NY Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF!
with DJ Jonathan Toubin
and a live set by The Lopez
and the $100 Dance Contest
The world's most popular, prolific, and fun soul party returns to Spirit for another epic Steel City blowout! Put on yr dancing shoes and get ready to get down and dirty all night long to the sweaty 60s soul magik of NYC's legendary DJ Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train !
Get in the Midnight Dance Contest!
- 1st prize: $100 Cash
- 2nd prize: a copy of Jonathan Toubin's latest Norton Records LP "Souvenirs of the Soul Clap, Vol. 5"
CATCH THEE CLAP!
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."
"NYC's hottest DJ" (NY Post, 2017)
"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 is a multihypenate in every sense of the word... Toubin fuses obscure rhythm and blues from the '50s and '60s, with rock 'n' roll and soul 45s. His ongoing New York Night Train parties easily draw those typically found sulking in corners of bars out onto the dance floor." (Interview Magazine, 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 onNorton Records and his tapes on BURGER RECORDS!
hear JT's NY Night Train Party Platters on YouTube