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: