Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Best Dance Club in Zagat! We'll be at the Hester Street Fair this weekend!

Once again we've pulled a key nightlife award! Santos Party House has been named "best dance club" by the Zagat Survey! The renowned publications rates restaurants and establishments using the most acute standards and the fanciest pants in the country, so we are absolutely honored that they would choose us for what we believe to be the most imporant category. You can read more courtesy of PRNewswire.

Santos Party House will be staked out at the Hester Street Fair (on the corner of Hester St and Essex St). We'll be throwing down some jams courtesy of resident GEKO JONES, giving away free tickets and merchandise, plus serving up some delicious delicacies. Going down 10:00AM to 6:00PM. More info at

You're killing 'em, Burgermeister!

Friday, June 25, 2010

TOM TOM CLUB coming to Santos!

TOM TOM CLUB, Caravan of Thieves and more!
Thursday, October 14, 2010


The Talking Heads formed in 1975 as part of movement, alongside the likes of Arthur Russell and Peter Zummo, that aimed to blur contemporary pop with avant garde musics . The exploits of David Byrne’s legendary quartet are paramount in rock history, and the side project formed by his bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz has built a comparable legacy. TOM TOM CLUB began officially in 1980 as a creative outlet for the married couple. Their tendency towards the funky and quirky has enjoyed widespread critical and commercial success; their self-titled debut featured “Genius Of Love” which would become one of the biggest jams of the decade. That track’s groove remains widely sampled and is a central component to numerous hits including Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy,” Grandmaster Flash’s “It’s Nasty” and Ziggy Marley’s “Tomorrow People (Hank Shocklee Remix).” The album was recorded in the Bahamas during the sessions for Grace Jones’ Nightclubbing, providing the opportunity to collaborate with some of the Caribbean’s most prominent session musicians including Ezikiah “Sticky” Thompson and the Sweetbreath Sisters. Thus, the Tom Tom Club represented revolutionary thinking in popular music while calling attention to kindred genres, reggae and the emerging hip-hop scene to be specific.

Frantz and Weymouth remained on board with the Talking Heads throughout the group’s duration, performing “Genius of Love” for the filming of Stop Making Sense. Still they remained open to collaboration with numerous prominent artists for small scale projects, including Jerry Harrison, k.d. lang Bonnie Raitt and the Happy Mondays. Their third album Boom Boom Chi Boom featured production by Arthur Baker. They played on the seminal Escape from New York tour alongside The Ramones, Debbie Harry and Jerry Harrison in 1990. The years between 1991 and 2000 saw no studio release from the group, though they continued to appear at pivotal moments in pop, including on the debut Gorillaz album. They released The Good The Bad And The Funky in 2000 on their independent Tip Top Music label in partnership with Rykodisc.

Family life has made a live concert by the Tom Tom Club a rare and incredible occasion. New York City was left yearning for more after they played to a sold out crowd of 5,000 alongside Devo and Dan Deacon two years ago. Now they are promoting their latest record, a live collection entitled Genius of Live. Santos Party House and its army of speakers welcomes them back with open arms. Time to bounce is right.

Headed up by vocalists Fuzz (Deep Banana Blackout, Tom Tom Club) and Carrie Sangiovanni, Caravan of Thieves have built a distinct sound that relies on acoustic arrangements and gypsy progressions. Their luscious harmonies are befitted by the virtuosic violin courtesy of Ben Dean, and the jazz-trained bass playing by Brian Hill. Their 2008 LP Bouquet was produced by Keith “Touch” Saunders, creative force behind numerous MTV and Sony projects.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Benny Soto and Robpromotions are not done serving up the world's best in house and techno right here on the city's top sound system. They've got a couple more summer scorchers headed your way.


As a founder his own techno club and working at the legendary German Eye-Q Records, Chris Liebling was a well established entrepreneur in the world of electronic music by the late 90’s. His professional endeavors earned him the contacts, while honed his producing and remixing behind the scenes and built a following via his residencies at cult favorite dance clubs. As his club audiences grew, so did his platform to promote insanely infectious and pulsating deep techno grooves. He has become an Ibiza favorite, and a remixer by trade who has worked with the likes of DK8, Alex Bau and Sarah Walker. He is an international favorite and a creator whose music unites the most disparate of techno crowds, and the founder of CL-Records. He embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the world of techno and elevates the dance floor.

