Brooklyn’s Bunton’s World Famous Will Attempt to Recapture the Anything Goes Spirit of the ’90s Club Scene
Kareem Bunton has been around.
His musical collaborations have included the estimable likes of Run the Jewels, Prefuse 73 and TV on the Radio. He’s also been at the center of the scenes at such venerated NYC nightlife spots as Mr. Fongs, VON, Union Pool, and even Max Fish.
Now he’s taking it all to Bushwick, packing every bit of that experience into a outrageous but welcomingly democratic new venue, fittingly monikered Bunton’s World Famous. The location choice is no surprise, as New York nightlife has found a new incubator in the once decidedly insalubrious Brooklyn neighborhood. But the “mission” may surprise, as it’s meant to convey the vibe of a Tangier’s hotel bar – albeit one that draws a steady stream of urban cool kids.
“What I like best about the ’90s scene,” he says, “was that it didn’t really matter what you had in your pocket or what you did in the daytime. Looking good, being a great dancer, or just having a lovely personality were often enough to get you through the door. Building a space is easy, creating a scene is not. To do this we are attempting to build a sense of community by hiring old school DJ’s and youngsters.”