‘Tis the season for holiday parties—which means getting stupid drunk with your boss. You can party with other people’s superiors at S.O.B.’s Contagious Musiq Holiday Party (which, curiously, follows our own private Voice party) with the help of Contagious’s mix of hip-hop and drum’n’bass DJs—including turntablists Roc Raida, Klever, and the DMC world champ Craze. Heavyweight Bailey (of Metalheadz fame) and local diva Empress serve up hardcore d’n’b with the assistance of MC Skibadee, as well as a few other turntable tricksters. Wednesday @ 11, SOB’s, 200 Varick, 243-4940.

Drum’n’bass heads have a special December treat at Add It Up with a three-hour set from Mathematics—the only American d’n’b producers to get major respect in the U.K. drum’n’bass machine. In addition to spinning their groovy, soulful tunes, they will be performing their single “Drowning” live, with singer Alison Crockett crooning over the beats. Sunday @ 9, Filter 14, 432 W 14th, 366-5680.

Drag king extraordinaire Murray Hill is always handy when it comes to a good time, and during the holidays he gets especially naughty (never mind Santa’s “naughty or nice” rules expected of all good boys and girls). With help from the bodacious babe *BOB*, the Wau-Wau Sisters, Dirty Martini, Lady Finger, the Dazzle Dancers, the Murrayettes, and pianist Lance Cruce take you to a replica of Murray’s Brooklyn home. Saturday @ 9, Cutting Room, 19 W 24th, 539-3197.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 10, 2002

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