For those of you in NYC who have had the pleasure of attending a WORK party, consider yourself blessed. For those of you who haven’t, I’ve got the next best thing.
Just as an FYI, WORK is a regular party put on by the musical geniuses Eli Escobar and Lloydksi at subMercer, the club below the Mercer Hotel in SoHo. It is, hands down, one of the best parties (especially musically) in NYC right now with its heavy house tracks and nostalgic 90s dance tracks. If you’re in NYC, please be sure to check it out. In the meantime, here’s a mix from last month’s WORK party for you to groove to while you get ready to go wherever your Saturday night takes you:
– Retail DJ
House music will be in full effect this weekend with the next few shows. Of the many parties opening their doors for the public to enjoy a few nights of freedom, the two I have no problem endorsing and, in fact, encouraging you to check out are WORK and Let’s Play House, both excellent regular parties where:
1. The DJs care about the music they play and are so talented it hurts
2. New music is previewed and older music is cherished
3. Dancing is the norm
4. The good vibes are impossible to miss
WORK, which is hosted by DJs Eli Escobar and Lloydski, both house and disco DJs/Producers with plenty of musical accomplishments under their respective belts, takes place as subMercer, the club beneath the Mercer Hotel in Soho, tonight! If you are free, do not miss this. In fact, clear a few things off your schedule to get there. 3.3.11 INVITE
Here’s a little example of how it all goes down:
Let’s Play House, which is hosted by Jacques Renault, another DJ/producer with lots of experience (including many an EP, set, and remix), has taken place in several venues, most notably a “secret location” in Williamsburg. This week, the location is very well-known: The Union Square Ballroom in Manhattan. Legend Cosmo Vitelli, Kaos, and Drew Heffron will be in charge of making you dance. 3.4.11 INVITE
– Retail DJ
I only support the artists, performances, DJs, and designers I believe in and trust to deliver the goods. This endorsement then, is like any other.
This Friday, February 11th, my friends and colleagues Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene and DJ Shomi Noise are teaming up for an amazing show in Harlem. Fly will be presenting photography, video art, and a live performance with Shomi on board to DJ! They are both super talented, so I know it’s going to be hot. Check the information below and the facebook invite for more info:
TRINITY Art Exhibition
Friday, 2.11 @ 7 pm
414 W. 145th St. (lower level)
between Convent Ave. and St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem
Also this week:
– Retail DJ
There is one song that, as the lyrics say, I just can’t get off my mind. It’s Eli Escobar’s “Love Thing Part 2” as remixed by DJ Mehdi. I hear it almost every time I go out, and EZRAKH even played it at WERK! (Retail DJ 1-Year Anniversary Party), but it never gets old. Check out the original:
and also check this re-edit/mashup WooHoo did with Soul Clap and Gadi Mizrahi’s remix of Bad Rabbits “Bad Love”
– Retail DJ
Lots of good shows this weekend, as per usual, as well as some pretty exiciting stuff coming up for the week after! Buckle your seatbelt, folks. It’s going to be a rowdy ride.
Simian Mobile Disco (w/ Dave P JDH) @ Santos Party House – $20 (run . . . if you plan on going, you’re.already.late!) doors at 11 pm
I saw these guys perform at Studio B back in the day, and trust me, they put on a great show! Check them out.
also at Santos Party House tonight: BAILOUT: Hosted by DJs Eli Escobar and Blue Jemz (both marvels in their own right) – $5, doors at 11 (no cover if you RSVP) Santos basement
Holy Fuck w/ Nice Nice @ Le Poisson Rouge – $14 adv, $16 day of, 7 pm
Hudson Mohawke + Disko Dali, Alex English, Rekles, JDH & Dave P @ Webster Hall – $1 if you RSVP, doors at 10
Bootie Brooklyn @ Public Assembly – $5 before 11pm w/RSVP: email@example.com,$10 after, doors at 10 pm
this party is worldwide and worth checking out. ALSO, Leo Justi, a DJ whose feature and mix we’ll be posting soon, is playing for Bootie Rio !
Ellen Allien w/ Dave P & JDH @ Santos Party House – $20, doors at 10 pm
COMING SOON: Carte Blanche, Kraak & Smaak, Lauren Flax, DJ Falcon, Timo Maas, Penguin Prison, Rico Tubbs, Cassette, Juan Maclean, Afrojack . . .
– Retail DJ
I am very excited to announce that one of my absolute favorite DJ duos Soul Clap will be here tonight at Santos Party House playing amazing grooves for the ears of non-dancing New Yorkers. Hopefully, they will rile up some sense of positive dance-worthy happiness that makes people move beyond the bar . . . we’ll see.
Tutu Tuesdays: SOUL CLAP + Crazy Larry + Futuretro @ Santos Party House ($2 w/ a tutu before midnight, $7)
click here for more details: http://santospartyhouse.com/index/event/id/1510
On top of that, this Thursday, Grum and The Twelves (whose amazing mixology I have featured here) will also be at Santos.
Canal Rubber Presents: Grum + The Twelves + JDH and Dave P + Eli Escobar ($5 adv, $10 day of)
click here for more details: http://santospartyhouse.com/index/event/id/1390
It’s going to be a very good work week!
– Retail DJ
VHS or Beta
This week, there’s still more to come in terms of club shows. Holler! 🙂
Here’s a list of hot shows that should not be missed:
Thursday, April 15th
MATTHEW DEAR + Eli Escobar + Dave P and JDH @ Santos Party House
advanced tickets $10, $15 @ the door
music: minimal + techno
NOMI of Jessica Six @ Baddies
FREE w/ RSVP here: firstname.lastname@example.org
music: disco, electronica
EZRAKH @ the Waiting Room (in NJ)
We interviewed EZRAKH a while back, and I can safely say that I am very glad we did. When he becomes super famous worldwide, I will be able to say I knew him way back when . . . 🙂
Friday, April 16th
VIKING + the Hood Internet + Telephoned @ Webster Hall
$1 before midnight w/ RSVP
about these folks:
VIKING has had a huge amount of success with his remixes for Amanda Blank, Kid Cudi, The Sounds and Shwayze (among many others) has graced the decks at Webster a couple of times already with awesome results… and we are happy to have him back…
The Hood Internet make the best mashups you’ve ever heard… these guys play all the music we love… at once!
Telephoned are getting a huge industry buzz right now… here is what Pitchfork said about their SxSW show: “It really shouldn’t work. A nerdy DJ and super hot singer doing blog-house versions of popular R&B hits? That seems like an awful idea. But oh man, does it work, especially at this performance at the Fool’s Gold showcase, which was the most fun thing I’ve seen at SXSWso far.”
Saturday, April 17th
VHS OR BETA + Mark Verbos @ Brooklyn Bowl
Free w/ RSVP
– Retail DJ