Not only do the freaks come out at night, but also the festivities. I had the pleasure of seeing my good friend deejay the other night at the ALoft Lounge in Harlem the other night and I must say the evening was so New York.
Friends, supporters and peeps who just needed a great drink and some smooth music came out despite the cold to one of Harlem's newest spots to get their grown and sexy drink, chill and listen on. Harlem, once just as threatening as the word bedlam, has reinvented itself and while many scream cries of gentrification, I more hear a great collective shout out towards the melting pot that this city has always been known for.
So on this Friday evening, my tequila was poured, my limes were cut and the turntables were spinning while I got my groove on and not just to support a friend. When you work hard in the city and desire for the electricity that is New York City nightlife to flow from the Boogie down Bronx all the way to East New York Brooklyn, it's good to know that every neighborhood can offer you someplace to kick back and remember why the NYC isn't such a bad place after all.
The son of Haitian immigrants, DJ Toujoursfresh, who was born and raised in Brooklyn showcased his honed musical ear on the ones and twos in Harlem to a geographical Motley Cruë of a crowd in attempts to become the lounge's next resident DJ for a month. That's New York to me! A common thread unites the masses all in the name of good time be it uptown, downtown, in the Heights or across the East River.
So please check out the link below and vote for DJ Toujoursfresh by liking the video on ALoft Harlem's FaceBook Page.