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Around The World in 80 Raves: #THREAD, Newark NJ

Wilin' out in an artsy loft with no rules.

by Lina Abascal
Oct 9 2013, 8:25pm

Around The World in 80 Raves takes you into the basements, warehouses, and back rooms where the magic happens—from Caracas to Calgary and back. 

RESIDENTS: DJ SliinkNadusEzraDJ Reck
RECENT HEADLINERS: Xaphoon Jones, Swizzymack, BIGMAKK, Ackee Juice Rockers
VIBE: Whyln out with no judgement to diverse undeground sounds
VENUE: The Metropolitan Loft in Newark, NJ
COST: $10
WHEN IT HAPPENS: The last Friday or Saturday of the month

The dancefloor is full of foreplay and champagne spray at the Jersey club mecca #THREAD. As residents and hosts, club kings Sliink and Nadus bring in local favorites to provide variations on the raw signature sound that's recently gone from Jersey to the world.

ONE UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS: "Our Booty Bakery friends came to DJ from Montreal and killed an entire bucket of fried chicken in the DJ booth."

There are no rules at #THREAD; no dress code, no overpriced drinks. Your favorite music is "re-imagined and presented in other ways," says Nadus of he and his childhood friends' monthly rager. Most parties in Jersey are strictly top 40 and big room house held in clubs with long lines, high covers, and strict bouncers, but judgment is left at the door at #THREAD. As Jersey club continues to influence the sounds of the rest of the world, #THREAD parties have been held in a number of other cities and recently hosted their own episode of the international Boiler Room. 

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