It all started with the famous Paradise Garage nightclub, home of the late great legend Larry Levan. Dance music luminaries such as Francois Kevorkian and Junior Vasquez credit the Paradise Garage as a major influence in their styles and even in their decisions to become DJs. Born of this musical phenomenon in 1993, was BPM King Street Sounds. Hisa Ishioka founded the label to continue the fifteen-year tradition of soulful-spiritual house music that the club helped give birth and lend an ear to in the '80's. A musical harvest that has yielded some of the sweetest dance records ever, King Street has established itself as one of the finest and most respected labels releasing dance music today.
Our catalogue of releases reads like a "who's who" in contemporary dance music. King Street has decided to release a commemorative album featuring the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading producers/DJs picking 15 of their all time faves from the extensive catalog. Contributors include: David Morales, Satoshi Tomiie, Joey Negro, Joe T Vannelli, Josh Wink, Joe Claussell, Danny Krivit, DJ Gregory, Simon Dunmore, Quentin Harris, Kerri Chandler, Ãƒâ€šME, Louie Vega, Tony Humphries, and Rasmus Faber. As the UK magazine The Face put it: "Its repertoire of house producers says it all: the King Street label is the darling of the nu soul set and proof that the US still does it best."