We’re excited to hear that Shelter party is staging its come back, after a long hiatus. The party will take place in a new room located behind the current Greenhouse space at 37 Vandam Street.
The return of the legendary Shelter party which started in 1991 is a welcome event for New York’s house heads. Carrying on the legacy of the Paradise Garage, Shelter has been one of the longest running underground house parties in New York and still represents a quintessential New York clubbing experience. Incidentally, Shelter’s home on Varick street is located only a block away from the site of the legendary Paradise Garage (which is now used as an AT&T truck parking). True to the credo of New York’s house scene, Shelter is unmistakably imbued with black sensibility, and realizes at the same time an incredible melting pot, bringing together a mixed crowd from all genders, sexual orientation and e
thnic backgrounds bound together by a same devotion to the four-on-the-floor house music beat.
While the original Shelter party had always been an afterhours affaire, the party is now moving to a Sunday afternoon time slot. The new hours are perfect for those in need of a moment of musical catharsis to end the weekend, and should also allow a new breed of party goers to discover this one of a kind event.
Shelter’s name is inextricably associated with that of Timmy Regisford, the creator of the party and it’s headlining DJ who has developed a devout following the party and and who is signaling his long awaited return to New York’s dance floor. Timmy Regisford is a legend in the house music world, known for his dazzling technical mastery of the turntables and spinning true marathon sets that can work his crowd into a frenzy, distilling infectious rhythms, soulful vocals, and timeless grooves; blending a unique mix of house, funk, disco and soul that takes the revelers in an exhilarating journey of communal bonding and self expression.
Antipodean to the pompous, bottle service clubs that have taken over lower Manhattan, Shelter has maintained its credo as a haven for music lovers and dance enthusiasts. Shelter was one of those rare parties where you could still catch a glimmer of that elusive New York vibe that materializes when such a diverse group of people would come together and relent to the commanding energy of house music. Despite keeping promotion to a minimum and catering to a discerning crowd of house music enthusiasts, Shelter has developed a tremendous influence in the dance music world, spearheading the soulful house music sound, and inspiring numerous DJ’s and producers.
If you are looking for an authentic New York experience, don’t miss the return of the legendary club Shelter in his new home on Sunday, May 22, from 2 PM to 10 PM. Admission is $20 before 5 PM, $30 after.