Sleepy & Boo play electronic music of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms big and small across New York City and beyond. They love thick drums, big basslines, hypnotic grooves and tripped-out sci-fi synthesizers, and know how to put it all together. Forget sticking to just one genre — as DJs, they are known for their diversity and their knack for picking tracks from across the musical spectrum. Whether taking the crowd on a twisted late night excursion, or pushing peak-hour mayhem, Sleepy & Boo never fail to turn a dancefloor inside out.
From their home base in New York, Sleepy & Boo have become preeminent players in the Big Apple’s dynamic underground music scene. For the last seven years, they’ve been the resident DJs and driving force behind Basic NYC, their celebrated Saturday night throwdown at New York’s infamous Sullivan Room. At the party, Sleepy & Boo have played alongside and hosted the world’s most important DJs, all performing to a packed house of energetic music lovers. It’s an event that’s recognized for its diversity, with partygoers treated to a huge range of talent and sounds (everyone from Kaskade to Jeff Mills have been guests over the years). Named as New York’s “Best Dance Party 2009” by New York Magazine in April, Basic NYC has become an international destination for clubbers eager to catch world-class DJs in an intimate, down-and-dirty space.
Apart from their own events, the duo is consistently DJing at the best parties in New York, and work regularly with the city’s most important event organizers and venues. They have been featured at both editions of Made Event’s Electric Zoo Festival, and have performed around the world in England, Germany, Japan and Spain (including a summer 2010 set for Space Ibiza’s BE party). In 2010, they launched their own monthly Sleepy & Boo + Friends residency at New York’s famed venue Cielo, a party that features the duo as the headlining DJs. They have also partnered with the brand-new club District 36, where they have brought their Basic NYC vibe and music-focused sensibility to the room.
They’ve opened up for some of the world’s biggest artists, DJing alongside the most important top-tier DJs – John Digweed, Steve Lawler, James Zabiela, Steve Angello, Chris Liebing, M.A.N.D.Y, Lee Burridge, Danny Howells, and many more. Every year, they also take Basic NYC to Miami for the Winter Music Conference, where their daytime, outdoor events at the Beach Plaza Hotel have become some of the WMC’s most anticipated annual fiestas.
Sleepy & Boo have worked tirelessly to bring quality, cutting-edge dance music to New York’s clubbers, both through their own DJ sets, and the events they organize. With their S&B Sessions podcast up on iTunes, their own original productions being cooked up in the studio, and plans for a digital label in the works, Sleepy & Boo continue to look for new ways to share their enthusiasm and love for this music and culture.