A bit late, but have a listen to the 80 tracks that we played over (and over) in 2017…

 01/10/2018  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top Tracks of 2017
 

Rather than reminisce about the trashfire that was 2017, we encourage you to use your New Year’s Eve plans to eagerly anticipate and celebrate what just HAS to be (right??) a better year in 2018.

If you still haven’t nailed down where to go to find the best music/vibes/crowd, we have some fine suggestions for you below. (We’ve also provided some pre-/post-game suggestions for the rest of the weekend, per our normal weekly feature.)

As you’ve hopefully heard, we’ll be throwing down at Secret Project Robot for our fifth annual NYE extravaganza with Joakim, Sharif Laffrey, Andi, Chase Smith, and our resident Facets. Get to know this super talented lineup via these Q&As.

1. glitterballnyc.com presents NYE 2017
Lineup: Joakim, Sharif Laffrey, Andi, Chase Smith, Facets
Hours: 10pm-4am
Location: Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Cost: $25 advance / $30 doors (includes champagne toast)
2. NYE Love Bomb
Lineup: Soul Clap, No Regular Play, The Illustrious Blacks, Love Tempo (Justin Strauss & Billy Caldwell)
Hours: 9pm-8am
Location: Good Room, 98 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Cost: $75 advance
3. NYE at Elsewhere
Lineup: Hot Chip (DJ set), Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), JD Samson, Evan Michael & more
Hours: 8pm-8am
Location: 599 Johnson Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Cost: Limited tickets available at door only
4. NYE: Get Wrecked & Carry
Lineup: Wrecked (Ron Like Hell & Ryan Smith), The Carry Nation (Will Automagic & Nita Aviance)
Hours: 11:59pm-10am
Location: Analog BKNY, 177 Second Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Cost: Tickets available at the door (cash only) or RA resale
5. NYE Rave Cave
Lineup: DJ Sprinkles, Parris Mitchell, Francis Harris, Rinsed & more
Hours: 9pm-7:30am
Location: Secret location (ticketholders only)
Cost: $50 advance
6. NYE Disco Especial
Lineup: Tom Noble, Renata Do Valle, TORIBIO, Joe Bronson & more
Hours: 9pm-4am
Location: Black Flamingo, 168 Borinquen Place, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cost: Free with RSVP before 10:30pm, $20/$25 after
7. Sensoria x The Long Count NYE
Lineup: Clay Wilson, Scallywag & Blacklauren
Hours: 10am-4pm
Location: Jupiter Disco, 1237 Flushing Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Cost: $10 at doors (no advance tix)
8. Tiki Disco New Year’s Eve
Lineup: Lloydski, Andy Pry & Eli Escobar
Hours: 10pm-5am (Sunday morning-Monday morning)
Location: Le Bain at The Standard, 848 Washington St., Meatpacking
Cost: Tables still available
9. Golden Record NYC presents NYE 2017
Lineup: Terrence Parker, Analog Soul, FaTik, Dominguez, A.Arias & more
Hours: 10pm-4pm
Location: Secret location (ticketholders only)
Cost: $40
10. Bushwick A/V New Year’s Afterhours
Lineup: Butane, Gio Gulez
Hours: 4am-2pm (Sunday night-Monday afternoon)
Location: Studio 299, 299 Vandervoort Avenue, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cost: $20 advance (**show your stamp from our party at Secret Project Robot for $5 off**)

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 12/29/2017  Features, News Comments Off on The glitterballnyc Guide to NYE 2018
 

For our fifth annual NYE party, we’ll be ringing in 2018 at the newly reopened Secret Project Robot with some of our favorite DJs: Grab advance $25 tix now and read on to get better acquainted with our stellar lineup for the night: Joakim (Tigersushi/Crowdspacer), Sharif Laffrey (Discos Capablanca/Love On The Rocks), Andi (SYNTHICIDE), Chase Smith (WT Records/Creme Organization), and our resident Facets (Samo Records)…

 
Joakim
Photo: The Posternaks
 

With a career spanning nearly two decades, Paris-born-and-bred Joakim has achieved veritable legend status. Perhaps best known as a highly accomplished electronic music artist (with six critically acclaimed albums already under his belt), he is also the label founder/manager of Tigersushi and Crowdspacer and a sought-after remixer for heavy-hitting articles (including Cut Copy, Royksopp, DJ Mehdi, and Todd Terje, to name a few; other hats he wears include producer/mixer, graphic designer, and sound designer. Refusing to adhere to any particular genre, his expert DJ sets are always thrilling, vibrant, and a delightfully unexpected ride.

