DJ Warren Gluck (New York)

Fri. January 28, 2005 12:00 AM

For almost 30 years Warren Gluck has been delighting dance floors with a varied and diverse DJing style that has earned him a devoted international fan base and universal respect from his DJing peers. Starting out in 1975 on Long Island, Warren was soon playing at all the gay dance clubs in the metropolitan NYC area. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gluck’s growing popularity led to prestigious residencies and regular guest spots at legendary New York nightclubs such as The Monster and The Saint. By the time the circuit scene started to really grow and flourish in the late 1980s, he helped develop the circuit’s musical definition, DJing at many of the big events around the country.

Warren has played almost every major party in the U.S. from coast to coast, including the GMHC Morning Party on Fire Island, The Saint-at-Large White and Black Parties in NYC, Hotlanta, Winter Party in Miami, The San Diego Zoo Party, Gay Pride celebrations in NYC, Boston and Phoenix, Palm Springs White Party, Mardi Gras and Decadence in New Orleans, and The Red Party in Columbus. In addition to big event parties, he has maintained his Monster residency and over the years made numerous appearances at the Pavilion and the Blue Whale on Fire Island. He has traveled extensively for club dates, and has DJed on many Atlantis cruises.

Gluck’s success as a DJ has not only been a domestic phenomenon as his musical style translates quite well abroad. In 1997, he became the first American DJ to be asked to perform at the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras party, the biggest dance party in the world with over 20, 000 in attendance. He has since performed at several more Mardi Gras Parties and the Sydney Gay Games and now performs regularly in Down Under. His DJing prowess had led to many other stamps in his passport including from Canada, Mexico, and Spain.

Warren's musical style is usually characterized as being upbeat and festive, with an accent on big vocals. However, he also has the ability to play a dark, mysterious program when the party's theme calls for it. He likes to take the crowd on a wonderful journey through the evening, encompassing many different musical styles; however, morning music is his personal favorite. A true pioneer in the industry and one of the first ever professional DJs, Warren Gluck is the consummate professional who is always striving to please the crowd while maintaining a consistent level of creative excellence. With 30 years in the DJ booth under his belt, DJing still remains thrilling and enormously satisfying to Gluck. Those on the dance floor are thrilled and enormously satisfied to still have him up in the booth. .

2005 Fireball Participation: Fraterni Tea / Closing Party