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Trapped in the Booth: A DJ Set With the Fountain of Youth

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Disclaimer: This is a semi-fictionalized version of my all-too-real experiences working as a DJ in New York City. Most of the names of venues, organiz...

Trapped in the Booth: PT 3

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 07.16.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

When I first started out in nightlife, nothing sounded more grisly to me than the words "Wedding DJ." Early on my sister suggested I take this route and I recoiled in disgust. "Why don't I just be a Funeral DJ," I suggested flippantly. "I have more in common with a rotting corpse than a blushing bride, anyway."

Trapped in the Booth: Part 2

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

I have an especially bone-chilling list on Twitter that I drunkenly dubbed "Nightlife Hellhole." Usually I avoid it at all costs, for "Nightlife Hellhole" is just what it sounds like - a dingy inferno of delusion, dashed dreams, desperation and despair

10 Things That Weren't Horrible About Being Teenagers

DJ Kalkutta | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
DJ Kalkutta

It goes without saying that the years surrounding puberty are a nightmare for most of us: Awkward, ever-changing bodies, cliques, rampant bullying, and overbearing parents make for an incredibly perplexing and sometimes painful period of life. But for us, certain prime pop culture real-estate saved the day and made these otherwise-unpleasant years not just bearable, but actually pretty damn fun in retrospect. Here's a collection of the cultural artifacts that kept us going when the coolest kids in the world.

MY NEW YORK: DJ Louie XIV, DJ Kalkutta Answer Our Qs

Posted 08.18.2012 | New York

Meet Louis Mandelbaum and Kalkutta, two New York City-based DJ's with their finger on the pulse of the very best dance parties happening in the city. ...