On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, Pacha NYC presents a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief featuring some of the world’s top DJs and artists. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Greater New York Red Cross and other local organizations.
If you have ever hit a club in NYC chances is are Rob Fernandez helped make that memorable night happen in some capacity. URB recently sat down with Rob on the heals of Pacha’s 5th birthday and his impending birthday bash to discuss all things celebratory in and about the New York nightlife. If you are unfamiliar with who Rob is we won’t hold that against you… even though he has taken home multiple Dancestar & Club World Awards for his events in the last three years not to mention the last two decades. He’s not one to bask, too much, in the spotlight. If that weren’t enough he also has a few other accolades under his belt, most notably “New Yorker of the Year”, not an easy feat in Gotham City. So a big thanks to the man for giving us his time to take a hilarious look back as well as a a positive glance at the future for electronic music in the US. Make the jump after the interview for a little present and info from Rob should you be headed or in the NYC area.
Last night Joshua Glazer, aka URB’s Editorial Guru and LA DJ, was in NYC. I was supposed to catch up with him at Baddies ripping the decks up with Nancy Whang of LCD Sound System. Supposed to. Look, I packed the camera, my ears were on and I was ready. The problem was I had to make one stop into Cielo and the weekly Dance.Here.Now. gig to wish a good friend happy birthday. Sounds fair right? It was, until Dance.Here.Now. and Boris decided to pull out all the stops. It was carnage of the highest order in house music, a veritable Winter House Olympics for Cielo’s Funktion1 sound system. ”How am I gonna explain this Josh” I thought? I made it to Baddies promptly at 3:38 am and he was gone of course. So Josh, I’m Sorry. I hope you and our lovely readers will make the jump to see my photographic apology.