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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




Oops! Missed a Spot

24 Jun

Somehow in a cosmic-sized lapse in memory, I forgot to post one of the big events this week: Holy Ghost! (in their FIRST NYC headlining event!)+ Justin Miller + Neon Indian + Jacques Renault + Stretch Armstrong are performing tonight at Le Poisson Rouge!

It’s not to late to get tickets online (and they are $15 at the door). If you haven’t seen one or more of these guys perform before, please do check them out. Tonight is one of those moments when I wish I had a clone or someone who could be a surrogate version of me, but through whom I could experience everything. Nevertheless, nothing like that has been created yet, so I might need to live vicariously through some of the folks who read Retail DJ and who aren’t crazy tired tonight. GO GO GO!

For more info, check out this link

For your reference:

Holy Ghost!

Jacques Renault

Justin Miller

Neon Indian (aka the man behind Vega)

Stretch Armstrong

my review of a night @ the Marcy Hotel


– Retail DJ

Upcoming Shows: Trouble & Bass Crew, Afrojack, Hercules & Love Affair, and many more!

10 Jun

There are some repeat offenders this time around, and they’re all worth checking out! Trouble & Bass is throwing yet another (most likely partylicious) show at Santos, featuring an artist by the name of Dominique Young Unique who will then go on to perform the next night with Switch (!!!) and Viking (second show at Webster Hall in recent months). On top of that, Hercules and Love Affair (whom I have seen live plenty of times) will be making folks drop it like it’s hot this weekend. Oh, and did I mention that AFROJACK will be here? It’s going to be a very good set of days, even if theygive you a sense of deja vu.

Thursday, June 10th

Trouble and Bass present Calvertron / Rico Tubbs / Class Actress/Dominique Young Unique  @ Santos (with JDH opening on the decks)  – doors at 11:30 pm, $5 general admission, adv tix

Friday, June 11th

 Switch / Viking / Dominique Young Unique @ Webster Hall – doors at 10, $1 before midnight w/ RSVP

Saturday, June 12th

Hercules and Love Affair + French Horn Rebellion @ Brooklyn Bowl – doors at 11:30; free w/ RSVP

Afrojack @ Santos Party House – doors at, adv tix $20

Vinylcentric Presents Oja @ Le Poisson Rouge – doors at 10, tickets $5:

event info: The return of the DJ. Two turntables and a microphone. Sound system connecting live and direct to the people. Back to the roots: The Golden Age of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Dance Classics, House, Salsa . Into the future: new artists, gems you might have missed and original remixes. A DJ that communicates with the crowd to give you what you need. Fun & Games. Dance, drink, network & build. Each week new musical guests that move in and out to contribute to the set seemlessly without interrupting the groove. Improvisational love with those in attendance as part of the creation. Under the groove, one nation. 

– 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

Special Event: NSR, Dash Speaks, Das Racist, and more…

26 Apr

Dash Speaks and NSR Keep It Dapper

So get this: in a few weeks, some of my favorite interviewees will be performing at Le Poisson Rouge right here in NYC. That’s right. Dash Speaks and NSR will be “dropping knowledge” (sorry, I am a little behind on my hip hop lingo!) for a massive audience at this amazing space along with Das Racist, Mazzie and Sneakas, Blitz the Ambassador, and DJ Portarock on May 13th at LPR. Advance tickets are $12, $15 day of. Don’t miss it! It’s going to be wild!

Click here for more info: Almost Famous Showcase

– Retail DJ

Brodinski, the Aftermath

24 Jan

Last night’s Dave P/JDH/Pink Skull/Brodinski show at Le Poisson Rouge was great! Although Brodinski’s set seemed really short, he packed in some great tracks and did an overall good job of getting everybody worked up (clearly his dancing while DJing bit does wonders). Anyway, here’s the evidence of some of the musical madness:


23 Jan

Playing tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with Pink Skull. Openers: Dave P and JDH (awesome former resident DJs at Studio B in Brooklyn! (RIP). Doors @ 11

Known for his collaborations with Yuksek and other amazing French DJs, as well as a whole host of others, Brodinski is back in NYC to play at Le Poisson Rouge tonight! Watch the man go:

Interview (en francais):

One of my favorite Brodinski tracks: “Gold Digger”

I remember when I first heard Brodinski play at Studio B a few years, he was amazing. When he dropped this track, I nearly pass out from excitement. Don’t let the computer speakers fool you – this track is great on a real round system.

Anyway, have a great night everyone. Ate amanha (until tomorrow!)!!

– Retail DJ

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