Mix the Vibe: Music Is My Sanctuary

Mix the Vibe: Music Is My Sanctuary

by Danny Krivit


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King Street Sound continues to tap the elite of New York's house music DJ community for their Mix the Vibe series, this time enlisting the skills of Body and Soul master Danny Krivit. The result is everything you'd expect from an N.Y.C. house compilation, meaning mid-tempo jams that are heavy on the live instrumentation and vocals as well as dozens of classic disco samples. New York mainstays Blaze contribute two tracks on this double-disc set, while Kerri Chandler has his hands in three of the selections. Krivit also doubles up the appearance of Atlanta producer Chris Brann's Andanda Project, making him one of the few New York producers to adequately capture the city's sound. It also makes him one of the younger producers found here, especially when compared to such elders as Timmy Regisford and disco queen Loleatta Holloway. The mixing is as seamless as one would expect, with Krivit moving easily from song to song. He makes minimal use of so-called DJ tools, limiting straight percussion tracks to just one per disc. The vibe Krivit feels on this collection is strictly song-based. And while he resists using any obvious classics, he also restricts himself from exploring the darker textures that found their way into his far more rewarding Expansions CD, released jut eight months later. Those who use the Krivit name as a signifier for this sort of New York house won't be disappointed with this mix. But those who know that Krivit possesses a much broader range may find themselves let down.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2002
Label: King Street Sounds
UPC: 0788557022422
catalogNumber: 224
Rank: 200684

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Krivit   Primary Artist,Overdubs
Terry Burrus   Keyboards
Loleatta Holloway   Track Performer
Kenny O. Bobien   Vocals
José "Cochi" Claussell   Conga,Shekere
Peter Daou   Keyboards
Jephté Guillaume   Bass,Vocals
Shawn V. Lucas   Keyboards
Jonathan Maron   Bass
Monday Michiru   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Thornton   Percussion
Satoshi Tomiie   Keyboards
Robert E. Miller   Saxophone
Shinichi Osawa   Wurlitzer,Drum Loop
Mondo Grosso   Track Performer
Carlton   Track Performer
Dave Jansen   Saxophone
Arnold Jarvis   Track Performer
Daniel Moreno   Conga
Mood II Swing   Track Performer
Johan Brunkvist   Keyboards
Bobby d'Ambrosio   Percussion,Drums
Urban Soul   Track Performer
Boyd Jarvis   Keyboards
Gene Perez   Bass
Kimara Lovelace   Track Performer
Soul Movement   Track Performer
GTS   Track Performer
Ananda Project   Track Performer
Romatt Project & Gail Power   Track Performer
Jerry Battle   Keyboards
Starvin' T. Cordero   Percussion
Starvin T.   Percussion
Paul Shapiro   Flute,Saxophone
Todd Gardner   Trumpet
Gaelle Adisson   Track Performer
Frederick Lasfargeas   Keyboards
Michael "Ciro" Cirincione   Guitar
Gerard Avant   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Masabumi Kikuchi   Producer
Blaze   Producer,Remixing
David Morales   Arranger,Producer
Kevin Campbell   Producer
Kerri Chandler   Producer
Jephté Guillaume   Programming,Producer
Eric Kupper   Remixing
Lil' Louis   Producer
Shawn V. Lucas   Programming
Josh Milan   Producer
Richard Payton   Producer,Remixing
Timmy Regisford   Producer,Remixing
Doug Smith   Producer,Remixing
Matthias Heilbronn   Producer,Remixing
Shinichi Osawa   Producer
Jon Ciafone   Producer
Chez Damier   Producer,Remixing
Lem Springsteen   Producer
Frankie Feliciano   Producer
Benji Candelario   Programming,Producer
Bobby d'Ambrosio   Programming,Producer,Remixing
Danny Krivit   Programming
DJ Romain   Producer
Boyd Jarvis   Producer,Engineer
Ron Trent   Producer,Remixing
Ben Grassinni   Remixing
Big Moses   Producer
Stephanie Cooke   Producer
DJ Hiro   Producer
Chris Brann   Composer,Producer
James Rosenthal   Engineer
Harry "Choo Choo" Romero   Producer
Jerry Battle   Producer
DJ Basil   Producer
Hisa Ishioka   Executive Producer
Todd Gardner   Producer
Kevin Hedge   Producer
Kalim Shabazz   Producer
Gerard Avant   Producer
Nick Jones   Producer

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