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Brooklyn We Go Hard

Brooklyn We Go Hard

At Baby DJ School, Tots Drop Bombs (And Not Just in Their Diapers)

"That's that shit" (Photo: NatalieElizabethWeiss.com)

“My name is Oliver and I’m here to say/I like organic onesies and gluten-free cake,” is just one of the rhyming couplets we imagine Brooklyn babies are incorporating into their sick beats at a new DJ school for babies. Because, yes, Baby DJ School exists nowadays.

It’s an eight-week program for individuals ages three and below. Natalie Elizabeth Weiss, a DJ who’s worked with LCD Soundsystem, Fischerspooner, and other big kids with turntables, will orchestrate the whole thing. Read More

Brooklyn We Go Hard

Northside Festival Returns with the NExT Conference, Featuring a Line Up of Big Name Techies

Brooklyn. (Photo: Northside Festival)

Brooklyn’s own SXSW will be swiftly upon us, and with it comes an impressive lineup of speakers for the NExT conference, a tech-focused forum slated to run during the Northside Festival. Heavy hitters from the industry include various high-ranking executives from Kickstarter, Thrillist, Uber and Turntable.fm (just to name a few). The talks run from June 13 and 14, the beginning part of Northside’s eight-day event.

At more than a dozen panels, discussions will feature Warby Parker cofounder Neil Blumenthal, Ben Lerer from Lerer Ventures, OMGPop founder Charles Foreman, and OKCupid cofounder Christian Rudder. There’s also a panel between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and David Yassky, the commissioner and chairman of the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. Read More

Brooklyn We Go Hard

Catch Jay-Z’s Final Barclays Center Show on YouTube, Because of the Future

H to the Izzo. (Photo: Screencap)

Good news! Even if you refuse to darken the door of the controversial near-future fever dream that is the Barclays Center, you can still catch the final of Jay-Z’s inaugural concerts at the venue.

The Daily News reports that the show will be live-streamed on Mr. Carter’s new “Life and Times” YouTube channel. The concert will serve as the launch of the channel and, according to the Daily News, “promises a lineup of ‘in depth lifestyle pieces’ based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.” Hopefully at some point one of those programs will address whether the man ever sleeps, or if he’s too busy fostering synergy among his many projects.  Read More