Sunday, January 1st Benny Soto Presents..
The Annual...718 Sessions New Years Day Bash!
A don't miss ; )
Join us as we bring in 2017-718 Sessions Style!
On the turntables the entire night...
Lights by ARIEL
MONDAY is an OBSERVED NATIONAL HOLIDAY. NO WORK : )
Still $5 Bucks for the first 100 people before 7pm!
$12 Reduced Admission
177 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Sunday Oct. 9th (Columbus Day Weekend!)
Wow! Celebrating 14 amazing years of 718 Sessions!!!
In another Fantastic room... Space... 637 W 50th St (Manhattan)
718 Sessions... is my very favorite place to be...
& that's all because of you!
Really hope you can join us... "I Wanna See All My Friends At Once"
Danny Krivit's 45th Year As A DJ Celebration Playlist @ Output, Brooklyn 8/8/16
6:24 #1 Take Five (Full) // Dave Brubeck Quartet // Columbia (Japan)
6:28 #2 Ball Of Confusion // The Temptations // Gordy
6:31 #3 Ready Or Not Here I Come // The Delfonics // Philly Groove
6:33 #4 Just Don't Want To Be Lonely // The Main Ingredient // RCA
6:36 #5 Baby Let Me Take You // Detroit Emeralds // Westbound
6:40 #6 Surrender // Diana Ross // Motown
6:43 #7 I Just Want To Celebrate // Rare Earth // Motown
6:45 #8 Mas Que Nada // Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 // A&M
6:48 #9 Gyspy Moths // Labelle // Epic
6:52 #10 I Will Get On // Annie // Telle
6:58 #11 Reach Your Peak // Sister Sledge // Cottilion
7:00 #12 California Soul // Marlena Shaw // Jazzman
7:03 #13 Hang On In There Baby // Johnny Bristol // MGM
7:07 #14 Kool Is Back // Funk Inc. // 5 Borough Breaks
7:09 #15 A Real Mother For Ya // Johnny Guitar Watson // DJM
7:12 #16 Rebirth Of Slick // Digable Planets // Originals
7:15 #17 I Get Lifted // George McCrae // T.K.
7:18 #18 (Oh No! Not) The Beast Day // Marsha Hunt // Vertigo
7:21 #19 Burning Love Breakdown // Peter Brown // T.K.
7:26 #20 Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me // Peter Brown // T.K.
7:29 #21 Chicken Yellow // Miami // Drive
7:31 #22 I'm Gonna Fool You! (Inst) // Ella Hamilton Don Willis Spoon Band // Queen Constance
7:33 #23 I'm Gonna Fool You! // Ella Hamilton Don Willis Spoon Band // Queen Constance
7:35 #24 Help Is On The Way // The Whatnauts // Harlem International
7:38 #25 Everyman // Double Exposure // Salsoul
7:41 #26 Flash Light // Parliament // Casablanca
7:45 #27 You're Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else // Jones Girls // Philadelphia International
7:48 #28 Seventh Heaven // Gwen Guthrie // Island
7:52 #29 Which Way Is Up // Stargard // MCA
7:54 #30 Let The Music Take Your Mind // Kool & The Gang // De-Lite
7:57 #31 I Really Love You // Heaven & Earth // WMOT
8:01 #32 Deeper (Inst & Vocal) // New Birth // Warner Brothers
8:05 #33 Express // B.T. Express // Roadshow
8:09 #34 Can't Play Around // Lace // Atlantic
8:12 #35 Touch & Go // Ecstasy, Passion & Pain // Roulette
8:15 #36 You Can't Have Cake And Eat It Too // BT // West End
8:19 #37 Don't Turn Your Back On Me // // Front Line Orchestra // ICE
8:23 #38 Thinking About Your Love // Skipworth & Turner // Island
8:26 #39 Do It // Billy Sha-Rae // Hour Glass
8:28 #40 Gotta Find A Way // Russ Brown // Jump Street
8:32 #41 World Famous // Malcolm McLaren // Island
8:34 #42 Set It Off // Strafe // Hard Soul
8:38 #43 Billy Who // Billy Frazier // DJM
8:41 #44 Nytro Express (Edit) // Nytro // Whitfield
8:44 #45 Love Has Come Around // Donald Byrd // Elektra
8:47 #46 Searching To Find The One // Unlimited Touch // Prelude
8:50 #47 She Can't Love You // Chemise // Full Time
8:54 #48 Come Let Me Love You // Jeanette "Lady" Day // Prelude
8:58 #49 What Can I Do For You (Ending Twice) // Labelle // Epic
9:01 #50 You Can't Hide From Yourself // Teddy Pendergrass // Philadelphia International
9:05 #51 I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love // Emotions // Columbia
9:08 #52 Love Sensation // Loleatta Holloway // Salsoul
9:12 #53 Give It Up Or Turn It Loose // James Brown // Urban
9:18 #54 K-Jee // The Nite-Liters // RCA
9:21 #55 Come Go With Me // The Pockets // CBS
