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PLACEText: Eddie Pak

Someone mentioned to me that it seems as if people don’t dance as much as they used to in New York City. Maybe it’s because more nice places to go to and relax in a lounge-like atmosphere are appearing in New York. Every Thursday, DJ Jason Jordan and Fat Kat host a night called Kung Fu Lounge at Baktun.

Coined as a “multimedia lounge” located on West 14th Street right near the Cooler in New York’s meat-packing district, Baktun’s decor and atmosphere is perfect for nights like Kung Fu Lounge.

The bright colorful round recessed ceiling lights, exposed brick walls, lit up furniture, odd rubber-like floor benches, projections and visuals of Kung Fu movies remixed and chopped up, all to drum ‘n’ bass soundtracks provided by the DJ’s are good things to surround yourself with while you chill at one of Baktun’s tables or long sofa along the walls.

Nights at Kung Fu Lounge have had the Propellerheads guest DJ, Hooverphonic album release party, and expect more exciting guests in the near future. Baktun also showcases local artist work, I assume with a multimedia bent, and plan to work more the “multimedia” into the “lounge” as time comes.

Text: Eddie Pak

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