Female Fun embarks on what hopes to be a memorable run of monthly specialized DJ-events in New York City. Rap Writers Unites! will be a rotating roster of various hip-hop journalists behind the wheels of steel, coming together like tha union, to
have some fun, yuk it up and like Fat Albert said drop some gems on 'em.
The debut jump-off is this time next week, check the fine print:
Peter Agoston aka Thanksgiving Brown (Female Fun/Culturama)
Dave Tompkins (The Wire/vocoder book)
Bill Sharp (Fat Beats)
*Spinning the rare, obscure, funky & written about records you love!
Wed, Oct 19th
10pm-3AM / Free
@ King Size
21 Essex St
New York, NY 10002
Cross Street: Between Hester Street and Canal Street
Directions: F at E Broadway
A little something about the venue:
King size is definitely a play on words here. At first glance, the small bar appears to be like any other chill neighborhood spot. Its exposed brick walls, low lighting and comfy stools make it easy to sidle up to the bar and stay a while. Past the front bar, however, two more intimate nooks hide. One raised slightly above the bar shares space with a DJ booth and has low seating. The other--sunken in the back--feels like a private party room; its walls are covered in a red, green and white leafy motif, and plush seating rims the room.
Drinking dens in this neck of the woods are rare. Weeknights pull in a mixed, relaxed late-night crowd representative of the neighborhood, and weekends feature DJs playing funk, hip-hop and broken beat. Thankfully, the bartenders arent afraid to experiment--ask for a martini made with huckleberry vodka for refreshment thats not too sweet.