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Sleepy & Boo’s undying passion for underground music pervades everything they do. As DJs, this duo have become essential figures and pre-eminent players in the Big Apples’s dynamic music scene. They have left their mark on countless dancefloors of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms both big and small across New York City and beyond. Their sets are all about the groove, mixing together the best tracks from across the musical spectrum, hand-selecting the choicest cuts to create an unmatched vibe and atmosphere that takes the crowd to the limit. Whether supporting some of the world’s biggest DJs, or crafting their own headlining sets, Sleepy & Boo are known for their musical diversity and knack for picking the right tracks at the right moment.
They are the resident DJs and driving force behind Basic NYC, their events and production organization, which features Sleepy & Boo playing alongside a who’s who of the world’s most important performing to a packed house of energetic music lovers. It’s an event recognized for its diversity, with partygoers treated to a huge range of talent and sounds (everyone from deep house veterans to the newest names in techno have been guests). Named as New York’s “Best Dance Party 2009” by New York Magazine, Basic NYC has become an international destination for clubbers eager to catch world-class DJs in top-notch spaces, taking place at some of New York’s finest venues. But it’s not just about out-of-town guests – for over two and a half years, Sleepy & Boo headlined their own monthly Sleepy & Boo + Friends residency, which featured them playing extended headlining sets alongside friends and guests from New York. And in the Fall of 2012, Basic NYC staged a series of underground loft parties that featured an array of techno and tech-house DJs playing well into the morning, creating an infectious old-school warehouse vibe with top-notch production – crystal clear sound, visuals and decor.
In 2013, Sleepy & Boo began an important new partnership with the completely revamped Marquee New York, joining the club as Friday resident DJs and programming the talent for the night. They’ve added a new dimension to the club by bringing in some of the world’s best underground DJs, welcoming a huge array of veteran and newcomers alike to the club’s Funktion One-equipped DJ booth. Their Friday event has become one of New York’s most important and talked-about nights, presenting cutting edge music week in and week out at one of the city’s top venues – with Marquee’s pristine sound system, lights and visual design the perfect platform to showcase these artists. They closed 2013 in stunning fashion with a nine-week guest residency from Marco Carola and his Music On crew at Marquee, the first of its kind in the United States.
Apart from their own events, the duo is consistently DJing at some of the best parties, venues and festivals around the world. They’ve performed at three editions of the renowed Electric Zoo Festival; the inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival New York, the Dance.Here.Now. festival at Governor’s Island; performed at some of LiveNations’ massive Roseland events, and have rocked dancefloors around the world in England, Germany, Canada, Japan and Spain (including sets at Ibiza’s legendary Space, Amnesia and Pacha clubs). In 2013, they were guests at Luciano’s legendary Vagabundos party at Booom in Ibiza, and joined him at Cipriani’s for a memorable Halloween event. They were hand-picked by Kaskade to support him on his groundbreaking Redux tour in April, and appeared at Lavo Las Vegas during the club’s EDC 2013 run of underground after-hours events. They’ve also been nominated several times for the prestigious DJ Times America’s Best DJ poll.
Sleepy & Boo have worked tirelessly to bring quality, cutting-edge dance music to New York’s clubbers, both through their own music, and the events they organize. Their love for electronic music and culture permeates every project they take on and every set they play, and they will always be aligned with great artists, great music, and expanding the minds of their fans and followers.