// THE MIGHTY SANKEYS - MANCHESTER TO MANHATTAN //
Confirming speculation and months of club land whispers; Sankeys can proudly announce the unique transatlantic creation of Sankeys New York. As anyone that has visited Sankeys in Manchester will know, New York’s club scene has been at the forefront of the global inspiration that created the world’s number one club, and captured the essence of legendary old school basement nightclubs like Twilo, Sound Factory and Vinyl from the “city that never sleeps”.
Sankeys - the UK clubbing institution which regularly showcases the worlds biggest DJ’s alongside homegrown talent like Greg Vickers, Ellesse and OD Muzique, is still currently on top of the world after winning this year’s biggest ever worldwide poll held by industry leading magazine, DJ Mag. 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 that has organically developed into the success story Sankeys can now proudly tell. One of Sankeys New York’s resident’s will be the established, greatly respected DJ/Producer and former Sound Factory resident DJ A-LUV. Sankeys don’t do things by half so like its Mancunian older brother, Sankeys New York will continually push technological boundaries boasting an impressive Soundsystem the world has never seen before created by ADVANCED AUDIO TECHNOLOGY and production techniques such as hydraulic LED video lighting never before used within a nightclub environment. The New York club will be continuing Sankeys rich and diverse music policy, delivering cutting edge lineups of European and stateside talent from across the House, Techno and Electronic scene.
Owner David Vincent has now 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.
“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…” David Vincent
To celebrate the New York announcement, this Saturday 31st 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 4 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.