New Year’s Day: Boris Powers Stage 48 Afterparty

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New York City – Just when you think the New Year’s party is over… guess again, it’s not over. It’s time for the afterparty.

For those NYC late-nighters inclined to push New Year’s festivities well into the morning (or even the late afternoon), Stage 48 presents DAY ONE. Featuring Boris and Mark Knight on the decks, DAY ONE at Stage 48 (605 W. 48th Street at 11th Ave.) begins at 4 a.m. New Year’s morning and runs until 6 p.m. Yes…


DJ Times is hooking up two lucky readers with a pair of tickets each for the early morning affair to truly kick off 2016 with a bang. Enter for a chance to win via the PromoSimple widget at the bottom of this post by 12 PM EST on Thursday, December 31.

We caught up with longtime New York DJ Boris, who runs the techno-leaning Transmit Recordings, to find out what he has in store for partiers on New Year’s Day.

DJ Times: What can fans expect from your New Year’s set at Stage 48?
Boris: New Year’s Day is always one of my favorite events to play because you can play pretty much whatever you feel and experiement with different types genres by going darker, harder, deeper. You can go housey, all mixed in with some vocals, simply because you have so many hours to play. Usually, I’ll play anywhere from 10 to 12 hours.

DJ Times: How does the venue’s relatively large size impact your approach?
Boris
: I consider Stage 48 more of event space because we usually only do it two times a year—Halloween and New Year’s Day—in order to keep it special due to its big, but perfect size. Another thing about playing New Year’s Day is that it brings out a very mixed crowd—straight, gay, after-hours, people that are just in town for New Year’s Eve—so you’re playing for a very diverse crowd.

DJ Times: Musically, what are you feeling right now?
Boris: Music is always changing, so my musical tastes are always changing. I would say more of darker techno, as well as more of the groovier techno that’s mixed in with some percussion sounds. Seems to me a lot of the music now is going back to that. Music always turning full circle.

DJ Times: When you’re DJing, what are your essentials in the booth?
Boris
: I need my four Pioneer CDJs along with the Pioneer 900 mixer, some banging monitors, along with a bottle of Grey Goose, some RedBulls – and lets go!