It’s no secret that we are huge fans of Fixed, the long-running NYC rager helmed by Josh “JDH” Houtkin and David “Dave P” Pianka that’s brought the best live and DJ talent from around the globe straight to our local dancefloors. From booking heavy hitters like Simian Mobile Disco, Optimo, Erol Alkan, Joakim, Boys Noize, Lindstrom, and Aeroplane to exciting up-and-comers (Kindness, Blondes, and Tensnake, to name but a few), Fixed has always spanned genres while keeping only one common denominator: high-quality music you can dance to.

Over the last eight years, Josh and Dave have burned up venues like Studio B, Public Assembly, Le Poisson Rouge, Dekalb Market, Santos Party House, and tons more. They’ve also partnered with the likes of Verboten, Trouble & Bass, Let’s Play House, and The Dog & Pony Show while holding down a bimonthly residency at Le Bain, supporting major acts like Simian Mobile Disco on U.S. tours, and hosting parties in Miami and D.C. And did we mention that Dave and Josh are two of the very tightest (and most versatile) of NYC’s DJs?

All that said, Fixed’s eighth year is a BIG deal. To mark the occasion, they’re holding their anniversary party on Friday, Oct. 26, at Le Bain. (Details here.) They also want to you to join in the celebration by offering up 10 special prize packs that will include:

(a) Guaranteed admission for you & your party to the Fixed 8-Year Anniversary at Le Bain (that means no worrying about everyone in your group making it inside)
(b) 1 drink ticket for use during the party (you know how valuable that is, right?)
(c) 1 limited edition “OAK Gets FIXED: 8-Year Anniversary mix” cassette being specially made for the occasion

Stream the stellar mix — which features 22 new (and many exclusive) tracks from the likes of Bicep, Daniel Avery, Chicken Lips, Andy Stott, and Simian Mobile Disco — online now:


All you need to do is send us your favorite Fixed memory (anytime over the last eight years); Josh and Dave will choose their 10 favorite responses. Responses need to be submitted before 3 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, October 25, noon (ET) on Friday, October 26, and winners will be notified shortly after. (Winners will then pick up their prize pack from the door person at Le Bain when checking in for the party.) To enter, you can submit your memories via email to, write on the GlitterballNYC Facebook wall, or tweet to us at @glitterballnyc.

(Need some memory-refreshing? Check Resident Advisor for inspiration.)

And if you’re interested in what our top 5 Fixeds are, read on below (this was a tough call — we could probably have listed 30 easily):

1. Fixed with Cut Copy & Pink Skull (both live) at Studio B (3.15.08)
2. Fixed presents Making Time with Matthew Dear, Gold Panda, Holy Ghost! and more (all live) at Public Assembly (10.23.10)
3. Fixed with John Talabot & Pional and Blondes (both live) at Le Poisson Rouge (9.27.12)
4. Fixed with Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) at Santos Party House (9.23.10)
5. Fixed with Miracles Club, Midnight Magic & Trap.Avoid at Public Assembly (7.29.11)

 10/18/2012  Features, News