Out of Sight!

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Nogood Nick swings at Out of Sight!

Out of Sight is a groovy new weekly soul dance affair hosted by our friend DJ Xerox every Thursday night in the back room of the Beauty Bar in Manhattan. Although Xerox doesn’t himself DJ on these nights, he invites his favorite soul music DJs to come play their favorite soul 45s all night long. In the short period Out of Sight has been taking place—about a month—such fine soul DJs as Connie T Empress, Sheila B, Handsome Van Zant, Girlsoul, Ursula 1000, Charles Gaskins and  Drew Redmond,  have already spun records at the party or are slated to do so in the near future.

DJ Xerox swings Out of Sight!

DJ Xerox swings Out of Sight!

As you know, DJ Xerox knows how to put on a party. His Copycat Cover Song Night, held twice a month at Otto’s Shrunken Head, is one of the most fun nights in town. He also hosts Turtleneck, an evening of spy beats and tiki treats, also held at the Beauty Bar. On February 5, Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus was asked to work the room and invite another DJ to join him. It just so happened that just a few weeks before, one of the Boog’s favorite DJs mentioned to him that he had a bunch of newly acquired soul records and would like to play them out right away. This DJ was Nogood Nick, and it was his shoulder that was tapped to be the second DJ at Out of Sight on this particular night. Nogood Nick, as the astute Boogaloo Bag reader knows, is often seen swingin’ at Dynagroove nights. Indeed, he is one of the city’s most versatile DJs, as he has jazz records, mod records, R&B records and, of course, soul records. At his own night, called Rip Rig and Panic which is held once a month at Otto’s Shrunken Head, Nogood Nick audibly paints the atmosphere with cool sounds, providing an excellent atmosphere for downing frozen drinks with umbrellas sticking out of them. As a soul DJ, Nogood Nick knows how to keep a dance floor jumping, as he has often done so when guesting at Subway Soul Club. At this Out of Sight, Nogood Nick did not disappoint. He played some fabulous soul records as dancers swirled on the dance floor, including our pals Bunny Punch and Friar Popwell (who will be DJing the Out of Sight on February 26)! Although it was one of the coldest nights in memory outside, the back room was heated with Nogood Nick’s outstanding selections. Everyone in attendance was pleased, as we are sure that host Xerox was and will have Mr. Nick back soon. Below is a list of records played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at Out of Sight:

None of these records are for sale.

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