I wish I could go back in time. Although, I was too young to partake in this era. I could just image and feel the energy in this club. I wounder how the DJ’s from Studio 54 felt during their set. I would be a dream to play at this club.
The crowd outside 254 West 54th Street in New York City on this day in 1927 would have been waiting for the curtain of a Puccini opera. On this day in 1957 or ’67, they would have been waiting for a filming of an episode of Password or maybe Captain Kangaroo. On this day in 1977, however, the crowd gathered outside that Midtown address was waiting and hoping for a chance to enter what would soon become the global epicenter of the disco craze and the most famous nightclub in the world: Studio 54, which opened its doors for the very first time on April 26, 1977.
The impresarios behind Studio 54 were Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, college roommates at Syracuse University who got into the nightclub business after their first venture, a chain of steak restaurants, failed to flourish. But before taking Manhattan by storm and becoming famous for openly and shamelessly excluding all but the most chic, famous or beautiful patrons from their establishment, Rubell and Schrager were running a far less pretentious operation called the Enchanted Garden in the far reaches of Queens. The woman who deserves the lion’s share of the credit for making 54 into the celebrity playground that it became was Carmen D’Alessio, a public-relations entrepreneur in the fashion industry, whose Rolodex included names like Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. Her buzz-building turned the grand opening into a major item in the New York gossip columns, and her later efforts—like having Bianca Jagger ride a white horse into the club for her 30th birthday party—stoked the public’s fascination with Studio 54 even further. Not just the usual celebrity suspects—actors, models, musicians and athletes—but also political figures like Margaret Trudeau, Jackie Onassis and, infamously, White House Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan came out to be seen during the club’s brief heyday.
While disco reigned supreme on the pop charts, Studio 54 reigned supreme among discotheques, enjoying a golden era that lasted from its opening on this day in 1977 to its closing-night party on February 4, 1980—a party called, appropriately enough, “The End of Modern-day Gomorrah.” Source. History.com
Check out our Studio 54 Disco Mixes.
It’s time to plan a reunion to enjoy Freestyle & Old School Extravaganza together. The event will be presenting the concert-goers with their favorite hit songs from the eighties and nineties. This phenomenal music is bound to bring back nostalgic school time memories. Cherish school memories with your old friends and create new ones. Freestyle tickets will treat you to a night featuring top-tier freestyle dance music. Sure, you can watch the video of the event online instead of going. But there is no recreation of the atmosphere where you actually find yourself standing in the middle of thousands of fellow dance music fans feeling the energy of the Freestyle Extravaganza heating up.
Being huge fans for Old School Music, we decided to make a Friday Feel Good Quick Mix including all artist performing on both events.
The all-ages concert will include artists like Sir Mix-A-Lot, Vanilla Ice, Lisa Lisa, Tone-Loc, Trinere, Debbie Deb, Young MC, Shannon, The Cover Girls, C&C Music Factory, Stacy Q., Cynthia, Nocera, Dino, Lil Suzy, Freestyle Evolution and Expose
The event will take place on April 25 & 26th at the Seawalk Outdoor Pavilion outside the Queen Mary, located at 1126 West Queens Highway.
Special Friday Feel Good Shout Outs
Friday Feel Good Quick Mix for March 2015
We got an invite to an all night exclusive concert with the Queen of Freestyle, Trinere. Trinere will be singing all her Hits. It’s happening on March 21, 2015 @ Sage in the City of Whittier. Fry Weezie got busy on the 1’s and 2’s and he is giving you a taste of what we can expect. Latin Freestyle, House, Electro, Miami Bass, He is putting it in the mix. If you would like to see the Queen of Freestyle Trinere sing all her hits, come down and join us. It’s going to be a packed house. Come early to avoid the crowds. Tickets will be selling fast. We got a line up of DJ’s that will spinning, DJ Nu MZK, DJ Paul Rodriguez, DJ Chris Precious, DJ Leogalaxy, DJ Wuakeen, and our very own Fry Weezie will be live in the Mix. We are going to be in the House with some MIX 96.6 FM giveaways. So come on down and Party with us.
Friday Feel Good Quick Mix for Nov. 15, 2013
This Friday we’re taking it back to the good Ol’ days of Disco!!!!! We like to change it up from time to time and this time we went crate digging… All Songs are recorded with live drum playing, meaning it is a lot harder to keep it in sinc (mixing) without riding the Pitch Control on the Turntable. Although, with Serato Scratch Live, we get to see the visible waveforms which helps and makes things a little easier to mix with live drums, but you still need a good ear. Fry kicked it off with Heatwave, one the hottest Disco bands from the 70’s. Band Member, songwriter/keyboardist – Rod Temperton, left the band but continue to write songs for them. Temperton’s hardly a household name – in fact, many Jackson fans will have been unaware of him until recent events led to a few mentions in dispatches – but the veteran Englishman wrote many of Jackson’s most famous songs, including Rock With You, Off the Wall and Thriller. And his contribution to pop doesn’t stop there. Temperton was recruited by Quincy Jones to write for Jackson, and he never looked back. He wrote three songs for Off the Wall and the title track of Thriller, the biggest selling album of all time. Temperton aslo wrote the famous Vincent Price Rap on his way to the studio. As if this wasn’t enough, he penned hits for everyone from Donna Summer to Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin to Anita Baker, Herbie Hancock to good ol’ Quincy Jones, George Benson to LL Cool J. Remember Stomp! by Brothers Johnson or Masterjam by Rufus? That was Temperton as well. Not bad for a self-taught muso whose first job was in a fish factory in Grimsby. Just a little of music History…
Hope you enjoy the Mix..
Have a good weekend and Party Responsibly..
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