Desyn Masiello is an artist with a mission far beyond making asses shake. His goal is to elevate consciousness by fostering a sonic atmosphere of transcendental celebration (a good match for Santos!). Beginning in the late 90’s as a lover of trance and progressive house, he would pass out his own home spun mixes which over a year’s time hit the ears of the most influential people in dance music the world over. Soon he was an internationally booked DJ and co-owner of the Alternative Route and Sexonwax record labels. His collection Balance 008 was named “Best Compilation” by Uk’s M8 magazine. Masiello is also a party rocking wizard whose sets combine selections from nearly all facets of house music. His tireless work ethic has earned him the title “the man that never sleeps” as awarded by John Digweed.


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Green Velvet performance scheduled for Thursday, June 24th at Santos will not be happening. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward rescheduling and getting him back to NY soon.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

DJ Rupture at Que Bajo?! tomorrow!

Que Bajo?! with DJ Rupture
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
11:00PM 21+


Jayce "DJ Rupture" Clayton runs in many lanes and never thinks twice about crossing into a new one. His deft handle on the turntables is only matched by his musical instinct, that throws genre distinctions to the wind and ventures into unexpected territories. As a producer, he embodies the notion of "roots" as a reference West African, Caribbean and New York traditions, refining sounds from infinitely diverse sources. He has collaborated with the 80-piece Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Jahdan Blakkamoore, Matt Shadetek, and Andy Moor (with whom he consists a duo called The Ex). He is also a musicologist and radio personality, with a Monday evening show on NYC's WFMU, as well as numerous appearances on WNYC with Carrie Brownstein and other legends of sound.

On June 23rd, he will be joining up as part of the Que Bajo weekly residency dedicated to new school cumbia, Caribbean and aboriginal sounds mixed with sweaty electro. It goes down every Wednesday at 11pm.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kid Sister and D.I.M.

Fixed & Popgun Present
Kid Sister and D.I.M. (Boys Noize Records) with JDH & Dave P
Thursday, July 8, 2010

10:00 21+
Also at OTHER MUSIC (15 East 4th St, New York, NY 10013)


Melissa Young, between working a plethora of retail shifts and wedging a toehold in the world of cinema, spent her youth as a recognizable personality on the Chicago house scene. With a brother in the internationally famous DJ team Flosstradamus, stunning looks and wits beyond her years, she was positioned well for her own musical endeavors, though her approachable attitude distinguished her from the average club diva. In 2005 she began her rap career as Kid Sister, and in 2007 she had her first single “Control,” produced by XXXChange (Spank Rock) released through Fool’s Gold. Her 2009 album Ultraviolet on Downtown Records hit 20 on the AllmusicUS Top Rap Album charts, and featured many other genre-benders including Kanye West and Cee-Lo Green.

Kid Sister’s producers have also included A-Trak and Sinden, meaning her beats are friendly to clubgoers and hip-hop heads alike. “I think that even if you're making music that's a little bit different, everyone should be included,” Young says. “I used to be the fat girl, and I'm biracial, so I know how it feels to be something that's other-and it doesn't feel good. “ Neo-disco and rave textures are prominent in the mix, but Young’s raps take center stage. Lyrically understated and rhythmically inclined, her style could land her a spot as the third Cool Kid or the first Beastie Girl. She already owns the Chicago scene, and her headlining gig at Santos Party House will be a milestone for both her and New York’s hungry party people.

No subgenre of dance music is safe from D.I.M.’s pan-electronica amalgamations. At the forefront are the drum and bass lines, hinting at dubstep, built beneath sly techno grooves. Few can match the finesse with which he switches up his drops, incorporating techno and trance elements, and keeping the dancefloor guessing. Boasting prominent remixes for Fischerspooner, Jape and Teenage Bad Girl, he currently is repping Berlin’s Boys Noize label.

