THURSDAYS WITH RAZOR-N-TAPE
- 7:00 pm - 12:00 am | Thursday August 31, 2023
- The Lobby | Ace Hotel Brooklyn
The Nebraska raised, Brooklyn based DJ/Producer Duane Harriott has been at the forefront of the NYC underground music scene for over 18 years as A DJ, Record Store Clerk, Producer and event planner. He was a founding resident DJ of the legendary NYC Negroclash parties, the host of the Duane TrAIN RADIO PROGRAM ON WFMU and is currently ½ of the acclaimed Disco Production team Devin Dare. Devin Dare has been releasing raw disco-jackin edits on the acclaimed Chicago based stilov4music, Apron Records, Misterio, and Razor-N-Tape. These acclaimed productions have been finding homes in the Crates of Acclaimed DJ’s all over the world, including Peanut Butter Wolf,Funkineven, Kyle Hall,Theo Parrish, Danny Krivit to Ricardo Vilalobos, Funkineven, and Stretch Armstrong.A true veteran of the DJ game, His Soulful, eclectic disco-inspired sets encompass everything from northern soul, High-tech 21st century soul, 90’s deep house and exclusive Disco-edits.
Razor-N-Tape is a Brooklyn-based independent record label, brand, and DJ alias of co-owners JKriv and Aaron Dae. Brought together out of a mutual love of all things groovy, the pair founded their eponymous record label in 2012, building a nearly 100-release-deep catalog over the past 9 years that has helped shape the sound of modern NYC disco.
Originally launched as a home for unreleased reworks that had been mainstays of the duo’s DJ sets, Razor-N-Tape white label boasts releases from revered editors such as Dimitri from Brooklyn (aka Paris), Danny Krivit, Eli Escobar, Al Kent and many more, and has established the label as the gold standard for quality output in the edit game. RNT’s expansion to include their Razor-N-Tape Reserve and RNT45 imprints saw new forays into sampled house, downtempo, and global soul with offerings from Don Carlos, Felipe Gordon, The Juan MacLean, Black Science Orchestra, COEO, Jungle Fire and many more.
Now celebrating their milestone 10 year anniversary, the focus has shifted primarily to original music and artist development. Stunning projects like the recent modern Brazilian jazz-funk LP “Palago,” buy artist Guinu, Midnight Magic “Beam Me Up Remixed,” BaianaSystem “Agua Remixes,” and Elia y Elizabeth “Remixes de Oro” releases have brought new depth to the catalog and remix contributions from Prins Thomas, Jimpster, Kim Ann Foxman. With all-original album and EP projects from JKriv, Underground System, Felipe Gordon, and more on the way, Razor-N-Tape is making their mark on the dance scene and beyond as purveyors of exceptional new original sounds.
JKriv and Aaron are both DJs in their own right, and together as Razor-N-Tape their approach is an effortless blend of old and new, sequenced and mixed with expertise and a signature feel-good style, whether in the club or broadcast. From Aaron’s deep roots in NYC’s club and rave scene of the 1990s, to JKriv’s musical foundation both as a producer and guitarist/bassist in the bands Escort and Tortured Soul, the pair amalgamates a huge breadth of musical knowledge, a shared sense of curation, and an abiding love of the party!
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