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A ProfileDanny Krivit's musical background is phenomenal. Not only is he an international acclaimed DJ, he was also the colleague of Francois Kevorkian & Joe Claussell at NYC's " Body and Soul ".
His mother was a jazz singer, and his father was "Chet Bakers" manager and the owner of "Ninth Circle", the village hot spot where as a boy, Danny worked as a DJ.
His professional DJ status began at the "Loft" New York's musical center and a mecca for DJs. Here, he began a long term collaboration with Larry Levan and Francois Kevorkian.
Danny is one of the original members of " FOR THE RECORD " record pool, where he his currently a field representative. All his accomplishments are too numerous to mention. Come share the experience of this world class talent as he sees, feels and breathes it.
Tape Edits [...]For Danny Krivit, an early fan of Gibbons’ edits whose own story is to follow, they were all ‘about extension’.
Strut Records was the first label to officially release some of Danny Krivit's editing skills:
"As well as general one-off 12" titles, the label will be releasing a series of 12"s branded around individual producers. The first series will be focusing on the re-edit skills of New York's Danny Krivit, resident DJ at the Body & Soul club night. Krivit has been re-editing and releasing classics since the early 80s and this represents the first time one of his works has ever been made officially available. The 12" series kicks off with a new version of the Salsoul classic, 'Everyman' by Double Exposure. The original track previously only available as an album cut and is provides the basis for the huge new M&S record, 'Salsoul Nugget' (FFRR). This is flipped with Chi Lites' 'My First Mistake', a classic Krivit re-edit from the early 90s re-made for 2000 "
Danny Krivit of Body and Soul on Japan: "IS JAPAN THE SAME VIBE AS BODY & SOUL?
Body and Soul is a little more predictable in the sense of, this is my room, and I know what they know and what they like. Wwhen I play a house song from the 80's or the early 90's I know that I'm going to get this response or not when it comes in. In Japan, they appreciate more. But I can't anticipate that I know this song is going to get them go, "Woo!" They basically like more of the rare stuff, I basically play classics that maybe might not get over here, not everybody knows that one, or maybe only a few heads know that. Whereas in Japan, they seem to know more of the rare stuff. They are more into variety and rarities. I certainly have very extreme tastes in music. What I consider the best in what I'm playin, is usually the best reaction I'm getting there. It's very rewarding. "
Edits By Mr K (2003) - Danny Krivit [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Classic club tracks galore -- all remixed by the godlike hands of the legendary Danny Krivit! Danny was part of the New York scene back in the day, and he was around in the clubs working when most of these gems first came out -- and was also forward-thinking enough to figure out the art of remixing when few others were giving it a try -- taking already-great tracks, and opening them up even more with a fantastic approach to space and rhythm! This set's a stunning collection of his best work in the remix department, and presents 10 gems from the glory days of the disco dancefloor -- all served up with a great set of notes that features photos, details on the mixes, and some very interesting reflections from Danny. An essential set -- both for the novice and the longtime collector of such rarities -- with remixes of "Catch The Rhythm" by Caress, "Where Is The Love" by Betty Wright, "Love To The World" by LTD, "You Got Me Runnin (Breakdown edit)" by Lenny Williams, "Dance To The Music (medley)" by Sly & The Family Stone, "Give Me Your Love" by The Sisters Love, "I Can't Stop Talking" by Genie Brown, "Koke" by Tribe, "Bra" by Cymande, "Ask Me (re worked)" by Ecstasy Passion & Pain, and "No One Gets The Prise (re-edited Jimmy Simpson rmx)" by Diana Ross.--dustygroove.com
Danny Krivit - Expansions [CD, Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
The Vogado Projects Vol. 1 - Mas Fuerte Que El Sol Fantastic Plastic Machine - Whistle Song (Original Mix) * Gerardo Frisina - Descarga Happyhead - Digital Love Thing (Underground MK Mix) 808 State - Pacific State (Justin Strauss Mix) Ernest Saint Laurent - Clumsey Lobster * Blaze - Klubtrance Outlaw Soundworks - Out * DJ Food - Peace Lost Tribes OF Ibadan 3 - Powder (Kerri Chandler Mix) * Noiseshaper - The Only Redeemer (Needs Remix) Brooklyn Heights - Down To The Bone Block 16 feat. Jhelisa - Find An Oasis Pal Joey - Harmony Klubfilter - Illumination Funk Against Jazz - Latino (Unreleased Mix) * Dennis Ferrer - NJF Nigel Hayes - Que Pasa Celebrate - Inner Soul * Octave One - Blackwater (Chase The Blues Instrumental Mix) * Peckham Royalty - Minor Villain * Frankie Valentine - Scrap Iron Rebel (Original Mix) Zion Lockwood - Pure As P Mr. Hermano - Jugando Con Fuego (Original Demo Version)
Grass Roots ~ Danny Krivit [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK] Disc: 1 1. Happy Music - Blackbyrds 2. Sugar Free - Hank Crawford 3. Spellbinder - Gabor Szabo 4. Theme From King Kong - Love Unlimited Orchestra 5. Point Zero - Voyage 6. Wela Wela - Black Blood 7. Evil - Earth Wind & Fire 8. My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone 9. You're The One - Little Sister 10. Wild Safari - Barrabas 11. Going Back To My Roots - Lamont Dozier 12. Born Under Punches (And The Beat Goes On) - Talking Heads 13. Why Ya Do It - Marianne Faithful 14. Galaxy - War 15. Number One - Patrice Rushen Disc: 2 1. Philly Jump - Instant Funk 2. Turn On The Lights - Kellee Patterson 3. Prophesy - Margie Joseph 4. Lansana's Priestess - Donald Byrd 5. Yellow Sunshine - Yellow Sunshine 6. Across 110th Street - El Barrio 7. Happiness Is Just Around The Bend - The Main Ingredient 8. Ease Your Mind - Touchdown 9. Delicado - El Coco 10. I Like What I Like - Everyday People 11. We Got The Funk - Positive Force 12. You Brought The Sunshine - Clark Sisters 13. Land Of Make Believe - Chuck Mangione 14. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
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