LIFE: Highlights of 1992, Vashtie & Oscar’s 8 Year Running Legendary 90’s Party (2006 – 2014)

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Oscar & Vashtie, Soho NYC 2004

In the Summer of 2006, best friends Vashtie and Oscar did what they always did…discussed fun and creative ideas while traipsing about New York. Only, one day was entirely different, which ultimately became the day that 1992 was born. After having a long conversation about the New York Party Scene and how it just wasn’t fun, Vashtie and Oscar decided to start their own thing…enter, 1992. They were over all the parties they were attending; from Fashion Week  Shindigs to Downtown Jumpoffs, all of them played music we didn’t want to hear and none of them ever felt welcoming, despite the fact that we knew so many of the hosts of these events.

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Oscar & Vashtie, NYC 2009

1992 was born with the idea in mind, that we would have a place where everyone was welcome and we would play music from the era that we loved – the 90’s! Check the timeline of thangs that 1992 has done!

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Oscar & Vashtie, NYC 2008

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AUGUST 2006

The First 1992 Party Pops Off at Lotus New York City

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The very first 1992 flyer & video invite, made by me!1992_FIRSTPARTYEVER10-768x1024DJ King Solomon

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MARCH 2007

1992 in Miami at Winter Music Conference

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APRIL 2007

Vashtie’s Sweet 16

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PAPER MAGAZINE VIDEO – VASHTIE & OSCAR

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SUMMER 2007

1992 Illegal Block Party

Yes, you read that correctly. In order to put on a public event, you need a permit from the city and that needs to be requested months in advance. Thanks to our friend Neal Santos for giving us this idea. He lived on lived on Eldridge Street in the Lower East Side, and every Sunday the street was closed off for leather and fur vendors to pull their racks onto the street and make business. He had the idea to put his big speakers on the fire escape and we could put on a show…so…we did. We hired double dutch girls and asked friends to make and sell food. It was incredible!!!

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AUGUST 2007

1 Year Anniversary: Kid Cudi, Maxwell and more!

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Our friend Kreg Holt took portraits…

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OCTOBER 2007

1992 & Pain O’Chokolat in Paris & Amsterdam

Randomly, we got an email from this French crew called Pain O’ Chokolat, who later went on to do Pigalle & Le Pompon, etc and now are our dear friends. They were interested in booking us in Paris and Amsterdam and of course we were more than down. We took a fun trip to Paris and DJ’ed in Club Paris Paris and then in Amsterdam! Peep the FULL BLOG POST HERE.

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vashtie_paristrip_200706Dinner at Hotel Amour

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DECEMBER 2007

1992 in The New York Times written by Ben Detrick

This was the first time we got mentioned in serious big press and we were so gassed!!! I mean, it’s The New York Times people!!!

Peep the FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Photo by Lynette Astaire

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MARCH 2008

1992 x Around The Way Girls

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34xj5szFriends that we meet in Paris the year before!

2nlerrlDJ Million Dollar Man, Hollywood Holt and Me! This is where I met my dear Chicagoan friends…them and Josh Madden!

2rhpklfRadio Rose aka Rose Garcia & Sure Shot

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JULY 2008

1992 in Paper Magazine: Faces of Nightlife

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AUGUST 2008

1992 2 Year Anniversary: Kid Cudi & Neil Armstrong

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We had a Photo Booth which was amazing. BUT, you should all know that photo booths these days are digital and while a print copy is chugged out – a digital copy is saved to a disk that clients get to keep. I saw some crazy things on that CD ROM of people I knew kissing some other people I knew. Hahaha. Tisk tisk.dscn1182 dscn1170Raul acting “FER-O-SHE-AH”

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SEPTEMBER 2008

1992 X The Cool Kids 

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MARCH 2009

1992 x Opening Ceremony & Pegleg

DJ Kingdom, Shayne Oliver (Hood By Air) & Dances With White Girls

To launch their exciting collaboration with Opening Ceremony, our friends at Pegleg asked us to do a party. It involved DJ’s Dances With White Girls, Shayne of Hood By Air and DJ Kingdom and it was insane. The night also started with dinner at Lucky Strike and nothing can beat dinner from that place!dscn3965DJ Kingdom

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dscn3959Angelo Baque, Shayne Oliver & Jacky Tang.

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APRIL 2009

1992 x DJ’ing for TopShop’s New York Opening

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APRIL 2009

1992 x London’s Gullyver Party with Acyde

Grace Ladoja, Kesh, Daniel Merriweather and More!

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DSCN4375Baby Faces! Me and my dear Brit babe friend, Grace Ladoja!

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AUGUST 2010

1992 4 Year Anniversary x DJ Soul & Stretch Armstrong

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APRIL 2011

1992 x Questlove & DJ Soul

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AUGUST 2012

1992 x Opening Ceremony 10 Year Anniversary

For Opening Ceremony’s 10 Year Anniversary, they decided to honor New York City Nightlife with a rave at Webster Hall. Every room was occupied by all the hottest parties in NYC; The Smiths, The Misshapes, Ghetto Gothik and 1992! Woo hoo. It was the best party I’ve been to in the last 10 years!

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SEPTEMBER 2012

1992 6 Year Anniversary 

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1992_6YEAR_vashtie_9281217-768x1024Raul and Elle. My favorite photo of these two!

1992_6YEAR_vashtie_92812_1-1024x768Chester, Elle, Young Scozle and Mike Tyson.

1992_6YEAR_vashtie_9281201-768x1024Genevieve Jones, Kristen & Me.

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JUNE 2012

1992 x Green Label Sounds 

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MARCH 2013

1992 for Kenzo in Paris;

Solange, Robyn & More

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MARCH 2013

1992 Smoke DZA Album Release x Just Blaze

 

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