David Abitbol has been making music since the early 90s. Known to the NYC music scene as Japanster, he first started making tunes for video games until he moved into DJing in the early 2000's learning the tricks of the trade from his cousin, DJ Punky Jewster, (a resident at Le Tigre Club & Castel in Paris). With that in mind, he has seen the many faces of the music scene in NYC and continues to shine as someone who is not your typical DJ.
"When I DJ I really like to play very different kinds of music in my set (from post punk to baile funk including hip-hop and garage rock) so people don't get too bored with one style," he said. "I'm not talking about playing randomly one punk track then one house track but more building a set up using tracks that can definitely go together well even if they are not from the same style," he said on his commanding and eclectic style that stemmed early on in his career.
When: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Hudson Station Bar & Grill, 440 9th ave
Where: WIP, 34 Vandam St.
When: 10pm – 4am
Where: XVI Lounge, 251 West 48th St. New York.
Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue. 420 Park Ave South, New York
Where: Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St.studiomixhospitalitygroup
New York’s summer nightlife season is almost here and the "weekend" starting on Thursday, saw the debut of some new events. From what it seems, Thursday is the new start to the weekend!
It’s official; Macy’s fashionistas sure know how to throw a great party. In celebration of the brand new INC collection and Editor at Large Kate Young, celebrity stylist and fashionista in her own right, the store hosted a stylish soiree last night. It was fashion with a view, if you will, at Le Bain atop The Standard Hotel. Against the backdrop of the Hudson River and New York City’s sparkling lights, the collection was presented on mannequins and a few stylish live models. But we’ll discuss that in a minute; let’s talk more about the party.
Between hit 2011 movies like Contagion and Melancholia, and the lunar Mayan prophecy looming, —it’s hard not to get the sense that life as we know it is ticking. So partiers will have the right to be confused at the club next weekend, December 31, when large unidentified objects dive down from the sky. Or from the ceiling, as certain venues are planning to unleash of 100,000 balloons to descend upon the crowd at midnight. But NYE party-goers, which includes anyone who wasn't transferred here begrudgingly for work, take heart, for if haplessly flapping through inordinate amounts of latex and helium doesn’t cut it, and aerial, and we assume hot, performers and pyrotechnic play don't either..then tip it up, throw it back & focus on the spin. Our favorite DJams of New Year's Eve include:
This October has flown by faster than we can say street fair. No worries if you haven't stocked up on your weekl appearances though. Despite that its already mid-October, there's still a plethora of Fall parties, festivals, and those oh so favorite cocktail soirees. But we busy New Yorker's, with our Socialite bashes and constant tastemaking, wouldn't have it any other way. Read on and taste the carefully-selected fun we've prepared:
Monday October 17, 2011
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This past Friday at the club (almost) atop of The Standard hotel in the Meatpacking District, was another great night of dancing. There were many fashionable stand-outs and at least one random celebrity appearance; nothing uncommon in New York City.
Lots to tell you about my past week out and about in the City, not least my candid chat with old friend Christian Alexander when he and I met up at the beautiful, relatively new, Trump SoHo down on Spring Street, but much more of that later.
A little bit chilly it may be, but that didn't stop myself and many others showing up at the new Hotel Gansevoort on Park Avenue to check out that small budget film about that fledgling website Facebook. Yep, I’m sure that site will do well eventually once a few more people find out about it, but until it catches on they have released a film all about how it came together, now unless you have been living on a remote island somewhere, of course you already know all about this, and the premier party held last Wednesday by the Cinema Society was well attended with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Helena Christensen.
Joonbug.com welcomes Gary Spencer to the team. Gary will be writing a weekly column on nightlife and style. Stay tuned to Joonbug.com for his first column, next week! Check out some of Gary's favorite New York City nightlife venues, what he likes to eat, and who he'd like to tote around in his pocket for a day.