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Party at Sankeys...in New York?

Manchester’s Sankeys opens a sister site in the big apple

Published on July 29th 2010.


Party at Sankeys...in New York?

Love Sankeys but hate Ancoats? The good news is Sankeys has opened its second venue. The bad news is, it’s all the way in New York.

Sankeys has been organically built around the great traditions of New York. This is now our way of giving New York back what it gave Sankeys, with my own futuristic twisted twist of course.

Well actually it’s not bad news at all. The announcement comes after months of club land whispers placing the new venue everywhere from Marple to Manhattan. We’re pleased to confirm it’s the latter. Here’s why.....

New York’s club scene has been at the forefront of the global inspiration that created the original Sankeys in Manchester. You could say that Sankeys is a pip that’s fallen from the Big Apple, having captured the essence of legendary old school basement nightclubs like Twilo, Sound Factory and Vinyl in New York. Now it’s time to put the pip back.

Sankeys plan to make their mark on New York from the start of 2011. Across 16,000sq ft in a brand new space situated in a former Garage in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen area on 50th West Street, Sankeys New York will have a capacity of 1100 people, and follow the same template as the Manchester venue.

One of Sankeys’ New York’s residents will be the established, greatly respected DJ/producer and former Sound Factory resident DJ A-LUV. He, along with others, will continue Sankeys’ rich and diverse music policy-delivering cutting edge line-ups of European and stateside talent from across the house, techno and electronic scenes.Owner David Vincent has today, revealed the exciting New York venture as well as a previously announced vision to open new venues covering America, South America, Asia and throughout Europe in the future.

He said: “Since announcing we had a vision to open other clubs around the world we have been inundated with offers, however, New York was always going to be the first location for Sankeys home from home. Out of all the cities that have made Sankeys what it is, New York has, without a doubt, had the biggest influence on our music, design and technology - such as our Phazon Soundsystem.

“We built Sankeys in Manchester with all the great New York DJ’s’ in mind, and most importantly, to make sure that they always feel welcome. Good lessons were learnt at great NYC parties such as Be Yourself at Vinyl from the greatest entertainer of them all, Danny Tenaglia. Sankeys has been organically built around the great traditions of New York. This is now our way of giving New York back what it gave Sankeys, with my own futuristic twisted twist of course.”

To celebrate the New York announcement, this Saturday 31 July Sankeys and New York collide for “I Love NY”. The Martinez Brothers start their Manchester residency and treat the Sankeys crowd to another magical four hour set. The energetic brothers from the Bronx will be spinning alongside Sankeys NYC resident A-LUV and a rare showcase from NY based record label, Wolf+Lamb featuring Soul Clap and Zev.

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EugeneJuly 29th 2010.

Top bloody banana. Sankeys is one of THE top clubs in the north...cutting edge Manchester being exported around the world...well done David...and good luck ;-)

Richard Hector-JonesJuly 30th 2010.

"You could say that Sankeys is a pip that´s fallen from the Big Apple, having captured the essence of legendary old school basement nightclubs like Twilo, Sound Factory and Vinyl in New York. Now it´s time to put the pip back."

You could say that... but for the sake of the English language best not to, eh?

Stuart BamberJuly 30th 2010.

Love or loath Mr Vincent, you have to admit that Sankeys is now brilliant; now they've sorted out the layout, opened up the back staircase, etc, etc. The Colour night is one of the best things to hit Manceshter clubland, FACT.

The diehard oldskoolistas will disagree obviously!

Easy AVI!August 2nd 2010.

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