Sir Psycho Sexy
Sydneysider relocating to the big apple needs help...........
Boa_boy aka Andrew is currently in Sydney Australia and has just secured a new job in New York, starting in 6 to 8 weeks.
Thing is he has never been to the US, let alone New York, and aside from the ppl that hired him he knows noone in New York -> though I have met Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo , Danny Tenaglia etc whenever they've come to Sydney -> I doubt they'll remember me!
I have been partying in the dance party scene in Sydney almost every weekend since the end of '96 so I've got that scene pretty much covered..........and now New York awaits -> if you can fill me in on basically everything then please drop me an email @ [email protected] ......
note that I am really only able to access this site on weekends so email replies would be bestest!
The New York scene is very, very different to the Sydney scene, I was in Australia for a year and went clubbing in Perth and Melbourne, so I'm not sure if Sydneys clubs are the same. One thing is this, New York clubs aren't all decorated in the pleasure palace style the Aussie clubs try to do, also, here there is more of an emphasis on underground trance (Sasha+Digweed, Tenaglia, etc.), not the Wild FM happy hardcore that I used to hear in most Aussie clubs. Also in NYC there is less emphasis on euro house anthems and euro trance anthems than oz, except nights Paul Van Dyk is at Twilo. When I was in Perth Renaissance and Gategrasher and MOS came through, but that really doesnt happen in NY, Euro club tours like that, except perfecto. Your best bet is to check out a Twilo on nights that Sasha and Digweed, Sandra Collins, Paul Van Dyk and Carl Cox are in town, I personally prefer the music from New York's clubs far better than Australia's, though I have to admit the actual club spaces of Australias clubs are much nicer. Twilo is unmatched in terms of vibe and music, but coming from Aussie clubs you might be disapointed by the space itself, its large, actually huge, but not as plush and hooked up in terms of lighting and setup that I experienced in Australian clubs, Twilo's space is actually kinda dingy and it gets really crowded, but the sound system, resident DJ'S and Guest DJ's are AMAZING and worth it. Also, unlike Perth and some parts of Melbourne, you actually have to pay to get into NYC clubs, between $10-$35 US (about $17-$50 AU) its not free like many of the Australias clubs I went to in Perth, though I heard almost all clubs in Sydney charge and the no cover policy was a perth thing. I remember in Oz there were a good number clubs that had huge videos that would play the minds eye series while the music played, and lasers would shoot through see through screens making patterns and sometimes cartoons on them, the only time I see stuff like that in NY is for special occasions. Like I said though, nothing can touch the musical talent and residents NYC clubs have. Your best bet is to check out Twilo Fridays, Centrofly, and Vinyl fridays. In terms of music stores, satellite records and other music near soho is usually what I hit, we really dont have anything like a central station records here. Damn this is long. Hope this helps or gives you a hint of the NYC club scene.