Have the urge to party but don't know where to go? Play our collection of the 20 best dance music albums 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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The best parties in NYC this week
Spectral Sound sachem and former Verboten resident Matthew Dear goes by a host of aliases—e.g. False and Jabberjaw—with "Audion" being reserved for his more jagged, percussive minimal techno antics. Despite the multiple identity crisis, his first Audion LP since 2005, Alpha, which just came out in June, is cohesive, pointed and remarkably distinctive.Read more
Reminiscent of the anything goes New York of the 70’s, this weekly rager features a full gallery of colorful attendees that includes Club Kids, models and famous faces like Zachary Quinto and Alexander Wang. This discotekka offers a new DJ set every Friday with some of the world’s best house and techno DJs taking residence.Read more
Step over to the dark side this Halloween and allow yourself to be transported to the aphotic underworld of SURVIVE—the Austin-based synth group best known for writing the score to the binge-worthy new Netflix series Stranger Things. And JDH and Dave P, the duo behind the FIXED parties, will be setting the pace.Read more
On any given night, the New Orleans garage-rock duo puts on a show with elaborate costumes and playable set-pieces like hand puppets and an organ adorned with the grill and hood ornament from an old Cadillac. So expect them to pack some extra treats in their goody bag for this late-night set.Read more