Wrote a quick thing on Danny Tenaglia ahead of him hitting Egg next mont
Masters of Ceremonies: Danny Tenaglia
Circus and Egg’s long-running relationship has gone from strength to strength over the last year. Not only is Yousef’s night intuitive, forward-thinking and inspired by the same hedonistic moment in dance music culture as Egg is – but Circus is also a space where clubbers can enjoy an easy-going relaxed attitude, without ever feeling threatened by anyone or anything. It’s for this reason that Egg and Circus have maintained such a long and thorough relationship working together.
It’s also for this reason that we let Yousef curate an entire weekend worth of Egg line-ups just over a month ago. Welcoming the likes of Laurent Garnier, Steve Lawler and Darius Syrossian through our doors – Yousef’s Circus weekender has already gone down as our favourite weekend of the year, so far. But there’s more coming from this Liverpool born-and-bred DJ, as next month he brings the one and only Danny Tenaglia to Egg London.
Danny Tenaglia is not a name you could ever have missed. Having found his feet at Paradise Garage in the late 70’s, Danny became a regular amongst the disco-kicking community of New York. It’s from here that Danny became inspired to make tunes for himself. Having always been around crisp-cut vinyl, mixing music was in Tenaglia’s blood, and that came out as soon as he stepped on the decks.
Throughout the 80’s and early 90’s, Danny made his name through a series of high-profile remixes for the likes of Madonna, Jamiroquai, Grace Jones and The Daous. By 1994, he was making compilations – mixing soul, R&B, latin, samba and disco grooves into the same boundless mixes he’d seen Larry Levan play at the Paradise Garage ten years earlier.
Slowly Tenaglia rose to legendary status, with regular all-night sets at Miami’s Winter Music Conference. Over the last 15 years he has travelled the globe as a house ambassador, delivering good times for successive generations of revellers. Part of a golden generation of US DJs including the late Frankie Knuckles, Chez Damier, Todd Terry and many more, Tenaglia has continued the original ethos of the early days of house music. Having threatened resignation almost two years ago now, Danny merely went on a hiatus, returning soon after and is still going strong. And on Saturday 17th May, this incredible legend will be making his way to London to perform with Circus at Egg London.
Watch out, this is going to be a BIG night.
Saturday 17th May 2014
Lineup: Yousef, Danny Tenaglia, Tom Flynn + more