8 House Music Songs You Rarely Hear

Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.

1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)

2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late

Halloween Weekend at D36: Jonathan Peters and Steve Lawler

Most of us see music as an auditory experience; one confined to ears and Ipods. The select few who encompass their lives in music, know that it's more than just beats and catchy lyrics. This is where District 36 comes in. With their specially designed sound system by Gary Stewart Audio, the enticement of a music-body experience is not only to be expected but also to be pursued. And what better time than Halloween, when you’re in costume and anything can happen, to be enveloped by your favorite house hits.

Party back to the future on Halloween weekend, with headliner’s and epic house DJ Jonathan Peters, and international superstar DJ, Steve Lawler. As you may already know, Jonathan Peters, who will be spinning on Friday, October 28th, joins DJ Cristian Arango, so you know you’ll hear some fresh sets. Doors open at 10:00PM and don’t worry college carousers- you only have to be 18 to enter with ID.

Jonathan Peters Classics Weekend

Groove back in time to all your beloved classics this weekend at District 36 with taste re-maker Jonathan Peters, who is ready and waiting to bring those old hits back to the future this Friday, September 23rd, and Saturday, September 24th. Friday, or Side A, will feature all the greatest hits while Saturday, or Side B, will have all your alternative favorites. Imagine entering, whether dressed in your 80s gear or usual sequined club wear, into the gorgeous 14,000 sq ft dance floor of District 36. Crystal strands, like diamond water drops falling, hang from the ceiling along with fun stars, poised as if ready to drop to the floor for a giant game of Jacks. The bar, untouched by the constant color change of blue, pink, and green, is simple yet elegant with Deco chandeliers lined above the sleek black granite countertop.

This Week's Hotspots: Our NYC Party Picks

We have a sneaking suspicion that you know exactly what it feels like to be jonesing to go out (the doctor prescribed a cocktail), during the week. Which is exactly why we’re launching your new guide to NYC’s best weekly bashes. Just don't blame your morning tardiness on us! Have at it:


Beat that Monday droll by heading over to Brooklyn for this one of a kind dance party. DJ Chris Video is hosting Music Video Night at Trophy Bar this Monday, September 19th. He’ll be playing your favorite music videos from classics to techno, 80s to today. Make sure to check it out between their late night happy hours12:00am-2:00am.

Fourth of July Jams

You are more than capable of cramming the two-month British "holiday" into 72 hours because you bear arms and contribute to the greater good (better known global warming and national debt.) In a time where the Motherland is the main birther of DJs, let’s take a moment to remember the American-made artists who fuel your weekends and give you something more important to spend your hard-earned paycheck on than cheeseburgers-- memories made by music.

From hard tech-house to deep soulful, below are some of the best tracks to get you going this July 4th: