Sat, Nov 21
Sun, Nov 22
The Saint at Large Present: Night People
Nita Aviance, Sharon White, Ryan Smith, Michael Fierman
260 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
Doors 11:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Conjuring the mystery and mystique of the ancient Pyramids, The Saint At Large presents NIGHT PEOPLE, an intriguing generational mix of old and new in celebration of this milestone anniversary. Nita Aviance of The Carry Nation will pair off with Sharon White, the only female DJ to ever play at the original Saint nightclub back in the 80’s, and Ryan Smith of Wrecked will tag team with Michael Fierman, best known as the high priest of 90’s Black Parties.
New York’s infamous party mavericks and producers of the notorious Black Party are once again tapping into the unapologetic Brooklyn scene where experimentation and self-expression manifest a transcendent dance floor. Saint-heads, techno travelers, party boys, curiosity seekers and Night People will journey into the unknown for this pre-holiday season bash marking another chapter in the never-ending story of The Saint.
Nita, having made a name for himself performing as a member of the House of Aviance in the 90s, landed behind the decks in the early 2000's and past residencies include the East Village's AREA10009 at Opaline & TUBWAY at the legendary Mr.Black. He currently holds a residency at the award-winning WESTGAY. In his relatively short production history, he has already logged remixes for Beyonce, the Scissor Sisters, Le1f, Automagic, & Adam Joseph. He can also be heard as one half of the production teams BOOKWRMZ and Brooklyn Is Burning.
Together with Will Automagic he formed The Carry Nation created a production and DJ sound that is unique and singularly exciting. Recent guest DJ appearances include the Paris' Acid Ball and Horse Meat Disco parties in London and England's Glastonbury Festival (where they plan to continue to appear), Club Berlin in Chicago, and Honey Sound System in San Francisco, as well as numerous guest appearances around NYC including DFA's Crystal Ark Party Machine event and CatWalk at Marquee. In addition, they put on their own recurring Brooklyn loft party, appropriately titled: The Carry Nation. Their first single "This Bitch Is Alive" (ft. Viva Ruiz) was released last year on Batty Bass (U.K.) to excellent worldwide reception. This was followed by their 2nd single for that label, "House Like This," which garnered wide critical acclaim. In collaboration with London's The Cucarachas (Tom Stephan & Borja Pena) The Carry Nation has released "Warriors" on Get Up Recordings and "The Oracle" on TRIBAL Records (which relaunched their label with this release). Their remix work includes "Face Love Anew" by Stereogamous ft. Shaun J. Wright on HNYTRX/Cocktail D' Amore, "Guess Who" by The Ride Committee ft. Roxy on Batty Bass, "Rain" by The Crystal Ark on DFA, "Sushi Darling" by The Cucarachas ft. Kevin Aviance on Kinetika, and "Let Love Ruin" by Josh Caffe & David Newtron on Batty Bass. Their productions have been remixed by the likes of Tedd Patterson, Fatherhood, DONKEY, Al B, Hannah Holland, Gavin Russom, Sveta & Tokoloshe, Johnny Dynell, and Severino & Luke Howard of Horse Meat Disco. Forthcoming are original productions with both Escandalo and Tigga Calore and remixes for The Ride Committee ft. Roxy on Nervous, Automagic ft. N'Dea Davenport on K.I.D. Recordings, Hannah Holland ft. Xander on Batty Bass, and Stereogamous ft. Shaun J. Wright on TRIBAL Records as well as a DJ mix for TRIBAL.
After starting out as a professional radio DJ and percussionist, Sharon quickly morphed into the New York club scene. She played and/or held residencies at Studio 54, The Saint, Palladium, The Garage, Sound Factory Bar, The Roxy, The Limelight and The Pavilion and also became the first female Billboard Reporter. She later began working for many US record labels including Motown, RSO, Profile & Polygram. She was also voted into The Legends Of Vinyl - DJ Hall of Fame in 2011. She will be featured in the house music documentary "AWAKENING" and is taking her Deep Tech House sound to clubs in and around NYC. Sharon is also busy producing, editing and remixing tracks.
