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Designs and art created by Rey, Soul Slinger and all kinds of Collaborators !
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- Liquid Sky Team worldwide
WHAT IS LIQUID SKY?
Founded by Aliens Carlos Slinger, also known as DJ Soul Slinger, and Claudia Rey, Liquid Sky, (later known as Liquid Sky D_sign and Liquid Sky Nyc ) originated in 1986, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil as a cosmetic developer, manufacturer, and distributor. In succession, it established “Club Dada”, playing a central role in the formation of the early Disc Jockey (“DJ”) community and scenery in Brazil(connecting with DMC UK), and opened up a gallery style retail concept with Liquid Sky. original fashion and featuring the work of the renown British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, largely responsible for bringing modern punk and new wave fashions into the global mainstream.
by 1989,Liquid Sky moved to New York city,innovated the retail experience with the establishment of their first retail concept in 1990 on Broome St., corner with Wooster St, in SOHO. The space offered an innovative experience for that time, converging live performance and music (band, DJs, dancers, MC’s,), art, clothing, cosmetics, healthy bar (SMART BAR), mix-tapes, vinyl records, "hi-teck roots" jewelry and private “underground” parties at the basement, which served as one of the catalyst for the birth of the electronic "rave" and Jungle music scene in Manhattan.
In 1992, Liquid Sky Dsign’s second retail concept on Lafayette Street is known for having being responsible for the development of that entire block. It introduced innovation with its futuristic look, a real “waterfall” storefront, not showing the shop interior,puzzling many since storefronts are known as primary showcase touch points to attract customers from the street. A big head of the iconic ALIEN GIRL figure, ASTRO GIRL, atop the entrance entrance counter became the landmark of this store.
Street wear implies messages of liberation from norms and liberation from dependence. Liquid Sky brands have been embraced by “skaters, ravers, punks, hipsters, and other street subcultures”.
The vision behind clothing designer and maker (not fashion) chief, Claudia “Rey” who pioneered the trend that led to today’s popular and already established category, the street wear. Rey is an anti-fashionista, always observing current trends to discover new ones. Her design philosophy heavily weights on the concept of sustainability, clothing as utility, hence comfort, fit, and durability being the top parameters, and the creative application and layering of accessories to change the look and feel of the “self”.
The words green, sustainability, eco- friendliness have all become part of the mainstream media today, but long ago, “sustainable and responsible living” have been common vocabularies in Liquid Sky brand and community.
A Whole Scene gathered inside the first Manhattan DJ culture,Electronic and Rave shop…you could find unique and new , fresh Underground dance RECORDS and gear, incredible limited print T shirts ,pants (BEEPER POCKET JEANS. ,original NYC rave pant!!),hats, jewelry etc and listen to live djs (live bands on the weekends.),an DJ Malik Williams worked there and later DJ Ani (On E)… where our friend Dmitri ne’ Dee Lite met him… /DJ John Hall(LOFT,SAVE THE ROBOTS,),Mark Kamins(DANCETERIA,MARS..)(RIP), ,Doc Martin,(West Coast) DJ Smash from Giant Step Crew !,Jazzy Nice,Paper Mag crew,Hubert Art crew,DJ Adam X and Heather Heart, promoters Tom Melo, Steven Klein,..list goes on,,,and walls were painted by artist friends Louis and Claire. RUTH SLINGER VIDEO MAKER DOCUMENTED ALL, d have hundreds of hours of incredible footage, soon to become a DOCUMENTARY!!! DJ Soul Slinger became Friday’s Limelight Resident @Future Shock..1991 along DJ Repete! and NASA resident along DJ DB in 1992 till 1993, also produced some wild and legendary weekly s too many to mention here,,, Lalalandia crew from Williamsburg use to perform and sell TECHNO ORGANIC JEWELRY…Pluto Dog on Earth ,from Orion system, techno ruler Caspar Pound (rip), tripping while shopping ;)and many other aliens to mention…Artist Tom Sachs sold to us his first piece! inside Liquid Sky! and we featured his shopping carts chairs on the second store.
