Since 2001 Sullivan Room has been a fundamental part of the New York House & Techno Music community. It has featured some of the best NYC local DJs as well as DJs who are now internationally known and recognized before they were known and recognized. It created a perception of what Electronic Dance Music is before the term EDM was ever coined. The New York underground club scene and the club scene has taken on many layers and personas throughout the past 12 years but very few have been able to stay afloat and stay true to the image that the founding fathers originally worked so hard to portray. From the gatekeeper AK who always welcomed each and every one through the freight doors to the staff at the bar who always made sure you didn’t wait more than 10 minutes for a drink, Sullivan Room has always managed to be a no frills experience creating an atmosphere where everyone is welcome and shares the love for the music.
Sully filled a void in New York nightlife, the era of big clubs came to an end under Giuliani. Twilo, Soundfactory, Limelight and Roxy had all been closed. Sully came and flew the flag for the underground and ushered in a new generation of promoters, I’m glad to have been the 1st to knock on Serge’s door. It was a wild 3 years for me, I’m proud to have been a part of the history of Sullivan Room which has enriched NYC. | Jason Swamy – Robot Heart
Over the years some very recognizable names have called Sully a second home and graced the decks once or twice or many times such as Adam Beyer, Ben Sims, Carl Craig, Christian Smith, Danny Howells, Deetron, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, Green Velvet, Jeff Mills, Joel Mull, Joris Voorn, Josh Wink, Kaskade, Loco Dice, Nic Fanciulli, Richie Hawtin, Speedy J, The Martinez Brothers, The Scumfrog, and countless others. Making it known throughout the world to be a venue that is the epitome of House & Techno music.