Dancing Room Only Turns 2: 2 Year 2 Night Special w/Todd Terry, Marc Cotterell & more

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Hey everyone, Firstly we would like to THANK YOU…the music lovers, dancefloor kings and queens, the folks who continue to support our mission. We can not do this without YOU. You are the party and we are just messengers of the music. We are extremely grateful to you all for your continued support <3

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Next month we celebrate our 2nd anniversary with our “2 Year 2 Night Special”. The first night features the return of overall dance music LEGEND/ICON Todd Terry at Good Room on Thursday 5/10 along with Forward Disco crew and Goonroom residents Day Cart & Wig-Wam in the Bad Room.

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And since we know some of you can’t party on school night, we’re following up Thursday’s main event with a second night of debauchery at TBA BK with a stellar line up featuring Plastik People’s Marc Cotterell alongside DJ Nav for the Cahoots Records Release bash. We start at 6pm for Happy hour with special guest DJ Ruez (Whatever) and going all night long. Also joining is Cahoots label boss Brian Morse and as always resident Rissa Garcia.  No cover all night! – Join in

Info: We’re taking it to the people once again to celebrate the release of our latest V/A, Volume 7. We’ve teamed up with our girl Rissa Garcia and Dancing Room Only NYC, bringing the party back to our beloved TBA Brooklyn.

No Cover All Night
Happy Hour Specials from 6pm – 10pm

MARC COTTERELL
DJ NAV
RISSA GARCIA
WREAL
RUEZ

Marc Cotterell
(Cahoots Records, Plastic People, Kolour Recordings)
https://soundcloud.com/marccotterell
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Owner of Plastik People Recordings, a garage house label out of the USA. Marc has played and held residencies at clubs and festivals like Sonar, Detroit Electronic Music Festival in Spain, Plastic People, The Egg, Fabric, and The End (London,UK). One half of Tuff Vibes and Garage director forTraxsource store. Marc champions a modern UK Garage sound that touches on deeper notes as well as more dance floor driven bangers.

DJ NAV
(Traxx Underground, Pocket Money Records, Skylax)
https://soundcloud.com/dj_nav
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Part of the Uptown House Experience crew out of Washington DC and a regular DJ at many of the capital city’s best clubs, DJ Nav brings another heavy garage and 2-step influence that settles more in deeper territories. With releases and remixes on labels like Made Fresh Daily, Skylax and Pocket Money Records, DJ Nav’s sound champions a more classic tinge but made for the floor.

Rissa Garcia
(Dancing Room Only, NightChild Records)
https://soundcloud.com/rissa
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Owner and head of Dancing Room Only NYC, Rissa is a seasoned New York City DJ, having played in prominent venues of the city’s legendary club history, to more modern day dance temples. She’s shared the bill and booked many impressive talents new and old from the likes of Danny Krivit, Jimpster and David Morales. Her productions and sound also draw from more classic NY House influences, as well as releases from her label,NightChild Records.

Wreal
(Cahoots Records, Hoover The House)
https://soundcloud.com/wreal
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Owners of Cahoots Records, Brian Morse and Jon Billick release and DJ together under the moniker, Wreal. With releases on labels like Layers LabelHoover the House Records and Laboratory Records, the duo have brought their signature sound to dance floors in Amsterdam, Paris and their home turf of NYC.

RUEZ
(Whatever.NY)
https://soundcloud.com/rueznyc
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A longtime DJ and sound engineer from NYC, Carlos Ruiz has performed at some of the city’s most notable establishments including Cielo, Pacha and Sullivan Room. He co-founded NighChild Records with Rissa Garcia and has worked on co-productions with her in the past. He started Whatever in 2015 as a platform to release an array of music styles and artists.

Thurs. April 5th: Hector Romero’s Birthday Bash w/Fred Everything

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Dancing Room Only x Forward Disco present Hector Romero's Birthday Bash with Fred Everything.

Picture the summer 1983…In the Bronx, NY a block party, also known as a street jam, is in full effect. A 13 year old kid steps in front of the turntables and starts playing a combination of Latin, House and Hip Hop music. The crowd goes wild and quickly the neighborhood nicknames the young kid ‘Baby Hec’ Romero. As his notoriety and age grows, he finds himself playing at the premier Latin Dance Club ‘La Mirage’, and doing nights at the hippest street club the ‘Devils Nest’. The very same club where friend Louie Vega got his start. Soon after that, "Baby Hec" Romero (a name that has taken years to shed) found himself DJ-ing at some of New York City’s legendary clubs and underground spots such as Save the Robots, The Red Zone, famed Palladium, and the Roxy. 

