Giant Step’s Hudson Parties: 18 Going On 19

Photo (c) Bartek Radwan

We’re fast approaching the 20th party at Hudson and showing no signs of slowing down – quite the opposite actually.  Big thanks to everyone who made it uptown for Pete Rock last night.  It was incredible.

Next up is Jellybean Benitez, a disco king back in the eighties and recent inductee into the  2005 Dance Music Hall of Fame.  He’s remixed Whitney Houston, Jocelyn Brown, Patti Austin, George Benson, Shalamar, Hall & Oates, Billy Joel, Pointer Sisters, Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson’s hit “Say, Say, Say,” Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” and Freeez’s “I.O.U.”  Jellybean helped his once-girlfriend to remix her songs, starting out with “Everybody,” followed by “Physical Attraction,” “Borderline,” “Lucky Star” and her radio breakthrough “Holiday.” “Holiday” was the first song Jellybean ever produced from scratch and the girl was of course… Madonna!

RSVP for Jellybean Benitez at Hudson on 10/20 here.

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(For those who partied at Hudson last night, you might remember this one setting it off)

Friends We Love: 120 Seconds with N’Dea Davenport

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Soul singing sensation N’Dea Davenport of the internationally critically acclaimed R & B group, The Brand New Heavies tells us a very personal story about her struggle overcoming uterine fibroids.

Check out N’Dea at: myspace.com/ndeadavenport