Spring has finally showed up and what better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than with a night out at the club? This weekend, Gansevoort Park's Red Room hosts two of the City’s up and coming DJs, both transplants from California and NYU alums, John Hamilton and Rhett Bixler.
Friday, April 5th
John Hamilton at The Red Room (Gansevoort Park, 420 Park Avenue South)
With a stage presence that resembles some of the greats, a talented ear, an ambitious attitude and a humble personality—John Hamilton is working his way up in the dance music scene. This Sacramento native and NYU grad has opened for the likes of Steve Aoki and TV Rock. He has also turned heads at The Belvedere Music Lounge alongside Tiesto, Dada Life and Nervo during Miami Music Week. In addition to playing the college circuit, Hamilton has headlined countless venues throughout NYC such as Santos Party House, Pink Elephant and WIP.
Doors open at 10pm
Saturday, April 6th
Rhett Bixler at The Red Room (Gansevoort Park, 420 Park Avenue South)
At 25 years old Rhett Bixler has quickly risen up the ranks to become one New York’s most sought after DJs. The Newport Beach, California native discovered his love for music at an early age and embarked on his musical journey by playing guitar in various punk, metal and blues bands. Upon leaving Newport Beach to study at New York University, Bixler used his time outside his studies at NYU to explore his many interests, entrench himself in the city’s nightlife scene and work at Rolling Stone and Harper’s Bazaar. A combination of attending his magazine’s special events and going to nightclubs to see DJs like Fashen and DJ AM inspired Bixler to not simply be a party goer, but a party starter.
In his junior year at NYU, Bixler, along with a friend, used his passion for music and created the DJ duo The Chainsmokers. What started as a fun way to play the music he loved and create a unique nightclub experience quickly escalated into a full-time job. The Chainsmokers threw theme parties (like mustache, animal mask and blackout), introduced underground music to mainstream clubs and hosted new emerging artists like, then unknown, Kid Cudi.
Since then, Rhett Bixler has headlined at venues such as LIV, 1OAK, The Wall, LAVO, Provocateur, The Boom Boom Room, Le Bain, The Beverly, Day & Night Brunch, The Roxbury, Avenue, South Pointe, Catedral Sevilla, and SL.
Bixler solely mixed a year-end compilation for Armin Van Buuren's Napith record label, and has shared the night with industry greats like Avicii, Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Steve Aoki, Nervo, LMFAO and Max Vangeli. He has played private events for The Grammy Awards, The Sundance Film Festival, Art Basel, William Morris Endeavor, LVMH, Red Bull, Rolls Royce, Usher, Psy, Winter Music Conference and Bruno Mars.
Bixler is a fan of all genres of music, and his DJ sets jump from hip hop and classics, to techno, electro and deep house. He prides himself in being able to confidently adapt, observe and spin any room with any crowd.
Doors open at 10pm