January 4: Doctor Jeep (Trouble & Bass, Enchufada) and Francois K.: Free entry with complimentary cocktails before 11pm w/ efyler. $12 after midnight with flyer, $20 without.
Doctor Jeep (Trouble & Bass, Enchufada)
DOCTOR JEEP BIO:
Doctor Jeep is a 25-year old New York native known to most as Andre Lira. While attending college in Boston he quickly gained notoriety as one of the city’s most eclectic young selectors, blending upbeat house and techno with the global sounds of baile funk, dancehall, old-school uk garage, african percussionism and more. With DJ sets mixing the past, present, and future of dance music in some of Boston and New York’s best clubs, he has proven to adapt to any vibe and make it his own style of party.
Production-wise, Jeep’s music has been described as “a style somewhere between the tropical inclinations of Dutty Artz, the grinding 808 electro of Swamp81, and the breakbeat-heavy sound of 90′s UK rave music.” With four releases on NYC's legendary Trouble & Bass imprint, and DJ support from internationally known artists such as Claude VonStroke, Eats Everything, Shy FX, B.Traits, Hannah Wants, Addison Groove, and My Nu Leng to name a few, the future looks bright for this young producer.
January 11: Francois K.'s Birthday with Bruce Forest and Francois K.
BRUCE FOREST BIO:
The legendary American DJ/producer Bruce Forest was the resident DJ in the ‘80’s at NYC’s Better Days, a well-known underground club, that served as an incubator for, then emerging, talents such as David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Tony Humphies & Timmy Regisford, amongst many others. Bruce was best known for being one of the first DJ’s to play house in NYC back in 1984, and he was also a pioneer bringing studio gear into the dj booth. He produced and remixed hundreds of albums and tracks by artists including Whitney Houston, Madonna, Rick James, Earth Wind & Fire, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Boy George, Erasure, Robert Palmer, Donna Summer, Blondie, and is best known for his remix of Carl Bean’s “I Was Born This Way” created with Shep Pettibone.
THE FULL STORY:
Legendary American DJ/producer who replaced the late Tee Scott as the resident DJ at NYC's Better Days, a primarily Black Gay discotheque near Times Square. Better Days was one of the longest running clubs in NYC, opening in 1972 and becoming "Bedrox" in 1989, when Bruce left, not wanting to be part of the Gotti family's business once they bought what had been Better Days. Hanna-Barbera's legal team quickly put an end to the new owners' misuse of their trademarked "Flintstones" name, and Better Days did re-open for several months, with several notable DJs playing there, and subsequently closed for the very last time, becoming a restaurant.
Better Days was a fertile DJ incubator, with some of the famous guests being: David Morales, Kenny Carpenter, Shep Pettibone, Tony Humphries, Larry Patterson, Bert Bevens, Timmy Regisford, Bert Lockett, and many more. Tough crowd, but the best energy ever for a medium sized club.
Bruce started bringing homemade electronics (samplers, computers, keyboards, digital recorders..) into Better Days in 1982, and by 1984, the legendary David Cole was often playing keyboards over various tracks that Bruce would play. These jams could go on for hours, and were the inspiration for several records released by others, such as "My Loleatta" and "Do It Properly!".
His first remix ever was UDM - To Please You from 1982, and he often would do a special mix for the club, run over and play it fresh off the tape to gauge reaction, then go back to the studio to fine tune. He remixed/produced hundreds of records, and was involved in production of the very first Chicago house releases. He moved to the UK in 1989, played guest spots at Astoria, Land of Oz and other London venues. He lived across the street from SARM West studios in London, bringing a NY feel to British artists like Elton John and Paul McCartney, while still making serious club records for Virgin's More Protein label.
He was married in 1991, and decided to leave music production in 1994 to go full time into digital media technology, specifically music and film distribution on the net. He moved back to the States in 1995, and he still loves to go back to his DJ roots and spend hours playing with Traktor. Bruce's portfolio of mixes, remixes and production work speaks for itself.
January 18: Manchildblack (The Illustrious Blacks/Hype Life Music)/Francois K. celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
It is an honor to dedicate Deep Space to Martin Luther King Jr.
"Solid soulful goodness for the dancefloor!" - Mark de Clive-Lowe
Recording artist, DJ and NYC nightlife promoter Manchildblack returns to Deep Space for another deeply soulful set. His digital music label Hype Life Music is creating a buzz amongst DJ’s and tastemakers around the world.
