Love from NYC
This is a musical love story, set in New York City. Love in the time of Covid. Amidstthe choas and against the odds, New Zealander Lady Flic & Brooklyn born PérezMassimo married on Christmas Eve 2020 on the Jersey City waterfront. They nowlive together in Jackson Heights with their two legendary cats, and have joinedtheir magnificent and extensive musicalities together to bring the world alivestream like no other, Love from NYC.
A melting pot of music encompassing Jazz, Soul, Rare Groove, Latin Jazz, Funk,Salsa, Boogaloo, House, Disco and much more, they are doing it for the love ofmusic and for the love of that wonderful tangible medium, vinyl. Add fashion intothe mix, as well as some wonderful banter and New York tales from Pérez, and afair sprinkling of comedy, the pair are a duo like no other.
Lady Flic is a DJ, Music & Creative Director & Singer with 20+ years in business.Living in NZ, Dublin, London, Bali and finally NYC, her travels have been eventfuland fruitful. She has booked and played with some of the world’s most well knownartists, and some of the most deep underground.
Pérez Massimo is a DJ, dancer, poet, artist, storyteller. He has that old school NYCcharm and manner that is a lost art in today’s world. He was Djing in the NY Housescene around 2010-2016 at places like Sapphire Lounge, The Sullivan Room andCielo. For personal reasons he gave up djing in 2016, never to return.
Cut to mid 2019 and a certain Lady Flic catches his eye, propping up the bar at theinfamous NYC party Soul in the Horn. She was in the last week of her holdiay.
They had a quick chat and the ceremonial exchanging of the ‘grams.
The next week was whirlwind of dates, including a concert at The Gramercy, a fashion event at a loft on Wall Street, and Soul in the Horn in Brooklyn, where Lady Flic was guest DJ.
She had to fly back to Bali soon after, but the love story bloomed over late night conversations and poetry. Pérez spent Christmas in Bali, and soon after they made plans to meet in Brazil. That was when the world shut down.
Amidst the chaos and mayhem, it was decided that NYC was the place to be. And so Lady Flic arrived in New York in March. 2020 pressed fast forward on their relationship, and they were not mad at it.
This is when they reconnected Pérez’ turntables so that Flic could continue with her radio shows, and soon the passion for djing was reignited in Pérez. Their shared love of vinyl and all styles of music led to a rapidly blossoming and wildly eclectic collection.
They played publicly together for the first time at Kings of New York party at Washington Square Park in August 2020, and followed it up with the Reprieve block party as well as individual appearances on the popular Soul in the Horn livestream.
November was the launch of Love from NYC, the all vinyl variety show, a livestream on Twitch every Tuesday 8pm EST. They soon added a Monday show called The Stretch Out, where they delve deeper into their respective collections with themed shows and a focus on 7″ vinyl.
They create a vibe that is fun and inclusive, and one never knows what to expect from the stories, the jokes and banter, and of course, the music.
Love from NYC is a rapidly ascending phenomenon who have already caught the eye of some big industry names. Watch this space.
Love, from NYC.