We’ve got so much to tell you about this week that we’re going jump straight in this week:
- Thanks to everyone who joined us in the Bad Room at Good Room last week, as well as the always excellent Willie Burns and Chupacabras and our resident Facets! (On the other side, Fixed was raging with sets from Shit Robot and JDH!) Facets will be guesting at Indie Slash at Tandem next Friday (4/24), so hope to see you there! (Save the date: We’re working on something special at The Graham for May 2!)
- Speaking of Willie Burns, he was the focus of the latest edition of Boiler Room’s Collections series, which debuted this morning. Get some insight into the record buying habits of the WT Records head honcho.
- The rad travel & music site Cliktrips is back from extended hiatus, and we’re happy to have contributed to it! Part 1 of our feature on Belgrade, Serbia lets you discover all the best spots for dancing, while Part 2 focuses on where to eat, drink, and visit while you’re in town. (Technology did not allow for our video clip, shot during a Juju & Jordash set at KC Grad, but you can check it out here.) Also highly recommended: DJ Chupacabras (Jeremy Rodriguez) & Victoria Rodriguez’s tips for traveling to (and gorgeous photos of) Bangkok and Koh Kood, Thailand.
- Another publication we wholeheartedly throw our support behind is Paul Raffaele’s Love Injection zine. (And we are happy to be contributing as well!) The third issue’s release party was held this past Wednesday at Kinfolk 90. (Check out this nice interview Kinfolk resident Bruce “DJ Bruce” Easley did with Paul.) No worries if you missed grabbing a copy: Digital and hard copies are both still available.
- Kick yourself (but not too hard) if you missed out on the first night of The Juan MacLean’s live residency at Cameo. (Tight as hell, full of both new tracks off their In A Dream album and classics like “One Day,” “Happy House,” and “Give Me Every Little Thing,” the set showcased the band’s seamless integration of sharp lyricism, impressive musicianship, and blissfully bouncy house epics — with a little theremin thrown in.) Although tickets for tonight and tomorrow sold out awhile back, there is some good news: You can buy tickets at the door for the afterparties both nights (Midnight Magic DJs will burn up the dancefloor tonight, while Saturday night Juan will pull double duty and play late DJ set, along with Kaviar Disco Club’s Beto Cravioto). We know: You’re still pretty bummed you missed out on the live stuff, right? Well, Juan, Nancy Whang, and the rest of the band will return to the Brooklyn stage next week for ANOTHER three-night residency at Union Pool — and one of those shows still has tickets available. Hurry and get on it!
- Record Store Day is tomorrow: We recommend you mark the occasion by celebrating at either halcyon or the brand-new Superior Elevation store, both which have announced some pretty sick DJ lineups for the day (see below).
- Happy third anniversary to Donna, one of our favorite NYC spots for killer music, drinks, and tacos!
- The one-month countdown to Movement is almost upon us! We are eagerly awaiting our first (!) time in Detroit and will be sharing all the details with you here. Festival tickets are still on sale (and unlike several other large-scale events we can think of, pricing is actually easy on your wallet: $65 a day or $150 for a three-day pass). Held May 23-25, 2015 at the city’s Hart Plaza, this year’s Movement will play host to more than 140 artists, including Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Kerri Chandler, Eats Everything, Disclosure, Squarepusher, Nina Kraviz, !!!, Method Man, Steffi, Fort Romeau, Mike Servito, Heathered Pearls, Kink, and so many more. And don’t even get us started on the afterparties… Watch this space for more updates!
- We’d like to draw your attention to a new local label you should show some love: Love Tempo Records, named for a Quango Quango track, is the creation of longtime NYC DJ and producer Matthew Moffre (who you may know under monikers like MJM and Drrtyhaze). The label’s first release comes from MJM himself, the dancefloor-ready, three-track All Good EP, which radiates expert-level house and generous feel-good vibes. Give a listen and keep it on your radar — we expect big things!
- Can’t Miss Party Alert: Mark your calendars for next Thursday and come out to Good Room for an insane lineup that includes two Norwegians (space disco maestro Lindstrom and Sunkissed Norway’s Vinny Villbass) and three New Yorkers (Prince Language, Eric “Dr. Dunks” Duncan, and Wrecked’s Ron Like Hell). Get your tix now!
Below are our top picks for where to dance in NYC over the next three days (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you under the glitterball…
Friday, April 17
⇒ The Juan Maclean (live) with Kauf (live), Delia Gonzalez (live) & Midnight Magic (DJ set) at Cameo Gallery**
⇒ The Bunker with Silent Servant, D’Marc Cantu, Mike Servito, Lauren Flax & Gavin Russom at Good Room**
Saturday, April 18
⇒ The Juan Maclean (live) with Matt Cash (DJ set), Learning Center (live), Gavin Russom (live), Beto Cravioto (DJ set) & Juan Maclean (DJ set) at Cameo Gallery**
⇒ Superior Elevation Store Opening/RSD 2015 with Justin Strauss, Eli (Soul Clap), Lloydski, Paul Raffaele, Edgar & Soul 2 Seoul
⇒ Trouble & Bass: The Final Party with Plastician, Drop the Line, AC Slater, Star Eyes & more at Verboten
Sunday, April 19
⇒ Kolekti & Nightshift: Terrence Parker, Lukas Bonaventura, Tomas Station, Bruno Gervais & more at a secret location
More at the full calendar here.
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