Rissa Garcia Untitled Music Q&A and Mix

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What I admire about Rissa Garcia is that she is just doing what she loves week in week out. You never hear any bullshit from her, she is consistently working hard at her passions, be that DJ’ing or her well respected label Nightchild Records. For someone at the heart of the NYC club scene and one of the most connected people I know I actually know zero about the person behind it all. In an era of obsessive gender equality she is the real poster child for the scene - time-served, hard-working, low-profile and passionate about quality over hype.

Rissa Garcia Interview

 What I admire about Rissa Garcia is that she is just doing what she loves week in week out. You never hear any bullshit from her, she is consistently working hard at her passions, be that DJ’ing or her well respected label Nightchild Records. For someone at the heart of the NYC club scene and one of the most connected people I know I actually know zero about the person behind it all. In an era of obsessive gender equality she is the real poster child for the scene - time-served, hard-working, low-profile and passionate about quality over hype.Thanks for taking the time out to speak Rissa - you’re one of the first names I roll off when people ask about good DJ’s in the scene - tell us a little about what drives you?

 

Music, most importantly. People that doubted me, people that hope I fail at every turn. And honestly,I really can’t fathom a life without doing this so I’ll do whatever it takes to keep on doing it. A few years ago, I decided I didn’t want to live the robot lifestyle of working 9-5 day in and day out while daydreaming of doing what I really wanted to do and what I felt so deeply to my core I really should be doing.

 

From the outside world you’re very low profile but very successful - what’s the secret of your success?

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Mixmag: Elsewhere Turns 2 with Kenny Dope, Hannah Wants and more...

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Brooklyn's clubbing hotspot Elsewhere has revealed its Halloween and 2nd anniversary plans and they're suitably massive.

Halloween weekend is set to be a lively affair with proceedings kicking off on October 25 with Susanne Bartsch's MoMA PS1 Halloween Ball After Party which will see Eli Escobar and Amber Valentine perform.

October 26 will see heavyweights like Mella Dee, Kyle Hall and Hannah Wants join Elsewhere's notorious regulars Goonroom for a spooky spectacular.

The 2nd anniversary weekend will feature three events, with birthday celebrations kicking off on October 31 with Yeasayer and Kalbells before Öona Dahl, Baltra, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Fort Romeau and Evan Michael take over on November 1.

Closing things out will be a master at work, Kenny Dope alongside Jay Daniel, The Duchess, AceMoMa, Rissa Garcia and Joyce Tang.

Find Out More at Mixmag

Deep Sugar 16th Anniversary at Le Bain w/ Ultra Nate & Lisa Moody and Rissa Garcia

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Our Deep Sugar residency at LeBain located at the top of luxurious Standard Hotel - Highline continues with massive 16th Anniversary ready to go!!

Always fun with no cover and great vibes! The heads are falling up in there and it gets packed so EARLY ARRIVAL is STRONGLY SUGGESTED and make sure you CLICK GOING in the event page to be added to our guest list to avoid door shutdown!

Our sister girl and local NYC DJ extraordinaire RISSA GARCIA will be on the warm up to get the shenanigans and the celebrations underway!!
We can't wait to hang with our New York fam again!!
We'll see you in the building!!

Ultra Nate', Lisa Moody & the Deep Sugar crew celebrate 16 years of great house music! Diversity, inclusion & a crazy love keep this Baltimore based dance event rocking dance floors into 2020! Join us somewhere on the tour and have a boogie!

AMSTERDAM, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, WASHINGTON DC AND MIAMI ALL UP NEXT!!!
DEEP SUGAR #16THANNIVERSARYTOUR

"Experience It For Yourself"

New Release Alert: Rissa Garcia-Do You Feel Good

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NightChild swings back with another Various Artist EP featuring Le Smoove, Sean Cormac, Tony S, Ufuk K, Ruez and label boss Rissa Garcia.

All tracks written and produced for NightChild Records

Sean Cormac-New York Grind Mixed by Carlos Ruiz

Rissa Garcia-Do You Feel Good Mixed by Carlos Ruiz

All tracks mastered by Rob Small Mastering

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Rissa Garcia Elsewhere Mix

NYC-based @Rissa Garcia, is the Dancing Room Only resident DJ and founder of NightChild Records. Inspired by Danny Tenaglia during his residency at Club Vinyl from 1999 - 2004, Rissa Garcia has been avidly collecting records and rinsing them at various high-profile club gigs for over a decade.

