Whatever you think of the revamped Marquee’s over-the-top-extravaganza-meets-underground-house-and-techno vibe, you have to admit that the Chelsea nitery has been coming up with the DJ goods thus far. The club has already hosted the likes of All Day I Dream’s Lee Burridge, Chicago jacker Green Velvet and prog-tech titan James Zabiela in its massive, LED-lit booth; Poker Flat’s Steve Bug and Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves and Ryan Crosson are on deck. And tonight’s fiesta belongs to the inimitable Saved Records Nic Fanciulli, the Grammy-nominated tech-house titan who runs the Saved label. To celebrate his imminent appearance at the club, the DJ-producer given us this fun, bouncy-as-a-rubber-ball DJ mix, warming you up for a big night on Marquee’s dance floor.
Marquee: Nic Fanciulli is Friday, March 15.
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