“Techno Summit, 1992” by Jason Bentley, URB, July 1992

Bentley, Jason. “Techno Summit, 1992.” URB, July 1992.

Jason Bentley covers the first annual “Techno Summit” at the 1992 New Music Seminar held at the Limelight. Panelists include Frankie Bones, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Moneypenny, Ritchie Hawtin, Jeff Mills, and Lord Michael with other techno personalities in the audience. While the panelists tried to maintain a positive attitude about the present and future of techno, the audience quickly brought it back to the petty, divisional disputes about what is techno, what’s responsible for its success, and divisions between techno and house.

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“Landscape!” by Todd Roberts, URB, July 1992

Roberts, Todd. “Landscape!” URB, July 1992.

This is the travelog of the URB staff’s adventures in New York City during the 1992 New Music Seminar. The URB staff described the various parties they have attended as well as shared some of the misadventures they had on their way to and from those parties. They also provided some observations about the differences between the music and club scenes in New York and in Los Angeles. Among their observations, the house music scene is bigger in New York than in Los Angeles, with deep soulful house being the dominant sound. New York techno tends to be harder and less emotive than in Los Angeles. Between their observations of the NYC club scene and of NYC in general, this travelog provides a good snapshot of New York City in the early nineties.

Back issues of URB (unfortunately not a complete run) are available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

“NYC DJ Lineup” by Jason Bentley, URB, July 1992

Bentley, Jason. “NYC DJ Lineup.” URB, July 1992.

Jason Bentley gives his impression of DJs Tony Humphries, David Morales, Moneypenny, Kevin Saunderson, and Keoki, whom he saw during his visit to New York during the 1992 New Music Seminar.

Back issues of URB (unfortunately not a complete run) are available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

“Boom! NYC Vibes” by Jason Bentley, URB, July 1992

Bentley, Jason. “Boom! NYC Vibes.” URB, July 1992.

Jason Bentley reviews records that he heard in New York clubs while he was attending the 1992 New Music Seminar.

Back issues of URB (unfortunately not a complete run) are available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

“Boom! NMS+Big Apple=Boom!” by Jason Bentley, URB, July 1992

Bentley, Jason. “Boom! NMS+Big Apple=Boom!” URB, July 1992.

URB’s resident record reviewer, Jason Bentley from California, offers his impression of the New York City dance music scene after attending the 1992 New Music Seminar. He mentions that while every New Yorker he met stated the city’s club culture was lacking, from his perspective, New York’s club culture was thriving. Also features record reviews.

Back issues of URB (unfortunately not a complete run) are available at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City.

“NYC Dance Party Heats Up the Park” by Michael Paoletta, Billboard, August 28, 1999

Paoletta, Michael. “NYC Dance Party Heats Up the Park.” Billboard, August 28, 1999.

Billboard reviews Body & Soul at Central Park Summerstage held on August 7, 1999.

“Joe Claussell Works the Beat on Many Fronts” by Craig Roseberry, Billboard, April 24, 1999

Roseberry, Craig. “Joe Claussell Works the Beat on Many Fronts.” Billboard, April 24, 1999.

Billboard profiles Joe Claussell on the eve of the release of Mix the Vibe: Joe Claussell compilation on King Street Records. The profile provides an overview of Claussell’s career including his stint working at Dance Tracks record store, the formation of his record label Spiritual Life Music, his early remix work, and spinning at Body & Soul. Claussell also provides a glimpse of his upcoming projects.