David Benenati, Derek Marin
David Benenati presents a night of disorienting party fun in tribute to the old New York Underground.
...Hailing from Denver, CO, Larry reached out and discovered dance music firsthand by jumping into the vinyl junkie community and landed a part time job Casa Del Soul Records. He hooked up with local heroes Marky Star and Joe Thomas for a 2 year residency at The Upstairs Lounge, pushing the fresh new sounds of tech-house and beyond. Larry has been slowly but surely making a name for himself throwing parties and booking events at the Shelter and Vinyl Nightclubs while holding DJ residencies in the clubs as well. He started doing his own Live PA in January of 2006, debuting in NYC for his closest friend in Dance Music, Taimur Agha. Larry teamed up with Pier Bucci and formed the group Glacier for the infamous Vancouver/Berlin transplant label, Wagon Repair. Currently getting inspiration from DJ's like Craig Richards, Three, Michael Mayer, and Bill Patrick, Larry Ursini is all about pushing the records you may not know, but really enjoy shaking your ass to.
A drummer turned techno producer, Derek has been making beats since he was 9. He is best known for his productions on Tech House labels over the past ten years like Plastic City, Intrinsic Design, and Matterform plus his unofficial remixes of Daft Punk and Depeche Mode under the monikers Sideview & Modest D. He was a resident at Sleaze Factor, one of the first Tech House parties in New York & played alongside some of the greatest producers & DJs in the scene like Terry Francis, Evil Eddie Richards, Mr. C, Carl Craig etc. In 2004, Marin established his own imprint, Faucet Music, with the sub labels Modest Music and Sideviewer Records. He now is Doing A&R for the Subtrak label. Look for his upcoming releases on the newly relaunched labels Intrinsic Design & Faucet Music plus remixes on Dailtone & Subtrak Records.
What can we say about Shawn - owner of Halcyon the coolest record shop ever. Come hear him prove why they have the best tracks...
Halcyon is a much loved and highly respected record store in Brooklyn, New York City. From humble origins Halcyon has evolved into a multifaceted entity, engaging along the way in an array of artistic projects, organic collaborations and business initiatives that have touched upon the fields of retail, event production, promotion, design, music, community building, charitable fund raising and more.
“The Beating Heart of NYC’s Underground,” as it was described on the cover of Time Out New York’s 2001 Clubs Annual, is a rare breed, indeed. In a time when urban culture is co-opted, corrupted, and consumed without shame, halcyon endures, independent and unmolested; a valued icon of authenticity, a trusted purveyor of quality, an established pillar centered in, and powered by, the world’s most diverse and dynamic creative community – Brooklyn, NY.