Archive for March, 2009

Rice and Peas, WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE, DC and Philly!!!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Man oh man, it’s finally here!!! WMC, that is! Here come bunnies Cottontail, hopping down the WMC trail!! Or the boardwalk. Or the hallway. Or wherever. We will be KILLING it in the sunshine with all the bunnies from MIAMI and around the world! But before we all wing it down to the redneck riviera, it’s your favorite Monday night at Sway, Rice and Peas! It’s Kenny Meez and Orijahnal Vibes‘ birthday bash so get ready to bang it out. Then, let the WMC bonanza begin! Roxy DJs at Jahream’s birthday thrown by Children of Da Curb along with NYC faves Jasmine Solano, Iron Lyon, DJ Wonder and Radio Rose. And on Sunday Baby Rox and the Cottontails will be throwing our farewell pool party with Jubilee, Million Dollar Mano, DJ Elle, Danny Daze, Jason Smith and of course, Ms. Cottontail herself. Then back in NY it’s Electric Punany followed by Rox in DC at the Black Cat. And look out, city of Rocky, brotherly love and cream cheese!! A certain bunny is headed your way on April 12th!!! Check it out and pick up a SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU t-shirt and mixtape!! Happy early Easter, rabbitos!!


-The Cottontails

- Monday March 23rd -

G Train, Roxy Cottontail and Backayard Magazine Present…



Music by…


Hosted by Jasmine Solano, Augie & Roxy Cottontail

Photos by Tone

305 Spring St. btwn Hudson and Greenwich

Doors at 10PM



- Thursday March 26 -

Children of Da Curb Presents…


The NYC takeover of WMC 2009
Building Young Minds Fundraiser
& Birthday Celebration for Jahream

Music by NYC’s Own:

Roxy Cottontail
DJ Wonder
Radio Rose
Jasmine Solano
& DJ Iron Lyon

Nash Hotel
1120 Collins Ave

Suggested Fundraiser Donation at Door
6PM to 12AM

Live art & Performances – Poolside Photo Shoot – Special Guests – Giveaways




-Sunday March 29th-

Baby Rox + The Cottontails present:

A WMC Closing Party

Million Dollar Mano (Chicago)
Roxy Cottontail (NYC)
DJ Elle (NYC)
Jubilee (NYC)
Danny Daze (Miami)
& Jason Smith (NYC)

Hosted by:
Baby Rox
La Paloma
& Vivington

Plunge Pool @ Gansevoort South
2377 Collins Ave
12PM to 8PM


- Friday April 10th -

Just in time for Easter…

With special guest DJ…

Some Bunny Loves You” Ts and CD giveaways
Field House

1150 Filbert St.

Philadelphia, PA



Roxy in search of the newest Cottontail!!!

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Are you an eager bunny just dying to get into the world of marketing/promoting and nightlife? Check out this ad for the newest member of the Cottontail Dynasty and send us a picture and a resume to We hope to hear from you soon!!


-The Cottontails

Ms. Roxy Cottontail needs an intern!! Who is Roxy and what does she do, you might ask?
Roxy Summers has been active in New York City’s downtown nightlife scene for over 4 years. She has branded herself as Oxy Cottontail, a leading creative mind in New York’s downtown circle. She has also garnered global recognition for her parties, special events and DJing. She is in influential tastemaker of current popular culture.

What does she need help with?
Roxy hosts and promotes 2 weekly parties in the East Village and West of Soho and will most likely be starting more soon! She seeks assistance with the management of parties and promotional materials.

What kind of qualifications do I need to work for Roxy?
1. You must be passionate about whatever you do. Have a sense of humor. You must be able to work hard and keep up with Roxy’s ever so busy schedule. People skills are a must. “Sociable” is the middle name of this business.
2. You must be computer literate and knowledgeable + skilled in the following areas: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) and comfortable updating a website and blog. *Your own laptop is a big plus.
3. Promotion duties will include updating Roxy’s sponsors with photographs of all OXY events, delivering flyers to downtown boutiques, media offices & restaurants, scanning press, updating social networking sites and blog and random Cottontail related errands.
What can I get out of this opportunity?
You will expand your knowledge of Marketing and PR techniques, event planning and coordination, extensive contact lists and nightlife VIP treatment.

