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Like the rest of the world, those in the dance music community are still picking up the pieces of their personal and professional lives. Even if they are not located in the immediate area of the WTC disaster (like the Knitting Factory is) many clubs are still feeling the crunch of post-traumatic stress disorder. At press time the Touch party at Shine is on hold because the club is in the off-limits zone. The good news: The boys were asked to join the GBH crew last Friday for a musical mishmash.
Still, there are more events and benefits being held with the club community, infamous for its competitive nature, binding together for a common cause. For those of you quick enough to snatch a paper or click online Tuesday (9/25) evening, there is a monumental benefit at Centro-Fly, featuring an equally monumental line up. Body & Soul’s Francois K., Liquid Sound Lounge’s Jeannie Hopper, house legends Little Louie Vega, Danny Tenaglia, Ron Trent, Junior Sanchez and Todd Terry, Centro-Fly and New York regulars Liquid Todd, Mark Ronson, Mathias Heilbronn, Melvin Moore, Peter Rauhofer, Nickodemus and Osiris, and the inimitable Moby will play from 9 p.m. until “we’ve raised $150,000,” say the Centro-Fly folks. Suggested donation is $40 dollars. Don’t try to schmooze the guest list, since you’ll be cheating the FDNY and the NYPD out of much-deserved cash. Tuesday, September 25 @ 9, Centro-Fly, 45 W 21st, 627-7770.
There are other clubs and nights holding benefits, including Baktun’s Wednesday weekly, Generation Time, a multimedia affair featuring Ian Rock, Jin Seow, and Hiro Matsunaga, which will donate all profits to the American Red Cross. Wednesday @ 9, Baktun, 418 W 14th, 206-1590. Openair will donate 25 cents for every drink sold to the following organizations-Widows and Children’s Fund C/O Uniformed Firefighter’s Association, and New York Police Officer Widows and Children’s Fund. Their tried-and-true electro/techno/IDM weekly, Static, featuring Satamile and guests like Clark Warner, continues on. Wednesday @ 10, Openair, 121 St. Marks, 979-1459.