DJ Nita will spin a late night set at PUSSY FAGGOT! (lower level) on Thursday, December 9.
From a very young age, Nita’s obsession with music led him to spend hours with his father’s record collection, studying and perfecting the art of the beat-matched mix-tape. A trained percussionist, jazz singer and dancer, Nita leapt into New York’s booming nightlife scene in the 90s. Quickly, he was inducted as a member of the legendary House of Aviance, where he fully engulfed the art of performance. During this phase, Nita became well-acquainted with the wheels of steel, serving New York clubbers with a hot dish of house/electronic music. His sound helped transform the East Village’s Opaline Area 10009 into the ultimate dance party of the early 2000’s. It was during the Opaline days when DJ Nita – along with fellow DJ Sammy Jo – formed the “Downtown DJ Coalition” as a musical alternative to the redundant and repetitive sounds of the mega-club. In late 2006, DJ Nita and Gant Johnson opened Tubway. What began as a small soulful, living-room-style party, has evolved into the most raucous Saturday night cross-section of New York nightlife that there is today. His current residency at the NYC underground dance den, mr.Black has garnered praise from nightlife legends, attracting appearances from the likes of Junior Vasquez and UK’s Horse Meat Disco. DJ Nita is a three- or four-time Glammy Award winner for Best DJ, and Tubway was a Paper magazine best party award winner for 2008. “DJ Nita demonstrates his artistic ear with mixing acrobatics that are seamless and spectacular by the exactitude that it requires to pull off any and every one of his crazy sonic mixologist cocktails.”