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R.I.P. DJ Reese

DJ Reese was one of the pioneers of the NYC Goth Industrial scene.  “Borne out of a desperate need for an alternative club in Manhattan”, DJ Reese, Vanessa Miasma and Craig Curiosity created Purgatory at W14th & Washington “Troublemaker” (later to become Mother nightclub) in 1990.  From Purgatory, Reese brought the same team of people  to The Pyramid for Stigmata…

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DJ Mekkah Bio

For nearly ten years, DJ Mekkah has been spinning regularly for the goth/industrial and fetish scenes of New York City.   DJ Mekkah got his start in 2002, when the innovative fetish-vampire promoter, Master Steelow (Jon Steelow), asked him to spin at Funhouse Fridays when it was upstairs at the famous Flamingo East nightclub.  …

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DJ Vanessa Bio

Picture below: DJ Vanessa spinning at Absolution at Limelight DJ Vanessa (aka DJ Fraulein Vanessa Misama) is one of the pioneers of NYC’s underground goth scene. DJ Vanessa produced and DJed, the alternative night, Damnation, with DJ Craig Curiosity in 1989.   This caught the attention of DJ Reese (of Limelight‘s famed Communion) who teamed up with them to…

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