NYC Nightlife

Weekly updates on the NYC dance scene combined with deep dives in the history of disco, house and "music-first" parties.

All Hail DJ Harvey

All Hail DJ Harvey

There are superstar DJs, and there are rockstar DJs, and DJ Harvey belongs firmly in the latter camp. Not to say that he’s not also a very big deal, but over his thirty-three years in the industry,...

The Father Of Jersey Club

The Father Of Jersey Club

Tony Humphies is a bona fide house music legend. The DJ and producer launched his professional career back in 1981 and had a hugely influential Friday and Saturday night residency on New York’s WRK...

The house that Chez built

The house that Chez built

Here in this wondrous city, there’s barely a week that goes by that our dancefloors are not blessed by an all-time great. This weekend, that honor belongs to Mr. Chez Damier, a pivotal figure of Ch...

Björk, baby.

Björk, baby.

Ok so she’s not strictly a dance artist but she’s definitely a legend, and we love legends here at TBD Studios. The one and only Björk (!!) is gracing us with her presence in New York this weekend,...

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Get to know…Ladymonix

Get to know…Ladymonix

We hear a lot about the male pioneers of techno, but Detroit has long been home to some seriously good women producers and DJs too. To name a few: the late, great, K-Hand; DJ Minx, who has been rec...

New York House Royalty

New York House Royalty

It doesn’t get much bigger or better than Masters At Work. The Nuyorican duo of “Little" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez defined an entire sound in the ‘90s — that of the New York Latin house ...

The Eternal Pull Of Theo Parrish

The Eternal Pull Of Theo Parrish

Theo Parrish has been playing all night/all day sets at Nowadays for a long time now, but the novelty never seems to wear off for the hundreds who flock to see him. Born in D.C., raised in Chicago ...

Happy Birthday, Danny Krivit

Happy Birthday, Danny Krivit

Danny Krivit was literally born to do it. The New York house music heavyweight is the son of a jazz singer mother and father who managed the great jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. He brushed shoulders wi...

Masters At Work

Masters At Work

What do the headliners of our three party picks this week have in common? All have been around a long, long time, and while DJing is a pursuit that increasingly favours the young and photogenic, th...

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

New York City is a sanctuary for many people for many reasons. For us, the dancefloor is one of them. From the 1970s, parties and clubs like The Loft, The Gallery, and the Paradise Garage gave peop...

Welcome To Ridgewood

Welcome To Ridgewood

For many years, Nowadays has been at the center of the Ridgewood scene, but there is one venue we’re starting to pay more attention to. H0L0 has been around since 2017 but whoever is doing their bo...

Members Only

Members Only

It was only open for ten years, but the Paradise Garage and resident DJ Larry Levan are now the stuff of nightlife legend. It’s been more than 35 years since the club closed in 1987 but it’s still ...

Big Sounds In Small Spaces

Big Sounds In Small Spaces

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted the rise of listening bars in Brooklyn in this newsletter so it was fresh on my mind when I was walking around the streets of Tokyo last week and spotting recor...

Love Saves The Day

Love Saves The Day

Many people believe that Valentine’s Day was a holiday created by the candy companies to increase their profits. Others believe in the same idea but created by the greeting card companies. Some bel...

Tune In To Tim Sweeney

Tune In To Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney is a name synonymous with dance music and New York City. Although it’s rare to see his name on club line ups these days, there was a period in the 2000s and 2010s where he was the most ...

The Sound Of Music

The Sound Of Music

Oh sound. Oh the joy that it brings. A good soundsystem is a must for any club that is worth a damn. These days, a number of bars have been stepping up the sound game across the city.  A number of ...

The Enterprise Of Being A DJ

The Enterprise Of Being A DJ

Being a DJ isn’t always easy. Sure, the party is fun, and nothing beats getting to share music you love with people on the dancefloor. But you know what isn’t fun, the hustle. New York is one (if n...

Laura June Kirsch: Reckless Abandon In Brooklyn

Laura June Kirsch: Reckless Abandon In Brooklyn

We spoke to photographer Laura June Kirsch about the first wave of the Williamsburg music scene, living with reckless abandon, and the internet generation. Words by Lauren Murada.  This article is ...