DJ Disciple Explores the History and Evolution of New York City House Music in a Captivating New Book

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DJ Disciple Explores the History and Evolution of New York City House Music in a Captivating New Book

Renowned NYC DJ Disciple and journalist Henry Kronk have come together to present a captivating new book that delves into the rich history and evolution of house music in New York City.

Entitled “The Beat, The Scene, The Sound,” this insightful publication takes readers on a journey through the rise, fall, and eventual rebirth of house music in the bustling metropolis. DJ Disciple, a central figure in the genre, offers his unique perspective on the growth of the sound during the dynamic ’80s and ’90s era.

The book goes beyond words, incorporating compelling photographs that capture the essence of the time, along with exclusive interviews featuring prominent artists such as Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, and Bobby Konders. Louie Vega of Masters At Work has also contributed a heartfelt foreword to enrich the reading experience.

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“The Beat, The Scene, The Sound” explores not only the musical aspects but also delves into the social and cultural impact of house music. It pays homage to the queer scene and the significant contributions of Black artists in shaping the growth of NYC house music. The closure of iconic venues like Paradise Garage, Studio 54, and Club Zanzibar is examined, shedding light on the profound effect these closures had on the local scene.

Furthermore, the book highlights how the music from New York City influenced and inspired artists around the world, particularly those in the UK who embraced the vibrant sounds of UK garage. It is a testament to the global reach and enduring legacy of New York City house music.

“The Beat, The Scene, The Sound” is a must-read for music enthusiasts, offering a comprehensive and engaging account of the history, evolution, and lasting impact of house music in the heart of New York City.


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