Friday, October 31, 2014

DJ Niki McNally

Niki McNally

Raised in a family of musicians, music has always been a central part of Niki's life. She grew up performing and writing her own songs. It was her high school exposure to various Fabric compilations and DJ mixes that she credits as her introduction to the creative possibilities of electronic music. She was instantly hooked, and after chasing down as many mixes as she could, she began to learn the craft of DJing for herself.

It wasn’t long before she was playing for some of New York’s best clubs and traveling around the world. She performed for two years at the Buddha Bar, an experience that introduced her to a huge range of music from all around the globe. Mixing up different genres and sounds – everything from drum & bass to downtempo, house and other various genres of electronic dance music – her DJ sets there helped her develop a keen ear for blending a diverse array of styles together.

Now a Verboten Resident, +Niki McNally has taken the dancefloors of NYC by storm. She’s built herself a wide following through her energetic, musical sound, crafting a style that fuses together spaced out drums, melody and hypnotic basslines. Since 2008 She's had regular appearances at Cielo, Sullivan Room, The Highline Ballroom & SRB – Some of New York’s top music-minded venues – and with plenty of other high-profile DJ appearances to her name, Niki McNally is definitely one DJ making serious waves in the city’s electronic music scene.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Sankeys takes over SRB in Brooklyn

Sankeys has officially announced their new location in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn via social media.

With the official 2014 Halloween Party on Friday night, Sankeys will replace SRB Brooklyn at 177 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

The spot is a former textile factory, thats a 5000 square foot venue with 20’ high ceilings.

Public transportation includes the F, G, and R Subway to Fourth Ave–9th St, a 5-8 minute walk.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The location for Sankeys Brooklyn is... Gowanus?

UPDATE, 10/27/2014: Sankeys has officially released the new venue location...

Many by now, are aware that +Sankeys NYC will be moving from their midtown, Manhattan location, to Brooklyn.

On their Facebook page, Sankeys has been 'counting down' to their Holloween weekend launch, but have refused to reveal where exactly the new location will be.

This action has annoyed many fans, especially those that wish to make early Halloween plans -- and especially party-goers that want to be a part of the 'Viva Warriors Halloween Party' with DJ Steve Lawler.

But a clue may have surfaced via a jobs posting on craigslist (

The headline "Sankeys Brooklyn opening (177 2nd avenue)"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin: Mister Saturday Night

Mister Saturday Night

Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday are parties organized and DJed by Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter in Brooklyn, NY.

Mister Saturday Night strives to do a little more than a typical party -- with a love of great music and a passion for bringing people together. Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin try to create an experience that’s truly fun and engaging for everyone involved – party people, DJs, bartenders and even the doormen.

Eamon Harkin arrived in New York by way of Northern Ireland in 2004, and Justin Carter moved from North Carolina to New York in 1999. Meeting in 2008, the two conspired to create Mister Saturday Night.

After a short stint at a Manhattan club, the Mister moved to the hidden backyards and loft spaces of Brooklyn, trading in club world stigmas for a home-grown approach to party making.

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Buscabulla (Spanish slang for troublemaker) is the music project of Puerto Rican designer and Brooklyn resident, Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle. Heavily influenced by vintage Latin music like salsa gorda, Cuban psych and '80s Argentinian rock, the project combines both electronic and live instrumentation. Their diverse influences make up a hybrid that combines a mellow Caribbean sensibility with subversive wit.

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DJ Ms Cal

DJ Ms Cal

DJ Ms Cal Reynolds, originally from Australia, where she worked in the music industry for 15yrs from venue booking agent, radio host, studio manager, band manager, to club promoter.

She relocated to New York in 2009, and has worked with such international artists as; Melvins, Blondie, Tomahawk, Neil Young, Lenny Kravitz, Silversun Pickups, Foo Fighters, The Killers to name a few, both in Australia and the USA.

Since arriving in the big apple, Ms Cal has had DJ residencies in Motorcity, St Jeromes, The Beauty Bar, Lit Lounge, Passenger Bar, and Three Of Cups Lounge -- delivering a tasty array of rock'n roll, garage, punk, sludge & metal.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Miss Jennifer

MIss Jennifer

DJ Miss Jennifer was born and raised in Queens, New York. A former model and college basketball player, she was always a vast collector of music and grew up listening to all styles from hip-hop to reggae.

Growing up in the 90's in the big apple, she began venturing into New York City nightlife in her early teenage years. There she was introduced to NYC's Sound Factory, Tunnel & Limelight to name a few. Though she had no idea, her great passion for underground music was born.

While completing her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at Hunter College City University of New York, what began as a hobby at a weekly residency in a local night club in Queens, had turned into Miss Jennifer.

Her passion for music became so loud and contagious, that her following in New York began to grow in numbers at an unbelievable rate. Her career continued to grow quicker than ever expected. Before she knew it, she was one of the pioneer female DJ's leading the music trend throughout the East Coast.

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New York City Clubs, Bars and Lounges

Clúbista is an online directory of clubs, bars and lounges in the New York City area. Venues are not listed in a ranked or preferred order — except in their corresponding neighborhood pages in which venues get listed in alphabetical order. Clúbista also curates a list of local DJs, which are also not listed in a ranked or preferred order.

You can follow Clúbista by subscribing to our Spam-free Email Feed, or on Facebook or Google+.

Alex Sensation

Alex Sensation

DJ Alex Sensation was born Javier Alexander Salazar in Bogotá, Colombia. He immigrated to the United States when he was seven years old. Influenced by his brother who was also a DJ, Alex began collecting music and honing his skills with the turntables.

