Sunday, February 15th, 2008
LOVE // 179 Macdougal @ 8th st
DJ Harvey is one of those dudes whose musical legacy defies the basic tenets of success. He is the master purveyor of disco edits, house classics, esoteric prog rock and other strange but wonderful things ("did he just play a track with an Indian man mumbling for 15 minutes?" yes, he did). Whereas most DJs are considered lucky to have international fame and fortune tucked under their belt, Harvey hasn't stopped there.
He has released tracks under various pseudonyms on labels such as Mo’ Wax, Dorado, Ministry Of Sound, Skint and Junior Boys Own. He is one half of the duo behind the classic and elusive Black Cock record label, on which he has recreated famous and lost edits of disco records by house music pioneers such as Larry Levan and Ron Hardy.
He has spun at parties and clubs as diverse as Pacha, Yellow, Ministry Of Sound, Cielo, Respect in Paris, Deepspace, 718 Sessions and has re-mixed and produced a vast array of artists such as Jamiroqui, The Police, Ian Brown, Brand New Heavies, Tommy Guerrero. He has also collaborated with Thomas Bullock (of Rub'N'Tug and A.R.E. Weapons) on the disco rock project Map of Africa, and his compilation CD "Sarcastic Disco" has been making waves everywhere.
So forget the fact that he is also an avid surfer/skater, provided the soundtrack to accompany Tony Alva’s exhibition, and passes the time by spinning nine hour mega sets in LA warehouse parties. Need we remind you that the man is a legend from way back? That's all you need to know.
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