“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.

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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.

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.