In this installment of Hometown Fire, I wanted to give a shout out to one of Brooklyn’s finest, tektite. This guy is one of the hardest working heads in the breaks business and is responsible for the longest running monthly breaks event in NYC. Vitamin B is a fantastic party that has been growing in size for years. He, Tim the Enchanter & Barney Iller bring in some of the quality talent from all around, with Tektite also spinning in parties all over the city. Check out this mix from over the summer that he did. There’s a smooth competency to match his ridiculously potent beats, transitions and fantastic track selection.
Update: The page is up! Get tickets & RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/1427094404173440/
And without warning, a French restaurant rose from the grave (yea, it’s actually in the graveyard outside the church I think) of the Limelight, rose just in time for Halloween. Is Michael Alig out of jail yet? He and we all just may be able to get a table at the restaurant in the space now. But more importantly, on October 30th, YentalBeats (previously raved about here) and a bunch of other church-crashers are apparently dropping a 9PM “till late” event. It’s close enough to Halloween, and I guarantee the place will be thick even on a Wednesday. Here’s the new place: http://chateaunyc.com/ Gentlemen, start your engines. And make sure those engines sound like mid-to-late 90’s techno, trance & acid house for an added bonus. Will update this page once the event is up. We’re not sure how much of the space is still going to be used, and if we’ll even be able to get inside, but hey, what else is the internet for besides bringing you ridiculous news like this 😀 And Now that we’ve got the finalized lineup, make sure to check out the mixes from Yentalbeats, FDVM, Lee Kalt, Gato & Bass Control. Hard hitting. Get out there and start celebrating Devil’s Night.
Just in time to welcome the spring, DiSORIENT is busting out one of their signature events. You know it’s time for GlamTech when all of your friends start getting allergies and/or start planning out how they’re going to cover a tuxedo jacket with mirrors. Including the tails. Because, go big or go home. While DiSORIENT is known for its flair & general bon vivant affairs, this one brings out some really well done costumes & sets every year.
The Diamond is an interesting theme, one that does require a lot of work, a bunch on pressure and some heat to create. There shall probably be a liberal dose of blinky-shiny being invented by the many tinker/hackers that populate the event, and of course, art, video & 2 rooms of music. Because expecting anything less from DiSORIENT is essentially passe at this point. While I’ve sadly missed the event for the last two years in a row, the third time is certainly a charm. And, it seems my reward is a merry band of DJs that are going to rock le house.