MC Jamalski ,original BDP and one of earliest mcs crossing over to jungle and Kormack use to sell great African beads and medallions,, DJs Ecstacy Boyz from Japan , writer and critic Carola Spadoni, artist Harlan Emil (Portals,Burning man), Fashion designer Camella from 555 SOUL (de la Soul,etc), Hair Artist Romeo (from Girl loves Boys salon, ne’ Grace Jones and Madonna…), Morris skating w flyers from from Giant Step party... Liquid Sky Basement would turn into the most underground parties Manhattan ever got…with great DJ's and an awesome downtown scene… the last party before closing (jan 1993) was Sven Vath Birthday with DJ Spoon, DJ Soul Slinger and friends….by spring 1993 Liquid Sky NYC relocated to Little Italy border Lafayette street…
-The Second shop was open at 241 Lafayette st by 93, and was ‘the shop’ ……remember this was a time before x girl or supreme..or any other brand as the street was considered ‘dead’…. LIQUID SKY NYC Crew –
Jens Rocker,Peter Glennon, Rebecca Tory,Carissa G ,Gabriel Hunter,Heather, DJ Elhaj,Liz Sadaoui,Kristen Derick,Helene Safdie,and of course our beloved Chloe Sevigny….plus Mary Frey and Guru .also Delmaur operating our second smart bar , that later became DJ and producer from the Shaolin Fist crew …Subtopia records were there for a semester..and moved out 1994,then Downstairs became Temple Records! with friends and collaborators Khan and DB,DJ Dara also worked there ..and became the seed for BB science later record shop,,,, the last record shop was O.S.S.O.M managed by Jason x
main art directors
CLAUDIA REY -1986 till now (Liquid Sky Big Mama)
Rey Zorro is co-founder of the iconic brand Liquid Sky—along with its “Astrogirl” logo—which stood at the intersection of art and fashion during the height of 1990s rave culture till today
Gabriel Hunter(from 1993-2000)
Gabriel was essential in the creation and co-creation of iconic and classic Liquid Sky Gear!!
-By 1993 DJ REESE met SOUL SLINGER ,asked him to sign a 3 album deal !Carlos tells him he’d rather sign a whole posse! and after some meetings and considerations we sign a RECORD DEAL AS LIQUID SKY MUSIC with CAROLINE/EMI.. was a P&D deal ,making a whole electronic/DJ scene Happen!!!
JUNGLE SKY Was THE VERY FIRST JUNGLE LABEL IN THE U.S.A CREATED IN 1993 BY CARLOS SOUL SLINGER,AND OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED VIA CAROLINE DIST/EMI BY 1994.RESPONSIBLE TO LAUNCH THE FIRST WAVE OF American based JUNGLISTS PRODUCERS ,WITH UNIQUE BLEND OF UK AND ORIGINAL AMERICAN RAVE ASPECTS,
at the music label-
Delmaur, Sara Walker (dj Doomer)
, Eric Holt
Alan (No more records)
Some of Liquid Sky Music Artists
DJ WALLY,DJ OLIVE,YELLOW NOTE,DJ ANI,Khan,DR Walker, Odi, Marque Gilmore, Tube, Datcyde, Ming e FS,I CUE, VERMONA, UMO, Spooky,Marshall H ,AST,Mike and Ike, Shaolin Fist (Delmaur),ALEX PATERSON,AIR LIQUIDE, BYZAR (Manny and Akin Lordkignston) Adroit ,Eric Racy,187,David …and many…from 1994-99 Soul Slinger was Koncrete Jungle resident…and was the Main Headliner…along MC TC Izlam …!!Jungle Sky…made the party really happen to everyone else…!!!!! so much stories here that will be needed a real blog…. so please keep it coming with the rave 'memoires'!!!!!from Terence Mckenna calling to Zippies shop invasion ’camping installation! Malcolm Mclaren to Leigh Bowery… from Bjork to Mila Janonovich , Cindy Crawford ....to casting the movie KIDS !!! with our crew!!!!(Chloe,Christian Bruna, Carissa G ...) to Beastie boys chilling at front shopping cart chairs to all skaters crew passing , to (Harold Hunter R.I.P) later heading to Supreme..,from Moby !wearing a dress to Richard James chilling w girlfriend on the back!~,,from first Grammy. award DJ. Grandmixer DST(Soul Slinger and. DST did their very first jungle drum and bass comercial. for LUGZ) to DJ KRUSH to Afrika Bambaata,from Armand van Helden to TC Izlam (RIP ) ! Goldie checking our Art show w Rey's new Paintings, to Guy Called Gerald and Mixmaster Morris chill out king !
The whole scene showed LOVE and paid homage to the original Liquid Sky NYC !
…WE also had a 3rd Guerrilla Shop at st marks place w help of John Hall and Emil ! there’s many ‘LIQUIDS’ AND TOO MANY ‘SKIES BUT ONLY ONE THAT MAKES YOU HIGH…..
Thank you everyone that lived and shared the ride ...
Thank you all
FRIENDS FANS DJ'S DANCERS PROMOTERS FASHIONISTAS CLUB AND RAVE GOERS
BIG UP TO INGMAR KOCH (AIR LIQUIDE) AKA DR.WALKER- LIQUID SKY COLOGNE-
LIQUID SKY BERLIN AND NOW IN ALENTEJO,LIQUID. SKY PORTUGAL!
DJ David Mancuso, the originator of Love Save the Day Loft parties, and Thank you Larry Levan,THE DJ!
…Bobby Konders and so many pioneers ,Thank you New York City 5B House,Reggae and Hip Hop scene , Fire Starters that precedes and made it happen for all of us!!!!! 1Love
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