Sleepy & Boo’s undying passion for underground music pervades everything they do. As DJs, this duo have become essential figures and pre-eminent players in the Big Apple’s dynamic music scene. They have left their mark on countless dance floors of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms both big and small across New York City and beyond. Their sets are all about the groove, mixing together the best tracks from across the musical spectrum, hand-selecting the choicest cuts to create an unmatched vibe and atmosphere that takes the crowd to the limit. Whether supporting some of the world’s biggest DJs, or crafting their own headlining sets, Sleepy & Boo are known for their musical diversity and knack for picking the right tracks at the right moment.
They are the resident DJs and driving force behind Basic NYC, their events and production organization, which features Sleepy & Boo playing alongside a who’s who of the world’s most important performing to a packed house of energetic music lovers. It’s an event recognized for its diversity, with partygoers treated to a huge range of talent and sounds (everyone from deep house veterans to the newest names in techno have been guests). Named as New York’s “Best Dance Party 2009” by New York Magazine, Basic NYC has become an international destination for clubbers eager to catch world-class DJs in top-notch spaces, taking place at some of New York’s finest venues. But it’s not just about out-of-town guests – for over two and a half years, Sleepy & Boo headlined their own monthly Sleepy & Boo + Friends residency at Cielo, which featured them playing extended headlining sets alongside friends and guests from New York. In 2014, this night was re-launched as ILLUSION, and takes place every month at Cielo. And in the Fall of 2012, Basic NYC staged a series of underground loft parties that featured an array of techno and tech-house DJs playing well into the morning, creating an infectious old-school warehouse vibe with top-notch production – crystal clear sound, visuals and decor. Their work has included residencies at clubs including Sullivan Room, District 36, Marquee New York, (le) Poisson Rouge and more.
2015 marks a new phase for Sleepy & Boo, who have now entered into the production arena with the release of their own original music. In March, they dropped their debut release, “The 17th Floor EP”, on New York’s esteemed Nervous Records, featuring three original tracks. That was followed up by “The Highway EP” on Nervous. In June, their “Priority Corridor EP” dropped on New York’s techno upstart De-Noize Records; the track “Vision Zero” from that EP was licensed to Stefano Noferini’s Deeperfect label. They went international in July with their “Shadow and Light” EP on Italy’s Lapsus Music (run by the Supernova duo), and in October their “7th Castle” EP dropped on Romania’s Quanticman Records. They also had a track included on a compilation by New York’s Nite Grooves label. Their productions reflect their DJing style: wide-ranging, dancefloor-driven tracks that cover emotions and energy from dark to light.
Apart from their own events, the duo is consistently DJing at some of the best parties, venues and festivals around the world. They appeared at the beloved inaugural edition of Mysteryland USA, and helped launch the Escape Music Festival in New York City. They performed at the legendary Ultra Music Festival in 2015. They’ve played at three editions of the renowned Electric Zoo Festival; the first-ever Electric Daisy Carnival New York; the Dance.Here.Now. festival at Governor’s Island; DJed at some of LiveNations’ massive Roseland events; and have rocked dancefloors around the world in England, Germany, Canada, Japan and Spain (including sets at Ibiza’s legendary Space, Amnesia and Pacha clubs). In 2013, they were guests at Luciano’s legendary Vagabundos party at Booom in Ibiza, and joined him at Cipriani’s for a memorable Halloween event. They were hand-picked by Kaskade to support him on his groundbreaking Redux tour in April 2013, and appeared at Lavo Las Vegas during the club’s EDC 2013 run of underground after-hours events. They’ve also been nominated several times for the prestigious DJ Times America’s Best DJ poll.
Sleepy & Boo have worked tirelessly to bring quality, cutting-edge dance music to New York’s clubbers, both through their own music, and the events they organize. Their love for electronic music and culture permeates every project they take on and every set they play, and they will always be aligned with great artists, great music, and expanding the minds of their fans and followers.
01. Perel “Charles Manson (Darius Syrossian Remix)” – Do Not Sleep
02. Markus Homm “Anker” – Bondage Music
03. Nick Curly “Olimpic” – Mindshake
04. Russ Yallop “Terra Firma” – AVOTRE
05. Thomas Schumacher “Bandera (Hermanez Remix)’ – Snatch
06. Moonwalk “Eclipse” – Kittball
07. Joyce Muniz “Your Lies Told Me the Truth” – Exploited
08. Undercatt “Coral” – Last Night on Earth
09. Scuba “Too Strong (Nicole Moudaber Remix)” – Circus Recordings
10. Vincenzo “Follow” – Dessous –
11. Roter & Lewis “Light On” – NiteGrooves