Throwback Thursday: Blaze @ SOBs – August 22 & 23, 1990



For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Giant Step President/CEO Maurice Bernstein tells us about Blaze’s 1990 shows for their debut album. What were some of your favorite Blaze tunes?

We started out the Groove Academy in June of 1990 with our main focus on shows highlighting older funk & soul artists, but the third show we did was with a new group called Blaze from New Jersey.

Representing the New Jersey underground house scene, they were heavily influenced by 70s soul, dance music, and gospel. Signed to Motown by Timmy Regisford, Blaze were pegged as the next generation of the label (in the spirit of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”).

We were really excited to work with them, especially with Blaze being a band that I was very keen on and the fact that Motown had really gotten behind them. Their tune “So Special” was a big hit in NY house music community.

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Sweet Spot Festival w/ Kevin Hedge, Herbert Holler, Kervyn Mark, & Bradford James – 9/23


Sweet Spot Festival

Join us for the last chance to dance at the Sweet Spot Summer Series in and around Harlem. This is an all day event with featuring great music, yummy food and unique vintage vendors. The party is at PIER I in Riverside Park. Call your friends, pack a bag, get there early, find your sweet spot and relax to a full day of Soulful House, Disco & Dance Classics.

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