Miami, United States
I grew up in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh listening to soul music and underground dance music - what some folks may know as, “Northern Soul”.
I began collecting this type music in my late teens and like many of my friends, I wanted a chance to drive the dance floor. In a stroke of good luck, I was able to land a spot in 1968 at one of the top dance clubs, the White Elephant.
I was fortunate to maintain this residency through many iterations of the location when in the mid 70’s under the name 2002, we began to play disco music.
At first, I did not mix records. My philosophy to hold the dance floor always was the right record at the right time. I clearly remember the first mix that I tried. It was Dance to the Music to Dance a la Music(French) to M’Lady. This was the early 70s and my mixes were limited because I did not have a mixer – just a switch and tape on the record for cue points. I got better in the 70’s when I got to NYC