Born and raised in what was once considered the mecca of house music, New York City, Rissa Garcia caught the music bug at an early age. She grew up listening to all sorts of rhythms including Latin, jazz, R&B,soul, house, rock, disco and funk. Years later she made her way into the club scene and in the year 2000, she discovered a club called Vinyl with a DJ named Danny Tenaglia. She fell in love with the atmoshphere while falling even deeper in love with the music. "My soul just seemed to come alive & it completely engulfed me. From the lights to the vibe to the dark walls & sexiness in the air, this is exactly what I have been searching for, this was my Paradise Garage." Inspired by the man who poured his heart & soul into his music, along with many others who do the same, she began to collect records and learn the true art of the DJ. Her first gig back in 2004 was at a small lounge on NYC's Lower East Side where she received rave reviews. Since then Rissa has been lucky enough to have played some of the best venues in NYC, such as Cielo, Output,Santos Party House, Good Room, Black Flamingo, TBA and more.
She currently runs her own imprint, NightChild Records, and has released over sixty EP's from producers across the globe. With some of her recent releases receiving support from Alexander Robotnik, Louie Vega, X-Press 2, Jus-Ed and more, she strives to offer a consistent quality synonymous with those who have an influence on her. She also the resident and founder of Dancing Room Only NYC, a nyc event brand catered to the love of dance.
“DJ/producer Rissa Garcia is NightChild Records label boss and has an understanding of the beats that sets her apart from the crowd. Rissa Garcia offers a sound that is perfectly aligned with the high grade electronic beat that exemplifies the classy side of house music. NightChild Sessions are pure quality and geared for true house lovers. The vibe is warm and friendly, never straying too far into the deepness and always skirting around the underground funk that makes her sets such a delight."
-Shayne Mann excerpts from DeeperVibes.net
"You were rocking when I came in...wonderful night, it was a real pleasure playing with you"
- Danny Krivit
"Jamming, Loving the Deepness of your set, great selections and mixing too"
- Danny Tenaglia
"If you have ever been out and about in NYC at a party where music is at the forefront, you are sure to have crossed paths with Rissa Garcia. Maybe you havent spoken to her, but that is because her energy is focused on the music and the moment. She lives dance music. She happens to be one of our favorite artists, and has played for us alongside Danny Krivit twice. But don’t let our opinions be your guide, trust the masters: Danny Krivit and Rissa team up yet again on January 29 at Slake in NYC. Another Danny that you may have heard of..Danny Tenaglia hand-picked Rissa to open for him at his famous ‘BOO Yourself‘ event at Output. In addition to be a phenomenal DJ, Rissa’s productions and remixes have been staples in our crates. She also runs Nightchild Records, which is consistently putting out a quality product"
-Forward Disco (Cielo NYC Residents)
"When I'm asked who would I book to dj at any given party, without a hesitation my answer is Rissa Garcia, label boss of NightChild Records. Perhaps it's her mighty NYC legendary influences that we share in common, or her spectrum of range from techno to classics that's executed so divinely. Mostly it's cause she's simply here for the music and the passion shows every time she plays."
- Cheyenne Bosco (Feel the Beat Photo)
"Born and raised with the classic NYC influences all around her, she has become a driving force of her hometown scene. In addition to running NightChild records, she is the founder & resident DJ of the Dancing Room Only NYC event which has welcome several legends behind the decks including DJ Spinna, Todd Terry, Danny Krivit, Jellybean Benitez and more."
- Music Is My Sanctuary