How can I apply for this position?!
Simply send your resume, one letter of recommendation from a previous employer and one photo of yourself in the BODY of the email to If you are picked, you will be notified via phone call, so keep those cellular phones on!!! -check out Roxy’s site for a better idea of what the Cottontail Dynasty is all about at Do not email her in regards to this job at her personal address. If you do, you will be automatically rejected!

ROXY in Philly!!

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Look out, city of Rocky, brotherly love and cream cheese!! A certain bunny is headed your way on April 12th!!! Check it out and pick up a SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU t-shirt and mixtape!! Happy early Easter!!


-The Cottontails

- Friday April 10th -
Just in time for Easter

With special guest DJ…

Some Bunny Loves You” Ts and CD giveaways

Field House
1150 Filbert St.
Philadelphia, PA




Thursday, March 12th, 2009

That’s right, This week I’ll be unveiling a brand new event: 718.187: MURDER ON THE DANCEFLOOR, a Brooklyn based party dedicated to the art of KILLING SH*T. The first one will take place at Savalas, and future editions will occur at other locations that for the moment shall remain undisclosed. I can’t think of anyone better to set it off with than NYC Club Phenom / International Jet-Setter ROXY COTTONTAIL and the insanely talented DJ / Producer ELI ESCOBAR – two people that kill everything they do. This line-up is at least a decade in the making, and on Friday we will bring things FULL CIRCLE. Also joining us are ALDER & LA PALOMA, your hosts for the evening, who may or may not show up in Police Officer stripper uniforms. I say do it!


NAS ONCE SAID: “There’s some ghetto secrets I can’t rhyme in this song / There’s some missing pieces I had to leave out…”

Years ago, back when I was a young graphic design student at Pratt Institute, I received word that there was a B-Boy Showdown already in progress at the Pantas Dormitory Lounge. However, when I arrived, what I witnessed was not a battle but instead a unique cultural exchange. Some pretty blonde rockabilly freshman chick (dressed head to toe in a punk / ska-influenced ensemble, complete with pompadour, plaid pants and all) was teaching a group of Breakers how to swing dance, and in return was being taught basic footwork and how to Uprock. This blonde would soon be known to the world as ROXY. Young Rox was a curious and adventurous personality, profoundly intrigued by her strange new Brooklyn Hip-Hop surroundings. Below is a rare photo of one of my rap performances at NYU Loeb Student Center (R.I.P.) - If you look to the left, you will see a familiar face!


Other noteworthy attendees were MASTRO, DJ COMPLEX, BENNY D, BRIAN WOOD, PETER OASIS & a then unknown MARSHALL MATHERS (who approached me after the show to tell me I WAS DOPE - No Bullsh*t!) Months later he would destroy any chance I ever had of becoming the first lyrically renowned White MC, when a certain DR. DRE signed him. But I digress…

Roxy’s first roommate was a sketchy Italian Mafia Princess, but was soon replaced by a striking young party promoter named JUSTINE D. I have fond memories of hanging out at their house, and them schooling me on groups like ESG, VICE SQUAD and THE PLASMATICS. Within months, Roxy was a sub-promoter for MOTHERF*CKER, SPA and AKTION at Lit, partying citywide, interning at VICE, paying dues and taking notes. Then she disappeared for a brief period, relocating to Philadelphia. I don’t know what she was doing out there, but she must have been making some serious power moves, because when she returned she brought half of Philly with her, and proceeded to launch her own movement. The rest is history… Now, the word “tastemaker” gets thrown around a lot, but that’s precisely what Ms. Cottontail is. In one capacity or another, she is responsible for jumpstarting the careers of DIPLO & HOLLERTRONIX, SPANK ROCK, AMANDA BLANK, PLASTIC LITTLE and countless others. She was also one of the first people to champion M.I.A., KUDU, SANTI, A-TRAK, NICK CATCHDUBS (also a key tastemaker and former flyer design wizard), and the first time I saw THE RUB was at one of her events. To a certain degree (and I expect I’ll probably receive a lot of hate-mail for this comment), I would also credit her for helping to popularize Baltimore Club music outside of the B-more and Philly regions (Turntable Lab gets props for this as well.) In addition to all of this, Rox has also been throwing one of the longest running NYC weekly parties (Sway Mondays), and lately the Cottontail Empire has expanded past the realm of music and into the fashion world. Many people make the mistake of trying to size Roxy up and figure her out. Save yourself the headache and just know this: She stays ONE step ahead of the trends and TWO steps ahead of the haters. She has an uncanny instinct for predicting the next big thing, and has been at the helm of every major nightlife development in the past 6 years, so yeah - I’m kind of looking forward to her set this Friday. Witness the power of BLONDE AMBITION…


