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NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off w/DJs Jonathan Toubin, Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) and more

January 21 @ 10:30 pm - January 22 @ 4:00 am


NY Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF! The world’s most popular and prolific soul party returns to Brooklyn Bowl! Shake the trump out of your rump ’til late to thee most exciting and exquisite 1960s soul vinyl there is ’til the wee wee hours! The afterparty for everything!

MIDNIGHT – 4AM Dancing to the 45rpm vinyl 1960s soul magik of DJ JONATHAN TOUBIN accompanied by the mysterious light and motion of the fabulous NY Night Train Shadow Dancers!

1AM DANCE-OFF with DJ AUSTIN BROWN of Parquet Courts, MC STEVE MYERS of The Afghan Whigs and Mighty Fine, and a distinguished panel of judges
– 1st Prize: $100 Cash
– 2nd Prize: $75 Metropolis Vintage Shopping Spree
– 3rd Prize: Norton Records’ “Souvenirs of the Soul Clap, Vol. 5” LP


“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)


January 21 @ 10:30 pm
January 22 @ 4:00 am
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New York Night Train


Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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