In 1994, Judy Weinstein recruited Hector Romero to work at Def Mix Productions and assist in the creation of Definity Records, an imprint Weinstein and partner David Morales was working on launching. Hector found he was not as interested in Remixing or Producing but he loved the balance between the creative DJ and the businessman. A&R, and working on the business end of Music, was a better fit. Weinstein took him under her wing and taught him the technique of good business management. The longtime business arrangement garnered him the position of Label Manager of Definity Records the Def Mix imprint.

He's invited special guest Fred Everything to join him as well as party residents Rissa Garcia (Dancing Room Only) and Sean Cormac & Chili Davis (Forward Disco).

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Data Transmisison: INTERVIEW WITH RISSA GARCIA + MIX

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Thorned Radio’s Francesca Rose caught up with her guest mixer for this month – Rissa Garcia

Firstly, I would like to thank you for taking the time out to chat with us. We’re so happy to have you on board and thrilled to premiere your groovy guest mix on February 1! Please do tell us a little about yourself and your background for those who aren’t familiar with New York City’s favorite female House DJ.

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Thurs 3/08:Dancing Room Only x Forward Disco present Jimpster at GOod Room

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Jamie Odell wears many hats and wears them well. He's one of the most revered house producers/DJs on the scene and his labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur continue to help break incredible new music which he brings to his DJ sets across the globe.

Good Room:
Jimpster, Rissa Garcia, Sean Cormac & Chili Davis

In the Bad Room:
Rawsome Recordings Show Case ft Toranzie, Francesca Rose, Pinto and Greco

Tickets:  https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1066782

Good Room 
98 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY

 

 

 

Fri 2/09: Dancing Room Only w/Son of Sound & Rissa Garcia

 Son of Sound: With a discography of releases dating back to 1991, New York native Henry Maldonado credits his home city as inspiration and motivation for his art. As part of the House 2 House trio on Strictly Rhythm, Maldonado and crew fired out a relentless assault of New York style sampled and deep house tracks coveted by New York mainstays Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Tony Humphries, Roger Sanchez, Timmy Regisford and many others.&nbsp;  Producing tracks would quickly lead to vocal projects and song writing with a slew of notable vocalists such as Karen Pollack, Arnold Jarvis, Carol Sylvan, Wanda Nash and Bobby Harding to name a few. In the mid 1990s his solo Rhythm Section projects found homes on Masters At Work records, Henry Street, King Street, and his recent Native Underground project with singer Javi (Javi Silva) masterfully combines early '80s R&amp;B, soul, hip-hop, electro-funk and house.&nbsp;  District 30 is Henry's latest label and features a catalog of Son Of Sound releases, including the self-titled Son Of Sound full length, with tracks coveted by DJ-Jus-Ed, Ashley Beedle, Danny Tenaglia and many others. Today Henry produces and DJs exclusively under Son Of Sound and continues to push the limits of the underground by taking his knowledge of the culture of days past, and combining it with a deep love for his native New York City. If it sounds like his production and playing style has New York written all over it - it does.  Rissa Garcia:&nbsp; "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 &amp; resident DJ of the Dancing Room Only NYC event which has welcome several legends behind the decks including Mood II Swing, DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit , Todd Terry and Jellybean Benitez." -Music is My Sanctuary     Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/events/397951040655297

Son of Sound:
With a discography of releases dating back to 1991, New York native Henry Maldonado credits his home city as inspiration and motivation for his art. As part of the House 2 House trio on Strictly Rhythm, Maldonado and crew fired out a relentless assault of New York style sampled and deep house tracks coveted by New York mainstays Little Louie Vega, Kenny Dope Gonzalez, Tony Humphries, Roger Sanchez, Timmy Regisford and many others. 

Producing tracks would quickly lead to vocal projects and song writing with a slew of notable vocalists such as Karen Pollack, Arnold Jarvis, Carol Sylvan, Wanda Nash and Bobby Harding to name a few. In the mid 1990s his solo Rhythm Section projects found homes on Masters At Work records, Henry Street, King Street, and his recent Native Underground project with singer Javi (Javi Silva) masterfully combines early '80s R&B, soul, hip-hop, electro-funk and house. 

District 30 is Henry's latest label and features a catalog of Son Of Sound releases, including the self-titled Son Of Sound full length, with tracks coveted by DJ-Jus-Ed, Ashley Beedle, Danny Tenaglia and many others. Today Henry produces and DJs exclusively under Son Of Sound and continues to push the limits of the underground by taking his knowledge of the culture of days past, and combining it with a deep love for his native New York City. If it sounds like his production and playing style has New York written all over it - it does.

Rissa Garcia: 
"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 Mood II Swing, DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit , Todd Terry and Jellybean Benitez." -Music is My Sanctuary

 

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Rissa Garcia: The Bounce FM Interview

  Tell us about your party Dancing Room Only.   Well, Dancing Room Only started as a concept back in 2015. We started out very small, with the first event being in the back room at a bar called the Grahm in Williamsburg. After that we held one in the Halcyon Shop space at Output Club. Fortunately months later, the stars aligned and I had an opportunity to do a somewhat monthly Thursday event at Cielo, which lasted a little over a year but we wanted to do some weekend nights as well so we decided to bounce around to other clubs. We’ll be at Le Bain every once in a while at the Standard Hotel, Black Flamingo, and most recently we partnered with our friends at Forward Disco and had Mood II Swing at Good Room, which turned out to be a really great party.   What was the inspiration behind the party?   For me, it was going out, seeing the crowds or even videos online, and people weren’t dancing. They were more focused on the DJ just staring at them in awe or filming. So to combat today’s more standing room only club experience I decided to create a brand called “Dancing Room Only”.  When you go to a party like 718 Sessions (which is my favorite party and one of my inspirations) it has that old New York City vibe. You have people from all different walks of life, age groups, cultures, etc. …..everybody dancing and having a good time. You don't see a lot of videos being filmed throughout the crowd. Everybody's connecting with each other. You look across the room, they're smiling, you’re smiling and you’re on the same level…..they love the music and they’re there to just dance, and that's it. And that’s the kind of party I truly enjoy and want to try to continue for generations on.  For me, a lot of that was missing in today's parties; the younger kids were experiencing music and club land in a different way. They're not there so much to dance, they're there to just be there…. because it's cool or “lit” as they say. But they're not experiencing the party, they're with their phones, posting every five minutes letting everyone know how cool they are…lol. It's not so much about the music and dancing so much as the DJs or event name and the hype surrounding it.

Tell us about your party Dancing Room Only.

Well, Dancing Room Only started as a concept back in 2015. We started out very small, with the first event being in the back room at a bar called the Grahm in Williamsburg. After that we held one in the Halcyon Shop space at Output Club. Fortunately months later, the stars aligned and I had an opportunity to do a somewhat monthly Thursday event at Cielo, which lasted a little over a year but we wanted to do some weekend nights as well so we decided to bounce around to other clubs. We’ll be at Le Bain every once in a while at the Standard Hotel, Black Flamingo, and most recently we partnered with our friends at Forward Disco and had Mood II Swing at Good Room, which turned out to be a really great party.

What was the inspiration behind the party?

For me, it was going out, seeing the crowds or even videos online, and people weren’t dancing. They were more focused on the DJ just staring at them in awe or filming. So to combat today’s more standing room only club experience I decided to create a brand called “Dancing Room Only”.

When you go to a party like 718 Sessions (which is my favorite party and one of my inspirations) it has that old New York City vibe. You have people from all different walks of life, age groups, cultures, etc. …..everybody dancing and having a good time. You don't see a lot of videos being filmed throughout the crowd. Everybody's connecting with each other. You look across the room, they're smiling, you’re smiling and you’re on the same level…..they love the music and they’re there to just dance, and that's it. And that’s the kind of party I truly enjoy and want to try to continue for generations on.

For me, a lot of that was missing in today's parties; the younger kids were experiencing music and club land in a different way. They're not there so much to dance, they're there to just be there…. because it's cool or “lit” as they say. But they're not experiencing the party, they're with their phones, posting every five minutes letting everyone know how cool they are…lol. It's not so much about the music and dancing so much as the DJs or event name and the hype surrounding it.

