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Kiss & Tell: First Date
Wednesday March 16, 2011
8pm - 2am FREE
Guest DJs: Neurotic Drum Band
John Selway & Ulysses
K&T Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur
Hostess & Party Pics: Seze

The Ladies of Kiss & Tell are very nervous about our first date on March 16 at Hotel Chantelle, our brand new venue. We will surely be trying on different outfits seconds before we leave the house.

You are welcome to invite a friend or a crush for your very own first date too (preferably someone who has never visited Kiss & Tell).

Or good friends John Selway & Ulysses from The Neurotic Drum Band will be there to play all our favorite songs and a few of their newest creations.

Kiss & Tell Resident disco siren Bethany Benzur will be along to take the first drive at the spanking new decks of Hotel Chantelle.

Kiss & Tell, a monthly party after work party, has been producing unique theme based events since 2007. Kiss & Tell DJs play italo, house, disco: classics and edits, electro, synth pop, homo haus, girl groups, gothypants, coldwave, new wave, and other sexy dancefloor treats.

Hotel Chantelle
92 Ludlow St
(between Broome St & Delancey St)
Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z)
Grand St (B, D)
2nd Ave-Houston St (F, V)

At Hotel Chantelle delicious decadent cocktails will be prepared just for you, as well as $4 beers.

Dress to impress: wear something sexy and slinky, and don't forget to wear your dancing shoes.


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Guest DJ: Neurotic Drum Band

The Neurotic Drum Band consists of two musical stalwarts, Elliot Taub and John Selway. They combine their formidable talents to make dance music fun again, mixing elements of classic House, Italo Disco, Techno, and random audio weirdness into a genre-defying mish-mash that both excites the ears and tickles the fancy.

Guest DJ: John Selway The DC-born, NYC-based producer and DJ John Selway has left his mark on countless styles, remaining devoted to his own multi-faceted muse. John is best known for the ecstatic rush of “Total Departure,” his top-selling single with partner in crime Christian Smith, and for CSM, his long-running deep tech-house and minimal label. But Selway’s roots run deeper than most. He helped spark the late-‘90s electro scene at the helm of Serotonin Records; he worked with deep-house luminaries Deep Dish in their early days; he produced hard, acid-laced techno as Disintegrator and mind-bending trance tracks as Koenig Cylinders with Oliver Chesler (aka The Horrorist); and he produced remixes with living legend Carl Cox. In addition to the NDB John collaborates relentlessly with artists like his longtime friend Abe Duque, and his CSM label partner Dave Turov. Selway’s own productions and remixes are darkly glittering, gleefully syncopated dance tracks that effortlessly straddle the techno/house divide, sounding as good in headphones as they do at 115 dBs on the dancefloor.

Guest DJ:Ulysses
Elliot Taub, known for his recordings as “Ulysses”, got his start DJing with his unintentionally pioneering Electronic Dance Music radio show on his college radio station, WTUL, in New Orleans, in 1991. After returning to his hometown of New York City he made his mark putting together events that helped foment the festering Electro revival, with shows by artists like Adult, Miss Kitten & The Hacker, I-F and Arthur Baker.

While working at NY’s legendary Temple Records he began producing the music that fit his eclectic mindset, and has since created a body of work that is notable for the manner in which all styles of dance music get melded together to one uncompromising whole. Some early records include Techno on Detroit’s Teknotika label, Electro Disco party jams on Germany’s Lasergun Records, and deep house on Chicago’s seminal Guidance imprint. More recent work includes some off-kilter Minimal Techno-Pop of Cologne’s MBF, and chugging Disco grooves on Wurst, as well as a nu-disco inspired collaboration with Thugfucker’s Holmar Filipsson.

Kiss & Tell Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur is our beautiful disco encyclopedia and vinyl purist from Georgia. Ever since she emigrated to Brooklyn in 2007, Bethany has been ruling the dancefloor at Kiss & Tell parties with her Southern charm and excellent taste. Even the deepest crate digging record nerds are regularly awed by her rare records and can be seen trainspotting her selections. Each month she delights us with her mix of raunchy electro, glamorous dark disco, and soulful street funk. Bethany has recently been moonlighting at The Bunker party with some very memorable opening sets of space disco and house. Kiss & Tell will be presenting the closing night festivities at the Communikey Festival in Boulder, Colorado in April 2011, where Bethany will be playing alongside Kiss & Tell favorite Mike Huckaby.

Mixes by Bethany:
Her monthly podcast with Dang & Tal:

Kiss & Tell Hostess, Photographer: Seze Devres started Kiss & Tell as an extension of her raunchy knitting circle at Trash Bar on December 7, 2005. At first only a few people showed up to her new cocktail party. However with a lot of help, support, and encouragement from her friends the party has become its own little monster. When she is is not dreaming up crazy themes and guests for Kiss & Tell she is a full time artist and designer. Seze's images and designs have graced dozens of galleries, record covers, posters, flyers, magazines, and web sites. She also co-hosts and photographs the guests of The Bunker, a world renowned weekly techno party in Brooklyn.

Thank you to Beyond Booking for support and promotion.