NEW YORK’S CIELO CELEBRATES 14 YEARS OF MUSIC ON SATURDAY JANUARY 21ST
The renown nightlife institution welcomes Jody Wisternoff and Sleepy & Boo for a special anniversary event
When Cielo opened its doors on Little West 12th Street in 2003, the club set a new standard for sound, music and nightlife in New York City. 14 years later, almost an eternity in the nightlife world, Cielo continues to stand as one of New York’s most celebrated dance institutions. On Saturday, January 21st, Cielo will celebrate its 14th Anniversary, welcoming the UK’s standout DJ and producer Jody Wisternoff back to the booth for a headlining set, with support from the club’s residents Sleepy & Boo. A night of deep, driving and uplifting house music is the perfect way to honor Cielo’s longevity – and steady presence as one of New York’s finest dance music destinations.
Founded by Nicolas Matar, Cielo’s consistency and dedication to its core mission are the reasons why it continues to thrive. From the beginning, Cielo’s striking design, thoughtful layout, and perhaps most importantly, its ground-breaking Funktion One sound system, set the club apart from its contemporaries. Over the years, Cielo has won numerous awards, and been recognized by countless industry aficionados, and it ushered in a new era where appreciation for top-quality sound systems was paramount amongst clubgoers and DJs alike. Its musical policy has been another firm foundation – instead of chasing after hype, Cielo is a home for house music, and its many derivatives. It honors New York’s traditional sounds and styles, but it is also firmly connected to the international scene and new talent that has arisen. It has featured the pioneers Francois K, Tedd Patterson, Kevin Hedge and Louie Vega as long-running residents, and hosted a who’s who of international DJ talent as guests from across the dance music spectrum throughout its years – including Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Frankie Knuckles, The Martinez Brothers, Seth Troxler, Marco Carola, Joris Voorn, Ben Watt, Danny Tenaglia, Dixon, Lee Burridge and many, many more. Giant Step, Made Event, and Dance.Here.Now are just some of the taste-making New York promoters who have staged their own events at the club during its 14 year run.
Jody Wisternoff will be headlining Cielo for this anniversary night. Currently, Jody is riding high on the recent release of Anjunadeep 08, a two-disc compilation of tracks that has been mixed and hand-selected by him alongside the label boss James Grant. The compilation has topped the iTunes release charts, and Anjunadeep’s sound has spread like wildfire worldwide over the last several years, espousing a lush, deep and emotive interpretation of house music, with the label’s showcases packing venues and festival stages. Wisternoff, who is also the co-founder of the legendary Way Out West duo (alongside Nick Warren), has become one of Anjunadeep’s standard-bearers. Anjunadeep’s ethos, touching on everything from classic deep house to cutting-edge progressive, fits perfectly with Cielo’s musical poiicy: embracing the future of dance music while never losing sight of the core values of the past.
Warming up for Jody on this night will be Sleepy & Boo, the veteran New York DJ and production duo who themselves have a long relationship with Cielo. Every month, they headline at Cielo for their own night, Illusion, an event that celebrated its two-year anniversary in October. Illusion is their second multi-year residency at Cielo, and in addition to their own events, they have supported a wide array of out of town guests at the club before. They have recently become known for their production work, releasing tracks and EPs on labels such as Yoshitoshi, Savoir Faire Musique, 3Bridge Records, Nitegrooves and many more. They also have a long-running friendship with Jody Wisternoff, and they have DJed alongside him many times before.
Tickets for the Cielo 14th Anniversary are now on sale at Cieloclub.com and Resident Advisor.