Remember House music? It still booms in New York

Remember House music? It still booms in New York

For those of you who were of dancing age in the 80’s, you might remember the sudden popularity of House, a style of electronic music born in Chicago. Most sources credit the DJ Frankie Knuckles with creating these beats (he started playing his now-famous sets at a club called Warehouse in the late 70’s), but the genre quickly spread to other cities, and has many “godfathers.” I mean, this music really made you dance, just listen to Pump up the Volume by Marrs, and Black Box’s Ride on Time. By the mid 90’s clubs were already playing a different, less soulful kind of sound. Feeling nostalgic? The DJ Danny Krivit is keeping House music alive with a monthly party called 718 Sessions, which started out in Brooklyn and has of late moved to Manhattan. These parties are delightfully old-school and inclusive, meaning everyone is welcome: old, young, fat, skinny, hipsters and the most unfashionable people you can image.

 

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