The Saint at Large®
“Dance Floor Warriors”
PRESS RELEASE: Legendary Montreal DJ MISSTRESS BARBARA Joins NYC DJs RYAN SMITH and BRIAN GATELY to Spin the Official BROOKLYN PRIDE AFTER PARTY at Analog BKNY Jun 11
Montreal’s legendary techno DJ Misstress Barbara returns to NYC for her first gig since 2000 when she joins NYC DJs Brian Gately and Ryan Smith on June 11 to spin DANCE FLOOR WARRIORS, the official after party for this year’s Brooklyn Pride Festival.
Produced by The Saint At Large®, the setting for DANCE FLOOR WARRIORS is Analog BKNY, the newest–and already one of the most respected–dance clubs in New York due to its audiophile analog (vs. digital) sound system designed by the same engineers behind the historic 90’s NYC club Twilo and Montreal’s Stereo.
L-R: DJs Brian Gately, Misstress Barbara, Ryan Smith and Analog BKNY.
The booking of this trio of formidable DJs reaffirms The Saint At Large®’s commitment to showcasing the best in global DJ talent. Previous DJs at the Saint At Large® events Night People and The Black Party (both in Brooklyn) include legends such as Sharon White, Michael Fierman, and Danny Tenaglia alongside fresh talent like Jason Kendig, Nita Aviance, DJ duos Wrecked and The Carry Nation, and a clutch of DJs from Berlin’s Berghain, including Boris, nd_baumecker, and Tamo Sumo.
Misstress Barbara (word play between “Miss” and “Stress”) is a Montreal-based internationally renowned electronic artist, DJ and Producer, who has performed at some of the world’s top clubs alongside music heavyweights, such as Bjork, The Prodigy, Tiesto, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin and John Digweed.
As a singer-songwriter, she has released two artist albums–”I’m No Human” (2009) and “Many Shades of Grey” (2012)–and starred in a Porche promotional video as the face of their new vehicle, the Macan.
Current singles include the tracks “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Let’s Dance (Misstress Barbara’s Bowie’s Tribute Remix).” Previous vocal singles include a sultry dance cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love” and “The Right Time (and its queer-friendly VIDEO).”
Misstress Barbara’s appearance at the official Brooklyn Pride After Party will mark her first NYC gig since 2000. www.misstressbarbara.com Photo: Ludwig Ciupka.
Ryan started his ongoing love affair with dancing and dance clubs at a young age. But it wasn’t until moving to New York in 2006 that he took his love of the music in the direction of DJing and promoting. Noting that many of the city’s gay dance clubs were playing surprisingly homogenous music, Ryan was inspired to push that envelope. Combining forces with DJ Ron Like Hell, Ryan started DJing at “Rocket,” and then went on to become “Wrecked”. They’ve grown from humble beginnings at National Underground to packing out venues such as Output and now Analog to The Black Party, Berlin’s infamous Berghain and many other destinations near and far.
In addition to DJing and throwing events, Ryan is also an agent at Liaison artists where he represents top talent including Horse Meat Disco, The Black Madonna, KiNK and more. And of course he keeps pushing the hip-moving musical parameters of New York’s dance clubs! www.soundcloud.com/mistersmithnyc
His many years spent on the dance floors of NYC and beyond have influenced the mix of atmospheric vibes and hypnotic house that DJ Brian Gately loves to spin. He is currently the resident DJ at NYC’s HARDER, an underground dance party with a particularly sexy energy, where he plays a mixture of deep electronic grooves, classic house music and harder techno.
For the past three years he’s also been one of the residents at EASY (along with Austin Downey and Rich King), a good ol’ fashioned, family-style NYC house party. He’s been a frequent guest at Klub Metro at Metropolitan and has done sets at The Monster, Rockbar, Eastern Bloc, C’mon Everybody and Carry Nation over the past few years. www.soundcloud.com/djbriangately