ELI ESCOBAR is your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ. Don’t believe me? Go ask your fave right now. The entire convo will take less than10 seconds and should go something like this: YOU: Hey, so who’s your favorite DJ? FAVORITE DJ: Without question, my favorite DJ would have to be ARMIN VAN BUR- - SMACK!!! (the sound of an open palm across the face) YOU: Wrong answer MOTHERF*CKER, I think you mean ELI ESCOBAR… FAVORITE DJ: You’re totally right, my apologies, what I meant was ELI ESCOBAR… See? Pretty straight forward… Seriously though, anyone who doesn’t f*ck with Eli Esco can go STRAIGHT TO HELL. The dude is a genius. He’s everything a DJ can and should aspire to be. Very few people I’ve encountered in my age bracket have such an immaculate ear, such a pure and genuine appreciation for music, such a gracious, thoughtful, humble nature, and such massive cultural knowledge. Eli’s production & DJ sets perfectly reflect his musical upbringing - a sound firmly rooted in past classics yet simultaneously forward thinking - with an unmistakable NEW YORK SWAG. When people deliberate over who will go down in the history books 20 years from now as the LEVAN, KRIVIT, SIANO or MANCUSO of our generation, a lot of bearded disco types come up, but my money’s on EL. Please allow me to explain… I first met Eli (pronounced EH-LEE, not EE-LIE) when I submitted my demo tape to his homie VAZ back when they both worked at BOBBITO’S FOOTWORK (R.I.P) on East 9th St. One of them convinced Bob to put my single out, and a few weeks later, “CERTIFIED SUPERIOR” b/w “90 DEGREES A PIECE” was released on FONDLE’EM RECORDS (Also R.I.P.) Roxy has a signed and sealed copy collecting dust somewhere in her closet… Anyway, I remember young Eli being a quiet and mild-mannered aspiring DJ, obsessed with collecting rare vinyl, deeply fascinated with any and all music genres, and of course being an avid sneaker collector. He soon became Bobbito’s right hand man, running the store, guest DJing on the legenday STRETCH ARMSTRONG & BOBBITO Radio show on WCKR 89.9, spinning weekly at APT (in it’s legendary heyday) and the delicious Italian eatery Il Bagatto, starting his own radio show “NIGHT TRAIN” (also on WKCR), working at FAT BEATS, and producing records for various underground Hip-Hop artists like Ill Bill of NON PHIXION. I lost track of Eli at the end of the late 90’s. Like so many of my peers at this time I was becoming increasingly frustrated/ disillusioned with the commercial direction that rap music was going in, and the underground scene was getting cornier and more elitist by the day. I needed another creative outlet. I felt an urge to revisit the synthpop sounds of my childhood, and this in turn opened me to other categories that I missed out on / was too young to appreciate in my youth. I thought about spinning records, but knew that I didn’t want to be the typical Hip-Hop / Reggae / R&B type of DJ – there was already far too much competition in this field. I wanted to showcase more neglected types of dance music, music from a bygone era. There was a collective unconsciousness circa 2001: people seemed to have had a newfound interest in Post Punk, Goth, New Wave, Freestyle, Electro, Disco, Miami Bass, Italo, House and Techno. There were all these 80’s influenced bands getting signed, labels like DFA popping up, and strange glitchy electronic sounds coming out of Europe. Something different was in the air - I could feel it… I’m guessing that Eli must have felt it too, because I started to hear his name again about 3 or 4 years ago within the “Hipster Scene” (whatever that means). Tracks of his began circulating on the web, most notably his electro take on Cassie’s “Me & U” which got major spins at indie dance parties nationwide. More recently he did killer remix work for M.I.A. and Nacho Lovers, released a 12” Edits vinyl on Money Lotion (which contains a brilliant house interpretation of Eric B & Rakim’s “Know The Ledge”), and put out several tracks as a member of FULLY FITTED. These days, Eli spins all over the world, maintains one of the most respected music blogs, is a frequent guest on East Village Radio, and can be heard regularly at BANG!, an amazing weekly Wednesday party at 105 Rivington that he throws with the equally awesome COSMO BAKER. If you enjoy the sounds of Soulful Disco, Chicago House, 80’s Dance Magic and the like, then that would be your type of party. In conclusion, you Mofos are in for a real treat this Friday. Y’all are now rocking with the best: someone who was raised by the best, studied under the best, and continues to surround himself with the best. When Eli graces the decks, you DON’T make requests, you DON’T tell him that it’s totally your girlfriend’s birthday - you just get on the dancefloor, enjoy the journey, and feel privileged to be in the PRESENCE OF GREATNESS. Over and out…




