Scene spotlight: I Love Vinyl Two-Year Anniversary

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  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

    Opuruiche Miller (OP!), 34; label manager for Decon Records;...

    Opuruiche Miller (OP!), 34; label manager for Decon Records; Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
    "I like the fact that it's a smaller venue; it creates a great experience that feels very underground. We wanted to have a very, very solid Brooklyn party, too, which is what I Love Vinyl: On the B Side is. It has a good home at Southpaw [125 Fifth Ave between Sterling and St. Johns Pls, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-0236, spsounds.com], and both parties have very similar crowds. People come out because they want to dance to good music---it could be something they know or something they have never heard in their life. When it comes down to it, we're a community of music lovers."

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

    Adam Ashkenas, 32, business student, Lower East Side"This party is dope. I saw...

    Adam Ashkenas, 32, business student, Lower East Side
    "This party is dope. I saw a flyer for it on the Internet and I'm glad I checked it out. There's good hip-hop and I recognize some of the DJs. It's less about the party scene and more about the music."

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

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  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

  • Photograph: Michael Alexander

Photograph: Michael Alexander

Opuruiche Miller (OP!), 34; label manager for Decon Records;...

Opuruiche Miller (OP!), 34; label manager for Decon Records; Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
"I like the fact that it's a smaller venue; it creates a great experience that feels very underground. We wanted to have a very, very solid Brooklyn party, too, which is what I Love Vinyl: On the B Side is. It has a good home at Southpaw [125 Fifth Ave between Sterling and St. Johns Pls, Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-230-0236, spsounds.com], and both parties have very similar crowds. People come out because they want to dance to good music---it could be something they know or something they have never heard in their life. When it comes down to it, we're a community of music lovers."

When: May 28
The scene: From the elevated DJ booth to the entryway of the Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, lovers of seamlessly mixed hip-hop, deep funk, afrobeat, disco and house made the dance floor nearly impenetrable at this birthday bash. The brainchild of DJ Scribe, I Love Vinyl is led by a posse of soulful DJs known as "The Dream Team," who utilize their own massive record collections to "cater to the people," says the Twilite Tone. "We came up with a party really just about music and musicality." The result feels like equal parts underground dance-off, college party and spiritual revival. "It's about to get real, real nasty," bellows a voice over the mike, early in the night. The crowd, consisting mostly of couples dancing close and groups of women with boundless energy, responded to every new record with their hands high in the air as they mouthed the words. The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, last Saturday of the month. Enter at 187 Sullivan St between Bleecker and W Houston Sts (212-505-3474, ilovevinyl.org). 10pm; $10. Next party: Sat 25.

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