Underground Festival Making Time is Worth The Time
This week we’re going to turn your attention away from the clubs of NYC to a Revolutionary War Era structure in Philadelphia. It might be the last place you’d expect to rave but this weekend it’s the most important site for electronic music in the country.
The Making Time festival is bringing together more than 100 international and local artists in what we think is the most significant, new, underground festival in the US. For too long dance music lovers have been forced to dance among tech bros at festivals like Burning Man and Coachella. Making Time is changing that.
Dave P is hosting the three day event in hopes of creating a transcendental dancefloor experience for all. He’s been throwing some of the best parties in Philly since 2000. It’s going down at Fort Mifflin, which is about 15 mins outside of the city center. The Klipsch Collective will showcase the venue in a whole new light, with lighting projections across the historic site.
Kicking off on Friday, we recommend checking out Octa Octa and Eris Drew, Optimo, DJ Holographic, Analog Soul, and Zillas on Acid. Saturday’s highlights include Young Marco, Chaos in the CBD, Ivan Smagghe, Paurro, and Gee Dee. Sunday we suggest seeing Josh Wink, Avalon Emerson, Maurice Fulton, Earth Beat, and Universal Cave.
We now return to your regular programmed schedule of NYC listings below but if you’d like to know more about the Making Time Festival you can head to their website. If you can’t make it to the festival but still want to check it out, The Lot Radio will be streaming live throughout the weekend here.
NYC Nightlife 9/21-9/24
9.21-9.23 - Elsewhere
We’ve never really seen back to back line ups at a club like this - Elsewhere is really going for gold this weekend. They’ve booked legendary British electronic duo Basement Jaxx to do a DJ set on Thursday night, Scandinavian nu-disco god Todd Terje to jump behind the decks on Friday night, and German production powerhouse DJ Koze to do an extended set on Saturday night. And we haven’t even started on the local line up which includes Juan MacLean, Analog Soul, Tedd Patterson, Shaun J. Wright, Heidi Lawden… the list goes on. Usually we wouldn’t recommend going to the same club three nights in a row but Elsewhere might have convinced us otherwise this weekend.
Fusing slinky underground disco, deep electronic throbs, and shimmering pop moments, Crazy P is a band whose tracks never leave a DJ’s stick. The British group has been making soulful sounds together since 1996 and have been at the forefront of the global disco scene ever since. With numerous albums, EPs and remixes under their belt, they’ve also added DJs to their resume as Crazy P Soundsystem. They’re playing at Jolene this Saturday night where we’ll be in for a night of vintage house and disco played from the heart.
Young Marco’s obsession with off-kilter dance tracks has made him a world-renowned crate-digger and party starter. The Dutch DJ has gained a reputation for his genre-defying eclecticism, playing sets that joined the dots between everything from tropical rhythms, afro gems and quirky Middle Eastern disco, to lost proto-house, throbbing techno and industrial-strength jack-tracks. We don’t know what he’ll have in his record bag this Sunday at Public Records but we want to find out.
9.24 - Weird Science at a secret Greenpoint loft
Strange, obscure, dance and non-dance, anything can be played on the decks at Weird Science. The Brooklyn-based event series gives guest DJs an opportunity to play records outside of their regular club norms. This Sunday they’ve invited Paris-based, NTS favorite DJ Sundae and local hero CZ Wang to join party resident Amourette for an afternoon of leftfield disco, Italo, new wave, and beyond. This one is going down at a loft in Greenpoint so you have to buy a ticket to find out the location.