Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tonight: Dirty and Mad

San Francisco's Worthy of Dirty Bird Records (Claude Von Stroke) invades Fluid for Got it Bad tonight with Wally and Marcus Sugars. Free before 11, $5 after. Drink specials til 11.

Mad Pussy is back once again (with the renegade master) at Bamboo. The little deck outside is so totally worth it. Work it out upstairs to Brendan or downstairs to DJ DeeJay. Free drinks til 11, $5 cover if you're on the list.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Tonight: Let Me Ride at Fluid

Check out the videos from last month:

We Like Shots!

Free before 11, $5 after 5. Fluid Nightclub 613 S. 4th.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday: Let Me Ride with Apt One

Apt One joins Let Me Ride residents Art Cuebik, Joey Breakdown, Kevin Kong and Illy MC this Friday at Fluid. Free before 11, $5 after. $2 domestics and $3 well drinks til 12.

Let Me Ride

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Let Me Ride Volume 5

Let Me Ride has been moved to second Fridays, which is tonight yeah! Send a message to Let Me Ride and you could win free entry. Just tell them why you think Let Me Ride is like the most awesomest party ever.

Let Me Ride Volume 5 mixed by Art Cuebik

Let Me Ride Space

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Let Me Ride

Let Me Ride has moved to second and fourth Fridays starting this Friday. Its still Joey Breakdown, Art Cuebik, Kevin Kong and Illy MC at Fluid from 10 - 2. Drinkspecials all night: $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks and $3 Jager shots.

Here is Volume 4 in Let Me Ride featuring Joey Breakdown. Volume 5 coming soon.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Years Eve Plans?

So what do you have planned? Here's a few options for you to wade through.

  • Paper Street presents Datarock with Low Budget, Brendan Bring'em, Juiceboxx and DJ Dee Jay playing in the backstage room. Holla at the flash invite and buy tix, currently $25.
  • Making Time sans guests at Transit. Tickets are $30 and $40 at the door. Admission includes an open bar.
  • Fluid is hip hop with Mike Nyce, Statik, Ultraviolet, Kenny Meez and Rob Paine. 2 floors with The Latest Dish offering 2 Hour open bar and "fabulous food" 9 - 11. $40 b4 11, $20 after. Buy tickets at the website.
  • House music all night long with the Sundae crew at Vango Lounge and Sky Bar. Lee Jones, Dirty, Bryon the intern and Aaron Dae. Festivities begin at 9. UPDATE: SOLD OUT
  • Hellcat Girls Burlesque at the Barbary.
  • Looking more bar/restaurant? Philly Weekly has you covered.
  • Robotique at Medusa with Mike T, Billy W, Darklord and Meg E. Mitch with no cover, $2 sparks til 12 and a champagne toast at midnight. See comments for more.
I feel like I'm missing something. Am I?

Update: thanks to our faithful commenters I've added Robotique to the list. Also Sundae New Years is sold out.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Diplo, Blaqstarr, Sega and Dirty South Joe

Sclusssivvvee!!! Its so sclusive that the guestlist link doesn't even work yet. Diplo & Blaqstarr vs DJ Sega and Dirty South Joe. This is some round the corner at fluid steez.

You want in on this? Email me at 5151List [at] gmail with Dipdown in the subject and I got you. Oh man, this is about to be major, ya heard? Major major guests coming thru.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

What It Do

Werds and wordes. Ah man, I can't be at werka anyemore these agua dawts are getting to me, i think I took too manny...Intern come over and right these fore mee..

  • Sundaes now at La Veranda
  • Busdriver and Daedalus at the Khyber (downtempo left field hip hop stuff that Casi G was way too into like 2 years ago and is trying to drag me out to, also Seg would love this but doesn't remember them. Dude, its Ninja Tune isn't that the holy grail?)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Let Me Ride Video

Check back later in the week for more videos from Illy

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Switch, Diplo, Blaqstarr, Sega, Josh Wink

