Published on July 25th, 2012 | by Ilenia Cangelosi0
Review: Dance.Here.Now. with Cevin Fisher & D.Ramirez at Cielo – 7/19/12
This past Thursday, July 19th, 2012, Cevin Fisher and D.Ramirez certainly made New York City’s Meatpacking district Dance.Here.Now. at Cielo NYC. Two legendary house music icons and pioneers of New York City’s underground house scene playing back to back was a surefire for nightlife success at Cielo NYC.
There was no question when long-term house music maven, Cevin Fisher stepped up to the pioneer decks at Cielo NYC this past Thursday. As soon as his synthesizers were set, the ears of sexy Cielo party-goers were serenaded with 125 BPM of invigoratingly fresh, funky house music. Our favorite Dance.Here.Now. member, Anthony Lamont introduced Cevin Fisher as he opened up the peak of the evening with some dark, sultry deep-house that sent bursts of adrenaline through our limbs as the crowd got amped. Once Cevin effortlessly grabbed our attention with some help from Anthony Lamont’s upbeat, back-drop announcing, Fisher picked up the New York energy with powerful house tracks like “The Break” and “Out Come the Freaks”, which are infused with exotic, dark synths inter-looped with ambivalent effects to baffle our minds yet elevate our sound senses. I was really captivated around the 22 minute mark of Cevin Fisher’s set by one of the most alluring ID deep-house tracks that I have EVER heard with a beat laminated by a light ‘water-drop’ sounding drum and a decadently frightening symphony so enticing to the ears. Fisher kept the momentum alive with unparalleled sound-bars and multifaceted tempos, transitioning from deep and dark to heart-pounding latin house with conga-rapid drums made to make hips move! What really set our dancing shoes on fire was fan favorite originals, “You Got Me Burning Up” and the undeniably catchy tune “Women Beat Their Men”. Cevin Fisher is always a treat to catch live because he is one of the engineering forces that helps to keep REAL house music alive, harmonious notes made only for the finest of listeners.
D.Ramirez effectively closed last Thursday night at Cielo NYC with a bang. The new D.Ramirez EP ‘Fragile Tension’ recently released on Beatport, so fittingly Dance.Here.Now. party people were first to hear the newest, soon to be chart-topping tech-house tracks “Fragile Tension” and “Boom Boom”. He kept a conundrum of melody strong and forceful with modal tunes like the Jamie Jones remix to Cajmere’s unforgettable “Perculator”, a wicked ID remix to Pirupa’s “Party Non Stop”, and D.Ramirez’s original productions “Won’t Give Up” and listener favorite “Get Down”. The crowd stayed riled up until the wee hours of morning thanks to the feverishly fine, fresh house tunes of Cevin Fisher and D.Ramirez. It’s always a pleasure to hear quality house music in one of the original cities that set the stature for EDM parties, New York.
Opening set was provided by one of our favorite New York locals, David Armstrong. As the crowd poured into Cielo NYC around 10 p.m., David pumped high energy dance anthems through the speakers to set the mood across the dancefloor of Cielo. He started the evening off with mid-tempo club-house tunes as the venue started to fill, prepping everyone for a long night with Cevin Fisher and D.Ramirez.
If you missed last Thursday’s Dance.Here.Now. Event at Cielo NYC be sure to check Cevin Fisher’s SoundCloud for set highlights, and of course… Dance.Here.Now. Thursday’s continue this week with electro-house star David Berrie.