New York City Weekend Preview: June 26 to 29, 2014

DJOYbeat Spotlight

West Coast EP World Tour with Destructo, Soundwavve @ Output, Thursday June 26

New York is packed with great shows this week. On top of that, it’s Pride Week. With so many things to see, Destructo’s g-house set at Output was chosen as the spotlight by the slimmest margin. It’s good to see Output always able to switch it up within the house genre. Output does have some pretty rigid rules on some things, but they know what the public wants to see (even if they are still billed as being not for everyone). Check out the man behind some of the best U.S. events today. If you’ve been reading this by now, you know Output’s rules (like no cell phones on the dancefloor). If not, check them out before heading over on Thursday.

The Weekend Rundown

Thursday, June 26

Gareth Emery @ Lavo

It hasn’t been all that long since he last came to town, but it’s great to have Gareth back. His house/trance blend is perfect for rooms of all sizes. Many fans were left disappointed from the Pier of Fear Halloween show he was featured on last October, but no one seemed to complain about Gareth’s set. In short, he transcends any vibe.

White Panda @ Webster Hall

If you’re looking for something a little more chill to kick the weekend off, head over to Webster Hall. Being at a large venue like Webster may not sound low-key, but with White Panda working things you’ll be in for one of those nights. A low tempo electronic set doesn’t come much better than from this duo. You may run into a large crowd, but the vibe should be fun and cool like a night at the lounge.

DJ Dan, Frankie Bones and Scotto @ Cielo

You may have seen it in the column before but it’s worth saying again: Cielo is one of the premier spots for house and trance. With this trio manning the decks, Cielo’s reputation should continue on. As always, take your outfit up half a notch to play it safe at Cielo.

Also consider: Buckshot @ Webster Hall, Zeitgeist: The Juan Maclean and Tim Sweeney @ Verboten, Deep Disco @ Babel Lounge

Friday, June 27

Three Kings of House: Tony Humphries, David Morales, Louie Vega @ Sankeys New York

The title says it all. Get to Sankeys to hear some house from three veterans of the scene. The NYC extension of Sankeys has been going strong for a few years now. Be sure to dress in your club attire and hear some solid house inside the former garage. Did that last sentence feel like a throwback to the scene for anyone else?

Mark Knight @ Marquee

For a house/tech house kind of night, head to Chelsea to see Mark Knight. Clubgoers seem mixed on their opinion of the place. It may be on the smaller side, but with a quality sound system and an organized space the key elements of the venue are there. The floor is usually packed with dancers. No room for grandstanding at Marquee!

NYC Pride: Josh Wood @ Cielo

Horse Meat tout their sound to appeal to fans of the gay scene’s music over generations to today’s nu-disco. If you are in the mood to show your pride get to Cielo. Gay, straight or anyone else, Cielo will probably come alive a little more than usual Friday night. Check it out.

Mercer @ Webster Hall

Webster and Mercer are a match made in big room heaven. Mercer’s sound is perfect for the always alive Webster crowd. The crowd tends to skew towards younger, so unless you can hang all night, be warned. Seeing as how he’s worked with the likes of Alvaro and DJ Snake in the past, you should be able to tell the chances of any sign of turning down that night.

Art Department @ Output

If Mercer and Webster are a match in big room heaven, Output and Art Department are the house version. The Canadian duo have dropped into Output quite a bit recently. No complaints about that. The duo should bring their usual mix of varying house that is never short on quality.

Also consider: Leila @ Space New York, Joel Fletcher @ Lavo, Quest @ Hammerstein Ballroom, DJ Kiss @ Avenue, Disorderly Music presents Dance Music Against Cancer @ The Paper Box

Saturday, June 28

Cedric Gervais @ Marquee

Marquee has got some killer variety this weekend. Coming off his recent EDC NYC and Las Vegas gigs, expect a blistering set of progressive and electric house. That sound tends to bring out some of the biggest crowds of selfie takers in the scene. As you saw above, try not to do it on the floor. There’s limited space; who can stand around during a high intensity house set anyway?!

Discodromo, Boris and more @ Output

Output continues putting out solid lineups. With Boris you never know what genre you are going to get. Safe bet is that with Output it’ll skew towards house ,ut you never know. When you’ve been in the game as long as him anything could come out. Seeing as how he’s been working with Discodromo since 2009 CockTail d’Amore parties you should expect a polished night of sound music.

Feenixpawl @ Lavo

They may be in L.A. now, but this duo is Australian from the roots. In recent years that means you are going to get some next level music at Lavo come Saturday night. The group is becoming an in-demand act for the biggest sounds and experiences. When producers like Kaskade are reaching out to you for official remixes, you know you’re on the right path. Get ready for some progressive Aussie bounce at Lavo.

Offer Nissim @ Sankeys New York

A veteran to the scene and a go to for Pride events, Offer Nissim brings a highly anticipated set to Sankeys. Offer’s cred stretches over two decades including countless awards and heaps of fans. This has a chance to be one of Pride’s premier events of the weekend. Catch his original blended sound if you can.

Marcus Schossow @ Webster Hall

Brite Nights, prog house and Webster Hall. Need we say more? Ok, we will. Schossow has been a mainstay in the house scene since getting spins from vets like Tiësto. The Swedish sound will be on full display once again with Marcus in the building. Grab your neons and get to dance a pound or two off your butt, whether you need it or not.

Also consider: Carlos Souffront, Mike Servito and Aaron Clark @ The Panther Room, Oscar G, Stacey Pullen and Anthony Attalla @ Melrose Ballroom, MoMA PS1 Warm Up Series: Opening Weekend @ MoMA PS1, Hotel Garuda & Tropicool @ Slake

Sunday, June 29

Nicolas Matar @ Output

Cielo may be where he’s most known but Matar comes to Brooklyn this Sunday. Check him out as he closes another successful weekend of stellar house music in Billyburg.

Logic @ Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza will be home to killer breaks, house and disco to open the new week. Logic has built a name for crossing genres to create incredible, diverse shows. Be there for some quality sounds.

TOM Stephan @ Sankeys New York

London’s Stephan has dabbled in both house and electronic for a while now. After a great bill all weekend from Sankeys, they very well may have the best saved for the last day of the wild weekend.

Also considering: Nouveau York Gay Pride @ Le Bain At The Standard, Techno Breakfast Presents Sunday Summit @ The Panther Room, Pier Dance After Party @ Griffin, Pride and Love 2014 @ Cielo

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