Producer Stephen “EIBOL” Galgano and MC Brent “Cidida” Aherns are the lone inhabitants of Young Planet, a dynamic hip hop duo based in Brooklyn. Both are longtime members of our extended Ace family, moonlighting in their off-the-mic time as bellmen at Ace Hotel New York.

The pair are set to release their debut LP, New Fast Automatic, in January. In the mean time, we’re proud to share the record’s debut video, Alex F Ghassan’s merit badge-earning Resurrect on Jupiter.


The meticulous minds at Le Labo have transformed the retail shop above Rudy’s Barbershop at Ace Hotel New York into a world of olfactory wonder. The brainchild of maîtres parfumeurs Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi, Le Labo was founded in Grasse — France’s perfume capital — and reared in a small apartment in NYC. 
With the aura of an antique apothecary, this pop-up version of Le Labo’s signature perfume lab maintains the same exacting attention to detail they’re so adored for — with fragrances formulated on site by the staff’s skilled noses to ensure each bottle leaves the shop at its aromatic peak. 
The pop-up sweetens its fragrance offerings by including a selection of laundry detergents, home sprays and hand-made, 100% soy blended candles.

The meticulous minds at Le Labo have transformed the retail shop above Rudy’s Barbershop at Ace Hotel New York into a world of olfactory wonder. The brainchild of maîtres parfumeurs Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi, Le Labo was founded in Grasse — France’s perfume capital — and reared in a small apartment in NYC. 

With the aura of an antique apothecary, this pop-up version of Le Labo’s signature perfume lab maintains the same exacting attention to detail they’re so adored for — with fragrances formulated on site by the staff’s skilled noses to ensure each bottle leaves the shop at its aromatic peak. 

The pop-up sweetens its fragrance offerings by including a selection of laundry detergents, home sprays and hand-made, 100% soy blended candles.


This Sunday, Domino Kirke will be spending some quiet time with us at Ace Hotel New York, performing an intimate set in our lobby. London-born and Brooklyn-based, Kirke’s delicate, spindling lullabies have roots in her circuitous history: born to Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and interior designer Lorraine Kirke — a gene pool she shares with her sister Jemima — she spent the mid-oughts with DOMINO, the eponymous band she fronted until the birth of her son, Cass. With motherhood came a brief musical interlude in which she became a doula, a path that she took to with the same effortless aplomb as she did songwriting.
Her welcome return to music was recently kicked off with The Guard, a new EP produced with members of Lansing-Dreiden and Cibo Matto. We asked Domino to give us a glimpse into her creative process, and share her thoughts on some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

The best thing I ever bought on Etsy… By SecretHolidayCo,  the “It’s OK” banner, hung appropriately above my front door.

My crew, shot by Pamela Hanson for Wool and the Gang. One of my favorite photos of my son and boyfriend to date. Cassius is bitty here, but I love how woes he looks… the oldest soul I know.

When I’m not making music, I work as a Birth Doula. I co-founded a collective in Brooklyn called Carriage House Birth. My Mum found this at a flea market in Miami. It screamed “uterus” when I saw it, so I asked her if we could put in my office in Williamsburg, and it quickly became the center piece of the space. 

My sisters are a constant inspiration to me. Both hugely talented, and intensely beautiful, both inside and out. Here are some paintings my sister, Jemima, did of me and my littlest sister, Lola. The portrait of me was what I ended up using for the cover of my new EP, The Guard. I really felt she captured a new found inner calm that I like to think I acquired after becoming a mother. Hopefully that comes across in these new songs too.

This is my view of the blue ridge mountains from our bedroom porch in Afton, Virginia. I was always so humbled by them each morning. It wasn’t the best time to live there for us — we weren’t quite ready for the middle of nowhere. We came back to Brooklyn after a short while, but we both wrote some good songs, and really slowed down for a time, which was so invaluable for us. So, not for nothing… we’re making our way back there slowly. 

II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of my favorite records in a long time.

This Sunday, Domino Kirke will be spending some quiet time with us at Ace Hotel New York, performing an intimate set in our lobby. London-born and Brooklyn-based, Kirke’s delicate, spindling lullabies have roots in her circuitous history: born to Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and interior designer Lorraine Kirke — a gene pool she shares with her sister Jemima — she spent the mid-oughts with DOMINO, the eponymous band she fronted until the birth of her son, Cass.
With motherhood came a brief musical interlude in which she became a doula, a path that she took to with the same effortless aplomb as she did songwriting.

Her welcome return to music was recently kicked off with The Guard, a new EP produced with members of Lansing-Dreiden and Cibo Matto. We asked Domino to give us a glimpse into her creative process, and share her thoughts on some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

The best thing I ever bought on Etsy… By SecretHolidayCo,  the “It’s OK” banner, hung appropriately above my front door.

My crew, shot by Pamela Hanson for Wool and the Gang. One of my favorite photos of my son and boyfriend to date. Cassius is bitty here, but I love how woes he looks… the oldest soul I know.

When I’m not making music, I work as a Birth Doula. I co-founded a collective in Brooklyn called Carriage House Birth. My Mum found this at a flea market in Miami. It screamed “uterus” when I saw it, so I asked her if we could put in my office in Williamsburg, and it quickly became the center piece of the space. 

My sisters are a constant inspiration to me. Both hugely talented, and intensely beautiful, both inside and out. Here are some paintings my sister, Jemima, did of me and my littlest sister, Lola. The portrait of me was what I ended up using for the cover of my new EP, The Guard. I really felt she captured a new found inner calm that I like to think I acquired after becoming a mother. Hopefully that comes across in these new songs too.