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Dancing Room Only & Forward Disco present Mood II Swing@Good Room

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Collectively, songwriter-producer, Lem Springsteen, and composer-producer, John Ciafone work together as the production duo known as Mood II Swing. They met in the early 90s as members of a recording group where John and Lem wrote and produced tracks together. Prior to their meeting, one might consider them worlds apart. John was inspired by classical music, rock, and hip-hop. He began as a DJ and started producing music with an underground hip hop group on Long Island, New York, in the mid 80s. Lem was writing R&B songs, at a tender age and gigging a single signed to Chrysalis UK around the New York city club circuit. Both, musically trained and inspired by international Pop music of the early 90s, Lem and John decided to forge their worlds and begin producing music together.
Mood II Swing first started by working together on original material in the early 90s, which was well received by DJs in the NY club scene. Their sound blended different styles within dance music, which was unique at the time. Thanks to the influence of NY House DJs & veteran producers, such as Masters at Work, Mood II Swing also started remixing songs for major labels & indie recording artists.

Eventually, a symbiosis was created where Lem’s chords and musical progressions would inspire drums, keyboards, and arrangements by John. Likewise, John’s drum programming, basslines, and keyboards became the foundation for Lem to write lyrics and melodies. Mood II Swing began to apply their unique style to their own productions, as well as remixes.Mood II Swing’s name recognition turned the start-up music production company into a group name with a cult following of House music lovers, globally. The duo is responsible for many dance floor gems and the UK radio crossover hit “Free” by Ultra Nate.

Currently, in the post millennium, with a resurgence of early 90’s House music, John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen have rejoined as a production team to showcase their music in DJ sets. Mood II Swing are now working with UK Agency, Air London, and they have a compilation to be released in 2016 titled, ‘Strictly Mood II Swing’ on the Defected UK label. Lem Springsteen and John Ciafone intend to showcase their music to new generation of House music lovers through the release of their classic tracks and new productions.

Joining Mood II Swing are Forward Disco residents Sean Cormac & Chili Davis, Dancing Room Only resident Rissa Garcia and King Street Sounds The Wig.

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Dancing Room Only with Eli Escobar and Rissa Garcia

 Eli Escobar is a mainstay in the New York underground, considered a connoisseur of quality sounds both behind the decks and in the studio. As a DJ, he is technically flawless and a genuine selector, which has seen him land numerous residencies at Le Bain, Submercer, and Tiki Disco just to name a few. As a producer, he’s had his finest year to-date, with the release of his sophmore album on Classic Music Company selling-out on vinyl not once, but twice. His classic-sounding fusion of house and disco makes his music feel instantly timeless – for that reason alone, Eli Escobar’s going nowhere soon and is set for another year to remember in 2017.  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 &amp; resident DJ of Dancing Room Only NYC which has welcome several legends behind the decks like Todd Terry, Danny Krivit, Jellybean Benitez, DJ Spinna and more.  Limited Capacity Come Early! Black Flamingo 168 Boriquen Place Lower Level/ 21+

Eli Escobar is a mainstay in the New York underground, considered a connoisseur of quality sounds both behind the decks and in the studio. As a DJ, he is technically flawless and a genuine selector, which has seen him land numerous residencies at Le Bain, Submercer, and Tiki Disco just to name a few. As a producer, he’s had his finest year to-date, with the release of his sophmore album on Classic Music Company selling-out on vinyl not once, but twice. His classic-sounding fusion of house and disco makes his music feel instantly timeless – for that reason alone, Eli Escobar’s going nowhere soon and is set for another year to remember in 2017.

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 Dancing Room Only NYC which has welcome several legends behind the decks like Todd Terry, Danny Krivit, Jellybean Benitez, DJ Spinna and more.

Limited Capacity Come Early!
Black Flamingo
168 Boriquen Place
Lower Level/ 21+

Just Announced | Dancing Room Only: Greco & Ant Larock, Rissa Garcia and Day Cart

