Danny Tenaglia's video tour of his incredible NYC loft
Fri 13th Jul, 2012 Newsin
Back in April, New York club icon Danny Tenaglia announced his plans to “resign, not retire” from DJing. While the man’s official statement left the future open, anyone who’d seen one of his legendary extended sets had good reason to feel very lucky. In amongst all the tributes buzzing around, U.S. blog Deep Absurdism saw traffic spike to an old post featuring photos of Tenaglia’s loft in New York City. You can now see the photos here, along with captions from Tenaglia about his 20,000-odd records, original dub-plate machine, vintage speaker stacks, original Paradise Garage neon sign and, most ridiculously cool of all, a ‘spaceship custom DJ booth’ (see article photo) that “no one wants to buy”.
At the International Music Summit in Ibiza back in May, inthemix witnessed a ‘world exclusive’ extended interview with Tenaglia, who was beamed in via Skype from that famous loft. Towards the end of the video call, he took the IMS attendees through a guided tour of his digs, and now finally that video has been uploaded to YouTube for everyone to marvel at. The tour starts at 42:30 in the video we’ve posted below, and in the lead-up you can hear Tenaglia talk candidly about his career and the sudden decision to pull back on the DJing.
For a guy with plans to resign, Danny’s been busy in recent weeks. Earlier this month he played through till 8am at Pacha in New York, and in August he’s teaming up with fellow journeyman John Digweed for a party on Governor’s Island. His recent trip to the Hamptons for a club gig, though, was a flop, as he recounted on Facebook.
“The sound was so fu**ing LOW with such little bass out there it was impossible for me to play the kind of techno, proper tech-house & tribal bombs I had prepared to play for several days before,” he wrote. “Just like all of the WMC pool parties > NEVER AGAIN!!! No matter how much they offer me! I will not BE there!” If we were him, we wouldn’t be straying far from this loft, but New York living doesn’t come cheap…