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Booth Rat: Le Baron’s 1st Birthday

Last night was the big 1 year anniversary bash for the underground hot spot, Le Baron, owned by Andre Saraiva. The evening began with a chic tiny Chef Sez VIP dinner produced by Oscuro. Can we just say, awesome guava champagne? After consuming the delectable 3-course dim sum sampler by Nom Wah, the rituals began. An enormous Lion head with a feathered body began to dance in sync to a contagious drumming session while blessing friends & family as the Chinese Year of the Dragon commences. Guests Russell Simmons, Theophilus London, Lily Donaldson, Chloe Norgaard, Mario Sorrenti, Nate Lowman, and Camille Rowe took the party to another level thereafter. Happy Birthday Le Baron! 

As part of The Inside Source’s DJ Booth Rats series, we found this event to be the most eclectic of playlists. Here’s 10 selections spun by DJ May Kwok during the dinner:

• “Point of No Return” - Expose

• ”Come on Eileen” - Dexy’s Midnight Runner

• ”Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough” - Michael Jackson 

• “Waiting Room” - Fugazi

• ”Be My Baby” - Ronnie Spectre

• ”Baby Love” - Supremes

• ”Tricky” - Run DMC

• ”Killing Moon” - Echo & The Bunnymen

• ”Hungry Like the Wolf” - Duran Duran

• ”ABC” - Jackson Five

(Photo: 1. Pre-Dinner/Dragon by Jauretsi 2. Andre Saraiva and friend by Jauretsi. 3. DJ May Kwok by Angela Pham/BFAnyc.com)

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Boothrat: Eric Duncan
In our never ending search through cool DJ booths, we met up with Eric Duncan in Miami last week. He’s a respected New York figure since before spinning went digital. Representing as one half of the classic DJ/Production duo called Rub’n’Tug, he’s now exploring his solo artistry under the moniker “Dr Dunks”. In his many incarnations and partnerships, Eric has remixed tons of songs for bands such as The Beastie Boys, Cold Play, Grace Jones, Zero 7, and LCD Soundsystem (this is only a partial list by the way). Recently, The Inside Source caught up with Dr. Dunks to peek into his crates. One of them is a remix for Bryan Ferry. “It’s an official remix work in progress” says the well connected mix master, “I’m not sure what label it’s gonna be on. The artist contacted me directly.” Here’s a cheat sheet of the master at work:
1. The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr. Dunks - “Circles” - Golf Channel Records
2. Harari - “Party” (Dr Dunks Extension) - A&M Records
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3. Roni Griffith - “Mondo Man” (Dr Dunks Version) - Vanguard Disco
4. Bryan Ferry - “Don’t Stop the Dance” (Dr Dunks Mix)
5. TV Baby - “New York is All Right, If you Like Saxophones” (Dunks Downtown Mix) - Rong Music (not yet released)
To follow Eric Duncan, visit his Facebook page Eric Dr Dunks Duncan DJ 
(Photo & Text by Jauretsi)

Boothrat: Eric Duncan

In our never ending search through cool DJ booths, we met up with Eric Duncan in Miami last week. He’s a respected New York figure since before spinning went digital. Representing as one half of the classic DJ/Production duo called Rub’n’Tug, he’s now exploring his solo artistry under the moniker “Dr Dunks”. In his many incarnations and partnerships, Eric has remixed tons of songs for bands such as The Beastie Boys, Cold Play, Grace Jones, Zero 7, and LCD Soundsystem (this is only a partial list by the way). Recently, The Inside Source caught up with Dr. Dunks to peek into his crates. One of them is a remix for Bryan Ferry. “It’s an official remix work in progress” says the well connected mix master, “I’m not sure what label it’s gonna be on. The artist contacted me directly.” Here’s a cheat sheet of the master at work:

1. The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr. Dunks - “Circles” - Golf Channel Records

2. Harari - “Party” (Dr Dunks Extension) - A&M Records

[MORE]

3. Roni Griffith - “Mondo Man” (Dr Dunks Version) - Vanguard Disco

4. Bryan Ferry - “Don’t Stop the Dance” (Dr Dunks Mix)

5. TV Baby - “New York is All Right, If you Like Saxophones” (Dunks Downtown Mix) - Rong Music (not yet released)

To follow Eric Duncan, visit his Facebook page Eric Dr Dunks Duncan DJ 

(Photo & Text by Jauretsi)

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Booth Rat: Mara Hoffman, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)
"I realized everyone isn’t necessarily looking to wear Alex Wang", says Mara Hoffman to Style.com, “so I decided to stay true to myself and bring my energy, pure and clean.” We loved all of it, including the island leaf on every ladies hair. Here are the tunes Mara played alongside her explosively colorful collection…
• “Far Nearer” - Jamie XX
• “Manhattan” - Cat Power
• “Without You” - Rainbow Arabia
• “Waves of Mutilation” - Pixies
• “Jump in the Line” - Harry Belafonte
(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com)

Booth Rat: Mara Hoffman, Fashion Week (Spring 2013)

"I realized everyone isn’t necessarily looking to wear Alex Wang", says Mara Hoffman to Style.com, “so I decided to stay true to myself and bring my energy, pure and clean.” We loved all of it, including the island leaf on every ladies hair. Here are the tunes Mara played alongside her explosively colorful collection…

• “Far Nearer” - Jamie XX

• “Manhattan” - Cat Power

• “Without You” - Rainbow Arabia

• “Waves of Mutilation” - Pixies

• “Jump in the Line” - Harry Belafonte

(Photo: Courtesy of Style.com)