I Tagged Along With an EDM DJ for a Night in New York. Here's What Happened.

December 1, 2014 10:17 PM

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Last Thursday night, I had my first real music-writing gig. I was very late. Headed to dinner at LAVO with an Australian House DJ, his publicist and three other freelancers and somehow I was the one that was late. Call it the Great NYC Taxi Drought of 2014. The cab I finally caught was in no hurry, having clearly just come off his shift with Miss Daisy. I wasn't going to make it to E 58th by 11 PM. So I marked the minutes against flashes of green street sign in hopes of finding some comfort: 11:04 -- 23rd St. 11:08 -- 34th St. 11:11 -- Xanax. At 11:14 I hopped out of the cab and sprinted the last two blocks to the club. I finally got to the table, having lost track of time.

I arrived in a wintery huff with an arsenal of sorries. But if the group was perturbed by my tardiness, I never would have known. Particularly from Anthony Maniscalco, better known as rising House DJ Hook N Sling. As (I assumed) any writer would, I had prepared discussion questions about music and t...

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