Marquee NY hosts another underground night this Friday with The Martinez Brothers and Patrick Grooves. Argentina-born and New York-raised, Patrick is sure to bring a steady opening beat for the Brothers, catered from his influence of Latin rhythms, hip-hop beats, rock ballads, and pop music staples. Patrick runs the Gran Manzana record label with longtime friend Filsonik, another regular in the New York house scene. Born in the Bronx, Chris and Steve Martinez, a.k.a. The Martinez Brothers, were raised immersed in music. From an early age they learnt to play instruments, playing in different bands in churches of local boroughs. "Our main thing is percussion—drums, congas. We also play keyboards, bass, stuff like that.” Their father was a veteran of the disco era, of New York clubs like the Paradise Garage and The Loft, and growing up, the kids and their father would listen to Timmy Regisford's radio shows on Kiss FM. And what found its way to the stereo usually found its way into the boys' own diverse musical language. Known for the occasional 12-hour set, these brothers practically climb over each other as records flow together, one brother cueing up a track, the other EQing, the headphones passed back and forth, forearms intertwined, heads bobbing in unison.; their musical style portraits a curiosity that builds bridges between New York's house music history and a globalized deep house revival. What separates them from their European counterparts? In a word, rhythm. Resident Advisor describes them as “amazing to watch, even more amazing to hear.” Marquee NY hosts its underground night every Friday. The venue’s LED walls, dazzling lights, VIP mezzanine overlooking the entire dance floor, and the signature disco ball that centers the room, are not to miss for first-timers, and always a pleasure to come back to for the regulars.

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