The Party

When Nickodemus and Mariano started the Turntables on the Hudson (TOTH) parties in 1998 it was one of the first late night outdoor events in NYC. With the addition of Groove Collective founding member Nappy G on percussion, the party became an adventurous, young, free-spirited community known for its eclectic musical blend.

In the past 15 years TOTH took their beats from parking garages, lofts & boats to residencies at renowned NY clubs and venues. The parties now move & groove around the city as well as in Cairo, Barcelona & Playa del Carmen.

The Music

TOTH's music policy has always been for the people on the dance floor. Although the dance floor usually bumps at 120+ BPM's, one can easily hear home-born genres like hip-hop, funk, house and soul played back to back with Latin, Afrobeat and Eastern European gypsy sounds. In addition to hosting live guests in the past including Brazilian Girls, Antibalas, Quantic y Su Combo and The Pimps of Joytime, the crew has also fused live musicianship into their sets. The heavy percussive element has been highlighted with West African percussion ensembles, live samba batucada bands and New Orleans & Eastern Brass bands. DJs that joined them on deck over the past decade including Bonobo,Osunlade,Master Kev,Louie Vega,DJ Spinna, Rich Medina, DJ Smash, Mr. Scruff, Rainer Truby, Peter Kruder, Quantic and Mark Rae, among dozens of others.

Turntables on the Hudson has nine volumes of music that were made by members of the crew and from friends in NY and abroad. Artists such as Zeb, Nickodemus, Nappy G, Quantic, Candela Allstars, Raeo, Sabo, Jay Rogriguez and Groove Collective are frequent contributors to the TOTH sound.

The 15th Anniversary

2013 marks the 15th anniversary of Turntables parties. TOTH will celebrate 15 years of music, dance and culture with an all-star lineup of DJs at La Marina (Inwood) & Le Bain starting June 15th. Get ready to dance to the sounds of Colombia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Africa, Balkans, Arabia in a funky house, hip-hop, salsa, swinging smiling on the dancefloor style. Additionally, there will be many more events in town including a club shows, showcases and other one-offs as well as overseas!

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