Ultra-happening New York deejay Jonathan Toubin’s first Soul Clap at BSP in Kingston was a significant event for both the act and the venue. Toubin, at that time, was famously lucky to be alive after suffering a bizarre and nearly fatal car accident while lying in bed in a Portland hotel. Yes, lying in bed: A taxi driver in diabetic shock smashed her cab through the wall of Toubin’s room, pinning him against a wall, deafening him and nearly killing him in myriad ways. A grueling convalescence and rehab and two hearing aids later, Toubin defied his doctors’ prognoses and brought his legendary vinyl-fueled parties back to the clubs. His show at BSP was among his very first post-recovery appearances.
It was also a landmark night for BSP: a packed house and a powerful proof-of-concept that that kind of club could work in this kind of place. Toubin’s subsequent appearances in Kingston have been no less successful, achieving a gaudy, multifaceted variety-show atmosphere featuring bands, contests and endless dancing under the direction of a deejay who is an undisputed master of soul and vinyl curation.
Soul Clap with deejay Jonathan Toubin comes to BSP Kingston on Saturday, February 13 at 10 p.m. There will be a dance-off with a $100 cash prize, courtesy of Jack’s Rhythms in New Paltz. Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the show. BSP Lounge is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, visit https://bspkingston.com/event/soul-clap-5-w-dj-jonathan-toubin/.