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SunSets: DJ Bruce

Surrender to the end of summer by basking in the glow and warmth of SunSets.  Elevate yourself and join us at The Last Light bar on the rooftop of Sister City.  Feel good jams and sweeping views of downtown NYC set the scene for a groove filled soirée with some of NYC’s best local selectors.


About DJ Bruce:
Over the last decade or so, Bruce (or DJ Bruce as it is often exclaimed) has grown into his own sound... Some insist on calling it a "sophisticated funk", Susanne Bartsch called it "elegant" – which no one can deny – but that is not the whole picture.

If you were to ask Bruce what 'kind' of music he plays, he'd likely answer with something like "good", or "this right here", pointing at the turntable.

Bruce cut his teeth in the nightclubs of his ancestral city of Philadelphia beginning at nineteen years old where the dancers are as passionate as the sports fans. Before that, you know the story: records playing Sunday mornings, making pause tapes (well after technology had allowed illegal downloads), spending lunch money on records, etc. But in 2013, now armed with a world-class DJ education, five hundred dollars for rent (not food), and musical inspiration flying from every direction, he relocated to New York to make a home in the big ol' city. He quickly found himself immersed in the city's dance scene, dancing and playing records literally wherever someone would allow it.

Bruce has since held residencies at world renowned institutions like Le Bain at the Standard, High Line with his DJ Palace collective, and has a standing residency at the cities most visible place for dance music, House of Yes in Brooklyn. His monthly Funk You party where he regularly place all-night sets, sees hundreds of people turn up to dance.... on a Wednesday.

Bruce is also a stalwart in New York's dance music underground, throwing parties and sharing his multi-genre spanning, often emotional DJ sets in fog laden basements, warehouses, poolside, hotel rooftops and back yards. Eliciting hoots and hollers and high fives abound – in New York – or where ever in the world he find himself.

Outside of the gigs, Bruce has provided his curatorial ear to dozens of events and nightclubs, including Le Bain, where at twenty seven, he was the Assistant Artistic Director under the legendary former team at SubMercer, APT and Centro-Fly.

On top of all of that, Bruce is a producer and remixer, offering his services to New York labels including Soul Clap, Let's Play House, Razor-N-Tape, and Fool's Gold. In 2017 Bruce founded a limited run label Bumpin' Somethin Records. Bruce, along with his DJ Palace comrades William Robbins and Tommy Castro, hosts a monthly program on the The Lot Radio - GRAND STREET SOUNDS. His disco and boogie edits were also a regular feature on the legendary http://dollarbinjamsonline.blogspot.com.

And if that wasn't enough, he's quite the writer.


Earlier Event: October 5
DJ Set: Drew Redmond
Later Event: October 13
SunSets: Alexander J