If there’s such a thing as “classic” dance music, and I believe there is, then New York d.j. / producer Danny Krivit gave the crowd an education during his set at Dragon-i on Saturday night.[photopress:Dragon_i_Danny_Krivit.jpg,full,pp_image]
This was Danny Krivit’s sophomore appearance at Dragon-i and the club was crowded with people dancing from the moment he began.[photopress:Danny_Krivit_Dragon_i.jpg,full,pp_image]
It struck me how different Danny Krivit’s music is from what’s currently in vogue.
Contemporary dance floors, perhaps dumbed down by music trends like Trance, and modern, formulaic Hip Hop R&B, suffer from attention deficit disorder and settle for easy-to-digest hooks and obvious, gratuitous climaxes within a song.
In contrast, the music that Danny Krivit played built slowly and was more complex musically than what’s standard in modern club-play. His set was filled with a rich variety of new and old dance music – encompassing multiple genres from the roots of disco to house and even bossa nova. The vibe was sensual and sophisticated. Though the crowd at Dragon-i was slightly older than the average in Hong Kong clubs, you couldn’t tell by the way the dance floor was responding.[photopress:Danny_Krivit_Dragon_i_EQ.jpg,full,pp_image]
The style of d.j.ing for this type of music is different as well. Instead of a brief set of two hours, d.j.s like Danny Krivit require several hours to take the crowd on a complete journey. To them it’s all about the music, d.j.ing is not a stage show.