Throwback Thursday: Nuyorican Soul Fiesta (Winter Music Conference) @ the Shore Club, Miami – March 24, 1997

 

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For this week’s Throwback Thursday, Giant Step President/CEO Maurice Bernstein takes us back to the legendary 1997 Winter Music Conference party for Nuyorican Soul at the Shore Club! What do you remember about the epic daytime party? For those that missed it, catch a video clip as well as the backside of the invite flyer after the jump.

Back in the 90s, the Winter Music Conference (WMC) was a global affair where house DJs from all around the world would come and invade Miami for a week. Back then it was purely an industry event, which inevitably also brought out only the most serious of dance music lovers.

For this year particular year, we decided to throw a big daylong event as a teaser for the forthcoming Nuyorican Soul album that we were releasing – the album was of course produced by none other than Kenny and Louie aka Masters at Work.

We held the party at the Shore Club – the “old” Shore Club with the huge outdoor space and pool. It was a largely coveted event. We had a great live set from Luis Quinteros who brought along some local Miami musicians to play with him. Special guests included Roy Ayers, India Arie and of course Louie Vega, and Kenny Dope, amongst many, many others.

Read more + catch the flyer & video after the jump

NYC: Louie Vega’s Elements Of Life: The Eclipse, Special Listening Session and All Night DJ Set At Le Bain – 7/16

New York! This Monday, we have an exclusive listening party and DJ set from longtime Giant Step friend and world famous producer, Louie Vega, at Le Bain at The Standard.

One half of Masters at Work and Nuyorican Soul, the legend will unveil his forthcoming album, Elements Of Life: The Eclipse (out in October), during the opening listening session. You don’t want to miss this unique experience featuring a very special listening session followed by a all night DJ set traversing Vega’s music landscapes. We also invite you to enjoy special cocktails provided by Appleton Estate Rum.

Louie Vega (DJ Set)
Elements Of Life: The Eclipse: Special Listening Session
Monday, July 16
Le Bain at The Standard, 444 W. 13th St.
Doors: 8 PM
Free entry with RSVP