- Start: 9 November 2019 9:00 pm
DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN is bringing the world’s most popular soul party back to HUDSON. GET DOWN… all night long to the extra-exceptional, explosive, and exquisite original 1960s soul 45s of New York Night Train DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin! GET IN… and join the DANCE-OFF to win a $100 CASH prize, judged by this distinguished panel of local luminaries;
Amanda Daisy Lees
Guest Selector El Michels Affair
Make a night of it! CATCH THE CLAP!
$10 AT THE DOOR.
Get excited because the 21st Century’s most popular, prolific, and fun soul party is coming to town! NYC soul slinger JONATHAN TOUBIN and his New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF take over The Half Moon on March 9th for an unparalleled night of music and dancing ‘til late.
Jonathan Toubin, who VICE Magazine calls “the only DJ we actually like” and Rolling Stone declares “the most liked man in the soul music scene,” was awarded “BEST DJ” in The Village Voice 60th Anniversary “BEST OF NYC.” Juxtaposing raw, wild, and uncommon original 45s by unsung artists loud and on the beat for today’s dance floor, Jonathan Toubin and his New York Night Train party machine’s persistent nightly work has carved out a unique space in contemporary culture and influenced scores of DJs and parties everywhere. While best known for the world’s most popular and prolific soul party, the Soul Clap and Dance-Off, and NYC’s biggest and longest-running weekly rock’n’roll dance, Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!, he’s also spent the last decade turning over 2000 parties at hundreds of nightclubs, rock concerts, and major music festivals on five continents – from Bonnaroo to Benicassim. NY Night Train’s soul proprietor is the first DJ given his own entire night at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing and the first DJ with an entire night of official South By Southwest showcases dedicated to his dance party (where his Clap has become the festival’s annual official closer since 2011). He’s also the first living DJ with compilations on the legendary Norton Records (with five Souvenirs of the Soul Clap LPs) and the first 45 DJ with Burger Records cassettes.
“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.” (The 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)