Fuerza Bruta Brings Back 'DJ Connection' Starting 10/23

By: Oct. 01, 2008
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Fuerza Bruta (“Brute Force”) brings back the celebrated nightlife event DJ CONNECTION that was a huge draw at its predecessor De La Guarda (which ran at the Daryl Roth Theatre for 6 hit years!). DJ CONNECTION – a wild, extended performance featuring to live DJs added to the mix. Heating things up are the first five DJs, scheduled as follows: Thursday, October 23 – Danny Krivit, Thursday, October 30 – Juan MacLean, Thursday, November 6 – Derrick May, Thursday, November 13 – David Waxman, Thursday, November 20 – Dave Hollands. Performances begin at 8:00 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.These shows will feature a live DJ weaving into the action, transporting audiences with new music mixed into the show’s stunning visuals. Fuerza Bruta, noted for its extraordinary aerial and aquatic feats, floods the senses in an environment of breathtaking scenes and pulsing music. DJ CONNECTION further pushes the boundaries of what a night at the
theater can be.

Fuerza Bruta is currrently enjoying an open-ended run at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Previews began October 11, 2007 and the show drew rave reviews when it opened on October 24. Audiences from around the world have been flocking to the show ever since.

Danny Krivit’s career on the decks started in 1971, when a neighbor (the Vice President of Polydor Records) introduced Danny to one of his artists - none other than the legendary James Brown, who gave Danny white-label promo copies of his “Get on the Good foot” and “Think” by Lynn Collins. Soon, Danny started DJing for his father’s disco, The Ninth Circle. In 1975, Danny’s father opened his second club, Ones, where Danny was the sole DJ through 1977. His sets were a huge success and enabled him to start promoting and DJing at his own after-hours club down the street.

His residencies grew throughout the 70s. In 1979, after DJing the opening of the Roxy, he became its resident DJ for the next four years. Throughout the 80s, he often played 6-7 nights a week, appearing at famed locations like Area, The Ice Palace, Laces, The Limelight, Red Zone, Save The Robots, Studio 54 (Virgin Islands), Tracks, The Tunnel, The World and others. In his 80’s studio work he contributed to tracks featuring legends like James Brown, Ecstasy, Passion & Pain, Brenda and the Tabulations, Gloria Gaynor and MFSB. Heading into the 90s, Danny inherited the Ninth Circle from his father and continued to DJ at clubs such as Mars, Tracks, The Choice, Palladium, Shelter, Sound Factory Bar, Twilo, The Warehouse and The Loft.

At its inception in 1996, Danny joined the Body & Soul team (Francois K and Joe Claussell) at Vinyl, regularly playing Sundays for its entire run. Danny’s talents and reputation have continued on worldwide rise, from North & South America to Europe and Japan. Juan MacLean started as a guitarist and synth player with acclaimed but obscure gonzo electro-punk band Six Finger Satellite, who formulated a blend of rigidly mechanized disco beats, oddly sumptuous synth melodies and razor-shredded guitar work in the early 90s.

The brutish but groovy result suggested a cross between Devo, Kraftwerk and Big Black – but in a world of grunge rock, Six Finger Satellite was ahead of its time. As a result, MacLean nearly gave up. Then, as the world prepared to party at the millennium’s turn, two shifts occurred. First, he quit Six Finger Satellite, got out of New York City and decided to try doing something more socially constructive with his life. Secondly, he found himself being hounded by Six Finger Satellite’s former live soundman, James Murphy, to start making music again. MacLean’s enthusiasm reignited and in 2000 he bought a computer and sampler and recorded “By The Time I Get To Venus,” his first single, which would be released by Murphy’s label, DFA Records.

If one name crops up again and again in discussions of techno, it is that of Derrick "Mayday" May. Alongside Juan Atkins, Carl Craig and Kevin Saunderson, May is regarded as one of the kings of the Detroit sound. Inspired by Yello and Kraftwerk, he began to make electronic music with Atkins and Saunderson while studying with them at Belleville High in Detroit. Recording as Mayday or Rhythim Is Rhythim (occasionally in conjunction with Carl Craig) and generally on his own Transmat Records label, he has carved out a new vein in dance music, synthesizing the advances of the electro movement with the more challenging end of the House movement - a music that defined "techno".

David Waxman has over 15 years in the music industry in a range of roles (nightclub promoter, manager, DJ/producer, A&R director and label executive). He has mixed 15 compilations that have sold over ¼ million units in total. His sets draw from a broad musical background, hitting a variety of styles including house, chilled, club classics, electro and trance. Whether playing at the largest clubs, or an ultra exclusive VIP room, his unique style transcends genres. The native New Yorker started his career in the city that never sleeps, but gained notoriety during his residency in South Beach at the legendary Liquid, where he was first to import the New York progressive sound that remained popular for years. Upon returning to NYC, he was offered a monthly residency at Twilo. This earned him a weekly spot opening for Junior Vasquez, as well as praise from Mixer, Muzik and Mixmag magazine. Soon after, Waxman was scouted by Crobar, landing him regular appearances at Crobar NY and Miami. He can now be seen and heard behind the decks at various clubs around the U.S. When not playing the hottest records on the weekends, he is signing them during the week to Ultra Records, where he is the Senior Director of A&R. New York-based DJ David Hollands brings his celebrated club sound from NYC’s biggest nightclubs to venues around the world, in cities like London, Munich, Buenos Aires, Moscow and Bangkok. He has delivered unforgettable nights at the world’s hottest clubs such as Pacha, Limelight, Twilo and Crobar alongside names like Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and Laurent Garnier. In the last few years, Hollands has established himself as an industry favorite with his exclusive Sunday night parties at Soho’s Café Novecento. His hot tech-house sound brought together the likes of Moby and DJ Sasha along with the city’s top promoters and a sophisticated New York crowd. Time Out New York called Hollands “one of the city’s top DJ’s” and named the Novecento Sunday night parties a “don’t-miss-destination for the night.” Fuerza Bruta plays at the Daryl Roth Theatre (20 Union Square East at 15th Street).

eneral schedule: Tuesday through Thursday @ 8:00 PM, Friday @ 8:00 & 10:30 PM,Saturday @ 7:00 & 10:00 PM, and Sunday @ 7:00 PM.

Fuerza Bruta: DJ CONNECTION will play every Thursday evening beginning October 16 (performances at 8:00 PM). Tickets for all Fuerza Bruta: DJ CONNECTION performances are $75.00 and may be purchased online at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200, or at the box office of the Daryl Roth Theatre. Group tickets maybe be purchased by calling 1-800-BROADWAY. For all performances, a limited quantity of $25.00 rush tickets will be made available at the box office 2 hours before show time (CASH ONLY). For more information, please visit www.fuerzabrutanyc.com


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