New York City dance music institutions Nervous Records and Cielo unite once again with the March 6 release of ‘Cielo Sunrise’ – mixed by Nicolas Matar. This compilation arrives as Cielo celebrates nine great years in NYC's Meatpacking District. Over the years, the club has defined itself as a global dance music brand with a successful compilation series, dedication to quality music programming and superior Funktion One sound in an intimate club setting. In 2011, Cielo also became home to Nervous Records own branded music events, which take place on the first Tuesday of each month.
Nicolas Matar's musical style is very diverse, encompassing everything from Deep House, Soulful House, Nu-Jazz, Techno, to Disco Classics – and this is reflected in his gorgeous ‘Sunrise’ mix. With tracks and remixes from Guy Gerber. DJ T, Parker Pooley, Layo & Bushwacka!, Martin Dawson & Glimpse, Humate, Vincenzo, YouANDewan, Jimpster and many more, this mix perfectly captures the programming at Cielo on any given night.
When first opened Cielo was a neighbourhood pioneer in the Meatpacking District, establishing roots in an area best known for meat warehouses and unsightly characters. Since then the area has developed into a hub of designer hotels, fashion boutiques and high-end restaurants. To this day, the club has never strayed from its vision of being a music-driven dance venue and over the years established itself as one of the top clubs in the world. The venue's one-room design and sunken dancefloor provides an intimate connection between the DJ and clubber that is unparalleled.
"Cielo has been a labour of love from the very beginning for all those involved. Everything we do is for the love of dance music - from the sound, hospitality, lighting, and quality of music, all are designed to provide a superior night of clubbing," Matar says.
The club serves as host for two of the longest running weekly parties in the U.S. The legendary Body & Soul doyen Francois K helms Deep Space Mondays and house music legends Louie Vega & Kevin Hedge host Roots Wednesdays. Over the last year, the club has also seen its share of global superstar DJs including, Laurent Garnier, Luciano, Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia. Nine years from its inception, Cielo still strives for excellence, never straying from its original vision and constantly delivering as an international clubbing destination for both DJs and clubbers. The ‘Cielo Sunrise’ release party is schedule for March 31 at – where else – Cielo