On Wednesday, Dec. 11, New Jack Swing ATX will be taking over Empire Control Room & Garage (Empire) as part of The Thing Presents weekly party series. A crew of locally based DJs will have you dancing in your Cosby sweaters to music that pays homage to the influential late ’80s and early ’90s genre of New Jack Swing and R&B/hip-hop music.
For those of you old enough to have grown up with some New Jack flava, you already know the deal. It’s groups like Jodeci, Keith Sweat, Guy and anything else produced and/or performed by Teddy Riley. New Jack Swing at Empire will be like my junior high dance all over again without the awkward slow dances. Just kidding about that last part…I was “The Mack” back then.
New Jack Swing ATX is a collaboration of three DJ friends (Kid Slyce, Mike Swing, Protégé) who host & DJ parties. Follow the crew on Facebook here.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 10 p.m. 21+ are welcome. Admission is free with RSVP here. Entry not guaranteed.