Two of the world's dancefloor deities, Danny Tenaglia and Carl Cox, will unite for a 13-hour DJ set on February 18 at New York's Twilo nightclub.
Scheduled to begin the night before the President's Day holiday, the bill is the first shared by the pair in New York, and Tenaglia's first gig at Twilo since 1997. Cox, whose set will begin at 11 p.m. and end at 4 a.m., will be spinning at the club on every Sunday preceding a holiday in 2001, and Tenaglia, who will take the baton from Cox and run until noon, has a weekly residency at his Friday-night party, Be Yourself, at New York's Club Vinyl.
Eminently popular Manchester, England, native Cox has been a cornerstone of dance music since he began DJing in the mid-'80s, rising to prominence with the birth of acid house in 1988. His mix-CD from last year, Mixed Live, was among the first live DJ sets to gain a wide commercial release.
One of the most revered house emissaries in the world, having associated with every New York club legend from Larry Levan to Frankie Knuckles, Brooklyn native Tenaglia was a regular in the early '90s at the fabled Sound Factory, which preceded Twilo on its current site. Although he has released two solo albums, 1995's Hard & Soul and '98's Tourism, Tenaglia's reputation has been solidified by his all-star remix work — for Madonna and Michael Jackson, among others — and foremost for his skills on the deck. Tenaglia has released several successful mix-CDs, including two entries in the Global Underground series, London and Athens.