"We could give you a hundred reasons why you should be at Cielo for Freedom on Sunday 6th. Instead we just need to give you one: Junior Vasquez. A dance icon that’s been at the forefront of the New York club culture since the ‘80s, he’s amassed more hits and chart topping remixes on the Billboard Club chart then any other. Never one to disappoint, Vasquez’s epic sets are an adrenaline inducing energized mix of the new, the old, and the extraordinary, that is quintessentially Junior."
Sunday Night Sept 6th
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Doors Open at 10pm
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School’s starting up again, and that means massive amounts of parties! Wooooo! High five! And needless to say one of the best way to celebrate the start of a new semester is with a theme party. But to keep you from looking like a douchebag right out of the gate, here are the seven theme parties you should absolutely avoid.
1. EDWARD FORTYHANDS PARTY
Listen, I used to be a huge fan of this party. But then I stepped back, I took a deep breath and I realized: THIS IS AWFUL!
Let’s think about this for a second… Each of you get two 40 oz bottles of malt liquor deliciousness (not so bad). Each of you duct tape said 40 oz bottles of goodness to each hand (okay, kinda worried). Each of you drink said 40 oz bottles of bladder drainers without being able to use your hands to unzip your pants, blow your nose, clear your ear hole, or give the finger.
So, what ends up happening? Midway through your second forty, you look around and realize everyone else is coming to the same realization: Why in the F did we do this? Even if something cool happens (projectile vomiting, projectile peeing, or projectile bleeding), no one has the capacity to document it. And your chances of hooking up at one of these parties has two things going for it: Jack and sh*t, and Jack just left town.
2. SEPTEMBER 11th PARTY
Not sure who thought this was cool or hip or ironic, but seriously? You know how it goes: Apparently, there was one at Ohio State University and the girl who was the in north or east or west or south tower said her aunt was one of the people in the towers when the planes hit. What better way to remember her aunt’s legacy then by dressing up as the death trap that didn’t offer an emergency exit for her? Hey, some people say a prayer, some people get a tattoo, some people write in their journal, others re-enact the whole tragedy. Wow.
3. DIAPER PARTY
I got this suggestion and I almost couldn’t respond. My tongue swole up and my innards got to gyratin’.
ME: “Uh… so… everyone is wearing a diaper?”
SUGGESTER: “Just dudes.”
ME: “So, there are girls there?”
SUGGESTER: “No, just dudes.”
ME: “So, it’s a bunch of dudes standing around shitting and pissing themselves?”
SUGGESTER: “Yeah, dude. How hilarious is that?!”
(If I have to explain why this is a sh*tty idea, then you’re on your own.)
4. PORN PARTY
I threw one of these in school. BIG MISTAKE. I thought, Hey, what better way to get people in the mood to eff than throwing on some porn on the ol’ flat screen, burning a CD of porn movie soundtracks, decorating the place with fuzzy handcuffs, dildos, vibrators, and nudie mags, and slightly modifying Beer Pong (aka Beirut) to be Boobroot where the rules are – if you get shutout you have to finger your partner?
You don’t even want to know what double backs meant.
A total of 5 girls showed up and three of them were from Towson (shout out to the Tigers – you guys know how to party). NO ONE had sex. Some people swore off parties altogether. Come to think of it, the dog we adopted not two days prior DIED the next day. Yes, I’m an idiot…
5. FOAM PARTY
I’m gonna catch a lot of shit for this one, but, in the long run, you will F’n thank me. On paper, Foam Parties = F*ck Fests. Spring Break wouldn’t be where it is now if it weren’t for soap, water, and expulsion mechanisms. But for this one to have any chance at being fun, someone needs to develop a foam that doesn’t cause Swine Flu-like rashes! The next day you feel like you slept with a smoothy of Gonorrhea, Diarrehea, and Amy Winehouse.
