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OXD @ The 303 at Louie and Chan, 7.12.14

Since The Chelsea Hotel and Mister Black closed, we’ve missed having a great downtown basement space for our weekend dancing needs. After the overwhelming turnout for our first night at SoHo’s newest subterranean dance den, The 303, we are back for a second installment on Saturday, July 12th. OXD DJs will be on deck to get your feet moving on the intimate dance floor with deeper house and disco tracks. There are also plenty of nooks for cocktailing and conversation.

See you all on the dance floor!

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Occupation Plan
Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Free
The303 at Louie & Chan
303 Broome St
New York, NY, 10002 Map
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Occupy The Disco @ Pavilion, 8.1.14

Fire Island’s significance to the music world is undeniable – some even say it’s where disco had its genesis. From the Ice Palace, to The Botel, to the Sandpiper, disco, house and High-NRG music flourished with the crowds of gay men ravenous for the great dance music and community this island oasis offered. The rich musical history of the island is one that inspires us, and keeps us coming back every summer.

It is with great excitement that we will be spinning at the world-famous Pavilion Nightclub on Friday August 1st. We’ll span the different iterations of the Pavilion’s history with classic Fire Island tracks as well as the latest in disco and house music. Join us for what’s bound to be a night to remember!

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Occupation Plan
Friday, August 1st 2014
10:00pm - 4:00am
Pavilion Nightclub
Fire Island Blvd.
Fire Island Pines, NY 11782 Map
No Cover
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Horse Meat Disco & Museum of Love @Cielo, 6.27.14

There are certain moments shared on the dance floor that stick with you for the rest of your life, and collectively we’ve all experienced many of those dancing to Horse Meat Disco’s blend of classic disco and house music. Josh Wood Productions has asked us to once again host a special NYC Pride edition of Horse Meat Disco’s NYC residency at Cielo on Friday, June 27th. Horse Meat Disco’s Jim Stanton & Severino Panzetta will be spinning, hot off of the heels of their latest Compilation release, Horse Meat Disco Vol. IV.

Horse Meat Disco’s sound is one that purports over many generations of gay music lovers, and links lovers of classic disco to today’s nu-disco/house aficionado. Carrying the torch of gay nightlife’s past has been part and parcel of everything HMD does, from their long-standing party at London’s The Eagle to the poppers bottle and silhouette of Sylvester found in their official logo. It’s especially fitting to hear this collective spin at pride, a time where we are commemorating the heroes who kept on dancing even when it was illegal. At last year’s pride edition of HMD, Severino stole our hearts by halting the music at 3:30AM and playing Grace Jones’ ‘La Vie En Rose’ from beginning to end.

Since it’s Pride weekend we highly encourage everyone arrive early to ensure ease of entry, and check out a fantastic opening set by DFA Records’ Museum of Love (comprised of LCD Soundsystem’s Pat Mahoney & The Juan MacClean’s Dennis McNany). Check out their recent Boiler Room set to get a taste of what they have in store for us.

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Occupation Plan
Friday, June 27th 2013
10pm
$35 (advance)
Cielo
18 Little West 12th
New York NY 10014 Map
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OXD @The 303 at Louie & Chan, 6.21.14

On June 21st, we’re occupying this sweet new space in SoHo to give you a Saturday night soiree like no other. It’s been a while since we took over a proper Saturday night and we’re excited to show off this brand new space to everyone. The303 is a disco dungeon hidden beneath one of SoHo’s newest restaurants, Louie & Chan. The dancefloor is intimate, the sound system spectacular, and the cocktails? Delicious, of course. Come listen to some great music with OXD serving fresh new tunes behind the decks. We’re going deep, we’re going disco, and serving everything in between with the goal to keep you dancing all night long.

This edition of OXD at The303 is extra special as we’ll be celebrating the birthdays of OXD co-founders Tad Haes & DJ RuBot. See you on the dancefloor!

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Occupation Plan
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
Free
The303 at Louie & Chan
303 Broome St
New York, NY, 10002 Map
Ron Like Hell

Ron Like Hell will be taking the decks along with Nita Aviance on Friday, May 30th at Occupy The Disco at Le Bain. Many of you know him well from spinning at parties like Wrecked, Spank and even The Saint at Large’s Black Party. Ron sat down with us in anticipation of Friday night, giving us his take on the current state of nightlife and his perspective on music.

OXD: What inspired you to become a DJ?
Ron: My desire to unite all kinds of people together on the dancefloor with a unique blend of different genres not limited to just dance music tracks is my goal. I strived to achieve that for so long so once I finally accomplished that goal in the middle of my dj career, I felt at home with deejaying. As long as I am successful in making people dance and happy with the diverse styles of music I present, I am inspired and will keep it going for as long as I live.
OXD: What’s your favorite venue in NYC currently?
Ron: There are more than just one for me. Output, Baby’s All Right, Starvue and Bossa Nova Civic Club are committed to featuring great music on really good sound systems. As an eclectic music fan, I like the diversity in the talent that they host. Plus the range of age and ethnicity of people who attend these venues is mixed which I also love.
“As long as I am successful in making people dance and happy with the diverse styles of music I present, I am inspired and will keep it going for as long as I live.”
OXD: Who is the DJ you admire the most?
Ron: Francois Kevorkian still continues to amaze me with his detailed approach to programming music and the journey it takes you on. He has worked with Larry Levan (Paradise Garage), Thomas Dolby and Derrick May to name a few and has remixed so many incredible disco, new wave, rock, house, jazz and funk tracks for years which I truly admire. I was so happy when I finally got to hear him dj at Body & Soul back in 1998 and I still try and make it out to his weekly Deep Space parties whenever possible.
OXD: We live in a time where gay house and disco fans like ourselves are going to non gay venues to discover fresh and new music. What do you think this means for the future of NYC’s nightlife?
Ron: For those like myself who have been deejaying to 50/50 or 100% straight or gay crowds their entire careers, I think it’s great that it is becoming less unusual to see all kinds of people dancing together. As long as people continue to seek out more diverse music styles at venues where all kinds of people are welcome, the future looks good for nightlife every where in the world.

Ron also shared his current top 5 tracks with us – check them out in the Soundcloud playlist below – and maybe you’ll even hear Ron them spin them on Friday!