 Greco(Strictly Rhythm/Dopewax/Rawsome) A young man driven by a fundamental motivation whose character is not strictly confined to the walls of a studio would be a definition fit for DJ/Producer Thomas Greco. His passion within the industry to create art as a means to express himself musically as well as a means to communicate with his audience separate this artist from the rest. His style includes creating a kinetic energy throughout his audience that would express the character he embodies within his art. Such an ambitious character is one that demonstrates a light sense of humor and a positive attitude that motivates his audience to simply have a great time and dance!  Ant La Rock(Nervous/D-Vine Sounds/Dopewax) Ant LaRock's first single was picked up by Todd Terry's InHouse Records, propelling him amongst House royalty. After several releases, 2015 brought major label remixes for the likes of Giorgio Moroder's pairing with Kyle Minogue on "Right Here Right Now" and future pop icon Petite Meller's "Babylove". Ant's contributions helped both singles land heavily on Billboard Dance charts as well as on dance floors. Later that year Ant produced a dirty floor-stomper for Charlotte Devaney's collaboration with Snoop Dogg on Vigin/EMI. An April 2015 collaboration with his mentor, Todd "the God" himself, welcomed the Ministry of Sound release of "Back Around" followed by the subsequent remix EP on Inhouse. 2016 is starting off with a bang for Ant with a fresh EP on the venerable Nervous Records. Constantly innovating, bending genres and refining, Ant LaRock demands attention.  Rissa Garcia(Resident Dancing Room Only) 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 &amp; resident DJ of the Dancing Room Only NYC which has welcome several legends behind the decks including DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit, Todd Terry and Jellybean Benitez.  Day Cart Growing up in the Tri-State area, Day Cart, aka Harrison Williams, was exposed to the tenacious and bustling nightlife scene that has evolved in NYC. Dance music became a firm passion of his after attending various house and techno warehouse parties that seemed to pop up like weeds, and he quickly plugged himself into the community. After exploring the wide range of genres and styles that are ever present within the culture, Harrison was hooked to the gritty underground where music is a shared obsession by many who find themselves wrapped up in the dimly lit rooms.&nbsp;  With a degree in Philosophy and Psychology he has used his skills to analyze and interpret the disparate emotions felt while in the dance. He spent time as the Managing Editor of Magnetic Magazine and is currently the East Coast Editor at the renowned Mixmag Magazine located in the Brooklyn office.&nbsp;  Also an experienced DJ, he has held a monthly residency at one of the Lower East Side’s most attended DIY venues, Leftfield NYC, and continues to put on events dubbed Goonroom with co-founder Wig-Wam.

Greco(Strictly Rhythm/Dopewax/Rawsome)
A young man driven by a fundamental motivation whose character is not strictly confined to the walls of a studio would be a definition fit for DJ/Producer Thomas Greco. His passion within the industry to create art as a means to express himself musically as well as a means to communicate with his audience separate this artist from the rest. His style includes creating a kinetic energy throughout his audience that would express the character he embodies within his art. Such an ambitious character is one that demonstrates a light sense of humor and a positive attitude that motivates his audience to simply have a great time and dance!

Ant La Rock(Nervous/D-Vine Sounds/Dopewax)
Ant LaRock's first single was picked up by Todd Terry's InHouse Records, propelling him amongst House royalty. After several releases, 2015 brought major label remixes for the likes of Giorgio Moroder's pairing with Kyle Minogue on "Right Here Right Now" and future pop icon Petite Meller's "Babylove". Ant's contributions helped both singles land heavily on Billboard Dance charts as well as on dance floors. Later that year Ant produced a dirty floor-stomper for Charlotte Devaney's collaboration with Snoop Dogg on Vigin/EMI. An April 2015 collaboration with his mentor, Todd "the God" himself, welcomed the Ministry of Sound release of "Back Around" followed by the subsequent remix EP on Inhouse. 2016 is starting off with a bang for Ant with a fresh EP on the venerable Nervous Records. Constantly innovating, bending genres and refining, Ant LaRock demands attention.

Rissa Garcia(Resident Dancing Room Only)
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 which has welcome several legends behind the decks including DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit, Todd Terry and Jellybean Benitez.

Day Cart
Growing up in the Tri-State area, Day Cart, aka Harrison Williams, was exposed to the tenacious and bustling nightlife scene that has evolved in NYC. Dance music became a firm passion of his after attending various house and techno warehouse parties that seemed to pop up like weeds, and he quickly plugged himself into the community. After exploring the wide range of genres and styles that are ever present within the culture, Harrison was hooked to the gritty underground where music is a shared obsession by many who find themselves wrapped up in the dimly lit rooms. 

With a degree in Philosophy and Psychology he has used his skills to analyze and interpret the disparate emotions felt while in the dance. He spent time as the Managing Editor of Magnetic Magazine and is currently the East Coast Editor at the renowned Mixmag Magazine located in the Brooklyn office. 

Also an experienced DJ, he has held a monthly residency at one of the Lower East Side’s most attended DIY venues, Leftfield NYC, and continues to put on events dubbed Goonroom with co-founder Wig-Wam.