Rissa Garcia plays Elsewhere Sat 8/10: bit.ly/2GXIZDi

Photo by: Cheyenne Bosco/Feel the Beat Photo

Deli Magazine: Rissa Garcia splits 90s house and modern grooves, plays Elsewhere 8.10

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New York DJ and label boss Rissa Garcia knows how to strike the right chord between heavy nostalgia and classic sounds. Her recent drop “Baby I Can Feel It” demonstrates this aptitude, interpolating 90s piano house with more contemporary synthetic and percussive accents.

It endows “Baby” with a feeling that’s as nostalgic as it is danceable, employing a vintage aesthetic that never feels derivative or pandering; rather, “Baby I Can Feel It” shows Garcia’s ability to recognize the electronic textures that are timeless, and utilize them in novel, groovy ways. Stream this bop below, and catch Rissa Garcia at Elsewhere on August 10th alongside Classixx, Young Franco, and Alejandra Sabillon.

-Connor Beckett McInerney

Sunday Disco w/ Boo Williams + Rissa Garcia [Series Opening!] at Knockdown Center

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SUNDAY DISCO
* w/ Boo Williams & Rissa Garcia
Series Opening!

The team at Knockdown Center brings you a FREE new monthly event series: SUNDAY DISCO

Taking place on a special stage in Knockdown Center's backyard, The Ruins, SUNDAY DISCO is bringing the groovy back to Queens. Don't forget your dancing shoes!

Our series begins with a second generation house producer from Chicago, Boo Williams. Boo followed the footsteps of Chicago greats like Larry Heard, Marshall Jefferson and Lil Louis, delivering driving beats and textured etherial soundscapes. For those who are just tuning in for the first time, Boo will open up your ears to a new level of sound, having been known as a long-time house music innovator.

As Boo says: «House music will never die! Love, peace and hair grease».

Rissa Garcia joins DJ Heather & Colette Second City Anniversary Tour

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On Saturday, July 20th, Le Bain presents Colette and DjHeather. Opening set by Rissa Garcia. Second City Sessions 10 Year Anniversary Tour. 10pm.

RSVP for Le Bain 7/20

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Rissa Garcia Touch of Love Mix: Recorded Live

Photo by: Cheyenne Bosco/Feel the Beat Photo

Photo by: Cheyenne Bosco/Feel the Beat Photo


Recorded Live with love at my friend Ryan’s Private Birthday Party …….it was an amazing night and one I’ll never forget. Julie McKnight performed three of her smash hits live in an intimate setting and smashed it.

Edited for Content (microphone speeches,etc)

Mixed with no monitors under a balcony so please don’t judge the beatmatching too much :)

Essential mix of r&b,pop,disco, funk, grooves and of course house music….


Good Room Presents.....Danny Krivit & Rissa Garcia plus L&L&L Record Club in the Bad Room

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Party is free for Good Room residents before 12AM or $5 after

Entry is free with RSVP before 12AM - http://bit.ly/2Gwb84p

We're getting your July 4th long weekend started right on the Eve of Independence Day with music to get your body moving. NYC legend Danny Krivit will be headlining the party. A key player in the history of NY night life, Danny is one of the very few people who can honestly say he’s consistently DJ’d in all the hottest clubs in NY for the past 45 years. He's the resident of 718 Sessions, cofounder of Body & Soul and a producer/editor/mixer on well over 300 records. A Good Room favorite Rissa Garcia will be on warm up duties for the night. She's the brainchild behind the label NightChild Records and the Dancing Room Only NYC party and is known for her soulful house sounds.

Good Room residents L&L&L Record Club are taking over the Bad Room for the evening. L&L&L's mission statement is simple, to get people dancing. All avid record collectors, the Ls spin a mix of 70s classics, tropical funk, afrobeat, house edits and leftfield jams.

*d&b audiotechnik supplied by Oxygen Eventworks*

**Good Room is a safe space for all people. We do not accept racism, homophobia or discrimination in any form. If you are being harassed, please tell a bartender, staff member or security guard.**

RSVP: Dancing Room Only at Le Bain 4.19.19 w/Rissa Garcia, Sean Cormac & Ruez

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Friday 4/19

We’re excited to be back on the 18th Floor at Le Bain for a night of spectacular views and dancing to the sounds of Forward Disco's Sean Cormac & Ruez who will be joining resident Rissa Garcia for a night of no holds bar dancing 

Hosted by: Silverbull 

10PM-4AM // 21+

Le Bain at the Standard Hotel
848 Washington Street
New York, NY 
 RSVP Highly Suggested

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Official Movement Pre-Party: Kevin Saunderson, Justiano & Rissa Garcia

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💧 Proceeds will be donated to "Have a Drink on Us Campaign / LNADJ" who aims to raise funds to construct wells in parts of Africa & India to provide clean, safe water to communities that need it most.

