“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.

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“Boite: No Groping: We’re Family” by Julia Chaplin, New York Times, April 21, 2002

Chaplin, Julia. “Boite: No Groping: We’re Family.” New York Times, April 21, 2002. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/21/style/boite-no-groping-we-re-family.html (accessed June 10, 2013).

A review of the 20 West 39th Street incarnation of Club Shelter shortly after its opening appears in the Boite column. The emphasis is on Shelter being a club for those who just want to go out and dance without the pretension associated with nightlife.

“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.