“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.

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“Disco Double Take: New York Parties Like Its 1975” by Simon Reynolds, Village Voice, July 10, 2001

Reynolds, Simon. “Disco Double Take: New York Parties Like Its 1975.” Village Voice, July 10, 2001. http://www.villagevoice.com/2001-07-10/news/disco-double-take/ (accessed June 10, 2013).

Simon Reynolds examines New York house music parties that are inspired by parties of yesteryear like The Loft and the Paradise Garage including Bang the Party and Body & Soul. Reynolds notes that while this subscene of parties may have been inspired by these legendary parties they lack the musical progressiveness of these older parties. Instead of embracing leftfield musical choices like Liquid Liquid and Nina Hagen, this form of NYC house solidified into a genre called “garage” characterized by soulful, “organic” sounds that are often marked by Latin percussion and a jazzier sound. Reynolds feels that this “retro” New York disco-house tradition has been too conservative by its emphasis on “musicality” and has prevented the New York’s dance music scene from having the musical breakthroughs that other cities with thriving dance music scenes had made in recent years.

“Spiritualized” by Simon Reynolds, Village Voice, June 1, 1999

Reynolds, Simon. “Spiritualized.” Village Voice, June 1, 1999. http://www.villagevoice.com/1999-06-01/music/wayne-check/ (accessed June 6, 2013).

Simon Reynolds, a British journalist who writes about rave culture, offers his impression of the Body & Soul party during its heyday.

“Gimme Shelter” by Andy Thomas

Thomas, Andy. “Gimme Shelter.” Straight No Chaser, September 2007. DJhistory.com. http://www.djhistory.com/features/gimme-shelter-2007-0 (accessed June 4, 2013).

Originally appearing in the final issue of Straight No Chaser, this article is a spotlight on The Shelter. The Shelter originally started as a one-off Paradise Garage reunion party in 1991, it immediately became a weekly party where dancers reigned. “The Maestro” Timmy Regisford provides a mix of house, disco, Afro-beat, and jazz to dancers who are ready to surrender to his mix. Andy Thomas talks to some of the dancers and dance music professionals who make Shelter their home.