Iron Cow brings NYC DJs Tony Touch and Jellybean Benitez in for Funkbox Orlando

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DJ Tony Touch - PHOTO VIA DJ TONY TOUCH/FACEBOOK
  • Photo via DJ Tony Touch/Facebook
  • DJ Tony Touch

The Grand Collab and Hang Suite bring a night of top-notch house music to the Milk District's Iron Cow this week. DJ Tony Touch – resident DJ at Chelsea Music Hall's Funkbox NYC night in the Big Apple and at Funkbox Orlando – will be joined by fellow NYC legend Jellybean Benitez (ask him about Madonna!) and local standout Mr. Mogembo for a night of dancefloor anthems.

Tony Touch came up during the rap music renaissance of the early '80s, known early on for his mix tapes with guest appearances from KRS-One, Eminem, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef and Mos Def.

Jellybean Benitez - PHOTO COURTESY JELLYBEAN BENITEZ/FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy Jellybean Benitez/Facebook
  • Jellybean Benitez
Jellybean Benitez began DJing in 1970s, scoring coveted slots at the likes of Studio 54 and Paradise Garage. In the 80s, he cemented his rep as an in-demand remixer, reshaping tracks for the likes of Madonna (remixing a number of her early hits) and Whitney Houston. In 2005, Benitez was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.

This is a huge chance to see two legends very close up.

9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31; Iron Cow, 2438 E. Robinson St.; $15; facebook.com/ironcowcafe.

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