Few DJs could adequately represent the last three decades of New York nightclub history – no less do so with such iconic credentials as Justin Strauss. Since he was 17, when his first band was signed to Island Records, Justin has had a career that reads like a Who’s-Who of the music scene, spinning at nearly every dance club that you’d ever want to go to. Starting as DJ at New York’s legendary Mudd Club, he spun his way through The Ritz, Limelight, Area, Tunnel, M.K., Life, Centro Fly and more, pioneering his own distinctive sound, and becoming one of the most sought-after remixers and producers not just in New York, but in the world. He has worked with the gamut of artists – Depeche Mode, Sergio Mendez, Tina Turner, Jimmy Cliff, B-52s, Luther Vandross, Malcolm McClaren, Skinny Puppy, Goldfrapp, to name a few (see full list) – and on over 200 records!Much of the new dance crowd that goes to hear Justin DJ today, whether at subMercer, The Standard, Highbar, Soho House, or Love, doesn’t necessarily know his history; they simply love his spinning because he always keeps them dancing and surprised, seamlessly mixing between choice classics, delectable rarities and innovative beats. For Justin, no genre or style is off-limits – he can and will mix anything, so long as he can keep the crowd enthralled. His self-proclaimed mission is “connecting the dots” between what might otherwise seem disparate musical periods and styles, while introducing exciting new sounds. He does so with infectious passion, subverting preconceptions about what’s old and new, and inspiring young DJs with his masterful skill and ever-youthful spirit.
But Justin Strauss doesn’t stop there. As half of the production duo, Whatever/Whatever, he continues to produce and mix records, working on remixes for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Beyonce, La Roux and more. In fact, he doesn’t stop at all. Like the amazing city he’s dedicatedly kept dancing since 1980, Justin just keeps going.
In 2013 launched his new project A/JUS/TED with Teddy Stuart.
Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks is best known for being one half of the legendary dj & production duo Rub n Tug & also half of New York's 'Still Going'. But recently Eric has been doing more as a solo artist/dj under the Dr Dunks moniker.
Hailing from Los Angeles Eric was exposed to all sorts of music but really gravitated toward the hip hop music & scene that was coming out of New York in the early to mid 80s, along with his moms record collection and a steady dose of Los Angeles radio, Eric's musical foundation was forged.
In the mid 90's Eric moved to new york and linked up with his partner in crime Thomas Bullock. They threw the late 20th century Rub n Tug disco after hours parties in various downtown Manhattan lofts, turning on a new generation of revelers to the sleazy pleasures of disco and whatever else was in their record bags. Dunks followed that up as the Saturday night DJ at the now defunct Passerby gallery & bar, fueling the party well into sunday mornings. Be it slo-mo disco, incandescent funk, techno or banging house music, Eric weaves it together into a nightlife soundtrack.
Over the past decade, as Dunks, or as part of Rub n Tug or Still Going, Eric has remixed everyone from Roxy Music to Zero 7, Lcd Soundsystem, Cold Play, Grace Jones, Chic Chic Chic and The Beastie Boys, just to name a few.
Today Eric is still involved with Rub N Tug musically and artistically. Rub N Tug just curated a six week group show at the famous White Columns Gallery here in New York.(link)http://whitecolumns.org/view.html?ty...us=past&id=635
Rub N Tug has also recently finished a remix for their Norwegian buddy Lindstrum. And the Rub-N-Tug LP is nearly finished.
Eric has recently teamed up with Dean Merredith of Chicken Lips fame to create a new musical adventure called 'The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr Dunks'.
They have 4 singles released on Golf Channel Recordings outa NYC. And 2 more on the way.
Dunks is currently in the studio working on a new solo project and remixing some fresh music for different artists.
He has already toured Asia & japan this past April followed by a 5 week tour of Europe in June & July and has another Asia / Japan trip coming in late November 2013.
Deep Space is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes,
and abstract grooves featuring resident dj François K.
live on the mixingboard every Monday at Cielo.
Free Admission and Complimentary Vodka Cocktails
before 11pm with eflyer
No dress code - just an open mind.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
subway: A, C, E, 1, 9, 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave
21+ with photo ID
Dub-inspired music from Deep Space Media: