* 1st Mondays, September 1st – HouseSoulVibe. Brother Al teams up with Frankiehows and Tier Ra Nichi to create a funky Monday night dance groove. General info: Music starts 9pm, no cover, drink specials.
*2nd Monday, September 8th – POWDER Hosted by Vintaj and featuring DJ Tier Ra Nichi (Ghost Recordings, Nite Grooves) DJ Dawn and DJ Butch SOS, spinning a masterful blend of funky, soulful, deep dance music. General info: Music starts 8pm, no cover, weekly drink specials.
* 3rd Mondays, September 15th – TAKE 3. This Deep House and Classics dance party features resident DJ Brother Al and guest DJs. SEPTEMBER LINEUP: 9/15 – Celebrate Brother Al’s birthday! General info: Music starts 9pm, no cover, drink specials.
*5th Monday, September 29th – SUGACUBE. Hosted by Future Ninja (Fuze, HDI Champion), Sugacube features DJ Frankiehows (Bellyhouse, Deep See) spinning hard and sweet House. SEPTEMBER LINEUP: 9/29: Guest DJ Steel. General info: Music starts 9pm, no cover, drink specials.
* Every Tuesday – DEEP SEE. Recently celebrating it’s 8-year anniversary, Deep See remains committed to supplying cutting edge dance music, every Tuesday night. Resident DJs – EMan, Lola and DJ Spider – spin an maniacal musical web with Soulful/Deep/Tech House, satiating a faithful following of dance floor enthusiasts. Early opening DJ sets are courtesy of DJ Aphrosoul or DJ Frankyhows (alternating weeks). Now, Deep See dancers also enjoy special appearances by great guest DJs such as; September 16th – Celebrate EMan’s birthday along with DJ RICK WILHITE (Three Chairs, Detroit ), October 7th – MIKE HUCKABY (Deep Transportation & SYNTH, Detroit ). Deep See general info: Every Tuesday night at Sapphire. Music starts 9pm, $5 cover after 11pm ($10 admission on nights featuring special guest DJs), 2-for-1 drinks until 11pm, www.deepseenyc.com, www.myspace.com/la_lola, www.myspace.com/djeman, www.myspace.com/djspidernyc, www.myspace.com/deepseenyc
* 1st Wednesdays, September 3rd , FOUNDATION. Resident DJs Uncle Tone and Arch Delux bring raw musical materials – from Hip-Hop to House – to build a better foundation along with guest DJs. SEPTEMBER LINEUP: 9/3 Virgo party with DJ Complex (Takeover Party). General info: 9pm-4am, no cover.
*1st Thursdays, September 4th, VISIONS. Kervyn Mark and special guests continue to stretch the musical boundaries exploring the ever-expansive soulful dance music frontier to make you move on the dancefloor at the underground haven, Sapphire. Musical sets include Deep Soulful House to Afrobeat to Afro-Cuban to Nu Jazz to deep tech grooves and beyond! SEPTEMBER LINEUP 9/4: DJ Earon (Deliverance/Passion) will help Kervyn bid farewell to Summer ’08 with a night of soulful funky grooves. It’s also a pre-birthday celebration for DJ Earon. General info: 10pm-4am, admission $5 before midnight/$10after, www.myspace.com/deepdance , www.myspace.com/djkervynmark
* Thursday September 25th – KIKI. Devere Monet and Heather Blee host, dance and otherwise kiki at this fun fete featuring DJ Mattymatt spinning house, hip house, 90s, booty and more. General info: 10pm-4am, no cover, drink specials.
* 1st and 3rd Fridays, FUNK YOU. DJ Ramzy spins Latin, House, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Classics to set the weekend off on a good foot. General info: 7pm-4am, $5 cover after 11pm, weekly drink specials.
* 2nd Fridays, September 12th – INFINITY. Futoshi and Ali Coleman (Voice of Voice) host a special monthly event to set the weekend off right with DJs K.D.A.B and Ali spinning Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae and the like. General info: music starts at 11pm, $5 cover.
* 4th Fridays (EARLY), September 26th, VINYL IN YOUR VEINS. Hosted by Mike Herz, this a after-work jam featuring DJ Ozkar Fuller gets your blood flowing with House and Classics. General info: 6pm-11pm, no cover before 7pm/$5 after, www.myspace.com/djozkarfuller
* 4th Fridays (LATE), Septmebr 26th, SIMPLY SMASHING! Brooklyn DJs Rut Roh and Soul Korea bring their eclectic dance party to Manhattan , filled with Hip-Hop, Disco, Funk, Soul and other treats. General info: 11pm-4am, drink specials all night, no cover.
*Every Saturday – SAPPHIRE SATURDAYS featuring guest DJs spinning Latin, House, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip Hop, and Classics – keeping the packed house gyrating ‘til dawn. General info: 7pm-4am, $5 cover after 11pm, weekly drink specials.
* 1st Sundays, September 7th- EVOLVE NYC. Hosted by Michiewah, DJ Markus Rice”The Music Man” spins Deep and Soulful House music while Mr. Joey Aponte offers Loft and Garage-era Classics. Evolve is simulcast live each month on radio.rawcast.com . General info: Music starts 8pm-3am, no cover, www.myspace.com/evolveparty
* 2nd Sundays, September 14th – GRAVITY featuring deep dance denizen DJ Wil Milton spinning soulful House for a limber set of enthusiasts in an attempt to defy gravity on the dance floor. Hosted by Rodney Carter, Cindy, Lawrence and Coco . Opening set by DJ Ace. General info: 6pm-1am, general admission $7/members free before 7pm/$5 after, drink specials, www.myspace.com/infoclubgravitynyc
* 4th Sundays, September 28th – RUBY TIME. It’s time for Tribal, Tech, Deep House and Disco with DJs Ruby Red, Ali Coleman, and Eric Escobar spin their hearts out at this monthly fete. General info: Music starts 10pm, no cover, drink specials.
SAPPHIRE ART GALLERY
There’s always a new art exhibit hanging in the gallery at Sapphire, with weekly opening receptions. Please call the club directly for details and/or artist bookings.
Sapphire is located at 249 Eldridge Street (btwn Eldridge/Stanton), NYC. General club contact information: (212) 777-5153, www.sapphirenyc.com
A champion of DJ culture, music, art and dance, Sapphire boasts a Cabaret License (quite literally, a license which allows patrons to dance), a crisp sound system, dance floor, full bar and backroom art gallery. The small nightclub/lounge L.E.S. hideaway perpetuates an energetic party vibe, attracting a cool, quirky, trendy, and occasional celebrity, crowd. Long-running weekly Sapphire events like Funk You (Fridays) and Deep See (Tuesdays) feature talented DJs spinning an intelligent mix of music – from House and Electro to Rock & Roll, to Hip-Hop, depending on the night. Monthly parties, special events, private parties and rotating art exhibits add to the club’s unique, dynamic atmosphere.