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NY Night Train Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/Jonathan Toubin,Pale Lips

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MONTREAL! Blue Skies Turn Black presents
New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE OFF!
- wild and wooly 60s soul vinyl dance w/NYC DJ Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train
- 12AM $100 Dance Contest w/a colorful cast of MTL judges TBA
- live performance by thee Pale Lips
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017, 10pm - 2am
Bar Le Ritz PDB

'Cause Soul Party Number One, the 21st Century's most popular and prolific soul party, hits MTL for the first time in many a moon! Don't miss this uncommon fiesta!

for a live performance by Montreal's own amazing party punks thee Pale Lips

'til late to thee o.g. 60s soul vinyl magic of nyc's legendary dee jay Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and his unique approach to the most exciting and exquisite dance music of the 1960s...

- 1st prize: $100 CASH!
- 2nd prize: Jonathan Toubin's latest Norton Records LP "Souvenirs of the Soul Clap, Vol. 5"
- determined by a distinguish panel of judges TBA soon


"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