FORWARD DISCO: ANOTHER NIGHT W/DEF MIX

  Forward Disco &nbsp;presents: Another Night with  Def Mix   Line-up:  Dj David Morales &nbsp;  Hector Romero   Rissa Garcia  Forward Disco residents:  Sean Cormac &nbsp;&amp;&nbsp; Chili Davis   Doors Open early: 9PM  Since first playing  Forward Disco &nbsp;back in 2013,&nbsp; Hector Romero &nbsp;has made us feel like a part of the  Def Mix &nbsp;family. Since then, we have been together for a number of events, including an incredible boat party, the Def Mix annual for WMC in Miami and that special night in 2015 when we presented a night with Def Mix at  Cielo &nbsp;with Hector and  Dj David Morales . Well, we are long overdue for another one of those special nights. For the closing of our Summer Series at Cielo, Forward Disco presents a Night with Def Mix: David Morales, Hector Romero and FD residents Sean Cormac &amp; Chili Davis.  If you were at part 1, you know what a magical night that was. After a summer where David &amp; Hector have been delivering more than just the goods overseas, this will be a chance to catch them on their home turf. David has been relentless lately, bringing that Red Zone alias and sound to labels such as Cadenza, Suara, Quantize, MoBlack and of course his own Def Mix imprint. Never one to be pigeon holed, David’s funkier side, ‘The Face‘ will see a re-emergence with an upcoming release on Def Mix, which is the perfect compliment to his recent work with Glitterbox and Defected.  Hector continues to establish himself as one of the premier artists from NYC. After topping the charts with his Nervous Records compilation, this summer has seen Hector take hold of events in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece to name but a few. One of the widest ranging DJs, Hector knows more than anyone how to grab the pulse of a NYC dancefloor.  We are super excited that  Dancing Room Only NYC &nbsp;boss  Rissa Garcia &nbsp;is joining us as well.&nbsp;  Born and raised in what was once considered the mecca of house music, New York City, Rissa Garcia caught the music bug at a very early age. She grew up listening to all sorts of rhythms including Latin, jazz, R&amp;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 deeper in love with the music. "My soul just seemed to come alive &amp; it completely engulfed me. From the lights to the vibe to the dark walls &amp; 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 &amp; 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,TBA and more.&nbsp;  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.  Forward Disco residents  Sean Cormac &nbsp;&amp;&nbsp; Chili Davis &nbsp;have been holding things down at Cielo for over five years now (recently celebrating our five year anniversary with a residents night) Sean &amp; Chili will not only be celebrating their birthdays, they will be setting the tone for David &amp; Hector for this special closing to our fifth summer series at NY’s home for house music.  Ticket link:&nbsp; http://ticketf.ly/2wlWjgf   Doors open at 10pm  Cielo 18 West Little 12th street New York, NY 10014 between Washington St. and 9th Ave  Subway: A,C,E,L at 8th Ave &amp; 14th St.; 1,2,3 at 7th Ave &amp; 14th St  21+ with photo ID   www.cieloclub.com   Table Reservations: tableres@cieloclub.com

Forward Disco presents: Another Night with Def Mix

Line-up:
Dj David Morales 
Hector Romero
Rissa Garcia
Forward Disco residents:
Sean Cormac & Chili Davis

Doors Open early: 9PM

Since first playing Forward Disco back in 2013, Hector Romero has made us feel like a part of the Def Mix family. Since then, we have been together for a number of events, including an incredible boat party, the Def Mix annual for WMC in Miami and that special night in 2015 when we presented a night with Def Mix at Cielo with Hector and Dj David Morales. Well, we are long overdue for another one of those special nights. For the closing of our Summer Series at Cielo, Forward Disco presents a Night with Def Mix: David Morales, Hector Romero and FD residents Sean Cormac & Chili Davis.

If you were at part 1, you know what a magical night that was. After a summer where David & Hector have been delivering more than just the goods overseas, this will be a chance to catch them on their home turf. David has been relentless lately, bringing that Red Zone alias and sound to labels such as Cadenza, Suara, Quantize, MoBlack and of course his own Def Mix imprint. Never one to be pigeon holed, David’s funkier side, ‘The Face‘ will see a re-emergence with an upcoming release on Def Mix, which is the perfect compliment to his recent work with Glitterbox and Defected.

