LPH x OXD with Tornado Wallace @The303, 4.20.14

We have always been big fans of the New York-based house label Let’s Play House, home of artists we have much respect for, including Jacques Renault, HNNY, Urulu and Waze & Odyssey. Now it is time for us to partner up with the LPH crew for an early Sunday dance reverie from 8pm – 1am at a new venue, The303 at Louie & Chan, located in Nolita.

OXD’s Tad Haes and DJ RuBot will be joining Wiseacre from The303 and, to top it all, Tornado Wallace will be headlining – so come prepared for a pleasantly “turbulent” dancefloor. Mark down your calendars, invite your friends, put on your dance shoes and join us this Sunday at LPH X OXD.

Occupation Plan
Sunday, April 20th, 2014
8pm - 1am
The303 at Louie & Chan
303 Broome St
New York, NY, 10002 Map
OXD DJs DragON: The Dollhouse @The Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel, 4.26.14

Voguing came out of the extraordinary house ballroom scene that emerged in Harlem in the 1980s where men competed against one another for their dancing skills, the realness of their drag and their ability to walk on a catwalk runway like a model. The discerning personalities and houses that arose from this scene influenced house and disco music, culminating with the release of Madonna’s ‘Vogue’ in 1990 coupled with the runaway success of the documentary Paris is Burning.

With a nod to the history of these voguing balls, we’re excited to announce that Occupy The Disco will be DJing at DragOn: The Dollhouse on April 26th. The event benefits GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Attendees are encouraged to bring their best doll-inspired look, whether it’s glossy Malibu Barbie or simply some fatigues as G.I. Joe. Drag isn’t mandatory, but is encouraged. OXD DJs Appelbaum, DJ RuBot and Tad Haes will be in full drag regalia, and we encourage all of our occupiers to support this great cause and enjoy a night of classic and new drag-inspired house and disco music.

Occupation Plan
Saturday, April 26th 2014
8:00pm - 1:00am
$40 (advance)
The Cabanas at The Maritime
363 W16th St.
New York, NY 10011 Map
Daniel Wang, Wrecked & Mike Servito @The Panther Room, 4.11.14

After spending most of his life in Taiwan, Daniel Wang moved to the US and set up shop in New York during the late ’80s, where he established himself as one of the most prolific DJs and producers of that era. Wang was a key figure in the post Paradise Garage and Fire Island Hi-NRG scene, and had an important role in keeping the disco scene alive through his releases on his own Balihu imprint and Morgan Geist’s Environ label.

Now living in Berlin for over a decade, Wang will return to his roots to join Mike Servito (The Bunker) and Ryan Smith & Ron Like Hell (Wrecked) at The Panther Room on Friday, April 11. As an important character in the LGBT disco and house scene, his set will be a welcome sound to eager ears as we occupy the dancefloor this Friday.

Occupation Plan
Friday, April 11th 2014
$20 (advance)
The Panther Room
74 Wythe Ave (enter at N12th)
Brooklyn, NY 11211 Map
Joey Negro @The303 at Louie & Chan, 4.6.14

London’s Dave Lee is the man that many know better as the disco-loving prolific DJ and producer, Joey Negro. You may recognize him from his epic ‘Destination Boogie’ remix for Róisín Murphy’s ‘Let Me Know’ which was a summer favorite for us way back in 2007. These days his label ZR is not only a vehicle for him to release his own music but has become a very cool brand featuring productions and remixes from producers like Dennis Ferrer and Frankie Knuckles.

The man himself is making a rare NYC appearance at The 303 at Louie & Chan on Sunday, April 6th and we’re calling on our friends to Occupy. Joey Negro’s DJ sets reflect his extensive love of music ranging from rare disco to vocal and classic house and often into more deep areas. Also, we’re excited to bring you to a brand new space, so come check it out with us! See you on the dancefloor!

Paradisco @Le Bain, 4.13.14

We’re still reeling from our 2nd birthday bash at the last Paradisco at Le Bain. Hundreds packed the venue for the stunning views, friendly crowd, and of course the best disco and house tracks from OXD and our honored guest, DJ Lina. We’re excited to share that we are officially throwing Paradisco every other week, and, with the weather getting warmer, the split indoor/outdoor space is proving to be a fantastic venue for our Sunday Tea Dance. Due to the party’s unprecedented success, we are working with Le Bain to get extra help for the bar and move the entrance to 444 West 13th Street (the regular night-time entrance) for an upgraded experience for occupiers.

This past week music lovers lost a legend–the Godfather of house music: Frankie Knuckles. We have always looked up to Frankie as the real pioneer, and have shared many of his classic tracks at previous editions of Paradisco. The outpouring of love we’ve seen for Frankie and his music only reinforces the idea that music truly does bring people from all walks of life together. That shared experience of discovering a new great song or waxing nostalgic to a classic is unparalleled. On April 13th, OXD’s DJ RuBot, Appelbaum, & Tad Haes will be paying homage to the late Frankie Knuckles with an eclectic mix of what’s fresh and new on the disco and house scene, as well as a good dose of Frankie’s house classics. We’re looking forward to dancing with you in honor of a great man. RSVP here.