Last Friday I headed back to the west side to the infamous Marquee New York. With help from Sleepy & Boo, the lineups for Marquee’s “underground” night on Fridays have only gotten increasingly better since it’s opening in January and last week was no exception. The Dirtybird chief, Claude VonStroke was in the house and there was no way I could miss those tech-funk vibes. Catch my review after the jump!
By the time 1:30 rolled around the crowd was packed and totally amped to hear some Dirtybird grooves. Taking the decks, Claude started with Kill Frenzy’s “Booty Clap” and followed with his version of “Jack Your Body,” both infectious tunes you just can’t stand still with. Add in the fantastic sound of Marquee’s Funktion One systems and you have my perfect equation for party of the month.
The next hours were heaven with Claude dropping some of my personal favorites and several of the raddest tracks of the year. Playing for a full three hours and transitioning in between tech house, funk and a bit of deep house he kept the crowd enrapt and dancing til the early morning hours. If you were in New York and not there….all I can say is you missed out! Choice tracks from the night have to include the new Justin Jay track “Static,” the sexy ass-shaking “Jack” by Breach, Claude VonStrokes remix of “Percolator” by Cajmere and the classic “Who’s Afraid of Detroit.”