Resident FIXED DJ’s Josh Houtkin and Dave Pianka are insidious masterminds of programming and promotion with knowledge of dancefloor dynamics unmatched by any other team in the metropolis. Now they're bringing us the weekly party New York has been waiting for, on the only sound system that can do it justice.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

COMING ATTRACTIONS: Que Bajo, Choice Cunts, Afrojack footage

Chico Mann is tonight's special guest at Que Bajo! The cumbia and tropical bass weekly goes down every Wednesday at 11pm.

CHICO MANN PLAYS TO WIN aka PACHICO MANN from Geko Jones on Vimeo.

Look out for the Choice Cunts 3rd Annual Pride Party on June 26 at 9pm. Princess Superstar is the special guest. The rare residency for raw queers goes down every last Saturday of the month.

Afrojack took over the Dance.Here.Too residency (every Saturday at 11pm) for techno and house music last week. The Martinez Brothers will be headlining this week (6/19/2010).

Thanks, Shonjonn!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Choice Cunts: 3rd Annual Pride Party with Princess Superstar

CHOICE CUNTS: 3rd Annual Pride Party
Plus DJ Lesbian Van Halen, DJ Huckwild and Sir Yes Sir
Hosted by The Gaysha, Photos by Maro
In partnership with Belvedere, Babeland, Wet For Her, Dykes in the City and Superfine
Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Santos Party House
Doors at 9pm (early time!), 21+
$15 with RSVP (, $20 without


After a couple of years packing out Brooklyn hot spots and growing Choice Cunts into the most talked-about gay residency in the city, Ellie Conant moved her monthly party to downtown Manhtattan’s Santos Party House in early 2009. Not one regular was lost in the process, in fact the party grew its size and notoriety thanks to the ample space and the premium audio visual systems in the venue. The masses are now taking notice; The Village Voice has been installing monthly online slideshows by Maro Hagopian, the Choice Cunts resident photographer, highlighting the intense revelry and diverse crowd of fierce women in the room.

Choice Cunts has made a point of featuring emerging queer talent and DJ’s, including Little Body and the Big Sound, DJ Huckwild, Jane Bang and DJ Soozee. Gogo dancers and celesbian bartenders are also in the mix, alongside notable attendees that have included Chloe Sevigny and Kim Stolz. Is not just a lipstick lesbian shindig, as nearly every end of the gay spectrum is represented, earning the party the 2010 GO Magazine award for Most Eclectic Crowd. On June 26, for Gay Pride Week, the party is moving to the upstairs level of the Party House, partnering up with numerous sponsors and has taken on downtown legend as a headlining DJ.

Philadelphia native and nothing short of a hip-hop pioneer, Princess Superstar displays the skill and originality that makes it impossible for her imitators to fill her slippers. A veritable factory of progressive and sexually liberated sound, Princess Superstar fills the role of rapper, producer and DJ, flawlessly executing each responsibility with a distinct style. Fugazi samples mix with disco and house beat constructions resulting in a sound that defines the modern disco scene below 14th street. Her rap style is dense, earning her more comparisons to the likes of MF DOOM and Eminem than other participants in the rising tide of girl rap whose style is more style than substance. She has worked with club legends like Arthur Baker, Larry Tee, Junior Sanchez, Todd Terry, as well as stalwart hip-hop legends Grandmaster Flash, Kook Keith, MC Paul Barman and DJ Mighty Mi. At the Choice Cunts 3rd Annual Pride Party she will grace the wheels of steel in the name of counterculture everywhere.

Plus resident DJ Lesbian Van Halen, special guest DJ Huckwild, and the impeccable dj duo Sir Yes Sir

Friday, June 11, 2010

AFROJACK tomorrow at Dance.Here.Too

Dance.Here.Too with AFROJACK with Roxy Cottontail
Saturday, June 12, 2010
11:00PM 21+


Benny Soto and Rob Fernandez have outdone themselves. By now the entire house scene is familiar with their invincible Dance.Here.Too residency at Santos Party House every Saturday night. For the summer, they've just been hitting each week with unbelievable acts. Tomorrow night they've lined up Afrojack. From the Billboard charts to Ibiza, he represents the pinnacle of electronic music mastery. He's worked with Mstrkrft, Kid Cudi, Diplo and David Guetta. Debuting on New York City's strongest sound system alongside downtown legend Roxy Cottontail, he is poised to set fire to the dancefloor and make waves with lasting repercussions.

