Nick Catchdubs, Jess Jubilee, DJ Ayres, Sammy Bananas
FLASHING LIGHTS is the neon brainchild of some of the city's most beloved selectors: DJ AYRES (responsible for 7+ sweaty years of The Rub parties at Southpaw), NICK CATCHDUBS (remix/mixtape phenom and co-founder of the hit indie label Fool's Gold) and JUBILEE (BK bass sweetheart behind her own newly minted Nightshifters imprint).
These three constantly-touring DJs have shared their signature sounds with crowds around the world, but always wondered why there wasn't a genuinely fun and unpretentious electronic dance party to play in their own hometown. So this past fall, Flashing Lights was born to fill that void with HOUSE+DISCO+TECHNO+RAVE as the block-letter flyers plainly state. No hype, just tuuunes!
In only a few short months, the FL trio have branded their party as a true Friday night destination, thanks to exciting and unpredictable sets blending brand new music and revitalized dance classics. With guest appearances on the decks from big name friends (A-Trak, Klever, Drop The Lime), local heroes (DJ Dara, Egg Foo Young) and rising talent (La Roux, Nadastrom, Nacho Lovers), each edition has brought new musical delights. By teaming up with party promoters Mean Red and Good Peoples, the team has been able to switch up venues from one electric spot to another, keeping the crowd bumping in giant clubs, underground lounges and hijacked dim sum restaurants alike. As the New Yorker says, "recent Flashing Lights parties have been high-spirited, low-attitude events that recall the mood of New York City dance clubs from the early eighties, like Danceteria. Remember: the event is actually for dancers, rather than for people who need to text each other in public."