Manchildblack has had a steady stream of musical releases as a dance music artist including the bangers "We Are," "Rain," and "Live 4 Love, " and Hype Life Music's "Endlessly Beginning." The music video for his R&B flavored debut single "To The Sky" received heavy rotation on the BET spin-off channel Centric. 2012 saw the release of Manchildblack's musical collabo with DJ Afro (Los Amigos Invisibles) titled The Copasetic, and the beginning of his musical partnership with performance artist Monstah Black as The Illustrious Blacks. He is currently hosting a radio show on WBAI-FM "Air W/ The Blacks."
January 25: Francois K. all night!
FRANCOIS K. BIO
François K. is revered as the co-creator of New York City’s legendary dance party Body&SOUL. He is also the creator and resident dj of Deep Space. He tours worldwide for not only his soulful house dj sets, but also for his techno and dub mixes. Over the years he performed regularly at Studio 54, Paradise Garage, The Loft, Ministry of Sound, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, Roxy and Club Yellow in Japan, to name a few. In great demand, François has gone into the studio to produce/remix recordings by Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Jimmy Cliff, Underworld, Eurythmics, Bunny Wailer, U2, Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, the Smiths, Dido, Finley Quaye, Diana Ross, Cure, Mick Jagger, Fishbone, Talvin Singh, D Train, Erasure, Yazoo, Black Uhuru, Thomas Dolby, and Jah Wobble. In 2005 François was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame.
Deep Space, is an adventure into future dub, spacey vibes, and abstract grooves featuring resident DJ François K. live on the mixing board with special guests.
Since the party’s launch in 2003, Deep Space has featured a who’s who of well known and then emerging artists from around the world representing a stunning array of musical styles that Deep Space is known for integrating into its open minded aesthetic. While the mission of Deep Space remains committed to sharing a love of dub, a vast, under-appreciated musical direction, the party has invited a great range of guest artists to share their creative dub mixing approaches to all things spacey, psychedelic and mind-bending.
From dubstep pioneers such as Mala, Kode9 and Digital Mystikz, to house, techno & disco icons such as Giorgio Moroder, Dimitri from Paris, Theo Parrish, Rhythm & Sound, Ron Trent, Carl Craig, Scuba, Joe Claussell, Derrick May, to cutting edge producers and tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Jamie xx, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mr. Scruff, DJ Spooky and dub legends such as Adrian Sherwood with Pinch, Mad Professor, Mutabaruka and U-Roy, and Brazilian icons Otto with Carlinhos Brown and plenty of live musical and dance performers, Deep Space continues to be a magnet for attracting many of electronic dance music’s most innovative artists. Almost all of the guest artists who play at Deep Space create truly one-of-kind, crate-digging "Deep Space sets."
Deep Space has been presented abroad at the Big Chill Festival (UK), Plastic People (UK), TDK Cross Central Festival (UK), Space Lab Yellow (Japan), Café Jamaica (Japan), Precious Hall (Japan), Phase (Japan), throughout France, in Berlin, Denmark, SONAR Festival in Barcelona and across the U.S. In 2010 Deep Space received a dedicated night at Burning Man’s Disorient camp. In 2004 Deep Space was nominated for “Best Club Night” by the internationally televised “DanceStar USA” awards. In 2005 & 2006 François K. won “Best Resident DJ Award” at the Club World Awards held in Miami. Deep Space was named “Best Party 2004” in Time Out New York. Deep Space was nominated for “Best Party,” at the Club World Awards 2006 and 2007. New York Magazine featured Deep Space in the “Best of New York 2006” issue. In 2013 Do Androids Dance lauded Deep Space as one of “The 10 Best Club Nights in the US.” Francois K. was named "Best Resident DJ" by the 2015 Nightclub Awards. Also in 2015 Time Out New York listed Deep Space as "one of the top 20 parties in NYC right now." In 2005 Deep Space NYC Vol. 1, a compilation mixed by François K., was released on Wave Music’s imprint Deep Space Media to critical acclaim.
Free entry and complimentary vodka cocktails before 11pm with eflyer. $12 with eflyer after 11 pm; $20 without.
You are welcome to show the flyer on your phone from this page.
No dress code - just an open mind.
Cielo, 18 Little W. 12th Street, NYC
between Washington St. and 9th Ave
subway: A, C, E, 1, 9, 2 or 3 at 14th St; L at 8th Ave
21+ with photo ID
Dub-inspired music from Deep Space Media: