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


 

A Detroit veteran, Sharif Laffrey was a neighbor of two of the Belleville Three and a part of DEMF/Movement’s early days. Since then, he’s been making some killer records on labels such as Discos Capablanca, Love on the Rocks, and Especial. Expect to hear a super diverse set from this mysterious maestro that includes electro, techno, leftfield, acid, and beyond.

Name: Sharif

Neighborhood: I’m still uncommitted

Facebook: facebook.com/Sharif-Laffrey-334338366705432

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/shariflaffrey

Instagram: sharif

Best thing that happened in 2017: 
It’s personal

Worst thing that happened in 2017: 
Difficult to select one single thing

My favorite NYC place or party to play this year was:
All-nighter in a semi-condemned building in Philly (Philly being my favorite neighborhood in New York)

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

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE: 
I’m very careful with my records and rarely drop them

In 2018, I’m most looking forward to: 
Mid-term elections

My New Year’s resolution: 
I avoid disappointment by not making resolutions


 

Andi has been bringing the sounds of new wave, post punk, industrial, and EBM to the crowds of New York for several years via both her DJ sets around the City and her very successful SYNTHICIDE monthly at Bossa Nova Civic Club. An expert on goth culture and all things ’80s, she has been published extensively, is regularly invited to speak at events, and is author of “Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s.”

Name: Andi (Harriman)

Neighborhood: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Facebook: facebook.com/synthicideNYC

Twitter: @andiwithani

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/andi80s

Instagram: @andi80s

Website: andiharriman.com

Best thing that happened in 2017:
Personally, it was bringing some of my favorite bands (Psyche and Schwefelgelb) to play live in NYC, but I’m also happy about the #metoo movement and the women who found the strength to name their abusers

Worst thing that happened in 2017:
Trump

Biggest surprise of 2017:
Meeting Nick Cave and Al Jourgensen

The track I played out the most this year:
I might have to guess DSX and Sid Lamar’s “90 Degrees” — it’s a track that can fit in my ’80s-inspired sets, as well as harder, darker sets

My favorite new artist this year was: 
NYC’s own Anatomy — she’s my favorite witchy electronic goddess with a unique industrial sound

My favorite NYC place or party to play this year was:
My SYNTHICIDE 3-year anniversary party with Silent Servant and L.Sangre at Bossa Nova Civic Club was epic! I also loved playing my ’80s set at the Kiss & Tell party, which was at Bossa, too!

My vote for NYC’s hottest DJs this year:
My two favorites are Katie Rex (her BOUND parties were always so fun) and Auspex

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE:
A few of my favorite Razormaid remixes like Axodry’s “You”

In 2018, I’m most looking forward to:
The “David Bowie is…” exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, SYNTHICIDE’s 4-year anniversary, and the Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany


 

Pittsburgh native Chase Smith has been building a name for himself as an eclectic producer of acid/electro-flavored jams, masterful experimental live sets, and DJ sets that show the range of his deep and diverse dance music knowledge. He finishes out the year with a pair of stellar EP releases for is / was and Apartment and several contributions to Kraftjerkz’ “Machine Funk Is Our Game” compilation.

Name: Chase Smith

Neighborhood: Ridgewood -> Greenpoint

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/chase-smith

Instagram: cs.1729

Best thing that happened in 2017:
Specs Sales & Repair open for business

Worst thing that happened in 2017:
Scumbag politics

Biggest surprise of 2017:
Electro

The track I played out the most this year:
Pet Shop Boys: “Domino Dancing” 7-inch

My favorite new artist this year was:
Liquid Asset

My favorite NYC-based label was:
Bank Records

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE:
Toresch

In 2018, I’m most looking forward to:
New releases

My New Year’s resolution is:
Run 4,000 miles

Trend I predict will be big in ’18:
Guitars


 

Facets comes to Brooklyn by way of Belgrade and London, with a passion for all things techno, acid, balearic, leftfield, electro, and beyond. He has been active in the scene since 2012, and has played around top venues in NYC, Berlin, Belgrade, Barcelona, and more. In 2016, he founded Samo Records, a label exploring the darker, moodier side of electronic music. Facets has been glitterballnyc.com’s resident, as well as primary curator/booker for all of our events.

Name: Boris K (a.k.a. Facets)

Neighborhood: East Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Facebook: facebook.com/facets.muzik

Twitter: @facets_

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/facets-music

Instagram: facets_music

Website: samorecords.com

Best thing that happened in 2017:
Samo Records

Worst thing that happened in 2017:
Mostly politics-related

Biggest surprise of 2017:
Trump!

The track I played out the most this year:
“A Scene From a Future” (Manfredas edit)

My favorite new artist this year was:
Fringe Society

My favorite NYC place or party to play this year was:
Good Room

My favorite NYC-based label was:
Samo Records!

My favorite NYC-based radio station was:
The Lot Radio (catch me and Sharif playing there on Friday the 29th from 8pm-10pm!)

My vote for NYC’s hottest DJ this year:
Joakim, Sharif Laffrey, Andi, and Chase Smith

Record I’m most likely to drop on NYE:
Black Spuma: “Presidential”

In 2017, I’m most looking forward to:
More quality music

My New Year’s resolution is:
Make an EP

Trend I predict will be big in ’18:
Elektro EBM

 12/27/2017  Features, News