Friday Feel Good Quick Mix ~ Studio 54 Disco Mixes

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.

Official Mix for the 10th annual FREESTYLE FESTIVAL APRIL 25 & 26 @ THE QUEEN MARY, LONG BEACH, CA

freestyle_fest_logo1It’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

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#TBT – Studio 54

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.

From a musical standpoint, Studio 54 did not seek to break new ground, but rather to feed its patrons a familiar diet of dance hits. Artists like Grace Jones, Donna Summer and Gloria Gaynor all made live appearances there, but Studio 54 belonged to the DJs and to the free entertainment provided by the club’s flamboyant staff and clientele. 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.”

Check out our Studio 54 Disco Mixes.

Friday Feel Good Quick Mix ~ Groove Line

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/keyboardistRod 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…

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Have a good weekend and Party Responsibly..

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Friday Feel Good Quick Mix ~ O’Jays Old School Party Mix

Friday Feel Good Quick Mix ~ June 21, 2013

This week are are kicking it off with one of our favorite Songs by the O’ays, “I Love Music”.. This song brings back some great memories of us Growing up. Disco Music, was just one of many genres that was playing in our home while growing up in the Barrio. I love it when Fry puts this song in the Mix. It has so much energy, from the beginning to the end. One Good thing about Music, When it Hits you, You feel No Pain… Fry put it down in the mix featuring: Disco, HiNRG, 80’s, 90’s House, and Top 40. Hope you enjoy the mix…. Don’t forget to Share…..

“It was in 1957 when Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles began as a quintet called the Triumphs of McKinley High School in Canton, OH. In 1960, they became the Mascots but were renamed the O’Jays in 1963 after legendary radio DJ, Eddie, O’Jay. Things began to take off for the group when they signed with Imperial Records in 1963 and achieved their first hit, “Lonely Drifter.” This was followed by several hit singles and the release of their debut album in 1965, Comin’ Through. THE O’Jays had released one more record, Soul Sounds, in 1967 when they met songwriters and producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The group soon recorded on Gamble and Huff’s Neptune label as a quartet (Isles departed in 1967). Massey left the group in 1972 and the trio united with Gamble and Huff on Philadelphia International Records recording some of the best R&B/pop hits ever. It was on the Philadelphia International label that THE O’JAYS’ career skyrocketed.
Their muscular vocal stylings, combined with their awesome showmanship have enabled THE O’JAYS to perform to sellout crowds worldwide. For the next seven years after the 1972 release of “Back Stabbers,” THE O’JAYS had a gold or platinum record every year and garnered three Grammy nominations for Best R&B Vocal Group. In 1990, the group won an American Music Award for Favorite R&B Group or Duo for their hit album, Emotionally Yours. With six platinum and eight gold LPs including, Family Reunion, Message in the Music Ship Ahoy, So Full of Love and Travelin’ at the Speed of Thought, the talented trio has proven the test of time. With more than 50 hit singles released in their 40 year career, few people have earned the right to be called “living legends,” THE O’JAYS are one of them.
Newest member, Eric Grant, is proud to be included as part of THE O’JAYS legacy. “THE O’JAYS have been a soul music staple for more than 40 years and I feel our future albums will introduce us to a new generation of listeners.”

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