Rissa Garcia

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

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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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 & 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.

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.

Get Tickets- Dancing Room Only presents Danny Krivit, Forward Disco & Rissa Garcia

Get Tickets- Dancing Room Only presents Danny Krivit, Forward Disco & Rissa Garcia


"One year ago, our very good friend Rissa Garcia launched, what would soon become one of NYC’s can’t miss events ‘Dancing Room Only‘ at Cielo. For the launch, she presented Danny Krivit, with support from Forward Disco residents Sean Cormac & Chili Davis, as well as herself, the DRO resident artist. Over the last year DRO has presented a master class in house music taught by some of the best, including Todd Terry, Charles Webster, Victor Simonelli, Jacques Renault, DJ Spinna, Eli Escobar, Jellybean Benitez and many more. For her one year anniversary, Rissa is bringing back the legendary Danny Krivit with support once again from Sean & Chili. This lineup has been intact now for three Forward Disco events, two Dancing Room Only events and one magical 718 Sessions. Needless to say, our nights with Rissa and Danny have been the kind of nights that people refer to as some of their best nights out and the kind of night that is always met with ‘we can’t wait for the next one’ as soon as the night ends. Do not miss out on this one!

Jellybean Benitez Takes us back to the Funhouse!

Jellybean Benitez Takes us back to the Funhouse!

On Thursday January 26th, Jellybean Benitez joins Dancing Room Only with a special Funhouse/Paradise Garage style classic house set.

“A giant of New York City club culture during the 1980s, John “Jellybean” Benitez was born to a Puerto Rican mother in the South Bronx. Gravitating toward music at a young age, he started frequenting disco clubs in the mid ‘70s and quickly became an established DJ in the scene.

12/8/16 Dancing Room Only presents DJ Spinna with Jon Martin & Rissa Garcia

12/8/16 Dancing Room Only presents DJ Spinna with Jon Martin & Rissa Garcia

Our next special guest at Dancing Room Only NYC is none other than DJ Spinna! WE LOVE DAYS LIKE THIS! 

Check out his recent interview for his gig in Italy at NEUHM – Not Everyone Understands HOUSE MUSIC Here

Also joining in on the fun is local NYC native Jon Martin. Jon's been a deeply embedded in the NYC circuit for quite sometime and you may have heard him most recently at Brooklyn's Starvue private event space. 

Soundwall Magazine Podcast # 333: Rissa Garcia

Born and raised in one of the cradles of the New York house music Rissa Garcia it grows influenced by traditional sounds of Latin cities, jazz, R & B, soul, house, rock, disco and funk. She falls in love with house music after a night at Vinyl, with his majesty Danny Tenaglia console. The emotions of that night become obsessions, which will build on his career, starting in a small New York club in 2004 and arriving in the mythical consoles like those of Cielo, Output, Santos Party House and TBA. Today Rissa Garcia also has her own label, where in addition to her work public junior staff of the American scene with the support and respect of Alexander Robotnik, Louie Vega, X-Press 2 and Jus-Ed. To you, straight from the Big Apple, Soundwall presents Rissa Garcia.

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Soundwall is the reference point of the national clubbing, according to the experts the best of electronic music magazine in Italy. Soundwall deals with events, reviews, interviews and everything related to the world of electronic music to 360 °. Soundwall also offers its readers the contest (in which they are giving away over a free pass even travel packages to Italian and international festivals) and a podcast channel (consistently in the top 10 of iTunes) with mixed exclusively made by the best artists of the panorama world.

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Rissa Garcia- House Salad Guest Mix

House Saladcast # 395 @ Rissa Garcia
Nightchild Records
New York, USA

DJ/producer Rissa Garcia is Nightchild Records label boss and has an understanding of the beats that sets her apart from the crowd. Rissa Garcia offers a sound that is perfectly aligned with the high grade electronic beat that exemplifies the classy side of house music. Nightchild Sessions are pure quality and geared for true houselovers. The vibe is warm and friendly, never straying too far into the deepness and always skirting around the underground funk that makes her sets such a delight. Check out Rissa on Soundcloud or Facebook from running commentary on what she gets up to in the studio, you won’t be disappointed.

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www.facebook.com/DJRissaGarcia

Booking : bookings@nightchildrecords.com

Nightchild Records : @nightchild-records \ @nightchildexcursions
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Tickets Now on Sale for Danny Krivit at Cielo

“Danny Krivit's 45-year DJ career reads like the evolution of dance music itself. He grew up in the '60s, experiencing the very earliest days of New York disco, and later gained a musical education at some of the world's most legendary nightspots. The Loft, The Gallery, The Paradise Garage—Danny was a regular at them all. Remarkably, Krivit is one of only a handful of DJs other than Larry Levan to have played at The Garage.