DISCOPUSSY, the new after-hours dance haven in Fremont East at 512 E. Fremont St., will host a packed Labor Day Weekend lineup with performances by Danny Tenaglia, Baltra and Shanto.
Tenaglia will perform at 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3 and Baltra will perform on Saturday, Sept. 4, with Shanto following during afterhours.
Prolific New York-based DJ and Grammy-nominated record producer, Tenaglia’s interest in music was sparked at the legendary Paradise Garage in the late 1970s. In 1985, Tenaglia launched his DJ career as a resident at Cheers Nightclub in Miami, where he established his first mainstream success with a 1993 remix of the Daou’s “Surrender Yourself.” As the Cheers residency grew Tenaglia’s prominence in the mid-90s, he began seeking more opportunities for artistic growth. His style evolved to be more minimalistic, contrary to the mainstream of the time.
In 1998, he released “Elements,” a real-time dance track exploration in which the listener is journeyed along various components such as kick to drum loop and snare hit that builds to an explosive release of drum-fueled energy. In 2021, Tenaglia performed at events such as Heroes NYC and Wherling Dervish Productions Warehouse parties.
With a relentless approach and attention to detail, Baltra has spent the last decade perfecting a romantic yet melancholic sound. His latest album Ambition showcases his ability to write songs that are effective in and transcend the dance music context. Stemming from his cultural background, Shanto creates hip-shaking, mind-bending, soul-grabbing originals and remixes. Currently, he is a resident for Trent Cantrelle’s infamous “Sounds Like” parties and plays and he is the curator for LA’s Sunday Sanctuary.
Conceptualized and designed by Corner Bar founder, Ryan Doherty, the centerpiece of DISCOPUSSY is a custom-built disco-octopus. The eight tentacled, articulated beast is made of more than 10,000 laser cut components illuminated by more than 5,000 individually addressable light emitting diodes. Controlled by state-of-the-art LED drivers, the sculptural display boasts refresh rates of well over 60 frames per second. Created by Keegan Olton in collaboration with Future TBD and Building 180, the tentacles present a colorful, visual light experience.
DISCOPUSSY is open from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursday – Saturday with afterhours on Saturday from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. and from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday. More information is available on the website at www.DISCOPUSSYDTLV.com and by calling 702-754-1225, as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.