Thursday at 10 PM – 2 AM
Club Room at Soho Grand Hotel 310 W Broadway, New York, New York 10013
Rachel Lynn Watson, Bailey Leiter, and and Charity Stratos present hot dancing on a cold night with Jonathan Toubin / New York Night Train and his flaming o.g. 45rpm soul vinyl to Club Room at Soho Grand Hotel! Last Thursdays! Don’t fight it! Feel it!
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 singular 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 over a decade turning over 2500 parties at hundreds of nightclubs, rock concerts, and major music festivals on five continents – from Bonnaroo to Benicassim. 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)