||Hip-hop parties have become an endangered species in Manhattan. But now promoter Derek Corley has stepped into the breach with Candy Store (the Mint, 225 East Houston Street; 212-475-3200).
||Once a staple at Limelight, Drama! recently moved to Centro-Fly (45 West 21st Street; 212-627-7770) and has been renamed Drama! At Large. Don't panic: The Chelsea boys still own the dance floor.
||Art students, fashionistas, and "Pop Muzik" enthusiasts dance to electrowave at Art Fag on the lit-up, multicolored dance floor of Passerby (436 West 15th Street; 212-206-7321). Be sure to wear your Members Only jacket.
||Tronic Treatment, a party beloved by discerning techno fans for hosting D.J.'s like Claude Young, Derrick May, and Richie Hawtin, has moved from Guernica to Baktun (418 West 14th Street; 212-206-1590).
||At White Label (Soho Grand Bar and Lounge, 310 West Broadway; 212-965-3588), D.J.'s Ben Butler and Kenosha spin downtempo grooves, but the real stars are weekly special guests like Miss Kittin and Layo and Bushwacka!
||Chemistry at APT (419 West 13th Street; 212-414-4245): D.J. Smash, who made a name for himself by remixing the Blue Note catalogue on his mixed CD Phonography, spins an eclectic mix of house, funk, soul, and rare groove.
||Spa (76 East 13th Street; 212-677-5772) has two parties tonight: D.J. Paul Sevigny's incomprehensible mixes of rock 'n' roll, pop, and funk (Soul Music First) and D.J. Spencer Product's fresh new electro (Shattered).
||D.J. Rich Medina spins Afro-funk from the likes of Fela Kuti at Little Ricky's Rib Shack, the Fader magazine-sponsored weekly at meatpacking-district lounge APT (419 West 13th Street; 212-414-4245).
||Progressive-house and soulful-house icons -- from Seb Fontaine to Frankie Knuckles -- man the turntables at Subliminal Sessions (Centro-Fly, 45 West 21st Street; 212-627-7770).
||Every last Thursday of the month, Ron Trent spins deep-house at Giant Step Records Sessions (Shine, 285 West Broadway; 212-941-0900), a label that's been having a great run thanks to Jody Watley and Carl Hancock Rux.
||Defying the trend, deep-house weekly Bang the Party recently returned to Manhattan from Fort Greene. As of March 15, its frenzied following can be found at the subterranean nightspot Opaline (85 Avenue A; 212-995-8684).
||The Con-fu-sion Crew (who formerly promoted several good nights) recently took over Baktun (418 West 14th Street; 212-206-1590) for the British-house-accented shoodBgood.
||Tedd Patterson, veteran of the Magic Sessions at Miami's Winter Music Conference, is among the D.J.'s spinning at brand-new Flatiron nightspot Discothèque (17 West 19th Street; 212-352-9999).
||Promoters Marcus and Dominique draw everyone from house icon Junior Sanchez to techno evil genius D.J. Hell at Centro-Saturday (Centro-Fly, 45 West 21st Street; 212-627-7770).