Hosted by:


285 Bedford Avenue
(btwn S.1st + Grand Sts.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
11PM - 4AM / NO COVER / 21+


Dance Class, Savalas, Boston, Mapei and WMC!!!

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Tonight it’s a Dance Class blowout at the Studio! If you don’t wear spandex or sequins or rhinestones or lucite you better have a good excuse cause not only are we celebrating Katie DiCicco’s birthday but the lovely Ms. Cottontail will be spinning with the boys, Blu Jemz, Prince Terrence and Dances With White Girls. Then, Friday the 13th there’s MURDER on the Dance Floor!!! ROXY, ROK 1 and ELI ESCOBAR have one hell of a party for you all at SAVALAS in BK. It’s gonna be killer, no pun intended!! Saturday, Roxy is off to Boston to slay it in the North. And Monday is the Sway event to end all Sway events. MAPEI will be here all the way from Sweden to perform for all you rabbitos!! Kingdom and Telfar will be there to help tear it up musically, so look the hell out, cause it’s gonna be WILD. Bring $5 and 2 ladies per gent to speed up entry. Plus…. Here come bunnies Cottontail, hopping down the WMC trail… Winter Music Conference is only two weeks away, kidlets!!! Can you stand it? Here at the House of Cottontail, we are excited out of our minds, anticipating a week of fun, sun, music, parties and badassness. But most of all we are excited for HEY GIRL HEY, our closing party featuring the musical stylings of JUBILEE, DJ ELLE, MILLION DOLLAR MANO, DANNY DAZE, JASON SMITH and the OG Cottontail herself, ROXY. Hosting it all by the pool at the Gansevoort, BABY ROX, LA PALOMA and VIVINGTON will be holding it down with style. This is gonna be one for the history books, bunnies. So make sure your cottontails are securely fastened and get ready to have a blast and a half. Miami here we come!!!


The Cottontails


-Thursday March 12th-

DANCE CLASS - The party that makes you SWEAT!!!

Katie DiCicco’s birthday celebration

Hosted By…

Baby Rox

With Music Selectors…

Roxy Cottontail
Blu Jemz

Prince Terrence

Dances With White Girls

Exclusive Disco Makeup by Aire 10PM-1AM

2 FOR 1 DRINKS 10PM-11:30PM AND 3-3:30AM!!
$10 for Guys

Ladies FREE All Night

Ages +19 Welcome
The Studio

125 E. 11th St.

(Btwn 3rd + 4th Ave)

Basement of Webster Hall



-Friday, March 13th-

A Brooklyn Party Dedicated to the Art of Killing Sh*t…

Music by:
Rok One
Roxy Cottontail
Eli Escobar

Hosted by:
The Beat Sluts (Alder & La Paloma)

285 Bedford Avenue
(btwn S.1st + Grand Sts.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

11PM - 4AM



– Saturday March 14th –

Future Classic + R.O.B. Present

Live From NYC
Oxy Cottontail

Justincredible + Zach Broman
Rogue Waves

In the VIP Lounge
DJ Texas Mike + DJ Eight2

Vinalia Lounge
101 Arch St
Boston, MA 02110

doors at 10 PM
ages 21+

tickets available at



-Monday March 16th-

Roxy Cottontail Presents..


MAPEI (Live from Sweden!!!)


Hosted by Kesh & Roxy Cottontail


Door by… Baby Rox

Photos by… Tone

305 Spring St
Btwn Greenwich + Hudson
$5 @ DOOR


-Sunday March 29th-

Baby Rox + The Cottontails present:

A WMC Closing Party

Million Dollar Mano (Chicago)
Roxy Cottontail (NYC)
DJ Elle (NYC)
Jubilee (NYC)
Danny Daze (Miami)
& Jason Smith (NYC)

Hosted by:
Baby Rox
La Paloma
& Vivington

Plunge Pool @ Gansevoort South
2377 Collins Ave
12PM to 8PM

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