Hope you’re well rested as you roll into your (hopefully) long holiday weekend, because there an inordinate number of excellent events to keep you dancing from now ’til Tuesday morning. Before we jump into our top picks, we’d like to offer up a few friendly reminders about some events we’re hosting and/or that our resident Facets is playing:

Hope to see you on one or more of the aforementioned dancefloors!

One more quick PSA: We are likely taking a brief hiatus next weekend, but will resume regular operations by the first weekend in March. Follow us on Twitter for timely updates, and we’ll try to get up some events on the calendar so as not to leave you hanging.

Check out our top recommendations for the weekend below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s happening. Until next time…

 
Friday, February 17
 
Saturday, February 18
 
Sunday, February 19
 
More at the full calendar here.
 
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 02/17/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (February 17-19, 2017)
 

2017 has been a wild ride so far — heck, even our weather is a rollercoaster (60s on Wednesday, blizzard on Thursday?). Strap in and prepare to dance off the week at our city’s finest dancing establishments, listed below. First, a few quick updates…

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 02/10/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (February 10-12, 2017)
 
Keeping it short and sweet this week: Check out our top weekend dancefloor recommendations below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s happening. Until next Friday…
 
Friday, February 3
 
Saturday, February 4
 
Sunday, February 5
 
More at the full calendar here.
 
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 02/03/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (February 3-5, 2017)
 
Due to illness, misery/rage over living in a dictatorship, and other miscellaneous unpleasant stuff, we’re gonna cut right to the chase this week. (One bright spot: Lots of excellent music has been coming out these last few weeks; you can have a listen to our top 20 favorites here.)

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

 
Friday, January 27
 
Saturday, January 28
 
Sunday, January 29
 
More at the full calendar here.
 
Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 01/27/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 27-29, 2017)
 

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
 
Soooo… a lot of terrible things happened this week. In order to skip the very obvious one that happened today, we’re going to refrain from commenting further here (but yes, we’re seriously bummed and angry too)…

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 01/20/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 20-22, 2017)
 

January 2017. We just can’t even. More news and features and a 2016 wrap-up are coming, but unfortunately not this week… (One quick PSA: Seems the authorities have been giving some of our favorite venues a hard time… so be aware and check the latest on the respective club’s/promoter’s/artist’s social media before you head out the door or from one destination to the next to be sure things have not moved or shut down. We’re keeping our fingers crossed things will improve, but for now, heads up… Sigh.) Continue reading »

 01/13/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 13-15, 2017)
 
We made it through to 2017… and it’s kinda more of the same, right? Nevertheless, we hope you had as excellent of a NYE as we did: HUGE thanks to the stellar staff at Trans-Pecos, the amazing artists who played (Patrick Russell, Willie Burns, Amourette, Maroje, and Facets), and all the dancers who brought super good vibes from start to finish! We think it was our best NYE party yet! (Although the party’s over, the Q&As each DJ did for us are still worth a read!)

Unfortunately, we heard that a few NYE events didn’t have such good luck and were unexpectedly shut down by the authorities for a range of “excuses.” You’ll likely see a lot less “secret location” parties in the coming weeks — it remains to be seen how our underground music community will adapt if this becomes the status quo…

The first week of January being what it is, we have been unable to fulfill our promise to get our list of 2016 favorites up (yet), but you can have a listen to some sonic superiority in Our Favorite 80 Tracks of 2016 list. We also hope to resume our regular news updates next weekend.
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 01/06/2017  News Comments Off on Your Weekend Starts Here (January 6-8, 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)…

 
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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