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Upcoming Shows: Green Velvet, Shomi Noise, & More!

28 Apr

Soo many great events this weekend! In a trend I have noticed in recent months, all the really good shows are happening at the end of the month. Luckily, I saved up my energy and will be partying down. Here’s a mini-guide:


Classixx + Nancy Whang @ Webster Hall

Lil Ray @ Crave Wine Bar (check out DJ KrunkPony there on Saturday too!)

Green Velvet & Jamie Jones @ Good Units


A-Trak & Kid Sister @ Terminal 5

Shomi Noise (The Wretched Party! launch!) @ East River Bar, Brooklyn

and if you’re in. . .


or Rio

or Ontario

or Amsterdam


Upcoming Shows: House the Place

3 Mar


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

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:




– Retail DJ

Something To WERK (out) To . . .

19 Jan

Today I was back in the gym for the first time in an embarrassingly long time. I, justifiably, blame it on all the time and energy I devoted to grad school applications, moving, and other life activities that put the gym on the backburner. BUT as it’s 2011 now, I felt that bit of January guilt and, even more so, my bank account yelling from a distance “GO to the gym or that money they take out from your account every month might as well be put in a trashcan and lit on fire,” so I hauled ass to the land of muscleheads and models and took a punching bag to task. While boxing, my soundtrack came c/o France’s Mustard Pimp, whose epic mixes guarantee anything from old school nostalgia to a headbanging blast.

The latest mixtape series from MP goes by the name Catastrophe. A fitting title, no less, for a mix that made me do some serious damage today at the gym. Hopefully it helps you as well as you attempt to fulfill the demands of your new year’s resolutions (follow the links for the tracklists; click to stream / click the small arrow on the right to download):

Vol 1:

Vol 2:

Vol 3:

Vol 4:

By the way, don’t forget to show off your new body (or old one, whichever is best) at WERK!: The Retail DJ 1-Year Anniversary (1.27.11 @ Gallery Bar). Look at it this way, at least dancing is a heavy-duty WERKout (sorry, couldn’t resist). RSVP here

– Retail DJ

Random Aside: The Retail DJ Mascot

14 Jan

Brodinski (the dog, not the DJ)

I’ve been a bit MIA in the past week, despite my return to the site, mainly because I’ve been on vacation. But there’s another reason I haven’t had the free time to sit and type: Brodinski.

But when I say “Brodinski,” I am actually not referring to the French DJ, but instead the dog who has been named after him. Yes, I broke down and got a puppy. In between Brodinski (the dog, not the DJ) trying to eat the keys on the computer and learning to poop and pee in the right spot (aka on the paper and NOT on the hardwood floor), blogging is a little bit hard. However, I’m back in the saddle and ready to do some damage (the good kind, of course).

Be on the lookout for more posts as well as the January podcast, as well as new features int he coming weeks. ALSO, please do not forget to RSVP for WERK! The Retail DJ 1-Year Anniversary Party. Come out and get your dance on.

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:


The Retail DJ 1-Year Anniversary Party

w/ DJS:

EZRAKHbrick bandits

Lil Ray trophy bar, beauty bar

Butter submercer, vegas club sao paulo

Shomi Noise sugarland, rebel cupcake

WooHoowarmth records, turntable lab

Mark LaRush flute gramercy, china one


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


10 pm – 4 am

Gallery Bar @ 120 Orchard Street, NYC

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

RSVP via facebook

– Retail DJ

TONIGHT: Get Down @ subMercer

7 Jan

Check out Butter tonight @ the Get Down Friday Night party at subMercer, a great club below the Mercer Hotel in SoHo. With Butter joining Tyler Askew and Tommy TurboJazz, it’s sure to be a night of luscious sets and good dancing. RSVP to getdownyc@gmail.com for entry

As you get ready to go out tonight, whether its to subMercer or another event, use Butter’s EXCLUSIVE Retail DJ mix as your soundtrack. Happy Friday!

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

tracklist after the jump

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High and Low

20 Nov

Did you enjoy WooHoos interview, photoshoot, and mix? Want to see him DJing live? If so, check him out tonight @ High and Low!!!! He’ll be DJing with sTERRYo (of Da Hardy Boyz) and Dinorsaur Jr Jr live at Panda Bar (139 Chrystie Street between Delancey and Broome).

To get people hyped about tonight’s party, he put together this bonus mix. Press play and e n j o y !

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

tracklist after the jump

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