At only 16 years old, he was already a disc jockey at various nightclubs, and at 17 years old, he was already getting gigs at the world renowned Copacabana Nightclub — in order to work at the club, Alex had to lie to the club’s management about his age, telling them that he was 19 years old.

While working at Copa, Alex was approached by Tony Luna, programming director for Amor 93.1 FM. Luna, who back then was programmer for Caliente 105.9 FM.

Luna was so impressed by Alex's work that he offered him a position as a DJ on the weekends, but only as a mixer. Alex took the job and remained with that station for about a year and a half until it switched names to Latino Mix.

In 2000, ALex was offered a job as the main mixer of a segment called “La Mega Mezcla del Mediodía” for La Mega 97.9 FM. Today, Alex remains the station’s most popular and successful DJ, and considered one of the most influential Latinos in the New York/New Jersey Latino community.


François K.

Francois K

François Kevorkian, alias DJ François K, was born and raised in France in 1954. A passion for music led him to playing the drums during his teen years. François moved to the United States in 1975, where he hoped to find gigs as a drummer, but the competition was heavy, and François had to look at other areas to make a name for himself — which led him to becoming a DJ in underground New York City clubs.

His career then skyrocketed, and he quickly made this his full-time occupation, although some work was at more commercial venues such as the club New York, New York in 1977. He taught himself tape editing and started making disco medleys, some of which are still popular to this day, such as Rare Earth's "Happy Song".

By 1978, he was offered a position doing A&R for the then-nascent dance indie record label Prelude Records, which immediately allowed him to go into the studio and do remixes.

His first remix, of a Patrick Adams production, "In The Bush" by Musique became a wild success both in clubs and on the radio. It was the first of many remixes that helped Prelude define the sound of New York's dance music, including many memorable songs, such as "You're The One For Me' and "Keep On" by D-Train, and "Beat The Street" by Sharon Redd. His stint at Prelude ended in 1982, the same year where he collected the most number one singles in Billboard's Dance Music Chart, which included his remixes of now-classic songs such as "Situation" by Yazoo, and "Go Bang" by Dinosaur L.

Due to the pressures of studio work, he had abandoned DJing around 1983 to dedicate himself to recording and mixing full-time, but couldn't stay away from the turntables, and started spinning again in early 1990. By that time, the scene had really become much more international, and he quickly was able to start traveling and gaining much exposure overseas, including Japan. He toured there, DJ'ing with Larry Levan in the Summer of 1992 (the 'Harmony Tour') right before Levan's death in November of that same year. The demand for his DJ appearances led him to many of the best club venues around the world, including London's 'Ministry Of Sound' and 'Fabric', Japan's 'Spacelab Yellow', Ibiza's 'Pacha' and 'Space', as well as Italy's 'Angels Of Love' and many large-scale festivals, in countries spanning the entire globe.

His career as an artist did not stop evolving, as he rekindled his interest for a more electronic sound, and the release of his Sonar Music set in 2002 marked a turning point; he started playing a much edgier and futuristic style, with more to do with techno and dub than the house sound he was mostly identified with as a DJ until that time.

In April 2003, he also started a DJ residency at a new weekly Monday night event in New York City called Deep Space NYC, and which focuses on the dub aesthetic in all of its forms. The musical scope there is extremely eclectic, ranging from spaced-out techno to the deepest reggae, dubstep, hip-hop as well as drum & bass, house, and cosmic disco sounds.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DJ Gina Turner

Gina Turner

Gina-Marie Van Scheppingen, better known as DJ Gina Turner, was born in New York, in 1984. She made her name as a radio DJ on 88.9 WERS and 99.9 WECB in Boston, and throuhg the Boston and LA club scenes. Gina would later make her mark with techno house music in Oslo, Brighton and Paris.

Gina and DJ Laidback Luke, birthed Nouveau Yorican, a new, Latin-inspired shuffle tech house.


DJ Camilo

DJ Camilo

The International Club King, DJ Camilo, was born Juan Camilo Sanchez in Queens, New York, to Colombian parents. Camilo was first introduced to the "art of turntables" at age 12.

Camilo began his career as a DJ while still in high school, where he began circulating his mixtapes and quickly gained a following amongst his friends and music lovers. In 1991 Camilo debuted his first mixtape "CAMILO Vol. 1" Encouraged by the response to Vol. 1, he began releasing mixtapes every month and quickly made a name for himself in the NYC club scene.

In 2001, Camilo got his big break, when he caught the attention of another legend of the club scene, Hot 97's DJ Enuff (best known as The Notorious B.I.G's official road DJ), and was invited to join the newly created dj-crew, The Heavy Hitters.

Shortly after, Camilo earned himself a spot on Hot 97’s roster, hosting his own Saturday night show called “Take It to the Streets.” The success of “Take It to the Streets” led to an additional show on Friday nights, appropriately titled “The Heavy Hitter Hour”, as well as occasionally filling in on the “Rush Hour” show for DJ Enuff.

Today, DJ Camilo hosts three shows on Hot 97, “The New at 2PM” Mondays – Fridays, “The New at 2AM” Mondays – Fridays and “The Heavy Hitter Hour” every Friday.

In the summer of 2014, the official DJ Camilo App was released for iPhone and iPad devices. The app is free to download and includes a very large music catalog; with a New Music and Mixtapes sections, a constantly updated events calendar, and Dj Camilo's Instagram feed.