JUSTIN STRAUSS

  • Labels DFA Records
  • Based New York, USA
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Few DJs could adequately represent the last three decades of New York nightclub history – no less do so with such iconic credentials as Justin Strauss. Since he was 17, when his first band was signed to Island Records, Justin has had a career that reads like a Who’s-Who of the music scene, spinning at nearly every dance club that you’d ever want to go to. Starting as DJ at New York’s legendary Mudd Club, he spun his way through The Ritz, Limelight, Area, Tunnel, M.K., Life, Centro Fly and more, pioneering his own distinctive sound, and becoming one of the most sought-after remixers and producers not just in New York, but in the world. He has worked with the gamut of artists – Depeche Mode, Hot Chip, Sergio Mendez, Tina Turner, Jimmy Cliff, B-52s, Luther Vandross, 808 State, Malcolm McClaren, Skinny Puppy, Goldfrapp, LCD Soundsystem to name a few and on over 200 records!

Much of the new dance crowd that goes to hear Justin DJ today, doesn’t necessarily know his history; they simply love his spinning because he always keeps them dancing and surprised, seamlessly mixing between choice classics, delectable rarities and innovative beats. For Justin, no genre or style is off-limits – he can and will mix anything, so long as he can keep the crowd enthralled. His self-proclaimed mission is “connecting the dots” between what might otherwise seem disparate musical periods and styles, while introducing exciting new sounds. He does so with infectious passion, subverting preconceptions about what’s old and new, and inspiring young DJs with his masterful skill and ever-youthful spirit.

But Justin Strauss doesn’t stop there. As half of the production duos, Whatever/Whatever and A/JUS/TED, he continued to produce and mix records, working on remixes for the likes of Hot Chip, William Onyeabor,LCD Soundsystem, Blood Orange, Holy Ghost!, Franz Ferdinand, Beyonce. Working on new projects Extra Credit with Joe Goddard of Hot Chip & Marcus Marr, as as well as Moscoman and Lauer and Soulwax with a new release on Deewee with Max Pask, under the Each Other moniker. Touring the world Dj’ing at Panorama Bar in Berlin, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, Zunkunft in Zurich to name a few. In fact, he doesn’t stop at all.

22 Oct Music hall of Williamsburg, NYC
20 Oct Club Room, NYC
09 Oct Nightmoves, NYC
02 Oct Good Room, NYC
19 Sep Hot For You, NYC
18 Sep Elsewhere, NYC
17 Sep Flash, DC
04 Sep Black Flamingo, NYC
21 Aug Nightmoves, NYC
14 Aug Elsewhere, Brooklyn
31 Jul TBA, Brooklyn
03 Jul Our House, NYC
13 Jun Baila, New York
12 Jun Elsewhere Rooftop, NYC

2020

27 Mar La millagrossa, Brooklyn
21 Mar Good Room, New York
20 Mar Birdcage at Le Bain, New York
14 Mar The Lot Radio Anniversary at Elsewhere, Brooklyn
11 Mar Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn
01 Mar Le Bain, New York
29 Feb Soho Grand, New York
23 Feb Public Records, Brooklyn
21 Feb Good Room, New York
01 Feb Floyd, Miami
31 Jan Elsewhere, Brooklyn
29 Jan Good Room, New York
19 Jan Horse Meat Disco at ​Elsewhere, Brooklyn
18 Jan Good Room, New York

2019

31 Dec Good Room, New York
13 Dec HARDER at ​3 Dollar Bill, New York
01 Dec Birdcage at ​Le Bain, New York
27 Nov Black Flamingo, New York
22 Nov House of Yes, New York
17 Nov Public Records, New York
16 Nov Solarplexia at ​Brooklyn Bazaar, New York
15 Nov Good Room, New York
31 Oct Miranda, London
25 Oct Firehouse x Correspondant at ​Good Room, New York
18 Oct Le Bain, New York
02 Oct Panorama Bar, Berlin
26 Sep Good Room, New York
13 Sep Elsewhere, Brooklyn
07 Sep Good Room, New York
25 Aug Sunday Sunday at ​Tabaqueros 16, Mexico City
16 Aug Le Bain, New York
03 Aug The Sultan Room, New York
26 Jul Good Room, New York
18 Jul Ant Bangos 2019 at ​Kupolas, Lithuania
06 Jul XOYO, London
27 Jun Black Flamingo, New York
22 Jun Rsvparty, Montreal
21 Jun No One Cares, Brooklyn
07 Jun Big Love 2019, Rennes
01 Jun Good Room, New York
31 May Bossa Nova Civic Club, New York
25 May TV Lounge, Detroit
19 May Domply Ultimo Mergulho at ​Vila Alexandrino, Rio de Janeiro
17 May Caos, Sao Paulo
20 Apr Charlie, Munich
18 Apr Zukunft, Zurich
13 Apr Panorama Bar, Berlin
31 Mar Le Bain, New York
29 Mar The Paper Box, New York
02 Mar TBA, Montreal
01 Mar Good Room, New York
28 Feb Elsewhere, New York
16 Feb Black Flamingo, New York
09 Feb The Lot Radio 3 Year Anniversary, New York
01 Feb Good Room, New York
20 Jan Elsewhere, Brooklyn
12 Jan Tell Me Truly at ​Baby’s All Right, New York
09 Jan Good Room, Brooklyn