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Soul Summit Free Dance Party: Guest DJ – DANTE ROSS
August 26 @ 9:00 pmFREE
Guest DJ: Dante Ross (SD50s, Stimulated Dummies, NYC)
“My God given talent is finding God given talent” – Dante Ross
Dante Ross was born in San Francisco, CA in the middle of the “Flower Power” movement. He relocated to New York City in the early seventies, with his mother and sister, living on the Lower East Side. A cultural mishmash of Latino and punk rockers had a telling affect on him. He went to see punk rock shows with teenage friends who would eventually become members of The Beastie Boys, The Cro-Mags and Luscious Jackson. Young Dante was struck by the break dance bug and decided that the hip-hop culture was where it’s at.
Soul Summit DJs: SLOPPY WHITE, DAVE MATA, DUKE GRIP
Soul Summit started as an idea in late 2009 after walking around the city and seeing numerous flyers for soul nights. An idea formed. Why not have one night with a delegate from each soul group/crew to celebrate the different types of early soul sounds currently being represented in the city? The idea sprang into action and soon we had three ‘residents’, Dave Mata, Duke Grip, and Sloppy White. The original purpose was to challenge attendees with different sounds and to not have a solidified format. Most important, the night is not about the guests but above all the music. With no preference to ‘rare’ records but records aimed for the dance floor regardless of how rare or common. Soul Summit is not about a ‘scene’ or alienation. We encourage all people from walks of life to come listen and celebrate early soul music.