The Tao Group brings their famed Las Vegas nightlife and dining concept to New York City with the launch of LAVO New York. Inspired by the original LAVO Las Vegas, the New York location will feature a Southern Italian bistro and state-of-the-art nightclub infused with uptown sensibility.
Helmed by hospitality impresarios Marc Packer, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss, the team behind LAVO Las Vegas, TAO Las Vegas/New York/Beach, Avenue, Marquee NY, Stanton Social, Rue 57 and Avra, LAVO New York combines the best elements from their string of highly successful venues. Designed by ICrave, each element of the space - from the hand-carved wood doors to the vintage light fixtures - will converge to create the ultimate experience in vibe dining and nightlife.
The ultimate subterranean playground which will be run by managing partner Jayma Cardoso and Paul Goldstein, LAVO Nightclub is designed with a multi-layered, voyeuristic approach, ideal for both after dinner entertaining and late night revelry.
On this new venture, LAVO partner Jason Strauss says, "We're excited to present LAVO New York with an electronic dance music format with a line-up of world-class DJs. The dance music scene has really exploded in the last few years and we wanted to provide an upscale clubbing experience with superior sound and lighting for our clientele."
Tassel adorned curtains at the entrance open to reveal an expansive herringbone tiled space outfitted with custom designed metal railings, wood tufted panels and rich leathers. The raised VIP area features plush banquettes, sofas and armchairs.
According to Tepperberg, "Every great club has a disco ball." In accordance with their impeccable attention to detail, LAVO's own 3D LED disco ball chandelier was custom designed by ICrave to provide optimal light refraction.
This glittering disco ball illuminates the sunken dance floor, the focal point of the room. A raised DJ booth that can also be used for performances is visible from any area in the club. An exclusively designed Martin Audio showcase system has been installed to provide unparallel sound resonating throughout the entire space.
LAVO New York is located at 39 E. 58th Street (between Park and Madison), NY, NY 10022. LAVO restaurant will be open 7 days a week, from 11:30AM - 1AM. LAVO Nightclub will be open from Thursday - Saturday, from 10PM - 4AM. For more information, please visit www.lavony.com.
OCTOBER 2010 HIGHLIGHTS:
Saturday, October 2
Formerly known as "The Spin Doctor," ex-NBA superstar Rony Seikly is now known as an up-and-coming DJ/Producer with a raw talent for spinning a unique style of body-shaking house music with touches of trance-inflected melody lines, dynamic tribal rhythms and a soulful vibe. A longtime partner in clubs around the Miami area, Seikly now spins at hot spots around the world like LIV (Miami), Pacha (NYC) and Amnesia (Ibiza). He recently signed with Erick Morillo's Subliminal Records and will release his debut artist album, Subliminal Essentials Presents: House Calls by Rony Seikaly, on October 19. Previous releases include ""Let You Go" and his summer anthem, "Come With Me", which features lyrics by Seikaly himself and reached the House Top 40 on Beatport.
Thursday, October 7
Few people remain in the dance music world who have not heard of Chuckie, the stellar party starter who enthralled the masses at the Electric Zoo festival, inaugurated LAVO's grand opening party and is already invited back to rock it again on October 7. If you haven't been on a dancefloor recently, you might have missed his two massive hits 'Let The Bass Kick' and 'Aftershock', and if you don't turn on the radio, you might miss his recent collaborations with megastars Jermaine Dupri, Diddy, Lil Jon, Estelle, Toni Braxton and Akon. His "Dirty Dutch" style of house music has enthralled a huge number of fans and fellow DJs, even elite trendsetters like David Guetta and Judge Jules. He is wearing through passports with breakneck speed with a world tour schedule. Of all these projects, one thing is certain: Chuckie is here to stay, we are all just along for the ride.
Thursday, October 14
For years, Frenchman Cedric Gervais has captivated partygoers as Miami's king of Space, where he reigned supreme over the dance scene on the famed terrace and held residencies at hotspots Crobar (now Cameo) and Nikki Beach in his adopted hometown. His debut album, The Experiment, featured the massive hit "Spirit in My Life" and opened doors to production work for the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Deep Dish and Steve Lawler. For this special LAVO date, Cedric will be celebrating the release of his highly anticipated second album Miamication, for which he worked with Sharam (of Deep Dish fame) and features songs with Mya, Rachel Starr and Second Sun. The album's first single, "Mauri's Dream," was Pete Tong's Essential Tune of the Week three weeks in a row, and has received great critical acclaim from both DJs and producers.
Friday, October 15
Tiësto is a true star in the world of international dance music. Since his rapid rise to fame a decade ago, the super-DJ/Producer has been DJ Mag's Top 100 list for the past 8 years. With literally millions of fans, he regularly draws the largest crowds around the world. To catch him at an intimate, cutting-edge club like LAVO will be a huge privilege for those in attendance. Beyond his current Kaleidoscope World Tour-which spans 14 months, 175 dates, and 6 continents while playing to over 1,000,000+ people-he has been tearing up the studio with superstars like Nelly Furtado, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and more, producing some of the biggest hits in the world of music. His newest release, Kaleidoscope Remixed out on Ultra Records, is a reworking of Kaleidoscope, his 4th artist album that included a stunning collection of songs written and recorded in collaboration with a variety of music talents from the worlds of dance, pop and rock including remixes from Tiësto, Wolfgang Gartner, Ferry Corsten, Avicii, Philip D, and more.
Thursday, October 28
The singer, songwriter, producer and DJ ANANÉ spins a musical style all her own she's dubbed Afro-Tech: African and worldly rhythms, chants and beats mixed with today's electronic sounds. Her debut artist album Ananesworld released earlier this year. On Nervous Records, features a mixture of dance, reggae, rock, and R&B soul, with world and Caribbean influences. Adding to its intensely personal feel, the album was produced by New York house music icon, and husband, Louie Vega. Described by Billboard magazine as "combining earthiness with glamour and roots-deep house music knowledge with pop wise diversity," Anané has forged an international career that has included appearances around the world, and a rich musical repertoire.
Saturday, October 30 (Halloween Weekend)
Erick Morillo's name is synonymous with great house music, from his years spent in the best DJ booths around the world, to his decade-plus experience running his Subliminal Records label, to his collaborations with top producers, from Diddy to DJ Rap. Currently at the end of yet another season DJing at Pacha Ibiza for his weekly Subliminal Sessions, his schedule wont get any lighter with his Halloween USA takeover with back to back gigs at LAVO New York and TAO Las Vegas. He says: "I'm really excited to return home and break in the soundsystem at LAVO New York over Halloween weekend. I'll be bringing the global clubbing experience straight from Ibiza to New York for a very freaky Halloween. It'll be house music all night long!" You can catch a preview through his Subliminal Sessions podcasts, available at www.erickmorillo.com.