Some good news for fans of vintage disco:  Strut Records is putting out the long-awaited followup to 2003’s excellent disco-mix comp Edits By Mr. K.  As before, it’s the brainchild of veteran d.j. Danny Krivit and the track listing incorporates a broad-minded blend of vintage disco, soul and jazz favorites.  Your Humble Reviewer is particularly glad to see two of his personal faves – Fatback’s “Spanish Hustle” and Chairmen Of The Board’s cover of Sly Stone’s “Life And Death” – are getting the Krivit-edit treatment on this disc.  Read on for all the master-mixing details…

DANNY KRIVIT

EDITS BY MR. K
Vol. 2: Music Of The Earth


1. PATRICE RUSHEN – MUSIC OF THE EARTH
2. MILTON HAMILTON – WE HAVE ALL THE TIME
3. MIDNIGHT MOVERS – FOLLOW THE WIND
4. BLACK BLOOD – CHICANO
5. RARE PLEASURE – LET ME DOWN EASY
6. BLUE MODERNE – THROUGH THE NIGHT
7. PHILADELPHIA ALL-STARS – LET’S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO
8. SOUND EXPERIENCE – DON’T YOU KNOW YOU’VE BROKEN MY HEART
9. THE FATBACK BAND – SPANISH HUSTLE
10. CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD – LIFE & DEATH

Digital bonus track:
VOYAGE – LADY AMERICA

Label: Strut
Catalogue No: STRUT067CD/LP
Format: 1xCD
Release date: Sep 27th

Strut re-kindle their involvement with one New York’s most revered DJs and re-edit pioneers, Danny Krivit, with a fresh album of essential new, rare and classic re-works, past and present.

An acknowledged leader in New York clubland for many years, Krivit learned his craft through a series of early residencies, including a four-year stretch at The Roxy as hip hop came downtown from the Bronx during the mid ’70s. Throughout the ‘80s, he was then often DJ-ing six nights a week at seminal nightspots like Area, Danceteria, Save The Robots and more. Since then, he is perhaps best known for his residency at the legendary Body & Soul parties from the inception in 1996 alongside Francois Kevorkian and Joe Claussell, a calling card that has kept him an in-demand DJ globally as club-goers gravitate towards his unique blend of emotive soulful house, disco and Afro sounds. The party has continued in Brooklyn and Manhattan, with Krivit’s 718 Sessions now a regular fixture of New York’s club diary.

As a producer, Krivit is the acknowledged “King Of The Edit“ and has been a major influence on today’s  re-edit culture. From early classics like the ‘Feelin’ James’ and ‘Rock The House’ JB cut-ups during the mid-‘80s, he has released over 300 unique versions, often under the mysterious ‘Mr. K’ moniker. After releasing a batch of his finest edits on the ‘Edits By Mr. K’ compilation in 2003, Strut now delve back into the tape cupboard for an all-new edition, bringing together some of Krivit’s secret weapons in a wide-ranging selection covering soulful disco, funk and jazz.

Tracks include in-demand Krivit rarities including his previously unreleased re-work of Black Blood’s Afro-rock rarity ‘Chicano’, the revival of a soulful Patrice Rushen sleeper, ‘Music Of The Earth’ and an extended workout on the Chairmen Of The Board’s psychedelic soul classic, ‘Life & Death’.

For more information, press pictures and interview requests please contact: stephka@elninodiablo.co.uk

www.strut-records.com
www.dannykrivit-re-edits.com

Danny will be touring over the course of the coming months:

31/07/10    Lincoln Park Music Festival    Newark – NJ    USA
08/08/10    Soul Alliance Boat Party    Circleline- NYC    USA
22/08/10    Water Taxi Beach    Long Island City    USA
27/08/10    Development    Manchester    UK
28/08/10    Love Fever    London    UK
29/08/10    L´america    Cardiff    UK
05/09/10    Sun Big Fun Festival    Sapporo    JAPAN
07/09/10    Dragon I    Hong Kong    CHINA
12/09/10    Santos Partyhouse    NYC    USA
17/09/10    Taiwan    JAPAN
18/09/10    Grand Café    Osaka    JAPAN
19/09/10    Sun Eleven    Tokyo    JAPAN
22/09/10    Mago-Nagoya    Nagoya    JAPAN
24/09/10    Takamatsu    JAPAN
25/09/10    Utsumiya    JAPAN
27/09/10    Hudson Hotel    NYC    USA
03/10/10    Santos Partyhouse    NYC    USA
02/11/10    Ageha    Tokyo    JAPAN