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Special Event + Upcoming Shows

9 Feb

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

Azucarera Gallery
414 W. 145th St. (lower level)
between Convent Ave. and St. Nicholas Ave., Harlem

Also this week:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

– Retail DJ

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

Get Dressed to This: Speakeasy

15 Sep

inside Ella Lounge

In the past few years, the speakeasy theme has been a growing undercurrent in the NYC club scene, particularly because NYers don’t seem to like to dance, but certainly love to drink. Some places handled this charge poorly, failing economically due to too much concept and not enough content or just a pathetic reliance on theme but not pulling in a crowd that was down to play perpetual dress-up. Fortunately, there are places like Ella, which has outlasted what was once just a trend and seems to be in it for the long haul.

Part of Ella’s appeal is that despite its speakeasy appearance (all the way down to the bartender’s outfits), it remains modern by way of its fabulous DJ bookings. With a Wednesday night party c/o of Nicky Digital et al for SMILE and several other regular nights, they retain their style without losing an edge. One other such person who contributes to Ella’s continued relevance is NSR, whom we profiled as one of our first interviewees here at Retail DJ.

Though still MCing, he DJs quite a bit as well, and thank goodness for it. His style is diverse and incorporates several genres, almost a must for DJs nowadays, but something that he does naturally. NSR has a regular night  at Ella (Fridays), so be sure to check him out. In the meantime, here’s a little taste of his set (this time around, of the light, nuevo disco pop variety) with a modern take on speakeasy chic. Get dressed to this . . .

The Music

NSR – Live @ Ella

Live @ Ella by iamNSR

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

The Outfit


1. Mischen Silk Gold 3/4 Sleeve Cocktail Dress, eBay, $184 USD


2. Kathryn Kerrigan Ames T-Strap Pump, endless.com, $179 USD


3. Ribbed Lurex with Gold Tights (in black), Urban Outfitters, $14 USD


4. Vintage Evita Peroni Beaded Hand Bag, eBay, $35 USD


– 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

Retail DJ February Podcast

5 Jul

Linked to the Retail DJ February Tracklist: a Tale of Two Hearts, this podcast weaves a story of both heartbreak and love. As per usual, it’s a mix of genres (soul, funk carioca, disco, garage, techno, house, hip hop, alt rock . . . ), and at an hour and a half long, gives you enough tunes to get dressed to, party to, or listen to during your commute. Enjoy:

Retail DJ February Podcast

Retail DJ February Podcast by RetailDJ

(click to play; click the small arrow on the right to download)

Tracklist:

J*Davey – Dirty Love
Bill Withers – Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Edit)
Rubix – Baiser Sur La Disco
NSR – Better With You
Soul Clap – Kissing Game
Ralphi Rosario & Xavia Gold – You Used To Hold Me (Kenny “Jammin”Jason Mix, Mercury Edit)
Munk – Boy & Girl
Jesse Rose – Morning Would
Le Le – Breakfast
La Roux – Colourless Colour
Gaiola Das Popozudas – Solteira
Erik Hassle – Hurtful (Penguin Prison Remix)
O’Spada – Ten Strikes (Krazy Fiesta Version)
Simon & Bolivar – And I Know
Bob Sinclar – Do It
Coco Suma – Innerlude
Wiley feat. Emeli Sandé – NBYW (Solo (UK) “Loves Garage” Remix)
J Dilla – Circus (Cover by Brabe)
Metronomy – Heartbreaker
Florence And The Machine – You Got The Love (The XX Remix)

– Retail DJ

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