Williamburg's newly opened club, Output, gives area warehouse parties something to compete with. Set in the heart of the globally-known hipster mecca, nestled next to the Wythe Hotel, this rooftop accessed, electronic dance music driven club continues their unrivaled success with a non-stop heavy hitter line up. Boasting with a Funktion One sound system, open space, and access to a roof terrace, the options for club goers to dance the night away are endless. Fitted with a door guy instructed to let in people who give off dance and party vibes, rather than how much their outfit costs, it is a non-stop, bass-thumping all nighters' paradise. It isn't just the patrons who have been raving about this laid back, super charged venue, DJs across the world have been fighting to get booked for gigs and show off their skills to its packed Thursday-Sunday nights.
Joonbug had the pleasure of sitting down not only with one of world's top female DJs, but chatted with, Output's soon-to-be first ever quarterly resident DJ Cassy. Cassy had just flown back into town for Weekend II of Coachella and we had a few minutes to talk before she set out to make only her second large American music festival appearance. A native of Vienna, Austria with highly-acclaimed sets under her belt at some of the top dance clubs around the world, Cassy has just recently brought her music to the American scene. Having played intensively in Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris over the past years, she cannot wait to become a familiar sound and face in the steadily growing DJ scene in the US. Recently named in Rolling Stone's The 25 DJs That Rule The Earth, Cassy is already well known for her music, made popular at the famed Cielo in Manhattan, and at a variety of one-off Brooklyn warehouse events.
Cassy has become known by her fans abroad for playing sets that are intimate, exciting and raw. You will never hear the same set twice as she spins live off of vinyl, every night. Reacting off of the crowd's vibes and atmosphere, she shuffles through her bag of records, creating a house techno filled dreamland. With 2013 in full motion, she has already played a number of US dates including San Fran's Vessel, Miami's Treehouse, and Chicago's Smartbar. But she is most excited to get comfortable at Brooklyn's Output. Growing up, the club scene was were she felt most comfortable. "It was about being part of a community, being surrounded by positive vibes and knowing you have a place to go, to just let loose," Cassy says. Closest to her heart is Berlin's Panorama Bar, known for its non-stop music and dancing from early evening to well into the next morning. Cassy feels that Brooklyn's Output will become of similar caliber and ideals. Her residency this summer starting Saturday, June 1st will be just the beginning to its potential of reshaping NYC's nightlife scene. She could not be more honored to make it her first in the states, and in turn be Output's first quarterly resident.
After making what couldn't have been a better impression on the critics at Coachella, Cassy earned reviews like, “Not only did we love her debut, but we enjoyed hearing this underground sound which rarely makes it to the big festivals in the states," by LA Weekly. Cassy has also been noted as a “genre-expanding spinner,” by Rolling Stone.
With the road as her home, and her audience at each club adding to her extended family, Cassy sees this journey as none other than embarking on a most righteous homecoming!
Cassy's Upcoming Tour Dates:
- May 3 Bristol, United Kingdom @ Just Jack
- May 4 London, United Kingdom @ Oval Space
- May 5 Leeds, United Kingdom @ Mint Warehouse
- May 10 Paris, France @ Marvellous Island Festival at Le Chalet de la Porte Jaune
- May 11 Basel, Switzerland @ Nordstern
- May 12 Berlin, Germany @ Panaroma Bar/Berghain
- May 17 Moscow, Russia @ Arma 17
- May 18 Kelchterhoef, Belgium @ Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2013
- May 19 Munich, Germany @ Villa Flora
- May 19 Zurich, Switzerland @ Pfingstweide
- May 24 Detroit, MI @ TV Bar
- May 25 Chicago, IL @ Electric Daisy Carnival
- May 26 Detroit, MI @ Mixworks
- May 31 Hollywood, CA @ SOUND Nightclub
- June 1 Brooklyn, NY @ Output
- June 8 Manchester, United Kingdom @ Parklife Weekender 2013
- June 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdam Open Air 2013