6. SWINGERS PARTY
You’ve thrown the porn party with zero success. You decide, Okay, f**k it. I need to select better people, people who aren’t F’n around when it comes to F’n around. You invite shady janitor, weed hook-up, sister’s roommate’s sister, and very young looking girl with braces that several questionable friends have vouched for. It’s all good until you’re either A) the odd man out or B) you’re the odd man in. Didn’t you see “Bruno?”
7. FURRY PARTY
Everyone knows a furry. He’s the guy who loves to wear costumes. He was the high school mascot, college mascot, grad school mascot, car dealer mascot, random guy skateboarding through a park while dressed as Cookie Monster on a Tuesday. I’m not knocking this guy. I’m a big proponent of “don’t knock it ’til you try it”.
Every man, however, has his limits. Wearing a costume and sweating your ass off as you try to pound another furry critter that you can’ t definitively tell is male or female just seems a little extreme. And not Mountain Dew extreme, but straight-up F’ing crazy.
While the majority of her work is in the jungle style, her more successful work is in traditional electronic music. DJ Rap has been voted the #1 female DJ in the world by Shejay. She owns, records for, runs and A&Rs two labels Propa Talent and Impropa Talent. She is also a producer, model and actress. DJ Rap grew up all over the world and was born in Singapore.
She has been a prime figure on the drum and bass scene, however not content to just sit in the studio and direct, she honed her profession as an engineer and produced had many hits, often collaborating with other artists. Hits like "Spiritual Aura" changed the drum and bass scene and lead to the birth of Propa Talent. After being the first artist on the scene to self-release her first CD, she gathered interest from Sony and was soon signed to the label along with Grooverider and Leftfield, where she surprised again with a new sound.
Her most well-known artist album, Learning Curve, was released in 1999 to critical acclaimand resulted in several highly stylized music videos, including 2 versions of "Good To Be Alive" (one for the CD version and another for the rarer radio remix) and "Bad Girl," a song about having to be a strong woman to survive in today's world. Rolling Stone Magazine gave Learning Curve three and a half stars, stating "this is the record Madonna wanted to make." Learning Curve went on to sell over 1 million copies bringing her total sales to over 3 million worldwide including her successful compilation sales including Journeys By DJ, Propa Classics Vol. 1 & 2, Brave New World, Armani Exchange CHEMISTRY & Touching Bass, Bulletproof, Up All Night, which have all crossed many genres and has become her trademark.
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DnB classics all the way with this slammin mix for the latest installment of Propa Pods, put together lovingly by DJ Rap.
1. Dillinger - Good Girl - Dubplate
2. Dillinger - Twist Em Out - Dubplate
3. DJ Rap - Fiece (Ed Rush & Optical Remix) - Dubplate
4. DJ Rap - Music (Danny C Remix) - Propa Talent
5. Shy FX - Nuttah - Dubplate
6. Prizna - Fire - Dubplate
7. DJ Taktix - It's The Way - Dubplate
8. General Levy - Roughest Gunark (DJ Rap Remix) - Fashion Records
9. DJ Rap & Aston Harvey - Spiritual Aura - Propa Talent
10. DJ Rap - Intelligent Woman - Propa Talent
11. J Magik - Space Invaders - Dubplate
12. Dillinger - Ain''t Too Loud - Dubplate
13. Dillinger - Live Or Die - Dubplate
14. ?? - Konflict - Dubplate
Rap returns, with a selection of tracks from her last solo album 'Up All Night', enjoy!
1. Bella Fortissimo
3. Angels & Demons
4. High Octane
5. Drummin' & Bassin'
6. Feel It.
Rap returns, this month showcasing the talents of Mark Campbell
1. DJ Rap & Tyler Revata - Reachin Out (Mark Campbell Remix) / Propa Talent
2. Mark Campbell - Red Line / Propa Talent
3. Sanchez And The Shockers - Robbing Nathan (Mark Campbell Remix) / Propa Talent
4. Mark Campbell - DEFCON1 / Propa Talent
5. DJ Rap & Tyler Revata - Automatic (Mark Campbell Remix) / Propa Talent
New Year, new music! DJ Rap drops some badass D&B to brighten up 2009!
