Monday, September 26, 2011

Some disco love

Nightflight are presenting the Irish premiere of Love Is the Message - A Night at the Gallery 1977, a documentary of the DJ Nicky Siano, on Saturday 1 October at 7 pm at the Grand Social (formerly Pravda). Nicky himself will be DJing after the documentary. Tickets are available on tickets.ie for €15 plus the €2 handling fee. You can also only attend the DJ set afterwards for €10, tickets available at the door.

From the promo,

Nicky Siano was the disco dj that perfected the art of beatmatching at his Gallery nights in New York in the early 70’s. His innovations were to inspire future clubland legends like Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan, and eventually landed him a residency at the mythical New York disco palace Studio 54. He was one of the first DJ’s to move into the studio, collaborating with Arthur Russell and Talking Heads’ David Bryne on the 1978 leftfield disco classic ‘Kiss Me Again’. Following a long hiatus from DJ-ing he took to the decks again at NYC’s infamous Body and Soul parties in 1998. He has travelled all over the world since, bringing the music and spirit of clubland's early days with him. Now a sprightly 56 years of age, his last Dublin appearance in 2009 was supposed to be his last ever, as he planned to retire in the autumn of that year. Turns out he couldn't stay away and with a fresh NYC residency established he looks set to keep the fire burning for some time yet.

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