NYC Electro
5Jun/130

Toca Tuesdays with Tony Touch: DJ June’s Birthday

Every Tuesday night Tony Touch throws a great party Hip-hop in the East Village/Lower East Side called Toca Tuesdays. He brings in a scheduled special guest along with his resident DJ, Dj June. Last night was DJ June's Birthday celebration. The schedule was DJ June playing a longer than normal set, then Tony Touch. But that isnt what exactly happened. She DJ's excellently then Tony Touch brought in DJ Finesse for starters. Then after a great happy birthday set of songs from Finesse, there was another special guest... Just Blaze! It was late, people were vibing, and so was Just Blaze and Tony Touch. They did a series of juggles together. Watching it, it was like Just Blaze saw a song on Tony's computer and was like "Yeah this is the one" and Tony was doing the same! You gotta check out the video.

Just Blaze and Tony Touch

Just Blaze and Tony Touch

DJ June, DJ Finesse, Tony Touch

20Dec/120

WTFDP, Night after Xmas! LIT Lounge, Basement, with DJ Sancon from Kyoto Japan!

Twas the Night After Xmas, when all through the house, many creatures were stirring, including Deadmau5. Hip-hop and Trap we basing with in the basement, while Electro and Rock were just being patient. We'll all get our turn, said one genre to another; cause Shu-T, Sancon, and Color TV are our musical brothers.

Thats right boys and girls! WTFDP is back and its at LIT Lounge Basement! Its the night after Xmas, December 26th. This party is going to be no joke! Come on out and get your faces melted. Also, we are flying in DJ Sancon from Kyoto Japan to come rock the house. Check out the flyer, and click through for more pics, and see our ad in the Japanese NYC newspaper. The Official Party Info, here in Facebook. Join the party!
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WTFDP dance party at LIT Basement

WTFDP dance party at LIT Basement

29Aug/120

Labor Day Eve, Unofficial E-Zoo after party at LIT’s downstairs!

This Sunday night, Labor Day Eve, come party with the NYCelectro.com's DJs: Color TV, Lazor, and Shu-t. This is the official unofficial Electric Zoo closing/after party! Come ready to dance down and dirty!

Its going to be HIp-hop, Electro, and DubStep all night. Come check out the live remixes by DJ Color TV, the 2012 WMC 3rd place champ. Dance your ass off with DJ Lazor's Electro/Dubstep mixes. And get wow'd by DJ Shu-t's turntablism!

Its at LIT Lounge in the downstairs/basement.

 

LIT Downstairs, Labor Day Eve

7Feb/120

Early 80s Expose about Sampling, “What is it?”, “Ahhhhh”

Hip-hop and sampling have always gone hand-in-hand. The laws are basically figured out these days, but watch the video below to feel nostalgic about the era when sampling laws were still being figured out. Its really interesting to here the artists' reactions on the subject. I wonder if Tom Petty, and the others, still feel the same? Click through for more thoughts on the subject...

Mini-documentary on 'sampling' circa 1988

19May/110

Weekend DJ Check-in

So, its thursday night and you need to plan your weekend. Well, here at NYCelectro.com, we understand. This weekend, you can catch DJ Color TV, Shu-T, or Lazor almost any night. As you can see from the flyer below, your's truly - DJ Color TV and Shu-T will be spinning tonight. All three of us will be rocking the 1's and 2's on friday night (at different places) and Lazor will be holding it down on Saturday. Click through for the full schedule, and I hope to see you all there.

Rock and Hip-hop at Ontario

4Apr/111

Video: How The 45 King produced Jay-Z’s “Hard Knock Life”

This video is amazing. It has been floating around the internets for about a year or so now. It is a must watch! Hearing about how the 45 King (a legendary hip-hop producer) came up with this amazing song. Then hearing about how Jay-Z found the song and did it one take. Bam! Super hit! You gotta see this...

45 King Produces Jay Z (Hard Knock Life )

17Nov/100

Afrika Bambaataa uses Serato? Yep!

Looks like one of history's biggest digger (for records), Afrika Bambaataa, now uses Serato. I don't really blame him, after all, records are heavy. It was Sutra's 6th year anniversary and the lineup was DJ June, Tony Touch, and Afrika Bambaattaa. It was some seriously good music. But did Bambaataa bring it as hard and are his crates as deep as expected? Also, what does it mean for DJing considering Bambaataa is no longer using records? Click through to read more and for more pictures of the event:

Afrika Bambaataa

31Aug/100

Fat Beats NY Store is Shutting Their Doors this week

It is a sad state of affairs, the NYC Fat Beats store will be closing thir doos this Saturday. But that is not to say they are not going out with a bang! Everyday this week, all through Saturday, they will be having Artists/DJs coming out to talk and perform. Artists from rising NY rapper Homeboy Sandman to superstars like DJ Premier and Pete Rock will be in the store doing their thing and showing their support for Fat Beats. Its like a free show that lasts all week. Check out the flyer and click through for full details/schedule on who will be performing.

Fat Beats last week Flyer

30Aug/102

Rock the Bells – Show wrap-up (tons of Videos and Pics)

This past Saturday, as you already know from the post before, the 7th annual "Rock The Bells" concert happened. First things first, it was off the hook! The artists were called to do, from cover to cover, one of their classic albums. No one completelly stuck to the format, and some threw it out the window, but overall it was a very special event. These artists never really do their album hits on stage, just the most popular songs. It was quite a treat and all the hip-hop stars were there (either making a cameo on stage or just watching). NYCelectro.com had VIP passes, so click through for more pics, videos, and complete coverage of the event.

Rock The Bells VIP Pass

21Jan/100

Last Night at the Knitting Factory, Brooklyn

If you did not know, the Knitting Factory (formally a chinatown resident) has moved into Williamsburg Brooklyn. Lucky for me, thats where I live. They have been there for maybe a year now, but probably less.

Last night the place was packed! Completely full. When i get there (a bit late) KRS One was on the mic. He was not even on the bill. If you had a chance to see the show, then you saw something special last night.

Free Hip-Hop show at Knitting Factory

was on Wednesday, January 20th.