Roller Disco: Five Absolutely Essential Jams, According to DJ Danny Krivit
Party people old enough to remember Miami's roller disco days should be stoked to know that the 305 has a new party on wheels.
Roller Disco at Grand Central may be just a monthly party, but with some of disco music's most legendary DJs headlining, it might be the single best excuse to party all month if you do nothing else.
Nicky Siano of Studio 54 fame helped kick off the party during the summer, and October's installment presents none other than Danny Krivit, beloved veteran of the seminal NYC disco scene alongside Siano and other legends like Larry Levan and François Kevorkian.
Ahead of the party, we couldn't pass up a chance to peek into Krivit's DJ bag and five of his all-time favorite roller disco jams.
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Getting down with Roller Disco at Grand Central.
Courtesy of Jake Pierce/Poplife
"The more I thought about essential roller skating records, the more it turned into a top 500 or even 1000 -- a top five seemed impossible," Danny Krivit tells Crossfade. "What I have here is from among my original top 10 that I reported to Record World magazine on December 8, 1979, to coincide with the opening of Roxy in New York, where I was the main resident DJ."
Stephanie Mills' "Put Your Body In It"
"[These records] are such a small slice of essential roller skating music, that even as important and essential as all these songs are, all songs I still play 25 years later."
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