Yo, fuck real life for real. I want to be lawnmower man during the day and then magically appear at night at whatever club night that is the best that night. Like this night, in fact this whole day. I have some real world ish to handle all this week and have no idea how much internets I am going to have access to. This means that I'm missing out on all of Wednesday and won't be posting much. Wednesday would have been an all around awesome day. Early morning, I got the daytime grind on lock with some important interesting ish, get out at a mad decent time and then restaurant week reservations at Brasserie Perrier, for two, with a hopeful good look, course I'm not sure about that whole situation anymore. Then, nighttime jumpoff with Switchlo aka Lilo and Stitch aka Switch and Diplo which, if you were lucky, saw kill it pre tour at [Click] at Fluid. Not to mention rockstar (shorty we are rockstars) Blaqstarr and the "hipster premiere of DJ Sega". Sega is the truth. By hipster premiere, they mean, have you been to Jamz on a Friday or Pinnacle on a Sunday? This is an all ages jump off, so I bet some of you have. I got to see the young bol DJ in an intimate setting last week (Happy bday DSJ and Jawntronix) and he absolutely killed while playing all of his own trax. I'm not salty in the least bit. Not at all...
More info at

And just to add insult to injury, Josh Wink celebrates 10 years of Ovum last Wednesdays at Fluid. If you're more into "traditional" house as opposed to Baltimore house, then you need to be here. Two complete opposite ends of the spectrum. I don't even want to write anymore about this or find that Wink music video where the boombox becomes a big star.
Wink guestlist which is free entry until 12.

Like I said, Not. Salty. At. All. In. The Least. Definitely didn't want to crazy leg wit it to Blaqstarr or Wu Tang to Sega. Nope, not me.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Funk Carioca - July 4

This Wednesday after the funkiness of Hall & Oates, check out Fluid for an all baile funk (funk carioca) night at fluid featuring MC Gringo straight from Rio. Leblon cacha├ža is sponsoring the night and is offering free caipirinhas until midnite. No guest list and its only $5 all night.

Bonus track:
Check out PurestForm for dates in Montreal, NYC, Boston and more

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mark Farina This Thursday

House legend Mark Farina this Thursday at Fluid for his CD release party. If you've never heard of Mark, here is a small snippet from his bio:
Since 1989, Mark Farina has been traveling the globe performing at literally hundreds of shows a year, sometimes DJing both of his preferred styles in two different rooms at the same party. At other events, he's been known to play extended sets that lasted over eight hours. In his House sets, Mark is known for his uniquely effortless journeys on the jazzy side of Chicago House, mixed up San Fran style.
For a more aural bio, listen to this set from 2/23/07.
Sign up for the guestlist here

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

The Remedy 10th Anniversary Photos

I had a blast at the Remedy Anniversary on Monday. Big Rich and Cosmo killed it. DJ Soul was the special guest. There were free Ayres and Cosmo Scion mixed CD's everywhere. I picked up 2 extra, so the first 2 people to email me at 5151List [at] gmail {dot} com will get one. Questlove showed up minutes after I did to say whats up to Cos and Rich. Brendan was there and was having a blast. Illvibe in the building. Tommy and Thane stopped by. Rachael and Gravy and lots of other people. The place was packed. Shout out to Bird, Has and JC. I see you DD.,, Imeyer

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Tonite: The Remedy 10 Year Anniversary

From Cosmo Baker:
Some words about The Remedy: It was over 10 years ago that, in a time when hip-hop was in a serious state of flux, when together with Rahnon and Rich we created The Remedy, "Dedicated to defying devisions in our musical climate." The idea was a night which cured all that ails you of your hip-hop woes. And together, we created what I will humbly call the greatest hip-hop weekly event in the history of Philadelphia, if not of all time and al world. Where else could you find all types of people getting down to whatever Rich and I and whatever guest he had, all in unison, all on a Monday night - EVERY Monday night. There's a reason why Rich always called it "Fluid University," and that was because people went there to get schooled, but like one who thirsts for knowledge - it is sustenance. People would travel hundreds of miles each Monday night, join the Remedy Massive, and go back to New York or DC or Pittsburgh that night, only to have to go to work the next day. And they would do it week in and week out. Where else could you go and find Andre and Big Boi on the dancefloor, Lauryn Hill sitting at a table, Dave Navarro at the bar, DJ Cash Money on the turntables and Kurrupt on the mic, and it was like it was NOTHING? And this was on a normal night.

