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September 10, 2015

Get out and dance: Nine parties to hit this weekend

Summer is OVER and the promoters are going hard luring everyone away from the beaches and back to the beats. Friday and Saturday nights have an unusual amount of quality and diverse events for you to shake a tailfeather – go on now!

Friday, Sept. 11

Jo Kusy Cassette Release Show, Beautiful World Syndicate

Head on down to one of Passyunk Avenue’s true small business gems, record store Beautiful World Syndicate, for the cassette release show of lo-fi Philly rocker Jo Kusy. Max Jonas will kick off the night with an opening solo set at this BYOB function – buy music and support Philly artists!

7:30 p.m., $5 donation for cassette encouraged

Roger Sanchez [6AM Party], Coda

Time to make up for lost partying at this 6AM party at Coda featuring absolute house music legend Roger Sanchez. Between his BBC Essential Mixes, work under his S-Man moniker and countless crossover remixes, Sanchez is one of house music’s true icons. I am honored to warm up the decks before him and would have included this event on here even if I wasn’t playing. Stay late after Sanchez mops up the dance floor for sets from Adrian Hardy and Jeff Omega.

11 p.m.–6 a.m., $17 advance, $20 day of show

Recondite (Live!) with Sean Thomas, The Dolphin

Not too many names garner more respect in techno than Recondite, the Bavarian producer who’s earned support from leading names like Hotflush boss Scuba and Ghostly International, while racking up countless big remixes because of his deft touch. This will be a very special performance, as Recondite is not DJing, but performing LIVE, with real hardware. There's support from rizumu affiliate and Philly underground stalwart Sean Thomas, so get there early!

9 p.m.–2 a.m., $10

Come Together featuring Destructo, Rumor

The HARD man from LA has been setting the dance community on fire with not only some of the finest events around but also some bangin’ productions. Last time Destructo played Rumor it was a hot and sweaty affair – I would definitely expect similar results this time around from one of the most important people in dance music.

10 p.m.–2 a.m., $15

Slum Village, The Voltage Lounge

The legendary Detroit rap group Slum Village shook the genre upside-down with their phenomenal records helmed by the legendary late producer J Dilla. While Dilla and original group MC Baatin have passed on to another plane, OG member T3 continues to hold the flame for Detroit hip-hop, touring with producer Young RJ. This will be a really special night in Philly, with a ton of special guests, including Rick Quick, Stevie Franks and more.

9 p.m., $20

Little Big Things featuring Sebo Sellout, Franky Bradley's

Second Fridays at Franky Bradley’s is your definitive funky, feel-good destination, with vinyl fiends Little Big Things dropping the choice wax selections to shake your groove thing all night long. A special set from Sebo Sellout and Sailor Jerry drink specials will keep things weird - boogie!

10 p.m.–2 a.m., free before 11, $5 after

Saturday, Sept. 12

XPN Welcomes Spank Rock and McRad, FringeArts

Some true hometown heroes aligned the stars to make this one happen, as King Britt curates this excellent all-Philly lineup featuring can’t-miss provocative rapper Spank Rock and legendary studio musician Chuck Treece, AKA McRad. Mad Decent Philly affiliate Ron Crawford, Uncle Ron, is on opening DJ duties for what will be an amazing night of Philly music in the spectacular FringeArts building.

9 p.m., $15 for 25-and-under with ID, $25 otherwise

Hooked with Michael The Lion, Shawn Ryan and Del, Franky Bradley's

The Hooked guys intentionally have kept this party as a once-in-a-while affair to keep you thirsty for the golden age disco sounds that your hips can’t resist giving into. Put your phone away on the dance floor, forget about Shazam and let the guys take you on a ride through the classic feel-good dance sound, from the past to present.

10 p.m.–2 a.m., $5

RockTits vs. Sorted, The Dolphin

Akin to peanut butter and jelly, Karl Malone and John Stockton, the black and white milkshake and really any great 1-2 combo, two of Philly’s longest-running parties join forces for what will surely be a night of fist-pumping rock-star debauchery. The past, present and future of indie dance shall meld together for one ooey-gooey good time at this head-to-head dance extravaganza.

10 p.m.–2 a.m., $5