Video: Q-Tip – ‘Offline’ Party Trailer

 

Q-Tip has now successfully torn the house down twice at our monthly Offline party at Irving Plaza in NYC. The inaugural party brought out about 800 folks and this last time we packed it in with upwards of 1000 music loving peeps! As you can see from our little trailer above – it was quite the place to see and be seen. And Tip’s shiny throne of of a DJ booth smack dab in the center of the dance floor was quite the work of art.

Come out this month on August 17 and celebrate the real New York, real music, real people. Step away from your computer and keep your phone turned off as Q-Tip takes you on a musical journey through the world of funk, jazz, hip hop, and more!

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Photos: Offline with Q-Tip at Irving Plaza 7/20

 

Last Friday’s Offline topped its June debut! A crowd of almost a thousand music lovers partied well into the wee hours of morning with the likes of Steve Nash and Busta Rhymes. The center piece was Q Tip’s specially designed gold DJ booth positioned in the middle of the floor. The night ended with the man himself joining in for a final dance off. Here are some photos for those of you who missed it.

Come to the next Offline Party on August 17th! Tickets are limited so make sure you get yours here.

 

NYC: Q-TIP Returns To Irving Plaza For His New Party, Offline Friday, 7/20

Friday, step away from your computer and join us as the legendary Q-Tip brings his monthly party Offline.

We’re anticipating another fantastic night of dancing where Q-Tip will spin from his specially designed DJ Booth with plenty of funk, jazz, hip, salsa, latin, and more.

See you there!

Offline with Q-Tip
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Friday, July 20
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza

Doors: 10:30 PM – Door Price: $25

There will be a strict door policy. No single guys will be admitted unless there are ladies in your group. Dress To Impress. We love style and we know you do too, so please dress smart. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

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Friday, July 20th, Q-TIP Returns To Irving Plaza With Offline

Next month, Q-Tip returns to Irving Plaza for his new party, Offline, a journey through the worlds of funk, jazz, hip hop, salsa, Latin and more. Thanks to everyone who made the first installment such a fantastic event. An eclectic crowd of over a thousand club goers danced until the early morning, with such notables as J. Cole, Mark Ronson, Grandmaster Flash, and fellow A Tribe Called Quest members Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad getting in on the action.

Q-Tip buzzes, “the first Offline party was so dope. People came and danced all night. It was so good, but we are definitely going to top it!!”

Offline with Q-Tip Powered by Giant Step
Friday, July 20
Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza
Doors: 10:30 PM

There will be a strict door policy. No single guys will be admitted unless there are ladies in your group. Dress To Impress. We love style and we know you do too, so please dress smart. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.

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Interview: Q-Tip on His New ‘Offline’ Monthly Launching This Friday 6/15

 

As you must now know, the launch of our new monthly, Offline, at Irving Plaza with Q-Tip is now only a few days away. We recently caught up with Q-Tip to get the low down on this summer’s new go to party, amongst a few other juicy tidbits.

Giant Step: Congratulations on your new monthly party, Offline! How are you feeling about the launch?

Q-Tip: I feel good about it. Hopefully folks will come ready to dance, be open minded, and ready to enjoy different types of music. And you know, take it to a time where New York was bred for partying and not just kinda standing around – like a real dance party.

GS: What can partygoers expect to see and hear at Offline?

Q-Tip: They can hear any and everything, man. From a lot of dance and disco and boogie music, a lot of boogie music to lots of salsa, hip hop, dub. Old school hip hop, that is – a lot of that. A lot of funk. Afro Cuban, Afro Beat, rare groove. Electronic. Classic stuff! Also I had a DJ booth specially designed which is an art piece. The creator is a wonderful artist called Susan Linss. At each party she will add a new piece of art which is really exciting!

GS: Do you have a certain philosophy around the music you put play when you DJ?

Q-Tip: My philosophy depends on the type of party, but usually for my type of parties my philosophy is to keep people dancing and exchanging that energy coming out of themselves. You know, you work all week or you go through what you go through not to come and stand around and Twitpic or Instagram stuff and put it on Twitter. You come to be offline, to experience it, to dance, to feel the music. So my philosophy is to encourage that.

GS: When you think about great NY parties of the past what were some of your favorites?

Q-Tip: My favorite parties were like Mars, Studio 54, Red Zone, The Garage, Bassline, Love Light (not Limelight) – Love Light was dope, the original Nell’s, The World, Life, Save The Robot. So many places.

Read the rest of the interview after the jump