On Thursday night all was right in the house music world when two staples of the genre teamed up for a beautiful night of dancing and fun. Legendary DJ Roger Sanchez was in the building September 3rd at NY’s most legendary house music club, Cielo!
The quarterly party hosted by Roger Sanchez, “Secret Soul Sessions”, has been successfully running for over 5 years now. With Fashion Week in full motion all around the Meatpacking District Thursday, this edition of “Secret Soul Sessions” had no shortage of sexy people looking to get deep with some house music and have a good time.
The door at Cielo was a quick and easy experience, as most club-goers had tickets in hand or bought tables. Due to the lack of a line you may of thought that the place was empty-- not at Cielo! As soon you entered the place, you had to side step your way through the crowd, being careful not to knock somebody’s drink over. This is a good thing at Cielo, a venue that was made to be intimate and encourage dancing with one another. After getting a drink, club-goers probably planned on their customary walk around the venue while the opening DJ spinned warm-up tracks for the headliner. Again, not at Cielo! Roger Sanchez was behind the decks from start to finish, all the while keeping the dance floor packed and the crowd moving. The first two hours of the night Roger weaved in and out of deep house cuts flawlessly. A look around the venue revealed a crowd deeply connected to the music, grooving to the beats, eyes closed, letting the music take them to another place.
At midnight it became primetime! As the place became packed near capacity Roger Sanchez kicked up the BPM’s a couple notches and got the dance floor jumping. Roger had girls backing it up on total strangers and the guys were not complaining. It was clear that Roger has mastered the art of controlling a crowd. It was impossible to find someone who was not dancing or enjoying themselves the whole night.
The crowd was sexy, the music was great and the drinks were strong. Roger Sanchez and Cielo are a mix made in house music heaven. If you’re a house music lover you have probably already been to Cielo or seen Roger Sanchez in action. If you haven’t, please, do yourself a favor and make sure to attend the next "Secret Soul Sessions" party at Cielo. House music doesn’t get much better.