A brand spanking new 2018 to you – Johnny’s dance floor faithful, friends and co-conspirators. We welcome the restart that New Year’s brings, and the chance to announce some new nights that will take us through to early Spring. Despite the January cold, we hope you’ll join us as JD goes back to his classic JACKIE sound this weekend at CLUB CUMMING, or warms up the steamy DWORLD party next weekend. Read down these and more: Johnny’s OUTPUT debut 2/16 with the JACKIE FACTORY for JACK YOUR BUSTLE and his New Orleans and Milan Fashion Week dates. As always, thanks for Dancing!
Clubs and Shows
Johnny Dynell Spins the Gay Nineties
Friday, January 5
Johnny returns to hit East Village boite CLUB CUMMING for his first gig of 2018 – the latest edition of his 90s house homage FIRED UP! This month he welcomes XAVIER, the beloved SLOW KNIGHTS and SCISSOR SISTERS recording artist/collaborator. The previous editions of FIRED UP have been dancey and joyous, and we hope you’ll join us this Friday for some much-needed warmth!
House Music was born in Chicago in the mid Eighties and brought to NY by WAREHOUSE DJ FRANKIE KNUCKLES to LARRY LEVAN’S DJ booth at the mythic PARADISE GARAGE. JOHNNY DYNELL, spinning Fridays and Saturdays at THE TUNNEL, helped introduce this new sound in 1986, and brought his own brand of it to the newborn Jackie 60 four years later. Now he returns to this signature Dynell early Nineties soundtrack for FIRED UP! For a sample of this sound listen to Johnny’s “THAT JACKIE FEELING” podcast on his Soundcloud page.
505 EAST 6TH STREET NYC
FROM 10 PM – 4 AM
$10, free after 2 AM w 2 for one SKY VODKA drinks
DWORLD “LONG UNDERWEAR” PARTY
Sunday, January 14
Johnny’s frequent co-conspirator DANIEL NARDICIO, the originator of the underwear party craze, begins his Fire Island countdown with a DWORLD UNDERWEAR PARTY LONG UNDERWEAR EDITION. For those of you missing Daniel’s epic Friday night parties on Fire Island and Johnny’s soundtrack for them, a one-night MLK weekend treat. Nardicio brings it to New York for one night only with mandatory clothes check, DJ Dynell all night, nude go-go boys and strict un-dress code: Only Underwear, long underwear or nude are acceptable!
40 AVE C, NYC
10 PM – 4AM
Tickets and Info
NEW ORLEANS ANNUAL MARDI GRAS VISIT
January 18 – February 8
Where’s Johnny in NOLA? Hanging near Franklin + Royal and rolling with BARKUS 2/4. Check his social pages for more.
JACK YOUR BUSTLE
Presented by The Jackie Factory
Friday, February 16
Johnny Dynell’s debut at OUTPUT in February will be worth the wait. JACK YOUR BUSTLE harkens back to the clever JACKIE 60 themes that exploded Dynell, the club and its creative collective the JACKIE FACTORY to Nineties notoriety. In this night created especially for Output’s PANTHER ROOM, Dynell and the Jackie Factory will explore 1990s House Music and culture through the horn-rimmed spectacles of the 1890s.
Johnny brings to his DJing decades of themed evenings from The Pyramid and Area to Night of 1000 Stevies. Of course the signature Dynell early Nineties Jackie 60 soundtrack will be the key. He’ll be joined by club fixtures PAUL ALEXANDER and the JACKIE MC’s and period costumed go-go. For a sample of the JACKIE 60 sound listen to Johnny’s “THAT JACKIE FEELING” podcast on his Soundcloud page.
Dress: 1890s vs. 1990s
74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
10 PM – 4 AM
Tickets + Club Info
MILAN FASHION WEEK
Johnny continues his collaboration with MAX MARA and their Creative Director IAN GRIFFITHS at the FALL WINTER 2018 Runway show in Milan on 2/22. Johnny has been the MAX MARA WORLD Musical Director for two years – check out some past fashion show soundtracks at his SOUNDCLOUD or experience his playlists in their stores worldwide.