I feel so blessed to have been able to be a part of something that was that special, something that was so important, something that made such an impact. And I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me to have actually played a part in it. The Remedy was what really made me the DJ that I am today, and I know Rich feels the same way. The Remedy influenced so many throughout the years, and it's influence is still being felt today, a decade later. The way that things are so temporary these days, it's an honor and a blessing to have been able to be involved with something that has had this much staying power. It is also truly one of the biggest honors of my life to have been able to be behind the decks alongside my friend Rich Medina, one of the best DJs one could imagine, as well as being a giant among men, and Rahnon, my dearest friend and closet confidant and really the glue that held it all together. So let's do it again, one more time, like we used to... See you on tonight!

Free before 11, $5 after. Guest DJ's and giveaways all night long. Fluid 613 S. 4th Street

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tales from Cosmo Baker

(Cosmo and friends, South Philly 1979)

I'm thinking Cosmo Baker should write a book, the stories he has are incredible. Case in point:
"So I was downstairs the at The Latest Dish on a Sunday night and I got this call from Josh Wink and he says to me "Cos, Goldie has been on tour opening for Jane's Addiction and they're playing Philly tomorrow night. The show is over relatively early, but Goldie wants to play a nightclub afterwards. Can he come by The Remedy and get down?" I was thinking that it was kind of odd cause I pretty much spun hip-hop/funk/breaks and the crowd that would come out on Mondays would be kind of like "What the fuck" to D&B. Plus this was 1997 (I think, maybe 1998) and Jungle hadn't really caught on yet. But I was like fuck it and told Josh to bring the dudes down. So the next day I just went to every record store in the city and put up little last minute poster and shit, and I called everyone I know to come down and check it out.

Goldie showed up a little later and the crowd had already been grooving to me just doing my thing, but there were A LOT of people in there early and I was like whoa. So then Goldie went on around 11:30 or so and started playing all the CRAZY fucking dubs, everything on acetate and just KILLING it. I grabbed the mic and I was really drunk and so I started MCing like a madman, and then I started beat boxing over Goldie playing his dubs and people fucking lost it.

Sounds crazy but this is all fact. But it gets crazier cause Perry Farrell was dancing up on one of the risers and people were like going off to him. I walked over to the bar and Dave Navarro was leaning agains the bar at Fluid, no shirt on, two girls on each side of him, and he was pouring tequila down his chest and girls were sucking it right off his chest. Later on I noticed Val Kilmer dancing in the middle of the floor, sunglasses on, no shirt on as well. He was dancing like in this weird motion, and was sipping out of this little flask. I later found out it was absinthe, that he ended up sharing with half the party.

Later on, after Goldie was done, I playes Cocoa Brothers "Won On Won" on 45 and somehow mixed it into Gary Numan "Cars" and the room exploded.
This explains why Fluid and Cosmo Baker are both incredible Philadelphians. See also the MF Doom story. Check out Cosmo Baker and the Remedy for a special 10 year anniversary on June 4th.

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Tonite: Planet of the Drums: Platinum Reunion

Incredible. Planet of the Drums is back for a special Platinum reunion. Dieselboy's Platinum night at Fluid (613 S. 4th) every Thursday was one of the premiere places to hear new drum n bass and jungle in the US. Every week a prominent producer or DJ would take the decks to a packed house. Resident DJ's Sine and Icon held down warmup duties while Dieselboy was away touring the world. Relive just a little bit of the magic tonite with AK1200, Dara, Dieselboy and J Messinian along with Kaos, Sine, Sharpness and Illy.

So I dug in the crates and found some old school and new school sets from Dieselboy and Dara.

Here is a cassette rip of Killa Sound from 1995. Houstonbeats has the tracklist
I briefly mentioned Sutpen's Jungle yesterday but it was the biggest jungle/dnb full party there was in the city, the East Coast and possibly all of the US. For years it was in a DIY warehouse called the Fake House in West Philly. In 2000, Substitution moved it to the Electric Factory. I used to have the flyer and might still somewhere. The lineup was incredible. Anyways here is a live set from Dieselboy
Last but not least is a newer set from Dslboy in January of 2007

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Claude VonStroke - July 2006 Promo Mix and club history

I've dug up yet another Claude VonStroke mix. This one comes from July 2006, a bit old but I can't tell since I don't recognize most of the tracks. Its still banging though. Pick up tracks from VonStroke and others on his DirtyBird records from Beatport. Also, there is this party at this place that I may have mentioned once or twice.

