DJ David Knapp mixes new White Party CD
New York, NY (December 9, 2008) – Anyone who has ever been to The White Party in Miami understands the integral role DJs and music play in the overall fundraising venture. This year was no exception with decadent parties and dance events taking place around the city at museums, clubs, poolside and the beach. David Knapp was one in an exclusive group of DJs asked to play during the 2008 events and he is also behind the new Official benefit album “Party Groove: White Party 9″, produced by Centaur.
Atlanta based Knapp is well known for his classic house mixes that blend the latest and hottest beats and biggest voices in dance. His latest collection includes seven artists who have all sat comfortably in the #1 spot on Billboard, plus three songs that have done the same, including “Grass Is Greener” and dance remakes of “Give It 2 Me” and “Spotlight”. David’s mixing skills are the best in the business and on this latest mix he opens and closes with his two of his own productions – “Exordium” and “Manumission”.
In 1996 David mixed the very first White Party CD and in 1998 joined forces with Centaur to produce what would become a long line of critically acclaimed benefit albums for The White Party. The success of these albums set a precedent for event albums to follow including those produced by Centaur for Gay Days, Winter Party, One Mighty Weekend, Fireball, Blue Ball, Hotlanta, Cherry and others. David returns to mixing duties on the new White Party album this year after a few years hiatus, and he was also featured at the return of the popular Amnesia (Opium Garden) T-Dance during White Party on November 30.
David introduces us to new songs from Offer Nissim “I’m In Love”, Kristine W. “Never”, Celeda “Good Time”, Debby Holiday “Joyful Sound” while also tapping into a classic with the 2008 version of India’s own “Can’t Get No Sleep” and the Latin sensation Charo’s latest offering “Espana Cani”. Also featured on “Party Groove: White Party 9” are remixes from a stellar group of producers including Dj Escape, Johnny Vicious, Wayne G., Scotty K., Manny Lehman, Twisted Dee and Jody den Broeder.
“Party Groove: White Party 9” will be available in stores nationwide on December 23 and on iTunes worldwide. The album can also be purchased at www.centaurmusic.com and www.theoutclub.com, where you can sample each song as well as choose between a CD or a digital download of the album.
Since 1988 Centaur has been producing benefit dance albums to help raise money for some of the most worthwhile causes in the gay and lesbian community. The White Party CDs, which benefit Care Resource, are among Centaur’s first, boasting critical acclaim for the mixes by DJs David Knapp, Tracy Young, Warren Gluck and Wendy Hunt. Care Resource is Florida’s One Source for HIV/AIDS services.
About Centaur Music
Centaur Music is a record label specializing in dance and pop music with an emphasis on gay and lesbian artists. Having just celebrated 10 years in business, Centaur Music is proud to have been the first indie to receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Song with “When Will You Learn” by Boy George. Centaur Music is also the premier producer of benefit/charity albums and the top choice of gay consumers since 1997, introducing some of the nation’s most popular CD brands including Global Groove, Party Groove, Pride, Fire Island Classics and Dance With Angels. Centaur Music also specializes in soundtracks to gay films including such films as “Latter Days,” “Circuit” and the newly released “Kiss The Bride.” Centaur has also recently launch a new dance series “POPular” through a partnership with Power Music.
About Care Resource and White Party Week
White Party Week benefits Care Resource – Florida’s One Source for HIV/AIDS services. The weeklong schedule includes an array of spectacular music driven events that include the 23 rd Annual White Party at Vizcaya – also known as the Crown Jewel of AIDS fundraisers. Born from fashion, entertainment and a desire to end AIDS, the White Party began in 1985 by the founders of Health Crisis Network as a fundraising venture. Over the past 24 years, the White Party has become an internationally recognized event and helped define the gay party circuit worldwide. The White Party is the largest funding source of Care Resource, the agency born in 1998 out of the merger between Health Crisis Network and Community Research Initiative.
PARTY GROOVE: WHITE PARTY 9
DJ DAVID KNAPP
01. David Knapp – Exordium
02. Dreamette – Spotlight (Calimocho Club Mix)
03. Debby Holiday – Joyful Sound (Scotty K. Sordid Klub Mix)
04. Madge – Give It 2 Me (DJ Paulo’s Cover Mix)
05. India – Can’t Get No Sleep 08 (Klubjumpers Club Mix)
06. Celeda – Good Time (William Umana Mighty Mix)
07. Caroline Lund – Move Your Body (Wayne G Mix)
08. Offer Nissim featuring Maya – I’m In Love (Original Mix)
09. Charo – Espana Cani (Twisted Dee’s Brazilian Samba Remix)
10. Kristine W. – Never (DJ Escape and Johnny Vicious Mix)
11. Dave Aude featuring Sisely Treasure – Grass Is Greener (Jody den Broeder Club Mix)
12. Deep Step – Promise You (Denise ‘Twisted Dee’ Gurney and Manny Lehman Mix)
13. Dj Lucerox – Free Your Mind (Allan Natal Mix)
14. David Knapp – Manumission