How Dusk Till Done transformed Boston’s nightlife for the better

Dusk Till Done

Dusk Till Done was created in September of 2013 by a group of Boston area dance music enthusiasts in order to provide an alternative space for people to dance to underground house and techno music late into the night. Rise After-hours which was about to close and the lack of another late night venue led to a need for pop up events that focused on the music.

Boston has a 2am liquor curfew that prohibits long extended sets fromdjs where they can truly showcase their talent of programming music over the course of a long night. This is something that Boston has long had to endure and caused many people to frequent events in other cities such as New York, Montreal, and Miami where the culture of the cities themselves are more conducive to the arts and music. Dusk Till Done took influence from events attended in New York such as Blkmarket Membership and Resolute, as well as pop up events in Montreal and Washington DC.

The parties started off in very small spaces around the Boston area and started to grow into bigger locations as a following started to form. They took place in barber shops, lofts, factories, recording studios, warehouses, and even large apartment spaces were used. It was truly an underground experience – you had to receive the location the day of the event by rsvping via email.
These events became well known in the Boston and the New England area attracting music fans as it became a haven for a truly unique experience. Djs such as Adultnapper, Danny Howells, Dj Three, Mr. C, La Fleur, Dance Spirit, Pete Moss, Naveen G, Will Monotone, Justin Sloe (Droog), Mike Swells, Sarah Myers, Blueshift, and many other guests have played their events. The brand also has started throwing events in the larger clubs of Boston and New York including it’s final event of 2015 at Bijou with special guest Matt Tolfrey of Leftroom Records.
Dusk Till Done are partying at Good Room on December 10 with Watergate resident La Fleur. Tickets available here. residents are currently comprised of co-founder Patrick Barry, Johnny Vaz, sudo, Tom Bartlett, and Keith Mattar in the Boston area as well as Chris Luzz who is New York based. Recently Dusk Till Done added the legendary LA-based Mr. C as one of it’s quarterly residents. 2016 promises to be another step forward for Dusk Till Done with events already scheduled in Boston, Providence, and New York.
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