HALLOWEEN PARTY at Battery Harris..
There's certainly no shortage of Halloween parties to choose from in NYC. This year, warming up at Battery Harris before venturing to the sweaty, over-capacity clubs. 
Starting at 4 p.m., the Greenpoint local favorite will be serving a themed dinner menu including Pumpkin-Squash Soup, Minced Meat Pie, Pumpkin Creme Brulee & Chocolate Diablo Cake, to get you in the Halloween spirit. 

nascent 004: Anthony Collins, Dave Harrington, Evan Michael @ Cameo


It's been a hot minute since the last installment of nascent by DJ/producer Evan Michael, but like most things in life, the wait has been absolutely worth it. This week, Scissor & Thread's Anthony Collins headlines Brooklyn staple Cameo alongside Darkside's Dave Harrington and the host himself, Evan Michael. Need I go on?

A man of many talents, Anthony Collins is a French-born/NYC-based DJ/producer/label owner who has been in the game since he was 17. Today, he resides in Brooklyn where he regularly plays the local circuit as one-half of Frank & Tony. When he's not behind the decks, he's busy running Scissor & Thread with business partner and friend Francis Harris. Together, they've helped bring underground artists to light such as Bob Moses, black light smoke and Desert Sound Colony (to name a few). On his own, he runs a sub-label called Natural History. 

Earlier this year, Darkside made headlines around the world after announcing their "last performance"....for now, at least. That hasn't stopped one-half of the duo, Dave Harrington, from playing out on his own. With a solo record under his belt (Before This There Was One Heart But a Thousand Thoughts) via Other People, Dave is no stranger to taking center stage on his own. 

This Friday, Anthony and Dave will join resident DJ and nightlife impresario Evan Michael who recently released Gran Via with Moodgadget. Trust us when we say you don't want to miss this one. 



- 094 Clint Stewart



American Clint Stewart has conjured up his own unique tech sound in recent years. As a DJ he has played everywhere from Watergate Berlin to Off Sonar events in Barcelona, from Tresor to Hawaii’s finest club, Asylum. He layers his sets with swathes of future melody, synthetic texture and seductive percussion. As a producer he is just as well versed, and since the latter part of the last decade has been conjuring up fresh releases for labels like Mobilee, Poker Flat and Dessous. Last year he was hand picked by Pan-Pot to join them on the 10 year anniversary 'X-Tour' as well as being the first artist on their new label Second State and so is now a high profile talent with the skills to match.

Mix of the Week: Choko

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As we officially enter the fall season, our latest mix of the week couldn't be more appropriate. An ode to the warmer months behind us, Choko's  hour+ aural treat weaves through summer releases from the likes of Zimmer, Monsoon Season, AMTRAC, Mercury and Paradis, to name a few. 

The fact that she hails from Paris is not lost on us -- the romantic vibes throughout remind us of the last lazy days of summer and helps us welcome the cozier nights ahead. 

Born in Paris and based in NYC, Choko (aka Melanie Choko) has been a musician since childhood. From the age of 3, she began playing the piano before discovering her affinity for electronic music on the dancefloors of Paris nightclubs as a teenager with the help from the beloved DJ Mehdi (RIP). Neighbors for seven years, Mehdi helped Choko discover the ins-and-outs of dance music. To this day, Choko credits Mehdi and his wife for taking her to parties, introducing her to her favorite artists and lighting a fire inside her that still burns bright today. 

The daughter of a gallery owner and a film industry vet, Choko has spent her life around various art forms, but she's on her way to carving a name for herself here in NYC. After living in Shanghai and Chile where she delved deeper into the dance scene, Choko made the inevitable move to NYC to further her career as a DJ/producer. When she's not behind the decks at Le Bain, Wanderlust, Le Dandy and other staples, she's busy hosting her own party series, RYM. The collective, made up of Choko, HART (Reynald Philippe and J. Bonjour), and Amaury Besse (all French-born DJ/producers...naturally), recently wrapped their summer series, but will be back in full swing this fall.

In the meantime, throw this mix on and reminisce about Summer 2014 (full tracklist below).



- Tales of Love (Glen Check Remix) - 5 Reasons feat. Patrick Baker
- Sensify Me - Zimmer
- You (Dub) - Monsoon Season
- Together (Man & Woman Remix) - Keljet feat. Avan Lava
- Catch (Tobtok Dub) - Kill Me Softly feat. Elizabeth Hanley
- Discobabe - ColeCo
- Joy & Pain - Cesar Pallace
- Free of Fear (AMTRAC Remix) - Client Liaison
- Move On It - Sixth Avenue Express
- Vibin - Mercury
- In Love With You (OH YEAH Remix) - The Paradise
- Out Of My Way - Frankie Goes Deep
- Somebody - Animal Picnic
- All This Love (Future Feelings Remix) - Nine Lives
- No Need (Club mix) - Playless
- Garde-le Pour Toi - Paradis