DJ Times Review: Rissa Garcia-Wanna Feel Loved EP


“A sweet three pack EP here from Garcia, a New York house mainstay. I Wanna Feel kicks a hip-swaying, tribal tinged groove -perfect for a dark dancefloor. “Tryna Prove” rides a tough rhythm until a combo of sweet key stabs and scat singing delivers a catchy melody. “Outta Love” thumps and builds with a purpose - a real call to the dancefloor - then drops intoxicating vocal samples for hand-raising effect. If you want a taste of modern deep house sounds, here’s the real thing."

-Jim Tremayne

DJ Times

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Produced & Written by: Rissa Garcia
Mixed and Edited by: Carlos Ruiz
Artwork: Sean Cormac
Mastered by: Rob Small Mastering

Mixmag Premiere: Rissa Garcia- Tryna Prove

NYC-based Rissa Garcia, the Dancing Room Only resident DJ and founder of NightChild Records, steps up to release her debut in the ‘Wanna Feel Loved’ EP via her own imprint, which features the jacking house anthem ‘Tryna Prove’.

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. Her first release is a massive step out of the DJ booth and proves there’s much more to come from this rising talent.

Rissa Garcia’s ‘Wanna Feel Loved’ EP is set for release December 21.

FRI. 11.23 | MATEO & MATOS + Rissa Garcia: RSVP – Free Before Midnight


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“One of the most gifted and focused production teams in the New York house underground, John “Roc” Mateo and Eddie “E-Z” Matos were both educated in the warm vibe of disco first-hand by listening to classic DJs on New York radio during the late ’70s.”
-Feel My Bicep

They have been inspired by listening to Larry Levan, Tony Humphries, Shep Pettibone and Little Louie Vega. They were introduced to Vega later that year, learning about studio production and engineering from him, and by 1989, they were working on their own productions.In the years from 1986 through 1989 Mateo & Matos performed at a large number of club festivals and old school block parties in the tri-state area of New York. After several releases on their own Final Cut Records label, they went on to record for Oxygen Music Works, Henry Street, Nervous Records, Nite Grooves and Spiritual Life Music in the mid-1990s. Their debut album as producers, New York Rhythms, appeared on the Scottish Glasgow Underground Recordings label in 1997, with a second volume appearing the following year. In 1999, these were followed by The Many Shades of Mateo & Matos.

They’ve since brought their work to deejay appearances in over 30 countries and dozens of original productions and remixes on record labels such as Manuscript Records Ukraine, King Street Records, Defected Records, and Large Records.

They’ll be joined by resident and NYC house main stay Rissa Garcia.

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Just Announced: Dance of the Dead: Tony Humphries, Maurice Fulton & Rissa Garcia

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Special Halloween Night Edition of Dancing Room Only with Legendary Tony Humphries. Also joining celebrating is birthday Maurice Fulton! 

Tony Humphries became a DJ in the early 1980s. He was one of the earliest proponents of house music and has been instrumental in spreading the genre on both sides of the Atlantic. Humphries' work encompasses studio production and remixes, radio slots on WRKS 98.7 Kiss-FM and Hot 97, and DJ residencies at clubs including Club Zanzibar (Newark, New Jersey) and Ministry of Sound in London, UK 

Maurice Fulton is one of house music’s true originals, an eccentric ex-pat American (currently living in Melbourne) DJ and producer who never fails to surprise and delight his listeners. His first album since the leftfield Stories Of A Broken Heart And Recovering which he recorded as Ladyvipb (for Nuphonic) is an altogether more accessible and dancefloor friendly affair... Maurice Fulton has been round the block in more ways than one, not only did he have a hand in producing Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters, one of the most successful house tunes of the early ‘90s; he is the darling of both the underground house and leftfield scenes with an enviable back catalogue, he also has a capacity for landing himself ‘in the soup’. 

$10 Earlybird//$15 Pre-Sale//$20 General Admission

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


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

Jamie Jones 
Omar S
Carlo Lio B2B Nathan Barato
Kevin Knapp

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


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


PopGun Presents x Soul Clap Presents: 

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

└ Rissa Garcia
└└└ DJMisbehaviour

└ Amp Fiddler
└└ Soul Clap


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


Good Room BK Presents

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

Free entry with RSVP before 1AM -

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


Output Club Presents

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

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


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


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
(Cahoots Records, Plastic People, Kolour Recordings)
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.

(Traxx Underground, Pocket Money Records, Skylax)
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)
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.

(Cahoots Records, Hoover The House)
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.

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


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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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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