I’ve got to be real with you guys. After all that big talk about braving the cold, I let Friday’s windy shit storm get the best of me. Instead of scouting dope shows, I stayed in, watched Wonder Woman (not that good) and allowed my 33-year-old boyfriend teach me how to play “Magic the Gathering” (better than Wonder Woman). So this weekend, I really have to redeem myself – because if I don’t, I’ll be banished to the lunch table realm controlled by the “misunderstoods” who would rather tap mana than ass. I’m laying down all my defenses now. Whatever the forecast calls for this weekend, it’s going down, because Brooklyn is casting some serious enchantments (god, kill me) with this week’s Club Crush picks.
I know this is a lot to take in. Please still hang out with me.
1.) Justin Jay @ Good Room (Friday, November 17th). – House hero Justin Jay is back on tour in support of his new album release, and we couldn’t be more intrigued. Following top notch performances at Elements Lakewood and Output‘s rooftop, the singer, songwriter and producer has jumped up on our list of favorite live acts. You won’t want to miss his groovy, one-of-a-kind stylings when he puts his Fantastic Voyage on hold, and brings us Home at Good Room this Friday. Get tickets HERE.
2.) Ekali @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Saturday, November 18th) – Ekali, is changing what it means to be a “basshead” thanks to his highly dynamic sets which link sexy, downtempo beats with skull-crushing drops. It’s no wonder why the up-and-coming Canadian producer caught the attention of dubstep icon, Skrillex, who brought him along for the legendary Webster Hall farewell last August. Following a packed summer of festival appearances, we’re excited to experience Ekali’s jaw dropping sounds within the walls of Williamsburg’s iconic music hall this Saturday. Get tickets HERE.
3.) Anjunadeep North American Tour @ Analog BK (Friday, November 17th) – Prepare for a night of deep house bliss as the Anjunabeats sister-label brings some of the genres brightest international stars to Brooklyn this Friday. This marks stop number four on their 16-date North American tour, following hugely successful parties in Minneapolis and Chicago. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch Luttrell, Joseph Ashworth, 16 Bit Lolitas and others on this rare stateside stopover. This show is currently sold out, so snagging tickets may require some creative finagling. Get more info HERE.
4.) Herobust (Early Show) and Pan-Pot @ Schimanski NYC (Saturday, November 18th) – When you find yourself at Schimanski NYC at 7 PM this Saturday, be aware, IT’S A TRAP! Party-starter Herobust will kick off a dope double-header. Prepare to get filthy as one of Atlanta’s finest electronic producers unleashes heavy-hitting tracks from his 2017 EP, Vertebreaker. Get tickets HERE. (Read ahead to discover why it’s in your best interest to pack a change of charcoal colored garments.)
After the Herobust dust has settled, Berlin-based techno duo Pan-Pot will show the kiddos how it’s really done. Throw on your temporarily dry deep-v, then lose yourself in a maelstrom of enticing tech-house beats, as dark and dance worthy as they come. Fresh off an EDC Orlando performance which my roommate claims had “the whole festival getting down”, Pan-Pot is sure to keep things heavy as the long Saturday night pushes on at N. 11th St. Get tickets HERE.
5.) Soul Clap, Roy Davis Jr. and No Regular Play @ Elsewhere (Saturday, November 18th) – FRESH TURF ALERT! If you’ve grown tired of the same old spots, then it’s time to look Elsewhere. Get funked-up in the new 24,000-square foot club with a little help from neighborhood favorites, Soul Clap and No Regular Play. Hailing from humble beginnings at the Marcy Hotel, these duos have become synonymous with Williamsburg’s house music scene. Roy Davis Jr. adds some Chicago spice to the mix with a signature style he’s coined “soul electrica”. Whether you’re a fan of live instrumentals, jazz, disco, soul or 70s funk, you’ll find your groove at this locally-sourced shindig. Get tickets HERE.