out the following updates, then keep reading for our top dancefloor recommendations.

  • The Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender, “a 2-day music gateway unlike anything that’s come before,” starts today in the Poconos’ Split Rock Resort. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for on-site reports and updates, and if you’re not coming along for the wild ride, be sure to tune in to check out the live broadcast.
  • Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival kicks off today with a jam-packed weekend of first-class events. For the first time, the fest will span TWO weekends in venues all over the borough. Grab some tix here.
  • Brand-new Schimanski opened Halloween night at 54 North 11th Street in Williamsburg (the former Verboten); festivities will continue this opening weekend with Edu Imberon, Eli + Fur, and Jon Charnis Friday and Let’s Play House with Tiger + Woods, Morgan Geist, and Jacques Renault on Saturday. (We checked it out and, though the actually look and sound of the club is very reminiscent of Verboten — save for a pretty awesome new discoball shark above the bar — the vibe from staff and clubgoers alike seemed more relaxed, friendly, and upbeat.( Welcome to the neighborhood! (And no, we also aren’t sure about the “official” pronunciation, but will keep you posted if we find out…)
  • ICYMI, our top 40 tracks of September/October include some outstanding new stuff from the likes of Red Axes, Joakim, Timothy J Fairplay, Andrew Weatherall, Simian Mobile Disco, Midnight Magic, Tronik Youth, and Man Power, to name a few. Do yourself a favor and have a listen.
  • Last but not least, DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS SATURDAY! Yes, some of the times for the Saturday events on our calendar may be off by an hour or so (sorry, we’re at the mercy of our calendar plug-in’s quirks). Remember: This is the GOOD kind of time change when we get an extra hour of dancing!

Check out our top weekend recommendations for dancing below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. See you on the dancefloor (or, if you’re attending the RBxBR Weekender, maybe in the bowling alley)…

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 11/04/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (November 4-6, 2016)

Just under the wire, we’re pleased to share our favorite listens from September and October. No tricks, all treats –> 1. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve — White Crow (Erol Alkan Rework) (Phantasy)   2. Pixelife – Chimeras in the Matrix (Antoni Maiovvi Remix) (Samo Records)   3. Phillipi & Rodrigo – New Beach (DEEWEE)   […]

 10/31/2016  Features, Listen/Watch, News Comments Off on Top 40 Tracks of September/October 2016
Your Spooky Halloween Weekend Starts Here (October 27-31, 2016)

Saying there’s a lot going on this week is a huge understatement, so we figured we’d get ahead of things by sending out our top Halloween party recommendations early — AND by including events happening Thursday through Monday. Before we get into the details, take a quick gander at this week’s news: The old Verboten […]

 10/27/2016  News Comments Off on Your Spooky Halloween Weekend Starts Here (October 27-31, 2016)

Although dancefloor news was light this week, we do have one reminder before jumping into the best places to dance this weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday) night, we’re helping to celebrate Pixelife’s Chimeras in the Matrix, the first release on Samo Records, the brand-new label just launched by our resident Facets. We’ll be going from 11 until […]

 10/21/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (October 21-23, 2016)

TGIF, dancers! Read on for the latest news, followed by our top picks for where to find the best dance music in NYC this weekend. TBA Brooklyn is hosting a party Monday (10/17) to raise awareness and funds for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. DJs include Cry Baby, Andrew Vogt, Orazio Rispo, and […]

 10/14/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (October 14-16, 2016)

Get the latest NYC dancefloor news, then get yourself to the highly recommended events that follow. Happy birthday to Discwoman (celebrating its 2nd at 808 on Saturday) and 718 Sessions (celebrating its 14th at Space Ibiza NY Sunday)! ReSolute brings a rare visit from the legendary Andrew Weatherall to Brooklyn tomorrow night (rescheduled from earlier […]

 10/07/2016  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (October 7-9, 2016)