Honestly I'm just excited that Fluid is 10 years old. Thats an eternity in club life. I've been going through clubs in my head and can't think of one that has been open the same amount of time. Transit is close but that nearly closed I don't know how many times. Places like Lounge 125 have gone through 4 or 5 incarnations at least in the past 10 years. SoMa use to be a cool spot for dancing but that was converted to Bar Named Sue then shut down. Medusa has been around for ~3 years and before that was a jazz club. Sals has been booking dj's for 1 - 2 years. 700 club has probably been open quite awhile but they never bring in outside talent. Pure used to be huge but under a different name. Skyline and 1516? (I think) used to kill it in Chinatown but have both been closed and leveled since like 98,99. Evolution on Delaware Ave. was big for awhile but is closed. There was Space but that only lasted a few years until it turned into Motion which lasted even shorter and is now vacant. M Room took over where Aqua Lounge left off. Shampoo I think is the only club still open and they've fell off. They barely bring in any big talent any more except if there is a Whistle there. Where else is there? Am I missing something on Delaware Avenue? I'm pretty sure most of those clubs have gone under an overhaul within the last 5 years. Whats your favorite place to listen to dance music now or in the past 10 years? Leave it in the comments.
Claude VonStroke tonite at Fluid for the 10 year anniversary - $5 if on guestlist

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Claude Von Stroke Mix

Just picked up the new Mixmag and lo and behold there is a new mix from Claude Von Stroke entitled The Beats of San Fran Disco. Expect this and more when CVS plays Fluid for their 10 year anniversary.

Full tracklisting at discogs

Wednesday Night: Claude Von Stroke, Dave P and Diamond Girl (Hands & Knees) at Fluid 10 year Anniversary Pary - $5 on gueslist

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Fluid 10 Year Anniversary with Claude Von Stroke

Fluid Nightclub is turning 10 years old this Wednesday and to celebrate they are bringing in Claude Von Stroke, Dave P, Diamond Girl and NickTheV. Admission is only $5 if on the guestlist. Claude Von Stroke and his Dirtybird records have been everywhere in the past year. Claude is originally from San Francisco but toured all around the world playing at some of the biggest clubs in in the US, London and Ibiza.
Check out this video "Deep Throat" featuring German Girls, a large blue bird, a laundromat and a young kid.

Claude Von Stroke on MySpace, $5 if on the guestlist

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Monday, April 30, 2007

The Monday Night Social

New weekly at Fluid every Monday featuring jazzy, soulful grooves, deep house and more. Om records representative Andy Caldwell from Los Angeles will be gracing the decks tonite. From his bio:
Collaborating with DJ/producers such as co-writing/producing Kaskade's hit single Everything (Billboard Number 1 Dance Club Play and Top 10 Dance Commercial Radio Charts) Caldwell has also done several remixes for the Yoshitoshi label, including the Grammy nominated track "Safe from Harm" by Narcotic Thrust. Further expanding his reach, Caldwell's signature production style is also recognized in the film and television industries. He has composed music for films such as Forces of Nature and Skulls, as well as popular television series Six Feet Under, Boston Public, and Chromium Blue.

With an ever-expanding discography, Caldwell has only just begun to fulfill his passion for music, with frequent DJ tours, remix opportunities, production work and finally his debut artist album!!! For over the past 10 years, his DJ schedule has allowed him to share his love of music with fans around the world, performing as a DJ / musician in every major city on every continent
Listen to some of his tracks on his MySpace or on his website.

The Monday Night Social every Monday at Fluid (613 S 4th Street, Above the Latest Dish). Drink specialst until 12 and only $5 if you are signed up on the guestlist.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Josh Wink Bday with Dubfire

Happy birthday Josh. Celebrate in style with Dubfire aka Ali from Deep Dish on the guestlist for half priced entry tonite at Fluid (613 south 4th street).

Bonus video: Josh Wink feat the Interpreters - Simple Man (the one where his boombox becomes the star)

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

King Britt Record Release Party Tonite

Presented by PaperStreet
Let me tell you about what our hometown legend did in Miami during the Winter Music Conference a couple of weeks ago: He owned it. Not only is King's face staring out at everyone from the cover of this magazine that everyone was reading, but his party at the Victor Hotel was the talk of the week. King has been really busy lately scoring movies ( Miami Vice) and breaking new musical ground (his masterful Sister Gertrude Morgan album), and when news broke of his new work, Deep & Sexy 4, we were stoked.

