Cielo – February 2008
Cielo 5 Year Anniversary Album on Tommy Boy and February DJ Line-Ups
Cielo continues to celebrate their 5th anniversary year this month with an exciting array of DJ dates. The club will also be releasing the fifth installment in its critically-acclaimed compilation series this June 2008. The special album will commemorate the Cielo 5 Year Anniversary and for this release, Cielo will join forces with the ground-breaking label Tommy Boy. On the new venture, Cielo’s co-owner Nicolas Matar says, “We’re delighted to partner up with legendary music label Tommy Boy to continue the success of our compilation series.” Meanwhile, the club will gear up for what looks like six more weeks of winter, with some intoxicating nights coming your way.
Dance. Here. Now… Better do it, or risk getting whacked as the Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello kills them on the dance floor like he does at his residencies at Pacha in Ibiza and Ministry of Sound, London . Steve's signature acid house sound has helped bring Swedish producers to the forefront of dance music; check him out on Thursday, February 7th.
Kevin Hedge and Louie Vega's uplifting dance party Roots is still going strong every Wednesday at Cielo. Of the renowned groups Blaze and Masters At Work respectively, these two men are living legends in clubland. Check them out each and every Wednesday.
Haven't had enough yet? Return to Cielo on February 8th for the quarterly installment of LA's Deep featuring Marques Wyatt. Wyatt is credited with bringing the deep, soulful sounds of New York house to Los Angeles in the mid-80's. Check him out this weekend as he brings those beats back home to the right coast.
Chris Ryan and Fusion Group present the debut of their new party, Arctic Fusion, promising to revolutionize NYC nightlife. Brooklyn 's own Larry Tee, with support from James Anderson, provide the soundtrack to an extravaganza complete with performers and musicians at every event. This innovative party, which promises to treat every patron like a VIP with concierge service, debuts Sunday February 10.
King Britt returns for a special all-night Deep Space set at the Cielo party of the same name on February 11th. This Monday night weekly promises adventures into future dub, spacey vibes and abstract grooves. The Philadelphia born DJ co-founded Ovum Records with Josh Wink but is now focusing on playing his smooth blend of organic soul to house lovers around the world. Deep Space will feature resident DJ Francois K on the 4th, 18th, and 25th, with a special opening set by T. Tauri the last Monday of the month.
Area Events brings Dutch DJ and producer Fedde le Grand to the decks at Cielo on February 21st. Best known for his ubiquitous single Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit, Fedde will be spinning his unique blend of house and electro for a rare NYC appearance.
Carl Craig starts off a new residency at Demon Day's Valentine's Day Bash. One of techno music's most celebrated auteurs is finally getting the mainstream recognition he deserves. With a Grammy nod for his Junior Boys remix, a performance of his composition "Technology" at Carnegie Hall last month, and a career retrospective coming out on !K7 in February, Craig seems set to take over the world in 2008. Share this special day with us, Thursday February 14th.
Saturday February 16th is Paradizo, one of Cielo's signature party nights. Special guest DJ Olivier from Amnesia, Ibiza , joins Cielo and summertime Pacha Ibiza resident Willie Graff for a much-needed dose of the magical island during this NYC winter. No work Monday? Sunday night the 17th legendary DJ Junior Vasquez hits the decks for his monthly residency.
Finally, celebrate the extra day this month on Thursday February 28th (into the 29th) with Mistress Barbara and the highly anticipated NYC debut of Cobblestone Jazz (live). Mistress Barbara, the first lady of Techno needs no introduction; she has been a fixture since bursting onto the scene in the late 90's. The unique trio Cobblestone Jazz fronted by techno maven Mathew Jonson infuses the improvisation of jazz with his personal style to create a distinctive sound.
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Located at 18 Little West 12th Street, in the heart of New York City ’s trendy Meat Packing District, is open nightly from 10:00pm-4:00am. Cielo is a beautifully designed 350-capacity club featuring a world-class, state-of-the-art digital Funktion One soundsystem. Since its opening in 2003, Cielo has become an internationally renowned dance music nightclub brand and has upheld its edict of world-class music, professional service and all-inclusive atmosphere.
Over the last 5 years, Cielo has continued to triumph and collect accolades including; Club World Awards 2008 nominee for Best Club (Winner 2005 & 2006), Best Party - Dance.Here.Now. and Best Resident DJ- Louie Vega at Roots; Top 50 Nightclubs in the World- DJ Magazine 2006 & 2007; Best Nightclub- Village Voice 2006; Best Deep House Club- New York Magazine 2006; Best Resident DJ Francois K- Club World Awards 2006 & 2005; Best Venue USA- URB Magazine 2005; Best Interior Design- Club World Awards 2004; Best Club- Dancestar Awards USA 2004.
CIELO FEBRUARY 2008