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Justin Strauss @Paradisco, 6.16.13

This Sunday at Paradisco we’re featuring the iconic talent of Justin Strauss, a DJ and producer whose career reads like a who’s-who of the music scene ,and represents the last three decades of New York’s nightclub history.

Justin has spun at nearly every dance club that you’d ever want to go to while pioneering his own distinctive sound and becoming one of the most sought-after remixers and producers in the world. He has worked with a gamut of artists ( see the full list) and on over 200 records! Today, Justin still thrills and surprises crowds by balancing his robust history with an ear for great new music while he DJs. Justin seamlessly mixes between choice classics, delectable rarities and innovative beats, all while on his self-proclaimed mission to “connect the dots” between disparate musical periods and styles and introduce exciting new sounds.

As half of the production duo Whatever/Whatever, he continues to produce and mix records, working on remixes for the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Beyonce, La Roux, Jessica 6 and more. Justin also shares production duties with Teddy Stuart as part of the house music duo a/just/ed, whose ‘Stay Up Here’ was recently released on Southern Fried Records to much fanfare. We’re looking forward to sharing his talent with you this Sunday, so be sure to join us as we Occupy The Disco.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, Jun 16th 2013
3pm-8pm
No Cover
THE OUT NYC
510 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036 Map
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Carlos Jadraque @Paradisco, 5.26.13

This Sunday we are looking forward to showcasing a new name that has slowly been gaining notoriety in the Big Apple. A Madrid native, Carlos Jadraque began his career as a DJ in 2003 while living in Rome. His absolute passion for music brought him to acquire his first piece of DJ equipment in 2003 ultimately led to his debut at Rome’s SupperClub. With a steady rising career since then, Jadraque has played at venues such as Le Baron NYC and Club Marquee, and has had weekly residencies at Roommate Hotels Madrid, PhD at Dream Downtown Hotel NY, The Park and Hotel Americano NY. Leveraging his contacts as a creative director and designer, Jadraque has also DJ’ed events for DSquared2, Custo Barcelona, Kenneth Cole, Interview Magazine, New Museum NYC, and many other well known brands. A true Jack of all trades, Jadraque’s musical knowledge, along with his talent and flawless taste has helped him creating long-lasting relationships worldwide with renowned clubs, fashion and design houses.

We’ve heard Carlos on many occasions and his sets are very distinct in their elegance and, most notably, are always incredibly fun. While he’s known more for his deep house cuts (as can be heard above), Carlos will be flexing his daytime musical muscles at Paradisco for all of us to enjoy. With supplemental beats by the boys of OXD, we have Memorial Day plans covered for those that want to hear the best in disco and house music. RSVP here.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, May 20th 2013
3pm-8pm
No Cover
THE OUT NYC
510 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036 Map
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Dylan Drazen @Paradisco, 5.19.13

We are currently experiencing a time in NYC where great music is once again becoming the focus of gay nightlife events and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Over the past decade, as pop music took over the majority of the gay scene, some of the best talent in the city either adapted their musical approach to nightlife in order to survive or simply moved away from the Big Apple. One person who took the latter path is NYC-born Dylan Drazen, and it’s about time to bring this incredible DJ back to his hometown for an afternoon of beautiful disco and house music at Paradisco. Make sure to RSVP on our event page and invite your favorite music-loving friends.

Originally from Manhattan and later raised on Long Island, Drazen discovered his love for music at an early age as he quickly immersed himself into the R&B and rap world, only to transition to disco, house and deep house in the 90’s. Even though he established his career over the years as a renowned techno DJ, with regular gigs in Spain, Japan and several countries in South America, Drazen’s heart still lives in soulful, uplifting house music. While in NYC, Drazen played at several legendary clubs, including Limelight, Tunnel, Twilo, Vinyl and Love. His masterfully curated Barbecue mixtape series showcases his tasteful New York-inspired house aesthetic at its best, and although it was released over 10 years ago, it never fails to make us feel happy and in the mood for dancing.

