September 24, 2014 in Alan Carter, Ananda Project, Cevin Fisher, Chris Brann, DJ Romain, Dominic Dawson, G.IL.V., Grace Ashaye, Groove Box, Guy Gerber, Harry Choo Choo Romero, jOHNNYDANGEROUs, Kerri Chandler, Kruse and Nuernberg, Larry Levan, Less Hate, Louie Vega, Luigi Rocca, Mat.Joe, Mia Tuttavilla, Mood II Swing, Nathan Barato, Nite Grooves, Seb Zito, Solumun, Sunshine Jones, The WIG, Tiger Stripes, Whim-ee, YMC
Title: 20 Years of Nite Grooves [Beatport Edition]
Artist: Various Artists
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Label: Nite Grooves
Cat#: KSD 265
Available at Beatport
The year was 1994. Brand new House Music label King Street Sounds had just been born the year before and just like NYC‘s club scene, it was truly thriving. King Street had been built on relative traditional House sounds, being named after the street location of the legendary Paradise Garage. Founder and Owner Hisa Ishioka wanted to create yet another offshoot label, one that was more cutting edge, consisting of non-conforming musical compositions, and thus Nite Grooves Recordings was born. It dipped into a different well of talent and appealed to an audience that craved more underground tracks. We like to say its the darker, offbeat Yin to the Vocal House Yang. Early releases by producers now considered legends like Mood II Swing, Cevin Fisher, Louie Vega, and Kenny Dope (MAW), jOHNNYDANGEROUs, DJ Pierre, Ron Trent, Ralphi Rosario, Kerri Chandler, Joe Claussell, Francois K, Roy Davis, Jr., and many many more were among the first to be included. In the year 2000, Nite Grooves launched the acclaimed Release album by Ananda Project which at the time had demonstrated a burgeoning new direction in Dance Music. A full 2 decades later the label is still flourishing, despite the trials and tribulations the music industry has faced in recent times. To commemorate, we’ve dug deep into the catalog to bring you a very special collection. On this whopping 20-tune commemorative 20 Years of Nite Grooves comp, we see many producers of yesteryear like some of the mentioned above including Solomun, Nathan Barato, Seb Zito, Tiger Stripes, Mat & Joe, Guy Gerber, Less Hate, Idjut Boys, Kruse & Nuernberg, Luigi Rocca and more! To top it off, one of NYC’s hottest upcoming DJ/Producers, The WIG, blends the compilation together into one continuous historical mix! Nite Grooves continues on its quest to bring you some of the best home-bred talent as well as discover the hottest up & comers from around the globe… and many more are on their way. Here’s to another 20 Groovy years!