1. Intro - Before The Dawn / Propa Talent
2. Phantomville - Wake Up / Propa Talent
3. Killin Time - Innocence / Propa Talent
4. Killin Time - Lost Cities / Propa Talent
5. Killin Time - The Revelation / Propa Talent
6. DJ Rap - Feel It / Propa Talent
7. DJ Rap - Spiritual Aura / Propa Talent
8. DJ Rap - Heavenly / Propa Talent
9. DJ Rap - Angels & Demons / Propa Talent
10. DJ Rap - A State Of Bliss / Propa Talent
Rap's back with the latest show, showcasing recent releases from her bad self.
1. DJ Rap & Mike Hirtazka - Alpha / Impropa Talent
2. DJ Rap - Frenetic / Impropa Talent
3. DJ Rap - Solaris / Impropa Talent
4. DJ Rap Cascade / Impropa Talent
DJ Rap – Your Mind (Gimp + Steve C Mix)
I'll have some dope give aways from Ms. DJ Rap in a few weeks.
Check them out, you'll thank me later!
When brain power should be part of the job description.
Meet Mallory Montilla. She’s about to go to jail soon. Why? Because she couldn’t appreciate that her ‘supposed fool proof’ plan to keep jewelry on loan instead of returning it would eventually have every one wondering who was the last person seen handling it.
Mallory who until recently worked for Whisper PR (she was fired in mid July) was a budding 24 year old socialite who was making the rounds, having her picture taken with Sarrah Jessica Parker and getting to have a lot of fun hanging out with big shots, forging a career as a fashion pr girl and of course getting to wear lots of expensive jewelry that she thought she could hold onto indefinitely (does this sound like Lilo? It smells like her…).
That was until Friday, when everyone did ‘one plus one’ and figured out that the girl in charge of returning the jewels had simply just kept the jewels. An accounting of missing jewels had Montilla holding onto $97,000 worth of jewels.
Montilla is due back in court tomorrow after having posted bail and spending the weekend in jail.
When beauty, charm and social networks don’t help if you still don’t have a brain.
The Unravelled Etiquette of Publicists.
DON’T CLING TO THE BLING
Transgendered recording artist, Dina Marie, is speaking out on behalf of the LGBT community saying that Lil Mama's apology isn't enough.
"I fell as a transgendered woman that it was unnecessary for Lil Mama to refer to Leiomy as a man, because transexuality is not something that is learned, but it is something that is with you from birth. It is something inside you," Dina Marie said.
Dina Marie said it is important that those assigned in a position to judge should be more sensitive to the LGBT community.
"To remind someone they're a male when they never saw themselves as such is disturbing to say the least," she added.
However, Dina Marie says she is proud of Leiomy.
"As an emerging artist myself, I recognize the position that Leiomy is in, the inner struggle of exposing her true self to world to be judged. That all deserves support, love and adminiration from the LGBT community," Dina Marie said in a statement to gaysocialites.blog.
Dina Marie says she would also like to extended an open invitation to Leiomy with the possibility of appearing in one of the videos for her upcoming
Josh Sparber Writes:
Friday, August 21, 2009
THE WEEK IN CELEBS AT NYC GAY BARSTrend alert! Ladies of Hollywood have been popping up left and right at downtown gay bars of late and we're not just talking about the Real Housewives. This week alone, we've spotted:
1) Missy Elliott at the F Word last Saturday, creeping up to the DJ booth to chill with the residents and her Adidas-clad party posse.
2) Misha Barton partying at the long-running Tuesday night Beige party at B-Bar, where DJ Jon Jon Fields was majorly turning me out.
3) Drew Barrymore at our very own Good Times party at Eastern Bloc this past Wednesday! Drew was loving the Deee-Lite tunes of me and Michael Magnan at our packed out party. DJ Nita even spun an impromptu 3am set. A very major party to say the least. Come back soon Drewy!
