Sankeys New York will employ the same ‘old school basement’ template as the Manchester venue, which is widely feted in the UK clubbing scene. Due to launch in early 2011, the 16,000sq ft venue on 50th West Street in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan will offer a capacity of 1100 people and feature resident DJs including DJ A-LUV.
Hydraulic LED video lighting and an advanced sound system created by Advanced Audio Technology will be among the features of the club, which is owned by David Vincent.
“Since announcing we had a vision to open other clubs around the world we have been inundated with offers; however, New York was always going to be the first location for Sankeys home from home,” said Vincent. “Out of all the cities that have made Sankeys what it is, New York has, without a doubt, had the biggest influence on our music, design and technology (such as our Phazon Soundsystem). We built Sankeys in Manchester with all the great New York DJs in mind, and most importantly, to make sure that they always feel welcome. Good lessons were learnt at great NYC parties such as Be Yourself at Vinyl from the greatest entertainer of them all, Danny Tenaglia.
“Sankeys has been organically built around the great traditions of New York… this is now our way of giving New York back what it gave Sankeys, with my own futuristic twisted twist of course.”