With 2,636,735 reported residents in 2015, Brooklyn has more inhabitants than some major countries around the world. As New York City’s most populous borough, it’s a melting pot like no other: art, music, food, sprawling gentrification, bodega cats, VICE’s headquarters—it’s all here. The borough is also home to the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, a two-weekend long festival that celebrates electronic music and takes place in many of the area’s best nightclubs and tucked away dancefloors. ICYMI, Saturday, THUMP will be presenting a full day of exciting panels at Kinfolk 90 in Williamsburg, before we hightail it to Analog BKNY to watch The Black Madonna and Mike Servito play one of their spellbinding b2b sets. On Friday, BEMF and RVNG will present Transference featuring the Breadwoman collective at Knockdown Center in Queens, while the next night will also include a collaboration with Unter featuring techno icon Robert Hood.
While Brooklyn’s profile as an hotbed of dance music clearly has never been greater, the borough still contains countless sounds, spots, and shawarma sellers that fly under the radar. With many of the area’s best native artists coming together to show their stuff this weekend for BEMF, we caught up with a few of those involved to hear about their Best Kept Brooklyn Secrets. You’re welcome.
THUMP: Who’s the best door person at parties?
Honey Dijon: Connie Fleming.
Best night to go out that isn’t on the weekend?
Best Brooklyn DJ booth to play in?