COSMIC TWINS-DERRICK MAY AND FRANCOIS K. DANCE.HERE.TOO. AT SANTOS
Saturday December 26
Robpromotions & Benny Soto present...
Saturdays @ Santos
Get Tickets http://www.danceherenownyc.com
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street NYC
Doors open 10pm
Saturday: Amateur night, right? Immortalized in John Travolta movies and Misfits songs, it’s when everybody suits up and goes out. And you know what that means: Bad crowds, please-‘em-all music, and no space to dance.
Well the guys who brought Thursdays back are ready to perform Saturdays the same service. Rob Fernandez & Benny Soto, the promoters behind award-winning shindig Dance.Here.Now., are proud to present Dance.Here.Too. A new concept in weekend fun that adapts the music-first DHN vibe to a party after which you don’t have to wake up for work.
“We realized that Saturday had fallen off the menu for a lot of people, and that’s just a waste of a night off,” says Rob.
“We wanted to create an alternative to the big, impersonal club experience that is more of a coming together of people that love music in a big way. We're taking back Saturday nights.,” says Benny.
Set at Santos Party House – one of the city’s best dance-friendly venues with a custom sound system that defies ear fatigue – DHT will bring the focus back to you, your friends and the music. No nonsense, no door drama, no fuss.
With a wide-open music policy, featured DJs will run the gamut from house (American and European), to electro, to uncategorizable. Already booked: Nervous Records artist/house legend Oscar G; the European “DJ’s DJ,” Danny Howells; and superstar-of-the-moment Laidback Luke. (Full list of dates below.) So next time you’re actually considering putting on your PJs and watching “Saturday Night Live,” set the DVR, get up, and get out to Santos and Dance.Here.Too.
Born and raised in France, living in New York City since 1975, François K. (François Kevorkian) started out as a drummer who soon tried his hand at DJ’ing in underground clubs around 1976. His career then quickly took off. He was offered a position doing A&R for legendary record label Prelude Records, and remixed many of their classic tracks such as "You're The One For Me' and "Keep On" by D-Train, "Beat The Street" by Sharon Redd, and many more. His stint there ended in 1982. During that time, he was invited to DJ’d at New York-New York, The Paradise Garage, The Loft, Better Days, Studio 54, Les Mouches, Buttermilk Bottom, AM-PM, and Club Zanzibar. His success as a remixer and producer led him to work or collaborate with many more mainstream artists, such as The Eurhythmics, Diana Ross, U2, Kraftwerk, Mick Jagger, Ashford&Simpson, The Cure, Jean-Michel Jarre, Pet Shop Boys, Cabaret Voltaire, Depeche Mode and many more.
François he is still very much in demand as remixer today, working in recent years on material for the likes of Cesaria Evora, Moloko, Ame Strong, Talvin Singh, Underworld, Juan Atkins, Rinocerose, B 52's, Bent, Gloria Estefan, Yoko Ono, Cirque du Soleil and others.
If one name crops up again and again in discussions of techno, it is that of Derrick "Mayday" May. Alongside Atkins, Juan, Craig, Carl and Saunderson, Kevin, May is regarded as one of the kings of the Detroit sound. Inspired by Yello and Kraftwerk, he began to make electronic music with Atkins and
http://girlpr.motionforum.net/just-...#5047Saunderson while studying with them at Belleville High, Detroit. Recording either as Mayday or Rhythim Is Rhythim (occasionally in conjunction with Carl Craig) and generally on his own Transmat Records label, he went on to carve out a new vein in dance music that synthesized the advances of the electro movement with the more challenging end of the House movement - a music that defined "techno". Early cuts such as "Nude Photo" (co-written with Thomas Barnett) and "The Dance", both on Transmat, were inspirational to many. However, it was the release of "Strings Of Life" in 1987 (co-written with Michael James) with its wide appeal to the house music fans of the 80s & 90s, simultaneously brought May his deserved acclaim and Detroit techno to European club-goers.
May spends most of his time touring the world as a DJ, continuing in the tradition of the likes of Ken Collier and Larry Levan, a tradition he started with his Deep Space parties all those years ago. He also still runs his Transmat label from Detroit, which has been given a new lease of life in recent years with the introduction of many artists that have helped kick start Detroit's 'third wave' of dominence over techno. Artists like Aril Brikha, Microworld and Indio have taken the label in a new direction, maybe less raw and brutal as May's early work, but still full of the same emotionally unrestrained sexy electronic funk that Derrick May helped give birth to.