Hector continues to establish himself as one of the premier artists from NYC. After topping the charts with his Nervous Records compilation, this summer has seen Hector take hold of events in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece to name but a few. One of the widest ranging DJs, Hector knows more than anyone how to grab the pulse of a NYC dancefloor.

We are super excited that Dancing Room Only NYC boss Rissa Garcia is joining us as well. 

Born and raised in what was once considered the mecca of house music, New York City, Rissa Garcia caught the music bug at a very 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 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,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.

Forward Disco residents Sean Cormac & Chili Davis have been holding things down at Cielo for over five years now (recently celebrating our five year anniversary with a residents night) Sean & Chili will not only be celebrating their birthdays, they will be setting the tone for David & Hector for this special closing to our fifth summer series at NY’s home for house music.

Ticket link: http://ticketf.ly/2wlWjgf

Doors open at 10pm

Cielo
18 West Little 12th street
New York, NY 10014
between Washington St. and 9th Ave

Subway: A,C,E,L at 8th Ave & 14th St.; 1,2,3 at 7th Ave & 14th St

21+ with photo ID

www.cieloclub.com

Table Reservations: tableres@cieloclub.com

Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser

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Being 1,650 miles away from Houston makes it difficult for us to physically be there to help the tens of thousands of families evacuating their homes due to Hurricane Harvey, which has now been deemed likely to be "the most damaging storm in U.S. history", by Dr. Joel N. Myers, the founder of Accuweather. 

This coming Friday, we are uniting together to stand (and dance) in solidarity with those who've been impacted by last week's catastrophic flooding, to raise critically-needed funds for the nonprofits and relief effort groups providing aid and resources to the massive number of people, wildlife and life sustaining infrastructures impacted by last week's catastrophic flooding of Houston and surrounding areas.

Join us, as 10 local DJs take the stage for an eclectic evening of quality music, along with a live painting by Adal Ray of Majestic Tattoo NYC.

No cover charge. 21+ to enter

Donation boxes will be available on stage to donate cash to selected reputable charities. A description of each charity will be provided as well (suggestions welcome). 

10% of alcohol proceeds will be donated directly to charities supporting relief efforts. 

Receipts for all donations will be fully documented & shared immediately after the event. 

Featuring DJs: (listed alphabetically):

☉ Anna Cavazos [[Little Giant Records]]
☉ Mira Fahrenheit
☉ Todd Fatjo [[Jack / Hot Wax]]
☉ Rissa Garcia [[Dancing Room Only NYC]]
☉ PJay [[NYEX]]
☉ Kev Obrien [[Eyedyllic music/DiggnDeepr]]
☉ Richard Perdomo (Globalmixx Tv & Radio / NoSleep)
☉ Lily Ray
☉ Mike Terra [[Good Company Records]]
☉ St. Xose [[Endless Love Recordings/ iPM]]

Flyer design: Courtesy of Hayley Carloni

Donate Directly to help Harvey victims now:
Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: https://ghcf.org/hurricane-relief/

Houston Food Bank: https://secure3.convio.net/hfb/site/Donation2

Houston Humane Society: http://www.houstonspca.org/give/

Additional Information on the damages caused by Harvey: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/hurricane-harveys-impact-and-how-it-compares-to-other-storms/

9/3/17 Good Roof w/Marcellus Pittman and Rissa Garcia

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Good Room and Dobbin St present...
Marcellus Pittman Unirhythm
Rissa Garcia

Tickets - $20 advanced or $30 at the door

Nothing beats a rooftop party on a summer day so Good Room and Dobbin St have prepared nine of them for you. Happening every other Sunday, Good Roof at Dobbin St will feature some of the best international talent as well as local legends and up and comers.

Marcellus Pittman is headlining our Labor Day weekend party. One quarter of the Three Chairs alongside Rick Wilhite, Kenny Dixon, Jr. (aka Moodymann) and Theo Parrish, Marcellus is a Detroit OG. The Unirhythm label founder is known for his soulful take of house music, disco and funk with his productions making you feel all the feelings. Last time we had Pittman at Good Room he slayed the Bad Room for 7 hours straight. We can’t wait to hear what’s in his record bag this time around. Dancing Room Only’s Rissa Garcia is joining him on this afternoon, bringing some New York house to the party.

Dobbin St is located a few blocks from Good Room and has one the best, if not the best rooftop in the neighborhood. Having just opened last year, the renovated factory is the perfect place to dance to the sunset with full views of the Manhattan skyline. A full bar will be running on the rooftop.