Time has gone by so fast. It’s already been a year since DJ Hiro passed away.
Hiro’s wife, Ashley Ito hosted an anniversary dinner on 12/3 at SoHo’s Lucky Strike where DJ Hiro used to spin back in 90’s. Attended by many friends including DJ Mihoko and legendary photographer Ricky Powell the gathering connects us all together through DJ Hiro. We all became friends instantly.
Lucky Strike is a casual downtown bistro opened by Keith McNally and Edward Youkilis in 1989. Featuring live DJs it became a trendy spot among A-List celebrities in 90’s.
DJ Hiro’s friends @ Santos by Kenny Rodriguez
DJ Hiro NYC
Feb. 17, 1968 – Dec. 3, 2013 – Rest in Peace
On Thursday, DJ Soul and a few friends were getting together at Santos Party House to celebrate the life of DJ Hiro. We’re also raising money to help cover the cost of his funeral. The event started at 8pm and lasted after 4am. I wanted to share the below message from Mike Saes. Well said.
DJ Hiro at Nell’s in 1998
I gotta say that I think that went better than expected. Not only cuz I never did an 8 hour dancathon before but really for the key word that Red Alert kept mentioning “VIBE”. It really brought back what NYC night life was all about, the merging of cultures, the dancing, the real music and not the hot new corny rap we get suffocated with in every club. Last night celebrated the DJ, not the hot bitches or the bottle poppers. It was a New York moment. For those that missed it… You got next year, for those that lived it…. We woke up feeling better than we have in a long long time. Though I spotted a few tears on Kaori’s face round 3:45, the night was all about love, love of music, love of old friends and love for our homie. He was in there holding us down.
Grandmaster Flash and Mark Ronson
All Star DJs
DJ Clark Kent
Masa, Taquana, Stretch, Kaori & friends
Props to all that made this epic event happen and especially to Soul who curated the perfect mix of mixers. I’m honored to have been at the best place on earth from 8pm to 4am. Next year we might have to start earlier and have a kids section so all the mothers can come out. I heard it was hard for them to get babysitters on a Thurs.
Peace, Mike Saes.
DJ Riz, Red Alert, Max Glazer, Eli Escobar
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