9:25 #56 Any Love // Rufus & Chaka // MCA
9:28 #57 This Time Baby // Jackie Moore // Columbia
9:32 #58 Give Your Body Up (From Middle) // Billy Nichols // West End
9:35 #59 Bad For Me (From Middle) // Dee Dee Bridgewater // Elektra
9:37 #60 Go Bang! (Pt 1&2) // Dinosaur L // Sleeping Bag
9:44 #61 When You Touch Me // Taana Gardner // West End
9:47 #62 I Don't Know What I'd Do // Sweet Cream // Bareback
9:50 #63 Free Man // South Shore Commission // Scepter
9:55 #64 Love Hangover (From Middle) // Diana Ross // Motown
10:00 #65 Love Thang // First Choice // Gold Mind
10:02 #66 Let's Go All The Way // Brenda & The Tabulation // Casablanca
10:05 #67 Coke (Pt 1) // Tribe // Probe
10:08 #68 Smoke (Pt 2) // Tribe // ABC
10:10 #69 Moody // ESG // 99
10:13 #70 I Got The Feeling // Two Ton's O' Fun // Fantasy
- Benny' on the mike
- DK on the mike
10:23 #71 You Know How To Love Me // Phyllis Hyman // Arista
10:27 #72 You Can't Hide (Larry Levan RMX) // David Joseph // Mango
10:31 #73 Here's To You (From Middle) // Skyy // Salsoul
10:35 - End
Compiled By Go Kiryu
Danny Krivit's 45-year DJ career reads like the evolution of dance music itself. He grew up in the '60s and experienced the world's most legendary nightspots. The Loft, The Gallery, The Paradise Garage—Danny was a regular at them all.
Eric Duncan interviews Danny Krivit for The Standard Hotel Culture Blog. Danny picks his favorite records from 1971! Here they are:
Here are records that I was playing in 1971 (in alphabetical order):Al Green - Let's Stay Together, Tired Of Being Alone / Andwella - Hold On To Your Mind / Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady The House That Jack Built, See Saw, Don't Play That Song, Think, Spanish Harlem, Since You've Been Gone / Baby Huey - Listen To Me / Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau / Bill Withers - Harlem / Billy Preston - Outa-Space / Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul, Hot Pants (I'm Coming, Coming, I'm Coming) / Booker T & The MG’s - Melting Pot / Brenda Holloway - Just Look What You've Done / Brian Auger & the Trinity - Listen Here / Chakachas - Jungle Fever /Chi-Lites - Are You My Woman / Chicago – I’m A Man / Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Treat Her Like A Lady / Curtis Mayfield - Get Down, Underground, Move On Up, If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go / Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Surrender, Remember Me / Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto /Dorothy Morrison - Spirit In The Sky, Rain, All God's Children Got Soul / Earth, Wind & Fire - Moment Of Truth / Elephant's Memory - Mongoose / Equals - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys / Everyday People – I Like What I Like Because I Like It /Exuma - The Obeah Man / Four Tops – Don’t Bring Back Memories / Isley Brothers- Get Into Something / Jackie Willson – The Fountain / James Brown - Give It Up or Turnit a Loose, Sex Machine, Hot Pants, I'm A Greedy Man, Soul Power, Make It Funky /Little Sister - You're the One / Marva Whitney – It's My Thing / Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, Mercy Mercy Me, Inner City Blues, Chained, That’s The Way Love Is /Nite-Liters - K-Jee / Ruth Copeland - Gimme Shelter / Dennis Coffey - Scorpio /Spinners - It's A Shame / Supremes - Up The Ladder To The Roof, Stoned Love /Temptations - Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) / Titanic - Sultana / Traffic - Glad, Gimme Some Lovin' / Wilson Pickett - Don't Knock My Love /
via Resident Advisor
Stephen Titmus spends time with one of dance music's foundational figures.
Danny Krivit's 45-year DJ career reads like the evolution of dance music itself. He grew up in the '60s, experiencing the very earliest days of New York disco, and later gained a musical education at some of the world's most legendary nightspots. The Loft, The Gallery, The Paradise Garage—Danny was a regular at them all. Remarkably, Krivit is one of only a handful of DJs other than Larry Levan to have played at The Garage.
