Published on July 5th, 2012 | by Ilenia Cangelosi0
Event Review: Sunday Fun Danny Howells + Sleepy & Boo at Cielo NYC – 7/1/12
It saddened some that this past Sunday’s Dance.Here.Now. event was moved from being a Dekalb Market day party to a night party at Cielo NYC, but lets be honest.. who doesn’t love a night party at Cielo?! Danny Howells and Sleepy & Boo have a dedicated following of House Music enthusiasts on the East Coast so the walls of Cielo NYC were still rupturing with good vibes and great sounds this past Sunday, July 1st, 2012! Some people were starting their 4th of July weekend early and some were ready to dance the night away, prepared to wake up (or stay up) for work on Monday morning! I did a mixture of both, but it was worth it to get a great mix-mash of house and techno infused into my brain this past Sunday at Cielo!
With more than 20 years of experience and an unmatched, unlabeled sound style, Danny Howells removes all the unnecessary factors that we see in EDM today and brings his fans back to what a dance party should be, nothing but GREAT MUSIC and straight DANCING . His love for all things EDM shows through his unique sound, blending house, techno, and progressive to create a sound so powerful and uplifting you can’t help but do a quick ‘jaw drop’ and then continue to move. Danny Howells works every crowd he lands in front of so feverishly whether it be in a small intimate setting like Cielo, a wild beach setting such as on the isle of Ibiza, or huge world festivals like Voodoo Festival and BPM Festival; he just makes us want to dance! Danny Howells came direct and full force for the party-goers at Cielo NYC this past Sunday, getting low down and dirty with some quality progressive and tech-house. Howells made us groove with some of his newest tracks, “Psychoticbump” which starts off a bit disco-esque and mellow, then picking up to a deep yet very feel good house beat. Danny’s productions are always deep yet upbeat at the same time (those who know, know) with solid builds and groovy melodies. I also caught the Deetron remix to “Everything’s Here” because I absolutely love the funky, techy build with its progressive rise over a mellow-house melody, fully equipped with light drum and instrumentals. The crowd was loving it. Danny kept a sweet, savory funky-house tempo throughout his set, not too wild, but still pushed your limbs to keep moving – perfectly fit for a Sunday evening at Cielo NYC. I enjoyed Danny Howells set throughout, and the vibe at Cielo was great. A great crowd poured into Cielo solely there to dance to some chic, vibrant house music, leaving just enough room to move effortlessly and enjoy one another.
Opening up for Danny Howells was none other than our favorite DJ’ing couple, Sleepy & Boo, who are New York natives and doctorates in making people dance! Sleepy and Boo knew exactly what they had to do to get the small, intimate crowd at Cielo NYC up and running for the music of Danny Howells that was to follow. They also knew they had to keep to our temperaments high being that the party changed from a day to night party, but Sleepy & Boo didn’t fret. The couple started out with some light progressive house as the crowd of Cielo NYC was building this past Sunday, but it wasn’t before long that they hit the decks of Cielo hard with some tweaky, ear-drum altering techno. I love when Sleepy & Boo get deep and dark because they truly challenge their boundaries, roaming into diverse territories of style and genres, and they cope so well to their surroundings. Good vibrations were flourishing the walls of Cielo as Sleep & Boo played a solid set of upbeat, resolute tech-house beats.
It was a evening at Cielo NYC to remember this past Sunday, July 1st, 2012, and those that made their way to New York City’s meatpacking district were certainly left soulfully satisfied from the sounds of Danny Howells along with Sleep & Boo. These three are no strangers to New York City nightlife so we look forward to getting down with Danny and Sleepy & Boo for a fully equipped, Dance.Here.Now. party once again, but, until next time….
Article by: Ilenia Cangelosi
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Ilenia Cangelosi Ilenia Cangelosi is a native New Yorker with a passionate "MBA" in Electronic Dance Music. A long time connoisseur of dance music having been exposed to New York City nightlife at a young age, Ilenia loves everything EDM from Trance, Minimal, Techno, House, Drum&Bass and all things world festivals. Follow Ilenia (@miSziLenia) on Twitter & Instagram to stay up to date on the latest & greatest in all things EDM!