Name: Joakim

Neighborhood: Deep in the canal

Facebook: facebook.com/joakimbouaziz

Twitter: @joakim_bouaziz

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/joakimbouaziz

Instagram: joakim_bouaziz

Websites: joakim.tv and tigersushi.com

Best thing that happened in 2017:
A pedophile catholic fundamentalist didn’t win a seat at the senate — pretty low expectation levels this year

Worst thing that happened in 2017:
No comment

The track I played out the most this year:
So I looked at my rekordbox history and it looks like it may be Nicola Cruz: “Espiritu De Proteccion”

My favorite new artist this year was: 
Machine Woman

My favorite NYC place or party to play this year was: 
Sorry NYC, but I’m having a hard time answering this one — haven’t played at a venue that really stood out.. I had a blast playing very slow for two hours at Bossa Nova Civic Club recently for the Let’s Play House party though… Maybe it’s gonna be Secret Robot Project?

My favorite NYC-based label was:
Palto Flats

My favorite NYC-based radio station was:
The Lot Radio

My vote for NYC’s hottest DJ this year:
I’m pretty cute, don’t you think? Seriously, I haven’t had the occasion to hear any new NYC DJ this year, so I can’t answer that question

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE: 
Frank Sinatra: “It Was a Very Good Year”

In 2018, I’m most looking forward to:
U.S. mid-term elections (although I can’t vote here) and releasing exciting projects I’ve been working on

My New Year’s resolution is:
Go Paleo… or ketogenic… or maybe Atkins… it’s so hard to choose

Trends I predict will be big in ’18:
Non-offensive food diets and Nu-Trance
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 12/27/2017  Features, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com NYE 2018: Joakim, Sharif Laffrey, Andi, Chase Smith & Facets
 

2017 may have gotten off to a rocky start, but at least lots of good music has been coming out… Have a listen to some of our favorite new tracks.

1. Neurotic Drum Band feat. Sal P – Get Back Into Yourself (Eli Escobar Remix) [Throne of Blood]

 

2. Pin Up Club – Children of the Void [Bordello A Parigi]

 

3. Umwelt – World Shatters [Boidae]

 

4. Tunnel Signs – Something Found [NEIN]

 

5. Kasper Bjorke – Choir of Young Ravers [Hippie Dance]

 

6. Sid Le Rock – First Kiss [My Favorite Robot]

 

7. Zombies in Miami – Flashback Mantra [Hippie Dance]

 

8. Gemini Brothers feat. Shahin Badar – Thesalli Noir (Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s Remix) [Skint]

 

9. Mr BC – Be Seeing You (Oli Warriner Remix) [TUNNYL]

 

10. Vitalic feat. Miss Kittin – Hans Is Driving [Clivage]

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 01/27/2017  Features, Listen/Watch, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 20 Tracks of January 2017
 

We attempted to shortlist our favorite releases from 2016… and still ended up with 80, refusing to scale down any further. Have a listen to some amazing stuff you may have missed this year…

1. Sfire – Sfire 2 (Kris Baha ’86 Remix) [Emotional Especial/Cocktail D’Amore]

 

2. Eskimo Twins – The Fridge Click [Beachcoma]

 

3. Pixelife – Chimeras in the Matrix (Tronik Youth Remix) [Samo Records]

 

4. MR BC – Parenchyma (Unisex Audio Club Remix) [Sub:Sonic Records]

 

5. MIJO – ‘Merica

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 12/29/2016  Features, Listen/Watch, Lists, News Comments Off on 2016: Our Favorite 80 Tracks
 

For our fourth annual NYE party, we’ll be ringing in the new at one of our favorite spots, Trans-Pecos, with some of our favorite DJs: Grab advance $25 tix now and read on to get better acquainted with our super talented lineup for the night: Patrick Russell (The Bunker New York), Willie Burns (WT Records), Maroje (Remedy), Amourette (Remedy), and our resident Facets (Samo Records)…

 
patrick
Photo: Seze Devres Photography
 

Name: Patrick Russell

Neighborhood: Bushwick, Brooklyn

Facebook: facebook.com/mentalux

Twitter: @ptrckrssll

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/mentalux

Instagram: ptrckrssll

Website: thebunkerny.com/artists/patrick-russellm

Best thing that happened in 2016:
Playing The Labyrinth Festival in Japan

Worst thing that happened in 2016:
Too many to list, but the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland hit closest to home

The track I played out the most this year:
Kirlian Camera: “News (Room 506 Edit)”

My favorite NYC place or party to play this year was: 
10-hour set at Market Hotel for The Bunker/Unter

My favorite NYC-based label was:
The Bunker New York

My favorite NYC-based radio station was:
The Lot Radio

My vote for NYC’s hottest DJ this year:
Very tough, so much talent here… but personal favorite would have to be Ken Meier

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE: 
Spoilers… :)

In 2017, I’m most looking forward to:
Getting to see more of the world

My New Year’s resolution is:
Spread positivity and make more music

Trend I predict will be big in ’17:
Electro
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 12/28/2016  Features, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com NYE 2017: Patrick Russell, Willie Burns, Maroje, Amourette & Facets
 

Time to bid adieu to 2016 (thank god)… If you haven’t decided where to spend the last hours of this year and/or the first ones of 2017, we’ve got some strong suggestions for you.

