Seattle! NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 10pm

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SoundGig Presents
New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE OFF!
- 60s soul dancing with deejay Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train
- $100 MIDNIGHT DANCE CONTEST with contest selector Cody Blanchard of Shannon and the Clams
- a live set by The Carols
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017, 10pm - 2am
LoFi Seattle

Soul Party Number One returns to shake the rattle for the first time in five years! Live rock'n'roll, soul dancing 'til late, and the world-famous $100 dance-off! Ain't nuthin' we got that you don't need! Don't miss this!

for an early 10pm live set by Seattle's own fabulous The Carols

from 11pm 'til 2am to thee exciting and exquisite o.g. 60s soul vinyl magic of nyc's own legendary dee jay Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train!

and get in the 12AM DANCE-OFF for $100 CASH 
- with thee handsome and amazing dee jay Cody Blanchard of Shannon and the Clams
- 1st prize: $100 CASH
- 2nd prize: Jonathan Toubin's latest Norton Records LP "Souvenirs of the Soul Clap, Vol. 5"


"This 45 hoarder made soul music fun again with his Soul Clap & Dance Off parties, where five-hour sets of rare grooves and B-sides provided a fleshy alternative to the club scene’s industrial snarl. Instead of bucking the trends of American pop music for some underground alternative, Toubin has made his name by embracing pop’s connective tissue, tracing the rhythm and blues, soul, and rock and roll of the nineteen-fifties and sixties. (The New Yorker, 2016)

Jonathan Toubin was awarded "BEST DJ" in the Village Voice 60th anniversary "BEST OF NYC": "We might live in an EDM world, but Jonathan Toubin has no truck with today's musical whims. Since 2007, Toubin's Soul Clap and Dance-Off has brought throwback pizzazz and retro cool to New York's late-night underground. Culled from an endless array of long-forgotten Sixties soul singles, Soul Clap is pure musical dynamite, the kind of after-hours party that exposes today's iTunes-bred, press-play DJs for their relative lack of roots and ingenuity. No fist-bumps or atomic bass drops here; instead, Toubin lovingly crafts five-hour sets that bring lost chestnuts from the likes of Vernon Harrell and the Blendells into clearer focus for a new generation of dance enthusiasts. You can try to put your moves to better use, but you'll be hard-pressed to find more cathartic, sweatier fun elsewhere in the city." (Village Voice, 2015)

Jonathan is pretty much the only DJ we actually like.” (VICE Magazine, 2014)

"Particularly chic... one of the most popular spinners in Williamsburg and the founder of the New York Night Train dance parties. His fare is already cleaner and more appreciative of American pop music history than much of the rest." (NY Times, 2013)

"The most-liked man in the soul music scene" (Rolling Stone, 2012)

Ask your local record store for Jonathan Toubin's LP compilations on Norton Records and his tapes on Burger Records!

hear JT's NY Night Train Party Platters on YouTube