Pumped-up dance parties are crucial for me to clear the mind and re-energize. These parties have innovative house music DJs. Bassment and SPANK have been an alternative to the pop-oriented parties in New York.
SPANK, organized by DJ Will Automagic, DJ Sean B, and Jason Roe, has produced an art zine and thrown some of the best events and parties at roaming venues. Bassment, led by resident DJs Jools Palmer and Mandy Graves, is a weekly party with guest DJs that have included Michael Magnan, Kim Ann Foxman, Ryan Smith, House of Stank, and Nita.