Friday, January 29, 2010

We took Metromix! Krivit and Dimitri from Paris at DHT

Looks like the people of spoken, and boy is it hard to change their minds. Thanks to you we have won yet another democracy-powered vote, this time we took the Best Club category in Metromix NYC for their Best of New York series.

Hit 'em back with some traffic. They have a sweet article on Amanda Cohen.

Dance.Here.Too presents Danny Krivit and Dimitri From Paris
Saturday, January 30 11:00PM 21+

Dimitri from Paris, a Turkish-born Greek based in France, is an international king of mixing and house production. The foundation of his sound is early funk and cult film songs, from which he heavily samples for an authentically soulful sound. He was one of the first to popularize the art of the mixtape in Paris, and his legendary DJ sets would carry his career for decades. In 1996, his first studio album of original arrangements was named best album by the UK’s Mixmag. His most recent compilation Night Dubbin, a collaboration with The Idjut Boys, is a neo-disco take on R&B.

Danny Krivit was an original catalyst of the disco scene in its infancy. With a father who managed Chet Baker and founded the The Ninth Circle discotheque, Krivit was immersed in music from a young age. His career began with anointment by James Brown, and grew into an immortal DJ franchise. He contributed to several turning points in the history of disco, including the record pool at The Loft, the creation of the disco edit, as well as the 718 Sessions and Body and Soul residencies. Today he is a living bridge between the early disco scene and the mounting soulful house coup.

Rob Fernandez & Benny Soto, the promoters behind award-winning shindig Dance.Here.Now., are proud to present Dance.Here.Too. A new concept in weekend fun that adapts the music-first DHN vibe to a party after which you don’t have to wake up for work.

Set at Santos Party House – one of the city’s best dance-friendly venues with a custom sound system that defies ear fatigue – DHT will bring the focus back to you, your friends and the music. No nonsense, no door drama, no fuss.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday night: Amanda Blank and Maluca 1/29

Amanda Blank and Maluca, DJ Set by Anton Glamb
Friday, January 29 8:00PM 18+

:: Built By MeanRed and Hosted by Good Peoples

Mark your calendar: the fiesty miss Amanda Blank is coming to Santos, joined by Mad Decent's newest protégé Maluca. Both ladies spit a smoldering combination of rap, electro, merengue, punk rock, pop and ghettotech, and their live shows boast everything from maracas to neon spandex.

Amanda has been rolling deep with the Philly collective of Santogold, Spankrock, and Diplo. Now, with her first NYC headlining gig, Amanda is poised to win hearts, ears, and attention. She first took the world by storm with her contribution to the track “Bump” from Spank Rock’s 2006 breakout album (and Radiohead favorite) YoYoYoYoYo. Her verse is a serious exercise in lyrical acrobatics as she effortlessly runs circles around the beat. She’s just as at home collaborating with Ghostface Killah and M.I.A. as she is with Britney Spears on Eli Escobar and Doug Grayson’s remix of the hit single “Gimme More”. Her songs have appeared on the HBO series Life Support and Entourage as well as CBS television’s CSI:NY. Blank signed to Downtown Records in 2007 and is releasing her debut, I Love You, on July 14, 2009.

Lady Gaga would be all up in there.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BLKMARKET MEMBERSHIP 1/28. An underground party surfaces... underground...

Thursday, January 28 11:00PM 21+
$10 with RSVP to

BLKMARKET MEMBERSHIP, the party architects known for setting fire to numerous "secret locations," are breaking tradition and revealing Santos Party House as their target this Thursday night. Sound like resident DJ's Taimur+Fahad have something major up their sleeve. Marco Resmann, of the Berlin dubtronica tycoons LUNA CITY EXPRESS, will be in the house celebrating the launch of their new album Hello From Planet Earth, already hailed by critics as "a more impressive sound than ever - reflecting both their respect and passion for house music." Expect the deepest of house, mind-expanding techno, and dark electro madness. We're pumped to be collaborating with one of the most important forces in underground dance as they orchestrate this milestone.

