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Dance-music deity François K's weekly Deep Space soiree focuses on dub in all its glorious, echo-drenched forms but extends its reach to a myriad of types of underground dance music. The only dress code is have "an open mind." If that's a stretch for you, the evening's futuristic vibes will set the tone.Read more
Chris and Steve Martinez were raised in the Bronx and ushered into the global house-music scene at a young age, thanks to their father, a former Paradise Garage patron. Even at 23 and 26 years young, respectively, the Givenchy-laced brothers held a residency at Ibiza institution DC-10 for four years and now travel the globe sans chaperones, deejaying back-to-back alongside techno's biggest names. Named “DJs of the year” and “crown princes of DC-10” by DJ magazine Mixmag last year, the Martinez brothers always know how to throw down on the decks.Read more
Are you ready for round three? We sure as hell are. The Thanksgiving triumvirate returns to the fogged-out, strobed-out dance floor of Bossa Nova Civic Club, serving up plenty of “upfront dirty deep and bitchy” techno beats. Last year's stellar lineup of DJs prevails, much to our delight: the Bunker’s resident DJ and Ghostly alum Mike Servito, 1080p producer and DJ Max McFerren (also sometimes known as MCFERRDOG) and No Name cofounder L.Sangre.Read more
The Long Count returns to Bossa Nova Civic Club to host New Jersey's Joey Anderson, the talented producer with great deep-house-meets-techno material on such labels as DJ Qu's Strength, Jus-Ed's Underground Quality, Anthony Parasole's Deconstruct and his own Inimeg. Support comes from resident superstar DJs Scallywag and Blacklauren.Read more