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What’s Good? Eastern Bloc

17 Mar

Dash Speaks

We worked with Dash Speaks before, profiling him mainly for his DJing and production work, but he also happens to be an acclaimed lyricist and rapper. His newest EP Eastern Bloc sends us on a trip to the USSR and its aftermath, with moments of emotion, triumph, and humor. Though he admits it’s something that he “didn’t make […] to get famous,” and recognizes that the musical diversity exhibited by the EP makes it a bit difficult to promote on the blog circuit, it’s the passion and diligence he put toward Eastern Bloc along with the excellent storytelling that makes it so easy to appreciate. I had the opportunity to talk to Dash about his inspiration for Eastern Bloc and the process of doing literally everything for the EP. Here’s what he had to say:

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WERK! The Retail DJ 1-Year Anniversary Party

9 Jan

Yes, indeed, Retail DJ has turned 1-year old. But after all this hard work, I certainly will not be celebrating alone. . .

I’ll be partying with the help of 8 friends, and you and yours are invited to come!

 

Join me on Thursday, 1/27/11 for a party you won’t forget:

WERK!

The Retail DJ 1-Year Anniversary Party

w/ DJS:

EZRAKH / brick bandits

Lil Ray / trophy bar, beauty bar

Butter / submercer, vegas club sao paulo

Shomi Noise / sugarland, rebel cupcake

WooHoo / warmth records, turntable lab

Mark LaRush / flute gramercy, china one

&

Celebrity DJs (NSR + Dash Speaks) / ella, gallery bar

1/27/11

10 pm – 4 am

Gallery Bar @ 120 Orchard Street, NYC

arrive early for give aways, drink specials, and more!

RSVP via facebook


*flyer credit: Nina Yang

– Retail DJ

It’s November: Time to Party

2 Nov

It’s my month of birth, and while I won’t be actually celebrating my special day until some time in December once Thanksgiving is over I will continue to encourage all of you to party down in my absence. Before the latter days of the month, there are lots of good parties for you to preemptively work off all your Turkey Day weight gain. Here are some upcoming shows at my favorite venues for this month. Click the links for more details:

Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette (Manhattan)

Santos may have been shut down on drug charges, but once they bounce back, go check out these parties:

Public Assembly,  70 North 6th Street (Brooklyn)

Williamburg’s answer to a megaclub has some great acts this month. Miss these if you dare:

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street (Manhattan)

Retail DJ Featured Artists (all over)

Yes, the folks whom we’ve covered around these parts are busier than ever. Be sure to catch them at their regular gigs and special parties:

Dash Speaks: Tuesdays @ Botanica Bar (Manhattan), Sundays @ The Cove (Brooklyn), 11.24 @ The Blind Barber (Manhattan), 11.27 @ The Bell House (Brooklyn) (w/ Gordon Voidwell + Brahmns)

Lil Ray: 11.5: Fallen Arrows Launch Part w MASEO and Double Dutch (ATL), 11.6: Team Nasty Dance Party w Cool Aide @ The Music Room (ATL), 11.9: Hip Hop Open Mic @ Vibrations Lounge (Manhattan), 11.11: Hip Hop Open Mic @ RSVP Lounge (Queens), 11:15: Lil Ray’s Monday Night Drinking Club @ Heathers (Manhattan), 11.28: I ❤ Hip Hop Sundaze @ Spike Hill (Brooklyn)

NSR: Fridays @ Ella Lounge (Manhattan)

EZRAKH: Wednesdays @ Zamaan Bar (Brooklyn)

Mark LaRush: Wednesdays @ Le Souk (Manhattan), Thursday & Friday (7-10) @ Falucka (Manhattan), Fridays (11-4) @ China One (Manhattan), Saturdays @ Flute Midtown (Manhattan)

Ka§par: select Saturday nights @ Fragil (Lisbon, Portugal)

*to listen to the Exclusive Retail DJ mixes by each artist, visit our mixes page

– Retail DJ

 

 

Did I Tell You I Was Throwing an 8-Hour Party?

23 Jul

Well, I am.

Special Event: Retail DJ “Get Dressed for This” Showcase

19 Jul

Did I mention that I was throwing an 8-hour long party featuring 8 DJs? Just in case you’ve been hiding under a music-less rock, check the specs and get dressed FOR this! By the way, I suggest you get there early! There are hot DJs and drink specials from 8-10 just to get your warmed up for the best Wednesday you’ll ever have.

At Retail DJ, I talk a lot about getting dressed “to” something, particularly good music that inspires one to go out, dance, and have a good time. But what if you could find that kind of diverse, fun, and danceable music when you went out? Look no further. I’ve got what you’ve been searching for all along.

Retail DJ presents . . .

The “Get Dressed for This” Showcase

Wednesday, August 4th

8 pm – 4 am

B.East Lounge

171 East Broadway, NYC

Featuring special guest LIVE SETS by DJs:

 Van Scott (NY; Drlkt Freddie, DJs Are Not Rockstars)

Amylulita Manzanita (NY; Nacotheque, Le One Night Stand)

EZRAKH (NJ; The House of Yes, The Coffee Cave)

NSR (NY; Celebrity DJs, Ella)

Dash Speaks (NY; Celebrity DJs, Botanica)

Dick Burroughs (NY; B.East, ITSA)

Mark LaRush (NY; China 1, Le Souk)

and a special “ghost” set by DJ Shomi Noise (NY; Sugarland, That’s My Jam)

With genres ranging from house to punk, electroclash to soul, dubstep to hip hop, techno to baile funk, and dancehall to Spanish pop, you can’t miss this!

8-Hour Party! 8 DJs!
Drink specials from 8-10 pm! $5 shots, $3 beer
Doors @ 8 pm; 21+ w/ ID for admission

To RSVP, click HERE

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for more info:

Retail DJ

B.East

 

Van Scott (Mix)

Amylulita Manzanita (Mix)

EZRAKH (Mix)

NSR (Mix)

Dash Speaks (Mix)

Dick Burroughs

Mark LaRush (Mix)

 

 retaildj@gmail.com

– Retail DJ

Retail DJ “Get Dressed for This” Showcase – August 4th!

8 Jul

At Retail DJ, I talk a lot about getting dressed “to” something, particularly good music that inspires one to go out, dance, and have a good time. But what if you could find that kind of diverse, fun, and danceable music when you went out? Look no further. I’ve got what you’ve been searching for all along.

On the night of Wednesday, August 4th, Retail DJ presents . . .

The  “Get Dressed for This” Showcase

Wednesday, August 4th

B.East Lounge

171 East Broadway, NYC

Featuring special guests:

Van Scott (NY; Drlkt Freddie, DJs Are Not Rockstars)

Amylulita Manzanita (NY; Nacotheque)

EZRAKH (NJ; The House of Yes, The Coffee Cave)

NSR (NY; Celebrity DJs, Almost Famous)

Dash Speaks (NY; Celebrity DJs, Botanica)

and a special “ghost” set by DJ Shomi Noise (NY; Sugarland, That’s My Jam)

With genres ranging from house to punk, electroclash to soul, dubstep to hip hop, techno to baile funk, and dancehall to Spanish pop, you can’t miss this!

To RSVP, click HERE

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– Retail DJ

TONIGHT: NSR, Dash Speaks, Das Racist & More!

13 May

Support the artists we’ve profiled here at Retail DJ and check out the Almost Famous Showcase tonight at Le Poisson Rouge! Dash Speaks and NSR (whom we interviewed, photographed, and had bless us with their mixes) will be performing tonight along with many more. Tickets $15

– Retail DJ

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