Last week in dance was not my favorite. I enjoyed Losoul's set at Sunday Best, and the urban landscape "Afterparty" at Warm Up at PS1 (though not the music so much) . More about both of those in Part 2 of the Week In Dance. For now, here's what's happening Thursday & Friday:

Thursday (7/9):

Tonight We Ride is a party put together by Meanred, happening at Santos. New York's heavy bass champion Drop the Lime will be deejaying as well as Designer Drugs, Kassiano, and the latest Mad Decent signee, Maluca (who shares the cover of this month's issue of the Fader with Diplo & co. btw):

Maluca Mala


First 100 RSVP's FREE before 12:30. $5 with RSVP

Saturday there is a huge event - the Essential Music and Art show, happening in SoHo (which I will explain more about in Part 2 of the Week In Dance), but in the meantime the pre-party is happening Thursday (7/9) at Bar 13:


What excites me most about this line-up is Ark. He is the dj/producer responsible for the booty-praising track "Sucubz" aka "Le Magicien D'os", considered a pioneer of French experimental/minimal house, and has a great history of collaborations with everyone from Losoul to Matthew Herbert to Mr. Oizo, not mention...

His live sets always include stupendous and now famous surprises. The public of the Pulp in Paris won't forget anytime soon his incredible energy-fuelled mixes from reggae to hardcore with Mr. Oizo , Feadz or Herbert...When he plays, his hair gets moving all around, his body becomes mad with the beat, he becomes the most beautiful man in the world... and the most unforeseeable...... caliente !!!!

Also on Thursday (7/9):
- DJ Spinna deejays downstairs at Santos.
- False Aristocracy's Ether party happens weekly at Happy Ending.
- Flosstradamus at Pier 54

Moving on to Friday (7/10):

Over at Webster Hall, Classixx (who played a great little set in the Studio at Webster back in March) and Acid Girls are deejaying the Kitsune & Cobrasnake release party. This makes perfect sense as both duos recently released tracks on the label and the Cobrasnake directed the video for Classixx's track "I'll Get You" (feat. Jeppe from Junior Senior). Check out the video below along with party info:


$1 Drinks & $1 Admission Before 12.00 w/ RSVP and we have 1 pair of tickets to give away! TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE KITSUNE & COBRASNAKE RELEASE PARTY AT WEBSTER HALL ON FRIDAY (7/10) email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: KITSUNE). Include your first and last name. 1 winner will be chosen at random and contacted.

Despite Studio B being on its way out, the parties rage on over these last few days. On Friday the Flashing Lights crew (Ayres, Nick Catchdubs, and Jubilee) returns for one last hurrah at the the Greenpoint spot, with special guests Flosstradamus (who played a really fun mix of 90's pop ¤t dance tracks when I saw them open for Chromeo a couple of years ago) :


$10 with RSVP or advanced tickets available here and at Other Music (15 E. 4th St. - Manhattan)

Also on Friday (7/10):
- Marques Wyatt is at Cielo.


- Turntable Lab is at APT.
- Turntables on the Hudson is happening every Friday at Water Taxi Beach.
- Maluca is at Glasslands

Check back for Part 2 of the Week In Dance which will have info about a roller disco, some outdoor dance parties, and many more ways to get down this weekend all the way into the middle of next week!

Maluca - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 9 - We Ride @ Santos Party House New York
Jul 10 - CLUB VORTEX @ GlassLands New York, New York
Jul 15 - 5 Days Off Festival Amsterdam
Jul 17 - Dour Festival Dour
Aug 28 - Social Club Paris
Aug 31 - Notting Hill Carnival London

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