Melting Pot are very excited to finally have Danny Krivit guesting with them again, 7 years after giving him his Glasgow debut!
Danny’s biog is lengthy to say the least! Coming up to 39 years as a DJ, resident and guest at some of the biggest New York clubs over that period: from The Paradise Garage, to The Loft, Roxy, Body and Soul, and latterly his own monthly 718 Sessions, to over 200 production credits, and a record collection pushing 70,000! Danny is steeped in New York clubbing history, and so obviously is the perfect Melting Pot guest!
Danny started out DJing in 1971 at his father’s club, The Ninth Circle, in Greenwich Village, where he would play the latest white labels given personally to him by James Brown himself! He built up his DJing career throughout the ‘70’s, immersing himself in the scene, establishing close friendships with the likes of Larry Levan and Francois Kevorkian through David Mancuso’s Loft record pool, and becoming resident at the seminal Roxy club in 1979 for the next four years. It was The Roxy that broke the nascent hip-hop scene in New York, with Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambaata, and D.S.T. playing alongside the renamed Danny Rock!
During the 1980’s Danny started to make a name for himself as a re-editor of note, with several of his edits became the “standard” versions: MFSB’s Love is the Message being the most obvious. Others included: James Brown’s Funky Drummer, Give it up or Turn it Loose and Brenda and The Tabulations Let’s Go All The Way. Since then his production/mixer/editor credits tally over 200! Earning himself the title “King of the Re-Edits”! With a serious of fantastic compilations over the years on Strut, and latterly the In The House series on Defected.
After holding down residencies all over New York in the 80’s and 90’s, it was in 1996 when he joined forces with Francois K and Joe Claussell to form the weekly Sunday party, Body and Soul, which became a defining moment in his career. Over the 7 of so years that the party ran weekly it became an international institution, with clubbers jetting into New York especially. Body and Soul was thought of as the closest New York had to the Paradise Garage since its closure in 1987, with its forward thinking musical policy of pushing new sounds, but respecting the rich heritage of disco, funk and soul that built the New York club scene. International dates exploded at this point, and Danny continues to play all over the world to this day. Body and Soul carries on as a special event, around 3 times a year in New York, with an annual weekend tour to Japan, and dates from as far afield as Brazil, to London, to Singapore. Since 2002 his 718 Sessions monthly night has gone from strength to strength in New York, and they can’t wait to have him back in Glasgow!
Danny Krivit plays Melting Pot's special Easter party on Sunday the 4th April alongside Melting Pot residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner at the Admiral in Glasgow. Not to be missed...