Ben Watt returns to spin at Cielo tonight, for the first time in over a year. The other half of Everything But the Girl will be joined by Sleepy & Boo, the New York DJ team behind Basic NYC parties. Advanced ticket sales are closed, but tickets will be available at the door starting at 10pm.
Big thanks to Puja at The Village Voice for covering our Annual MLK event, DJed this year by Questlove and MC Yameen Allworld.
Party anthems and silly humor aside, at its best, the night made us remember exactly what we were celebrating. The most touching moment for us came at the onset of Aly-Us' house anthem "Follow Me": Basked in flecks of gold light from the disco balls above, the entire club sang along to a chorus of "Why don't you follow me/To a place where we can be free," prompting even those headed for the door to linger. "Can we stay through the end of this song?" we heard the girl next to us ask her friend. "I feel like we need to be here for this."
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The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations are right around the corner and we are very excited about our favorite holiday. On Sunday, January 16th, join Questlove & MC Yameen Allworld – for their debut at our annual Tribute – at Cielo, as we come together to celebrate the legendary man who stood up for freedom and equality in America and beyond. As a very special offer to our community, we have a very limited amount of tickets for $10 only, with advance tickets for $15 after that.
In case you didn't know, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of our favorite holidays. We celebrated in true Giant Step style by donating some of our proceeds to Doctors Without Borders for their relief work in Haiti. DJ Spinna, and DJ Rich Medina were there to set the perfect groove. Thank you to all who came out and had a grand old time with us.