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November 18, 2023

Danny Tenaglia Presents: STAX at Avant Gardner

Written by Meagen Surowiecki on November 18, 2023

After a successful launch of bringing back the old-school club scene, New York legend Danny Tenaglia is bringing back his STAX imprint this November along with techno titan Dubfire. Presented by the elite party brand, Ornate Project which held the first STAX imprint. The second edition of STAX will be held at Brooklyn’s premiere dance venue Avant Gardner on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday, November 25, for a bigger impact of sound and engineering.

STAX is a vision by the house music icon to bring back the vibes from his early nights performing at Manhattan nightclubs from Vinyl/Arc, Tunnel, and Twilo. They were among New York City nightclubs' most influential open-to-close residencies. Danny Tenagila would spin marathon sets from the beginning of the night to play until noon the next day. Blasting every unforgettable and memorable DJ set through legendary sound systems, it features its own ten-speaker STAX sound system from Club Vinyl and District 36 NYC. It was designed by Gary Stewart, giving attendees and dancers an opportunity to travel in time to relive those memorial nights.

Avant Gardner Great Hall
Avant Gardner

With a new club generation of nightclubs and ravers, Danny Tenaglia vows to bring his vision to life at Avant Gardner. The dance space is home to one of the largest dance clubs in the United States. A one-of-a-kind gem, the 80,000-square-foot venue is home to The Brooklyn Mirage, The Great Hall, and The Kings Hall.  Prominently boasting a state-of-the-art KV2 sound system, a 200-foot video wall, mesmerizing laser displays, and pyrotechnic capabilities, the multifaceted indoor and outdoor events space was nominated for ‘Best Club’ in the 2019 International Dance Music Awards. Having hosted everything from live music to EDM, underground house, and techno, the venue has become the crown jewel for New York nightlife aficionados. The venue has brought a slew of acts like Above & Beyond, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, John Summit, elrow, Pretty Lights, Tycho, and many more. On November 25, Danny Tenagila will take over the main hall at Avant Garnder for the ultimate sound-bending system.

STAX is presented by The Ornate Project which launched in 2017 as a platform for music, art, and design. It focuses on forward-thinking music events almost seven years later, The Ornate Project continues to push boundaries by delivering an immersive experience from both sides of the DJ booth. Also, providing stunning visual arts, and uniquely designed venue settings. Plus showcasing a slew of emerging and heavyweight selectors in dance music, such as Lee Burridge, Coyu, and Darius Syrossian, plus collaborating with other party brands such as Do Not Sit, ReSolute, and Detroit's Crew Love. The Ornate Project continues to be one of the leading party imprints in New York City nightlife. 

STAX enters a new chapter at a new location, with Danny Tenagila's personal equipment and music collection, combining Avant Gardner sound engineering will transport dancers to another dimension. 

Article written by Meagen Surowiecki

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