Luna City Express‘ epic debut at Santo’s Party House via Blkmarket Membership is more than just a good reason to leave the house, it is the cultural underpinnings of a legendary meeting between underground and above ground avenues of expression. Marco Resmann was well on his way to cult stardom as Phage when he met Norman Weber and the world was offered Luna City Express. A collective concoction of downbeat, trip hop, and deep house proclivities, the duo understands how to be both timeless and innovative, classic and contemporary. As in all artistic endeavors, the whole is greater than its parts and Luna City Express just might lead you to a dance floor that tugs at your heart.

Along for the ride are the Blkmarket Membership residents, Taimur+Fahad. They boys have had a massive year, bringing in the best of the best to play their ever growing party. Their mission from the get go has been, 'to bring in talent that inspires us as DJ's.' That simple policy has guided them and it's no wonder why their party is amongst the best in the U.S at the moment. They have had the opportunity to be heard and have earned the respect of many who regard them as some of New York City's finest DJ's in the techno scene. They will be opening up for Luna City Express on this evening.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Jessica 6 headlining Big Live 1/27, with Yes Giantess, Body Language and Brahms

Cantora Records presents: Jessica 6, Yes Giantess, Body Language and Brahms
Wednesday, January 27 7:00PM 18+

While the contemporary dance punk movement is brimming with creativity, there is definitely something left to be desired in terms of the dark and sinister, a void Jessica 6 is filling up with cosmic vibes. Their synth grooves and distorted disco guitars bring a level of sophistication to their dancefloor oriented beats. Singer Nomi Ruiz has collaborated with Hercules and Love Affair, while her accompaniment Andrew Raposo and Morgan Wiley are known for their work in Automata, which landed them in the booth and onstage with James Murphy and the DFA posse.
Jessica 6 on Myspace

Yes Giantess’ sound has a throwback-to-the-future feel in no small part due to early-Michael Jackson era vocals matched up with brazen MGMT-styled melodies and production. The technically advanced keyboard/synth lines are an important part of the mixture as well, resulting in a sound that has something for the casual dance floor warrior and serious music listener alike.
Yes Giantess on Myspace

Presenting a novel pastiche of sounds that rule the NYC night is are indie poppers Body Language. Psychotropic samples, dense percussion, and mysterious vocals are tied together by musical passages borrowed disco and house music. The potent mix has earned them opening spots for the likes of Zero 7 and The Juan MacLean.
Body Language on Myspace

The vision of percussionist cum psychedelic shoegaze producer Cale Parks has expanded into a trio ensemble, giving the droney, pulsing arrangements a fuller feeling. Of Parks’ latest EP, Treble magazine said, “Between its crevices and folds, To Swift Mars reveals highbrow, avant garde elements, but at its heart, it's a pop record, and a really good one at that.” He has remixed Ra Ra Riot and Drink Up Buttercup, and has shared the stage with Passion Pit, the Harlem Shakes and Ted Leo.
Brahms on Myspace

Saturday, January 23, 2010

J-Live, Jeru The Damaja, Agallah, Wise Intelligent: Sounds of Resistance - A Benefit for YÉLE Haiti and The Rural Haiti Project

Sunday, January 24 8:00PM 21+
All proceeds to YÉLE Haiti and The Rural Haiti Project

J-Live, Wise Intelligent, Jeru The Damaja, Donny Goines, Cymarshall Law, YC The Cynic, and many more are offering their unique talents to a special benefit concertt and art show whose proceeds will support the Yele Haiti & Rural Haiti Project. They are also collecting non-perishable food items, new blankets, shoes and medical supplies so make a stand and have some fun with like-minding people at Santo's tonight.

Performances by: J-LIVE G.O.D (Pitchblack) Agallah Don Bishop Wise Intelligent Jeru the Damaja Hasan Salaam Rugged N Raw Donny Goines Lex911 NinaB Cymarshall Law Rebel Starr Ekko YCtheCynic Eboi Da Rebel DCQ Mala Reignz Rebel Diaz Dedan Kasimu Chace Infinite Platinum Mustache Marcel Cartier UMI Mz FeFe + G3mz
Dance Party & LIVE ART! DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy) DJ Vega Benneton DJ Supreme DJ Absolut ArtHaus LIVE Rosemary Gonzalez + Terry Fay-Hamilton Rebecca Joseph Thomas II AEON CRUNC Art by Gia Justin Wischik Rosies Are Dred Gianna Sopita Michael McManus Josama Lexi Bella Lindsey Vincenty Screening of The Lost Tapes Trailer & The Ballot or The Bullet.