Drazen currently lives in Florida and has recently made his Miami debut at Spazio, where he has had the opportunity to showcase his more modern house sound. Expect a brand new atmosphere at Paradisco as Dylan Drazen spins his special selection of current tracks and all-time house classics for an afternoon of dancing under the sun.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, May 19th 2013
3pm-8pm
No Cover
THE OUT NYC
510 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036 Map
No Cover
Plastic Plates

While a lot of great music seems to come from Australia, Plastic Plates–the alias of Sydney’s Felix Bloxsom–is probably our favorite musical discovery from the land down under. The producer and DJ has wowed us with his remixes, original songs and various live sets in the past and we’re excited and honored to be the first to feature him at a gay party in NYC at this Sunday’s extra special edition of Paradisco. Learn more about our favorite Aussie with our exclusive Spotlight interview below.

OXD: What inspired you to become a DJ?
PP: Hanging out too much in nightclubs! But, seriously though, it was just another extension of music. Especially once I started producing dance music, it goes hand in hand… I probably wouldn’t be doing so much of it if I wasn’t a producer.
OXD: What’s your favorite venue in NYC currently?
PP: I’d say Le Bain… Output has an amazing system too but Le Bain is always fun. Good sound system, hot tub (I’ve never been in it) and the best view while you use the loo!
“In my experience I’ve always gravitated to parties where there’s a mix of everybody and if it’s happening more and more then THANK GOODNESS!”
OXD: Who is the DJ you admire the most?
PP: There are so many for different reasons but my friends back in Oz who I learned from are definitely on the list: the late great Ajax, Gus Hoodrat, Black Angus. The most fun dancing for me in recent memory was the dynamic residency at Sankeys in Ibiza for a few weeks last summer (Solomun, Hosh, David August etc.).
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?
PP: In my experience I’ve always gravitated to parties where there’s a mix of everybody and if it’s happening more and more then THANK GOODNESS!
OXD: Finally, What are your top 5 tracks at the moment?
1. Stuffa: ‘Keep On’

2. Box Of Wolves and Christa Vi: ‘Boy (Cyclist Remix)’

3. Touch Sensitive: ‘Show Me’

4. Sono: ‘Keep Control (Chopstick and Johnjon remix)’

5. Jessie Ware: ‘Imagine It Was Us’

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Plastic Plates @Paradisco, 5.12.13

Plastic Plates’ various NYC appearances have always been on our radar since OXD’s inception. His set at Le Poisson Rouge during Pride weekend last year was one our most memorable OXD events and since then we have also had amazing nights listening to him at Tamanny Hall, The DL and most recently, Output, our new favorite NYC venue. We’re proud to have played our part in helping Plastic Plates become a known name to gay New Yorkers, and are incredibly excited to announce that the man himself will be our guest DJ at this Sunday’s extra special edition of Paradisco.

Plastic Plates is the alias of Felix Bloxsom, who originally hails from Sydney, Australia, and is now based in Los Angeles. Plastic Plates’ distinct synth-y disco sound has attracted both indie, dance and mainstream pop artists to commission remixes from him. These artists include Adele, Sia, Body Language, The Presets, Sam Sparro, The Human League, Sneaky Sound System, The Magician, Katy Perry, Mark Ronson and more. 2012 saw the release of Plastic Plates’ debut EP Things I didn’t Know I Loved on french tastemaker record label Kitsuné.

Following last Sunday’s epic edition with Tim Sweeney, we are once again incredibly honored to showcase an artist we respect so much at our Paradisco. Check out his latest mixtape below, a hint of what’s to come this weekend. RSVP on our Facebook event page and spread the word for another afternoon full of great house music, serious dancing and friendly faces.

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Occupation Plan
Sunday, May 12th 2013
3pm-8pm
No Cover
THE OUT NYC
510 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036 Map
No Cover