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Danny Krivit: 45 Years of NYC DJ Mastery

todayMarch 23, 2024 3

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In the vibrant Greenwich Village of the 1960s, Danny Krivit’s journey into the heart of music began. Raised by a jazz-singing mother and with his father managing jazz legend Chet Baker, Danny’s childhood home was a melting pot of musical brilliance. As a boy working at “The Ninth Circle,” owned by his father, Danny rubbed shoulders with icons like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and John Lennon, laying the foundation for his legendary career.

By 1971, Danny’s destiny as a DJ unfolded. Armed with white-label advance promo copies from James Brown, he started shaping the city’s musical landscape. From his DJ role at “Ones” to residencies at iconic venues like the Roxy, Danny earned the nickname “Danny Rock” for his unmatched scratching skills.

The ’80s marked the beginning of his studio work, contributing to timeless tracks like James Brown’s “Soul Power” and Gloria Gaynor’s “Casanova Brown.” In the ’90s, he co-founded Body and Soul, a pioneering force in dance music.

Danny’s influence reached global heights, performing in clubs and festivals across continents. His 718 Sessions, now in its 11th year, showcases his enduring impact on NYC nightlife. His accolades include playing for 15,000 at Central Park’s Summer Stage and a memorable New Year’s Eve in Tokyo for 21,000.

Recognized as the “King Of The Re-edit,” Danny’s editing prowess transformed the art, earning him a global following. His extensive vinyl collection, VJ skills, and contributions to historical films solidify him as a living legend.

As we celebrate 45 years of Danny Krivit’s NYC DJ journey, his legacy continues to reverberate, keeping dancers on the floor in a way only he can. In the world of DJing, Danny Krivit isn’t just a name; he’s an enduring force, a musical maestro whose influence transcends time and borders.



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