The Martinez Brothers (NYC), Rooz (DeepBlue/DJRooz.com), Adnan Sharif (Forward), Gravity (Pink Mammoth), Sleazemore (Lights Down Low), Bo (Tec-Tac-Toe), Bardia F & ThuyVu (Blue Orb Records), Pedro Arbulu Vs Matt Hubert (Crystalized)
Open Bar from 9-10!
Chris and Steve Martinez were both still teenagers when they first seized the attention of the house music scene. And while their age may still be a sticking point for the lazier observers out there (for the record, Chris is now 19, Steve 23), they've long since established themselves beyond their headline grabbing backstory. You see, the Martinez Brothers are now a fully-fledged force, enjoying one of the busiest touring schedules on the international circuit, while developing their striking brand of club-ready house music.
The Martinez Brothers' tale may read like the archetypal dance music biography, but you simply don't attain the levels they've achieved without starting early. Chris and Steve's father was hugely influential in this regard. The pair both played a variety of instruments growing up - keyboards, bass, drums, percussion - and performed in bands in and around the Bronx. Salsa, Latin, jazz, African music and hip-hop were all staples of their diet, although it took their father's guidance to turn them on to the genre within which they are now world renowned. Through his intimate knowledge of disco, accrued as a regular at legendary New York nightspots like Paradise Garage, Stevie Sr. began to introduce the boys to the roots of the genre and, of course, its offspring: house music.