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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 and Collier Sutter

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

James Blake
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1. GHE20G0TH1K: James Blake

Clubs House, disco and techno

Tastemaking NYC institution GHE20G0TH1K brings famed dubstepper cum soul-crooner Blake—as skilled a technician behind the decks as behind the keyboard—to Bushwick.

Carl Craig
Photograph: courtesy Rebel Butterfly

2. Carl Craig + Moritz Von Oswald

Clubs House, disco and techno

If you're looking for some elegant, high-grade electronic-music action, then this is the spot for you—tonight, two giants of the field combine forces. Craig is one of the leaders of Detroit's second wave of techno technicians; Von Oswald is one half of the Basic Channel team with Mark Ernestus, and one of the fathers of dub techno.

The Bunker, Good Room
Photograph: Luis Nieto Dickens

3. The Bunker LTD

Clubs House, disco and techno

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 Long-time resident Mike Servito steps up for a marathon set this edition, manning the decks all night long.

Photograph: Courtesy Luis Nieto Dickens

4. Elseworld

Nightlife Clubs

Sosupersam, an artist as often found singing her tightly-crafted pop R&B as deejaying, heads up this edition of Elsewhere's new signature party series, Elseworld, alongside Warp Records vet Edgar. This series boasts a "vast psychedelic nightlife experience" replete with immersive lighting by designers Dave and Gabe and top-notch Funktion One audio.


5. Galcher Lustwerk

Clubs House, disco and techno

The Good Room hosts White Material techno prodigy Galcher Lustwerk, known for his sun-bleached four-on-the-floor beats.

Indoors at Nowadays
Photograph: Courtesy Victor Garzon

6. Mister Sunday Indoors

Clubs House, disco and techno

The unbeatable duo of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin have grounded their world-touring record label and Mister Sunday dance party at the stunning Nowadays space in Ridgewood. It might not be quite time for the series' typical outdoors summer jubilee, but join them inside this week for all the same top-notch dance music talent.


7. Caribou + Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith


Known by the nom de plume Caribou, esoteric electronica collagist Dan Snaith has an undeniable talent for spinning expansive, thoughtful records out of a sprawling range of electronic, hip-hop and pop elements, as on his upcoming Merge release, Suddenly.

8. Carl Cox


The big man of big-room techno is back for one of his infrequent NYC gigs—two, in fact. On night one, he curates a festival-length all-star lineup, and on night two, takes to the desks with an equally vetted figure, Danny Tenaglia. We suggest getting down to his jacking sounds tonight, and calling in sick tomorrow.

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