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Danny Tenaglia Has Seen It All Behind The Decks

From Yoko Ono to overdoses, the New York legend talk about 30 years of DJing on the Rave Curious Podcast.
January 6, 2016, 5:05pm

The first Rave Curious Podcast of 2016 offers a nice long conversation with New York's genre-hopping veteran Danny Tenaglia. From his legendary series of NYC residencies in the '90s and early '00s—Roxy, Twilo, Vinyl—to his equally renowned marathon parties at Winter Music Conference, DT (as his fans call him) has been at the epicenter of the dance music world for 30 years. And while it's been mostly good times, like hanging at the Paradise Garage and working with Yoko Ono, he's not afraid to detail the challenges he's seen after three decades in clubland.


"It was too much becoming about the ketamine, the crystal meth, the GHB," he admits, regarding the crash of the New York scene in the late-90s when he first became a star. "Ambulances, hospital visits…the community boards got sick of it."

And while he admits to a few nights of early-2000s Ibiza excess during our hour-long conversation in his Hollywood hotel, the 54-year-old Tenaglia is a shining example of a DJ who's maintained his youthful spirit. Learn how he did it by downloading the Rave Curious Podcast.

Listen to Rave Curious Podcast 006 - Danny Tenaglia

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