In the thick of winter, New Yorkers may find themselves longing for some warm, uplifting California vibes, and that’s exactly what DJs Isaiah Martin and Lexel are set to deliver this Saturday at Cielo. From ramshackle desert utopias to posh award show afterparties, these two have been putting their eclectic taste and undeniable devotion to work, winning over music lovers the world over.
Martin is perhaps most well-known for spending six years jocking a semi-weekly residency at Thump Radio, the highest-rated mix slot in its category for years in a row; that and his numerous remixes for the likes of Destiny’s Child and Dave Dresden. He has manned the mix at Coachella, Burning Man and Winter Music Festival, plus residences at Godskitchen and the Red Bull Mansion, not to mention opening slots for the likes of Janet Jackson, Prince and Aerosmith. He is now spearheading Jet Set Radio on the Evolution Channel, taking listeners through a soundscape of deep house and progressive techno.
Originally from Europe, Alex Lloyd aka Lexel has rocked from his home base in San Francisco all the way out to Hong Kong. Also a burning man vet, he’s shown no signs of slowing his turntable conquest. He’s got disco grooves, deep house beats and progressive interludes on deck, as his acclaim grows as we speak.
These two titans of rhythm join up for a special stop at Cielo Saturday night. Expect something unique, something massive.