Ten years ago, Cielo opened its doors on Little West 12th Street in the Meatpacking District's clique of clubbing elite. Not only has it survived, it's thrived. Now in 2013, Cielo stands as a leadoff for an intimate, music driven nightclub.
“For the last ten years, we have opened our doors and welcomed a much appreciated, diverse crowd of die-hard regulars as well as clubbers from around the globe, and featured top-notch international talent,” said Nicolas Matar, Cielo owner and resident DJ.
With that said, beginning on January 10, Cielo will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of 10 special events throughout January with an array of globally recognized artists. Cielo has consistently fostered long-standing residencies such as Little Louie Vega and Kevin Hedge’s Roots, Willie Graff and Cielo owner Nicolas Matar’s Paradizo, Tedd Patterson’s Vibal, and Francois K’s Deep Space parties. With reliable residencies and top notch guests, Cielo will undoubtedly provide yet another decade of quality house and techno. Plus, you never know when friend and guest DJ Danny Tenaglia might stop by unannounced and start working the lights!
The Meatpacking legend has been a pioneer not only in NYC, but also recognized internationally. Cielo quickly established itself as a leading club for electronic music aficionados and has won more awards than any other venue in U.S. history. Cielo recently won top honors for #1 Best Sound System in North America by Beatport. Funktion One – the legendary UK sound system pioneers – showcased their first North American installation at Cielo and continue to perfect an already perfect sound environment each weekend.
In its second decade, Cielo will no doubt continue to forge an impeccable program of cutting-edge electronic music by adding new, up and coming talent to its already well-rounded roster of resident and guest DJs.Stay tuned for Cielo’s mini-documentary featuring footage of some its most historic parties, interviews with residents, guest DJs, promoters, staff, and long time patrons.