All proceeds of this event go towards YÉLE HAITI & The Rural Haiti Project. We will be collecting medical supplies/medicines, NEW blankets, shoes, and NON-Perishable foods.Host Comittee: Natalie Crue, KupiArt, Louie P. Sosa, Existence is Resistance, Supreme, Tawana Pyle, Danielle Pyle, Hunger For More Entertainment, Mysta Me, Universal Hip Hop Parade Organization, Kazembe Batts, Kayla Morrison, Ntumba Mukendi, Geoff Delices, Michael "DJ Hollywood" Christie, Stareene Rhett, Jive Records, Atlantic Records, Levar Wade, DJ Dprizzy, Liz Gomes, TastyKiesh, Telisa D., A King, DWI, Doze Specialz, NAN/NAB, Ayman, Fiona Bloom, & Mariam.Photography: Law10 Designs Gianna Leo Falcon (The Dark Room) NattyNight ( DemianVideography by: Socrates ( Vixon Kwan LeeTV ElusSponsor Logos:Crue 1 Media Group, KupiArt, PNC Radio, DWI, The Bloom Effect, Santos Party House, Big Royal Crown, J-Live, Law10 Designs, Show N Prove Radio, 3TP, White Gold, DJ Supreme, UHHP, NAB, Justin Case It Rains Productions, A.D. The General,

Friday, January 22, 2010

Masterpiece Theater: JONTE and friends, The Flaco Show, We Got Next Tour

The We Got Next Tour: Abyss, Asaad, Nelson Fowler, DJ's Maggie Horn and Shish Boom Bah
Saturday, January 23 (TOMORROW) 6:00 PM 18+

The We Got Next Tour, brought to us by Undskovrd and Rictascale Records will be featuring the future in psychedelic, underground hip-hop sound. More than just your run-of-the-mill urban showcase, these artists are presenting new and creative spins on their artistic tradition. The bill stars Abyss, Asaad, and Nelson Fowler with DJ's Maggie Horn and Shish Boom Bah. For more on Abyss, see the below documentary:

Jonte, Cherie Lily, Aleister X, Bad Brilliance, Narcissister and DJ's Roxy Cottontail and Andrew W.K.
Thursday, January 28 7:00 PM 18+

One of the best kept secrets in the entertainment industry, Jonté is known to the stars as a virtuoso choreographer, able to bring out the beast in his clientelle, which includes Beyonce Knowles among others. As a solo act, he brings it on all fronts, executing the freshest moves while spitting the fiercest vocal heard. His unique urban fem style is shattering culture barriers and leaving liberation in its wake.
Jonté on Myspace

Cherie Lily’s sound encompasses rock, electro, folk, classical, punk and opera. She is currently spearheading a genre called Houserobics that combines physical conditioning with the sound and exhilaration of nightlife. She is also known for her stint as guitarist and singer for the indie rock group FluRT.
Cherie Lily on Myspace

The street tough electro beats of Bad Brilliance are the perfect juxtaposition to his psychedelic stage presence. The visual elements to his bass-quaking performances are mind-expanding performance pieces often require audience participation and mock corporate aesthetics.
Bad Brilliance homepage

The modern dancer cum (no pun intended) x rated performance designer, Narcissister is a full-time provocateur and menace to society. Incorporating aspects of burlesque with subversive and vulgar visual installments.
Narcissister homepage

Cuts by international rock savior Andrew W.K. and underground legend Roxy Cottontail.

