Rain Dance

Saturday is/was the end (at least until next summer) of a lot of outdoor dancing in New York. It's also unfortunately a hurricane?! Saturday is/was the final Warm Up party at P.S.1, the final Beach Party at Water Taxi Beach, and the final People Don't Dance No More boat party! :( Info on all 3 and more below:

A very soulful/housey edition of Warm Up was today (rain or shine)

3pm - Jerome Derradji (Still Music)
4pm - Bing Ji Ling (live)
5pm - Jerome Derradji
6pm - Lisa Shaw (live)
7pm - Neil Aline (Chez Music)

Junior Boys
JR Boys

- Junior Boys close out this summer's Beach Party series at Water Taxi Beach (rain or shine). For an idea of what you can expect, check out the tracklisting of the mix they did for Get Physical's Body Language series below:

Tracklisting: Junior Boys - Body Language Vol. 6
01 Sorcerer - Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Miks)
02 Supermayer - Saturndays
03 Chelonis R. Jones - Deer In The Headlights (DJ Hell Remix)
04 Love Nine - Feedback
05 Kreon & Lemos Feat. Feeboy - Fola
06 Kelley Polar - Rosenband (Magic Tim's Instrumental Version)
07 Steadycam - In The Moog For Love
08 Radio Slave - Screaming Hands (Cosmo Vitelli Radioaktivitat Remix)
09 Studio - Life's A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix)
10 Gui.tar - Love Started To Shine
11 Stereo Image - Dark Chapter
12 Matthew Dear - You Know What I Would Do
13 Pushé - Don't Take Your Love Away
14 Visage - I'm Still Searching
15 Junior Boys - No Kinda Man
16 Rework - Love Love Love Yeah (Chloé Remix)
17 f0st3r - bl3w r0d30 d3m0
18 Chloé - Be Kind To Me
19 Bill Nelson - When Your Dream Of Perfect Beauty Comes True

The party is from 8pm - 3am and costs $5. Directions and any other info you might need is available on the Water Taxi Beach website.

also: New free Saturday Late Night Bus Shuttle between Water Taxi Beach and the #7 Subway at Vernon Jackson Blvd from 10pm to 3am!

Updated info on The People Don't Dance No More boat party:

As you may know, Hurricane Hannah is quickly heading towards our fair city. The Coast Guard has closed down the New York waterways and as a result we won't be sailing on Saturday night. We have RESCHEDULED the party for SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Boarding begins at 2 pm and we'll sail from 3 until 6 pm.

If you've already bought tickets you should have received instructions on how to obtain refunds if you cannot make it to the party on Sunday. For refunds, please email info@ticketweb.com, or call 1-866-777-8932.

Hopefully you'll all be able to make it as its going to be a wild afternoon with a very special set from GILDAS + MASAYA from Kitsune Paris.

Added bonus, we'll get to cruise right by the WATERFALLS!

The party Sunday is rain or shine. Advanced tickets available here.

It seems blind optimism isn't the way to go for Saturday. Here's something I strongly recommend that's going on indoors at Santos. New York's own DJ Spun will be there with special guest DJ Kaos from Berlin. Kaos is great. I picked up his album Hello Stranger when it came out back in 2005 just for the track "Lessons In Love" during the height of an obsession with Erlend Oye (who does guest vocals on the track) and wound up really liking the entire thing. It's funky and disco-ey in a modern, updated way and his live sets are the same...occasionally throwing back a bit more. Regardless of what he plays he's going to leave you wanting to do it at the disco (sound familiar?).


The party is upstairs and it's $5.


Hopefully by Sunday (9/7) any rain will have subsided because there's more going on outside:

Get housed by two teenagers, the Martinez Brothers, at Water Taxi Beach. Check out their August chart and event info below:

The Martinez Brothers' August 2008 Chart

01) Mastiksoul - Macaron // Hoshi Recordings
02) Moodyman - Preacher (BumBum Dub) // Leftroom
03) Dakar - I've Got that Feeling // Get Physical
04) Claude Vonstroke - Scarlet Macaw (Original Mix) // Mothership
05) Ilario Alicante - Living Near Africa // CDR
06) Cassy Britton - A Plea for Me (Original Mix) // Cocoon Rec.
07) Mass Destruction - Jungle (Original Mix) // CDR
08) Shlomi Aber - In Theory Yes (Original Mix) // Be as One Imprint
09) Minicoolboys - Strike an Empty City (Alex Young Mix) // Strike Recordings
10) Pfirter - Mi Auto (Original Mix) // Stockholm LTD

Martinez Brothers

Advanced tickets available here.


No Ordinary Monkey is happening at Grand Ferry Park in Williamsburg. Free from 2pm - 9pm.

And as mentioned above, the People Don't Dance No More boat party has been moved to Sunday.

A quick FYI about some stuff happening early next week:

And...not-dance related - If it's going to pour and you're looking for stuff to do I recommend hitting the movies and seeing "Man On Wire". I'm not posting the trailer because I think it spoils it, but basically...in 1974 a young Frenchman, Philippe Petit strung a wire between the tops of the Twin Towers and walked it. This film tells the amazing story of how he and his friends planned it out. It's an interesting, beautiful, moving story and the film was done extremely well. Check it out!

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