Since 2001, Oscar G has been Space's resident DJ and the main reason patrons still flock to the all-night 11th Street mainstay. Not to mention the fact that he's done remixes for artists such as Madonna and Pet Shop Boys and as one-half of Murk (the other half being Ralph Falcon) has racked up numerous industry awards. So what is such a high-profile DJ doing at Hoy Como Ayer's Wednesday-night party, Tropicasa?
"We wanted to take it back to our roots, away from downtown and the Beach," explains Jackie Richie, the self-proclaimed Queen of Space and one of the night's hosts. The other, David Orth, says he and Oscar have been playing around with the idea of doing a mid-week party for a long time. "I had been going to Hoy Como Ayer for years now to see the Spam Allstars and I thought it would be a great place for Oscar G to do a party." And with the promise of no guest lists, no VIPs and no dress code, the night is more of a low-key affair that's heavy on the house beats. A $7 cover charge and $5 beers also make this a cheap night out.