NYC Nightlife

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

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 ...

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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 ...

Don’t Ruin The Party - Make It Better

Don’t Ruin The Party - Make It Better

We’re going to start today’s conversation with a little bit of club etiquette. I think it goes without saying that you shouldn’t act like a dickhead when you’re at the club. You should check your e...

Winter Time Is Party Time

Winter Time Is Party Time

In the past week the city has been hit with snow, wind and rain storms, and while that might stop most people from going out, I guess New Yorkers are just a different breed. I attended Synthicide’s...

The City That Never (Ever) Sleeps

The City That Never (Ever) Sleeps

It’s 2024, baby. And while some of you might be still nursing a hangover and contemplating Dry January, the party in New York never stops.  Nowadays is celebrating the new year with four weekends ...

NYE In NYC

NYE In NYC

Oh New Year’s Eve, it could be the best night of your life or the worst night of the year. Are you going to find the perfect stranger to make out with at midnight or is someone going to throw up on...

Mellow or High for Naughty or Nice

Mellow or High for Naughty or Nice

Whether you’re looking to feel the spirit of Christmas or the spirit of disco this weekend, there are countless parties happening across NYC where you can be naughty or nice. Before we talk about t...

Williamsburg For The Right Reasons

Williamsburg For The Right Reasons

In big news out of Brooklyn this week, there is a new club opening and it’s made for music lovers. Gabriela is opening in the old Kinfolk space on Wythe Ave in Williamsburg this Friday.  Its motto ...

An Open Letter to NYC

An Open Letter to NYC

New York can leave a lot to be desired sometimes. It frequently comes in at number one on lists of the worlds’ most expensive cities, it’s dirty, there are rats everywhere, and it’s freezing for al...

Disco Is Everything - Including Hip Hop

Disco Is Everything - Including Hip Hop

  Hip Hop is a topic that we haven’t touched on yet in this publication but 2023 has been a big year for the genre - its 50th Anniversary. A party in the Bronx on August 11, 1973, is widely conside...

New York’s Thanksgiving Magic

New York’s Thanksgiving Magic

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights in New York City. Like, one tier down from New Years or Halloween. That may come as a surprise to some but it’s because New York is full of peopl...

Under The Underground Party Scene

Under The Underground Party Scene

It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve spent on the dancefloor in New York City, there’s always a new party to discover. There is one such party happening this weekend that caught our eye by the H...

Happy 21st to 78 Sessions

Happy 21st to 78 Sessions

Despite all the fun that’s had at parties, throwing parties isn’t always the funnest job in the world.  To be honest, the party is the easy part. There are almost 100 things that happen before the ...

Strike A Pose

Strike A Pose

When Ballroom culture came to the forefront of nightlife culture in the 1980s, it saved people from their gloomy reality; the city was broke, crime rates were up, crack was destroying neighborhoods...