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You've go to go to Jennifer Avelon's next art show. Jen's provocative paintings, incorporating found objects, including pieces of of her own lingerie wardrobe, emphasize the playful, seductive aspect of sex and femininity, with a wry sense of humor. Her "girls" entice and mock you at the same time. Jen's audience is as provocative as her work. Expected and confirmed guests include Dina Marie Delicious, Richie Rich, Amanda Lepore, King Ralphy, Ronnie Hokanson, Chris Ryan, Jason Preston and many more! Mad Chill TV is covering the event - come see and be seen! Definitely an event not to be missed during NYC Fashion Week. RSVP a must: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's crowded at the top. Choosing the best DJ in the world would depend on quite a few probably impossible-to-quantify criteria. For some it would be a Junior Vasquez (yes, still); others Carl Cox or a Sasha or a Digweed. Some go goo goo over Jonathan Peters, while others rave about Steve Aoki or Mark Ronson or Armen Van Buren or Armen Van Helden. For me I gotta think of Funkmaster Flex, and I adore Paul Sevigny. And yes, tragically, the dude at the top might have been different just a week ago. It would be real hard to pick a numero uno ... a best. The worst is far easier: that would be me. Despite my limited skills, zero technical prowess, and a set that has three tracks post-1987, I keep getting hired. This Sunday, in an end-of-summer act of desperation, the Chelsea Hotel down in Atlantic City will whisk me down to bore its guests off the dance floor, forcing them to seek sanctuary at the bar. Maybe they're brilliant!
My set will include but is not limited to “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” (Animals)—that’s a song not a strategy! Then “Cocaine Man” (Baxter Dury)—again, a track, not a strategy. “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road” (Beatles)—hmmm, a strategy and a track. “Baby Please Don’t Go” (Them)—I think there’s a pattern emerging here. Last but not least, “I’d Love to Change the World” (Ten Years After). I’ll be slaying them Sunday night with oldies and goodies from an old hoodie. I’m extra excited. Special thanks to Sky Group’s Alan Philips and Josh Shames for taking me down to one of my favorite places.
Download Junior’s Guest House Classics set
From Junior With Love: A complete night at Twilo, from the Junior Vasquez Vaults.
Download Part 1: 3 AM Download Part 2: 5 AM Download Part 3: 7 AM Download Part 4: 9 AM Download Part 5: 11 AM
Download a live set of DJ Honey Dijon at Hiro from 10.04.08.
Get over 5 hours of musical brillance, courtesey of the Saint At Large. Download the full set of Jonathan Peters live at Capitale
Following Jonathan Peters, Junior Vasquez took over the wheels of steel on Monday morning and took us on a musical journey that went well into Monday afternoon. Here is a full recording from his set, courtesy of the Saint At Large.
Download the full set of Junior Vasquez live at the Capitale Ballroom
Download the full set of Junior Vasquez live at Roseland November 11, 2008
Another gift from Junior to his fans, with his love: an excerpt from his set recorded at Twilo at his Christmas Party 1999.
Download Junior live at Twilo – December 19th, 1999 – 7 AM
Straight from Junior’s mythical vault, here is a recording of his set at Twilo from Halloween 1999. This is a gift from Junior to his fans, with love.
Download Junior Vasquez live at Twiloween ‘99
"Jesus Luz (Madonna's BoyToy) put his DJ skills to the test on Saturday night at nightclub Pacha in Búzios. Now I am not sure if this is a rumor or not, but apparently Jesus is not charging clubs to play. According to Brazilian media, his only request is a business class ticket and accommodations.Fyi, Jesus' next DJ gig in the country is supposed to be this coming Friday at Royal in São Paulo."
Jesus Luz stripped to his underwear and kabbalah string for the new 2009.10 fall winter underwear campaign of Italian brand Intissimi shot by mexican photographer Pablo Arroyo.
We are hoping for maybe an Emporio Armani underwear 2010 summer campaign ... because the Beckhams are already so 2009!!!!!
See all the photos of Jesus for Intissimi in the gallery below.