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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




Upcoming Shows: Pride Parties, Runaway, Carte Blanche, Green Velvet, and More!

22 Jun


As per usual, I am highlighting my top show picks for this week, but this time around, I’m giving a shoutout for Pride. Yes, it’s that time of year folks. The Pride Parade is this weekend, meaning this week is going to be chock full of extra parties for the folks within the LGBT community and their allies (both in advocacy and the need to dance dance dance!)


  • Booby Trap Returns to NYC w/ DJs Lauren Flax (Fischerspooner, DJs Are Not Rockstars) and Kim Ann Foxman (of Hercules and Love Affair) 

 This West Coast girl party is coming to the eastern shores to show NYC how to party for PRIDE!! Free w/ RSVP, doors at 10. See the invite for more details

  • Gordon Voidwell performs (w/ Darwin Deez and Scary Mansion) @ Santos Party House. Tickets for $10 / $14 at the door; doors at 7 pm

              Yes, Gordon Voidwell as in the man behind the hit “Ivy League Circus”

  • Goldfrapp in concert @ the Hammerstein Ballroom, tickets $43, doors at 8 pm


  • Green Velvet (!!!)  w/ Dave P and JDH @ Santos Party House, Adv tickets for $10, doors at 1o pm

This man is one of the godfathers of American house and dirty hard techno beats. If you have yet to see him live, please check him out.

  • Au Revoir Simone, The Hundred in the Hands, CALLmeKAT and Runaway (DJ set) @ the Warsaw, tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door, doors at 8 pm see the invite for more details

I saw Runaway DJ a few months back at the Marcy Hotel (Wolf + Lamb party), and they blew me away! Don’t miss it.


  • Carte Blanche (aka DJ Mehdi + Riton) w/ Dave P & JDH @ Webster Hall, $1 before midnight w/  RSVP

I seriously cannot wait for this show . . . I have been counting down the minutes. They recent House Party mix was on iPod repeat for weeks! To top it off, the show is only $1. Come out and dance!!!


  • Princess Superstar performs at Choice C*nts’ 3rd Annual Pride Party @ Santos Party House, tickets $15 w/ RSVP to thegaysha@gmail.com, $20 at the door. See the invite for more details
  • Welcome to MENhattan presented by WORK w/ DJs Peter Rauhofer, Ana Paula, Marco da Silva, and Stephan Grondin @ Roseland Ballroom. doors at 10 pm, tickets from $80

This is a 14 hour party (you read that correctly – 14 hours)! If there’s one good way to celebrate Pride, it’s by dancing!

– 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

Kraak & Smaak Mix

2 Jun

Dapper Dutchmen: Kraak & Smaak

Dutch DJs Kraak & Smaak are going to be playing at Santos tonight (and joined by none other than the amazing Lauren Flax). In order to get everyone pumped, here’s a mix they did back in March. It’s broken into two parts, so be sure to give both a listen. See you tonight!

Kraak & Smaak March 2010 Mix

Part One: Play / Download

Part Two: Play / Download

tracklist after the jump

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Upcoming Shows: EZRAKH, DJ Falcon, & More!

1 Jun

France's DJ Falcon

My goodness. It’s already the end of a long holiday weekend, yet fortunately the beginning of an amazing work week thanks to the upcoming shows in store. With acts ranging from Lauren Flax to EZRAKH to DJ Falcon, the next few days are going to be chock full of outstanding electronic music and a whole lot of fun. See what’s coming soon:

Wednesday, June 2nd

Kraak & Smaak + Lauren Flax @ Santos Party House, $10 adv, doors at 7 pm

Thursday, June 3rd

(The Legendary!!!) DJ Falcon @ Santos Party House, $10 adv, doors at 10 

Friday, June 4th

EZRAKH @ House of Yes

check out the Retail DJ Golden Boy at Brooklyn’s House of Yes!

For more info, click here

Saturday, June 5th

Push the Night: Brad Miller @ Santos Party House, $5 before midnight w/ RSVP

 Juan Maclean @ Public Assembly, $8 adv, $12 at the door

 – Retail DJ

Upcoming Shows: The Twelves. Grum, and SOUL CLAP!!!!

27 Apr

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.

Soul Clap

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.

The Twelves

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

Upcoming Shows: Calvin Harris, Jubilee, Alexander Technique, and More!

31 Mar

Calvin Harris

Wednesday, 3/31

JOKERS OF THE SCENE + NICK CATCHDUBS + STAR EYES @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street)

multiple ticket options! FREE from 10pm-12am ; FREE after 12 with RSVP – email: JOTS@lprnyc.com $8 Tickets (Guaranteed entry) – Click Here; IMPORTANT: for the $8 tickets, you must use the promotional code “GBH212′. Otherwise tickets are $10.; $13 Day of show (after midnight without RSVP or ticket)

JAMIE OF THE XX  + JDH + DAVE P @ Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street)

Bonding over a shared love of dark, emotive 80s guitar sounds and the high-end sheen of American R&B, The xx’s unique sound befits a band whose wide range of influences combine beautiful, hushed vocal duets and a brilliantly inventive use of samples and low-end frequencies to produce stark, sweet, melancholic pop. The four precocious 19 year olds are enjoying a packed tight international tour schedule and tonight Jamie xx will bust a dj set after the heat of their NY concert appearance. $5 advance tickents and more info

Thursday, 4/1

DJ MARK LARUSH @ Flute (40 e. 20th street)

Mark Larush will be spinning Disco, Disco funk, and lounge music. So stop by for champagne and listen to so good vibes.  More Info

ROXY COTTONTAIL + LADYFAG @La Pomme (27 w. 26th street)
If you know anything about nightlife, you know who Roxy & Ladyfag are. Two of the biggest nightlife entertainers in the country who are already on legendary status start their new night this Thursday and every Thursday after. Featuring Alexander Technique and Luther. More Info.
CALVIN HARRIS @ Santos Party House (06 Lafayette street)
Make sure you get your tickets for Calvin Harris before they run out!! He’ll be DJing along with JDH and Dave P of Fixed and guests… it’s going to be a hot night… We strongly advise you to buy advance tix for this one. $15 tickets
DJ DRUZZ  @ Baddies (20 Greenwich Avenue)
DJ Druzz from New York’s leading disco-punk combo, The Rapture, will be getting behind the wheels of steel this week at our Whipped party…
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