NICKY SIANO PODCAST 6

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Nicky Siano is a TRUE pioneer of the dance music scene, his first job playing records at New York’s famed THE ROUND TABLE, was in 1972.  In 1973, at the age of 17, he opened/designed and was the DJ at THE GALLERY, called THE FIRST DISCO in books ie. Love Saves the Day and Love Goes to Buildings on Fire.   Both books and documentaries such as MAESTRO chronicle how Nicky started many DJ staples such as BEAT MATCHING RECORDS, designing the first CROSSOVER and the first club BASS HORNS.  He inspired owners to build such clubs as The Garage and Studio 54. He launched the careers of Grace Jones, D.C. La Rue, Loleatta Holloway, Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles, to name a few. His party at TWELVE WEST, 1999-2002, was heralded by New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Time Out, Hx, Next, Flyer, DJ Times and Paper Magazine as the party of the year. AND NOW, IN 2012 Nicky hosts a weekly radio show on the STUDIO 54 chanell of SiriusXM satellite radio with over 22 million listeners in North America.   The movie shot at THE GALLERY, LOVE IS THE MESSAGE, will be released on DVD, 2012.

“If anyone is to be called a legend it is SIANO.”  New York Magazine, 2011.

“Nicky Siano invented the segue.” New York Magazine’s 35th Anniversary issue, April 2003, Nicky is named as one of the “100 People who Changed New York.”

“Nicky Siano IS dance music.” Play Magazine, March.

“DJ Legend Nicky Siano remains an important figure in the music industry.” Time Out magazine, September 2001

“Nicky Siano, the legendary Studio 54 DJ, finally returns with a new weekly party…Nicky concentrates on the vibe rather than the classics of an era. One of the moist welcome parties in recent years.”
Flyer magazine, April 1999

In 2004, SOUL JAZZ RECORDS released the first GALLERY COMPILATION an incredible collection of rare Gallery hits within an impressive package.

Nicky is featured in MAESTRO, the documentary chronicling the life and times of Larry Levan, now available on DVD. In Tim Lawrence’s epic book, LOVE SAVES THE DAY, the definitive book on the seventies dance music scene, Nicky’s career is chronicled in some detail.  And Now in 2012 the new BESTSELLER, LOVE GOES TO BUILDINGS ON FIRE, chronicles Nicky’s achievements in molding the dance music industry.

Nicky has mixed and recorded over 30 dance classics.  In 1977 he became the first DJ to produce a record– the underground classic “Kiss Me Again” on Sire Records, selling more than 300,000 copies, for which he was partnered with famed musician Arthur Russell.

It was no coincidence that when Steve Rubelle opened Studio 54 he chose Nicky as one of the two original DJ’s, he is the last surviving ORIGINAL DJ from the legendary club.  IN OCTOBER OF 2011, SiriusXM re-opened the original STUDIO 54, with all the original people, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, with Nicky at the decks.  This event was featured on Entertainment tonight, and in PEOPLE magazine October 2011.

For a few more years, Nicky continues to tour the world.

He is one of a hand full of DJ’s who started the dance music scene in New York, and he’s one of the few that are left standing.  Nicky Siano TRULY deserves to be called a legend.

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