“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.


“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.

“Pop and Jazz Guide: Body & Soul, Central Park Summerstage” by Neil Strauss, New York Times, August 6, 1999

Strauss, Neil. “Pop and Jazz Guide: Body & Soul, Central Park Summerstage.” New York Times, August 6, 1999. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/08/06/movies/pop-and-jazz-guide-923613.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm (accessed June 6, 2013).

A blurb about Body & Soul being held at Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield on August 7, 1999.

“The Heart of Body & Soul” by Tricia Romano, Village Voice, August 29, 2006

Claussell, Joe, Francois Kevorkian, and Danny Krivit. “The Heart of Body & Soul.” Interview by Tricia Romano. Village Voice, August 29, 2006. http://www.villagevoice.com/2006-08-29/nyc-life/the-heart-of-body-soul/ (accessed June 6, 2013).

Tricia Romano interviews the Body & Soul DJs, Joe Claussell, Francois Kevorkian, and Danny Krivit prior to Body & Soul’s tenth anniversary party at P.S. 1 Warm Up. They talk about the real estate related reasons the party originally ended, the party’s home Club Vinyl was sold, changes in New York City nightlife since the party’s demise, and the reunion parties they throw internationally.

The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton

Brewster, Bill, and Frank Broughton. The Record Players: DJ Revolutionaries. New York, NY: Black Cat, 2010.

A collection of interviews with DJ’s by Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, authors of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, some of which originally appeared on their website, djhistory.com, which offers insight into the evolution of the DJ. Interviews that are particularly relevant to NYC house music history includes David Mancuso, Francois Kevorkian, Frankie Knuckles, DJ Pierre, David Morales, and Louie Vega.