I am feeling so grounded, y’all! I just started my yoga teacher training, so my head has been to the ground, in the clouds and everywhere in between. Despite all of my om-ing, stretching, cleansing and meditating, I still find my mind wandering toward the weekend. No matter how intently I try to achieve clarity, my head still finds itself filled with house music and bass drops. I guess that’s something I’m really going to have to work on. In the meantime, I am going to transfer some of that excess energy to you by way of this Club Crush column. Dance over beers this weekend while I sit at home icing my ass (I took quite the fall in side-crow today) and gnawing on raw kale. You better enjoy yourself. I’m living vicariously through you. Namaste.
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage @ The Roof (Friday, July 21st) – One of house music’s most innovative voices is bringing his talents to Output’s rooftop. If living mixing, instrumentals and vocals are your jam, then you must make happy hour plans around Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage. This former Dirtybird will be tearing it up with a little help from his friends. Doors open at 5 PM, so you’ll have plenty of time to get lit before Night Bass in the main room later that night. Get tickets HERE.
Boat Trippin’ w/ Mark Farina, Walker & Royce, SOUP and RVDIOVCTIVE @Pier 83, (Saturday, July 22nd) – Looking to make a break from the island of Manhattan? Circle Line Sight Seeing Cruises and SOUP NYC have your ticket out. The name of the party is Boat Trippin’, and it’s gonna get weird. They’re touting two decks of all-star talent including New York’s Dirtybirds, Walker & Royce, house favorites, Love & Logic, Mark Farina and many more. Time to set sail for chiller waters. Get tickets HERE.
GOTHAM feat. Feed Me @ Webster Hall – This may be one of your last worthy reasons to visit that lovable, three-story shit hole that’s just a stone’s throw from the L train. When I heard Webster Hall was going the way of Coachella (LiveNation bought up the whole damn block) I was surprised by the feels that came to the surface. Sure, Webster Hall is a sticky, sweat-stained ratchet trap, but it’s MY sticky, sweat-stained ratchet trap. For as much shit as I gave the iconic dance hall, I’m actually going to miss its grimey charm quite a lot. So join me for one of their very last Gotham parties before the doors close on August 5th for renovations (and before the beer prices soar to $19 a pop). John Gooch aka FEED ME is bringing his top-notch electro-bangers to Saturday’s most exciting (land-locked) party. Feed Me never fails to please us with his prolific tendencies. That’s why we fully expect him to unleash lots of tracks from his newest EP, Existential Crisis. I can’t think of a better way to wave farewell to Webby. We’ve all thrown up there. Now it’s time to send it off in style. Get tickets HERE.
Anjunadeep at Sea @ Cornucopia Majesty (Saturday, July 22nd) – Notorious house label Anjunadeep is taking their party offshore for the very first time this Saturday. The massive Cornucopia Majesty will play host to this pivotal deep house dance event featuring rare acts like 16 Bit Lolitas, Dusky, James Grant & Jody Wisternoff and Luttrell B2B Yotto. Output’s hosting the afterparty if you’d prefer to catch the same lineup on solid ground. Get more info HERE.
Sundays on the Roof Presents: Visionquest (Sunday, July 23rd) – You had a vision and it’s telling you to go to church. And no, we’re not talking about the one that’s serving real shitty wine. Sing your praises on a sunny Williamsburg rooftop this Sunday when Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtiss of Visionquest bring their tricked-out Detroit techno to Output. Their new EP reminds us that this party is gonna be fire, without the brimstone. Can I get a hallelujah and an amen?! We are blessed. Get tickets HERE.