Did ya see the piece on our party in The New Yorker? http://www.newyorker.com/
Every Friday Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and the finest 45rpm vinyl DJs from around the world turn the most exciting original 1950s/1960s seven-inch “maximum rock’n’soul” vinyl for DIRTY DANCING every ’til 4AM! SHAKIN’ ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN!
EARLY ROCK’N’ROLL! RHYTHM & BLUES! GIRL GROUPS! RAW SOUL! ROCKABILLY! ELECTRIC BLUES! GARAGE! NEW ORLEANS RUMBA BOOGIE! DOO WOP! SURF! BRITISH INVASION! DANCE CRAZES! MAD MIKE MONSTERS! LAS VEGAS GRINDERS! NUGGETS! PEBBLES! UNSUNG HEROES OF ROCK’N’ROLL! THE OLD WEIRD AMERICA! The restless railroad beat of supreme early rock’n’soul rotating all night long in all of its sleek black vinyl sexyness! NO COMPUTERS! NO CDJs! THE SOUND OF THE ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC SINGLES! None of the usual! All wild! All fresh! All timeless! All killer! All night! A consistently unique alternative to the rest… and… FUN!!!…. EVERY WEEK FOR EIGHT YEARS!… A NYC INSTITUTION!… GET DOWN IN THE BASEMENT!
JONATHAN TOUBIN was awarded New York’s “BEST DJ” in this year’s VILLAGE VOICE 60th anniversary BEST OF NYC:
“We might live in an EDM world, but Jonathan Toubin has no truck with today’s musical whims. Since 2007, Toubin’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off has brought throwback pizzazz and retro cool to New York’s late-night underground. Culled from an endless array of long-forgotten Sixties soul singles, Soul Clap is pure musical dynamite, the kind of after-hours party that exposes today’s iTunes-bred, press-play DJs for their relative lack of roots and ingenuity. No fist-bumps or atomic bass drops here; instead, Toubin lovingly crafts five-hour sets that bring lost chestnuts from the likes of Vernon Harrell and the Blendells into clearer focus for a new generation of dance enthusiasts. You can try to put your moves to better use, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find more cathartic, sweatier fun elsewhere in the city.”
“Few people recognize the roaring, crackling songs; even fewer can really dance the blues. It doesn’t matter. The evening’s not about proving you know the most obscure records or looking good; it’s about some kind of soul-shaking alchemy. Before you know it, it’s the opening scene of “Dirty Dancing,” all swerving hips and bare shoulders—you would’ve sworn you’d be the last to dance, but there you are, breathless…. Spellbound bodies slip into the song’s shuffling rhythm, and Toubin reaches for the next bit of black magic.” (The New Yorker, 2016)
“Jonathan Toubin is a multihypenate in every sense of the word… Toubin fuses obscure rhythm and blues from the ’50s and ’60s, with rock ‘n’ roll and soul 45s. His ongoing New York Night Train parties easily draw those typically found sulking in corners of bars out onto the dance floor.” (Interview Magazine, 2015)
Jonathan is pretty much the only DJ we actually like.” (VICE Magazine, 2014)
“Particularly chic… one of the most popular spinners in Williamsburg and the founder of the New York Night Train dance parties. His fare is already cleaner and more appreciative of American pop music history than much of the rest.” (NY Times, 2013)
“The most-liked man in the soul music scene” (Rolling Stone, 2012)
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