“The mark of a great DJ is one who knows that hip-hop came from disco. That is the truth of the matter...”
Johnny 'D' DeMairo has always been about disco. It was something that underpinned his seminal house label Henry Street Music, the imprint he set up with Tommy Musto in 1993. Armand Van Helden, Kenny Dope, Lil' Louie Vega, Terry Hunter, DJ Sneak, Todd Terry, DJ Duke; they all turned it out for Henry Street, and tracks like Dope's 'The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)' and Van Helden's 'The Funk Phenomena' made it a pivotal part of house music history.
Disco Jamms (due Spring 2012 on BBE) is about the tracks that would inform Henry Street. This is real disco. “These are the secret weapon tracks, but more personal to me and people from my world. Half-heard anthems from Italy tracked down through forensic research in the record shops of the five boroughs, rare dub versions of classics that you won't be finding on eBay anytime soon.”
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