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1. glitterballnyc.com presents NYE 2017
Lineup: Patrick Russell, Willie Burns, Maroje b2b Amourette, Facets
Hours: 10pm-4am
Location: Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
Cost: $25 advance / $30 doors
2. NYE Love Bomb
Lineup: Soul Clap, No Regular Play, Love Tempo (Justin Strauss & Billy Caldwell)
Hours: 9pm-6am
Location: Good Room, 98 Meserole Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Cost: $75 advance
3. NYE 2017: KDC x LPH x MM
Lineup: Jacques Renault, Midnight Magic, Kaviar Disco Club (Beto Cravioto & Higgins)
Hours: 9pm-4am
Location: Black Flamingo, 168 Borinquen Place, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cost: Tickets available at door only
4. NYE: Get Wrecked & Carry
Lineup: Wrecked (Ron Like Hell & Ryan Smith), The Carry Nation (Will Automagic & Nita Aviance)
Hours:11:55pm-12pm
Location:Analog BKNY, 177 Second Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Cost:$40 advance
5. Tiki Disco NYE 2016
Lineup: Lloydski, Andy Pry, Eli Escobar
Hours: 10pm-4am
Location: The Well, 272 Meserole Street, East Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cost: $50 advance
6. Future Perfect New Year’s Eve Gala
Lineup: Escort, Tony Humphries, David Kiss, Zephyr Ann, DJ Bruce
Hours: 9pm-5am
Location: House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Cost: $50-$90 advance (sold out but ticket exchanges via event’s Facebook page)
7. Direct Experience NYE 2017
Lineup: Hieroglyphic Being, more TBA
Hours: 9pm-9am
Location: Secret loft location
Cost: $20 advance
8. Bushwick A/V presents New Year’s Day 24-Hour Party
Lineup: A.Arias, Cry Baby, Analog Soul, Lenny Posso, Myroslaw Bytz, lots more
Hours: 4am-4am (Sunday morning-Monday morning)
Location: Secret location
Cost: $25-$30 advance
9. Le Bain New Year’s Eve 2017
Lineup: Danny Krivit
Hours: 10pm-5am
Location: Le Bain at The Standard, 848 Washington Street, Meatpacking District, Manhattan
Cost: $75 / $1500-$3000 VIP
10. New Year’s at the End of the Universe
Lineup: Certain Creatures, Birds of Prey, Clay Wilson, Ken Meier, Abby Echiverri, Patrick Russell (ambient set), lots more
Hours: 8pm-12pm (Saturday night-Sunday afternoon)
Location: 315 Ten Eyck Street, E. Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Cost: $45 advance
 12/27/2016  Features, News Comments Off on NYE 2017: 20 Best Places in NYC to Ring in the New Year
 

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)

 

4. Jorge Velez – Baby Whale (Coral Cassette Extended Edit) (Berceuse Heroique)

 

5. Joakim – Daemon (Life and Death)

 

6. Permanent Wave – La Maison Des Horreurs (Iñigo Vontier Remix) (Play Pal)

 

7. Tiga – Blondes Have More Fun (Gerd Janson Go Acid Dub) (Turbo)

 

8. Rex The Dog – Teufelsberg (Kompakt)

 

9. Midnight Magic – I Gotta Feeling (Jacques Renault Remix) (Soul Clap Records)

 

10. Tensnake – Magica

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 10/31/2016  Features, Listen/Watch, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 40 Tracks of September/October 2016
 

We know, we know… Yes, we completely fell off with the monthly charts earlier this year. To make up for it a bit, we’ve compiled our favorite 40 tracks from the last several warm months of 2016. (We also hope to resume monthly charting in September!) Hope your ears enjoy the following tracks.

 

1. Sfire – Sfire 2 (Kris Baha ’86 Remix) (Emotional Especial/Cocktail D’Amore)

 

2. Pixelife – Chimeras in the Matrix (Tronik Youth Remix) (Samo Records)

 

3. Legowelt – ThIs iS NoT AmEricA (Smackos EMAX DiscoRemix)

 

4. Lauer – Mausback (Fabrizio Mammarella Remix) (Permanent Vacation)

 

5. Tone of Arc – Sundust (Lokier Remix) (Roam)

 

6. Antoni Maiovvi – Autoguerra (Lurid Music)

 

7. Tiga – Blondes Have More Fun (The Black Madonna Immaterial Girl Remix) (Counter Records)

 

8. Tensnake – Freundchen (True Romance)

 

9. Bryan Ferry – Midnight Train (Man Power Remix) (BMG)

 

10. Cabaret Nocturne – Wrong Tragedy (Undo Remix) (Factor City)

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 08/23/2016  Features, Lists, News Comments Off on glitterballnyc.com Top 40 Tracks of Summer 2016
 
Don’t let winter’s sudden (and mostly unwanted) return get you down: There are plenty of dancefloors to keep you nice and warm this weekend. First, let’s run through a few breaking news items…
 

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