Wednesday August 12, 2009

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Kiss & Tell Presents: Dot Matrix
Wednesday August 12, 2009
8pm - 2am FREE

Guest DJ: Nick Chacona
Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur
Hosts: Seze & Deanna
Hostess and Party photographer: Seze
Sound & Promotion: Beyond Booking

On Wednesday, August 12 you are invited to Kiss & Tell's polka dot disco party!

This month, our special guest is Nick Chacona, one of our favorite disco producers. We have been patiently waiting to book Nick for over a year, but his busy touring schedule has made it all but impossible. Since last November, Chacona has been dividing his time between New York, Berlin, San Francisco, and Vail, while traveling to Spain, France, Belgium, Poland, Serbia, Romania, Indonesia and Iceland to DJ. He is about to release a full length album titled "Love in the Middle" on Sasse's Berlin-based Moodmusic label. Chacona warned us might just play some polka!

Kiss & Tell resident Bethany Benzur will start the night off with some rare disco gems and classic hits. She regularly plays Nick Chacona's productions at Kiss & Tell, and is super excited to share the decks with him.

Rose Bar will be transformed into a spotty dotty wonderland. Guests are invited to come wearing polka dots.



Rose Bar
345 Grand St Brooklyn, NYC
(Between Marcy and Havemeyer)
Directions: L train to Bedford or Lorimer; G to Metropolitan

Rose Bar Happy Hour 8-9
All night: $5 Pasta Dinners

Kiss & Tell Guest DJ: Nick Chacona
NY's Nick Chacona began producing in 1999 under the Version Eternal moniker for NY label Homestyle Cooking. In 2003, Nick released his tour de force in "Band Practice," the b-side to his mysterious promo-only "Pool Party" project. Initially the release was under the radar but within a year, "Band Practice" was a frequent tune in the sets of DJs from Harvey, Rub & Tug, and Prins Thomas, and whatever copies that were left sold out swiftly, turning the record into a much sought after collector's piece. Since that time Nick has gone on to release tracks on renowned labels Moodmusic, 2020 Vision, Ben Watt's Buzzin Fly, Saw, Dogtown, Bearfunk, and the inaugural release for Prins Thomas's Internasjonal. Nick is a partner in the Hector Works imprint that was founded by Anthony Mansfield (Barfly, Rong Records) that has released a number of collaborations between the two and reissued both "Pool Party" and "Brand Practice" as proper singles. He has recently finished remixes for Tiny Sticks, Gomma, Still Music's Past Due, Ransom Note, Eighttrack, and is in the throws of finishing up his first full Length release for Sasse's Moodmusic.

He began spinning over 15 years ago, strictly playing reggae but shortly thereafter fell in love with house & disco. Never one to let the crowd down, Nick's sets are filled with energy, finesse, and diversity flowing from nu disco, house, techno, italo and classics—whatever is required in the moment. He has played across the US from NY to San Francisco, as well as Brazil, Germany, Spain, Poland, Romania, Belgium, Sweden, Serbia, Holland, and the UK.

Kiss & Tell Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur
Bethany Benzur is our resident disco encyclopedia and vinyl purist from Georgia. Recently emigrating to the Big Apple, Bethany has been ruling the dancefloor at Kiss & Tell parties with her Southern charm. The DJ nerds are regularly awed by her selections, and she joins us each month to warm you up with her mix of raunchy electro, glamorous dark disco, and soulful street funk. She is sometimes joined behind the decks by her husband (and italo disco nerd) Gabe.

Kiss & Tell Hostess, Photographer, Designer: Seze Devres
Seze Devres started Kiss & Tell as an extention of her raunchy knitting circle at Trash Bar in Williamsburg on December 7, 2005. At first only a few people showed up to her new party. However wiith a lot of help, support, and encouragement from her friends the party has become its own little beast. When she is is not dreaming up crazy themes and guests for Kiss & Tell she is a full time artist, photographer, designer and curator.


Kiss & Tell Hostess: Deanna Asta
Deanna Asta met Seze, her fellow lady of the nightlife, a few years ago at The Bunker and they bonded instantly. Seze asked Deanna to help co-host Kiss & Tell once it moved to Rose Bar and she happily obliged. Deanna always shows up to Kiss & Tell with a bag full of tricks. She is our decorating goddess and makes sure everyone at the party is looking great and having a good time. She somehow convinced every guest to wear fake moustaches at the French pop party, and she dragged a vintage Nordic Track machine to the aerobics party! She holds a degree in design and over the years she has art directed/managed many design events and parties in NYC through her previous employment with When she's not enjoying the nightlife she's busy earning her second degree in Psychiatric Nursing.

Thank you to Beyond Booking for support and promotion.