Rissa Garcia Joins Paradise NYC Wax Stage September 22nd at Brooklyn Mirage

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Paradise Official showcase at The Brooklyn Mirage on September 22nd.

Jamie Jones 
ART DEPARTMENT
Omar S
Carlo Lio B2B Nathan Barato
Kevin Knapp
Eskuche

NYC Wax Stage (vinyl only)
KO. b2b Emma
Max Pask b2b DJ Bruce
Nathaniel Jay (Love Notes From Brooklyn) b2b Rissa Garcia
Michel Harruch

21+

Please note we have a strict NO BAG policy for medium, large sized and camelback bags.
Purses are allowed but nothing larger.

Music is 4 Lovers Mix & Interview

 Step into this weeks hot and soapy LoveBath with NYC’s underground warrior, Rissa Garcia. Has head cheese over at Nightchild Records and resident and spearhead for the roving party series, Dancing Room Only, Rissa has takin’ her licks and earned her stripes working just as hard on the dancefloor as she does in the booth.  Here, she blesses us with an hour long mix chalk full of the classic, New York flavored deep house she’s become known for. This is what  real  house music sounds like kiddies….pay attention and get wet!

Step into this weeks hot and soapy LoveBath with NYC’s underground warrior, Rissa Garcia. Has head cheese over at Nightchild Records and resident and spearhead for the roving party series, Dancing Room Only, Rissa has takin’ her licks and earned her stripes working just as hard on the dancefloor as she does in the booth.

Here, she blesses us with an hour long mix chalk full of the classic, New York flavored deep house she’s become known for. This is what real house music sounds like kiddies….pay attention and get wet!

Soul Clap Presents: House of EFUNK

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PopGun Presents x Soul Clap Presents: 

HALL
└ Soul Clap
└└ Scott Grooves Overdubs
└└└ Justin Strauss
└└└└ Christine Renee

ZONE ONE
└ Rissa Garcia
└└ TORIBIO
└└└ DJMisbehaviour

ROOFTOP
└ Amp Fiddler
└└ Soul Clap

TICKETS➟ http://bit.ly/2l80Uvj
21+

✰ ROOFTOP SCHEDULE ✰
Rooftop opens: 5PM
Event doors: 6PM
Event ends: 10PM
Rooftop closes: 2AM

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Tuesday July 3rd: Danny Krivit, Rissa Garcia, L&l&l Record Club

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Good Room BK Presents

Danny Krivit
Rissa Garcia
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L&L&L Record Club 
in the Bad Room All Night Long

Free entry with RSVP before 1AM - http://bit.ly/2HKMslN

Free entry for Good Room Members all night

*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.**

Friday June 29th 2018: Joeski/ Angel Moraes/ Toribio/ Rissa Garcia at Output

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Output Club Presents

Free w/ RSVP before 12am - RSVP
Joeski
Angel Moraes
Toribio
Rissa Garcia

21+
Doors at 10PM
Enter at Wythe Ave

Ticket Terms and Conditions:
Tickets are non-transferable
Ticket holders must present ID at the door - No Exceptions
Tickets purchased via 3rd party sellers such as StubHub will not be honoured
Reservations, table service and group sales are not available.

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.

Tickets on sale now


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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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