Notes on a Party

Archive for the ‘DJ + Music’ Category

January 17, 2012 | DJ + Music, Playlist

It’s the dead of winter and everyone seems to have the post-holiday blues.  What better time to organize a little dance party to gather the crew and raise your spirits?  The perfect person to turn to for a playlist of bump-and-grind tunes is music producer and DJ Michaelangelo L’Acqua, who…
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Alexander Wang and Mazdack Rassi
September 12, 2011 | Celebrity, DJ + Music

You would think that glowsticks, jelly shots and beer pong would be three of the most unlikely things to find at a Fashion Week event unless, of course, your host is Alexander Wang, the young designer known for throwing outrageous after-parties with unusual themes. This  year Wang channeled the classic…
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Jean Paul Gaultier
July 22, 2011 | Celebrity, DJ + Music

Guest blogger Karrie Goldberg reminisces on her friendship with supermodel DJ Eve Salvail and reports on their unbelievable weekend trip to Montreal for Pinkarnaval. I have a very distinct memory of sitting on my friend’s bed in high school watching the Robert Altman movie, Prêt-à-Porter.  It was then that I…
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June 9, 2010 | Bright Idea, DJ + Music

It’s a portable party maker that lives up to its rowdy name. The Block Rocker, Ion’s compact PA, is a powerful all-in-one sound system that includes a universal dock for iPod, a microphone, an instrument outlet (for an electric guitar) and hook ups for other CD or MP3 players.  Perfect…
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February 14, 2009 | Celebrity, DJ + Music, Food + Drink

Belvedere has gone over to the dark side. In collaboration with Andre Saraiva, renowned graffiti artist and co-proprietor of Le Baron in Paris, the super premium vodka brand has launched Belvedere IX (pronounced One-X), a new spirit that as is titillating as the nightlife scene it embraces. The elegant white…
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Foodies and families alike will gather this weekend at the schoolyard of PS41 for Futurehood, a community block party to benefit the school’s Greenroof Project. On Saturday, October 4th, the neighborhood will enjoy an afternoon of gourmet snacks (by Bobo Restaurant, Gramercy Tavern, Royale Café and Murrays Bagels), cooking demos,…
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September 8, 2008 | DJ + Music

Fashion Week started with a big bang on Thursday night at the MINI Rooftop NYC, an event space in Hell’s Kitchen that has been transformed for an exclusive 10-day cultural event series. Hosted by international style publication, Dazed and Confused, the opening party featured a headline musical set by the…
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August 20, 2008 | DJ + Music, Event Spaces

As with most industries, being a true insider means that you have some pretty connected friends on speed dial. When it comes to the world of events, that person is Karrie Goldberg, who has created a name for herself as the go-to-girl for those looking for the best venues in…
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January 22, 2008 | DJ + Music, Tech + Gadgets

Your music is portable so why not your DJ? Some cutting-edge technology has eliminated the need for bulky DJ rigs and CD players. Dubbed the “Playstation Portable for music,” the Pacemaker ($760) from Swedish company Tonium is so small it fits in the palm of your hand. It features a…
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Hotel Costes vol. 10
January 9, 2008 | DJ + Music, Gifts + Registry

If you can’t hop on a plane to Paris for a romantic weekend at the chic Hôtel Costes, this might be the next best thing. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the hotel’s ever-popular music compilations by world renowned DJ Stéphane Pompougnac, a limited edition suede collectible box with…
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Soul food nightly. That’s the mantra of Tillman’s, a sultry spot on West 26th street that evokes the old world charm of Harlem jazz lounges and underground speakeasies from the 1920′s and 1930′s. You can almost feel the spirit of music legends Billie Holiday, Miles Davis and John Coltrane nestled…
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October 12, 2007 | DJ + Music

It’s not everyday that someone tells you that music saved their life. At a benefit for Free Arts NYC, I met Tourie and Damien Escobar, teenage brothers that claim their love for the violin helped them escape a life of hardship. I found their story as compelling as their music….
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