Friday, August 27, 2010
It's official - District 36, the new promise land for underground dance music enthusiasts opens this fall in the heart of Manhattan with a Drumcode Showcase featuring Adam Beyer and Ida Engberg launching the opening party on Sept. 17. With a solid team of professionals and experts from all corners of New York's multi-faceted nightlife, we hope that these joint forces will live up to the powerhouse we anticipate, hopefully staving off guido infestations and the polished pomp crowds currently tainting the city's club scene (although Victore Calderone will hold a residency there).
Underground warrior, Taimur Agha of BlkMarket Membership will be spearheading the musical curation of the club. Following the Drumcode night, a Leftroom Showcase will follow the next month - positive signs already pointing to an exciting club alternative to grace the city's nightlife landscape. And it's about time. As of late scoring a venue has been a scramble and a trigger point for competition among various promoters, dividing rather than uniting our close-knit underground.
District 36 boasts three levels with sound powered by the engineering genius of Gary Stewart Audio, allegedely one of the most renowned sound system companies around the world for venues and entertainment. Bring it on!
Before the fall of Shelter, the city used to be a once upon-a-time nightlife fairytale, thanks to legendary clubs such as Twilo, Ark and Limelight. Hopefully District 36's said values of "originiality and vitality" will re-ignite the spark that made New York clubbing experience priceless.