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The best parties in NYC this month

Check out the best parties New York’s nightlife has to offer, from club nights to globally renowned label takeovers

By Ro S |
Photograph: Courtesy Nowadays

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

Good Room
Photograph: Seze Devres
Clubs, House, disco and techno

FIXED 15th Anniversary

Joshua D. Houtkin and David R. Pianka celebrate 15 years of their unstoppable roving party series with a favorite collaborator, Barcelona's Oriol Riverola—better known as John Talabot. The DJ broke originally rose to prominence with a series of shadowy, slow-burning and utterly gorgeous cuts (notably "Matilda's Dream" and "Sunshine"). Catch a retrospective at this Sweet Fifteen bash.

Bad Bunny
Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock
Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B

Bad Bunny

Along with injecting an unexpected dose of retro Latin flavor to rap radio, Cardi B’s “I Like It”, also introduced American audiences to this Puerto Rican reggaeton phenom last year. But Bad Bunny's oeuvre of mega-hits extends far beyond that. Check out the Drake-featuring "MIA" or this year's fresh new banger "Callaita" for another taste of the star's talents before you catch him at this Brooklyn arena gig.

Knockdown Center
Nightlife, Clubs

Motor City Drum Ensemble

Knockdown Center, Queens

Also known as Danilo Plessow or MCDE for short, this producer's tunes are restrained, refined takes on deep house, disco and techno—but as a DJ, he's apt to spin just about anything to create a divine mood.

Aurora Halal
Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Clubs, House, disco and techno

Aurora Halal + Umfang

Basement, Queens

Two ever-present members of New York’s underground scene, Aurora Halal and Umfang, take over the subterrane venue below Knockdown Center. Halal is the creator of the Mutual Dreaming party series, stages the annual Sustain-Release festival and produces darkly hued, hallucinatory techno. Emma Olson, better known as Umfang, is a co-founder of highly influential collective Discwoman, and makes stark, spartan tracks out of subtly shifting arpeggiated synths.

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