Read from MTV.COM: "Dutch Producer Afrojack Makes New York Debut With Roxy Cottontail"

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Down The Barrel of a Camera

Thanks to Arowana Films, known for finding love for the Dear Leader.

Thanks also to Questlove, Ellen Allien, Chemlab, Killcode and Roger Sanchez.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Discovery with CODEBREAKER, residents VDRK and Free Magic


RSVP for free entry before midnight here.

June 12's installment of DISCOVERY will feature Codebreaker, a neo-disco duo that transcends space and time with zealous grooves and soul claps. Imagine running the Matrix's digital signal through a vintage drum machine. They have shared the stage with the likes of The Electric Six, Hot Chip, Phoenix and Drop The Lime.Plus residents VDRK and Free Magic.

9-11pm: Listening party for Dimitri From Paris' new compilation Get Down With The Philly Sound.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Underdog and Hub City Stopmers live. hXc legends in the House again!

Underdog, Hub City Stompers, Inhuman, Billy Club Sandwich, Staring Problem
July 12, 2010 6:00 PM
also - OTHER MUSIC (15 East 4th St, Manhattan) and BROOKLYN MONSTER FACTORY (493 7th Avenue, Brooklyn)


Formed in the mid-80’s when being hardcore was synonymous with squats and bruises, Underdog have long been a universal favorite of the scene, representing a holistic sound that incorporated classic rock influences into an aggressive foundation. The songwriting duo that propels them is Richie Brikenhead and Russ “Wheeler” Iglay, on vocal and bass guitar duties respectively, who have employed a rotating cast of guitarists and drummers in proprietary punk rock fashion. Their 1989 record The Vanishing Pointremains a golden moment in Hardcore history, fusing New York street smarts, blistering hardcore as well as the reggae influences explored by their contemporaries (Bad Brains et al). Underdog will be making history once again at Santos Party House, celebrating the release of their newest album Matchless on June 12.

There is no force of nature that could compare to the Hub City Stompers’ army of instruments, the ripping guitars, machinegun drums and booming horns. Formed in the earlier part of the oughts, HCS fancy themselves as having “romanced ska’s rotted corpse, playing for the love of the music rather than the popularity of it….” Snide, cheeky lyrics and reggae rhythms lend a conscious vibe, allowing them to address the modern realities that surround them with a brutally honest attitude.

Fast, dark and hard as hell, Inhuman has been providing unadulterated hardcore to Brooklyn for fifteen years. With releases on I Scream and A-F Records, and a roster that includes former members of Agnostic Front, these guys maintain loyalty and credibility in numerous underground circles. They are distinguished for their varied sense of melody and their conscious lyrics, all punk rock calls to arms.

Billy Club Sandwich is all about the great taste of relentless brutality. Their sound, simply put, is pile-drivingly fast riffage with no frills. They represent Westchester and the Bronx, where their juggernaut style saturates the fledgling scenes, and their unforgettable stage presence has made them legend. They have shared the stage with the likes of Harley’s War, Killing Time, and Sworn Enemy, twice gracing the stage at the Super Bowl of Hardcore.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scenes From a Memory: Just Blaze, Laurie Anderson, Simian Mobile Disco, Andy Moor

Just Blaze remixes the A-Team theme song, an unkown nightclub approves:

More on the reOPENed Friday night residency. Weekly, 10pm, 21+

Photos of the Film-makers Cooperative benefit on April 28, featuring Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, Lee Ronaldo and more. Photos courtesy of Erez Avissar (via BrooklynVegan).


Fixed (JDH & Dave P) present Simian Mobile Disco on May 27 (pictures via Hifi Cartel).


Andy Moor brought it down on February 20th as part of our Dance.Here.Too Saturday night residency (via MassiveEnt).

TIMO MAAS returns this Saturday! Get tickets now!