Have the urge to party but don't know where to go? Play our collection of the best DJ mixes of the year, and browse through the list of our favorite danceworthy events, with house music, techno, minimal, acid, hip-hop and more on the bill. Don't miss out on all the secret parties (we recommend bookmarking this page so you're the first to know!). And make sure to satisfy that after-party (or pre-party) appetite on weekends by checking out one of the absolute best brunches NYC has to offer.
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Best parties in NYC this month
Born in 2003, after the Polar Bear Club ended its three-year run, this party series eventually became the progenitor of this city’s entire underground techno scene. Italian DJ Marco Shuttle, known for deep and trippy grooves, mans the decks for this edition.
C'Mon Everybody welcomes the queer folk of Bed-Stuy to dance and delight at its new afternoon jam, with music by DJ Sean McMahill. With this February edition, the shindig celebrates its one-year anniversary.
Under the musical alias Actress, U.K. producer Darren Cunningham creates beautifully crafted soundscapes that flow effortlessly despite their detailed patterns. Check out 2018's Lageos, a sublime collaboration with the London Contemporary Orchestra, for a taste of his scorched-earth version of dance music, much of which has been released on venerable label Ninja Tune as well as his own Werkdiscs. This particular gig features the producer behind the deejay decks, showcasing his unpredictable and creative selection.
Brooklyn-based dance party Papi Juice pulls together techno, jersey club, hip-hop beats and more to soundtrack its celebration of queer and trans people of color. This Valentine's edition features artistic polymath Julianna Huxtable, whose adventurous sets traipse unhesitantly across genre lines, and DJ Haram, whose productions are as likely to feature hardcore synths as darbuka samples.
Deep, grooving house beats fill the dancefloor of Le Bain for the rooftop club's Valentine's Day party, promising to "hit all your sonic pleasure points."
Discwoman heavy-hitter Juana joins Wrecked founders Ron Like Hell and Smith to preside over their serious-dance-music party for a night at Knockdown's (literally) underground venue.
The Discwoman co-founder and lead spinner behind recurring club-night Technofeminism heads up a night in Gowanus. Unafraid of traversing genre boundaries, Umfang's DJ sets often jump from deep house to experimental techno to drum & bass and jungle.
This brilliant producer of deeper-than-deep underground dance music is best known for a couple things: firstly, for helming the exploratory Novel Sound label (Novel is "Levon" backwards—get it?) and secondly, for cooking up one of the most celebrated mixes (number 63) in the foundational Fabric series from the eponymous London nightclub. Expect nothing less than mixing precision and top-notch curation.