Frankie Knuckles at the Sound Factory

December 24th, 2016 by RJJNYC

A great photo of Frankie Knuckles in the DJ booth at the original Sound Factory.

Frankie Knuckles in the booth at Sound Factory

Photographer unknown, cribbed from a short documentary from One TV called Unsung: Frankie Knuckles and The Roots of House Music. Also the source for these two pictures of Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan in the same booth. Frankie Knuckles wrote about getting visited by Larry Levan while DJing at Sound Factory on his old website, and although the site is now gone the piece is preserved in the web archive.

Frankie Knuckles & Larry Levan, Sound Factory DJ booth

Frankie Knuckles & Larry Levan, Sound Factory DJ booth

Frankie Knuckles Sound Factory flyer

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Junior Vasquez Live @ Sound Factory Closing Party

February 13th, 2015 by RJJNYC

To commemorate 20 years since the closure of Sound Factory on February 12, 1995, Junior Vasquez has posted tapes from that morning to mixcloud. The tapes also capture Billy Ray Martin’s live PA.

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Sound Factory Membership Record

December 6th, 2014 by RJJNYC

From the Oakland Museum of California’s Lesbian & Gay collection.

Sound Factory Membership Record

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Larry Levan block party, May 11 2014

May 14th, 2014 by RJJNYC

Three videos from the party this past weekend, a beautiful and unforgettable day. Posted to youtube by alexvmg

Sign the petition to co-name King Street Larry Levan Way: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/1867-co-name-king-street-nyc-to-larry-levan-way



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Frankie Knuckles: Beyond the Sound Factory (1991 Interview)

May 8th, 2014 by RJJNYC

On notabledance.com: http://notabledance.com/1991/04/17/frankie-knuckles-beyond-sound-factory-1991-interview/

By Andy Reynolds, originally published as a cover story in DMR (Dance Music Report), April 17 – 30, 1991.

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Isaac ‘Ise’ Santiago ?- Who Izy?

December 18th, 2013 by RJJNYC

Raw WAV files: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/kxi8k8emfp5hk/Who%20Izy

http://www.discogs.com/release/606068

WI1

WI2

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Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92

May 11th, 2013 by RJJNYC

Tanqueray Sterling AIDS benefit Ball at the Sound Factory November 9, 1989
Tanqueray Sterling AIDS benefit Ball at the Sound Factory, November 9, 1989

Copies of the lovingly created book Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92, with
photographs and interviews by Chantal Regnault and an introduction by Tim Lawrence, are still available from the Soul Jazz Records website. There’s also an accompanying 3 CD box set with a mix by Junior Vasquez and postcards of several of Chantal Regnault’s photographs.

“The latest voguing is called vogue femme – it’s neither the old way nor the new way. The dip that they do is called the macayella. It’s something that teenagers or people in their 20s should do, because anyone over 40 that tries that dip will regret it. Your back cannot bounce like those kids who bounce down and then go up again. If I bounced down like that, then I’m going to stay down there, and there’s going to be an ambulance called. But that’s the new vogue.”

– from the interview with Kevin Ultra Omni.

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Keith Haring – The Message

April 22nd, 2013 by RJJNYC

Six part series created by Maripol to accompany the new exhibit in Paris (Keith Haring – The Political Line).


KEITH HARING, THE MESSAGE 1/6 – Downtown NYC by ARTECreative

KEITH HARING, THE MESSAGE 2/6 – Acculturation by ARTECreative

KEITH HARING, THE MESSAGE 3/6 – All entry pass by ARTECreative

KEITH HARING, THE MESSAGE 4/6 – Activism by ARTECreative

KEITH HARING, THE MESSAGE 5/6 – Once upon a time by ARTECreative

KEITH HARING, THE MESSAGE 6/6 – The Message by ARTECreative

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Junior Vasquez Sound Factory Tapes on Mixcloud

April 6th, 2013 by RJJNYC

Posted by Richie Vargas Herrera:

JUNIOR VASQUEZ @ THE ORIGINAL SOUND FACTORY 1991 (LIVE).

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KC Flightt – Voices/Tyrrel Corporation – Going Home (Scatt Mix)/Tito Puente – Para Los Rumberos (5-OH Beats)
US 2 – Bang the Drums (Wam Bang Mix)
First Choice – Doctor Love
Saxmachine – Sax It Up (Jungle Love)
Chez Damier – Can U Feel It (M.K. Dub)/Roc & Kato – Jungle Love
4th Measure Men – 4 You
Interceptor – Together (Inside Mix/Together Mix)

JUNIOR VASQUEZ @ THE ORIGINAL SOUND FACTORY 1993

Tracie Daves – We Can Make It (Deep Dub, Deep Vocal)
Akema – So In Love (Jungle Love mix)
Todd Terry Presents the Countdown – No Way
The Cover Girls – Wishing on a Star (Magic Session Instrumental)
Lectroluv – People Don’t Believe (The Playing Games Mix)
Camel In The Jungle – Yeah (Wacka Wacka Mix)
Romanthony – Now U Want Me
Intruder – U Got Me
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Spice – Anything Goes (Getdown Vocal Mix)
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Gemolotto Leo Mas Fabrice presents Venus – Work It!

Influences Pt 2: Junior Vasquez 1994 – side A & B (same tape as posted here)

Chocolate Tribe – Conquistadores Chocolate
Chez N Trent – Morning Factory
George Morel – I Feel It (Sound Factory Mix)
Saint-7 – Hands on Love
Frankie Pharoah – I Need Your Love
Groove Box – One World
Ralph Falcon feat. Dorothy Mann – That Sound (Drop the Bomb Dub, Vox Mix)
Radical Men – Higher Ground
Aphrohead – In Thee Dark We Live (Junior Factory Mix)
Chuggles – Thank You
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Journey of Life – Do You Wanna Groove?
Gladeez – As I Am (Sound Factory Mix)
Sound of One – As I Am (Farley/Heller Mix)

Influences Pt 2: Junior Vasquez 1994 – side C & D

Gladeez – As I Am (Sound Factory Mix)
Kathy Brown – Can’t Play Around (The Good Boy Remix)
Pacha – One Kiss (F.O.S. One Remix)
Lectroluv – Struck By Luv (Junior’s Sound Factory Mix)
The Mack Vibe ft Jacqueline – I Can’t Let You Go (Santana Tribute Vibe – Hot-Live Extended Percussion)
The Mack Vibe ft Jacqueline – I Can’t Let You Go (Shake N Bake Vibe)
Club Orchestra – Thrillseeker’s Dub
Romanthony – Testify
50 Lbs of Blue ft Storm – Risin’ To The Top
CeCe Rogers – No Love Lost (Morel’s Club Mix)
Sounds of Blackness – I Believe (Morales Deliverance Dub)
Kristine W – Feel What You Want (Acappella/Factory Dub)

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Black Ice Productions – Union Camp – Playtime Kids EP

August 12th, 2012 by RJJNYC

This EP seems to have become scarce. Vinyl rips can be downloaded here (some of the tracks have a lot of pops and crackles).

http://www.discogs.com/Black-Ice-Productions-Union-Camp-Playtime-Kids-EP/release/145825

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