Nicky Siano has played a huge part in helping to shape modern club culture. In 1971 at 17 years old he opened The Gallery with his brother in New York City. At the time he was considered by many as NYC’s finest DJ and he had a huge influence on two young dancers at The Gallery by the names of Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan. His infamous birthday parties helped to the launch the careers of Grace Jones and Loleatta Holloway.
“Larry Levan and I would blow up balloons, set up the food bar, prepare the punch, and give out acid, but we also spent a lot of the time hanging out in the booth, watching Nicky’s every move. He pretty much taught us what we were doing.” Frankie Knuckles
40 years on from The Gallery opening Nicky is still DJing all over the world mixing the classic disco sound he became famous for with fresh new house music. Check this dope mix from Djoon in Paris below
The word legend is massively overused in today’s society. DJ’s with one release and a half decent Boiler Room appearance are fawned over and christened legends by the masses. Its safe to say in the case of Nicky Siano the use of the world legend is fully justified.
You can catch Dan and Mike playing alongside Nicky Siano and Chris Duckenfield for Seminal @ Club Fez on August 31st
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/478340712255733/