A teen on the Minneapolis rave scene of the late-90's, by 16 Ryan Smith was duly obsessed with house and techno music. Thus started his ongoing love affair with dancing and clubs. But it wasn't until moving to New York in 2006 that he took his love of the music in the direction of DJing and promoting. Noting that many of the city's gay dance clubs were playing surprisingly homogenous music, Ryan was inspired to push that envelope. Combining forces with DJ Ron Like Hell, Ryan started DJing at "Rocket," a party night they collaborated on at Hose in the East Village that became popular for its distinctive mix of classic and forward-thinking house and disco. Later he co-conceived and DJ'd the Soffitta70 parties at the Public Assembly Loft in Williamsburg, combining house and techno music with psychedelic art, and drawing a vibrant and eclectic young dance crowd. The sound Ryan and Ron created for these parties caught the attention of Catz 'n Dogz, and Electronic Music Bears, Honey Soundsystem, and most recently Beats in Space leading to the duo's tailoring exclusive podcasts for all of them.
Ryan's penchant for deep, sexy, soulful rhythms with a decidedly forward edge soon brought him DJ gigs in San Francisco (with Honey Soundsystem), DC at U Street Music Hall, in London (Dalston Superstore w/ Optimo, Vogue Fabrics with Severino, and Butt Magazine (Berlin and London with Dj Sprinkles and Boris), and in Berlin (Cocktail D'amore) as well as one of New York's most popular dance clubs and parties, from the legendary Saint At Large Black Party at Roseland Ballroom to Santos Party House and nights such as the legendary Bunker, the cutting-edge techno night in Brooklyn.
As a DJ, Ryan continues pushing the dance music envelope with deep sweat-inducing rhythms at his latest monthly ventures, "Wrecked," in a defunct bakery in New York with cohort Ron Like Hell. Wrecked has also teamed up with Bunker in order to present nights at Output playing along such talent as Prosumer, Murat Tepeli, Kim Ann Foxman, Boris, Honey Soundsystem and Bunker Resident Miker Servito. During the day, Ryan is an agent at The Windish Agency where he represents such distinguished talent as Roman Fluegel, Steffi, Bicep, Daniel Avery and Optimo. His mission day and night - make people move!
Professional Club DJ specializing in all forms of House Music and Disco. Known for creating a sense of drama on the dance floor with my signature eclecticism
My career in NYC began in 1981 at the Underground and River Club. My long association with Fire Island Pines was at The Pavilion in the summer of 1982. I was made house DJ by owner John Whyte in 1990-2000. Other New York clubs include Ice Palace, Studio 54, Red Zone, The Red Parrot, The Roxy, Twilo, Tunnel
I am perhaps most famous for my work with The Saint. Worked as a regular there from May of 1982 until it closed in 1988. Noted for my Saint At Large Black Parties from 1991- 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, SAL Black Tea 2004, 2006, 2007
Another highlight for me was playing the fabulous gay Sundays at Palladium 1985-1987.
Circuit parties all over the United States too numerous to name them all but including GMHC Morning Party, Victory Party, Hearts Party, Blue Ball, Fire Ball, Real Bad SF,
Winter Party, NYC Pride Pier Dance, Pride Parties in LA, SD, Boston, DC, Gay Games in Amsterdam
In the last few years I only accept gigs that truly interest me such as The Pavilion in Fire Island Pines and the Trippin' On The Moon parties given by Christina Visca as well as my own event Evolution of a Dancer which I share with John Ceglia and Susan Morabito
I once again feel the pull to re-invent myself once again. Time for me to evolve, re-engage with my love for the music, the craft and most importantly, with the crowd. To take my musical esthetic and apply it to today’s scene in the hope of creating something new and unique.
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