first annual NYC Dance Parade - May 19, 2007 (CRED)

Holiday weekends in New York are usually stacked with fantastic dance talent. This weekend is no exception.

Top of the list is a rare NYC DJ set from gutter/wobble house mover and shaker Jesse Rose. If you like Switch, you'll be down with Jesse. Jesse runs his own label (Front Room Recordings) and records for Berlin's Get Physical (home of Booka Shade & M.A.N.D.Y) and Switch's Dubsided label. While his productions for those fine imprints tend to the 4 to the floor with the wobble bassline, he also runs a jazzy house label 'loungin recordings'. Expect to hear a DIVERSE set from JR this Saturday at Fixed at Studio B. Go to Front Room's Jesse Rose Bio for more details...

The FIXED boys have been kind enough to give us 3 pairs of tickets to see Jesse Rose on Saturday night. Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with an invented house music genre. For example, Fixed resident Dave P probably invented "cocainesexjams". Winners will be notified by Saturday afternoon at the latest.

Its no secret I love house music outside, this is a great clip from Jesse doin' it outside in Miami during WMC....

Hightlights for the rest of the weekend:

APT has a killer weekend planned. Thursday (May 24th) night sees the Dirtybird himself Claude Von Stroke touchdown for the first in a monthly series of parties featuring the San Franscisco based Dirtybird Records crew. Friday night gets a super new disco infusion from Max Pask, Andy Butler of DFA's Hercules and Love Affair, and My Cousin Roy. Check out my site for a little bit more on Hercules and Love Affair.

As mentioned, Studio B rips it out with Crystal Castles (hopefully they'll show) on Friday, Fixed on Saturday, and a Beautiful/Decay party on Sunday featuring Taylor McFerrin, Mattie from the Rapture, and Scottie B.

Cielo has Ben Watt for a second time this week on Thursday night. Steve Bug, champion of the mimimal sound, plays the club for Made Event on Friday.

Rebel throws down again on Friday night, the wonderful DJ Harvey freaks out at Love on Saturday, King Britt plays Sullivan Room on Friday, Acid Girls play the Ruff Club on Friday, Drop the Lime Video release party on Saturday at Savalas, and Flavorpill hops across town to the Natural History Museum for their new monthly Friday night bash.

And last but not least of course, the baby daddy of all today's parties: The Faint rock MOTHERFU@KER on Sunday at Webster Hall.



In brief: Bjorn Torske’s album is worth your hard-earned for that breezy whistle-fest ‘Hatten Passer‘ alone; the awesome Pilooski edit of Frankie Valli has been re-licensed to 679 and is going to be this year’s ‘Crazy’, so pick up the white and enjoy it while you can; and Hot Chip’s ‘My Piano’, the new track recorded for their DJ Kicks compilation, is camp, euphoric, anthemic pop genius – and the 12” packs a tasty dub. Enjoy.

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  • Just in time for summer, Modular releases Cut Copy's ridiculously fantastic "HEARTS ON FIRE"
  • DJ Mag interviews Stretch Armstrong about his new electro blog house tendencies






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