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Best Place to Get Schooled
Wednesdays at Aubette
119 East 27th Street
212-686-5500


Every Wednesday night from eight until closing time at this cozy Park Avenue South watering hole, Brooklyn-based D.J. Jemal C provides one of the more illuminating selections of grooves heard anywhere in the city. Rare soul records sampled by Eminem and Dr. Dre are what catches your ear first, followed by music from next-generation R&B icons like Jill Scott and Musiq Soulchild, Body & SoulĖstyled deep house, and chilled-out drum íní bass records. ďItís a real esoteric, moody kind of night,Ē Jemal says. ďIím a firm believer in atmosphere.Ē Itís an attitude thatís rare among lounge and bar D.J.ís, most of whom aim to force their sensibility upon defenseless drinkers. ďIím not gonna be banginí trance records in here,Ē he says with a laugh. For that, Jemal C gets our eternal gratitude.
 
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