Hustler of Culture: THE FLACO NAVAJA SHOW with a live performance by Homeboy Sandman, special guest Lemon and The Rebel Ship DJ Crew
Sunday, January 31st 8:00PM 21+

Flaco Navaja is living out all of our dreams, an actor for silver screen and stage, musician and one-man entertainment conglomerate. He is best know for his work as a spoken word poet, having hosted a residency at the Nuyorican Cafe and toured internationally with Def Poetry Jam. His guerilla approach to Sunday variety will feature the razor sharp wit of Homeboy Sandman, special guest Lemon, and cuts by The Rebel Ship DJ Crew.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dance.Here.Too bringing us FUNKAGENDA on Saturday 1/23!

Saturday, January 23rd 11:00PM 21+

Dance.Here.Too, the city's most important weekly for futuristic house with an old-school vibe, will be bringing stacking the decks with a master of drops.

Funkagenda boasts an extremely nuanced yet anthemic approach to his thumping techno grooves. Starting as a programmer for his father's performances, he was heavily involved in recording, playing in rock bands and creating solo 4-tracks until Voodoo Ray introduced him to dance music and the techonlogical revolutions therein. His complete repurposing of samples reflects his ability to blend a enormous range of vibes and emotions during his DJ sets. He has a wide crossover appeal into other subgenres of underground dance music including trip-hop, downtempo, and tribal dance. Artists for whom he has remixed include Radiohead, Guitarra G, Basement Jaxx, Daft Punk, Bat For Lashes, Moby and Michael Cleveland.

SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEK: FREE entry before midnight if you RSVP here!
TimeOut NY's flicks of Dance.Here.Too with Cosmic Twins (Francois K and Derrick May)
Lee Spark, star of "Misalliance," knows where to party
Where would Lady Gaga go?
Andrew W.K. gives party advice and gets interviewed by the world's youngest reporter

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

QUE BAJO!? returns with the cumbia goodness 1/21


Thursday, January 21 11:00PM 21+

While certain talking heads bemoan the eclipsing of a white majority in the heartland, we at Santos are applauding the Latin and Caribbean invasion of electro. Que Bajo?! is the embodiment of the turning tides, a party that features the finest in cumbia, electro, dancehall and other heavily bassed tropical sounds. On the tables are residents Uproot Andy, of Argentina's globe-trotting ZiZeK crew, and Geko Jones, from the Dutty Artz family for riddim. Joining the will be VJ Shantell Martin, whose use of real-time light-drawing creates a unique and subversive atmosphere, perfect for the cutting-edge music.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

JUST BLAZE is the new Friday! With DJ Soul, DJ Gravy, Max Glazer and Micro Don!!


After ruling Friday night in New York City for a year and a half, we salute and bid farewell to Q-Tip as we turn over the reigns to a new line-up of fiery DJ’s. Upstairs we have one of the most important minds in hip-hop playing the music that defines our city, while downstairs we have the choicest dancehall sounds available. Friday night is re REOPENED!

The psychedelic sped-up vocals of Cam’Ron’s “Oh Boy.” Jay-Z’s dramatic “Interlude” becomes mainstream radio material. Ghostface Killah becomes an act big enough to rival the Wu-Tang Clan itself. What unites these moments, moments that asserted the prominence of true creativity, is production by Justin “JUST BLAZE” Smith. By having mastered turntablism, the art of sampling, percussion (on traps and machines), technology and the manipulation of musical climax, Just Blaze has become one of the most sought-after individuals in the industry, recognized as a living genius with an unique and influential style.

Having produced widely distributed hip-hop tracks since the mid-90’s Just Blaze grew to prominence during the turn of the millennium as half of the in-house production team at Roc-A-Fella records (the other being Kanye West). His addictive use of futuristic sounds combined with horn ensemble samples remixed into post-modern arrangements propelled the careers of many upstarts including Beanie Siegel, Freeway, Joe Budden, Fabolous, Kanye West and Cam’Ron’s Diplomats (Dipset). Aside from his Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam affiliates, he would go on to produce, remix and record tracks with urban music’s biggest artists including Busta Rhymes, Beastie Boys, Mariah Carey, MF DOOM, Lil’ Wayne, T.I., Mos Def… you name a charting rapper and he’s made a beat for them. He currently has collaborations in the works with Eminem and Jay Electronica. His use of sped-up vocal tracks has been co-opted as a hallmark of many other producers, most notably Kanye West, and more alternative acts like Blockhead and Passion Pit.

As a party DJ, he puts down the old school and golden age hip-hop mixed with soul classics that Friday at Santos is known for. But then he veers towards material that might surprise his boom-bap audience. A sly translation pulls the party into a set of deep house, electro, disco both classic and new, and pretty much anything with a proper beats. This open-minded and fearless approach to music selection offers clubbers a glimpse into the creative framework behind today’s most important producers.

One of the most trusted names in vinyl, DJ SOUL carved his space amidst hip-hop royalty since the late 90’s, rocking events and projects alongside Dead Prez, Bobbito and Stretch Armstrong. This era would also see him become a staple at high-profile industry parties for likes of Rawkus Records, Triple 5 Soul and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as private events for Russell Simmons, Naomi Campbell, Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Usher and baller status individuals of every stripe. In 2003 he hit the national airwaves on the one’s and two’s for the first season of Chappelle’s Show. His own beats and remixes for remain some of the most provocative arrangements available. As support for Just Blaze, he will be a reliable backbone, a learned selector, and a valuable member of the community.


It is said that when you’re doing the right thing, the universe conspires towards your success. Proving this theory true time and again is the Federation Sound System crew, who are point blank the most important organization bringing Caribbean music to the New York City. With an extended family that reps from here to Kingston, their core membership holds down the basement every Friday to a mixed crowd of well-traveled music lovers.

Leading the pack is DJ GRAVY, whose mix album series Iration Soundz has made him a lord of the underground, while he leverages a mainstream buzz due to his habit of collaborating on events with big names like Wayne Wonder, Assassin, Erin Wassin, Mr. Vegas, Ricky Powell and Sean Paul. He is a production guru, often working with the Fyre Dept team (Adam Deitch and Eric Krasno). Also manning the decks is MAX GLAZER, touring DJ for Rihanna and Baby Cham, who held down the Rice & Peas residency that united the reggae masses from Brooklyn to Jersey. Playboy has said of his Serious Times mix album, “The mellow vibes kick in and the buzz never fades.” The master of ceremonies is MICRO DON, whose booming voice coaxes the wildest movement from the multitudes.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

VOTE FOR SANTA: Metromix's "Best of New York"

A black room with speakers and lights is not all that exciting if amazing people aren't in it. For all the toil that goes into setting up and executing our events with the highest production value possible, the ultimate reward is being able to clink a cup with a patron having the night of his or her life, abandoning inhibition so that they can contribute to unadulterated revelry. Polls like Metromix's Best of New York give the masses a chance to voice their support for what it truly means to have a good time. We're very excited and flattered to be nominated in the Best Club category. Do spare a few clicks for us, and remember a vote for Santos is a vote for unpretentious joy courtesy of the ultimate in sound and color.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SANTOS - your spot for "the third date."

Anoush runs what is perhaps the most notorious conglomerate of speed dating services, with branches in the UK, LA and the local SpeedNY. So she nows exactly how to make the most out of even the most brief encounters. For the third date, she recommends the following strategem: "You’ve conversed yourselves breathless, so now you want to show your date you are not only the deepest, or most intelligent, or most sensitive person, you are also the most fun." And guess where she recommends carrying out this tomfoolery? Confluent with the titles of this blog and entry, it's Santos Party House! She writes:

So, where to go in a city overrun by “fun?” The capital of it all, Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street. Santos Party House is the venture of a few guys including Andrew W.K., the master of partying and good times, ‘nuff said. Santos Party House prides itself on being completely pretension-free, so everyone here is just coming together to have some good old fashioned fun. There is always live music, crazy dancing, and themed party nights. Plan ahead by going to, and you can see what’s happening on what nights. That way, you can take your hip hop loving date to a hip hop music night, or your dance crazy date to a techno/house music night.

The best part, and the reason this is a great date spot, is that you can really kick back and not care what you look like dancing or what you’re dressed like or any of that. Be goofy with your date. If you’re the worst dancer in the world, own it. Unlike the clubs in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, no one is going to judge you here. Do the Funky Chicken, people will think it’s the best thing they’ve ever seen. Santos Party House is a new direction in nightlife. A lot of velvet rope-driven clubs have actually taken the fun out of clubs. But Santos puts it right back in.....

