There was a time not so long ago when Santa Fe enjoyed a global reputation as an essential stop for internationally respected house music DJs…. A truly unique scene for those who visited, one that embraced all the musical and cultural elements of the day from New York to London to Ibiza and all points in between. The one who started it all was one distinguished figure, recognized the world over as “the Godfather of House”, as Rolling a Stone recently wrote “a pioneer of what we now know as EDM”– the inimitable Frankie Knuckles.
Tonight we celebrate this legendary maestro, whose final appearance in Santa Fe in 2005 marked “the last dance” for Paramount– owned by Santa Fe club owner Donalee Goodbrod– with a 1000 plus crowd hanging from the rafters. The Global House Collective Series ushers in a new era of excellence by introducing a most distinguished member of the Def Mix family, the heir apparent and revered music industry insider, Hector Romero. With sold out residencies from Pacha Ibiza to the finest clubs in Italy, Greece, the UK and New York, Romero is known for climactic sets rooted in soulful house with progressive overtures that perfectly convey the unmistakable melodic sounds of Def Mix.
Welcome to the GLOBAL HOUSE COLLECTIVE!
Relax. Rejuvenate. Rejoice.
A portion of tonight’s proceeds to benefit the Frankie Knuckles Fund through special arrangement with the Elton John Aids Foundation.
In memoriam of Frankie Knuckles