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Danny Krivit: DJing For 39.9 Years

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On the cusp of celebrating his fortieth year as a DJ, Danny Krivit continues to gush passion for dance music. He hasn’t lost a step either.

Born to a jazz singing mother and a nightclub-owning father (who also managed Chet Baker,) and growing up in Greenwich Village in the ‘60s and ‘70s -- Krivit was born into the groove. He expanded upon this rich heritage and became a global music success, spinning all over the world and at New York’s most seminal nightspots of the last few decades. Never simply the flavor of the moment, or a flash in the pan, Krivit’s resume reads like a handful of different dance music legends compiled into one.

Krivit's also adored for his unique production niche. He’s called “King of the Edit,” for creating such a great number of reedited pieces of music, his versions often remembered as much as the originals. He’ll adjust pieces of music to extend sections he best enjoys (while preserving the original integrity,) often turning them into stronger dancefloor music.

Out now on Strut Records is “Edits by Mr. K Volume 2: Music of the Earth,” a compilation featuring ten of Krivit’s noted funk and disco edits. While the first Edits By Mr. K came out seven years ago, that's not due to a lack of material. Krivit told LAist that he has enough edits for more. m“Certainly another one, maybe a double,” he said.