Deep & Sexy 4 is his return to house music and we're proud to throw the Philly party celebrating its release. The best part? King wanted to make the party free for his Philly people. Just sign-up on the list and we'll see you Wednesday night, no cover charge. Make sure to wear those good shoes, you know, the ones you can dance in.

Word is the gueslist is almost at capacity so I would suggest signing up now.
Bonus: King Britt - Call Me featuring Rose from This Is King Britt released in 2005

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Josh Wink and Mr. C Tonite - Free!

Every last Wednesday, Josh Wink has a monthly at Fluid that he actually plays at. Its incredible. It continues tonite with Mr. C from the world famous club The End in London. Mr. C also runs the club night and record label Superfreq. Listen to Mr. C dj at The End's 11th bday party here or just down the page at his own night.

Get on the list here for free admission.

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Friday, March 02, 2007

No press is bad press

Ok now in the Philly blogosphere. Jay Simplefly sends out a weekly email about Fluid happenings since he has now taken over booking duties. Highlight of the announcement is the Kids With Guns (myspace featuring Santogold remix) party featuring Sinden. Phillyist has a regular post entitled "Proofreading Philly." Well since Jay has never really focused on spellchecking etc, he got picked up again. I email Jay, choices lines include "haaa. they just played the shit out of me!" "they sound like my mother actually. lol." and of course "I spell horrible because Im so busy making it the fuck happen! ;)". So Jay and Tommy Up respond in the comments, and of course our resident snarklog Philebrity picks it up. So I am all but forced to pick it up to continue a story that isn't a story. Speaking of stories that aren't stories, did you know/notice that the AP refused to report on Paris Hilton for a whole week? Moral of the story: Really you're still reading this?

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

This is This - Alex Da Corte at ICA

You may remember Alex Da Corte from his imaginative "Welcome Your Sorrows" at the Black Floor Gallery. Well he is back with a new project entitled This is This debuting tonite on his birthday at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Party runs until 8PM and features Dave P djing. As you may be able to tell, the exhibit revolves around a deer. Photo credit PW, which has more on the artwork. Also playing are Plastic Little and Sweatheart with cover charge of a $1. Officially its sold out, but if you show up, you may be able to get in. Also at the ICA is the Daydreamer Magazine launch party featuring DJ Phillee Blunt from the Illvibe Collective. From their MySpace (where else?)
Daydreamer is a magazine that profiles people in their 20's and 30's who have taken exceptional risks, both professional and personal, in order to make their daydreams a reality, living the lives that they want to live. We're highlighting artists, social entrepreneurs, musicians, activists, anyone who has made a sizeable impact in actively shaping the world that they daydream about.
Seems interesting enough, Daydream magazine is scheduled to be a pilot as that most magazines tend to fail within the first two years.

Also tonite is last Wednesdays which means only one thing, Josh Wink and Ovum at Fluid. Get on the guestlist here for free admission.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tonite: Josh Wink at Fluid

This man holds down a residency every last Wednesday of the month. This is must go to party in Philly if you like dance music. I'm busy and lazy so I just pulled the below from Jae Slay and Saints & Sinners.

The Local Town Hero Josh Wink!!

One of the most Humble,Creative and Hardest Working DJ's in the city, returns for his Monthly Night of Magic at Fluid.

Here's How I Remember Josh,

It was 1994/95, I had just moved back to Philly from Hawaii where Raves weren't anything compared to how it was Stateside. I went with Rob Paine the first night I came back to one of the NASA parties up in NYC.The Other DJ's on the bill were Keoki, Scott Richmond and a few others. The ONLY One worth remembering was JOSH.

His DJ Set was a Rollercoaster of Extented Drum Builds and Deep Rich Bass tinged with some Acid & ranging from Tribal to Drum and Bass and whatever else he felt like mixing it up with.

That Night I'm Positive I wasnt the only Newest Fan! He had the whole place moving and begging for more.

So here we are It's 2007.The man's had a countless amount of original material released under his belt

"Higher State of Conciousness" "Are You There?" "Dont' Laugh" "I AM READY"

Remix projects for RadioHead, Moby, Skinny Puppy and DJ Sneak to name a Few.

So it's pretty safe to say that Josh is still just as Passionate about the music as he's ever been!

Follow up to what this amazing talent has been up to since then at &



21 & UP WITH VALID I.D. is a must

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