Playing tracks by
Old Skool Junkies, MFSB vs. Tronco Traxx, Size Queen, Malcolm McLaren, Johnny Dynell featuring David Ian Xtravaganza and more.
Each year I do a Pride series....well this year I decided to do a Ballroom Pride mix. I dug deep in my crates and found some classics. Some I had to update a little and others I just left as they were. I put a lot into this labor of love. My early years in New York City were quite the education and stepping into the scene with Tudors like legends like Paris Dupree (my upstairs neighbor), Dorian Corey, Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBejia, Octavia Saint Laurent, Anji Xtravaganza and so many others, the greatness and magnitude of their history was not lost on me. And let's not forget all the great DJs and producers I had the pleasure of working with....Ken Terry, Chip Chop Gonzalez, Vjuan Allure and T-Pro who fought to keep the culture alive. I didn't cover everything so I'm sure next year I will do a second volume. So, come with me as I take you back to a time when the Ballroom's soundtrack was around 125 BPM and wasn't an endless loop of "The Ha Dance" sampled over and over again.