► ABOUT MOVEMENT:
Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the longest-running dance music events in the world, committed to showcasing authentic music and providing an experience unlike any other. The festival takes place in Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. Movement 2019 dates: Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27. For lineup and tickets, visit https:// www.movement.us/ 
For more info & Movement tickets - http://movement.us/

RSVP: Elsewhere Friday March 15, 2019

Friday 3/15    Dancing Room Only Presents Cahoots Records   NYC based Cahoots Records is back with yet another release party, this time at The Elsewhere Loft, celebrating their 10th release and third artist EP. Washington DC’s own Jackson Ryland & Jus Nowhere, aka Rush Plus, return to Cahoots and provide four techno influenced tracks on yet another limited press, vinyl only release, Foldin’ & Rollin’. Label owners Wreal (Jon Billick & Brian Morse) join Dancing Room Only and Night Child Records boss, Rissa Garcia for a night of house sounds only Cahoots can bring.  About Cahoots Records   Https://www.cahootsrecords.com   Https://www.soundcloud.com/cahootsrecords   Https://www.facebook.com/cahootsrecords   Https://www.youtube.com/cahootsrecords   Https://www.deejay.de/Cahoots_Records__L25359   Wreal (Cahoots Records, Laboratory Records)   https://soundcloud.com/wreal   https://www.facebook.com/wrealnyc   https://www.beatport.com/artist/wreal/394017   Jackson Ryland (Cahoots Records, Holic Trax, Rush Plus)   https://soundcloud.com/jackson-pbj   https://www.facebook.com/jacksonsharesmusic   Jus Nowhere (Cahoots Records, Sisyphon, Rush Plus)   https://soundcloud.com/jusnowhere   https://www.facebook.com/jus.nowhere.music

Friday 3/15

Dancing Room Only Presents Cahoots Records

NYC based Cahoots Records is back with yet another release party, this time at The Elsewhere Loft, celebrating their 10th release and third artist EP. Washington DC’s own Jackson Ryland & Jus Nowhere, aka Rush Plus, return to Cahoots and provide four techno influenced tracks on yet another limited press, vinyl only release, Foldin’ & Rollin’. Label owners Wreal (Jon Billick & Brian Morse) join Dancing Room Only and Night Child Records boss, Rissa Garcia for a night of house sounds only Cahoots can bring.

About Cahoots Records

Https://www.cahootsrecords.com
Https://www.soundcloud.com/cahootsrecords
Https://www.facebook.com/cahootsrecords
Https://www.youtube.com/cahootsrecords
Https://www.deejay.de/Cahoots_Records__L25359

Wreal
(Cahoots Records, Laboratory Records)

https://soundcloud.com/wreal
https://www.facebook.com/wrealnyc
https://www.beatport.com/artist/wreal/394017

Jackson Ryland
(Cahoots Records, Holic Trax, Rush Plus)

https://soundcloud.com/jackson-pbj
https://www.facebook.com/jacksonsharesmusic

Jus Nowhere
(Cahoots Records, Sisyphon, Rush Plus)

https://soundcloud.com/jusnowhere
https://www.facebook.com/jus.nowhere.music

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RSVP Limit One Per Person

WATCH | Rissa Garcia Live at the Funktion House Tues 2.12.19

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

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NYC-based Rissa Garcia, is the Dancing Room Only resident DJ and founder of NightChild Records.

Having been inspired by Danny Tenaglia during his residency at Club Vinyl from 1999 through 2004, Rissa Garcia has been avidly collecting records and rinsing them at various high-profile club gigs for over a decade. She's shared the decks with legends including Danny Krivit, Todd Terry, Tony Humphries, Kenny Dope and Ultra Nate, among others, and her own productions channel the vast amount of dance music knowledge she's accumulated over the years.











Good Room Presents... Jovonn & Rissa Garcia

Thursday 1/31
Good Room Presents...
Jovonn
Rissa Garcia

Free with RSVP before 12AM on 1/31/19

A pioneer of the NYC, New Jersey, 90’s house sound, he’s produced many classics with releases such as as “Back In the Dark”, “Garage Shelter”, “I Can’t Make Up My Mind”, “I Wanna Go To A Club” that all contain Jovonn’s distinctive vocal delivery and trade mark production, as the man says himself ‘gritty sounds, hard kicks, jazzy chords and a phat bassline’. 
Other releases in Jovonn’s impressive discography include ‘Something About this Love’ (on WestEnd Records), “The Spirit” album (on Track Mode), and the “Blaque House” album on Code Red. 

