With the departure of Westbury’s mega-venue GLO last year, Aura Light and Sound Suite in East Meadow has become the top spot for the nation’s biggest DJs to work when bringing beats to Long Island – and this week sees two of the club world’s major talents over a three-day stretch.
The first to deliver a dynamic session will be New Jersey-born Junior Sanchez, set to arrive on Thursday, Feb. 28. Sanchez is a uniquely talented mixer, as he has the rare ability to weave both anthem-style electro energy and the deep emotion of soulful house into a single, powerful flow. Naturally, this level of adeptness has made Junior a nightclub draw – but he is also a remix producer in great demand, and he has reworked tracks for recording artists such as Katy Perry, New Order and Shakira, among others. Sanchez will be manning the DJ booth sometime after 10 p.m., bookended by two sets from local mixer Dimitri.
On Saturday, March 2, Aura will then see Oscar G return to LI. Oscar (whose full name is Oscar Gaetan) hails from Miami, but is a fixture on the Manhattan club scene, and also spins internationally. His efforts often involve longtime collaborator Ralph Falcon, and the two work under different designations – the most-recognized being “Funky Green Dogs” – and have found long-lived success as both a duo and as solo performers, scoring original dance hits (“Fired Up,” “Dark Beat”) and remixing for such famous pop performers as Cher, Madonna and more. Gaetan's night will also begin after 10 p.m., following a set from DJ Ciara Nicole.
Tickets are available for both events in advance at wantickets.com for $10-$15 (admission could be higher at the door). For more information, check out Aura online at auranightclubli.com and facebook.com/AuraSuite; for VIP table reservations call 516-204-5633.
Aura Light & Sound Suite: 1900 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, 516-794-3091