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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.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, April 13th
3-9pm
Free
Le Bain, The Standard High Line
848 Washington St.
New York, NY 10004 Map
Photo: Nikita Egorov-Kirillov
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Paradisco @Le Bain, 3.30.14 – Celebrating 2 Years of OXD with DJ Lina

It has been quite a journey for Occupy The Disco since its inception and we’re proud to be celebrating our 2 year anniversary at this Sunday’s special edition of Paradisco! What started out as a simple gathering of friends who wanted to experience new music together has turned into something much greater than any of us have ever imagined. A huge thank you goes out to all DJs, promoters, venues, music lovers and dancers who believe in our mission and became the most important part of OXD’s success.

To help us ring in this momentous occasion we’ve called on our dear friend DJ Lina to join us for a special guest set at 5pm, so come early! Lina will add the special Fire Island flavor that only she can supply, just before she heads out to the Pines next week. OXD’s DJ RuBot, Tad Haes & Josh Appelbaum will keep everyone dancing for rest of day (and evening) with yet another dose of summery disco and house music.

La Islandtrix Volume 1 by Dj Lina on Mixcloud

Photo: Nikita Egorov-Kirillov

Photo: Nikita Egorov-Kirillov

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, March 30th
3-9pm
Free
Le Bain, The Standard High Line
848 Washington St.
New York, NY 10004 Map
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Paradisco @Le Bain, 3.16.13

We lucked out with the best weather February could offer for this season’s first edition of Paradisco at Le Bain, and the boys came out in droves. For many people, it was their first time seeing the beautiful venue in daylight, and the breathtaking, expansive views of NYC’s iconic skyline provided the perfect backdrop to an evening of revelry, libations and disco dancing. With the days getting longer and the temperatures rising, Le Bain’s split indoor/outdoor space is proving to be a fantastic venue for our Sunday Tea Dance.

The first party left everyone eager for more – so much that we decided to bring it back it not once, but twice this month! On March 16th, Tad Haes & DJ RuBot (we’ll miss you Josh!) will be providing an eclectic mix of what’s fresh and new on the disco and house scene, as well as a good dose of classics. RSVP here.

Also, make sure to mark your calendars for March 30th when the whole OXD crew will be reunited at Paradisco for our two year anniversary party. Details coming soon.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, March 16th
3-9pm
Free
Le Bain, The Standard High Line
848 Washington St.
New York, NY 10004 Map
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Paradisco @Le Bain, 2.23.14

Last year we threw our first stand-alone party, Paradisco, as a brand new Sunday afternoon disco tea experience at THE OUT NYC. We featured acts like DJ Lina, Mike Servito, Honey Dijon, Sean B, Ryan Smith, Tim Sweeney, Will Automagic, and Plastic Plates, to name a few. It was truly the ideal Sunday Funday, with lots of sunlight, great music, an attitude-free environment and afternoons filled with dancing in anticipation of warmer days to come.

The Sunday tea dance is a cornerstone of gay culture as it was one of the few places that gay men and lesbians could socialize openly in the ’50s and ’60s. We are thrilled to once again revive this genre of party and invite all to the next edition of Paradisco, now taking place at Le Bain at The Standard, Highline on Sunday, February 23, from 3 to 9pm. We’re moving downtown, but still continuing to bring in our great music and fun, welcoming vibe that Paradisco is known for. With plenty of natural light and beautiful views of New York of course. The OXD crew is taking over residency this time with occasional guest stars showing up throughout. Come by after brunch, or for an early evening drink, and help us break in our new Paradisco season.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, February 23rd
3-9pm
Free
Le Bain, The Standard High Line
848 Washington St.
New York, NY 10004 Map
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Le Bain presents OXD feat. Mighty Mouse & Lane 8 @Le Bain, 8.9.13

After a fun and exciting Paradisco season and kicking off Gay Pride Weekend with an epic evening hosting Horse Meat Disco at Cielo, we’re eager to heat things up just a little bit more this summer with our first venture with the Standard High Line’s famous nightclub, Le Bain. We have collaborated with the club to bring yet another absolutely amazing and talented friend of OXD, Mighty Mouse, to one of NYC’s most iconic spaces. We will also introduce you to a newer talent on the scene, San Francisco’s Lane 8, who will be spinning a special guest DJ set. As you have come to expect, the boys of OXD will also provide supplemental tunes, showcasing the best of disco and house music. While we have occupied Le Bain on many occasions, we’re looking forward to officially hosting our friendly music loving crowd of gays and their allies back to this exciting venue for some of our favorite artists. Make sure to RSVP for the guestlist.

For readers who have been with us for a while, you may remember Mighty Mouse from last February, when we occupied Cameo Gallery for our first experience seeing Mighty Mouse live. We were out in full force that night and Mighty Mouse’s genre-defying taste and original productions proved to be the perfect soundtrack to one of the best nights out dancing with our friends. Since then, Mighty Mouse has teamed up with Matt Van Schie from Van She to create Du Tonc, the act responsible for not only one of our favorite songs of the year, but a favorite video as well: ‘Darkness.’

Lane 8 first came to our attention when The Magician played the San Francisco House music producer’s debut single, ‘Don’t Want You Back’ on one of his Magic Tape mixtapes. In early 2013, Lane 8 released his most popular single to date, the Diana Ross-inspired house music jam, ‘Every Night‘. Lane 8′s DJ sets are known to include his own energetic productions with private remixes of hip hop and funk classics, as well and exclusive new music edits that create a unique experience for the audience.

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Occupation Plan
Friday August 9th 2013
10:00pm
No Cover
Le Bain (The Standard, High Line)
444 W 13th Street
New York, NY Map