18 Little W 12th St
New York, NY 10014
Courtesy of Kelly Magee
On Thursday night all was right in the house music world when two staples of the genre teamed up for a beautiful night of dancing and fun. Legendary DJ Roger Sanchez was in the building September 3rd at NY’s most legendary house music club, Cielo!
The quarterly party hosted by Roger Sanchez, “Secret Soul Sessions”, has been successfully running for over 5 years now. With Fashion Week in full motion all around the Meatpacking District Thursday, this edition of “Secret Soul Sessions” had no shortage of sexy people looking to get deep with some house music and have a good time.
Can you believe Cielo has been around for 9 years? Now that's something to celebrate. Espcially in the fickle nightlife industry! As one of the original clubs before the Meatpacking District was cool, it has held its own for nearly a decade in what is now NYC's trendiest party neighborhood. The club is known for having two of the longest running weekly parties in the U.S. featuring some of the biggest DJs in the world. Just in the past year, they've hosted star DJs such James Zabiela, Chris Liebing, Ben Watt, Roger Sanchez, Mark Knight and Nick Warren.
Co-owner and resident DJ Nicolas Matar credits Cielo's success to great DJs and quality service. "Cielo has been a labor of love from the very beginning for all those involved. Everything we do is for the love of dance music - from the sound, hospitality, lighting, and quality of music, all are designed to provide a superior night of clubbing." said Matar.
The celebration will feature Cassy along with Cielo residents Nicolas Matar and Willie Graff on Saturday, January 28th.
$20 Tickets available at www.residentadvisor.net
[cover photo by Anthony Yong]
House music icon Danny Howells has been in the biz for the past two decades, and has certainly made his mark on the industry ever since. From touring with Bedrock Records owner & DJ John Digwee and mixing several albums for Global Underground, to creating his own label Dig Deeper in 2008, Danny Howells has become a staple in the industry.
It's about that time. Time to put away the mid-day margaritas and get back on tracks. And yes, that's plural, because we know you've plotted out more than one pathway of meyhem to your ultimate goal: gluttony.
So reserve the booze for tomorrow evening at Cielo, when Chus and Ceballos appear to release their new CD Back to Tracks, Vol 2. (Joonbug brought you the news of the release last month, but after all that noontime Patron, we know you've long since forgotten). Prepare for a night of bucolic cowbells, and delicious vocals, as well as that Madrid-tribal sound signature to the duo. All, of course, under Cielo's famous disco ball.
Remember your 20th birthday? Pony rides. Pin the tail on the donkey. You even were the one who broke the piñata
In case you're a little hazy on what exactly happened when you celebrated two decades of life, these childhood activities were at the heart of Nervous Records turned 20 last Thursday at Cielo.
Hey, it's always been about play.
Last Thursdays' celebration witnessed classic house beats mixed with modern rhythms by DJs Tovar, Pierre, CJ Mackintosh, and Kenny Dope. Everyone was in an elated mood, dancing madly under Cielo's disco ball and stimulating strobe lights. Unfortunately, there was no jumping out of a cake, but instead, Sandy B made a special guest appearance to sing her 1993 off the label, "Feel like Singing'." Oscar G and Ralph Falcon, fellow label stars, were also in attendance. Anthony Lamont was there as well (since when he is not ubiquitous) on the microphone, and the Pacha NYC dancers reigned supreme on the speakers in their pink Nervous tee shirts and booty shorts.
Yes, we swear there was no pin the tail on the donkey.