Krivit's experiences in the '70s and '80s have had a lasting effect on him, informing almost every move he's made since. His legendary Body & Soul night, co-founded with François Kevorkian and Joe Claussell, and 718 Sessions, his still hugely popular monthly party, were established on principles laid down during this golden period. Aside from his illustrious DJ career, Krivit is also a remix legend. He has over 130 editing credits to his name, including his rework of MFSB's "Love Is The Message," which is considered by many to be the greatest edit of all time. In anticipation of an eight-hour set in London later this month, I spent time with one of dance music's most storied figure
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"The Best Of NYC 2011"
"The Best Parties Of NYC 2011"
"Best Nightlife Events of 2011"
Celebrating 9 Years of 718 SESSIONS is already an incredible joy, & to crown that with "The Best Of NYC 2011" is a truly an amazing honor… A huge thanks to my dear friend & partner Benny Soto, together we have put our heart & soul into this, & to all of you, the dancers & wonderful supporters of 718 SESSIONS ... It couldn't have happened without all of you, & our shared love for the music. Can't wait to see you all @ 718 SESSIONS,
Danny Krivit helped compile this gorgeous 425 page… 500 record cover picture book, released worldwide in 6 languages by Taschen in collaboration of Wax Poetics magazine. Noticeably larger then most other record cover picture books on the market, a must have for all soul-funk-disco-vinyl-lovers :)
“A living legend of DJing. He crossed the 70’s alongside names like Larry Levan, David Mancuso, & Francois Kevorkian.The DJ as a central figure was created in this generation. Danny Krivit is a vinyl collector, soul-funk-disco-lover and dance-floor master – even for the most demanding! From his long professional journey, his re-editions should also be mentioned, in the course of which Krivit reinvented classical pieces, re-arranging the originals.”
Over this past 10 years of 718 Sessions, I've managed to save a small amount of unused flyers from each party, & have now put together an amazing group of 100 flyers in a hand stamped commemorative package. Some you will recognize & some you surely won't, very remarkable to see them all in one place. Available @ 718 Sessions EXCLUSIVELY & VERY LIMITED, 1st come, 1st serve, this kind of thing only comes around once, hope your able to check it out, Danny :)
via Wax Poetics:
“I’ve always felt music has a much larger voice than just the words of a song,” says DJ and re-edit specialist Danny Krivit. “Like in a movie, the way a great soundtrack moment lifts the meaning of what is being said, I feel like music at its best speaks louder than words, deeply touching your soul and striking emotions. I especially love the musicianship and arrangements of ’70s soul and disco. Again, it speaks to you with a depth. When I started out, most good DJs played records that talked to you and altogether took you on a journey. Hope you enjoy this little journey.”
Danny Krivit is about as New York as they come. Growing up in NYC’s Greenwich Village in the 1960s, Krivit was the son of a jazz singer mother, and his father was Chet Baker’s manager. He was a boyhood friend of Nile Rogers, and he had the Mothers of Invention living just down the hall. At a very early age, he got to meeti a cross section of musical legends like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Charles Mingus, John Lennon, and Yoko Ono. His upstairs neighbor, the vice-president of Polydor Records, introduced him to James Brown, who gave Danny his first white-label promos—”Get on the Good Foot” by JB and “Think” by Lynn Collins.
Earlier that same year, in 1971, Danny had started DJing at his father’s club, the Ninth Circle, and over the years played at most every New York club worth mentioning, including the Paradise Garage. His early re-edit, “Love Is the Message (Edit By Mr K),” along with hundreds of others, helped to secure his title as the godfather of the current re-edit movement. When Danny is not touring the world, he’s also one third of the famed NYC party Body & Soul—and is now celebrating ten years of his own party, the 718 Sessions.
Krivit has teamed up with 101 Apparel for the exclusive Music Speaks Louder Than Words mix and T-shirt. Listen to the twelve-minute snippet:
1. “Don’t Look Any Further” Dennis Edwards (DK Acapella)
2. “You Got to Be the One” Maryann Farra & Satin Soul (DK Edit)
3. “The Devil Made Me Do It” Robert Upchurch (DK Inst Edit Of Tom Moulton RMX)
4. “We’re Going Out Tonight” Cameo
5. “No Matter Where You Are” G.C. Cameron
6. “From the Love Side” Hank Ballard and the Midnight Lighters
Full 80-minute Mix CD (free with T-shirt) Track List:
1. “Don’t Look Any Further” – Dennis Edwards (DK Acapella)
2. “You Got To Be The One” – Maryann Farra & Satin Soul (DK Edit)
3. “The Devil Made Me Do It” – Robert Upchurch (DK Inst Edit of Tom Moulton RMX)
4. “We’re Going Out Tonight” – Cameo
5. “No Matter Where You Are” – G.C. Cameron
6. “From the Love Side” – Hank Ballard and the Midnight Lighters
7. “We’re A Winner” – The Impressions (DK Ext. Intro)
8. “Love Is All You Need” – High Energy
9. “Gotta Get A Hold On Me” – Margie Alexander
10. “Tambourine” – Tropea
11. “Live In Me” – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (DK Ext. Intro)
12. “Groove On Down” – Dunn Pearson Jr.
13. “Love Chants” – Eli’s Second Coming
14. “You Are A Star” – Jakki
15. “First Light” – Percy Faith
16. “ If You Really Love Me” – Stevie Wonder
17. “Are You Ready For Me” – First Choice
18. “Cosinha II” – Dom Um Romao
19. “Thank You Baby” – Leon Thomas