Nicky Siano

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We started walking through the city streets, and at that time, in Chelsea, when you walked down, say, 22nd, between 6 and 7, you would see hanging panels outside each loft, and it said, “Loft for Rent, 3,500 square feet, enquire within.” So we went into a building, and they said, “Well, we have a 3,500 square foot on the 2nd floor, for $385 a month

redbullmusicacademy.com, 14 August 2015

Nicky Siano was born 18th March, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1971, at the age of 16, he performed his first DJ gig. In 1972 he opened iconic disco club The Gallery in SoHo Manhattan with his older brother Joe Siano. When Steve Rubell opened Studio 54 he asked Nicky to be a resident DJ on weekdays. He became known for playing underground alternative music, as opposed to the disco hits that were dominating the nightclub scene. Nicky was fired from Studio 54 after four months due to excessive drug usage. Subsequently, he went into production and produced his first big single ‘Kiss Me Again’ in 1977 for Sire Records, which sold more than 300,000 copies.