Kiss & Tell and French Kiss presents are coming together for a special disco edition party with legends of the scene, Tony Humphries and Justin Strauss. Tony and Justin be pulling out all their favorite disco records for this one night only party. Kiss & Tell Party, created by photographer Seze Devres, has been inviting DJs to play non-traditional sets since 2005. She has been inviting artists to step outside their genre to play vintage dance music sets filled with the all the records that inspired their earliest love of music. French Kiss presents was created to show the soulful side of dance music, regardless of genre. The Good Room resident party has showcased the likes of Hunee, DJ Sprinkles, Octave One, Fred P, Hieroglyphic Being, Intergalactic Gary and more.
Hosted by Seze Devres (Kiss & Tell) and Ana Fernandes (French Kiss presents). Dress to Impress photos by Seze Devres Photography NYC
Free entry with RSVP before midnight – http://bit.ly/27EGUSM
Date: May 27
Address: 98 Meserole Ave. Brooklyn 11222
Subway: Nassau Ave. [G Train]
When thinking about Tony Humphries, you might be minded of his epic stint at KISS FM-NY as one of its greatest Mastermixers; or of his residency at one of the greatest US clubs, The Zanzibar; or, even, the walls that are lined with gold discs, from Indeep to Janet Jackson; or his legendary eclecticism for throwing whatever works into the mix, from The B-52’s or Rhythim Is Rhythim to Blaze. Heck, Tony Humphries is, of course, all of those things and more. But then, there’s the Tony of today, restless, questing, searching for new challenges. Which, when you think about it, is pretty much how Tony has always been.
Tony Humphries has now been DJing nearly 35 years, an incredible achievement that in any other industry would have been rewarded with a carriage clock, service medal and a free bus pass. Just like Larry Levan was Paradise Garage, Tony Humphries was Club Zanzibar. With his inimitable take on house and garage, the US-DJ was able to command audiences for hours, taking them up and down, round and round with a dizzyingly eclectic mix of soul, tribal and gospel style.
Few DJs could adequately represent the last three decades of New York nightclub history – no less do so with such iconic credentials as Justin Strauss. Since he was 17, when his first band was signed to Island Records, Justin has had a career that reads like a Who’s-Who of the music scene, spinning at nearly every dance club that you’d ever want to go to. Starting as DJ at New York’s legendary Mudd Club, he spun his way through The Ritz, Limelight, Area, Tunnel, M.K., Life, Centro Fly and more, pioneering his own distinctive sound, and becoming one of the most sought-after remixers and producers not just in New York, but in the world. He has worked with the gamut of artists – Depeche Mode, Sergio Mendez, Tina Turner, Jimmy Cliff, B-52s, Luther Vandross, Malcolm McClaren, Skinny Puppy, Goldfrapp, to name a few – and on over 200 records!
LLOYDSKI & DIRTY DAVE
Lloydski is back in the Bad Room for another all-nighter and this time he’s invited LA’s Dirty Dave along for the ride. Dirty Dave joins us for the first time from Los Angeles where he’s a resident of The Rooftop at The Standard Downtown & a curator of their upcoming Summer Saturday Series. He also gets tapped regularly to open for visiting DJ’s at LA’s now infamous underground warehouse parties. His weekly radio show ‘Things of Life’ on Dublab.com (co-hosted with Daddy Differently – founder of Vinyls On Wax Records Limited) airs live every Friday from 10am-Noon PST which runs the gamut of his eclectic musical inclinations.
Lloydski is a Good Room resident and one third of the legendary TIKI DISCO parties who always knows how to have a good time. He’s been kicking it around NYC for the past 12 years and on his latest endevour he’s joined The Lot Radio, hosting Dinner With Lloyd every Monday thru Friday, inviting some of the best DJs from around the world to play records and chat.