Date(s) - 05/18/2017
Free with RSVP Before 11 PM, $10 After
Doors at 10pm
NICKODEMUS – FABI JUGO & RYAN CLOVER – NINA AZUCAR
Armada Fania Live from the Meatpacking District!
Fania, the iconic brand which has evolved from a legendary NYC-based music label known for launching some of the most influential Latin music stars over the past 50 years, to an innovative and digitally-driven global music, entertainment and lifestyle company, is continuing to expand their horizons with ARMADA FANIA, a new pop-up club and store on May 18th from 10PM – 4AM at Subrosa in the Meatpacking District!
ARMADA FANIA is a great example of Fania’s continued revitalization, as the series showcases an array of young artists utilizing its rich musical legacy to create memorable new pieces of the Fania story for a new generation. The multi-faceted live pop- up experience will highlight various elements of the brand, from diverse and internationally-acclaimed DJs and artists, such as Nickodemus, Nina Azucar, and Fabi Jugo b2b Ryan Clover, to exclusive retail merchandise, all housed in unique locations.
From being a resident DJ in the early days of Giant Step & Organic Grooves, to DJ & producing the Turntables on the Hudson parties since 1998, Nickodemus has been a steady force on the music scene for over 15 Years. He has traveled the World as a DJ since he’s 18 & has been dropping musical productions since 1998 with highlight songs Cleopatra in New York, Mariposa, Free Souls, Mi Swing es Tropical, Sun Children & more…
He’s collaborated on remixes for Bob Marley, Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Mr Scruff, Thievery Corporation, Sultan Kahn, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Balkan Beat Box, The Pimps of Joytime, Quantic & many more… Like his live DJ sets, get ready to go on a musical journey through the World of funky- organic- electronic- urban dance music all seen through the eyes of a New York native who consistently makes music without borders.
Nina Azucar is a DJ based in Brooklyn, NY who has displayed her talents for a diverse clientele across the city. Her creative aesthetic is all inclusive and celebrates the best from all musical genres, which stems from formal musical training and a rich cultural background that informs her style to this day. As a youth, Nina stayed abreast of trends in hip hop, house and alternative music by recording customized mix tapes, featuring choice song selections from her favorite radio shows, on her brothers boombox.
Born and raised in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, Nina was exposed to sounds from all over the Caribbean including dancehall, reggae and soca, which she frequently incorporates into her sets. She credits her parents, who rep Puerto Rico and Haiti respectively, for exposing her to musical genres that reflect her roots, such as bomba y plena, salsa, merengue, kompa andzouk. Her mothers all time favorite singer, who was featured prominently on the record player, was the late great Celia Cruz, whose catchphrase of “¡Azúcar!” was adopted and repurposed as the surname to Nina’s alter ego.
What inspires me as a DJ is not confined to genre, or subgenre, but the various rhythms and influences that have come to define my life thus far. I thrive of the joy of discovery, especially as it relates to music and travel, which I believe are inextricably linked, and I love the thrill of taking risks in the booth. Through the peaks and valleys of any set I am always playing out a narrative, a journey from the valley all the way to the peak, where catharsis sets in and one can revel in the joy of movement, rhythm, and passion. The Latino roots inspire me in so many ways and I like to speak through the vein of my heritage.
Ryan Clover is a NYC based DJ/producer, co-founder of label/party series HOMAGE, and resident DJ at House Of Yes. Ryan plays a combination of many genres, often incorporating house, disco, latin/afro, acid, and techno into uniquely soulful sets that have gained him recognition in the New York City underground.