More recently he’s delivered releases on prestigious labels such as Dogmatik, Objektivity, Deeply Rooted House and Apollonia, showcasing his talents to a new audience of house music lovers.Jovonn launched his new label venture Body N’Deep earlier this year via clone distribution, dedicated to releasing the hottest deep and raw underground house tracks from Jovonn and his crew of producers and vocalists. Look out for new releases on Body N’Deep Records with a single forthcoming over summer and his album ‘Timeless’ due for release in the Autumn 2017.

*d&b audiotechnik supplied by Oxygen Eventworks*

**Good Room is a safe space for all people. We do not accept racism, homophobia or discrimination in any form. If you are being harassed, please tell a bartender, staff member or security guard.**

Rissa Garcia Represents the NYC Local talent at thE New Years Eve City Fox Odyssey

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The Cityfox Odyssey New Year’s Eve And New Year’s Day 2019 Extravaganza At Avant Gardner


T
he Cityfox Odyssey NYE Marathon With 27 hours Of The World’s Finest House And Techno Acts

Continuing to push the envelope when it comes to nightlife production, New York City’s The Cityfox Experience is pleased to present The Cityfox Odyssey boasting 27 hours of world-class underground acts from 9pm on December 31 to 11:59pm on January 1. Once again taking over an entire city block, the New Year’s Eve festival will encompass four stages across multiple rooms with artists such as Andhim, Adriatique, Brian Cid, Heidi, Honey Dijon, Jamie Jones, Lee Burridge, Tale Of Us, WhoMadeWho (Hybrid Set) and many more. For discerning lovers of quality dance music in Brooklyn, The Cityfox’s Odyssey is the place to be this New Year’s Eve and Day.

The Great Hall @ Cityfox Halloween Festival 2018 | Photo credit: Bryan KwonWelcoming Afterlife mainstays Adriatique, the talented Swiss duo have had an incredible 2018 with the release of their debut album ‘Nude.’ Also on board are “super house” genre creators Andhim as well as No.19 Music label head Art Department, Manjumasi’s very own Atish, Brian Cid who is soon to release his debut LP ‘Meterorite Man’ via Balance Music, and South African producer Culoe De Song. Also on the lineup are Jackathon founder from Canada, Heidi, Mixmag’s No. 2 DJ of 2017, Honey Dijon, and Paradise party starter Jamie Jones who will be tasked with getting the main room rocking immediately after midnight. Innervisions favorite Jon Charnis, All Day I Dream’s ethereal beatmaker Lee Burridge and fast-rising Afterlife and Kompakt star, Patrice Bäumel will also grace The Cityfox Odyssey decks for this New Year’s extravaganza. Rounding out the impressive lineup are Lossless label founders SBTH (Mathias Schober & Thomas Herb), Afterlife and Life & Death co-creators Tale Of Us, sonic experimentalist Tim Green who just released his debut album ‘Echo’ via Cocoon Recordings, and enthralling Danish indie-dance group WhoMadeWho who will treat attendees to a special hybrid set. Opening sets will come from stalwarts of the New York underground sound: Naveen G, Ray Zuniga & Nikita, Rissa Garcia, and Wild Dark.

Transforming the all-encompassing Avant Gardner which is comprised of The Great Hall, The King’s Hall, and The Brooklyn Mirage into an indoor festival space, fans can look forward to a surprise special countdown before the clock strikes midnight. Ticket holders who have attended previous installments of The Cityfox Experience events either at Halloween 2018 or in past years, will be familiar with the promoter’s high attention to detail when it comes to production. Adding to the stellar experience, the vast venue will be equipped with its signature dazzling lights, crystalline KV2 audio sound system, and stunning visual projections. Local Brooklyn food vendors will keep attendees refueled throughout the marathon event and an ambient lounge will cater to those looking for some downtime away from the dance floor. With re-entry permitted, ticket holders are free to celebrate New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day or both in what will be a standout event for underground tastemakers to welcome in 2019 in New York’s nightlife capital, Brooklyn.

Advance tickets available at Resident Advisor.

-We Own the Night

Avant Gardner
140 Stewart Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237