The best part is, this night is going to create memories for you guys, and maybe even some inside jokes. That stuff is key for creating a great relationship. Maybe on your fifth date or so you’ll go out with friends, and you’ll start talking about the guy at Santos Party House with the pink mohawk on rollerblades with his poodle dyed to match, and you two won’t even be able to get through the description without laughing together. Your friends will look at you like you’re crazy, but this is something ridiculous that you and your date are sharing. Yes, you’re having “a moment.” It’s places like Santos Party House that create these awesome dating moments, powerful little New York clips that will always be a little bond for the two of you.

Anoush gets my vote for the 2010 Totally Gets It award. I'd go on a third date with her in a hearbeat! More on awards later...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Saturday (1/9/2010) Dance.Here.Too: HECTOR ROMERO, Sleepy & Boo and more!

with Hector Romero, Sleepy & Boo, System Audible & Stimulus Response (downstairs)
January 9, 2010 11:00PM 21+

Benny Soto and Rob Fernandez' DANCE.HERE.TOO set out to "bring back Saturday night." If reviving the weekend requires the most important minds in house and electronica spinning for a vibrant room boasting a thick, unpretentious crowd, then they've succeeded on a weekly basis since late November. This week they've got some fire talent this Friday, a full lineup of career party-rockers taking over both floors with some nicely articulated bass, warm mids and measured but assertive highs.

Hector Romero is a lifetime selector. While there's always a risk of a lackluster sets from producers and remixers who treat DJ sets like an obligatory chore, Romero has dedicated his life to assembling his repertoire and crafting taylor-made mixes specifically to the audience present. He is known as the operating management arm of Satosh Tomiie's Def Mix and SAW Recordings, and the international tastemaker for house, techno and electro heads. He rocks New York as easily as he does Ibiza, Spain, Italy, Greece or Canada. Those in attendance will have the pleasure of experiencing the artisanal sound experience.

Openers Sleepy & Boo are all about stripping the electronica scene of inflated pretention and filling it with a carefree, fun-obsessed attitude, not to mention the best in trance and techno. When not perusing their DJ monikers, aptly lifted from Super Mario, they are Basic NYC, grinding promoters of the city's illest deep house parties.

Live-mixing, effects and sinister synths define the unique sound of the four System Audible DJ’s. They’ve made a point to have “positivity” as their focal point, tailor-making their selections to the needs of any crowd.

The Stimulus Response team are all about the juxtaposition of the collective and individual, bringing their wild and diverse tastes and uniting them under a soulful house and techno umbrella. They have performed alongside legends such as Oscar G, Tedd Patterson, Richie Santana, and Peter Bailey.

Rob Fernandez & Benny Soto, the promoters behind award-winning shindig Dance.Here.Now., are proud to present Dance.Here.Too. A new concept in weekend fun that adapts the music-first DHN vibe to a party after which you don’t have to wake up for work.
Set at Santos Party House – one of the city’s best dance-friendly venues with a custom sound system that defies ear fatigue – DHT will bring the focus back to you, your friends and the music. No nonsense, no door drama, no fuss.

January 16: King Britt
January 23: Funkagenda
January 30: Dimitri From Paris & Danny Krivit
February 6: M.A.N.D.Y.
February 13: Joel Mull, Sleepy & Boo
February 20: Andy Moore
Februayr 27: Behrouz
March 13: Laid Back Luke


with Timo Maas 11/28/2009 (more at TimeOut Magazine)

The Cosmic Twins:Derrick May & Francois K 12/26/09(see more at WNYC)

Steve Lawler 1/02/2010 (see more at ResidentAdvisor)

Monday, January 4, 2010


They say that taking a picture steals its subject's soul. If that's the case, the below videographers are guilty of soul theft on par with Shang Tsung. We are very sorry that we have not been able to protect our patrons from this kind of intrusion, but our hope is that by broadcasting these videos, we can help return this essence back to its original owners, providing them with the inner fortitude to party twice as hard as before.


Note to Zangief: no more drunk interviews.

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