This is my view of the blue ridge mountains from our bedroom porch in Afton, Virginia. I was always so humbled by them each morning. It wasn’t the best time to live there for us — we weren’t quite ready for the middle of nowhere. We came back to Brooklyn after a short while, but we both wrote some good songs, and really slowed down for a time, which was so invaluable for us. So, not for nothing… we’re making our way back there slowly. 

II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of my favorite records in a long time.


In 1884, once he completed his military service, young Georges Meliès was sent to the other side of the Channel by his parents to learn English. In London, he was introduced to the magic shows of the famous duo Maskelyne and Cooke, which would highly inspire his work as a movie director a few years later.

With more than five-hundred movies and a daring character, Meliès literally transformed – or rather spurred the burgeoning of the cinema industry at the turn of the 20th century. By challenging his imagination, learning from technical mistakes and playing with the materiality of the tapes, Meliès was the first to introduce special effects in movies such as multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, growing or diminishing figures. 

In pushing the boundaries of creativity and perceived reality, Meliès was able to free himself from the linearity and regularity of the first film makers, becoming known and respected as the first “Cinemagician.” This coming Saturday, the Anthology Film Archives in New York celebrate the work of Georges Meliès by screening a selection of his most notable works.

In 1884, once he completed his military service, young Georges Meliès was sent to the other side of the Channel by his parents to learn English. In London, he was introduced to the magic shows of the famous duo Maskelyne and Cooke, which would highly inspire his work as a movie director a few years later.

With more than five-hundred movies and a daring character, Meliès literally transformed – or rather spurred the burgeoning of the cinema industry at the turn of the 20th century. By challenging his imagination, learning from technical mistakes and playing with the materiality of the tapes, Meliès was the first to introduce special effects in movies such as multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, growing or diminishing figures. 

In pushing the boundaries of creativity and perceived reality, Meliès was able to free himself from the linearity and regularity of the first film makers, becoming known and respected as the first “Cinemagician.” 
This coming Saturday, the Anthology Film Archives in New York celebrate the work of Georges Meliès by screening a selection of his most notable works.


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Every Monday this month, we hand over the lobby at Ace Hotel New York to The Oracle DJs — Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — to celebrate the release of five different mixtapes. Last night, special guest Patrick Higgins joined in to celebrate Zs SCORE Remixed, a recent release from Northern Spy. Next week, Representing NYC presents the Zulu P It’s About Music mixtape, and the local hip hop outfit’s first public show in Manhattan.

Up Next:
12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party

12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party

12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release


The Oracle DJs —  Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — make their way to the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Monday this month, celebrating the release of five different mixtapes where Punjabi rap, Tuareg desert rock, Azonto, Juke, Brick and a little bounce share aural space with jazz and classical outliers. We kicked off the series last night with the ‘Derealization’ Mixtape. If you’d like to give it a listen you can do that here, and the tracklist is just below. Stay tuned for tracklists from next week — and the week after that, and the week after that — coming up soon.
Up Next:12/9 - 'SCORE Remixed' Mixtape release party12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release

The Oracle DJs — Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — make their way to the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Monday this month, celebrating the release of five different mixtapes where Punjabi rap, Tuareg desert rock, Azonto, Juke, Brick and a little bounce share aural space with jazz and classical outliers. We kicked off the series last night with the ‘Derealization’ Mixtape. If you’d like to give it a listen you can do that here, and the tracklist is just below. Stay tuned for tracklists from next week — and the week after that, and the week after that — coming up soon.

Up Next:
12/9 - 'SCORE Remixed' Mixtape release party
12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party
12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party
12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release


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Ace’s own actor and playwright Jesse Jensen created some serious magic in New York a few weeks ago with his one-night-only performance “The Untold Story of John Wilkes Booth.”  

The one-man play, written by Jensen and directed by Adam Knight of Slant Theater Project, takes a unique and piercing look into the soul of America’s most notorious assassin. Jensen as John Wilkes Booth is charming, intense, intimate and even funny, as he exposes the complex life and times of the once famous actor and what drove him to shoot the President.

People came, they laughed, they cried, and apparently they are asking for more.

Go Jesse. We will be keeping our eyes open for the future of your play.


Nation of Two, the third part of Love Kills Demons, a twelve part video series by Jim Helton on Chris Rubino’s work and world highlights the powerless nature of the spectator’s eye when exposed to the artist working on his canvas.

The creative process that allows the artist to start on a blank page and settle down on his achievement is purely personal, spontaneous and ungraspable; it belongs to him and him only. You can read more about Chris Rubino here.


Dan Cassaro, a man of many talents and long-time Ace collaborator — you might recognize his work in room 617 or remember his gallery show from a few months back — proposed to his scientist extraordinaire and highly adorable girlfriend Niamh at Ace Hotel New York. 

He wrote a song, recorded it, pressed it on vinyl and played it for the occasion — and even though that sounds really unromantic and boring, she still said yes. 
We’re honored to be a (little) part of their story, and wish them all the best in the world. 

Dan Cassaro, a man of many talents and long-time Ace collaborator  you might recognize his work in room 617 or remember his gallery show from a few months back  proposed to his scientist extraordinaire and highly adorable girlfriend Niamh at Ace Hotel New York.

He wrote a song, recorded it, pressed it on vinyl and played it for the occasion  and even though that sounds really unromantic and boring, she still said yes.

We’re honored to be a (little) part of their story, and wish them all the best in the world. 


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